Monday, 4 April 2011

Graduated from AOFM...hooray!

I am very proud to say I have graduated from AOFM with a certificate of combined Foundation/Advanced Makeup 

I have spent two weeks in London on an intensive course covering the broad spectrum of skills needed to be a freelance makeup artist. topics covered were:
  • Smokey eyes
  • Foundations- powders creams ,skin base prep and prime and concealing
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Avantgarde make Up
  • Catwalk make Up
  • Body painting (greasepaint, and water based)
  • Bridal
  • Editorial looks
  • Sculpting and high lighting for face
  • Red lips
  • Ethnic skin and male grooming

The great thing about the course is that we had a tutorial from a different working makeup artist everyday, all of whom have worked in the industry for years, we got to see their portfolios and pick their brains about the industry and what makes a good kit.

We also had a shopping day where we had the opportunity to buy from Bobbi brown,Mac, benefit, Shu Umera, bare essentials and  Charles Fox with up to 35% discount!!!..I spent a fortune but love my kit now and cant wait to get to work!

My essentials for a kit are:

  • Shu Umera SPF Moose base
  • Shu Umera Eyelash curlers
  • Shu Umera 7H lip brush
  • Shu Umera eye liner wirh refills
  • Mac face and body C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
  • Mac Medium Mixer (fab for using pigment on lips and eyes)
  • Mac full coverage for concealing
  • Mac skinfinish in soft and gentle
  • Mac strobe cream
  • Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks
  • Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in Bone ,Natural and Golden  (perfect for bridal)
  • Laura Mercier translucent powder for setting
  • Benefit brow set
  • AOFM Brush set
I definitely would recommend this course for anyone interested in Makeup and hair as a my opinion its the best out there.

Not only do you get the training but the aftercare is great! you get the opportunity of working at London fashion week and assist on shoots, there are also masterclasses with leading artists in the industry which are free if you do the courses.!/profile.php?id=1244653768  AOFM face book page


  1. shuuemura or elf?any suggestion?URGENT!!!

    Best Of Luck!!!
    best eyelash curler

  2. Amazing... congratulations!!!!

  3. I'm having a giveaway on my blog right now for a necklace from pure jewelry if you'd like to check it out. xx

  4. wow, im really hoping to go to this school this year, i hear its one of the best!!

  5. Yes its great and the aftercare is second to can find them on facebook too x

  6. would really love to go to school here!


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