Tuesday, 12 April 2016

What is a makeup artist?

What is a make-up artist?

A makeup artist commonly abbreviated to an MUA is a professional artist with a creative flare in applying cosmetics and accentuating one's features.  The artist is known for transforming the face of actors, brides and fashion models.

As per my last photoshoot, I was part of a team that consisted of a photographer, studio guy (often than not a videographer), a stylist, co-ordinator and hair and makeup.  This is the environment in which makeup artists can be found.

All in all, makeup artists freelance  in fashion shows, bridal/private work, work in TV/film or behind the scenes of editorial magazines.

Is it fun? Yes! Makeup is fun and applying different mediums is an art.  Makeup artistry always keeps you on your toes due to the latest trends and most importantly is a creative art which allows the artist to be free with their creativity and create a look that appeals to the eye.

Divine House of Makeup has a video coming out very soon and stay tuned for more tips in makeup artistry!  In the meantime you can subscribe by typing in "Divine House of Makeup" on Youtube.

TIP: Use a dark deep purple lipstick to draw attention to the other features of the face :)


Love DHM xxx

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Power of Make-up

The Power of Make-up

Loreal, Estee Lauder, MAC, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Iman, Makeup addictions, Makeup Forever, Rimmel, Sleek, Inglot, Kiko, MUA and Ben Nye only to name a few.

What am I talking about here?
What we know to be called cosmetics is currently a billion dollar industry.  If I think about hair and beauty and its impact in the world of fashion - in the last 5/6 years it has peaked in the areas of business, marketing and sales.

So why do I mention this?
Make-up is the face of a person, a brand, a model and a business.  This multi-faceted thing called cosmetics has taken over and built an empire so quickly and on such a gigantic scale.

I was in a pharmacy not too long ago and noticed three aisles worth of makeup alone!  This was excluding other products that pertain to cosmetics. This varied from foundations, blushers, liners, glosses, primers, lipsticks and shadows to say the least.

As an entrepreneur at Divine House of Make-up - why not be apart of makeup artistry and what seems like will soon be makeup history. 

Lots of love,

DHM xxx