Student Carolina Alvaro contacted us in September 2016 asking if we could put together some weekend courses for her to specialise in Fashion Make-up.
She had already studied a two year course in Make-up Artistry in her home country of Spain and found that her interest lay in Fashion and Photographic.
We put together Four Weekend Workshops concentrating on Fashion & Editorial, Creative & Beauty, Catwalk and Close up Photographic Make-up and Airbrushing.
We was very impressed with Carolina’s skills as a make-up artist and really feel that her confidence grew with each course that she attended. It helped that Carolina was focused on the career that she wanted and she put a lot of time in away from the course designing face charts and call sheets directed by us.
Part of this course was also teaching Carolina how to network and find people to work with so that she could create a professional portfolio that truly shows off her skills as a make-up artist.
We was so impressed not only by Carolina’s ability to carry out a make-up to a very high standard but also by her personality that we wanted to be able to give her a few work opportunities, which she was more than grateful to be a part of.
Firstly, Carolina attended a photoshoot with Principal Amy Prifti. Originally Amy wanted Carolina to assist her but as the workshops progressed, Amy felt that it would be more beneficial to arrange a model for Carolina to create her own looks on.
In total, three unique looks were created on Model Alice James which ended up being published in Femme Rebelle Magazine.
Photographer – Martin Higgs
Hair stylist – Amy Prifti
Retoucher – Stefka Pavlova
Carolina was overjoyed with the results of this shoot and the fact that the images were accepted to be published and we are extremely proud of her.
Following the success of this photoshoot, we invited Carolina along to be one of the key make-up artists for a fashion show that we sponsored – Front Row South East. This was held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Hastings and was an extremely demanding show with 18 designers, 45 models, 2 musicians, 1 presenter and 2 judges to make up.
It was a great opportunity for Carolina to be a part of and she coped really well with the demands that were put on her. Once again, these images ended up being published in Afi Magazine.
We are so proud of Carolina and everything that she has achieved and we are extremely happy to have been able to offer her these opportunities.
Carolina has now moved back to Spain where she has a few interviews lined up to become a make-up artist for a television series and we can’t wait to see what her future holds for her as a make-up artist. It really does show that if you work hard, believe in yourself and have the talent, the only thing stopping you from progressing is yourself so if you can gain confidence by gaining work opportunities, you can move forward and progress.
Please note that on top of all the courses we offer at the Sussex Make-up Academy, we are more than happy to put personalised courses together that meet your requirements so please get in touch.