The making of Ever Belleza
I appreciate beauty. But beauty is quite relative to one’s perspective. But in the realm of makeup artistry, there seems to be a frame that must be followed, a hollow that can be filled with the foundation, concealers, blush and shadows every now and then. There must be something definite in an indefinite definition of beauty.
I tried to look for the top makeup artistry schools in the Philippines. I’ve come across many names like Center for Aesthetic Studies (Franck Provost), School of Fashion and Arts, Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and MUD. Those were the top schools that were commonly mentioned in the blogs that I have read lately.
My first choice was School of Fashion and Arts. I saw their FB post that the Basic MakeUp Training only amounts to P 6,500. I was very eager to enroll but their slots were only limited and the next available class was the Intermediate MakeUp Training. I find it awkward, though. Being such a newbie with makeup, I cannot see myself being in a class where I’ll miss the basics. So no more chance for me for School of Fashion and Arts.
The only choices were MUD, Franck Provost and Maquillage Professionel. These three schools were on top in terms of reviews.
MUD is quite the best so far on the list. It is considered as the “Harvard of Makeup Artistry.” That’s just capital W-O-W. But the price is also capital N-O for me. It’s like around P100k if I can still remember when I went there. But that’s because they offer diploma instead of just certification. So pass muna.
Next one was Franck Provost. My friend was a product of Franck Provost or also known as the Center for Aesthetic Studies. I checked on their programs and obviously it is one of the best schools that a newbie like me can enroll into. But the location is not quite a big advantage on my part. So I need to do away first with my dreams of studying there.
Now my last (and it turns out to be the best choice) in so many facets is the Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry. I have read plenty of good reviews from different credible blogs and some from their notable alumni. Plus, it is just 10 minutes away from my office so after class I can go to work without too much hassle. So without further ado, I saved up all my money and enrolled at MP School of Makeup Artistry.
I enrolled in Module 1 PRO: Facial beauty, Fashion & Photography Makeup for Professional Artists (50 hours). Its course description from their website:
Designed as an introduction to the art and craft of professional make up. It focuses on beauty and was designed for individuals who would either learn basic professional make up techniques or those who would like to further hone their skills in the areas of face correction, color, harmony, day and evening make up, make up for beauty photography, and fashion make up trends. Special attention is given to the different techniques of eye make up application.
The course is for P 35,000. I was able to get a free professional brush set valued at P 5,000 since I was able to enroll for their February promo. For further promos, you can check out their Facebook Page.
And since I’ve done researched before I actually enrolled, I saw that professional (and not so professional) makeup artists have their own Facebook pages where they post their creations. So I thought of making my own Facebook Page to promote my brand as early as now (arte lang). So I decided to make use of my last name (Belleza) which means beauty in Spanish (lucky me! LOL). And from the tip of my tongue, I finally spurted out “Ever Belleza.” Yes, it sounds like the famous affordable cosmetic line in the Philippines, Ever Bilena. So in one way or another, I owe them the branding that I have. By the way, their tagline is “beauty shines in you.” And since my last name must bear the word beauty in it, I need to make sure that it must be included in the tagline. I can no longer think of other taglines so I just probably made use of “Ever Beautiful.” So I hope one day you will also experience my craft as Ever Belleza to make you ever beautiful.
PS. Please like my Facebook Page “Makeup by Ever Belleza.” I would really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. 😉
To enroll at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry, here are the details you need to know:
2nd Floor, Shoppes at Bellagio
Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines 1634
Phone: +63 2 8464647
Telefax: +63 2 8468920
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