“Weddings, night out makeup, TV gigs and much, much more are all gone. All income, gone”
The rage that rippled through the beauty industry when those adverts came out was palpable. I am a makeup artist and makeup artistry lecturer that lives in Scotland. Since March 2020, I have not been allowed to do makeup on another person's face unless they have a mask on and I am standing to the side or behind them, we all know that's impossible, don't we? So basically, makeup artists have not been able to work. I made the best of being stuck at home with only my own face to work on and ended up having lots of fun doing it. I got 15 minutes of fame from something that made people smile and I'm happy it did. I am also very lucky as I am still employed by my college and I am still able to teach my students. However, all demonstrations are done on me. Other makeup artists, in Scotland anyway, have been unable to work for nearly 11 months! Weddings, night out makeup, TV gigs and much, much more are all gone. All income, gone.