This week I interviewed Melbourne Makeup Artist Crystal Green Houses whom I worked with back in 2017 during a styled fashion shoot. Having returned home after travelling throughout Europe, Crystal joins us in the third instalment of The Common Creative Podcast. Here we discuss her origin story as a professional makeup artist whilst touching upon the subject of self-care as a creative, her own insights into maintaining high-quality client relationships and the importance of not comparing oneself to others.
Crystal started out studying health and sciences before choosing to take up a part-time course in Makeup Artistry which soon became her core passion. She later studied in Costa Mesa, California with veteran makeup guru Donna Mee. This enabled her to expand her understanding of aesthetic beauty and makeup artistry including training in the domain of corrective beauty. Donna challenged Crystal in a way that helped her evolve her grasp on the intricacies and reasoning behind beauty work. Donna encouraged Crystal to expand her understanding into holistic health which she later did when undertaking study into cosmetic nursing.
Crystal prioritises customer care and commitment. Recalling my own experience working with Crystal I can attest to her level of diligence at her craft. When working with brides, she emphasises timeless beauty over a focus on trends whilst ultimately leaving the final call to her clients. She also aims to gently guide and educate clients on the principles of good skincare.
Crystal’s works as a Melbourne makeup artist via her business Presence Artistry which provides skincare and makeup workshops as well as makeup services in the event and wedding space. You can connect with Crystal via her Website, Instagram and Facebook.
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