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Make up artist career

About Make up artist career

The life of a makeup fashion artist is varied and exciting – and challenging at times!  If you work in television or fashion, you might have a 3 AM call one day to get models ready for a photo shoot, followed by 10-12 hours of work that same day.  Or sometimes it's an easy 10AM call, shoot for a few hours and then you are done.  If you are making up a celebrity for a TV show or movie premiere, you will go to their homes to make them up.  You might also meet with fashion designers to design a makeup look that coordinates with their latest collection for a runway show.  One thing you can be sure of: it's never a boring job!

One of the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the job is getting to work with people all day.  You will make friends and professional connections constantly due to the nature of the job.  Sometimes, of course, the people you work with will be difficult or rude.  Sometimes you yourself are tired from a very long shoot and have to remember to be positive and help keep everyone's spirits up and working well.

You will be working with teams most of the time.  For example, on a television show, there will probably be a makeup supervisor, other makeup fashion artists, hairstylists, costume designers, and the director, all of whom you will need to work with as part of your job.  There may also be daily workers who come in occasionally to help where extra staff are needed.

Once you've applied the makeup for a shoot, show, or movie, your day isn't over.  You will have to maintain the makeup and prepare the next group of people for the next scene or event, and clean up those who have finished for the day.  You will also need to plan for the next day's events and prepare whatever materials will be needed.

If you have your own makeup fashion business, working on clients in your own neighborhood, you will have more control over where and when you work.  However, whenever you are not working, you'll be marketing your business, so you can still expect to be busy!

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Looking for discount cosmetic products

Nowadays it is easy to find discounted cosmetics online. On a daily basis more and more cosmetic businesses are going live on the internet which has resulted in competitive pricing. Due to people living busy lifestyles, they tend to do most of their shopping online. Shopping online is convenient, saves time and you have the option of searching for the best prices from the comfort of your home. Everything you need is at your fingertips, from cosmetic to furnishings to groceries. By shopping online you avoid congested shopping centers, and you have a much wider choice of products, as virtually all well known cosmetic companies have an online business.

Most large cosmetic retails outlets don’t always offer the best pricing, in spite of them having the means to purchase large quantities of cosmetics at a time, as it is all about profit, and discount cosmetics products are usually only available when new stock arrive, or when products are not popular.

However, smaller cosmetic companies offer far more competitive pricing in comparison. This is particularly true, especially for niche markets, such as organic cosmetics, as these companies are able to offer cosmetics direct from the supplier, which means there is no middleman. Perfumes, body treatments, hair and skin care, bath and anti ageing products are all available online and can easily located by simply spending time browsing the web. Once you have located the products you want, you can order and pay online and the products will be delivered to your doorstep. However, when you are browsing to see what cosmetics are on offer, you may want to take a look at the organic cosmetic range, which is a far healthier option for you skin. Organic cosmetics are not tested on animals and contain no harsh chemicals and not animal products are used. Due to the natural ingredients in organic cosmetics, they may not last as long as opposed to their counterparts, and in order to make them last longer, preservatives may be included in the ingredients.

Organic cosmetics that are packet in tubes tend to last much longer and are preservative free. Before buying organic cosmetics, make sure the product contains 100% organic ingredients and also see if the products come with a money back guarantee. Make sure the product is authentic and that the website offers secure payment. If you are looking to save money on cosmetics, you are bound to find excellent deals over the internet. Great discount deals are also offered on various other well know cosmetic brands such as Max Factor, Revlon, and others.

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Dolled Up Make-Up Studio Creates Beautiful Blushing Brides

Brighton resident Marina Greenlee's love of art landed her a job applying makeup in a local salon when she was 18-years-old.Greenlee left a job with MAC Cosmetics about five years ago to start her own makeup studio. Now, at 32-years-old, she provides a variety of services, including bridal makeup.

"While I was with MAC, so many girls would wander in asking if we did brides and wedding makeup," Greenlee said. "There were only five of us at the counter and nobody really liked to do brides because it was hectic on the day of the wedding - it was intimidating. I liked the challenge, so I always said I would do it."After a while, Greenlee began getting referrals for bridal makeup and the hours started to conflict with working retail for the cosmetics company.

"It was a really hard decision to make," Greenlee said about leaving MAC Cosmetics.

"I started just doing one or two weddings a week. That's what I love to do - it's a big party, it's always on location and it's just a really cool experience to be a part of. To do a bride's makeup and have her walk down the aisle then see the pictures later, they (the brides) look so happy and it's a really good feeling. It's wonderful to be a part of such a special moment."Greenlee recently leased space in downtown Brighton to provide a professional atmosphere where clients can come for test runs before the big day. Dolled Up Make-Up Studio and Lash Bar is located at 213 W. Main Street, coincidentally located next door to The White Dress bridal store that just opened last month.

"I was searching for a small space for trials," she said.

"I didn't want to go to their house and I didn't want them to feel uncomfortable with coming to my house - I wanted a more professional atmosphere. I found this place and it is just perfect -it's nice and intimate."Her business is currently done by appointment only.

In addition to bridal makeup, Greenlee also offers cosmetic parties, private make-up lessons, brow shaping and airbrush tanning. Greenlee is also certified to perform eyelash extensions. She offers three different kinds: strips, clusters and individual lash extensions that can last from a day to two weeks.Canton resident Meridith Hall found Greenlee online about a year ago. Since then, Hall has tried everything Greenlee has to offer, from airbrush tanning to lash extensions.

"Everything she does is perfect," Hall said. "The makeup she does is amazing. She's very meticulous with everything which is the way I am, so it's nice to find somebody like that. She's just a really great person with a fun personality and fun to talk to."Greenlee said she usually talks to her clients about makeup and they usually walk away having learned something new, such as matching foundation to your neck, not your face.

"You want to match your foundation to your neck, not your face, because your face is usually darker than your neck or chest," she said. "Many women end up with that floating head look. Match it to your neck, then put the color back in your face with bronzer."


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