Makeup Services are back in our Wellington store and to help celebrate, Gemma and I thought we would answer a few questions so that you guys know you're in safe hands! A message was put out on the Beauty Bliss Instagram asking for your questions about what you wanted to know about us. We selected a couple of your questions, and also answered a few that we get asked when doing makeovers.
@jamieleerameka - How long have you been working as a makeup artist and where did you do your training?
C - I studied for two years. My first year of training was a Beauty Specialist course at Face and Beauty in Tauranga, I then moved to Auckland to do Cut Above's SFX and Theater Makeup course which i finished at the end of 2014. I've been working in the makeup industry ever since.
G - I gained my qualification in 2016 from Weltec in Wellington.
What sort of makeup work have you done?
C - I've done quite a few theatre shows which involves makeup, wigs, dressing and quick changes. I also worked for Kryolan City Auckland as one of their in-store makeup artists for nearly two years and even managed the store for a little while. I then left their and worked as the instore makeup artist in a boutique dress store, so lots and lots of ball and event makeups.
G - Lots of ball makeup, a few runways and photo-shoots.
@lanarewabailey - Is makeup a field you've always wanted to work in?
C - No, for the longest time I wanted to be a Youth Counsellor and then I developed a passion for beauty and then during my beauty course I fell in love with makeup.
G - Nope! I wanted to work in web development but always loved makeup so figured I should follow my passion.
What are your top tips for great makeup?
C - Drink your water, eat your veggies, take your makeup off at night and moisturise! Great make up starts with looking after yourself!
G - Always start with less product than you think you'll need, you can always add more if needed but it's significantly more difficult to remove excess product.
@lanarewabailey - Do you have any ride or die products?
C - Beauty Blenders! They're so great for getting that flawlessly blended base and help to remove any excess product.
G - Brow pomades in general, I like how versatile they and that they're totally smudge and transfer proof.
What is your favourite thing about the makeup industry?
C - The diversity! Seeing people from different backgrounds all over the world using makeup to express themselves.
G - Making people feel confident, the look on someone's face once you've finished their makeup is always an awesome feeling.
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We hope you loved this little Q&A, let us know if you would like more blog posts like this in the future!
Until next time,
Courtney and Gemma