10 Things You Need To Be An Awesome Makeup Artist

A great makeup artist needs a whole bunch  more skills than just a talent for applying cosmetics. To really succeed, you need to be calm and dignified under pressure, graceful and ordered when working backstage on a catwalk show or in a busy studio and willing to get your hands dirty to show off your talent.

How do you master these makeup artist attributes? Jay Jay Rauwenhoff, international celebrity makeup artist and founder of Makeup School Sydney says to look to Japan as a leading example:

1. THE CALM

Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

2. THE DIGNITY

Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.

3. THE ABILITY

The incredible architects, for starters. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

4. THE GRACE

People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.

5. THE ORDER

No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.

6. THE SACRIFICE

Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?

7. THE TENDERNESS

Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.

8. THE TRAINING

The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.

9. THE MEDIA

They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.

10. THE CONSCIENCE

When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly!