First Blog post!

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So this is my first blog post and I have no idea how this all works. I actually was hiring someone to make everything for me because I literally have no clue about the layout or anything so I'm sorry if it looks quite boring. They said it will take about 4 weeks for production?! I didn't want to wait that long and I don't think the people that follow me would like to wait that long either. This is what we have for now....

I wanted my first post to be about becoming a Make-up Artist and advice for anyone out there who wants to become a Make-up artist. If it's really your passion you can do it! Being a make-up artist isn't just something someone does as a side job or just because it's a hobby, it is actually a job just like any other job that you should give your 100%. It may start off as a hobby and then built up to be your passion. I started make-up at around 14 years old but professionally at age 17 and if I told you the amount of knock backs I got you wouldn't believe! The knock backs got me frustrated but I never gave up, I carried on. When you have the passion for something and know you want to do it, don't let anything stop you, NEVER compare yourselves to others, you can aspire to be like another artist but don't say you're not good enough, practice, know your worth and just study it as much as you can.

Make-up is an art, it takes a lot of hard work to perfect, knowing the details such as skin color, shades, color theory, face shapes, eye shapes, nose shapes, there is so much. Often people are mistaken for surgery when it's actually MAKE UP! you can do anything with makeup but do remember make-up is not cosmetic surgery, it only enhances what is already there. I read a lot of books and spent a lot of my time at school in the art department. I practised make-up so much and I knew that's all I wanted to be, I wanted to be a celebrity make-up artist and do high fashion/catwalk shows because I was so inspired by fashion magazines my mum would buy.

I didn't let my age stop me, I was only 17 years old and I would take as many clients as I could, I worked with almost every skin color by the age of 19. Everyone would tell me to apply for a job at a makeup counter because anything I used I would sell it just like that to the client without having to speak about it. At 17 I applied to MAC and in the UK we have to go through a phone interview process (i still think this is so stupid!) it is a 10 minute interview where you just talk....i'm more of an artist so I didn't really like talking. there is 3 interview steps and I failed it, you could only apply once every 6 months and I failed the interview EVERY SINGLE TIME! what was I doing wrong? I studied the brand, I knew the products AND I knew how to apply. It was always a "unfortunately...." before the person would finish the sentence off over the phone, it got me so mad I literally wanted to cry "do they not know how much I love makeup and I want to do this every day!" I told my mum but my mum told me not to give up and that there's many more opportunities out there. I applied to a lot of brands but I couldn't apply more than twice a year because they were all under Estee Lauder. Eventually I realized that MAC here didn't care how good I was they just cared about selling so they don't hire an actual artist...more a retail assistant which killed the whole "MAKEUP ARTISTS COSMETICS" vibe. I WAS DONE with applying I had bigger plans and now I finally realize why I got all those knock backs, God had something better planned. I am living my dream, travelling the world, meeting people from different cultures and working on full day shoots where I get to express my self. I now think, working in retail would have been a prison for me, I wouldn't get to be as creative as I wanted to because I would be nagged at for not "reaching a sales target" I wouldn't be able to travel as often as I do, I wouldn't be able to hold seminars teaching other people what I know.

Please try your hardest if you are passionate about something, work hard to get where you want, be prepared for a lot of harsh words and knock backs because when you really want something you go get it. Practice as much as you can, upload your work on social media, continue reading books, going to seminars, spend money because it will be worth it and I am not just saying that.

I hope this story helped a lot of you and i'm sorry it was so long. I will post as much as i can xoxo Fyza
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39 comments

  1. So very very inspiring and a big congrats for getting where you are now!! X

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  2. Love this... Very inspirational!

    Excited to see more posts

    Seima , SeimaRahman.blogspot.co.uk X

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  3. Yess, finally! I've been waiting for you to start blogging! So inspiring and can't wait for future posts,

    Malika xx

    http://www.malikachady.blogspot.com

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  5. Thank you!! I am currently building clients in hair & makeup & it's slow!! However your blog has given me the confidence to keep going!! Shama Sattar

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  6. Love the blog already! Mashallah you are one talented girl, I always like your pics on insta you truly are an inspiration. So excited to read your reviews keep up the amazing work xx

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  7. Loving the blog already! This is really inspiring and makes me really want to follow my dream thank you.

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  8. Lovely story. Very inspiring. You are lucky your mom was a big support. I would like to start free lancing, but need some advice. Would you mind if a I email you? Thank you. Oh and do you offer courses in nY? Xoxo
    http://romanceandpearls.blogspot.com

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  9. Great article ! so inspiring ! and what about youtube video ?

