● My Journey Into Makeup Artistry ●

I’m always getting so many questions as to how I got into makeup artistry & what I did to get to where I am. I did film a video on my Youtube a little while ago about this which I’ll link below, but I wanted to go a little more in depth & share with you what I actually went through to be where I am today.

I’ve always been into art. In my early high school years art was my absolute favourite subject. I loved being able to express myself with colour & shapes, even though I am a horrible drawer, playing with colour & creating random paintings, abstracts was what I loved most.  I spent a lot of time in the art department, it felt like a safe haven. I never graduated high school, it’s something that’s hard  for me to say & hate talking about it but it is what it is. It was hard, really hard & a huge change but I had to get over it. I left school at the end of 2010 & in March 2011 I started hairdressing.

Hairdressing was never my first option, it was always makeup but I went with hairdressing 1. because I wasn’t able to do the makeup course I wanted & 2. because my older sister is a hairdresser so many people were like ‘you do it too & then you can open a salon together’ I felt a bit pressured so I went with it. It was a fun experience, met some great people had some awesome teachers but hairdressing just wasn’t for me. I love styling hair, but when it comes to cuts & colours, keep me away! Early 2012 I went on to do a makeup course at the same beauty school as I did hairdressing, I knew it wasn’t the best place to go as I had already been there but I didn’t have many options & I wanted that certification!

The course lasted 2 1/2 months & I left with nothing. No knowledge, no technique, no confidence. I wanted to learn so badly, I got really depressed over it. I didn’t do much for a couple of months, my self esteem was so low I was too scared to do anything. Until one day I got really angry with myself, I knew I loved it, I knew it was what I wanted to do, so what wasn’t I doing anything? That was when I began researching & looking into different techniques, I watched so many YouTube videos & practiced morning till night. Every cent I made went towards makeup & I never stopped practicing.

I started posting my looks on Instagram, they weren’t always the best pictures, I was laughed at a lot & to be honest it really did get to me. But peoples nasty comments & snide remarks behind my back never deterred me. If anything, they only motivated me. I worked harder & kept practicing.. gosh I can’t even explain to you how much I practiced, I lost a lot of sleep over it! Eventually my technique improved, I kept posting on Instagram & people began emailing me for appointments! I couldn’t believe it was finally happening, I was finally getting to do peoples makeup, I was finally working my dream job! I’m still no where close to where I want to be, but I’m still working on it & practicing daily. I always get asked how I managed to put myself out there at such a young age, Instagram is definitely what helped me get my work out there. Had I not started posting photos of my work & looks people wouldn’t even have known I’m a makeup artist.

After everything I went through, all the work I put in I came to realise that I never needed to go to beauty school. I don’t know why we have it in our minds that we can’t be something unless we go to school for it. I’ve learnt that isn’t the case. You can be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it, are passionate towards it & put your heart, mind & should into every aspect of it.

Makeup Artistry isn’t just a job for me, half the time it doesn’t even feel like a job it’s so much fun. It’s a creative outlet I use to express myself. It’s my life & I put everything I have into it.

I hope this post answered all of your questions, I know this post is a bit long sorry about that! I hope that someone out there got something out of this & somehow this has inspired some of you to fight for your dreams.

Much Love ♡

Heidi

Heidi Hamoud

Heidi Hamoud is a highly sought after influencer, blogger, Youtube sensation and Melbourne-based makeup artist who is passionate about inspiring her audience of millions on a daily basis to be courageous, confident and empowered.

6 Comments
  1. Such a great post Heidi! Great to know how you got started! I’m in LOVE with your bridal and prom looks that you’ve posted on Instagram recently, would love to see a tutorial when you’ve got time! 🙂

    XO, G from grace’d

  2. I really appreciate you putting your story out there for people to know and be inspired by. I have been going through the same thing i didnt finish school an kept trying different things but i didnt feel like those were for me. I love doing make up and hair an making other people feel good about themself. Recently i just started to wear more make up because i to didnt wear it in school. I would love it if you could help me with things i should know. I follow you on instagram an love all your pictures but i hope the best for you heidi thank you for helping me be more determined 🙂

    Diamonddavida♥

  3. I loved reading this post because it made me feel better about myself. When I was eight, people began asking me “So, when are you getting braces?” Before that, I had never thought about braces because I was fine with the appearance of my teeth. Sure my teeth were crooked, but it never seemed to bother me. After that I became very insecure about my teeth and hardly ever smiled. I got braces last year and assumed that the comments would stop but they haven’t. Now they say “You look so funny with braces.” Reading your post made me feel better because I thought I was the only one who was picked on for their teeth. I wish there was some way for everyone to hear this message because I believe everyone has something about them that people criticize. And instead of pushing them down, we should work on lifting them up.

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