Sunday, November 11, 2007

Canadian Makeup Show: Tips from the Pros

Sharon Gault was the keynote speaker this morning and she lit up the venue with her huge smile and bubbly personality.




















Here are the tips I took away from her seminar:

Do your research on your project. Know exactly what you are doing and when you meet with your director, bring ideas, look books and anything to explain how you will be executing the look.

Get excited about your work, "I feel like a kid" Gault says. You are the owner of your own destiny and what doesn't break you makes you stronger.

Confidence is essential. Find your inner strength, but if you can't then fake it.

Don't take things personally. Have a thick skin.

Be prepared for anything. You never know when the director is going to change their mind on a look or ask for something new.

Execution is very important so use anyone as a model and practice.

Never say no. No excuses. Just do it.

Keep up with the trends and educating yourself. Take a course, learn a new technique.

Mentor each other and help inspire the next generation of makeup artists.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous naturalskin said...

I like the tips that are contributed by the pros. Makeup is, quite literally, the art of painting faces. A professional makeup artist is an skilled expert who knows all the techniques and the minute details that give your face a world of difference. He or she also knows which foundation will give you the natural smooth skin look.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid to share you expertise with others was another comment. So many times we are afraid that someone will steal our ideas....no, they will just do them differently. They industry can only improve if we open ourselves up to sharing.
cathy o

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