Thursday, 28 June 2012

First Post Jitters

Welcome!

A little bit about me and what I want this blog to be

I have been thinking long and hard about blogging for a while now. Its daunting to say the least. I mean just a few of the questions that floated through my mind before finally taking the plunge were:
  • What should I write about?
  • Who will even bother to read it?
  • Why would anyone want to read my inane ramblings?!
And so on and so forth. Regardless, I decided to stop being a wuss and just do it. 
I intend to write about makeup because thats what I know (and do) best but I also want it to be a kind of "mini guide" to becoming -and sustaining yourself as- a makeup artist because it really isnt easy.

When I started out (almost 10 years ago now) things were fast changing. The dawn of internet forums, youtube and portfolio websites was making it far easier to showcase work, connect with photographers and learn about makeup. Even with all of this information at our fingertips, some topics still dont reach the masses. Things like rates and how to charge, etiquette on set, how to transition from portfolio building (testing) to self employment. Just a few things that I am going to try and talk about. 

Alongside this I will share my new work (you can see my current work here) and give breakdowns on what I used and how I achieved the look. Reviews on my favourite products and products that went in the bin.

I would also really love to answer questions about makeup and becoming an artist. I think this is what I hope to do the most while I am blogging actually.

This is my face...
A bit about me now...As mentioned earlier, I am an experienced makeup artist. I am based in Liverpool but spend my time all over the UK working. London is often a second home to me. I had to give up makeup for over a year due to ill health and I realised during that time that nothing makes me happier than being an artist. Its definitely a "calling" rather than a career choice for me. Other than makeup, I love reading, hanging out with my friends, shopping you know, just regular girl things and I have recently developed a rather big love for The Big Bang Theory. I want to be Amy Farrah Fowler in my next life. 

So now we have the formalities out of the way, I will start writing about my beloved makeup. I just did a sharp intake of breath, my palms got a little sweaty I cant lie and I really hope that the things I write end up helping one budding makeup artist. So here goes nothin'....