I’m always on the lookout for exciting workshops that can improve my craft, and when I found out that Bobby Carlos, Paris and Singapore trained makeup artist with Makeup Forever Paris, held a Makeup masterclass at SOFA, (School of Fashion Arts) last November and December 2016, I jumped at it. It was so different from all the classes because aside from the artistry, the business and professional aspect was explained to us makeup artists. I immediately knew I had to share this can’t-pass-up-experience with my fellow UMAP members. Bobby Carlos has been in the business for 15 years so the wealth of experience he’s had as an artist translates to a well respected educator in the field that cannot be denied.
May 2017 was how the workshop began with UMAP. We were able to tap Biore Philippines, Black Rose Botanicals, Makeup Forever Philippines and Perfetto Salon and Spa and CJC Photography Asia to help us out our sponsors and we are eternally grateful in making this workshop a memorable one.
This is one of the many uses on how Biore Micellar water can be used in removing stuck up glue from our lashes. Great tip from Bobby.
Day 1 Bridal Classic Look
The makeup look above was created using only a few key items from Makeup Forever which proves that Less is More. On her eyes, Bobby used a peachy toned (sorry for the pun) Star Powder on her lids and blended it up towards her crease. A brown eyeliner pen lined her upper lash and on her brows Aqua Brow in the shade 15 was applied to achieve those perfect brows. On her lips, he used a brown and pink cream color to come up with a neutral pinkish brown hue on her lips. On her cheeks, he used the darker shade of HD foundation to contour and applied a trio color of bright pink and peach toned powder blush to bring out her inner glow.
Bridal makeup does not need to be complicated, simple, classic and chic is the way to go. This look translates to any media format and to any occasion.
Day 2 Colourful Bridal Makeup
Beauty Tip, Makeup Forever Water Blend Foundation may be used to correct eye makeup mistakes. Watch Video.
Don’t be afraid of using color. It may not be for everyone but it will set you apart from other Brides that want to stay classic. A modern twist on the smokey eye.
Day 3 Fashion and Editorial look
This look was created using cream or gel liner and blended all the way to the crease. Black eye shadow was applied on top of to set the cream base. Concealer was used to remove the eyebrows. Strong contour on cheeks and a neutral lip finished the edgy look.
For Fashion and Editorial looks, Color is important because it must be seen by the farthest audience member. Strong lights drown out color so it is important to layer your application and make sure it is well blended.
Day 4 HD Makeup Application all media formats
The surprise makeup product used for this scar was hair wax. Yes the one you use to style your hair.
HD makeup means using minimal makeup for maximum impact. Film makeup is meant to represent real life characters and make them look believable.
Day 5 Hung up on Bridal
Topics covered were contract making, pricing, and marketing yourself as a makeup artist. While I cannot reveal what was discussed, (you have to attend the workshop if you want details). it was stressed that makeup artistry is a profession that entails the highest standards of professionalism and marketing yourself is the brand that you have to carry, protect and nurture.
As makeup artists, it is up to us to excel in our artistry and give our best to our clients. Do not be afraid to go beyond your comfort zone. Push yourself to do better so you can be the best artist you can be. The only limitation to excellence is your drive, commitment and passion. Be professional in every aspect and learn how to work with a team. Be humble and kind.
These are the words of wisdom shared by Bobby Carlos. I hope it resonates with everyone reading this and I highly encourage you to take one of his classes when you have the opportunity to do so. It is money well spent. Your clients will thank you for it.
Day 6 Graduation and Bonus Lesson
Thank you Bobby!