I’m curious, because I’ve heard a lot of people compare makeup to painting, and I loved art class in elementary and high school (I stopped in college because I was too busy taking boring sh*t like organic chemistry, ugh).
Especially makeup artists. I’ve heard that a lot — that they were one of the “art kids,” and they were into painting and drawing, so they got into makeup because it was a natural extension of that.
Do you have an artistic background? Because I don’t really. I mean, I like doodling and drawing logos and designs for connorclaire.com, and I played musical instruments as a kid, but I haven’t taken serious painting or drawing classes or anything like that as an adult.
I’ve always just liked applying makeup, and when I’d see a makeup look somewhere that I liked, I’d try to figure out how to do it on my own.
It’s funny, but have you ever noticed how much paint brushes look like makeup brushes? I remember going into an art store after I was really getting into makeup and having an aha! moment. “Oh! This brush looks like the flat brush I use to pack color on my lids, and this one looks like a tapered blending brush for diffusing color!” It makes perfect sense in hindsight.
Fellow makeup lovers, do you happen to have an art background? Inquiring minds want to know.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF! 🙂