'Body Art For Makeup Excellence' Review

 I had my tarot cards read the other day.  

Every now and again I go and something like that done as like a 'check in' to my life. My reading was insanely amazing. It was accurate to whats going on for me right now and really answered concerns I have. I have a lot to look forward to.

My 'Body Art for Makeup Excellence' course came up. I dropped dead. So did the Green Brush Project - but that's another story. 

One of the main points that came up is I will be changing the name of the course. That came as no surprise to me as some people have been hesitant to do the course because they think its a body art course... It's actually got nothing to do with body art.

My intentions for the course is that artists leave with a new confidence about themselves as an artist and now have access to exercises that will train the eye to see things differently - transfer that over to makeup application and VIOLA! We have a new confidence and ability to be creative and accurate. 

Last weekend I ran the first ever course in Sydney.

 

On the first day I take you through a range of exercises that you complete on yourself... its all about training your eye as well as knowing yourself as someone who CAN paint anything.

On the first day I take you through a range of exercises that you complete on yourself... its all about training your eye as well as knowing yourself as someone who CAN paint anything.

I had the usual concerns before the course... 'What if they dont like it?'... 'What if they dont want to do some 'inner' work?'... yada yada. We all have that voice in our head which can drive us crazy. By the end of the course... I could clearly see that I had concerns for no reason. They all got it. They all walked in with one way of thinking about themselves as artists... and left with a brand shiny and new way of thinking about themselves as an artist. 

SUCCESS! 

One of the first things I do in the course is an exercise. The exercise has you really have a look at what you say to yourself about yourself as a makeup artist... and then flip it on it's head. It's my favourite part of the course... and the foundation of it too. I do it for myself all the time and it causes me to be bold and do things that scare the crap out of me. 

I invited Nicola Harry along to my class to review it. Something that I thought could go either one of two ways... really positive... or really badly HA!

Her review of the course had me celebrate and rejoice in the fact that it was received the way I intended it to. 

Read THE BEAUTY PAGEs review here... 

http://thebeautypage.com.au/becca-gilmartins-body-art-for-makeup-excellence/ 

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So.. if you are someone who has been considering doing the course... here is what you can expect: 

On the first day I do some work with you around who you think you are as an artist. This is the gold and sets the tone for the rest of the week.

We then spend the day learning some exercises around accuracy and 'light and shade'. You don't need to know how to body paint and you don't even need to think you are good at it... that's my job to teach you all there is to know..  

The exercises aren't exactly pretty... but neither are any exercise you do in boot camp.

You then have a week to prep and plan for your body art project a week later. By the end of the first Saturday... you will have the inspiration and confidence to tackle this.

At the end of the day... the project isn't about the body art... it's about going for it as an artist with confidence... as well as taking actions that train your hand and eye for better makeup skills.

The week in between you have me as a coach. The girls from Sydney had me coaching via texts, phonecalls and skype dates. It was a blast!

Three girls started the course thinking they couldn't do body art... and this is what they got up to.  I am so proud of them!

Prac Day! It's all about conquering thought habits that haven't helped you in the past... and having a bunch of fun. I am there every step of the way to ensure you have a successful day...

Prac Day! It's all about conquering thought habits that haven't helped you in the past... and having a bunch of fun. I am there every step of the way to ensure you have a successful day...

Anastasia was the recipient of the Green Brush Projects scholarship for the Sydney course. She has gone on the become a painting machine! Can you believe this is her first ever body paint? All it took was someone giving her permission to believe she could. And the floodgates opened. Amazing!

Anastasia was the recipient of the Green Brush Projects scholarship for the Sydney course. She has gone on the become a painting machine! Can you believe this is her first ever body paint? All it took was someone giving her permission to believe she could. And the floodgates opened. Amazing!

Beq aced her edges... spending all day painting white edges against black will almost certainly improve her ability to nail a sharp lip line... this was just the beginning...

Beq aced her edges... spending all day painting white edges against black will almost certainly improve her ability to nail a sharp lip line... this was just the beginning...

