My first job a a "Makeup Artist"

Apr 23, 2012 33 comments
Hey guys! I had a super busy Saturday! It was my school's Prom and I got a job doing prom makeup for a few girls! It was my first real job as a makeup artist and I had so much fun. I bought this cute suitcase to carry my makeup around in and I had all my products there with me. And I remembered to bring my camera so I could take pictures for you guys! This is my favorite look that I did out of the bunch, her name is Krystal!
Sad to say that I didn't get any photos of her in her dress though :/
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX JEP - Milk
MUG e/s - Poolside, Vanilla Bean(cheek highlight)
120 Palette 2nd Edition - Various blues and browns(contour)
Sugarpill e/s - Tako
Wet n Wild Liquid Liner - Black
CoverGirl Lash Blast
Duo Lash Adhesive
Ardell 105 Falsies
NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear - Chiffon
e.l.f. Blush - Fushia Fusion
And here is a body shot of the other two girls(on the left), Alexis and Erin :D
I did a smokey silver eye for Alexis using Sugarpill's Tiara and the Sleek Bad Girl Palette
and for Erin I did a smokey teal look using the Wet n Wild Blue Had Me at Hello palette :D

I think the most difficult part of it was applying the liquid liner and the false lashes, everything else was pretty easy. I charged the girls $25 each because they are only high schooler's(like me) and can't afford $40 for makeup at this point( I know I couldn't lol). 

Do you guys have any tips for me for the next job I get? The Do's and Don't's if you will :p


  • Nancy said...

    LOVE the makeup you did for Krystal! Really? I had no idea you were still in high school! I remember for my prom I did my own makeup =3

  • Roman said...

    You did such a beautiful job! This got me pumped for my job doing makeup for prom. I don't want payment though. Just starting to get some cred and self exposure.

  • amhxabh said...

    You did an amazing job!
    The makeup for all three girls looks stunning. But I kind of feel like the first girl's eye makeup is a little too... dramatic. I mean, her dress may have made it work, but alone I think it's just a but too much for prom, especially if there was a lot going on with her dress and/or hair. Again, it is beautiful, it just seems like it COULD have been two much.
    That said, I really love smokey silver eye!

  • ms.americanpie said...

    Congrats! I haven't got a paying gig but I did a TFP arrangement once and it was amazing :)
    Your looks are so inspiring! I hope you get paid gigs for many years to come xD

  • Mandy T said...

    yay!  congrats on your first paid job :)
    Do you plan on doing professional makeup artistry as a job?
    Or is it just an ocassional thing :)
    Love Krystal's makeup!

  • Kassie K said...

    Thank you! Her dress was teal(same as the shadow) with a bunch of sparkles and glitter so it went perfectly well! Glad you like the smokey look too! That was my second favorite but I didn't get any good closeups :/

  • ihearte said...

    Congratulations!!! This is your first step and it's great to start early! The earlier the better! I wish you success! :)

  • Eden-Avalon Celeste-Deamone said...

    It looks like you did a FANTABULOUS job! I love Krystal's look and the other girls look great too. Uhm...the only thing I can think is to make sure you do a good long consultation before getting started. What don't they like? What do they like. Even if you love a particular finish of something they might not. 

  • Kassie K said...

    Thank you! First person to give me advice :p I went through step by step all of the colors I wanted to use and let them pic what they wanted a I swatched them all on the back of my hand before applying to make sure that is what they wanted. I also let them pick their lip and brow colors too :)

  • AlexisColon said...

    Lovin' this look.  Kinda reminds me of what I wore to my prom 5 years ago =X lol.  Great girl!  You're on your way to being a pro!!

  • Eyegraffiti said...

    good job! and her having such bold colours for prom is a goos way to go! hope they had a great time!/Azure

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