Hey there -- obviously I'm a photographer, that's what I do, but I would really like to learn more about makeup. Right now it'll help because I don't really have the money to pay a MUA, and maybe later on if I do have the money, it will be nice to be able to conceptualize and communicate a little more effectively.
So my question is; buy a kit and learn it myself or go to cosmetology school? I know there are just makeup courses available but none in my area (I live kind of in the middle of nowhere) so that isn't an option. It seems that cosmetology school would be more inclusive but I'm not sure I want to put out that much money for something maybe geared towards salon careers, since that isn't my focus. I'm a very DIY type of person anyway, I taught myself photography, so buying a kit has appeal, but I can't seem to find a good-quality, all-inclusive kit, if one even exists.
I do have some experience with makeup but not with being a makeup artist, so I apologize if I'm making some naive assumptions here. Enlightening would be helpful
thank you so much for any advice.