In articolul trecut v-am spus ca unul dintre lucrurile ciudate auzite in ”Caravana secretele machiajului” le voi detalia in articole dedicate. Despre asta e vorba si in aceste randuri, despre faptul ca am auzit ca suntem judecati dupa cat de mare e trusa de machiaj. Mai exact, clientele se uita la trusa imediat si daca e mare atunci esti un makeup artist bun, daca e mai mica, e clar ca esti un makeup artist incepator. Si ca intotdeauna aparentele inseala.

Cat de grea si mare e trusa voastra? Si cat la suta din produse folositi? Cu siguranta, spune multe despre noi, ca specialisti, brandurile cu care alegem sa lucram, dar in niciun caz marimea nu este un criteriu. Un make up artist cu experienta care a incercat sute de produse cu siguranta si-a format un short list cu care stie ca poate sa realizeze orice machiaj, cateva palete, 2 seturi de pensule, 3 fonduri de ten pe care le poate mixa si asa mai departe.

Mi s-a parut incredibil si chiar m-a bufnit rasul, gandidu-ma cam cat se uita lumea la aparente. Si la cum judeca gresit, fix dupa criterii care nu conteaza. Clientele mai bine ar fi atente daca e pensula dezinfectata sau daca produsul e de calitate, caci acestea sunt adevaratele criterii care deosebesc makeup artistii intre ei.

Cat de grea e trusa? Suficient de grea incat sa rupa spatele la 80% dintre makeup artistii care se deplaseaza  si probabil niciodata suficient de plina incat sa multumeasca clientul.

Culmea este ca makeup artistii sunt recunoscuti pentru cate produse isi cumpara, sute de farduri, zeci de pigmenti, 3-4 game de fond de ten, fixator de machiaj, 4-5 mascara si tot asa, pe toate le incearca, mereu cumpara ce e nou, unul are textura mai profoasa, altu nu, unul sclipeste nu stiu cum, altul are granulatia speciala. O MIE DE MOTIVE SA CUMPERI O MIE DE PRODUSE. Si cu toate astea tot noi suntem criticati dupa marimea/greutatea trusei de specialist.

Asta e ca si cum noi am critica daca clientul ar avea in portofel numai hartii de 200 de lei in loc sa aiba multe hartii de 10 de lei. Nu tot bani sunt si aia? Rezultatul nu e acelasi? Ce minunat ar fi sa fim criticati mai putin si laudati mai mult, caci vorba aia, nu marimea conteaza J

Pe curand,

A voastra,

Andra

 

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How heavy is the make-up kit

 

In a previous article, I told you that I would detail in a dedicated article one of the odd things I heard on the “Secrets of Make-up Caravan”. This is what this article is about, about the fact that I heard we are judged based on how heavy our make-up kit is. More specifically, the clients look at your kit and if it’s big, then you are a good make-up artist, and if it’s smaller, you’re clearly a beginner make-up artist. And as always, appearances are deceiving.

 

How big and heavy is your make-up kit? And how many of your products do you use? Surely, the brands we choose to work with say a lot about us as professionals, but size is in no way a criterion. An experienced make-up artist that has tested hundreds of products surely has formed a short list they know they can use to create any make-up, a few palettes, 2 sets of brushes, 3 foundations they can mix and so on.

 

I found it unbelievable and actually made me laugh, thinking about how much people judge based on appearance. And how they judge wrongly, based on irrelevant criteria. Clients should pay more attention to see if the brush is disinfected or if the product is good quality, because these are the real criteria that make the difference among make-up artists.

 

How heavy is the kit? Heavy enough to break the back of 80% of the make-up artists that are on the road, and probably never full enough to satisfy a client.

 

To crown it all, make-up artists are notorious for how many products they buy, hundreds of make-ups, dozens of pigments, 3-4 collections of foundations, make-up fixer, 4-5 mascaras and so on, they try them all, they always buy the latest products, one is more powdery, another one isn’t, one shimmers in a particular way, another one has a special granulation. A THOUSAND REASONS TO BUY A THOUSAND PRODUCTS. And nonetheless, we are the ones criticized based on the size/weight of our professional kit.

 

That is like us criticizing the clients if they had only 200 lei bills in their wallet instead of many 10 lei bills. Isn’t it money either way? Isn’t it the same result? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were criticized less and praised more, because, as they say, it’s not the size that matters? J

 

See you soon,

 

Yours,

 

Andra