Ana Milena Ospina Ruiz is a Professional Freelance Make-Up Artist, with many years experience in the industry. With her work covering T.V., Fashion Shows, Editorial and Bridal etc. Ana has had the pleasure of working with a lot of Celebrity Clients over the years and has a loyal client base. If you have ever watched Dancing On Ice then you have already seen her amazing work, as she is part of the Make-Up Artists Team on the show.
She kindly agreed to answer a few questions for LHBM
LHBM: Where did you study? Or what courses did you do to further your career?
Ana: I went to the London College of Fashion and did a BTEC National Diploma in Design Fashion styling in Hair and Make-Up
after that You learn on the Job ;)
LHBM: What advise would you give to someone who wants to get into the same career path?
Ana: It is Long Hours, stood all Day and is not the right Career choice for most but if you have passion for what You do and if that is getting creative with Make-Up....go for it!!!! It is a hard slog but people skills are almost as important as your creativity and if you are approachable (putting Your client at ease from start) and working hard even exceeding expectations you will get recommended. Most of your work is through word of mouth so every job no matter how small has your reputation riding on it. Practice, practice, practice............test as much as possible nothing is better than hands on experience.... i could go on but..................
LHBM: What has been your proudest moment as a make-up artist?
Ana: The Dancing on Ice team Won Best Make-Up in a TV industry Award in 2009 against some very Big shows......that was awesome
LHBM: Do you only use one brand in your make-up kit?
Ana: No, i have tried and tested hundreds of products from countless Brands but stick to my faves from each one.
LHBM: What is your current favourite product?
Ana:ooooohhhhhhhhhhhh so many but i do love My Shu Uemura cream eyeshadow in red (it makes the best true red lipstick) stays on for hours and looks very Hollywood Glam. Can't live without my Embryolisse Moisturiser and Crealine Make-Up remover they are my Kit must haves along with 8 hr cream and vaseline
LHBM: what do you think is the worst thing a woman could do make-up wise?
Ana: Tough One soooooooooooo many things can be done incorrectly my biggest no-no's are wrong foundation choice and eyebrows (clown rounded or heavily drawn)......NO please!!!!
LHBM: are you available for weddings, quinceañera etc? If so, how could you be contacted?
Ana: Yes I am available for Private Clients, Brides etc. I can be contacted on my Mobile - 07919410974
LHBM: Do you have an online portfolio?
Ana: Feel free to have a look at some examples of my work on http://anaospinaruiz.carbonmade.com/
there your have it ladies/gents... proof that when you set your mind to something there is no way you cannot achieve it!
Muuaahhh JennJenn <3