Annabel left the College in 2017 after studying her Level 2 and Level 3 make-up courses. Once finishing college she took a year out to try and figure out what her next steps were, during this time she worked on a cosmetics counter at Debenhams which helped her decide what to do next.
Annabel said: This was great experience for practicing on different skin types and tones, I found it built my confidence on doing makeup on strangers as well.”
After doing a short course in Bath during 2018 Annabel then decided to take the plunge and start doing make-up full-time.
She said: “This is easier said than done especially when you live in Lincoln. However, after continuously pushing myself and contacting anyone and everyone that will listen, I feel like it’s really starting to pay off.
“As a new make-up artist (especially in fashion) it’s common to assist bigger make-up artists. Assisting is an amazing opportunity to learn new skills, make new contacts and learn set etiquette.
“It’s not something that’s owed to you as a new make-up artist, so you need to ensure that you deserve to be there. Just remember it’s a small industry and everyone knows everyone.
Annabel has had the honour of assisting on commercial shoots including Lucy Joan Pearson for Biritish Vogue, Emeli Sandé’s latest album ‘Real life’ and Australian make-up artist Isabelle De Vries to name a few.
Annabel is currently working as a freelance make-up artist but has recently been taken on by Boohooc.om as a hair and make-up artist.
On studying at College Annabel said: “I loved the freedom that college gave me in comparison to school, as well as the chance to meet new people.
“It really is an amazing experience, so learn as much as you can and grab every opportunity that comes your way.”
If you’re interested in studying make-up with us, don’t worry – it’s not too late to apply for this September. Find out how here.