This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a makeup workshop hosted by celebrity makeup artist Saisha Beecham. You’ve seen her work on some of your fave celebs – Keri Hilson, Amber Riley, Kelly Rowland, Lala Anthony, Usher, and the list goes on and on! Basically, the lady’s got skills, and the celebs trust her to keep them looking fly. You guys know I’ve slowly been trying new things with makeup, so I was thrilled and honored to be invited to join a group of talented makeup artists for a lesson in beauty. This was a real treat!
Before kicking off the lesson, Saisha shared some of her industry wisdom with all the makeup artists. She really stressed the importance of professionalism when working with celebrities.
Here are five of her other tips!
- Your colleagues are your number one calling card! Don’t step on your fellow MUAs on the way to the top. You never know who might refer you for a job that they’re unable to take, and that job just might take your career to the next level.
- Earn your client’s trust with a stylish, and well-groomed first impression…but don’t over do it! There can only be star in the dressing room!
- Maintain a professional relationship no matter how easy going your client is. Don’t engage in celebrity gossip, or hang out too often with clients outside of work.
- Keep abreast of the latest trends in the industries you’re interested in working in. If you want to get into editorials, study magazines…if you want to work with celebrities, study the red carpet… if you want to work on video sets, study videos…you get the point! Become an expert in your area of interest.
- If possible, try to avoid working at a makeup counter or in a retail store, because you won’t have the flexibility in your schedule that you’ll need to take on those last minute clients…and photo shoots are always last minute! Try to find other part-time sources of income that give you more flexibility…if you can. (If you can’t….well, a girl’s gotta eat!)
Okay on to the makeup! I arrived with a clean face, ready to learn!
Each makeup artist was set up with a model, brushes, and full kit of makeup. Along with myself, there were to other bloggers there, and were set up with the same brushes and a kit to do our own faces…and we got to keep all the goodies!
Here are the products and Tools I used:
- Triangle sponge
- E.L.F. Brushes (Foundation Brush, Eye Liner Brush, Concealer Brush, Shadow Brush, Lip Defining Brush, Bronzing Brush)
- Cetaphil Moisturizer
- MAC Matchmaster Foundation (not sure what color they gave me…I forgot to ask!)
- NARS Concealer in “Custard”
- Contouring Powder (unkown brand and color)
- NYX Lip Liner in Espresso
- NYX Cream Shadow in Copper
- NYX Eye Liner in Black
- Smoke & Mirrors Miami Lashes by Stephen Moleski
- Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara in Black
Cheeks — NYX Cream Blush in Boho Chic and Tickled
Highlighter – NYX Mink Pearl (Saisha’s go to highlighter for ALL her clients regardless of complexion!)
Lips – Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Feline
Finishing Powder – Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder
…and this was the finished product!
I was really proud of myself guys…I even applied my own lashes, which is something like a miracle. I got a different pair of Smoke and Mirrors lashes in my swag bag, and I can’t wait to try them sometime soon, too!
Before I go, I wanna give a big shout out to my girl, Dee Dee aka Miss Foodie Fash! She jumped in to help me take pictures when I started doing my makeup. I appreciate ya, girl!
Check out more pictures below…and THANKS for stopping by! XOXO.