Introducing Renske Retief from Blush Moments by Renske. The following Q & A will help you to get to know the person behind the beautifully painted faces.
- TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR COMPANY?
After being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in 2014, I was not only left with permanent joint damage in my ankle and lower back, but also some noticeable scars. I naturally became very self-conscious of these scars and it has been a journey for me to realize that there is still beauty underneath them.
I believe that there is beauty in everyone and it gives me great joy to enhance my clients natural glow.
Blush Moments by Renske offers Makeup & Hairstyling services in the Western Cape Region.
- HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE BUSINESS?
I Started Blush Moments by Renske on a part time basis in 2016 while I was permanently employed at a photography studio. It was at the studio that I realized that the world of makeup artistry can be a full-time career.
I studied an International Bridal/ Fashion/ Photography Makeup Course through Smudge Makeup Academy. I then went on to do a Professional Airbrush Makeup course at Face2Face Beauty Academy. During this time, I also received numerous inquiries regarding hairstyling and ended up enrolling for a hairstyling course at Cecilia Fourie Academy in 2017 which I ended up loving as much as makeup.
With a very supporting hubby by my side who constantly encouraged me to pursue my dreams and a giant leap of faith, I am blessed to say that I have now gone full-time as a Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist.
- WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
Seeing my client’s self-esteem boost after a session in my chair is the ultimate reward thus making it my favourite part of the job.
- IF YOU COULD PICK ONE UNIQUE PRODUCT TO USE, WHICH WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE, AND WHY?
Definitely my airbrush foundation (currently using the MUD range). The application is extremely smooth and leaves the skin looking amazingly glowing.
- WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN THE INDUSTRY?
Makeup is an art, so there is not necessarily a ‘right way’ for certain techniques, but rather ‘finding your own way’ of doing these techniques.
- WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?
Offering airbrush makeup services definitely gives me great exposure to a broader spectrum in the field, offering makeup services to both male & female for corporate shoots & videos, bridals and photoshoots.
For me doing the makeup is not only just a job, it’s a way of connecting with people and every client becomes a friend.
- ARE THERE ANY TRENDS THAT YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE OR WOULD LOVE TO SEE WOMEN LEAVE BEHIND?
I love bronzers. I feel it just gives you that healthy sun glow. Also, a nude eye + a nice wing liner combined with a red lip = a must love.
- DO YOU PREFER TO DO BRIDAL OR FASHION MAKE-UP, AND WHY?
This is tricky, because even though I love doing bridal makeup and being part of a bride’s special day, fashion shoots just gets your creative spirit going on a whole different level.
- ANY GREAT STORIES FROM WORKING WITH A CLIENT?
There are always great moments with clients behind the scenes, from witnessing the father of the brides first look when they see their beautiful daughter on the wedding day, to laughter and giggles on set for shoots.
- WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU PASS ALONG TO OTHERS JUST GETTING STARTED IN YOUR FIELD?
Always show up with positive energy and be aware of the impact you have on a client when appearing self-confident, as your energy influence the atmosphere surrounding your client’s confidence.
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Phone: +27 (0)83 283 7961
Thank you for helping us to get to know you better Renske.