"At first, it's really hard to make yourself known, but keep going and fighting if you really love what you're doing, because it takes time, but you will sure be rewarded."
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Anne-Marie, how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Anne-Marie. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
My passion started when I was 16 years old. I was into acting then, and I didn't know that I would give up the theatre for make-up.
Now, I am 22, and I am building a career out of this. It's hard because there are lots of talented people out there, but I think I'll be successful one day, because I sacrifice a lot of things for make-up. I love being creative and challenged with every look that I have to create. I love playing with colours and making people more confident about themselves.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Anne-Marie?
I wish that I would get to work more in the fashion and film industry, than doing make-up for events like weddings and so on. Don't get me wrong, I love doing beauty make-up, but fashion make-up and special effects require more imagination, creativity and thinking outside the box. And I love that. Slowly, but surely I am starting to reach to this "world".
How do you communicate with people Anne-Marie? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I usually try to make the make-up session a very relaxed and pleasant experience. I love seeing my clients smiling and chill. I am very open to their requirements because it's all about them. They have to wear that make-up and feel fabulous. Sometimes they are confused and don't know what to ask for, but I am asking questions so I can understand their personality, their style and usually it turns out to be a success.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Anne-Marie?
I would change nothing. I did it all by myself, and I am really proud of me. Because as a teenager I started saving money for make-up products, I sacrificed a lot of things, and I did my best. I don't know if there would be anything more.
Who is your hero Anne-Marie, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
My parents because they always encouraged me to do what I like and especially my mom, who brought me the first client and that's when I discovered that I want to be a make-up artist. And my aunt. Without her, I couldn't afford to pay for my make-up school, and I am really grateful for all her help!
How important are creative education courses Anne-Marie? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I am a really artistic person. Since I was a kid I sang, I acted, I played the guitar and a little the piano, I loved dancing and creative writing and drawing. And, of course, I took lessons for all these things, and it helped so much to develop not only as an artist, but also as a person.
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
At first, it's really hard to make yourself known, but keep going and fighting if you really love what you're doing, because it takes time, but you will sure be rewarded. And practice! Lots and lots of practice!
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Photographer (for cover photo, photo 2, 3 and 8): Anca Liana Ivanov @ivanovaphotography1