Claire is a 23 year-old Certified Makeup Artist. She is also a frustrated self-taught painter at heart and loves to draw, paint, craft and design almost anything. However, she began to lose her interest in art because her parents felt she needed a serious career path far apart from being an artist. Thus, she opted to take Economics as her major at the University of Santo Tomas, and aspired to become a Professional Researcher in the future instead.
Her makeup story all began with her hating makeup and thinking of it as a waste of time and money. However, during the summer of 2010, her interest towards it flourished. This is because of the influence brought unto her by a famous YouTube Beauty and Makeup Guru named, Blair Fowler (Juicystar07). Claire was moved by how Blair introduced makeup as a confidence booster. Hence, she started to follow the footsteps of Blair and other famous YouTube personalities and Makeup Artists such as, Michelle Phan, Stephanie Lange and Tina Yong.
Having been inspired by these YouTube personalities, Claire started giving importance to the idea of Makeup and Beauty. She then went to the extent of purchasing makeup products, and slowly started building up her makeup collection. She would opt to watch YouTube videos almost everyday just to have a mastery of what it is like to put makeup on. Her interests in painting pushed her to keep learning until such time that she started uploading her own makeup tutorials on YouTube. Fortunately, her Mom started seeing that she has a potential to make a living out of this industry. Hence, she was given a chance to express herself through the art of Makeup.
The irony in her relationship with makeup pushed her then to want to learn how to basically apply makeup on someone’s face and be called as a Professional Makeup Artist. Therefore, pushing her Mom to enroll her at a Makeup School to have an idea of what it is like to be a Professional Makeup Artist. She studied Basic Makeup Artistry (Batch 28) at the Center for Aesthetic Studies, Makati wherein she learned the basics of creating fashionable and edgy. She was vigorously trained by her instructor Mrs. Jill Ablaza-Tumbaga, a Freelance London-Trained Professional Makeup Artist which led her to have a desire more knowledge about the industry and about Makeup, itself.
The training that was given to her by the Center For Aesthetic Studies (CAS) pushed her to start her career as a makeup artist. Claire believes that with makeup comes confidence from within that encourages people to bring out the best in them. With her story, she aims to influence people from all walks of life to not only look good, but to feel good about themselves by trying on different hairstyles and looks that can boost their self-esteem.
One quote from Mark Twain that has helped her a lot in pursuing her dreams is: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great”. Knowing this will surely bring anyone one step closer to achieving their dreams. ♥
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(Updated last April 1, 2016)