Thursday, July 10, 2014

Products that are worth the money

Beauty Products that are worth the money.


I thought i would share a few products, that i thought were absolutely amazing this year.When it comes to high-end makeup we find our selves asking "is it worth the money" especially teenagers who are not yet spending their own money, and as college girls who are having to save money for the necessities. I thought i would share a few of my personal favorites, that are quite expensive but an absolute joy.


 I have an amazing blush to let you know about. It even smells good. You know a product is amazing when it even smells luxurious. We all know Lancome as a pretty luxurious brand, maybe something our mothers wore or something that we really consider a treat type brand. We always wonder which high end products are worth the fuss and money and i think Lancome...at least the products I've got a taste of, are worth the fuss and money. The first swipe of this, the second it hit my cheek i loved it, I felt a little splash of class and elegance from the moment i put it on, i even smelled the elegance. I've worn it every day since.

First off the lancome 

BLUSH SUBTIL

Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush

I am in love with this blush. It is so pretty and natural and i personally love it. It gives a beautiful finish, and the color in amazing for my skin tone, but at the end of the day, this is a $39 blush. Which is a little expensive for a college or high school student. Try the Milani Baked Blush as a replacement.






Benefit Fine-one-one

My sister in-law has been trying to steel this from me from the second she tried it. (not literally) Every time i see her it is the first thing she says "hey have you picked up that blush for me yet" It is so creamy and dewy it is absolutely gorgeous for summer. I wrote a full review on this product a little while back. You can find it at http://pro-cosmetics.blogspot.ca/2014/01/benefit-fine-one-one-2-in-1-cheek-and.html

TEINT IDOLE ULTRA 24H

Wear & Comfort Retouch-Free Makeup Divine Perfection SPF 15 Sunscreen

I realize it probably shouldn't be, because of the $51 price tag, but this has been my everyday go to foundation lately, from the day i was able to call it "mine" I am in love with it. It has such a beautiful finish, I have been maybe even saving money regardless of it's price because i have not had to wear a powder or primer with this. It is totally fine and long lasting on it's own. Totally worth the money in my opinion. I started using this when i received it as a present on Christmas 2014 and it is still lasting and going strong.



Saturday, May 17, 2014

I want to become a makeup artist.

A Career in Makeup





JOB: Makeup Artist
Skill Level: Certificate or diploma
Specific Occupation you’re interested in: Makeup Artist


Job description: (be detailed)
A Makeup Artist's specific job is to design and add makeup or prosthetics to Actors and Actresses for movies, television shows and theatre. They are also responsible for creating specific looks for runway, commercial and editorial models that will be suit their campaign. Makeup Artist may also be hired for weddings, proms and other special events. On the job they will usually create the hair, makeup and sometimes nails and brows. This will depend on how each individual makeup artist was trained. Each makeup artist must bring their own supplies and be extremely sterile as they will be working on many different people.

Working Conditions: (where do people work in this occupation? Are there physical demands for this job?)
The main physical demand for this job is being able to stand for long periods of time. Films makeup artists may sometimes work shifts as long as 14 hours. The most common areas for a makeup artist to find employment would be at makeup counters in department stores, salons, theatre, film, television, and fashion (runway or editorial).

A lot of makeup artist will also work freelance mainly working on weddings and special events. Depending on the area of interest a makeup artist's location may vary from job to job. They may find themselves setting up at hotels, backstage, or at a movie/television set. They may potentially be at an exotic location or find themselves setting up under a tent through extreme whether conditions.
Average Salary: This again would really depend on the area the makeup artist chose to specialize in, and also their level of success. According to the bureau of labor statistics, the average salary for a makeup artist in 2011 was $50,980. Makeup artists in the film industry on the other hand made over 100,000.
Education or Training Needed:

Depending on the industry you wish to partake in, there are many different options in this field as it is only growing as far as the number of students and makeup professionals. You may decide to complete a Makeup Artistry certificate program in a year or less at a public college or university like the ones offered by George Brown college or Ryerson university through their continuing education departments. You may also decide to go through with one of the many programs offered by the private beauty schools specializing in makeup across Canada.

