Alice Dickson talks her course, job, future goals and why GlamCandy is the best course for aspiring artists.
Originally from the Isle of Skye, Alice’s quirky style stood out to tutors instantly. As one of the forefronts of her class, Alice’s artistic technique has continued to be proven as one of the most unique GlamCandy has ever seen.
Prior to studying her HNC with GlamCandy, Alice had mainly been working in the hospitality industry whilst completing a media communication course. With her original plan to study film at university, she began to feel that it wasn’t her true career path.
Alice had always been creative and upon some reflection, wanted to find a career that allowed her to channel her artistic passion. Upon discovering GlamCandy’s courses and the opportunities it could bring, Alice knew becoming a makeup artist was her calling.
Alice began working as a freelance makeup artist and hosting personal masterclasses in her own time throughout her studies. She also creates YouTube tutorials, aiming to teach others of her skills and build an audience.
Alice said, “I always knew I would enjoy studying with GlamCandy and be able to push my limits.
“Seeing photoshoot images and the level of professionalism they held told me enough about what my experience at GlamCandy would be like.”
Alice is appreciative of the support she has received from the tutors on her course, and says it is probably one of the things that made her love studying so much.
Alice said, “I was absolutely terrified about taking my makeup off in front of people. It was something I had never done and I was scared no one would want to work with me because I have problematic skin.
“The response I received was the complete opposite. My class are so supportive of each other, the tutors are like our friends who also mentor you. They treat you like adults and not just a student.”
From studying with GlamCandy Alice’s skills have advanced dramatically and her confidence has soared.
Alice said, “I’ve learned so much about the industry since studying with GlamCandy.
“The tutors have worked in different fields in the industry and are working makeup artists, so they know what you need to know to be successful in this industry.
“In any other makeup course they’ll teach you the bare minimum to get the certificate, but with GlamCandy they go beyond that.”
Alice’s most favoured part of her course was the Fashion and Editorial unit. This unit allowed her to create the eccentric and creative looks she is passionate about, this freedom was what attracted her to the course initially.
Alice’s love for art shines through when she can use her artistic talent and incorporate it into her looks, it’s when channelling her inner creativity that she gets the best results.
Alice’s Favourite Products
A must-have item that Alice recommends is the Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner.
“I have used eyeliner every day since I was about thirteen, so I know a good one when I see it. It also makes the best base for a smokey eye as it is so creamy.”
An insider tip from Alice would be to always use a good primer for a flawless, smooth base. She recommends the Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer.
“If your base isn’t good then the makeup isn’t going to be either.
“Invest in a really good primer and the rest of your makeup will work incredibly alongside this.”
With a passion for fashion and editorial makeup, it would be a dream of hers to be able to work alongside some of the industries biggest brands as a professional artist.
Until then, Alice is focused on building her clientele and brand as an MUA through gaining essential contacts in the industry.
Alice recommends studying with GlamCandy to any aspiring artist.
Alice said, “If you’re on the fence about applying for the makeup course, or any course with GlamCandy, just go for it.
“I can’t say enough just how much this course has helped with my confidence, not only within the way I look at myself, but my skills and the way I work.
“It’s one of the best decisions I have ever made.”
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