Turning your dreams into a reality is rarely as simple as your ideal scenario. In real life I have a full time job, I am saving up to buy a house, and my current visa restricts me earning from a secondary income! So where does that leave me?
I am incredibly lucky to have a supportive husband. We agreed on a budget that we felt was right to invest in my kit. I researched a huge amount into which products where necessities, which were most versatile and which other MUAs swear by. I built the most comprehensive kit while spending the least amount of money.
In the following video I show all my products and where they are from:
As well as using all available resources to perfect techniques, I am planning the logistics of freelancing alongside work. I’m also Educating myself on the income and tax side. I am going to do everything legally, researching what T&Cs I should have and getting business cards designed.
Finally, and probably most importantly, I am using this time to perfect my skills as an artist. I have been spending as much time as I can making over my friends; it’s been a great way to get confident with my kit, my tools and my techniques, and to get my name out there by word of mouth.
While I am not yet in the position to launch my MUA career, the wheels are in motion. You can follow my progress in the ‘MUA’ section of my blog. I will share before and after photos and MUA related content.
I’d be keen to hear from any of my readers who are makeup artists or are looking into it.