You have options from schools like Canadian Beauty college, Marvel Beauty School or Complexions College of Makeup Art and Design. All of these schools offer shorter programs for students looking to become editorial or wedding makeup artists and longer programs for students looking to work with prosthetic s and special effects makeup.

The programs offered by private schools are usually a bit shorter than others, for those who are in a hurry and may already have a nack for makeup but are just looking for a formal post secondary certification. For those who are even more eager to learn, and are looking for a real college experience studying what they love, you can take a two year diploma program like the one offered through Sheridan college. Once you have graduated you can take your education with makeup at Sheridan a step further and study a third year with their Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props graduate certificate. Some other options for someone looking to break into the beauty industry may be a Cosmetology licence, or an aesthetics certificate. These do not go into makeup as deep as you would with the others. You will mainly cover day to night and bridal makeup. From there i would recommend either becoming self-taught to teach yourself further or take an additional short Makeup artistry course.
What can you do with this job/career training?

After earning a certificate or diploma you may start out with the most common options which would be starting work in a Salon or department store. After gaining some experience and a client base you may have the confidence and ability to either start working in film, television, fashion or maybe even start marketing yourself as a freelance makeup artist going off on your own to run your own business. Your education/ training will give you the confidence, skills, expertise, and credibility to do so.

Related Occupations: Describe to other occupations that are similar to this one that you could also pursue.
Occupations that may be considered relative to Makeup Artistry may be, working as a body painter, tattoo artist, esthetician, nail  technician, Hair stylist, fashion stylist. Each of the occupations i chose are related in different ways. If you were looking to take up a similar career you would first decide which area of makeup are you passionate about. For example if you were intrigued


What is the job situation like in this occupation? I think when taking this profession on as a full-time career the location where you intend to work needs to really be considered, as it will reflect on your success. The job situation and prospects do look good but it is also clear that when working in specific areas of makeup like broadcasting, television and film, your job opportunities and pay will be in a totally different caliber than someone working in a salon. With this in mind you must take this as well as your location in consideration.
Will there be jobs available in the 2011-2020 period?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment prospects with grow from now through 2018.
Projected job openings: 21,328 Projected job seekers: 20,385
NOC # 5226.5


Job Trends Reflection
1. How does this information help people make choices about their futures? This information is extremely valuable and resourceful to look into for any career you are speculating, as it allows you to foresee the reality of your choice.
2. Were you surprised by any of the information you found today? A lot of this information i had researched prior to this assignment for my own knowledge, but i was surprised to find that the annual salary was as high as it was, even when being conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
3. Did your time on the Canadian Occupational Projection System make you re think any of your
goals? Was there information there that was new to you? Originally when i decided to take a Makeup Artistry certificate it was only to be used to work in the industry through my years in college/university. Over time for reasons not relevant to today, I had decided it wasn't the right decision and instead decided on something that would benefit my career even after graduating in 4 years.

4. If you found that the occupation you were most interested in was not growing, would you
reconsider or follow your dream? Why or why not? I have always said that my main goal was to choose a career that i was passionate about. I still feel this way but with that being said, we are making a huge investment in our education in hopes for success in our chosen field.

I think to spend a large sum of money and to risk still not being able to work in your field, (a mistake many students make) would not be an intelligent business move.

 Looking at it as an investment with the statistics showing that there may be a higher percent chance that you will not be successful wouldn't be smart from an investment view point. I have always said i believe in myself so i will go for what i am passionate about and if it is possible and if someone can do it then I can and when I am making a decision as big as what i am going to be doing for the majority of my time in the future it needs to be something i am going to enjoy day to day as life is to short to be doing something un enjoyable. I believe i would choose something in the same field that is growing or that has many different opportunities upon graduation and work doing a job i am qualified for with my degree until i am able to get into my ideal position.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Interested in becoming a Makeup Artist?

