The Week When I Finished PRO II Make-up Course


The last two weeks of my life were extremely busy, which explains the lack of the posts on my blog. I didn't even manage to write up last Sunday's post, so today you'll be getting a two week summary again. I won't be long, though, because I was literally doing only one thing all day, every day. Makeup. I had two more courses to complete at makeup school - Studio Makeup and Fashion Makeup - so I guess I can tell you a little bit about them. 

Studio Makeup was the module I wasn't too excited about before we started with it, but it soon became my favourite one. We weren't only doing TV news appropriate makeup, but also ventured into the world of film and character makeup that made me feel all sorts of excited. There were only two of us attending the course and it was really fun transforming each other in all sorts of different charaters. One day I was Adele, the next day Nicki Minaj (the fact that I actually looked like her long lost sister still frightens me), and my schoolmate had to go through an even more drastic transformation, because I got this crazy idea to turn her into Queen Elizabeth from the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age. As I have said, it was fun!


And then there was Fashion Makeup course. I honestly still don't know what to think about the whole thing. I thought I would love it the most, but I just didn't find myself in it. I don't know if this was because this module came last and I was already extremely tired from the whole thing and just couldn't concentrate, or if the nerves got the best of me because I didn't know who I would be working on and which looks I would be creating until last minute, but nothing went as I wanted it to go and I just wanted to be over with it. So yeah, I'm confused. I feel like I still need to process this experience and figure out if this is something I even want to do. Don't get me wrong, it is one of the best feelings to get the photos of your work once the photoshoot is over, but I'm afraid that my personality doesn't quite fit in the 'fashion world'. As I have said, I have quite some thinking to do, but my instincts (or comfort zone?) tell me to stick to bridal and beauty makeup. Something along those lines. I would love to throw red carpet in there as well, but we all know I would have to live on the other side of the world if I even wanted to try to pursue that. Anyway, what I wanted to say is that I definitely prefer creating pretty, wearable, and sometimes glamurous looks that make 'normal' people say 'damn, I look really good today' when they look themselves in the mirror. Fashion makeup has a totally different purpose and is created in a very different environment, which I'm not sure I would be too fond of working in on a regular basis. I don't know, we'll see. Phew, I really got some things off my chest, haven't I? :D

P.S. We had three photoshoots at the end of the fashion module, but I haven't received the photos yet, so I'll show them to you next week. 


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

Getting the Naked 3 Palette & Nikon D5300. I've been complaining to everyone how I can't get a hold of the Naked 3 ever since it came out, so you can only imagine my happiness when I finally got one in the mailbox this week. However, I still haven't dipped my fingers or brushes into it, because I need to take photos first, haha. Blogger problems. Speaking of blogging, you can soon expect better photos and possibly even videos here on my little corner of the web. I've been wanting a DSLR camera with a flip out screen and an HD filming option for quite a while, so the fact that I now have my very own NikonD5300 with both of these options feels incredible. There's just one more thing I have to get resolved before I can start using it for filming. After testing it out, I realized that the built in microphone records this terribly annoying camera noise. I'm not talking about the noise created by focusing, because I know how to get around this, but the noise created by camera being turned on or something. I really have no idea how to explain it. If anyone knows what I'm talking about and knows how to fix the problem, please let me know! I was thinking about getting an external microphone, beause they're supposed to reduce such noise, but I'm really afraid that it wouldn't work.







BEAUTY TIP OF THE WEEK

Setting your eyes and face with powder. Setting powder is not only great for mattifying your face and making your foundation to stay on longer. Do you know how some people constantly complain how their eyeshadow creases or their blush goes on patchy? Well, this is because they don't put powder underneath! When you put foundation over your eyelids it is crucial to set the whole thing with loose powder before you go on applying eyeshadow, because this is what prevents foundation (along with eyeshadow) to move throughout the day and get in the crease. The same goes for the under eye area. Once you apply your concealer, go over with some powder and it should fix the creasing problem. Well, at least to a certain point. Some people, including me, have very deep creases and I can't promise you that a little bit of powder will solve the problem completely, but it will definitely minimize it. Ohh, and don't forget to powder your face BEFORE you put on any other powder products on top of a liquid or cream foundation. Trust me, your blush and bronzer will apply way more evenly with some setting powder underneath. 


SONG OF THE WEEK

14 comments :

  1. Kak sta noro dobra ta dva studijska make upa. Wow, svetovna res in komaj čakam da še vidim modne make upe.. Mogoče boš potem ko boš dobila slike lažje opredelila v če si bolj uživala in kaj ti je potem boljše izpadlo...

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  2. Hvala za tale nasvet za senčila, definitivno probam. Meni si bila najboljša kot Adele, tudi frizura ti je odlično pristajala. :D

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    1. Hvala pa ni za kaj. Povej, če deluje na tebi, ker vem, da si velikokrat rekla, da ti senčila v gube lezejo... :)

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  3. Skos sem spremljala fotke, ki si jih objavljala. Top!!! Komaj čakam še fashion fotke (kljub temu, da praviš, da morda to ni zate.

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  4. Interesting post :) and the tip about using powder was really helpful :) xx

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  5. Wow your eyes look gorgeous in the photo! I really want to do a make up course but they are soooo expensive in England! I'm not sure if I would enjoy fashion make up either! xx

    emilykebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yes, makeup courses are SO expensive here as well. I was really lucky to be able to attend one.

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  6. great job! I love the way you look like Nicki's sister....Sandra Minaj?! :D

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    1. Haha, maybe that should be my nickname from now on. :P

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  7. Ta ''Nicki Minaj'' slika je on fire pa muzika je ful fajna, jo bom zdaj verjetno kr en čas na repeat mela :)

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    1. Jaz jo imam že dva tedna na repeat. :P

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