I paint faces. More later.
My very first professional make-up gig was in 1983, when I landed the dizzying title of Make-Up Artist to The Stars. You see, four good friends of mine were airband fanatics, and our current favorites were Motley Crue. This was a definite case of “The Make-up Makes the Man”, and I and my small kit of cosmetics were pressed into heavy duty all the way through the semi-finals and up to our eventual airband championship.
After these dizzy heights, I could not be stopped. By age 15, I went on to perform in airbands myself, but since I was still doing make-up for the whole ‘band’, I found myself a little rushed backstage. Nevertheless, after taking a stab at doing Motley Crue myself, our little troupe settled on the unfortunate sobriquet of ‘Kiss This’, and began some serious KISS covers and suburban touring. I learned some good greasepaint technique at this time.
Alas, after a short while our airband careers came to an end, hastened perhaps by a narrowly averted tragedy caused by one of our members.
About the only make-up job I’ve never held is children’s facepainter. Although if offered enough money I might consider it. Maybe.
I have been employed as a cosmetician for the recently deceased, spent years in the glamour makeover & photography business, and have tastefully buffed-up blushing brides all over town. I also have a thriving private practice as a genderbender, creating ladies from gentlemen, and vice versa.
I can make folks appear to be who they are, but more so–or, who they aren’t. Ever wanted a change in image? Like, a real big change in image? Talk to me. It’s my specialty.
I consider make-up to be a terribly fun way of playing dress-up, and heartily approve of it. And the single most important thing I stress is this:
Make-up is a game, a mask, a piece of performance art. Sometimes it’s a subtle enhancement of one’s own features. But if the make-up becomes necessary to one’s self-image, it’s time to take a holiday from it–or become a Mary Kay saleslady. Your face is fine just the way it is, you hear me?
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