Emily Louise Parker
Emily Louise Parker
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What is unique about me? I would say that I have always stayed myself no matter what has happened in life. I stay true to myself and stick to what feels right. I do not let anyone pressure me into anything.
Emily Louise, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Make-up Artist?
I have many many passions in life, some I have already accomplished. Other than being a makeup artist, another passion would be to do ballroom dancing again. I started off with makeup very early on at the age of 13. I started off quite crazy. Lots of glitters and lipgloss. Ã s I got older I watched more tutorials on youtube such as Carli Bybel and practised on myself. Every year I would improve, and I would be known as the makeup artist. That's when I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I love making people feel beautiful
Who is your inspiration in life Emily Louise? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is my mother. She always inspires me to be creative and open-minded and explore. I would say the way I keep inspired is to stay on top of things. I brow magazines, the internet, makeup in shops, and from seeing different colours and designs, I get inspired by those and create my own.
We all make mistakes Emily Louise; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Make-up Artist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Luckily I haven't made any mistakes yet. But if it were to happen to me, I would stay professional, and polite, and remember to listen to the other person so that the situation can be handled properly.
Emily Louise, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Make-up Artist, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I make sure that I know all my clients well so that when I talk to them, there is always something to say. I keep interest in them, and I also let them know my rules and what the preferences are for them and myself as a freelance makeup artist. I always stay polite to every one of them and make them feel equally as important.
Please tell us, Emily Louise, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Make-up Artist?
I always keep a plan of what I am doing and what events I have coming up. I write down each shoot I have to do and who I am doing it with. I have to check when, where and the timings so I can prioritise them well.
Emily Louise, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I make sure that I don't make them feel pressured. Firstly, I listen to what they have to say and what they like. After listening to them, I tell them how I feel and my ideas, and show them the benefits of how my way would work better now and in the future. An example would be when a customer had a bad coloured eyeshadow on, and she wanted another colour, which also did not suit her. Ã¬ told her that the colours that she saw were nice, but that they weren't right for her. I showed her what colour I would have used, applied it on for her to see, and told her about the benefits of this particular colour. By letting her know how it would make things better, I persuaded her to buy the product. During that process, I stayed polite and listened.
Emily Louise, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Make-up Artist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
There was a time when I did a photoshoot with an older lady in her 70's, and she had told me that she wasn't confident in herself because of the wrinkles. While doing her makeup, I spoke to her and got to know her well. She was lovely, and after doing the shoot, she saw the pictures and told me that she felt beautiful and young again, with a big smile on her face. This is what I do it for, to make people feel beautiful.
Emily Louise, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I had the chance to do an 'Art of the century' shoot with a gorgeous dark-skinned model. I used bright colours and metallics all over her face and chest, outlining the face with a rainbow of colours, which looked amazing as it contrasted so well. The look turned out to be amazing, and it was something I had never done before.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Make-up Artist?
I would say stick to your style, be yourself, take every opportunity you can, be organised and of course enjoy every minute of it!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am. NYX Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Chanel, Benefit. A lot of the big brands. I am looking to do a look with the brand.
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