LIFE | 48Hours—I won best makeup!

A couple of posts ago I mentioned that the makeup I did for my team’s 48Hours film was nominated for Best Makeup in Wellington, and it turns out that I won! I wasn’t at the screening/Wellington finals but got a message from a friend who had been there saying congrats, so that was a nice surprise.

This isn’t going to be much of a blog post but I wanted to post a couple of screenshots from the film and a link to watch it if you feel like it. There’s a kind of revolving crew of folks that make up the team and I’ve worked with them for the past three years. It’s lots of fun, although very exhausting—and I somehow always end up getting roped in to act in it as well. I’m in this one. It is what it is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I have to warn you not to expect anything spectacular because we did only have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit it, after all, but I think it turned out pretty good (although my brother told me he had no idea what he just watched when I showed it to him).

Revelation from Cameron on Vimeo.

I was hesitant to do a blog post just about this but honestly, I was pretty proud and excited to have my work be recognised, especially because that’s not at all why I do 48Hours and because I didn’t expect it at all. It’s only two years ago that I trained as a makeup artist, and while I very quickly learned that cosmetic retail was not a space I wanted to work in, I still really enjoy doing makeup, especially when I get a bit of creative freedom.

I also find it much easier to focus on things that go wrong than to take a moment to appreciate my successes. This is a minor success (the grand prize is a certificate) but something I’m proud of, nonetheless.

Have you ever done 48Hours or anything similar? What have you done that you’re proud of lately?

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  • Shinygirl

    Well done!! 🙂
    (Also, love the H.A.T.E letters on the piano, very Addams Fam)

    • Thanks!! Those letters are from my living room – a nice change from “live love laugh” lmao

      • Shinygirl

        Omigosh that makes it even better – I thought they might’ve just been there for this particular shoot – the fact you live with them as part of your everyday decor just solidifies how awesome you are 😀