Although I consider myself a MUA, but I learned every little thing about makeup practicing on myself. So, whenever someone asked me if I could do a makeover on them, I was not really sure at first if I could do it at all, because I never had any idea what it’s like to put foundations or eyeshadows on other people. But sometimes people believe in yourself more than you do, and that’s when you can truly realize your potential. ❤ My labmates (female) always told that “you should do a makeover on us sometimes”. But, as mentioned before, I never really understand my potential, and always thought they weren’t really serious about it. But few months ago, when they asked me again, I finally understood they were actually serious. So, at the end of december we fixed a convenient date and that was the first time ever I did makeover on other people.
Korean makeup has some completely different features and styles than what we usually see in the western makeup industry. Although I’m from Southern part of Asia, but in our country, like most part of the world we usually try to follow the western makeup style. But, here in Korea they already established their own makeup style. Few of the Korean unique makeup features are:
- Pale base to make the makeup look natural. They usually use hands while applying base makeup which is why they need really little bit of foundations. But as we apply the base makeup with a beauty blender following western culture, we need quite a lot of it as beauty blender tends to absorb the product.
- Minimal eye makeup. Because they have small eyes, they believe over application of eyeshadow around eyes make their eyes appear more smaller. So, smoky eyes or cut crease are certainly not their best choice.
- Very light and thin eyebrows to keep the look natural. Although now a days thicker eyebrow is the trend, they like their light natural brows.
So, basically these three points were the actual challenges for me. For me, eye makeup is the turning point of any makeover, and artistic eye makeup is what I live for, lol 😀 . But I did my best to reach a middle point of their choice and mine.
First Client: Kyungmi
I remember, I was literally shaking when I started her makeover. She was quite a friendly client, ha ha 😀 talking with me whole time, discussing the work, explaining what she would like. But also, she mentioned I could do some changes if I want. As, I have brown skin, I didn’t have any base makeup that would match their skin tone. So, I mentioned them about bringing their own base makeup. She already came putting foundations, so I only had to do the rest. I did a very soft half cut crease on her and combined it with a nude lips.
Second Client: Hwa-ni
Hwa-ni is a very pretty girl, who always mentioned about smoky eye. So, I thought may be she would like a smoky eye. But although everyone complimented her final look, she wasn’t really sure about it, and she kept asking everyone if she was looking like a panda 😀 . I totally understood her situation because everyone has a level of comfort zone in makeup, once you are out of it you would surely be confused. 🙂
Third Client: Hayan
Hayan was very strict about having a natural makeup, so I did a combo of natural cut crease with red lips on her. She was looking like red carpet star, totally ❤ !
Fourth Client: Haem
She chose one pink cut crease makeup from my instagram feed, and that’s exactly how I did the makeover on her. She was quite happy with the outcome!
Fifth Client: Mi-Jung
Mi-jung requested for a natural makeover as well showing a picture of one Korean blogger. I tried to follow it with a little modification.
Sixth Client: Yuri
Here comes my bonus client, who wanted a character makeover. My only male labmate who was so interested to have one makeover from me. He chose the theme by himself. I’m sure he is the most handsome dracula you would ever see 😉 I wish I would have some face paint to make it even more better.
Here’s our last picture together, the artist and all the models together (except Mi-Jung, she already left then). 🙂
That day I realized I actually can do makeover on other people. And 2/3 days later I went to visit my country Bangladesh, and there I practiced on my sister and sister in law. On my sister in law I did a Bangladeshi bridal inspired makeup. No, she was not actually getting married, but only posing as model. 😉 She wanted to see how she would look as a bride, so I made it happen with my wedding dress & jewelries.
But my sister wanted something different than usual. So, I chose a halo eyes with a combo of nude lips for her. She is one of the very prettiest girl I know and that makeover was even more good on her.
Both of them were so happy with their makeup. And now both of my family and my husband’s family think that I should stop what I’m doing right now and start taking necessary steps towards being a professional makeup artist. 😉
Here’s the list of the products I used for all these makeover:
Maybelline UK babyskin pore eraser
L.A. Girl Cosmetics hd pro concealer in orange & red
L a girl smoky eyeshadow collection
ETUDE HOUSE 에뛰드하우스 fix n fix primer
Etude House my little nut palette
Etude house face designing contour palette
Etude House bb matte cream
Etude house double lasting foundation
MISSHA 미샤 under eye brightening concealer
Missha vivid fix marker pen eyeliner
Missha cushion foundation 23
Missha pro touch face powder
Missha m radiance foundation
Anastasia Beverly Hills modern renaissance palette
BH Cosmetics take me to brazil palette
It’s Skin life color lip crush matte (‘girl’s way’ & ‘what the heaven’)
It’s skin babyface creamy lip liner 01, 02, 03 & 04
It’s skin babyface moisture bb cream
It’s skin nutrition bb powder
It’s skin babyface petit mascara
MAC Cosmetics matte lipstick in diva
토니모리 – Tonymoly gel eyeliner 01
Tonymoly cheektone powder p05
Tonymoly false lashes
Tonymoly easy touch lip liner 03
wet n wild matte lipstick (missy n fierce)
Catrice.cosmetics.hrvatska luxury lashes volume mascara
Colourpop liquid matte in beeper
Hope you enjoyed the post!
–Munira Chowdhury, 25/01/2018