Life as a Makeup Artist and an Awkward Moment!

Life as a Makeup Artist


Life as a makeup artist–the good, bad, and the awkward! 🙂

Tiff and I have some super crazy fun memories and have a lot of opportunities for some great laughs. I’ve kicked myself for not keeping a journal as I’ve had some really great and fun experiences all over the world over the years. So this is actually my own attempt to journal a funny experience I had while we were shooting a commercial series.

life as a makeup artist

We started the out in the morning, filming up in the mountains. Then we were given maps and told to meet downtown, at a corner cafe, next to our next location (a barber shop.)

So I got there, and they told me to order, so I went to the counter and just said I’d like the chicken. The guy added me to the crew order and I went to wait with everyone else to get served.  A few minutes later, he brought out an entire baked chicken and announced my name. Everyone looked at me, shocked. I think my jaw dropped about a 1/2 mile before I knew what to say.

“Are you sure?” I choked, wondering just how hungry I had looked. He nodded, “You ordered a chicken, right?” “ummmmmm…..needless to say, when you work with a bunch of guys on set, they become more like brothers, so yes, I offered to share, but still took a beating, lol.

After that, we went to the old fashioned barber shop next store to work.

Production brought the barber over to me so I could get him ready. I looked at him, and something in his eyes looked familiar. They told me his name, and it hit me–“I know him” I thought. A few memories flashed through my mind, and it hit me–I had dated him 25 years ago. I didn’t remember much more than his name and that we had dated.  Over the years, I’ve worked on a few guys I dated back in the day, who were/are actors. It’s always a little strange, but this one was the most awkward of all.

I smiled and said, “I know you.” He was startled and could NOT remember me at all!!! Awkward–Lol! By then, every crew member in the room perked up their ears and listened to me trying to help him remember, which of course was even more awkward yet… He stood there, scratching his head, uh, a big fat nothing. It was SOOO funny! Secretly I was thinking “please just say you remember me so I don’t feel like a total fool,” haha.

Finally it hit him–he remembered me, whew. It’s nice to be so memorable! haha! =) But it turned out fine, he said we really liked each other and went our separate ways…I couldn’t really remember any details at all, other than the fact that he had the same first and middle name as my ex…and I think he went off of my list immediately. So yeah, it was a funny day. It was nice to reconnect and to share pictures of our families and laugh at the awkwardness, with an entire crew laughing along side us.

I’m glad that laughter is so good for the soul, lol!  Another day in the life of a makeup artist…. can’t wait to see what’s next! (i think 🙂


Laurie & Tiffany

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