In case you haven’t heard yet, we recently sent out an invitation to our first balik-alindog class and we can’t contain our excitement to meet you all in the flesh. We deem it necessary to introduce our resource speakers and, today, we’ll start with the hair and make-up artist Maita Atienza.
Lornadahl: Tell us about your career as a make-up artist. What got you started in the make-up industry? What do you specialize in?
Maita: I’ve been a makeup artist for 3 years. I stopped working and started selling cosmetics and thought that I would be more credible as a makeup seller if I became an artist. So I took classes at HD Makeup Studio under Jeave Gabiana and Stef Chua-Sing. Before long, I was a full time makeup artist and I stopped selling cosmetics. I specialize in weddings, but I sometimes get work in production.
One of the many weddings she worked on. Photo obtained from Maita Atienza MakeUp fanpage
Lornadahl: What is your biggest challenge as a make-up artist?
Maita: My biggest challenge as a makeup artist is keeping to a schedule. A lot of things can happen on set or on location that it’s easy to skip meals. So it also makes it super hard to stick to a diet. But other than that, I’m very happy to be in this position where I can choose clients.
Lornadahl: What is your biggest accomplishment as a make-up artist?
Maita: So far my biggest accomplishment was being able to work with a local government unit (for their office head shots) and a large accounting firm. They are my most high profile clients to date and it feels very rewarding to be trusted by people with such high standards.
Lornadahl: Awesome! What else would you like to achieve as a make-up artist?
Maita: I would love to have my own makeup brand — and not just any makeup. Real high definition airbrush makeup. The number of makeup artists in the Philippines is growing and I think it’s only fair that we have our own quality cosmetics to help cut costs in the business.
Lornadahl: What’s in store for us on Glam Tales?
Maita: I’ll do an ultimate foundation work demo with contouring and highlighting that can be the base of any makeup they work.