MEET INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVERS AWARDS NOMINEE SAMIRA BOUSSAID

 

 

 

 

Award: International Achievers Awards & Phenomenal Business award

Category:  Business & Makeup Artist

Nomination: Beauty Makeup-Artist Of the year, Rising star of The year & Young Business person of the year

 

Hello everyone, my name is Samira I am an 18 year old qualified makeup artist who became qualified in beauty at the age of 16 years old as I had made the required grades for me to start college when I was just 14 years old. Regarding my career… I was thinking to follow in the footsteps of my father who is a Doctor here in the UK I even thought of dentistry. My initial thought was it is an amazing profession with an exceptional skill but I wanted my job to be something I was in love with. I was so good at drawing and sketching using only pencils or chalk. I loved it but I didn’t quite see my future there somehow… After a little time I was introduced to cosmetics, and I thought to myself this is something I see myself doing for life. I felt it there & then on the spot! So I was going to do everything I could to become a makeup artist. This was it. Once I had my diploma there was no stopping me, I was painting faces with my eyes closed, everyone loved coming to me then spreading the news of this new girl who had such an arty talent. I was still so shy though in front of people, I was just lucky I had the skill to back it up or clients would never have came back to me.

All I could manage to say was hello! So my Mum God bless her, she saw how hungry I was to make it in this industry. I had a dream and she was right there behind me encouraging me to go to fulfil it. Mum searched the internet looking for something until she found this huge National Makeup competition which is held annually in Birmingham at the NEC (the competition was due to take place the following month). So she made contact with them without me knowing & the founder there spoke to mum for hours, she was showing him my work via email and he said tell your daughter to go for it no question about it! So Mum gave me the news you are going into a huge national makeup competition I was shocked, shy and worried but I thought hey lets go. We travelled to Birmingham it was a 5 hour drive, I felt so ill and stressed but I had to do it. There were girls there who had been in the industry 25 years so I had a lot of competition there. The pressure was on. I had 2 categories that must be completed: Bridal & High Fashion from a selected few examples. Being half Algerian I did a Bridal look from back in Algeria I was the only different one.

Everyone had a big white dress with typical English style makeup, my model was wearing silver & blue with Algerian style makeup with white henna down her face. My second look was the beautiful Cleopatra the Egyptian beauty she looked amazing once I was finished but I had wait to be judged by the full panel. The judges were out to announce the winners almost 6 hours later I was terrified. There were 5 awards up for grabs, and guess what I took 5 awards 5 from 5. I was 16 years of age at that time but I did it. I met

I met a makeup artist who works with A-list celebrities like Halle Berry she told me I love your natural style, you are not doing Instagram or youtube style makeup you are doing what movie stars want. Wow what a compliment, she gave me a selection of her brushes which I was absolutely delighted with I still have them today. I was judged by Joan Collins Makeup artist which was an amazing compliment for me because I was one of the winners. I was ready to leave when the founder of the competition said Samira, would you like to work with our team for the Miss England & Mr World competition. Wow I was overjoyed, I said YES! Since then so many things have came my way, I also worked at the REAL London Fashion Week 2 seasons in a row, I appeared in Vogue (2 seasons in a row).

So she made contact with them without me knowing & the founder there spoke to mum for hours, she was showing him my work via email and he said tell your daughter to go for it no question about it! So Mum gave me the news you are going into a huge national makeup competition I was shocked, shy and worried but I thought hey lets go. We travelled to Birmingham it was a 5 hour drive, I felt so ill and stressed but I had to do it. There were girls there who had been in the industry 25 years so I had a lot of competition there. The pressure was on. I had 2 categories that must be completed: Bridal & High Fashion from a selected few examples. Being half Algerian I did a Bridal look from back in Algeria I was the only different one. Everyone had a big white dress with typical English style makeup, my model was wearing silver & blue with Algerian style makeup with white henna down her face. My second look was the beautiful Cleopatra the Egyptian beauty she looked amazing once I was finished but I had wait to be judged by the full panel. The judges were out to announce the winners almost 6 hours later I was terrified. There were 5 awards up for grabs, and guess what I took 5 awards 5 from 5. I was 16 years of age at that time but I did it. I met

I met a makeup artists who works with A list celebrities like Halle Berry she told me I love your natural style, you are not doing Instagram or youtube style makeup you are doing what movie stars want. Wow what a compliment, she gave me a selection of her brushes which I was absolutely delighted with I still have them today. I was judged by Joan Collins Makeup artist which was an amazing compliment for me because I was one of the winners. I was ready to leave when the founder of the competition said Samira, would you like to work with our team for the Miss England & Mr World competition. Wow I was overjoyed, I said YES! Since then so many things have came my way, I also worked at the REAL London Fashion Week 2 seasons in a row, I appeared in Vogue (2 seasons in a row).

