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2.05.2016

Guest Post: Things my Makeup classes taught me



Another guest post from my one and only - Kirsten Voets. I do mention her in my posts quite frequently. Kirsten is my loyal travelling buddy (check out our Amsterdam/Berlin vlog here) and one of my BFFs. Recently she turned her life around by 180 degrees and decided to persuade her dream to be a makeup artist. I thought it could be a good idea for her to share her wisdom and lessons she learned while doing her makeup artist course. Maybe she will inspire some of you to do the same...


Since October 2015 I'm officially on track to become what I want to do for a living, or at least for now. I enrolled in an All-round Cosmetology class. I always sensed that I have a talent for make-up, face painting and drawing in general. And since the lovely girl that is the owner of this blog, who happens to be one of my best friends, introduced me to the wonderful world of makeup brushes and YouTube tutorials, I became obsessed with perfecting my make-up skills.

I have learned a couple of things in this make-up class that I'd love to share with you. Let's do this!

You know more than you think you do. 
Honestly, when we had our first class, there were so many people that literally did not know anything about make-up. Some of them could not tell the difference between a blush brush and an eyeshadow brush. All I could do is think 'But that's SO obvious!'.

Lesson learned: Whatever it is that you feel like you're good at, you will be (very) good at it. Don't doubt yourself, and most importantly, give yourself some credit.

Chasing your dream is scary.
I have two degrees, and I don't want to pursue a career in either of them. Make-up is my passion and I want to become very good, if not the best at it. The process of doing so is completely freaking me out and I often have to tell myself that what I'm doing makes sense, and that I won't fail.

Lesson learned: It takes a long time to realize what you want to do with your life, and when you do, it'll be one hell of a ride to become the person you want to become. But it's okay, Rome wasn't built in a day either, they say!

Positive energy is the key to success (Listen to DJ Khaled, he says so too).
My friends and family mean to world to me, and I know exactly which person to talk to when I'm feeling down (looking at you, Marta). It's a good thing to have people around you that are also pursuing a dream that is not necessarily conventional or fits the image society puts on us, the young and confused.

Lesson learned: Let's be confused together!


See Kirsten's social media here - WebsiteInstagram, Twitter. See her previous guest post here

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