One To Watch: Makeup Artist Lisa Doyle
This week’s One to Watch goes to the incredibly talented Makeup Artist Lisa Doyle. Lisa chats all things makeup, beauty and future with RSVP Magazine’s Susan and she has shared her best makeup tips with us all.
Hi Lisa! Firstly, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m 37 years young and I’m married with 4 fabulous kiddies! I’ve been a Makeup Artist since 2011 and located in the midlands. I am absolutely obsessed with makeup a massive impulse buyer. My life can get pretty hectic at times but I absolutely love what I do and wouldn’t change it for the world.
Did you always know that you wanted to pursue a career in makeup artistry?
No not at first, it took me a while to realise what I wanted to do. I knew I wasn’t happy with my current job and wanted something different but just wasn’t sure what! I came across a basic beautician course and said I’d try it out, which I duly did, but found it wasn’t for me, but I loved the makeup side of things which was pretty basic, but it just gave me a glimpse of something that appealed to me. So roll onto 2011 after having 3 of my kids, I decided to do some MUA courses. I signed up with the Zoe Clark School of Makeup in Dublin and loved every minute of it.
Where do you get your inspiration for looks from?
I absolutely love watching other makeup artists such as Lisa Eldridge, Monika Blunder, Charlotte Tilbury the list goes on really but these ladies create amazing looks that are just so elegant and timeless. These are my inspiration and my motivation to create a flawless beautiful makeup on clients.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date would have to of been when my name came across the Ireland AM credit bar for a makeup slot, working with Xpose Beauty Magazine and of course RSVP.
If you could makeover any celebrity, who would it be and why?
God that’s a tough question because there are so many that I would love to work with, but if I were to choose just one, Jennifer Aniston, I think she is just stunning and seems like a really nice lady and someone that I would get on quite well with.
What is your favourite thing about your chosen career?
My favourite thing about been a makeup artist is working with brides on their special day. It is such a privilege and honour when you are chosen to be their makeup artist and you get to share in such lovely memories on the morning of their wedding.
Is there anything you would change about your job if you had a chance to?
There is nothing I would change other then make a clone of myself so that I wouldn’t have to be turning people away!
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is clients leaving feeling their most beautiful self and having the chats with ladies I have never met before and gaining some fab friendships.
Do you have any advice for someone starting out who wants to pursue makeup as a living?
It’s a tough industry to get into but it’s very rewarding, my advice would be patient, what’s for you won’t pass you. Be 100% committed to your job and be professional at all times. Word of mouth will get you the next client. Start your business page and post every single client picture you can take. This is a great way of showcasing your portfolio; people love to be able to see previous client pictures.
What would you say is your favourite makeup brand and why?
If you had asked me that question 3 years ago I would’ve said Mac Cosmetics all the way, but there are so many other brands that I love such as Nars, Estee Lauder, Chanel etc… and it’s not just high-end products that appeal to me brands such as, Rimmel, Catrice, Makeup Revolution and Penney’s PS Love range are producing some amazing products!
Do you have any top makeup tips you can share with us?
The most important makeup tip would be prepping the skin. Skin prep is so important before applying makeup. It will make your makeup look flawless while also lasting longer. By simply cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturising can give your skin that extra lift before makeup application. Add your favourite illuminator to the high points of your face, tops of cheek bones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow to create that natural glow from within. Let these products settle into the skin for at least 5 minutes before continuing with your foundation routine.
If you weren’t a makeup artist, what do you think you’d be doing instead now?
If I wasn’t a makeup artist I would having went on to do an Accounts Technician course, so probably something in that line of work.
Where do you hope to see yourself in five years from now?
My goal 5 years from now would be to have a successful makeup artistry career, work with some amazing brands and to also work together with other makeup artists and form one big glam squad!! That would be pretty cool!
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