Cosmo end of term reflection
I have really enjoyed grade 10 cosmetology. There have been many unexpected challenges and also many good times. I enjoyed most of the projects we completed and learned many new things. I liked doing the updos, especially the endtask, the updo modeled after Marie Antoinette for the masked ball. It took a lot of work but I was very happy with the way that most of them turned out. I also enjoyed doing the makeup, henna tattoos, and face painting. I have learned many useful tips from Mrs. Durocher, which will help me out for cosmetology- related projects in the future.
The updos were quite a bit more difficult than I thought they would be. It took lots of effort to curl all the pieces of hair and place them just right on the head. The French twist updo was especially challenging because you had to twist most of the hair, then figure out how to place the rest of the hair. Also, the first updo we did, a full updo with curlers was probably the hardest one. The curlers were very difficult to put in and before even doing that, you had to section the hair, which was also very difficult.
The henna tattoos were lots of fun! They took a bit of getting used to but after a while were very fun. The face painting tattoos were also very fun. We got to do our own design on a partner and they all looked very good. We also painted tiger eyes on a partner with the face paints. That was difficult because you had to choose a few different colors and blend and smudge them all. I really liked how the face paints looked though, for the different projects.
The makeup unit was very interesting. Makeup is something you can use later on in life no matter what you do, whether it’s for yourself or doing it on someone else as a job. I learned many new techniques for applying makeup that I would not have done on my own. We applied cover-ups, foundations, powders, blushes, eyeliners and eyeshadows, mascaras, and other types of makeup on different partners. We had to decide what their skin tone was and whether they were a warm or a cool shade. We also had to figure out their face shape and cover up blemishes on their skin.
Grade 10 cosmo was a great class! I’m very glad I had the opportunity to take it and took the course. I needed a filler for my schedule and took cosmetology as a last minute option, but I’m glad I did. I enjoyed working with the people in my class and even met some new people. You really get to know someone when you have to get in their personal space to apply makeup or curl their hair. This class was harder than I thought it would be but also more fun.