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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

MUA Seminars & Classes

In December i enrolled in Boca Beauty Academy . You can say it was a head start on my new years resolution . I have always had a passion of makeup , beauty and art , i always did makeup as a hobby for friends family and myself . My closest friends and family have always pushed me to peruse a career as a MUA i just never really gave it much thought . Until this past December when thinking of ways for feather my future and take some time to work on myself .

I took a week of seminars with one of the country's best MUA Valentina Gonzalez . The week consisted of a three day boot camp in MUA  , two day air brushing course , Eye lash extensions and finished with bridal . The three day boot camp was a lot of things i already knew just from watching you tube and reading books , but having that hands on time with an experienced artist there is why i signed up. She showed us how to make it that much better , cleaner and polished .

Model : Tierra 

Then came air brush , my new found love . Previous to this i had never tried out air brush on myself nor have i done it on others . The results you get are phenomenal , you achieve that flawless glowing finish with half the amount of product . We went over taking apart your gun and how to properly maintain it as well as what you can put threw it and how . We where set up with a Temptu Pro compressor and gun , there full foundation line and blush and highlighter set . 

 Model : Jermaine
Air Brush & Cover Facial Hair
Model : Nikki
Air Brush & Navy Smoky Eye 

Eyelash extension's was something that i was unsure about until that day . The day was long and the processes was tedious . You have to have steady hands and lots of patience . You are fusing a single eyelash with a synthetic extension one by one till you build up the lash look of your client . The out come is stunning .  We learned how to properly , safely apply them and maintain them . 

  The last two days where spent on bridal makeup and we touched on hair briefly . I was surprised to learn that i really do enjoy the bridal aspect of the industry and i am quite good at it . We went over the most requested looks , trials , contracts and marketing . We combined all we learned and where put to the test in mock up interviews and trials . The picture below is my finished product .

Model : Elizabeth Ascione
Air Brush Bridal

For people who want to know if its work going to some sort of schooling or taking some in depth seminars i HIGHLY recommend it . Not only do you learn but you get to meet people just like you how are in love with this industry and what you can achieve . The things you learn will stay with you forever , you will build on them but to me more impotent are the contacts and friendships you will make with your fellow MUA's .

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  1. Melissa, you are an absolute DOLL and have developed into an incredible artist in the few days you spent with me! You tangled your own knowledge and style with the latest techniques taught and created ART.It was an honor having you in my class and hope to work together to make people around the nation as glamarous as they can be!!! Much love xo Valentina

  2. this is great, love your blog. hope you can follow back : )

    1. Thank you so much Dee , I my profile some times comes up as Melissa Lopez that's my maiden name i have updated it .

  3. You do amazing work!! I'm def following you & can't wait to see more posts! plz ck out my blog as well and follow back.
    Get Glam

    1. Thank you Natasha , I love your blog i found it on beautylish yesterday and immediately started following . You have wonderful sense of style . I look fwd to your post as well .