Being a makeup artist means long days and early morning starts! Anyone that knows me knows that I am not a morning person… I set three alarms before I actually have to get up!
Some may think it’s silly, but an extra 10 minutes is everything to me. I even ask my boyfriend to set his alarm as well and make sure I’m awake because I do have a talent of sleeping through alarms, so better be safe than sorry, right?
I always get asked when I show up to a makeup job, ‘how do you look like that this early in the morning?’. Over the years I have taught myself how to get ready within 20 minutes, which means full face of makeup, hair, dressed and out of the door.
I can’t just chuck my hair up in a messy bun and put a coat of mascara on. Well, I can, but I feel you have to be well presented no matter what time of day. Especially when I’m about to go do a client’s makeup for her wedding day. Do you really want your makeup artist to rock up looking like she just rolled out of bed? Even though most of the time I probably have!
Don’t get me wrong, when I’m up I love it, there is nothing like an early morning sunrise, everything seems so peaceful with hardly any traffic on the road. You can enjoy your morning coffee on the drive. This is also a must for me; as long a I have my coffee I’m good! At the end of the day I love my job and would not trade it for the world, even if this means early morning starts!
Above is a picture of the sunrise on Camden bridge, that my best friend Erin took on her daily morning run. She is a massive inspiration! If this doesn’t make you want to get out of bed every morning, I don’t know what does.