So she made contact with them without me knowing & the founder there spoke to mum for hours, she was showing him my work via email and he said tell your daughter to go for it no question about it! So Mum gave me the news you are going into a huge national makeup competition I was shocked, shy and worried but I thought hey lets go. We travelled to Birmingham it was a 5 hour drive, I felt so ill and stressed but I had to do it. There were girls there who had been in the industry 25 years so I had a lot of competition there. The pressure was on. I had 2 categories that must be completed: Bridal & High Fashion from a selected few examples. Being half Algerian I did a Bridal look from back in Algeria I was the only different one. Everyone had a big white dress with typical English style makeup, my model was wearing silver & blue with Algerian style makeup with white henna down her face. My second look was the beautiful Cleopatra the Egyptian beauty she looked amazing once I was finished but I had wait to be judged by the full panel. The judges were out to announce the winners almost 6 hours later I was terrified. There were 5 awards up for grabs, and guess what I took 5 awards 5 from 5. I was 16 years of age at that time but I did it. I met

Everyone had a big white dress with typical English style makeup, my model was wearing silver & blue with Algerian style makeup with white henna down her face. My second look was the beautiful Cleopatra the Egyptian beauty she looked amazing once I was finished but I had wait to be judged by the full panel. The judges were out to announce the winners almost 6 hours later I was terrified. There were 5 awards up for grabs, and guess what I took 5 awards 5 from 5. I was 16 years of age at that time but I did it. I met a makeup artist who works with A list celebrities like Halle Berry she told me I love your natural style, you are not doing Instagram or youtube style makeup you are doing what movie stars want. Wow what a compliment, she gave me a selection of her brushes which I was absolutely delighted with I still have them today. I was judged by Joan Collins Makeup artist which was an amazing compliment for me because I was one of the winners. I was ready to leave when the founder of the competition said Samira, would you like to work with our team for the Miss England & Mr World competition. Wow I was overjoyed, I said YES! Since then so many things have came my way, I also worked at the REAL London Fashion Week 2 seasons in a row, I appeared in Vogue (2 seasons in a row).

I worked in aid of BBC Children in need charity with the fashion collective team. I have taught news readers and presenters at ITV studios how to apply makeup. I have had my makeup appear on SKY TV. I teach internationally in Algeria. I have been asked to do an advert for Danone Yoghurt. I have worked with so many celebrities and singers it has been a dream job for me. I won young entrepreneur of the year at 17 years of age. I was head makeup artist and designer for Sunderland Bridges Fashion show. I was head makeup artist for Miss Europe, Miss central London and Miss GB. plus many many more things. I have also been nominated and made it through to the massive final for Best Makeup Artist which will be held later in London this is a HUGE competition. Now this. I would like to thank every single person who has helped me on my journey, most of all my wonderful mother who has helped me even through ill health. I love you all and thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Love as always Samira xxx

Regarding my career… I was thinking to follow in the footsteps of my father who is a Doctor here in the UK I even thought of dentistry. My initial thought was it is an amazing profession with an exceptional skill but I wanted my job to be something I was in love with. I was so good at drawing and sketching using only pencils or chalk. I loved it but I didn’t quite see my future there somehow… After a little time I was introduced to cosmetics, and I thought to myself this is something I see myself doing for life. I felt it there & then on the spot! So I was going to do everything I could to become a makeup artist. This was it. Once I had my diploma there was no stopping me, I was painting faces with my eyes closed, everyone loved coming to me then spreading the news of this new girl who had such an arty talent. I was still so shy though in front of people, I was just lucky I had the skill to back it up or clients would never have came back to me. All I could manage to say was hello! So my Mum God bless her, she saw how hungry I was to make it in this industry. I had a dream and she was right there behind me encouraging me to go to fulfil it. Mum searched the internet looking for something until she found this huge National Makeup competition which is held annually in Birmingham at the NEC (the competition was due to take place the following month). So she made contact with them without me knowing & the founder there spoke to mum for hours, she was showing him my work via email and he said tell your daughter to go for it no question about it! So Mum gave me the news you are going into a huge national makeup competition I was shocked, shy and worried but I thought hey lets go. We travelled to Birmingham it was a 5 hour drive, I felt so ill and stressed but I had to do it. There were girls there who had been in the industry 25 years so I had a lot of competition there. The pressure was on. I had 2 categories that must be completed: Bridal & High Fashion from a selected few examples. Being half Algerian I did a Bridal look from back in Algeria I was the only different one. Everyone had a big white dress with typical English style makeup, my model was wearing silver & blue with Algerian style makeup with white henna down her face. My second look was the beautiful Cleopatra the Egyptian beauty she looked amazing once I was finished but I had wait to be judged by the full panel. The judges were out to announce the winners almost 6 hours later I was terrified. There were 5 awards up for grabs, and guess what I took 5 awards 5 from 5. I was 16 years of age at that time but I did it. I met a makeup artists who works with A list celebrities like Halle Berry she told me I love your natural style, you are not doing Instagram or youtube style makeup you are doing what movie stars want. Wow what a compliment, she gave me a selection of her brushes which I was absolutely delighted with I still have them today. I was judged by Joan Collins Makeup artist which was an amazing compliment for me because I was one of the winners. I was ready to leave when the founder of the competition said Samira, would you like to work with our team for the Miss England & Mr World competition. Wow I was overjoyed, I said YES! Since then so many things have came my way, I also worked at the REAL London Fashion Week 2 seasons in a row, I appeared in Vogue (2 seasons in a row). I worked in aid of BBC Children in need charity with the fashion collective team. I have taught news readers and presenters at ITV studios how to apply makeup. I have had my makeup appear on SKY TV. I teach internationally in Algeria. I have been asked to do an advert for Danone Yoghurt. I have worked with so many celebrities and singers it has been a dream job for me. I won young entrepreneur of the year at 17 years of age. I was head makeup artist and designer for Sunderland Bridges Fashion show. I was head makeup artist for Miss Europe, Miss central London and Miss GB. plus many many more things. I have also been nominated and made it through to the massive final for Best Makeup Artist which will be held later in London this is a HUGE competition. Now this. I would like to thank every single person who has helped me on my journey, most of all my wonderful mother who has helped me even through ill health. I love you all and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Love as always Samira xxx

 

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