Jumpstarting my career in makeup

beauty therapy coursseMultitasking: not just for women any more. Not that it ever was, because I think it’s a vicious myth designed to perpetuate laziness, but never mind, because I’ve turned it into an art form. An actual art form. Allow me to explain.

See, I’ve always wanted to be a makeup artist. An ordinary dream, one started through ordinary means. I began to play around with my mother’s makeup when I was little, I found that I really like delving into eyeliner and seeing how face shapes and makeup worked together.  I decided that this was what I wanted to do as a career at the age of 11.

I wanted to do makeup full-time. That would’ve been the end of it, except for the fact that I was never really content with just that. Sure, I could go and do a diploma of makeup in Brisbane somewhere, but by the time I finished primary school I’d already learned everything there was to know about makeup.

I was a lonely child, but that’s beside the point. As soon as new eyelash technology was released, I’d jump on that and learn everything I could until it was mastered. Makeup advances just weren’t being produced fast enough for me to be satisfied, so I started learning how to make my own.

It was a growing industry at the time, and by the time I was sixteen I was already performing freelance makeup jobs around the country. Soon, I got bored of that too, but by that time, online videos were starting to take off in a big way. Pretty soon I was a makeup and beauty blogger with thousands of followers! I was designing and creating web content with a focus on beauty, and still, I wanted something more.

The one great conquest left: special FX makeup. I had no interest in actually being an actor, because to be honest, by that point my life was a getting a bit full. I make videos, design new looks, update social media accounts and so on. It was essentially a full time gig.

Now I’ve heard about a great beauty therapy course Brisbane has…well, it’s intriguing. How much more can I really fit into my already packed schedule?