To achieve the best work as a makeup artist for catwalks you must first understand the nature of the shoot. Is the makeup there for flawless skin, to create a statement look, or to compliment or contrast the collection? A thorough understanding of the nature behind the collection ensures satisfaction for all parties involved in the process.
There are normally many models to work with, therefore it is vital to be able to work in a fast paced environment whilst under pressure to create the perfect makeup look. Knowledge of quick yet effective makeup techniques is paramount, whilst also being able to work well in a team.
As a makeup artist it is my job to ensure I am always on hand once the makeup is done for touch ups and to keep checking the makeup is camera ready until they walk down the runway.
To comply with the desired look for the makeup is key as there will be a purpose behind every detail. To also use my own innovative ideas and suggest makeup changes will extend my service alongside the application.