Hey Gemma, i hope you can maybe give me a little advice cause im kinda stuck lol. Im 21 and just recently had a baby but i would love to get into make-up artistry and modelling. The only thing im worried about is the fact i have a baby and that places might not take me on or something :/ dont get me wrong i wouldnt change my little girl for the world but just now i dont know where i could go or even look at. Xx
Maybe I’m not the best person to ask as I haven’t been in your position, but I wouldn’t say having a baby should stop you from fulfilling your dreams. It certainly will be a lot harder and may take a little longer but if you want it bad enough then you can achieve it. I don’t think by having a baby should affect places taking you on as surely that would be discrimination?
There are loads of make-up courses you can do at home, although they cost a bit I think. However there are a lot of self taught make-up artists that teach them selves by reading, watching youtube demos and assisting others. I have a friend that is the same age as you with a little girl less than a year old who does make-up, she just fits it around her other job and her lifestyle. She makes it work around her family.
The same applies to modelling, perhaps send some photos to an agency? I’d say neither job is very financially stable and you have to do a lot of free work first to gain experience. As your little girl gets older you’ll have more time to do more :)
There are plenty of women out there that have successful careers AND have children, there is nothing stopping you from being one too :)
Modelling-wise: Not all of them, certainly not at first. I actually paid for my test shoot when I first applied for my agency. Some shoots I do are just to update my portfolio so I don’t make anything from them. Now I am up on the Mode website and no longer a ‘new face’ all bookings will go through them and hopefully the paid jobs will be more frequent. :)
Make-up wise: I get paid for all of them apart from a guitar hero ad that I worked on I only got expenses as I was assisting. But it was great work experience! :) I started out working for free to gain experience and haved networked and worked hard for the past 2 years to gain the skills and experience to charge. :)
Spending my day off in my own company always ends the same. In myself doing nothing but laying in bed glued to my laptop. My mind goes into overdrive and self doubt rears it’s ugly head. Slowly one negative thought becomes ten, and I’m trapped in a bubble of self-loathing, criticising my appearance, my choices, my personality and my decisions. I think I worry too much about peoples perceptions of me. Inevitably all I want is to make something of myself, and make people proud.
Was just wondering if you knew any good foundations for really pale skin? I've tried Benefit and Mac (NC15) and not liked them at all. Thanks lovely!
Have you tried Clinique super-balanced foundation? I have quite a pale one of those in my kit that I like to use on shoots, and I find it blends really well. It”s suitable for both dry and oily skin as well. I wear a 28-light.