Taking Pro Makeup Classes by The Makeup Artistry

A few years ago, I caught myself searching for makeup tutorials on the internet. Ever since then, I have always been fascinated by its art and by its practicality. It has this therapeutic effect on me that I get relaxed when I apply makeup, watch tutorials online, and shop for it. I have also encountered people who have given me compliments about my makeup and they even ask me for tips and some how-to’s. And then it hit me. Maybe I can make a career out of this.

So after that realization, I would always volunteer to do the makeup of my mom, my sister, my aunts and my cousins when certain special occasions arise. But it wasn’t really as easy as doing makeup on myself. I learned along the way that it’s very difficult to actually put makeup on another person. So, I thought, if I really want to make a career out of makeup artistry, I really have to take a professional class.

But darn! Professional Makeup Classes are really expensive! Workshop fees depend on so many things like if the makeup and the tools are included, if a model is provided for  and if a professional photographer would be there to take pictures of your work for building your portfolio. I thought to myself that being a makeup artist is really an investment. But good thing I came across a group deal online (yay!). I got a 20-hour Professional Makeup Course by The Makeup Artistry at 75% off! Of course, I did some research about the school and finally clicked “buy”. The reviews were actually good and I thought that maybe this could be a good start for professional makeup training.

The classes where held at the Studio SNR in Ortigas. Ms. V and Mr. John were the instructors and the class setup was really nice although I think the class size was too big. But that was okay since it made the class a bit more fun ^_^. The Workshop fee that I paid for included handouts, some snacks, and some freebies like an 88-Neutral Shades Eyeshadow palette which I think is so nice! Although the fee doesn’t include a model and a professional photographer, the deal was actually way more than good enough.

Anyway, here are the photos of my work:

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A Fresh Everyday Makeup Look
Model: Tintin Arcenal

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A much more dramatic makeup look for night time
Model: Tintin Arcenal

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Barely there makeup look for men (especially for a wedding)
Model: Aaron Munsod

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Natural Glow Makeup Look for Brides/Weddings
Model: Liza Munsod

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Just Black.
Model: Adele

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A Play on Color
Model: Adele

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Three Shades of High Fashion
Model: LA Madayag

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Experimental. Colorful. Artistic. Fun.
Model: LA Madayag

I think I really need to practice more and maybe look for a professional photographer to take photos of my work. But overall, I’m quite happy with how everything turned out ^_^

What do guys think? Any tips for a budding makeup artist like me? Share in the comments section below.

Morenas Can Rock Pink

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Just got my nails pampered today 🙂 I was a bit hesitant to choose a coral pink nail polish because it tends to make my skin look darker or grayish. But this particular shade shade from OPI totally matches my morena skin. The picture above is a bit washed out (sorry about that) but I think the reason why this particular pink shade works is that because it has a bit of an orange undertone to it.

DIY Lip Scrub

Caring for your lips is as important as caring for your skin. That’s why I decided to make a Homemade Lip Scrub that will help exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize the lips to make it nice and smooth and a bit plump.

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The recipe that I used for this DIY Lip Scrub is based on Michelle Phan’s tutorial for Kissable Lips. It’s really easy to make because the ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Plus it could be a great gift idea 🙂

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So here are the ingredients and materials you will need:

1. 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
2. 1 teaspoon of brown or raw sugar
3. a tiny scoop of petroleum jelly
4. a small container with cover
5. a plastic stirrer

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In a small container, add in the sugar, honey and petroleum jelly. Then mix everything together using a clean plastic stirrer.

To use your homemade lip scrub, it is best to apply this after you’ve washed and toweled dry your face. Apply it on your lips just like any regular lip butter or lip balm. Massage it on your lips to exfoliate and moisturize. Then, wipe away with a clean tissue.

I really like this simple DIY beauty recipe for the lips because it helps remove dead skin (thanks to the sugar), it moisturizes (that’s petroleum jelly in the works), and helps improve blood circulation, promote new tissue growth and locks in moisture (yay for honey!). Also, it’s cheap and doesn’t require you to shed bucks!

Real Beauty Sketches

I came across this ad from Dove while watching Youtube. I used to just skip ads but this particular video intrigued me. And I really like it because it tackles one of the things that this blog aims to promote – real beauty.

Please do watch it and I hope that you will be inspired and all the more accepting of the Real Beauty that each of us all have 🙂