The Humble Beginnings of Blackface

I was reluctant to start a makeup blog at first because, I figured, “What do I know?” I’m just a Barbizon graduate, for what that’s worth, and a part-time makeup enthusiast. But, here’s the thing, everyone has to start somewhere and I might as well start here. I love make up and I thoroughly enjoy learning more about my craft as time goes on. The definition of an artist is as follows:

Artist /ˈärtist/ (noun)

 Noun: artist; plural noun: artists
  1. A person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby.
  • Synonyms: designer, creator, originator, producer; More old: master “a mural artist”
  1. A person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker.
  2. A person skilled at a particular task or occupation.

“A surgeon who is an artist with the scalpel”

  • Synonyms: expert, master, maestro, past master, virtuoso, genius; More informal: pro, ace “the surgeon is an artist with the knife.”
  • Antonyms: novice

There are some MUAs out there that really get upset when someone perceived to be a novice appropriates the title of Makeup Artist for themselves. I can understand that; I get upset when just anyone thinks that they can refer to themselves as a singer because, and I mean this, everyone is not a singer and everyone is not a performer. But, in time, you will see that not only do I love my craft, I got this.

I have prevailed upon my friends to both a. be my models, and b. be my shot at fun this month for a photo shoot that I want to have. I am so excited that they consented to let me do their makeup and create a fun experience for all involved. I really wanted a director’s chair so that I didn’t have to bend and stoop to do their makeup and Target came to my rescue! Is this chair not awesome? I am going to have the back of the chair embroidered with my name perhaps. I can’t wait to buy it.

*UPDATE* GARDEN RIDGE came to the rescue and I found THE perfect chair. I call it the smooch seat, so come and book your appointment and have a seat!

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I am going to upload some face charts of the looks that I am going to do on my lovely models. It is going to be a great day!


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