Before I started working at MAC Cosmetics, I was frequently running and participating in events at Sephora. This day was the launch of Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color buildable palettes, and it could not have gone any better!
The powders are buttery smooth and have an extensive shade range for highlighters, bronzers, blushes, and finishing powders; the compacts are sturdy and very nice for travel.
Oh to think back to the good old days when I owned one piece for every step of makeup application, highlights including the Bobbi Brown bronzer and a MAC lipstick. To be frank, when I was a kid and in my teens, I never wore makeup or had any interest in it until I stumbled upon THE beauty community on YouTube and dove head over heels into it. Realizing the transformative power of makeup really sparked my interest.
I became a model before I became a makeup artist, and I got booked for events at Sephora, NYX and MAC. Being around makeup, having to promote it and having an ability to play with it, explore, and gather as much knowledge and tips from employees and makeup artists as possible – my desire to be a part of the community went from a sparkle to a wholesome fire.
My knowledge and makeup collection increased at a very rapid rate. Ever since 2015 I’ve been so immersed and interested in everything beauty, makeup and skincare. I opened my business – Kassy Rose Makeup Artistry – and ordered my first business cards.
Moving on, I’ve continued to work with Sephora, NYX, MAC, and many more brands. I’ve worked backstage at runway shows, prepared models for photoshoots, empowered brides and bridesmaids, taught makeup theory, and attended makeup academy at Eveline Charles.
Earlier this year, I started this blog as an extension of my business. There seem to be so many topics within the beauty sphere that I’m interested in and want to share, and it makes the writing and researching process very enjoyable. I’m grateful for every single one of you who read my blogs, subscribe to my website and check out my social medias. I also love hearing your thoughts in the comments. I’m looking forward to welcoming even more people to my wonderful Rose family!
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Even though I have been practising makeup artistry as my own business for three full years at the point of Spring 2019, I always knew I had more and greater opportunities if I had a professional license. However, it is very expensive and time-consuming to obtain, so I kept putting it off.
For my birthday that year, my parents gifted me the opportunity to attend Eveline Charles Academy to obtain the license (after years of me talking about it). They said they believed in my craft and although they did not completely understand it – they saw that I did and how I made people feel about themselves.
Throughout the program I had many opportunities to practice a vast range of looks and techniques on myself and models I brought in. It was challenging to do a lot of homework at a fast pace that included theory and practice (at this point I was employed full-time). My confidence definitely sank a little as I thought I was not doing it well or fast enough.
At the very end of the program, I looked back and realized that I was too hard on myself. My work spoke for itself and I received great marks, as well as the instructor’s personal testimonial in my favour as a permanent record.
This particular situation can be applied to many aspects of our life. It is true that is said “Nothing worth having comes easy”, and if I would have given up I know I would have regretted it.
If you truly want it – give it all you’ve got.
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