Makeup School Day 2

Makeup Box

Say hello to my mini makeup box and thousands worth of high end cosmetics

Makeup school has made me feel so unworthy of blogging about makeup :)) Not only that, but it made me remember the horror that was UP. If you’re from UP, you’d know how difficult it was to get through the professors, the classes, and achieve the high standards that they are known for. Excellence is what it’s called. And now, with makeup,  with something I thought I had some above average knowledge. The more I know, the more I know I don’t know anything. It’s like literally throwing everything I’ve known about makeup outside the window.

Yet I love being here, learning about makeup. This course is so well-thought of, and the teachers are masters in their craft. Despite this, the HD Beauty and Fashion Makeup Course from HD Academy is not something I’d recommend to everyone. Here’s why:

  • The course is designed to train people who’d like to become a professional makeup artist. It’s not simply about learning how to put makeup on yourself. It’s definitely going to ask a lot of investments from you: money, time, and lots and lots of hard work.
  • Like I said earlier, you will have to invest money to buy quality products in order to achieve the look you are gunning for. I had to buy (not required) an RCMA Foundation Palette which costs around 6,500php, which was not really in the plans, but when you realize how little of it you have to use to get the same effect when putting on a third of a bottle of say, Revlon, or Maybelline, you’ll realize that these products are expensive because they are more durable, more pigmented, and allows for more faces to be applied on.
  • It’s time consuming! I told you, class was supposed to end at three in the afternoon, but that’s only for the lecture and the demo. After three, the grueling hard work starts. You shave the eyebrows to perfection, mix foundation, match it with the color of the neck, mix shades until you get a perfect base match, etc. I guess I’m having difficulty because I got used to getting a bottle of foundation and just slapping it on my face until I get the coverage I need. But with the kind of products you’ll be using, it will require patience and dedication to be mixing foundation, concealer, blush, using a spatula, on a mixing palette these to get the look you want. If you’re not up to the challenge, then this might not be for you.

I’m not complaining, though. It is hard work, and I feel really stupid and incompetent, and not cut for this at times when I compare myself to my classmates who always finish ahead of time. But this is it, this is what I want to do. I’m a little slow, yeah, but I’ll get there. Nothing is never conquered by hard work and perseverance. And my determined outlook has always gotten me through life’s toughest challenges. – Hana

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2 comments to Makeup School Day 2

  • rmi  says:

    I felt the same way on my first day! which was last sat! Im so glad I found your blog. youre right when you said “Nothing is never conquered by hard work and perseverance.”

    • dollhana  says:

      Hi! Glad to know someone else who felt/ who’s feeling the same way. You’ll get over it soon, don’t worry. Besides, these people are not about speed, it’s about the results. So if it takes you more time to get the look you want compared to your classmates, just think that you’re learning more than your peers. :)

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