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  10. Love the blog already. I really love your work and i hope i will be as good as you one day <3 Where did you learn all the this you knew at age of 19? And which books do you recommend?

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  11. So happy for your blog! I've had a dream to become a make up artist, but now i think i'm little late :) i'm 26 and expecting a baby :) anyway, i wish you lucky with a blog and will keep reading you! Sorry for my bad english, i'm from Serbia, Eu. xoxo Katarina

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  12. Thank you SO much for writing this, it's exactly what I needed to hear!

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  13. Sonia I am unable to comment on your instagram pictures. I tried reporting it to Instagram. I did not try to post a negative or scam comment :(.

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  15. Thankyou for sharing, was lovely reading your blog, goes to show when you work hard and are passionate you can achieve your dreams and much more... Your work is amazing and wish you all the best of luck for the future aswell :D... Looking forward to the next blog xxx

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  16. You're an inspiration to all who dream big and your never-give-up attitude is truly amazing! Well done on your achievements thus far, at 21 you should be extremely proud of yourself!

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  17. Fyza your blog was truly inspiring! Your work is amazing!! I hope up have a workshop in London soon! Well done it's amazing

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  18. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Been the biggest fan of you, screenshot every tip you wrote on Instagram. I am 17 aiming to be a makeup artist and people are underestimating me making me work harder to prove them wrong even people my age because at least I know where I'm heading and what I am passionate about. This post is very helpful and raised my hopes xx

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  19. Well done on your blog Fyza, you really are a hardworking and inspirational lady :) You deserve all the success, you're super talented. I remember you from the twitter days when you were a huge chris brown and even then you used to post a few pics from shoots and now i have been following you on Instagram since day one I've seen how much you have grown as an artist and all I can say is that you're getting better and better and loving the way your artistic flair just grows. Anyways I wish you all the best for both you and your sister. You're both so beautiful mashallah. Xx

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    1. Chris brown fan** sorry typing from a phone sucks lol

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  20. Congratulations on all your success Fyza, you deserve every bit of it. Your work is such an inspiration. I'm working hard to build my MUA career, poor health has heald me back for a few years but I won't let it stop me.
    Your story has given me more inspiration & determination. xx
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh

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  21. Amazing and very inspirational. Thank you sharing beautiful. I look forward to reading more of your posts. All the best! xoxo

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  23. What books would you recommend on color theory and technique

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  24. This post was very encouraging as I'm an aspiring make up artist, thank you and welldone for your succes

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  25. Wish I could be successful one day like you Sonia! I've always wanted to be a MUA but never had the courage. After reading this posts it's determined me to follow my dream

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  26. It's so true! I worked at a makeup counter and felt totally artistically blocked. It's true what you said. They don't how amazing YOU are. You're there to make money for them! Great blog post!

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  27. Great post! I follow you on Instagram and am obsessed with every make up post, I love it and wish I could re create each look! Can't wait to see more xxx

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  28. Omg I can SO relate to the MAC application thing, I got to the stage where you have to bring a model with you and do their makeup test and did everything on time and changed the look etc but the girl who tested me clearly didn't like me so I didn't get through. I had my hopes set on working for MAC but like you said, God had better plans and I'm glad I didn't get the job now coz it meant I could spend that time on building my own business.

    Well done on your accomplishments, I love that you're still so humble and believe people like you deserve all the best because you're genuine. Xx

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  29. I love your work so much thank you

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  30. This was so inspiring <3 you're great!

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  31. Love your work :) Im a freelance MUA based up north would love to go to one of your seminars!

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk x

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  32. Thank you for writing this out. You have truly inspired me. I am really grateful to be able to learn from you through your blog. May God keep blessing you and all your family, loved ones. I hope to work with you one day. Peace & Love Sister.

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  33. I am so happy I founf your blog!

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  34. I love your blog! I have literally stalked this blog since stumbling across it maybe a week ago. You inspire me to work harder and to dedicate my self to my craft because I often question and wonder if I am making the right career choice. But honestly I haven't felt happier and more my self than when I started dabbling in makeup. I know I have a lot to learn and practice but in the short time I have been practicing makeup, my talent is starting to show and I couldn't be more excited. So thank you again for sharing your talent and inspiring others!

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  35. OMG! You are so inspiring!!!
    I am into the whole makeup thing since I am 16! Today finally with the age of 21 I created my own blog. www.dolldiarylife.blogspot.com
    this entry is really inspiring me to keep up with my passion. As a med student it is not always easy to keep up with your private passion so much. People think makeup is just something we girls are doing to impress someone but it is far more! It makes us happy, it can show our inner self, it is an expression, an art! I hope I will be able to keep up with it and find an audience with whom I can exchange my tips and tricks :)

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