Capstone 5- Main Inquiry Question Essay


The day I took off school for my interview and site visit my class went to the computer lab to talk about Capstone and when I came to school the next day my friend Hannah was screaming we have to do a four paragraph essay duo in two weeks about our Inquiry Question! I was so upset and scared because I haven’t researched my inquiry question and I don’t know what to write about. When we got into class I was so scared I would be behind but it turned out nobody started it besides a couple of people I was so relieved. In the afternoon it was time for capstone so I got right to work. I first had to do  research on my main inquiry question so I copied “How has social media revolutionized the makeup artist professionals” down and put it in the search box and it turned out there was so many choices I could be looking at so I can get the answer. I figured out that there is more of a positive impact then a negative impact on social media for makeup artist.

Next I was ready to write my essay yay! I was thinking I was going to do my first paragraph as a introduction, second what are the cons of social media for makeup artist, my third paragraph is the pros of social media for makeup artist and my last paragraph is going to be my conclusion so I wrote my essay like that. When I was done with my essay my teacher, Mrs.Edwards checked it and my blog posts she mad a lot of corrections and told me to add more examples and quotes I found some examples but not many quotes. When I was at my house after school I looked for examples and I got some, one of them was  “For example, James Charles taught people how to do eye shadow which is a look he calls smokey eye were he does all types of looks for a example he has a butterfly look that looks like this:.

Now that I got all my examples I had to check me essay with my teacher again, I couldn’t check my essay with Mrs. Edwards so I did it with my senor option named Sara. An senor option is the juniors have a sort of job were you can teach, work at a diner or anything you want to do.

This is my essay:

How has social media revolutionized the makeup artist professionals? I did research and interviewed Elena George, a makeup artist to the stars, to find the answer to this question. I figured out that social media impacted the makeup artist professionals in both good and bad ways. Before you read my essay do you think social media is good or bad for the beauty industry?


Social media has affected makeup artists in negative ways. Three negative ways that I will be discussing are: 1) Instead of posting to share, makeup artists are posting to get famous; 2) If you do something wrong it is public; 3) Others may criticize your work in a public forum.

It used to be that people posted things online, like on YouTube, to share their ideas so other people could benefit. Nowadays, a lot of people share their ideas to get famous, not share their love of makeup. The people who make the videos care less about their audience and more about their own fame.

A second way that social media has had a bad affect on the beauty industry is that if someone posts something that isn’t correct or proper, then people will see your mistake. This could ruin the reputation of the person who posted the video.  For an example, makeup artist James Charles had created his own scandal by endorsing the competitor of a makeup artist who had helped him. This wasn’t considered proper behavior and once everyone saw it he lost millions of followers. This shows that when you’re not on social media you can say things out loud, but when you have social media if you say or do something you will be in big trouble.

A third way that social media has had a bad affect on the beauty industry is that people could write negative comments to something someone posts and that also has a negative effect on the person who posted the video. For example, people might make fun of how you like to do makeup or they might make a mean comment. This shows that when you’re on social media you need to be very careful about what you post and what you say.


Social media also has a huge positive impact on makeup artist professions. Three advantages include: 1) It is a powerful way to show people how to apply makeup; 2) Makeup artists can make a lot of money through their channels; 3) The skills of regular people and beginning makeup artists are getting better because of the easy access to makeup tips.

One advantage is that it is a powerful way to show your work to people who want to learn more about makeup application. For example,  it’s an easy and great way for artists to show their work through videos and pictures such as showing their fans how a customer looks before and after.

This shows that social media can give many people great beauty application ideas. In addition to the makeup application tips, people watching the videos also get ideas about which products to buy.

This leads to the second way that social media has had a positive impact on makeup artists. The makeup artists can make a lot of money through their channels by talking about beauty products. The way they make money is if you have a lot of followers on a social media site like YouTube and Instagram you will get paid.

The third way that social media has positively impacted makeup artist professionals is that it allows them to reach and teach regular people and other beginning makeup artists. For example, James Charles taught people how to do eye shadow which is a look he calls smokey eye were he does all types of looks for a example he has a butterfly look that looks like this:.

