The beauty industry brings out a lot in the individuals that so humbly keep it in check — and work ethic is large part of how the creativity keeps flowing. We asked five of our favorite makeup artists for the best career advice they could give us — and here are the words of wisdom they had to share.
“Learning to cultivate your emotional intelligence and empathy is a key to success. Learning to listen without judgement will increase the connection, trust and knowledge you have to make your clients happy. Also, being collaborative and having a good reputation is everything in this business. Honor your commitments and you will leave happy experiences and memories associated with your name.” - Alex Sanchez, Lancôme National Makeup Artist.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.