Some of my dear readers might have noticed my lack of updates in this blog, and I am happy to say that we’ll definitely be back to regular programming pretty soon, sooner than you can imagine. In a span of almost half a year in my blissful exile in Singapore, I am almost going home. I am getting melodramatic as of the moment because I have learned to love this beautiful country, and of course, the beautiful people as well.
Getting myself out of the country as a way to cope my quarter life crisis, attending makeup school was a huge step for me, as well as a serious decision to get off work, leave ( though, temporarily ) my family and friends to pursue this passion. I am quite fortunate that I consider this a break of some sort from me getting burned out from work, but a quite productive break as I am given a chance to learn something that I truly love, with all my heart.
Let me share to you a few things that I’ve learned in makeup school
Practice makes perfect.
Yes, through and through. I cannot stress how much important practice is with regards to makeup. Not only do you get to familiarize yourself with curves in the face, your speed also improves with practice. You get used to technique, adjust the pressure you apply on your hands according to the technique, and see yourself perfect something, move fast forward to that moment when you will say, “I did it!” as everything will definitely be worth it.
Emotions affect makeup application
When my teacher told me that she feels that I know what I’m doing, but her main suspect in my problems is my emotions, I denied it instantly. I couldn’t accept the fact that emotions can affect my work. Why? It’s because in the office, no matter how harassed I am, stressed, or not, I still push myself to work. I never affirmed my teacher’s advise to me to be more positive, not until one week, when I was filled with inspiration. My week was extra special, happy, and I was actually having a blast in class. That’s then I realized that my work was actually better, and I breezed through the classes, doing good. Unbelievable. Now, I’m a firm believer that conditioning yourself prior to doing makeup would do wonders. Always keep yourself in the company of inspiring , and happy people, and fill yourself with happiness as well. You’ll do more than fine with a happy head.
Take your time and master it before you manage your speed.
I strongly, strongly believe in mastering the technique before trying to be fast. You cannot hurry perfection. Take your time in doing makeup. If it doesn’t turn right, there’s always next time. Be patient, and be determined. Doing it nicely, while slowly, is better than a hurried, half-baked work. When you perfect something over and over again, it would come naturally that you’ll be fast at it as well.
Well, that’s about my reflections for the day. My days in Singapore are numbered, as I will be going home soon, but I strongly believe that it definitely was time well spent. I managed to gain precious friends from my class, meet and learn from amazing mentors, and just fill my soul with happiness with doing the thing I love. Makeup, for me, is magic. And I want to weave more magic into people’s lives one day.
About the picture above:
It’s one of my practice works in school. I guess I owe my readers some update on what I’ve been up to! Hope you love it! Definitely more to come.