How did you guys start out with your fascination or obession with makeup? LOL I think there is always a turning point where you realize that Makeup = Love. haha
I wasnt so much of a Makeup freak then. Id have a few things and thats mostly because my mom would send me stuff. As long as I had the right shade foundation, concealer, eyeliner and mascara im practically good to go. Ofcourse going to the US, you cant help but go gaga over the things you dont see back home. I remember during Highschool my mom bought me this really pretty set/kit that had eyeshadows, blushes, lipsticks. I think I was about 2nd year at that time. My love for makeup shortly ended, and I moved on to the next obsession. It would come back every now and then but it didnt get as crazy as it is now. I have always put on makeup on myself whenever I get bored though ( and I usually have the time, cause im an insomniac 0.0 )
Fast forward to College. Simple routine with makeup, only owned the necessary stuff. I had to join this school pageant. And was mortified at how they did my makeup. I either looked like a cadaver or a lion hahaha. I kept thinking maybe that mua was a fluke, the next one would be better. But nooo, now I have a fear of having my makeup done lol
Early Halloween Special, Click on the images to view n full size - if you dare! LOL
Dont mind the picture layout haha a friend did that.
*CRINGES* I dont even own a copy of this picture. It really scares me lol.
The bad thing was, since I won, I think they used this for the banner for the next years pageant.
QUE HORROR!! LOL
So during Christmas Break in the US, I went to a MAC counter and asked the SA to do a pagent-y look haha. And ended up getting my very first M.A.C. eyeshadows (Haux, Embark, Gold Mine, Vanilla, and Charcoal Brown) And there I was fully armed and ready for the Pageant. But, again, I thought hmm maybe this MUA would do a good job. I ended up looking like a sad, dead doll. Good thing another MUA was able to fix it, but damage was done, there wasnt enough time to redo the whole thing and I was scared to fix it haha.
So after that whole ordeal, I realized I needed to learn how to confidently do my own makeup. Didnt really progress much. Just did the same neutral look over and over again. I bought a few stuff here and there but a lot of those dissapointed me so I just proceeded to the next obsession. But spending Christmas Holidays in the US really contributed much to this haha and watching Youtube Videos (Pursebuzz was the first one I found :D )
Fst Fast Forward to this year. I stayed in the US for a bit. Wanted to expand my e/s cause i was getting bored with the neutrals. Doesnt help that I got a part time job, so all my salary went into Makeup LOL it was cuhraaaazzyyy. I would try putting on makeup on everyone in the house and even got paid to do makeup on 2 people thats when I started thinking, this is a very lucrative job! hahaha kidding
What got me really into the whole "I want to do this" thing was when I had to do makeup for a shoot. My friend is a photographer and he was building his portfolio. he asked if I could be the subject lol (yeah I dont want to use the word model cause I am horrible at it! haha) So I had all the makeup, I watch tons of Youtube videos but I felt it wasnt enough. I researched on what makeup looks best on photographs, techniques and all that stuff. I spent so much time researching but didnt mind at all. I realized this is what its supposed to be. I know they always say that if you like what youre doing then its almost like youre not working at all. That was it for me!
Ive been wanting to post this picture because its my favorite. The lighting was awesome and my skin looks so nice ( thank you RCMA! lol ) It my best work yet! as a MUA that is haha took one whoole day to get this shot, seriously, posing and smiling is not my thing hahah
I was waiting for the watermark though and if it was going to be edited. But my friend/ Photog (Boiboi Alavaren --yoohoo?!!) said go ahead post it so here it is!
After the shoot, I began searching for schools. But the ones that I found were a bit too pricey. At that time too I was thinking of going to Med school too. But I didnt want to be a burden by going back to school. So I squashed the Make up school dream and the Med School dream.
A few months after starting this blog, I got into beauty blogging and also got my friend Caby into it. It's completely different to have all of you to gush over makeup and a friend I always see who has gotten as insane as I am haha. She eventually found LCI and to make the story short we enrolled yesterday and are about to begin our Makeup School Adventure. hahaha.
I know this is a super long post. Kudos to you if you read this from start to end! Give yourself a pat on the back hahaha. So that is it! Very excited to share with you guys our experience at LCI! :D Have a safe and fun weekend everyone. Im excited to see Halloween pictures!