Young makeup artist gets big break at Life Con
Makeup has the ability to make people feel confident and beautiful in their own unique way.
So says a young makeup artist, Angel Ah Tune, who is representing her small business, Glambooth Samoa, in the 2019 Le Independent Fashion Expo Convention (Life Con) Pacific.
The 18-year-old from Malifa told Samoa Observer that her line of work deals with using her artistic skills through the use of makeup products or cosmetics to enhance the beauty and physical attributes of a person.
“I started experimenting with makeup, testing it out how it’s done during my years in high school – straight after school I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a makeup artist,” she said.
She was a self-taught artist through watching many makeup tutorials on social media and managed to practice on herself and siblings.
“This is not my first time in Life Con – I also took part last year – being here gives me a great opportunity for my work to have more exposure through the marketing services that comes with this event.
“I was able to provide my services for the models in their photo shoots for promotion leading up to the main event which is this Saturday,” said Ms. Ah Tune.
The young makeup artist said she started small using products that were not expensive in 2017.
“As my business grew with more clients I received, I was able to afford expensive branded products like Mac cosmetics.
“I believe that there is a high demand for the kind of services I provide and it caters to various people, mostly I am booked for weddings, my busiest days is during prom season and my schedule becomes overbooked,” she said.
The only challenges she faces is during times when she does not have any clients, but sometimes she assists Yvette, who is the owner of Yvette's Hair and Beauty Studio at Tufuiopa.
“As a makeup artist I feel that makeup makes people feel confident and beautiful in their own way.
“My advice for those who also have an interest in this field is to make use of what they can get, it does not have to be expensive and you can create the same look with the products that are not pricey.
“Because I am the youngest artist taking part in this year’s show I feel that my youth, sense of exploration and hungry for more knowledge plus my own creativity makes me as an individual different from the rest.”
She added her clients have the freedom to choose whether they prefer a natural look or a lot of makeup, whatever suits their preferences.
Life-Con is a platform where designers, hair and make-up artists, models, photographers are able to present their services in a fashion event organised by Events, Marketing and Distribution (E.M.D.) and Emerging Artists (E.A).