Updated: Sep 15, 2019
I thought very long and hard about what I could offer my readers from my experience and it took me some time to realise that my clients already answered that question for me. I run my own business - Makeup Art by Kate. I work in a wide range of different areas. Everything from corporate shoots and commercials, to music videos, special effects makeup, as well as bridal and special occasion hair & makeup.
Through my bridal work, I came to realise that there is a whole demographic of women out there who are not following Social Media trends for their makeup style. They are not the glamazon's of YouTube and Instagram, instead, they wear very little makeup or none at all. They are the hard-working, busy, everyday people who love the idea of makeup but may not know where to start.
Please don’t think I’m saying you have to wear makeup to feel confident, that's not even close. I feel perfectly fine wearing no makeup at all when I am out and about. Sorry that you have to look at my blotchy skin and mummy eye bags but hey, that's real life. I just might not feel so great with my naked face, if I was going to a friend’s wedding, a work party, or even a business meeting.
Not everyone wants to look like they have lots of makeup on, but everyone does care about their appearance and wants to feel good about themselves. Let me stress that you don’t need to wear a lot of makeup to make a difference, a little makeup in the right places can make a huge difference to your self-esteem, it can lift your mood so you are ready for the day ahead.
Being a working mum to a young boy myself and seeing those dark circles under my eyes every morning doesn’t bolster my mood for the busy day ahead.
But, pop on some concealer and bam! I just painted on a good night sleep! Lol
I instantly feel more like myself, and that's half the battle for most of us. A little makeup can really help to lift you up, especially when you need to show your best face on any social occasions.
My favourite part doing somebody's makeup is the change you see in them when they look in the mirror. They sit a little higher, smile a little bigger and occasionally I get my favourite compliment of all - a big hug. I work in a feel-good industry, and I want each of my clients to feel amazing when they leave my chair.
Of course, we don’t need makeup, but getting your hair done in the salon, putting on your favourite outfit, or those sexy heels all help to make us feel good. We feel a little bit special because we are doing something special for us. Nothing wrong with that at all.
If you are confident applying makeup and love mega bold glamour looks, high shimmer and dramatic changes to your brows, lips and eyes to look like a different person, then this blog might not offer you much.
This space is for the rest of us, the everyday busy lady, who just wants to look nice.
So, follow me in this journey into the basics of makeup, try new things, be brave and if it all goes wrong, remember It washes off ;-)
With love, from a Dyslexic Makeup Artist xo
Author: Kate Murphy
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist
Edited by Janine Pawlowski