My courses the Makeup For Ever Academy.

As a makeup artist I continually update my skills by learning new techniques and staying ahead of the fashion curve. This enables me to offer Key West brides the most fashion-forward styles as well as more traditional looks. This past summer took a trip to New York where I attended intense training at the Makeup for Ever Academy on Broadway. I came to the Make Up For Ever Academy because of it’s reputation as a great school and because of my personal respect and enjoyment of the brand itself.
Usually My style is very clean and precise and I think I surprised myself in the SFX assessment because, in general, it’s hard for me to do something. The Make Up For Ever Academy really helped me in developing my confidence as makeup artist.
I remember we asked one of our teachers about this and her answer opened my eyes on the world! She told us, “you can find inspiration everywhere, while shopping, on the street, in clothing… ANYWHERE!”. So all of a sudden, I started paying attention to the prints, pictures, textures etc. I discovered then, it just “hits” you over the head and an idea comes from out of nowhere.
I was having a more difficult time with special fx because I have never been exposed to it. In my mind, makeup has always been beauty — eye shadow, blush, and lips. So now that we are working on bruises, cuts, and wounds, it makes me cringe a little. In a good way, of course! The most rewarding thing to me was receiving my final assessment photo. Seeing my vision come to life so beautifully brought me great happiness. I really felt that I succeeded in bringing my concept to life.
Here are sum photos of my work completed during classes.

Creative makeup by Elena Southcott

Creative makeup by Elena Southcott


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