Trish created an absolutely BEAUTIFUL 3d lace leotard for her 'Ballerina'... I cant show you the finished piece as the model wants to keep her final piece private... but take a look at Trish at work here. Not bad for someone who didn't think they could. ha ha ha Bollocks Trish... of course you can and you did!

Trish created an absolutely BEAUTIFUL 3d lace leotard for her 'Ballerina'... I cant show you the finished piece as the model wants to keep her final piece private... but take a look at Trish at work here. Not bad for someone who didn't think they could. ha ha ha Bollocks Trish... of course you can and you did!

Beq completing final touches...

Beq completing final touches...

Photoshoot time with Nellypro!

Photoshoot time with Nellypro!

Each artist receives a electronic and printed version of their work... nice work Beq... The funny thing about body art is you can spend hours painting and the actual shoot time is only a few minutes. It always seems strange to then go wash it off soon after. Something I may never get used to.

Each artist receives a electronic and printed version of their work... nice work Beq... The funny thing about body art is you can spend hours painting and the actual shoot time is only a few minutes. It always seems strange to then go wash it off soon after. Something I may never get used to.

Anastasia's Final Shot. A painted gown with pearls... an awesome use of the 3d technique I taught on the first day and a brilliant first body paint. My first body paint was amateur compared to Anastasia's effort!

Anastasia's Final Shot. A painted gown with pearls... an awesome use of the 3d technique I taught on the first day and a brilliant first body paint. My first body paint was amateur compared to Anastasia's effort!

Beq's Final Shot! I love everything 'Day of the Dead' and can really appreciate how hard it is to keep your lines clean between two contrasting colours... especially black and white. Amazing Beq! You can never say you are not creative EVER AGAIN!....

Beq's Final Shot! I love everything 'Day of the Dead' and can really appreciate how hard it is to keep your lines clean between two contrasting colours... especially black and white. Amazing Beq! You can never say you are not creative EVER AGAIN!....

My third artist Trish wishes to keep her work private. With much respect to her model of course I will do so. Her final piece was stunning. I am so happy for everyone and what they created... and also what they overcame internally so they had the freedom to paint.

I would love to share the heartfelt thank you I received from Trish... This was such an affirmation to me that this course DOES make an impact and difference. It's not a course to come and get a Body Art image for your folio... it's a new way to think. The body art  is a bi-product and bonus.

Trish Lee
For Becca – Thank You

On Sunday I completed the 2 day course: “Body Art For Makeup Excellence” by Becca Gilmartin.

I am a Makeup Artist, but had never attempted Body Painting.

I signed up for the course as I had seen Becca presenting at IMATS in 2012 and thought that she was one of the most talented and inspirational presenters I had ever seen. To say that her presentation at IMATS was mesmerizing would be an understatement. So when Becca promoted her course, I had to go. 

What I got out of the course is hard to describe in detail, I went into the course believing that I was too old, too tired and that it was too late to further my career in the industry, but it would be fun to body paint. What I came away with, was that I am a truly talented, energetic, creative person and that most importantly; I create the environment, the calmness, the opportunities and the ability to achieve everything that I dream of and so I did.

It was not all plain sailing, the preconditioning in me crept in at times from nowhere, the overwhelming, “I cant do this”, "what am I doing here", battle reared its ugly head early on the second day. After removing myself and having a mental fight of huge proportions where the flight was more overwhelming then the fight, I convinced myself that “yes I was talented, unique and could do this”. 

So what did I learn, what has been holding me back? Well its not my age, its not my talent, its not my creativity, its me, only I truly believed I wasn’t good enough and now I know I am.

If you are a makeup artist, if you believe you are good but not good enough , then book in, and go to one of Becca’s Courses. You will learn body art techniques, but the most important thing you will learn is about believing in you.

Thanks Becca, you are amazing and have probably changed my life forever.

Trish

Thankyou Trish... my pleasure.. you did all the work x

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