In late January, I had the opportunity to participate in a Makeup Jam at Binders Art Supplies and Frames.
What is a Makeup Jam?
I’m so glad you asked! A Makeup Jam is an event where makeup artists (both novice and seasoned), models, and photographers come together to focus on the best thing on earth…..MAKEUP!
While playing in makeup seems to be the most important factor of this event (excuse my bias as a makeup artist), the event’s overall purpose is so much more!
If you are a budding makeup artists participating in the Makeup Jam you get the awesome opportunity to work next to, assist, and gain hands on learning from seasoned makeup artists who have worked in the business for several years. While that may seem intimidating initially, it provides the budding makeup artist with helpful tips and tricks to ensure that their makeup application will be as flawless as possible.
What is also unique to this event is it offers the makeup artist with a model and photographer to work with. This offers the makeup artist an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field. You also gain experience creating work and walk away with stunning photos that aid in helping you build your portfolio and professional website! How awesome is that?
This particular Makeup Jam provided me with such a rewarding experience; namely learning from some of the premiere makeup artists in Atlanta. For those who are more familiar with her YouTube name, MakeupbyRenRen attended the event and created a whimsical and fun look for St Patrick’s Day complete with lucky green eyebrows and shamrocks galore.
Synthe, from SyntheOnline , (an accomplished airbrush makeup artist) was in attendance also and created an explosive Valentine’s Day look highlighting her airbrush bodypainting techniques, rhinestones and red glitter for the holiday.
The techniques of brush and sponge bodypainting were taught and used by Carla Raleigh to create a Mardi Gras themed makeup look. All hats and headpieces for the specialty shots at the event were created by Mad Crazy Hatter designs.
Other phenomenal makeup artists were on site too, Shalawn Willis the Beauty Architect and myself, and Jashley Alvarez.
On site throughout the day were Ken Turner from Images by K Photography, Byron Arnold of Byron Arnold Photography, with Tony Arnold of Arnold Photography. These gentlemen captured behind the scenes shots as well as professional well cropped images for professional networking purposes.
In short, if you are ever able to attend a Makeup Jam at Binders Performance Makeup, RUN TO YOUR NEAREST COMPUTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Such an experience could offer you an opportunity to develop your skills as an artist, expand your portfolio, and meet new people in the industry.
Written by Mia Powers, Professional Makeup Artist