My First Makeup Artist Experience

I remember the first time I ever did makeup on someone who wasn't myself. I was in high school when one of my classmates asked me if I could do her makeup after class, I agreed and at the end when she saw the final outcome she was so happy with it which in turn made me feel happy. I'd never experienced that before and it was definitely something that left a mark on me.

The second time it was on one of my friends and it was actually not too long ago, maybe a year and a half ago, we were going out that night and said she really liked how I did my makeup and asked if I could do hers. I of course immediately said yes and this time when I did it, I felt myself getting lost in the whole creating process of it that it felt almost natural. When I was done I grabbed my hand held mirror and handed it to her so she could see the final result. Her reaction literally made me feel so good inside she was so amazed and said she'd never looked or felt so good before. That literally lit a spark in me, in that moment I knew that is what I wanted to do.

This past Saturday I got a text from my best friend basically saying that one of her friends is doing a photo shoot and needs a makeup artist and if I'd be interested. When I read that message I jumped at the opportunity, this was my chance to prove to myself that I have what it takes to be a makeup artist. When I get to the location I started setting up and then started the makeup process, when it was over I let her see the end result and she loved it! I was getting compliments for my work from everyone on the set and the photographer, it gave me such a high. The feeling that I get from doing someones makeup is amazing and that's one of the reasons why I love doing makeup so much. I also feel like makeup has this power, it has the ability to give you so much confidence, it makes you feel beautiful and so incredible on the inside. I'm hoping that one day I can fulfill my dream and get to do this as my career because there is honestly nothing that makes me feel as good as this does.

Photographer: Andy Campos from Campos Studios • Website // Model: Sonia Garcia • Instagram

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