Information on becoming a Makeup Artist


Job title: Makeup Artist
Job description: (be detailed)

A Makeup Artist's specific job is to design and add makeup or prosthetics to Actors and Actresses for movies, television shows and theatre. They are also responsible for creating specific looks for runway, commercial and editorial models that will be suit their campaign. Makeup Artist may also be hired for weddings, proms and other special events. On the job they will usually create the hair, makeup and sometimes nails and brows. This will depend on how each individual makeup artist was trained. Each makeup artist must bring their own supplies and be extremely sterile as they will be working on many different people.

Working Conditions: (where do people work in this occupation? Are there physical demands for this job?)

The main physical demand for this job is being able to stand for long periods of time. Films makeup artists may sometimes work shifts as long as 14 hours. The most common areas for a makeup artist to find employment would be at makeup counters in department stores, salons, theatre, film, television, and fashion (runway or editorial). A lot of makeup artist will also work freelance mainly working on weddings and special events. Depending on the area of interest a makeup artist's location may vary from job to job. They may find themselves setting up at hotels, backstage, or at a movie/television set. They may potentially be at

Average Salary: 

an exotic location or find themselves setting up under a tent through extreme whether conditions.
This again would really depend on the area the makeup artist chose to specialize in, and also their level of success. According to the bureau of Labour Statistics, the average salary for a makeup artist in 2011 was $50,980. Makeup artists in the film industry on the other hand made over 100,000.

Education or Training Needed:

Depending on the industry you wish to partake in, there are many different options in this field as it is only growing as far as the number of students and makeup professionals. You may decide to complete a Makeup Artistry certificate program in a year or less at a public college or university like the ones offered by George Brown college or Ryerson university through their continuing education departments. You may also decide to go through with one of the many programs offered by the private beauty schools specializing in makeup across Canada. You have options from schools like Canadian Beauty college, Marvel Beauty School or Complections College of Makeup Art and Design. All of these schools offer shorter programs for students looking to become editorial or wedding makeup artists and longer programs for students looking to work with prosthetic and special effects makeup. The programs offered by private schools are usually a bit shorter than others, for those who are in a hurry and may already have a "nack" for makeup but are just looking for a formal post secondary certification. For those who are even more eager to learn, and are looking for a real college experience studying what they love, you can take a two year diploma program like the one offered through Sheridan college. Once you have graduated you can take your education with makeup at Sheridan a step further and study a third year with their Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetic and Props graduate certificate. Some other options for someone looking to break into the beauty industry may be a Cosmetology licence, or an Esthetics certificate. These do not go into makeup as deep as you would with the others. You will mainly cover day to night and bridal makeup. From there i would recommend either becoming self-taught to teach yourself further or take an additional short Makeup artistry course.

What can you do with this job/career training?

After earning a certificate or diploma you may start out with the most common options which would be starting work in a Salon or department store. After gaining some experience and a client base you may have the confidence and ability to either start working in film, television, fashion or maybe even start marketing yourself as a freelance makeup artist going off on your own to run your own business. Your education/ training will give you the confidence, skills, expertise, and credibility to do so.
Related Occupations: Describe to other occupations that are similar to this one that you could also pursue.
Occupations that may be considered relative to Makeup Artistry may be, working as a body painter, tattoo artist, esthetician, nail  technician, hair stylist, fashion stylist. Each of the occupations i chose are related in different ways. If you were looking to take up a similar career you would first decide which area of makeup you're passionate about. For example if you were intrigued but the art of makeup and enjoy working with people then you may consider body painting or tattoo artistry. If you are more interested in the beauty industry then you may consider Esthetics or hair styling. If you're interested in the fashion industry then you might want to consider something that is still creative and something where you are still getting to experience working backstage and still are in the fashion industry like a fashion stylist or fashion hair stylist.
Sources of Information:
theartcareerproject.com
Bureau of Labour Statistics.
Georgebrowncollege.ca
sheridancollege.ca
ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/default.aspx
A lot of the information i gave in this assignment were learned through long term research on the subject.

