Interview 2 : Ask a Make Up Artist....

Monday, 18 November 2013

Dear Pretty Peeps,

Happy Monday! I have a really inspiring interview to start the week with, the awesome make up artist Sarah Rumsey who is an incredibly talented make up artist would like to share with you a few of her top tips to becoming a make up artist but also some insider beauty tips and products to add to our Christmas list!

I hope you enjoy....

Dear Beauty Bloggers and aspiring MUAs,

To be a good make-up artist needs you not only to be artistic and creative, with an excellent eye for detail and colour but also friendly, sociable and outgoing. You need to be able to 'sell yourself 'as a brand and be happy meeting and talking to many different other creative's. I love being a make-up artist and think the best part of it is the variety of work, sometimes being creative with colour and embellishments, sometimes just producing a beautiful simple face with dewy gorgeous skin. It's great meeting new creative s regularly and bouncing ideas off each other and of course helping a woman to feel beautiful and confident, is just the best feeling in the world. It's a challenging job for sure and as a mother of three young boys, it's hard to juggle work and family life, but, I love my job and wouldn't change it for the world. Work can be sporadic and hours long and it's always very competitive but you need to keep focused and keep working hard to improve your skills and build a solid reputation.

My three top products in my kit, I have to say do change from time to time but, at the moment I'd say they are my Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'n' Kohl in black !! Eye_Liner/rock-n-kohl-bedroom-black.html Such a wonderful black liner that just glides on and has amazing staying power. My Illamasqua Gleam for skin illumination shop/products/face-and-body/highlighters/ and my Urban Decay Smoked palette http:// 

What products would I say were underrated.... Not sure about underrated but I won't be without my Beauty Blender sponge!! Amazing for blending that flawless base...I just love it. My favourite go to brands would have to be Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Make up for Ever and Illamasqua. Kryolan have great products as well, I'm a big fan. I'd say a couple of products that I don't really get on with and yet are very popular and hyped are the Laura Mercier primers and Lime Crime eye primer. I suppose we all have our little favourites :) 

My top tips for aspiring MUA's would be train at an established, reputable training school like The London School of Beauty and Make up in London and then be prepared to work hard, to be determined and to test, test, test and practice, practice, practice. It's likely that for the first few years after qualifying you will be still learning on the job and assisting more experienced creative's. Try to absorb what they are doing and how they behave, it's invaluable knowledge. Pay will be non existent most of the time or low, until you have built a solid, strong portfolio and have gained trust in the industry. Try your hand at bridal make up and hair to gain experience and to get used to working on different faces and meeting new people, it's important to be confident. 

You must never give up or lose sight of your goal and networking with others in the industry is most definitely one of the most important tips I could give to anyone new. 

Good Luck Loveliesxx

Love Sarah


All images from Sarah's portfolio. If you would like to see more of Sarah's work please go to : or find Sarah on Twitter : Sarahrumsey1

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