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Brandi Bravo
Posts: 27
Fontana, California, US


Hi everyone

I'm looking to assist an artist in the near future. I'm hungry to learn but am turned off on the idea of going to school based off of some of the research I've been doing. I came across this website but can't find any testimonials about it through a google search. Anybody out there have any experience using this site?  Thanks smile
Apr 24 13 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,991
Corona, California, US


I'm not familiar with the site - but the people I mentor don't pay me.....
Apr 25 13 09:26 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ThirdEyeMakeup
Posts: 307
Los Angeles, California, US


My advice is to learn as much as you can through books, websites, articles, and daily practice. Don't limit yourself to just makeup application- get interested in fashion, photography, product ingredients, skin, etc. They are all interconnected and will help shape your good taste and your eye. Then start putting together test shoots in order to build more knowledge and experience. You will start to understand how makeup photographs and what is proper set etiquette. Do as many faces as you can, because that's how you will learn the fastest. Makeup artists don't only apply makeup to llamas- it's important to know how to do makeup on non-models, for events for example.
Later, the mentoring or assisting can teach you whatever you were not able to learn on your own. You want to be prepared when you assist an artist- you can't expect them to baby you through your career, if that makes sense.
Finally, in my opinion, your money should be spend towards building a strong kit. Here again, research will help your save time and money.
Apr 25 13 09:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Mary
Posts: 7,157
Coronado, California, US


I always suggest that people pay a real pro to learn...it's a better option in my opinion then school.  I can't speak for anyone particularly but you will learn from a real pro in 2 hours what you would learn in a school after weeks...   Most pros will charge you to teach you because they are busy people and you aren't a charity.......I would expect to pay their full day rate but in my opinion it's probably going to be money well spent
Apr 25 13 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brandi Bravo
Posts: 27
Fontana, California, US


Mary wrote:
I always suggest that people pay a real pro to learn...it's a better option in my opinion then school.  I can't speak for anyone particularly but you will learn from a real pro in 2 hours what you would learn in a school after weeks...   Most pros will charge you to teach you because they are busy people and you aren't a charity.......I would expect to pay their full day rate but in my opinion it's probably going to be money well spent

Thank you, Mary. I was hoping you would comment on this because I was almost positive that I saw this link listed on your site but now that I look over it again, I'm pretty sure I found it somewhere else. The link that is listed on your site though, makeuplessons.com, seems to be inactive. I guess I'll take everyone's advice and just ask for one-on-one lessons from a local artist. I thought I would check out the legitimacy of that site first, though smile

Apr 26 13 09:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Mary
Posts: 7,157
Coronado, California, US


Brandi Bravo wrote:

Thank you, Mary. I was hoping you would comment on this because I was almost positive that I saw this link listed on your site but now that I look over it again, I'm pretty sure I found it somewhere else. The link that is listed on your site though, makeuplessons.com, seems to be inactive. I guess I'll take everyone's advice and just ask for one-on-one lessons from a local artist. I thought I would check out the legitimacy of that site first, though smile

I used to have the domain makeupmentors.com  I gave it away in trade for a banner ad (a business deal, I still pay for the domain name)   I  no longer have any connection to the site except for that banner.  I did let makeuplessons.com go because I'm just too busy with my store.  I am out of touch with who is doing mentoring right now but my suggestion is to hunt someone good down

Apr 27 13 01:12 am  Link  Quote 
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