3 Lessons on Money Making
Editorial with Danessa Myricks

by Emily J. March 24, 2020
A makeup artist will always have clients if he knows
 how to produce gorgeous skin.
- Danessa Myricks
What graduates a makeup artist to a PRO level?! Getting booked for editorial, of course! Every artist secretly dreams to get their work featured with the biggest brands out here. However, not everyone realises what it takes to produce perfect editorial looks that wow millions consumers everyday.


Wondering what’s the secret that propels you from your private studio straight to working with models and celebrities?! Listen up, because we are dishing out the magical formula: unique style, technique and attention to detail. Master those and you’re on your way up!
Video credit @danessa_myricks
Thinking it’s impossible?! Wrong - we can give you an explosive example that is a complete powerhouse: Danessa Myricks. This woman started her career when she was 30 years old, taught herself working with clients and in time created her unparalleled technique that attracted the attention of thousands, allowing her to build a beauty empire including her own cosmetics line. All the while being a single mother of two. Who knew, huh?

 
So buckle up, 'cause we are about to break down the groundbreaking technique of Danessa Myricks on creating a breathtaking impeccable editorial look!


Excited to begin?! Let’s roll:

 

Lesson #1 - Skin preparation and cream products are your friends

Why does prepping the skin make or break editorial look? Well, moisturised skin receives makeup better and recedes the effort necessary to execute a flawless application. Pop a sheet mask on your model before starting to work, instruct them (if possible) to do so a night before also, since skin takes up to 8 hours to regenerate. You may also use an oil for added moisture, e.g. Danessa Myricks Beauty oil suitable for oily skin works, as well.

 
Creating an editorial look a PRO like Danessa picks 99% cream products. The reason for that: this type of product allows for quick correction and results in seamless texture on photos. More so, Danessa recommends working with one main product in different shades to minimize the texture aspect, personally, favors her Vision Cream Foundation, which is created as a concentrate to mix with oils, highlights to suit her work technique. However, you can pick whatever suits you best. So, stock up on cream blush, shadow, highlight and oil, those will be your absolute besties working on this

Lesson #2 - Pick correct tools and strategy

Take a pen and make a checklist to get enough fluffy and flat brushes, as well as, a clear palette to mix your cream products on. Flat blushes will be your jam when you need a more intense application and fluffy will work when working in layers for a more sheer and seamless effect. However, as far as blending goes - nothing works better than fingers (of course, sanitize your hands first and do not practise while quarantine) where you can actually control the pressure precisely.
Video credit @danessa_myricks


Take your skills to the new level and produce gorgeous editorial skin, like a Real PRO!

Sign up for Danessa's virtual makeup masterclass "Master Skin Complexion Fundamentals" and learn money making techniques. Plus receive an Ultimate Step-by-step PDF guide, PDF certificate and a PDF product list!

3 Lessons on
Money Making  Editorial with Danessa Myricks

by Emily J. March 24, 2020
A makeup artist will always have clients if he knows
 how to produce gorgeous skin.
- Danessa Myricks
What graduates a makeup artist to a PRO level?! Getting booked for editorial, of course! Every artist secretly dreams to get their work featured with the biggest brands out here. However, not everyone realises what it takes to produce perfect editorial looks that wow millions consumers everyday.


Wondering what’s the secret that propels you from your private studio straight to working with models and celebrities?! Listen up, because we are dishing out the magical formula: unique style, technique and attention to detail. Master those and you’re on your way up!
Video credit @danessa_myricks
Thinking it’s impossible?! Wrong - we can give you an explosive example that is a complete powerhouse: Danessa Myricks. This woman started her career when she was 30 years old, taught herself working with clients and in time created her unparalleled technique that attracted the attention of thousands, allowing her to build a beauty empire including her own cosmetics line. All the while being a single mother of two. Who knew, huh?

 
So buckle up, 'cause we are about to break down the groundbreaking technique of Danessa Myricks on creating a breathtaking impeccable editorial look!


Excited to begin?! Let’s roll:
 

Lesson #1 - Skin preparation and cream products are your friends

Why does prepping the skin make or break editorial look? Well, moisturised skin receives makeup better and recedes the effort necessary to execute a flawless application. Pop a sheet mask on your model before starting to work, instruct them (if possible) to do so a night before also, since skin takes up to 8 hours to regenerate. You may also use an oil for added moisture, e.g. Danessa Myricks Beauty oil suitable for oily skin works, as well.

 
Creating an editorial look a PRO like Danessa picks 99% cream products. The reason for that: this type of product allows for quick correction and results in seamless texture on photos. More so, Danessa recommends working with one main product in different shades to minimize the texture aspect, personally, favors her Vision Cream Foundation, which is created as a concentrate to mix with oils, highlights to suit her work technique. However, you can pick whatever suits you best. So, stock up on cream blush, shadow, highlight and oil, those will be your absolute besties working on this

Lesson #2 - Pick correct tools and strategy

Take a pen and make a checklist to get enough fluffy and flat brushes, as well as, a clear palette to mix your cream products on. Flat blushes will be your jam when you need a more intense application and fluffy will work when working in layers for a more sheer and seamless effect. However, as far as blending goes - nothing works better than fingers (of course, sanitize your hands first and do not practise while quarantine) where you can actually control the pressure precisely.
Video credit @danessa_myricks

Take your skills to the new level and produce gorgeous editorial skin, like a Real PRO!

Sign up for Danessa's virtual makeup masterclass "Master Skin Complexion Fundamentals" and learn money making techniques. Plus receive an Ultimate Step-by-step PDF guide, PDF certificate and PDF product list!

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