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QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2015
I’ve wanted to be a makeup artist my entire life and started learning techniques at the age of 9. I also started practicing daily skincare routines when I was only 14 years old that I have continued to this day. I spent my younger years obsessed with Kevin Aucoin and watching and learning from everything he did. As a professional photographer, it was my dream to incorporate makeup artistry into my business.
The level of training and the educators at QC make the school completely unique. They use foundational technique-based learning and have incredible teachers with outstanding backgrounds and experience. In a world of fakery, this is the real deal!
I have learned what it takes to make it in this industry and what dedication to your craft really MEANS and looks like. I’ve grown to understand the value of learning from the masters who have come before you and the importance of being open to their tips and constructive criticism. More than anything, I have learned that you never know everything and the moment you think you are done, you are a sinking ship. There is always more to learn and always ways to grow and excel in this industry.
I have gone on to have an amazing career thanks to the training I have received at QC! As someone who had already dabbled in makeup, I had no idea how to translate that into a successful makeup business. QC taught me all of that and more! There is SO much more to being a successful makeup artist than knowing how to apply eyeliner. The courses have continued to challenge me and help me perfect my techniques and I apply that knowledge to every single client I work with.
Master Makeup Artistry Student
Makeup has always been a love of mine. Due to circumstances at home, I found myself at a crossroads and in a position to learn something new. I dipped my toe in the water and found a completely new passion. I fell in love with the peace and creativity that it brought to my life.
What I liked about QC Makeup Academy is the level and in-depth training, along with such fantastic well-established artists/teachers make the Academy totally unique. It is real one-on-one training. Your feedback is recorded personally for you based on the work that you’ve submitted. Your work is reviewed with a fine-toothed comb. There is nowhere to escape, resulting in first-class training.
QC Makeup Academy has taught me that if you want something, you have to start at the very bottom and be prepared to learn from others. I love watching other artists and seeing how they work. We all do things so differently and I always come away having learned something new. You will never ever stop learning and I love that.
I have started my journey and have a really positive career carved out for me. QC’s training has been invaluable as it’s not YouTube or fashion-based, but real, classic techniques so that you can create any look you desire. That has given me the opportunity to work in film, bridal, editorial and there’s so much more planned for the future.
QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2018
I chose to become a professional makeup artist because I just really love being creative, and for me, makeup is the best way to be creative. I love how I can challenge myself and help others feel beautiful through the art of makeup.
I found QC Makeup Academy’s student support service impeccable and I think having celebrity makeup artists as tutors is a great plus as they have real-world experience and this helps the students a great deal.
During my time at QC Makeup Academy I learned that hard work pays. I have loved the courses I have graduated from and I continue to study at the academy. I think the feedback that I received from my tutors played a vital role in helping me move forward and mastering makeup.
I am now more confident in my work as I understand the classic techniques needed to be a makeup artist. I am growing my business each and every day and I owe it all to Nathan Johnson (my tutor) and all the QC Makeup Academy staff.
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