Exploring my creativity and learning new things are really important to me and I love meeting people. I recently signed up for a weekly professional makeup course to reconnect with the artistic side of myself.
Applying makeup is much more than just applying products to the skin, it’s quite technical. With each person, you must choose the right products to suit their skin type, and then there are so many different possibilities and approaches you can take. For me, it’s about understanding the person and being able to highlight their personality through the art of makeup.
Each week on the course there are different teachers with their own unique styles and techniques. I really enjoy learning from them, and I have a new appreciation for professional makeup artists. Did you know that during Fashion Week, two makeup artists are working on each side of the model’s face?! They work under a lot of pressure and must collaborate effectively to be able to deliver consistent results.
I truly believe in the power of teamwork. For me, collaboration is the key to success. And this is something I value a lot while working at Colt. I find my role quite cross-functional, and I get to work with many different people from different parts of the business. This enables me to understand other perspectives, share knowledge, and find new ways of working. It makes me enjoy my role even more knowing that the skills I’m learning and using at Colt are like those of professional makeup artists during some really important moments in their careers.