If you have any further questions feel free to ask.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rimmel matte Kate lipstick swatches

I just wanted to show you guys a swatch of the Rimmel Matte Kates lipsticks by Kate Moss, Here i am testing out the one in the red tube there are two swates of two different colors here, and as you can see they are extremely beautiful. I also picked up a nude one in the black tube so if you wanted to see some swatches or get a review on that one feel free to let me know.





If you are looking for great long lasting lipstick check out
http://pro-cosmetics.blogspot.ca/2013/06/three-great-long-lasting-lipsticks-need.html
check out my review on Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick http://pro-cosmetics.blogspot.ca/2013/05/new-revlon-colorstay-ultimate-suede.html?spref=bl

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Makeup ideas and inspiration//Top ten most creative makeup looks on the internet.

Thinking outside the box//Get creative with your makeup look!

Whether you are considering makeup artistry school and looking to build a makeup portfolio, or are the writer for a beauty blog, a growing youtuber or just someone who likes to "think outside the box" a little with your makeup choices. Sometimes we get a little stumped for ideas when it comes to creative looks. I decided to put together a top 10 list of most creative makeup ideas on the internet (from the ones i can find).

I am going to pick two from each category of: creative every day makeup, wedding makeup, theatrical makeup, special affects makeup, editorial/fashion makeup.

Starting with Editorial looks:

1. The first editorial look i think is super creative and different if you were looking for someone creative for a starting out portfolio or a look to do for a blog post of youtube video i think this on would get a fine amount of views.

2. This next look came out in Vogue Paris 2012. I think it is quite creative as i have never seen much else quite like it, you know that your are a stellar makeup artist when you can make a full face of color look gorgeous.


 Everyday makeup...
 3. This look may be seen as a little more editorial to some but i think on the right girl it would look fantastic. The look is described as a look for blue eyes but if you know how to choose eye shadows based on the color wheel  you would see that this would work gorgeously for brown eyes as well.

4. I love this fresh natural dewy look for everyday. so gorgeous! I was trying to keep every look more on the creative spectrum but for everyday wear i had to include this freshness.
  • The main items she is wearing here to pull this fresh look off  is a dewy foundation, so avoid words; (Mattifying, stay matte, matte foundation etc.) because it will be a lot harder to pull off that dewy glow that the model has in this picture. It also looks like she has a light pop off purple on her lids as well as a light pink in her crease, i light pink natural looking blush and a nude pink lip.


5. Wedding makeup. I find this look so clean and pretty, your wedding i think should be a day to let your natural beauty shine. This look would also look beautiful as a regular day time look as well.
6.So pretty and fresh. Your husband to be wants to see your face so enhance instead of hide. Even though you may be wearing the same amount of makeup...sssshhh know one needs to know that. Go for a fresh style. Try a dewy foundation. (but avoid spf if you will be photographed, as we all know by now.)


7. My two favorite theatrical makeup looks are:
First this eye makeup look i think it is really creative, and even looks great with an insect included.
8. I'm not sure why i love this one so much but i do, it is really creative and really say "theater"



9.  SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP
Now for special effects makeup i went with the more scary/ creepy special effects makeup i'm sure you will be super creeped out my the first which i came across on pinterest.
Like gosh that is creepy!!
10. and finally number 10 this one appeared in makeup artist mag and looks pretty amazing.

I Hope you enjoyed, or got some ideas Comment and let me know your favorite.
*Disclaimer: None of the photographs in this post belong to me, they all belong to the photographer, company or amazing artist. Found on varies internet spaces.