As most of you know by now I have recently hired a wonderful young artist, Catherine Krahn. We have commenced training and she is more then excelling. The reason for my need for a second artist was I was just turning too many of you away! With a wait list of over 50 weddings last year and with the wedding season barely started and sitting at over 30, it was due time to get a second set of hands on the scene! As when most of you inquire you are looking for the style and look that I provide for my clients, I wanted to hire an artist who was willing to learn my techniques and practice them on our clients. Catherine comes to us with a great skill level and we've worked together and will continue to work together in training sessions to grow as artists and offer consistency to our clients.
Rather than me going on and on about her I thought I would ask her a few interview type questions to help you better get to know Catherine!
B: When did you first fall in love with makeup?
C: Growing up, I never considered makeup as something with which I could play and experiment. As soon as I started high school and discovered mascara (brown, at first! So natural and oh, how the times have changed!), my obsession quickly spiralled as I started adding eyeliner, foundation, eye shadow, etc! Now, it almost feels like the time when I didn't love makeup never existed!
B: When did you start free-lancing and putting yourself out there to book in your own clients?
C: I started freelancing with my own artistry a year ago. When I first started working at MAC Cosmetics, I began to consider branching out on my own. After I finished my course at Elegance Schools Inc., I actively sought opportunities to grow and help beautify the city! Social media is a big outlet for me, so I set up my own Facebook and Instagram to showcase my work.
B: What is your current work experience in the beauty industry (companies, salons, brands)?
C: I've been working in salons for a little over two years and that is where I found the inspiration to become a makeup artist. The atmosphere is so nurturing for young artists and I've always had a great support team in the salon! I've also be an artist at MAC Cosmetics for almost two years. I love being able to touch and try all the products that MAC has to offer! It's my kind of candy store!
B: What is your favourite part about the makeup application process?
C: My favourite part of the makeup application process is the skin. I love creating that dewey glow with a mix of so many great products. That is the moment that a look really comes together for me and I can finally see what I've been envisioning. Another favourite though is actually the end result! I love to see those happy faces in the mirror as my clients see their transformation!
B: Why did you apply for this position with Makeup by Brittany?
C: I applied to work with Makeup by Brittany because I admired her particular style of makeup. The winged liner, dramatics lashes, and glowing skin are all specific to my style as well, so I knew it would be a good fit! Plus, Brittany's application is flawless! And if you're going to learn, why not learn from the best?
B: Where are you from?
C: I am born and raised in London, Ontario!
B: Lipstick, bronzer or brows? Yes. You can only pick one! (I'm terrible, I know.)
C: How could I possibly choose just one?! Brittany knows I love all three equally but I would have to pick... brows! I love playing with brow shape and thickness. It is amazing how changing the brows can change the entire face!
B: What is your current favourite product to use on yourself and clients alike?
C: My current favourite is an e.l.f. product! The e.l.f. Studio HD Mattifying Cream Foundation is perfect for contouring after foundation because it blends beautifully into the skin and gives the perfect sun-kissed glow! Plus, you can't beat the price!
B: Describe your personal style in three words ;)
C: Classic, chic, and... Pink!
B: What is the most exciting part about this new venture in your makeup career?
C: I'm mostly excited to take this city by storm, beautifying everywhere we go! I know that my partnership with Brittany will grow into something amazing!
Let's give a warm welcome to Catherine and wish her all the best with her future in this industry! We are currently working on building Catherine for Makeup by Brittany on Facebook and Instagram (catformakeupbybrit) so please, share the love and give us a follow there!
To book in with myself or Catherine, please contact us here!