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About Faces-Lynn
Posts: 957
Detroit, Michigan, US


I know many of you makeup artists spend a lot of time and energy and money making sure we have the best brushes, foundations, blush, eye shadows and more. Kevin's James Bennett's website www.inmykit.com is a amazing resource for that! But how much money are you really investing into being the best makeup artist you can be? Shouldn't continuing education be just as important as how much you spend to perfect your kit?  My question is how much time and money do you spend on your education to insure that you are the very best makeup artist you can be? You have to be on top of you game and be at least one step ahead of the competition at all times just to have a chance at being a success. This workshop that I am hosting with Kevin is an outstanding opportunity to work towards being an amazing makeup artist!! https://www.facebook.com/events/407270666045491/
Sep 21 13 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
About Faces-Lynn
Posts: 957
Detroit, Michigan, US


On average how many workshops do you attend a year???
Sep 22 13 05:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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TheMakeupMan
Posts: 3,749
Los Angeles, California, US


About Faces-Lynn wrote:
I know many of you makeup artists spend a lot of time and energy and money making sure we have the best brushes, foundations, blush, eye shadows and more. Kevin's James Bennett's website www.inmykit.com is a amazing resource for that! But how much money are you really investing into being the best makeup artist you can be? Shouldn't continuing education be just as important as how much you spend to perfect your kit?  My question is how much time and money do you spend on your education to insure that you are the very best makeup artist you can be? You have to be on top of you game and be at least one step ahead of the competition at all times just to have a chance at being a success. This workshop that I am hosting with Kevin is an outstanding opportunity to work towards being an amazing makeup artist!! https://www.facebook.com/events/407270666045491/

Great post and question

I'm a huge fan of continuing education
There are so many great opportunists now for "younger" "new" and even not so new makeup artists today to get to that next level ( and there always is a next level ) with all these  vets in their field offering workshops and classes

Before when I was starting you had to assist and shadow and pay a lot of attention ,be a slave ,ect ect lol  to get what you can get in a day with these classes
I personally spend a fortune on magazines
And various shows and events to keep me growing and inspired
I had the privledge to sit in on one of Kevin James Bennett's in my kit classes and learned a ton and I've been working a long time , there so much wisdom in experience
Yeah. You can have the "best" products and brushes in your kit
But your education is what keeps you working and inspired to get ..... To that next level  ... Whatever that may mean to you

Sep 22 13 07:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,837
Santa Ana, California, US


I feel no matter what discipline you undertake, continuing education is important to stay current and relevant. That education can take many forms from the more formalized to technical self-study, as well as staying trend-current.
Sep 22 13 10:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Keeley Airbrush MUA
Posts: 1
Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom


It is always better to expand on your knowledge and get to learn new and exciting things within the make up industry. Continued learning is the way forward in every profession I agree.
Sep 23 13 01:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
MUA Chyna Beauty Faces
Posts: 1
New York, New York, US


I'd say the education part is just as important like for example if a client ask you a question your not certain of you may to say I'll find out and get back to you& actually go to your sources and maybe do a little research about what they just asked you, on top of that they always new products and etc you have to learn about and how to apply it properly so yes education is an good investment
Sep 25 13 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
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MUA Janine
Posts: 214
Oakland, California, US


I fel that continuous education is VERY important. Rather you can go to workshops, go to a convention, or simply spend a few hours a week watching pros on YouTube...anything helps to stay on trend smile. I still meet a lot of MUAs that don't know about the wonder that is Beauty So Clean or the importance of primers. Rather you use them or not I still feel like it's at least good to know they exists so that you can answer your client's questions about them.

I'm extremely lucky in the fact that I work in the corporate office of a major beauty retailer. My job is literally recommending and reading about new products along with how to use them; because of that I don't really go to a lot of workshops.
Sep 25 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,872
Sacramento, California, US


I wish I lived closer. How's the workshop looking? It would be awesome to pick KJB's brain in a small/intimate setting. He was great fun to run into at IMATS, but he was in high demand!
Sep 26 13 07:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
About Faces-Lynn
Posts: 957
Detroit, Michigan, US


We have a few more spots Rich to bad you can't make it.  It would be great to see you again!

I agree with you about spending time with Kevin and picking his brain.  The experience of being at one of his workshops and spending that one on one time with him is priceless!  Its definately money well spent, the amount of knowledge you get from attending one of his workshops is worth at least 10 times the fee.  If I had to go into debt to attend his workshop I would.  Sometimes I think artists have their priorities out of order.  They will spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on makeup and brushes (important I know) but won't invest the money to insure that they stay ahead of their competition by learning new skills and techniques to be an even better artist.  You can spend thousands of dollars on product and brushes but unless you keep learning and improving your art you will always be that low budget makeup artist.  The ones that spend the time and money to keep learning and improving are the ones that are marketable and get hired for the big budget jobs and projects!
Sep 28 13 03:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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