Pitch: Watch an Aspiring Makeup Artist Highlight His Strengths


– One thing I always strive for when I do makeup on someone that I’ve never done before, is to make them look at themselves, and be like, this is the
best I’ve ever looked. (upbeat music) – I’m Joey Healy, owner of
Joey Healy Eyebrow Studio, here in Manhattan, and I’m also a professional eyebrow stylist and makeup artist. – Hi, my name is Armando, and I wanna be a celebrity makeup artist when I grow up, ’cause there’s a lot of opportunities, it’s therapeutic to me, and you get to express your creativity. I wanna build a clientele by getting a high volume of bookings, build a following on Instagram, and I wanna take classes for makeup. – There’s a lot of women out there that are makeup artists, and they’re very competitive. Is it intimidating for you? – I think males give a
completely different perspective. Women have grown learning about makeup as a way to make yourself pretty or cover the pimple, but the way I look at makeup is, it’s just like an art form. – Your mom wants to see you succeed and have a happy life, and be fulfilled, it’s definitely competitive, there’s no doubt about it, but a lot of hard work, and a lot of sacrifice, will make you successful. – At first I was very hesitant to let my 13-year-old brother do my makeup one day. But I’m really glad I gave
you the canvas to work on. – I remember my first
client who I did makeup on. It was for a Halloween party, and I went to put fake eyelashes on her, and I glued her eyes completely shut. Totally shut. – I love makeup, and I love
everything about makeup, and I don’t think there’s a plan B. – We’re gonna have a
challenge for you today. Now imagine you’re getting
your sister ready for prom. So you come up with the most creative, amazing, outside of the box prom makeup look possible. Do you think you could do that for us? – Yeah. – Awesome. – [Armando] Well before doing
makeup I’m always nervous. Especially when I do
crazy eye looks and stuff, I’m always afraid that, am I really good enough to do that? – Armando right now is
on a very early phase in his journey. I like to see the confidence and vigor he’s putting forward with it, because you do have to trust that it’s all gonna unfold. – Honestly, I was really worried about first opening my Instagram page, because I was like, oh what if people don’t like it? What if I’m not good enough to post? What if people from my school find it and they pick on me over it? And it’s not good. – It’s very different for a
male to be in this industry, especially the way he is, and how prominent he wants to be. I feel like that’s tough
in a high schooler’s world. – I understand when you share your work, it’s really scary. As you work as a professional, that’s gonna happen. – Today, I feel like I
really challenged myself with the look that I did. Coming out of the box, I haven’t really experimented with before, and I’m happy with how it turned out. – I’m so proud of you. You did such a great job. Not only is the final look beautiful, but I really can see your personality in this look. Which is incredible. – You just don’t know what to expect, and that’s what’s exciting about it. This is way better than all
the makeup I’ve ever done.

9 thoughts on “Pitch: Watch an Aspiring Makeup Artist Highlight His Strengths

  1. 0:53 I really liked the video until he insinuated women would just use makeup to cover a pimple and that they don't use it as an art form either. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Many many people see it as a art form. Much luck to Armando hope he suceeds though.

  2. For a guy who has the same first name as me, I wish him the best of luck with what he’s going for. This is for all of the Armando’s in the world.

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