Are You a makeup artist/Pro Makeup artist?
Yes, I am a working makeup artist! If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (or are willing to pay for my travel & lodging) and would like to book me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I specialize in makeup lessons, makeup parties, wedding makeup and have worked in film and television. I also offer personal lessons via Skype or Facetime.
Did you go to school for makeup?
I’m a self-taught makeup artist, and I learned every thing I know through practice, Youtube, and working for various makeup lines. It’s about practice, practice practice. If you’re interested in becoming a makeup artist I think a great way to get your start is working for a makeup counter or store. It will give you plenty of hands-on training and help you decide if this is something you’ll truly enjoy as a career or simply as a hobby. I never attended a formal makeup school, however this doesn’t mean that I won’t at some point if only to brush up on my skills. In terms of a formal education, I studied fashion design in high school, and majored in Interior Design in college.
How did you get so popular on youtube/any advice for someone starting out blogging/on youutbe?
The best advice I can give is to just be yourself. I did not start doing this with aspirations to become popular at all, that wasn’t even a “thing” when I started back in 2007! When I started the whole community was maybe 20-30 people making videos- if it was even that many. Overtime it has developed from a relaxed hobby into a true business for both myself and so many others- and it’s truly a wonderful and rewarding career. To be successful you must treat this like the job it is- unless you truly just want to do it for fun- then rock on! My advice, is just be yourself, make the best videos you can, and have fun!
What to you use to Edit your videos?
Videos made after January 2014 are edited with imovie, videos Prior to Jan. 2014 were edited using Sony Vegas. I Film my videos using a Canon T4i.
What Hair Dye do you use?
The simplest way to answer this is to refer you to my hair dying videos:
Does your hair get damaged with all of the dying?/Why does your hair look so healthy even though you dye it all the time?
My hair is straight, fine, & smooth/flat by nature, so bounces back from damage faster than most hair types. It is damaged, but not as much as /doesn’t show it as obvious as other hair types. It’s naturally dark-blond so when I bleach it I only leave the bleach on for about 15 minutes. I only re-touch the roots, so I’m not constantly bleaching my hair, and I only re-bleach about every 6-8 weeks. The black is tone-on tone, (level 10 developer) so only minor damage. The pink dye is completely non-damaging, in fact it makes it look healthier/shinier.
Can You do a Tutorial for my prom/dance/birthday/wedding/other specific event?:
Unfortunately I receive a lot of requests and I simply cannot do something that is so specific to one person. As part of my work as a makeup artist I do offer personalized lessons via Skype or Facetime for those not located near me.
I can’t afford expensive makeup Brushes, what do you recommend?:
I really think that the Sonia Kashuk line of brushes from Target are great. I especially like the white handled ones for their affordability (1.99-9.99) and durability. They’re soft and many of these are favorites of mine over more expensive brushes. Another great inexpensive option are the Real Techniques brushes, Art Brushes (like from Michaels or Hobby Lobby).