I am pleased to announce a new feature on this blog called Wedding Professionals Unveiled. I thought my blog readers would enjoy getting to know more about the many wonderful wedding professionals out there, so I will be periodically posting brief interviews with various wedding professionals.
My first featured wedding professional is Rebekah Foxe from Makeup Artistry By Rebekah. Nothing is better than feeling completely beautiful and it is never more important to have that wonderful feeling than on your wedding day. I truly believe that the sign of an excellent makeup artist is one who will enhance the natural and internal beauty of the bride – Rebekah Foxe is a professional freelance mobile Makeup Artist, specialising in bridal, formal, glamour and photographic makeup that certainly meets this criteria.
Name: Makeup Artistry By Rebekah
Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?
I am located in Sydney and service the Sydney Metro and Greater Sydney Area including but not limited to Northern Beaches, North Sydney, Hills District, Inner West, Blacktown, Penrith, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Parramatta, Wollongong, Sutherland Shire.
How long have you been in business?
I have been in business for about 6 years.
What drew you to Makeup Artistry as a a profession?
I have always had a love and passion for makeup and did a makeup course back in 2000, “just for fun”. I was studying law at university and Makeup was something that was an escape from the mundane tutorials and boring lectures. In 2003 I was asked to do makeup for a friend’s wedding and everyone commented on what a wonderful job I did. My friend encouraged me to start my own business – so I took the plunge and undertook more study in Makeup Artistry, as well as purchasing the start of my ‘kit’. I always knew in my heart makeup was what I would end up doing. It was my passion.
For a few years I juggled two jobs – I was working full time as a lawyer as well as seeing makeup clients on weekends. It was tough, but I loved it. Now I have put my legal career on hold while I have a family, and am able to wholly concentrate on my makeup clientele. I now have a thriving business with wonderful clients and I am so thankful to work in something I love, that doesn’t interfere with my job as a mum.
What do you feel sets you apart as a Makeup Artist?
I really do think I have the ability to highlight the beautiful features in my clients. I love what I do and am always willing to make an extra effort for my clients and to accommodate their every needs – no job is ever too big. I am often hailed as being friendly and laid back, which I think is important in a makeup artist – especially when you’re dealing with highly emotional and anxious clients who only want the best for the biggest day of their life. I think what also sets me apart is the quality of products that I use. I only use professional photographic makeup which really does last all day (just read the testimonials on my website to verify this!).
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the look on my client’s face when they see how glamorous and beautiful they really are.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?