A Day in the Life of a Make-Up Artist

I love love love what I do. Yesterday I had a commercial gig in fountain valley, which is in Orange County, CA about an hour drive with LA traffic from where I live.

I had a call time of about 11 a.m., which gave me the morning to prepare my makeup kit, shower, get ready, eat some breakfast, and get on the road. Pretty exciting morning I do have to say. Lol

As I was going through my check list making sure I had all my favorite brushes, sponges , powder puff, Kleenex, and towel I was also doing my own makeup and hair and then I had to fly out the door.

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I was surprised that it only took me about 54 min with traffic!!!! A great way to start the day.

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When I got there I was told that we where doing 3 commercials in one day with the same spokesperson. This job is so exciting because you never really know what they are going to throw your way. My main concern was how the three commercials will look…. So I talk to John, who is the director, and asked what kind of look did he want for all three commercials.. We both came to the conclusion that it was going to be a simple, all natural makeup and simple curls for the hair. We didn’t have to change the look because of the simplicity of using the same actress for all three commercials … We didn’t have time to waste since we only had ONE day and THREE commercials to shoot!!!!

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I had about two hours because of the delay within the studio time slots .. So this gave me enough time to do hair and makeup on Lana my actress.

I decided to start with Lana’s makeup first, then move to her hair.

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I started out by first prepping the skin for the makeup with some MUD primer. Once that was all dried, I moved over to her eyes and I decided to do a natural brown eye on Lana. I started with two colors from crown brushes eye palette in order to cover the entire eye. I then used MUD senna eyeshadow on the crease of the eye making sure to blend it perfectly so no hard lines where visible. Then I mixed two MUD eye shadow colors together and placed it on top of the senna color on the crease. I had to make sure it was perfectly blended before the proceeded. The next two colors added were wheat and honeysuckle, which were placed on the highlight and inner corner of the eye to give the eye a soft look The last part of getting Lana’s eyes make-up ready was adding the cakeliner, Mascara, and fake lashes.

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To finish Lana’s look I had to mix two color that matched Lana’s skin perfectly. I used my Ve Neil foundation brush and a sponge. Once the foundation was dry … I worked my way up the contour of her face. First the cheek bones with some MUD bronzer called sunshine, then I placed this right under the cheek bone and brushed up, then I added the cream blush as a highlight on top of the cheek bone. Blending is the key y’all make sure that there aren’t any harsh lines!!!! Than I set Lana’s makeup with buttercream powder.Lastly for Lana’s lips I used a light pink gloss called cupid.

This was one exhausting yet fun afternoon can’t wait to do another commercial, show, or anything for that matter!!! Make-up is my life.

Thanks for reading,
Ann

Introduction

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Hey my name is Ann Beckette, if you couldn’t tell already from the title of my blog hahahaha. I hail from the great city of St Louis, Missouri. And that is where my love affair with theatre and the fine arts began to blossom. I decided to pursue my dream at the University of Indianapolis. My experience there was crazy, thrilling, and loads of fun. Stage managing, acting, and so much more. I met some amazing people and made some long-lasting friendships but I kissed Unidy good-bye in May 2010.

And then I was off to the gorgeous city of LA to attend Make-Up Designory (MUD) and start on my way to becoming hollywood’s most notorious make-up artist. Since completing the program I has submerged myself in the market gaining experience working in film, commercial and print. And just like every crazy kid that comes to LA for with the hopes of making it big, I live each day as if it is a dream. People say I’m talented, I’m creative, but most of all I’m fun. I am easy to talk to and love to laugh.

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Read all about my crazy adventures in LA from TV sets to modeling runway shows!!! The best part is it is not over yet, with just the beginning of my career and so much to look forward to ahead, I hope you will join me in my journey. Whether you are an actor, model, director, photographer, or just a fun blogger I look forward to hearing all about you, your thoughts, and most of all how I can help.

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Thanks for reading,
Ann

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