Eric has training spanning over 20 years from the Makeup Academy School of Beauty in San Francisco, MAC Pro Cosmetics, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Senna Cosmetics, Prescriptives, Black Opal, Devezin Cosmetics Los Angeles, etc. For many years he worked as an assistant for the Allen Edwards and Aveda Kriza salons in LA. He now freelances in a LA salon where makeup and skin care are offered and also provides freelance makeup artist services to local modeling agencies.
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many clients a week and have been doing so for years now. I am going to talk about my
process today, now every artist is different but these are helpful tips
that work well for me.
It’s important to really find out
what the client is looking for. From experience I have learned that what the client thinks they want is not always what they will like.
It is up to me as your professional makeup artist to read between the lines. A lot
of clients like to bring pictures in to show what they are looking
for. This can be helpful but do not expect the look solely
like the images. Even though you may be attracted to the way the makeup looks in
the photo you could also just like the overall look of the model,
their hair color, hair style, face shape or outfit. Before we meet I recommend a client choose makeup
inspiration photos of models with similar skin tone, features and hair
Some additional questions I like to start with:
What event are you attending or what type of photo shoot?
Finding out the event or shoot type will help to determine the
appropriateness of the look. A boudoir shoot would be a slightly
different look than an engagement shoot or family session. As a
nighttime gala would be different from a daytime wedding or office party.
What are you wearing?
I ask this question not to match the makeup to the outfit as that
approach can end up looking quite dated. I wanna better understand your style. You want to be inspired by the
statement of the outfit and draw that out through the makeup.
working I briefly explain what I’m doing (not in too much detail but
just to give you a general idea). I also say that you should feel very
comfortable to tell me your honest thoughts when you see the finished
look. Some clients can be worried about hurting a makeup artists feelings but no need to feel that way. Remember we are not mind readers, we do our best to create the look you think you want.
have thoroughly asked the right questions and drawn the right
conclusions 9 times out of 10 you the client will be extremely pleased.
Keep in mind, when we are done, if there is an area you wish to
darken or lighten let me know!
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How to Keep Your Lipstick On Longer
Take a tissue and separate it into two halves. Place one sheet on your lips and dust a translucent powder or HD Powder over the lips, through the tissue. This is a trick you'll see makeup artists doing backstage at fashion shows. This sets the color, without depositing a layer of powder.
Lightly apply a bit more lipstick and your lip color is ready to go the distance!
How to Perfect Your Highlighter
Using your finger tips or a small soft brush apply the highlighter right underneath your brow bone and blend. Sweep the highlighter down the bridge of your nose with a soft brush. If you’d rather not bring attention to your nose, you can use whatever is left on your brush from the previous step for just a hint of shimmer.
Here’s where most people make a mistake—highlighter should go above your cheekbones, not on the apples of your cheeks. Dip a wide, soft face brush into the highlighter, tap off the excess on your wrist, and apply it above your chee…