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Marc Reagan, Director of Artistry & Schooling for Hourglass Cosmetics


Marc Reagan, Director of Artistry & Schooling for Hourglass Cosmetics

Hourglass (who simply launched an epic liquid model of their wonderful Vanish basis) make-up director of training, artistry, and occasions Marc Reagan has labored within the make-up house for over 15 years, working for 14 at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. There, he was the lead make-up artist for a lot of New York Vogue Week and Bridal reveals, along with offering editorial work for publications like Time, T Journal, and extra. You could find him on Insta at @make-up.marc. Right here, I hit him up for his 5 guidelines for all times. Right here they’re, in his phrases.

1. By no means cease studying…

The second you assume you’ve realized every little thing it’s good to know is the second that you just turn out to be stagnant in your experience. By varied roles and watching developments come and go, you notice that evolving with the occasions lets you at all times absorb one thing new and uncover components of your discipline you didn’t even know you have been concerned with. In the event you proceed to be taught, you’ll proceed to develop and that’s the way you solidify your skills and respect from others.

2. There may be sufficient for everybody…

We’re usually taught that it’s a dog-eat-dog world on the market, however that’s only a technique to play into your fears and allow us to consider that solely the few chosen will succeed. I’m telling you that there’s sufficient work for everybody. In the event you’re a make-up artist or hairstylist, every little thing you see in media, in promoting, on tv requires a make-up artist and hairstylist of some type. Maintain your eyes open for the alternatives, don’t search for the setbacks. 

three. You’re the just one who can restrict your self…

After I first moved from my hometown of San Francisco to New York Metropolis, I used to be confronted with excessive negativity from others. I used to be informed that New York would chew me up and spit me out, and that if I wished individuals to take discover of me, I wanted to work on being extra flamboyant and showy. It by no means sat nicely in my intestine that others urged I be somebody that I wasn’t – as a substitute I proceeded to develop extra and blossom into the particular person I used to be imagined to be. With that alternative, I noticed that I’d entice the fitting individuals who would problem, love, and help me via any and all milestones in my profession. When others inform you what you they assume you possibly can’t do, it’s only as a result of they aren’t in a position to see the success for themselves.

four. You could be humble and assured on the identical time…

My experiences in make-up over the previous 15 years have taught me to appreciate my very own potential and be assured in my inherent skills and the strategy that I take with others. I realized from my mentors that it was okay to be myself, it was okay to fail, it was okay to have a good time, and it took self-assurance to determine what I might do higher. 

5. Work with what you have got…

There have been too many occasions that I’ve ended up with a not quite perfect make-up package, or have forgotten to deliver one thing for a consumer and I’m compelled to assume exterior the field to make issues work. Earlier than you panic in any state of affairs, take into consideration what you have got in entrance of you and belief that your information and experience will information you to create an alternate which your consumer won’t ever be aware of!

Thanks, Marc!

Keep tuned for extra 5 Guidelines installments.

 “5 Guidelines,” is a sequence on Rouge18 during which I ask others to share their 5 guidelines for all times about something and every little thing. You possibly can be taught so much about an individual by studying which 5 issues govern their actions, no? 


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