Make-up artist wants own store

June 16, 2016
@Normal:One of Angelicia's make-up designs.
@First Paragraph lead story:Angelicia Smith

For make-up artist, Angelicia Smith, her future was always rooted in the arts as it was during her year at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts learning modern dance that she discovered her love for make-up.

"In preparation for the performances, I needed make-up and I really liked the transformation, so I started taking my skills seriously," she explained.

According to the 25-year-old, it is through make-up that she is able to express her artistic side.

"I can play around and create different looks to enable variety in the daily looks I can have" she added.

According to Smith, one of her main aims as a make-up artist is to change the negative perception about the use of make-up by showing persons that make-up is used to boost self-confidence and looks.

"Make-up is not about having a different face but is more about giving persons a clean, polished look. It enhances and gives you confidence," she added.

Smith who has been doing make-up professionally for more than six years, says her speciality is bridal make-up, but she also does fashion photo shoots and clients with special occasions.

For the make-up artist, getting the opportunity to enhance the face of Miss Universe Jamaica 2014, Kaci Fennell, has been the highlight of her career. Smith also has her eyes on some other famous faces that she is desirous of working on.

"I would love to do Halle Berry's face because to get that natural look while still being glam would be a great challenge," she added.

Smith, who studied general beauty therapy at the HEART Trust National Training Agency, told THE STAR her dream is to have her own store.

"I would offer not just make-up services, but skincare and beauty services such as waxing as well as the experimental side of make-up to my clients," she explained.

The graduate of Ardenne High School said initially persons within her family had encouraged her to pursue a traditional career but were now supportive of her choice to be a make-up artist. Smith had words of advice for persons who wanted to become a part of the beauty industry.

"Find what you love. Once you are passionate, don't let anyone tell you it can't be done," she said.

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