Put That Makeup Brush Down and Read This: My Personal Story And A Day In The Life Of A Makeup Artist
Born and raised in Moscow, Sergievskaya Anastasia is one of the most well-known hair stylists and makeup artists in Europe specialized in making ballroom dancers look their best self on stage. Not only she’s highly invested in her work, but she also has a 19 years background of dancing ballroom which connects her even more to this industry.
Anastasia goes to various dance competitions around the world. Her artistry led her to work with incredible professional dancers such as Olga Kulikova, Nina Bezzubova, Svetlana Gudyno, Elena Salikhova or Martina Varadi.
So Why Did I Become A Makeup Artist?
After graduating from a Masters in Sport I taught dancesport for 10 more years. Although dancing was a love of mine, I had something else in the back of my mind. So I went to take makeup classes and in the process, I got to work in a studio and get hands-on experience. After 7 years of working there, I ended up becoming an independent makeup artist.
How Is A Day In The Life Of A Makeup Artist?
If you’re wondering how does a stylist carry out their working day, know that it’s definitely no child’s play. You wake up at 4-5 o’clock in the morning, when the sun is not up yet, and you go full force with good energy to take care of other people who come at you bare faced and sometimes vulnerable.
How many people sit in my makeup chair in a day?
Well, the number of dancers depends on the length of the competition, and sometimes a competition may last for more days and the work is definitely more exhausting. I’m rarely standing still or have time to take breaks. It’s definitely not the typical work schedule. It’s an awesome gig, but it takes a lot of hard work. To do somebody it takes a while! As grueling as it may be, if it’s your passion you’ll enjoy every moment.
What’s My Source Of Inspiration?
I find inspiration in the discovery of great work. As someone always looking for beauty and perfection, I love to see my work getting better and better as the brush goes onto the skin, like a painter working on his canvas.
I’m thankful that I have a natural ability to not only make clients look beautiful but also feel beautiful. More than that, the look on the dancer’s face, when they see themselves in the mirror and are awed is unlike anything else. That’s what makes a makeup artist feel like they’ve done their job!
The most important thing as a makeup artist is to have people trust you. People, in general, are very particular about letting someone deal with their face or hair. You have to make them feel comfortable and that they are in good hands.
It’s not an easy job to be a makeup artist, you are the go-to expert in terms of beauty and people rely on your expertize to make them feel beautiful. Make sure you repay that trust with a great experience and an amazing result!
If you want to read more about Anastasia’s work, click here to read her other article on competition makeup.
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Born and raised in Moscow, Sergievskaya Anastasia is an established hair stylist and makeup artist in the dance industry and has done work on top-notch champions such as Olga Kulikova, Nina Bezzubova, Svetlana Gudyno, Elena Salikhova or Martina Varadi. Get in touch with her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sergievskaya_stylist/