The 10 Commandments of a Professional Makeup Artist

The 10 Commandments of a Professional Makeup Artist

Hi I’m Doey and I’ve been a freelance makeup artist for the last 4 years. I’m a big fan of Profusion and the versatility that comes with their products - the eyeshadow palettes are a must have in my kit! I’m always inspired by the work of the PROFAN’S, so here are my top 10 tips for being an MUA.

  • SKIN PREP – make sure your skin is prepped to perfection, this is vital to create the ultimate base 
  • BRUSHES – to begin your look, start with clean and good quality brushes, if brushes are not cleaned regularly the build-up of makeup will affect the finish. And who doesn’t want anything but a flawless finish?! 
  • BASE – match your foundation to your neck, nobody wants THE dreaded line! However, if you do want to go slightly warmer – bring it down slightly on to your neck or apply a bit of bronzer so that you match! 
  • EYEBROWS – never over pluck those lovely brows, be sure to shape them if necessary – but remember, once you over pluck you can never go back! 
  • EYES – if you are doing a heavier eye look, remember to do eyes first in case of any fall out and complete with your foundation afterwards. Wipe away any fall out prior to starting you base 
  • WINGED EYELINER – when you’re doing a winged cat eye – use your lower lash line as the angle in which to pull it out to. This will ensure a precise finish 
  • MASCARA – don’t forget to always curl your lashes before mascara! When using the curlers gently pump them a few times to get the curliest, fluffiest lashes 
  • CONTOUR – for those killer cheekbones, use a contour shade that has a cooler undertone and not too shimmery 
  • BLUSHER – for a youthful flush of colour – apply blusher on the apples of the cheeks and slightly blended up towards the ear 
  • LIPS – if overdrawing the lips, make sure to not go overboard, understated is key with this!

Thanks for reading, if you’d like to check out more of my work head to my Instagram: @doeydrummondmakeup

 

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