In conclusion social media impacts negatively and positively on the beauty industry. I think there is more of a positive impact than a negative impact on makeup artist perfesionaly  also I feel you have to be very careful when you have social media and think before you speak. What do you think is social media good or bad for makeup artist think about it.


Capstone 4- Site visit

After I finished with my interview I had to do my site visit.  I did my site visit in the same place as my interview which is, Good Morning America so I don’t have to miss school for two days also because I don’t know any other place to go for my site visit. I had a tour guide show me around for my site visit.  The person who showed me around was the person I interviewed, Elena George. She showed me the makeup room, the actual set where they do the tv show, and the makeup room of Robin Roberts, Amy Robach and other celebrities on the show. We took videos and pictures of the places we were seeing for my site visit. We don’t have to take videos just pictures, but I took a video for fun.

I think it was a great idea to get a tour because I saw what life is like for a makeup artist and got an idea about their daily routines. Elena George even took a video of the actual tv show going on where another makeup artist was fixing the makeup for the two anchors, Michael and Sarah, in between the commercials. I think that it is really cool to have a job of a makeup artist doing famous people because you are the one that makes them look how they do on tv where everyone around the world sees them. Elena wanted me to get a good grade on my interview and site visit, but she also wanted me to have fun. For example, she would make a joke when we were reviewing the video of the makeup room.

When Elena, Claire, Hannah and I went to the makeup room I was so surprised to see how much makeup they have.  They had every brand of makeup I know and some I don’t know.

I learned a lot on my site visit. I realized that makeup artists for television shows have their makeup work visible everyday, on the faces of the people on the shows. That’s really cool.

It was an experience I’ll never forget.

Capstone #2- Main Inquiry Question and Sub Questions

My teacher, Mrs. Edwards, assigned us to have our inquiry question due by Tuesday, May 7th. An main inquiry is a question that your sub questions will answer. My inquiry question is going to be, “How has social media revolutionized the job of a makeup artist?” My dad helped me figure out my inquiry question out of five options. My options were:


  • What is business life like for makeup artist?
  • How do makeup artist who have video’s online and makeup artist who don’t have video’s online compare?
  • How has the work of the makeup artist changed over the years?
  • What are the pros and cons of makeup artist who have youtube videos?
  • How has social media revolutionized being a makeup artist?”


When i came to school the next day I showed Mrs. Edwards my Inquiry questions and she told me that it was a good decision to do the inquiry question I picked, but maybe we can rephrase it better. When I got back to my table I was totally stuck because I don’t really know a good way to rephrase it so I asked Mrs. Edwards what she thinks I should rephrase it to? She said maybe I could change it to “How has social media revolutionized the beauty industry?” I really liked her suggestion because it is broader than the first one I had, which will allow me to do more research.

Then, after I finished my inquiry questions I had to come up with sub questions. Sub questions are the questions you need to answer in order to answer your inquiry question. My sub questions are:


  1. What are the pros associated with makeup artists using social media?
  2. What are the cons associated with makeup artists using social media?
  3. What’s the process involved with a makeup artist posting tutorials on social media?
  4. Who are the top three makeup artists using social media today?

What differentiates each?

  1. What social media sites do makeup artists use the most? What are the advantages of each?


Capstone #1- Choosing a Topic

“Oh, no. Capstone is starting!” This was my reaction when my teacher told my class that we are doing Capstone for the rest of the year. The first thing we are going to do is choose our topic. I was absolutely stuck because I don’t know what I am doing for my topic. At first, I thought I might choose “soccer,” but I know a lot about soccer so I wouldn’t learn as much and it wouldn’t be as fun. Then my teacher gave us a sheet and it really helped me to know what I am going to do. I decided that my top two choices are going to be “makeup artist” or “YouTube” because I don’t know a lot about them and I’d like to learn more on either subject. At the end, I chose “makeup” for my topic because I am really interested in that topic. A possible main inquiry question on my topic so far is: “How does social media affect being a makeup artist?”

I am really excited for this Capstone project. I think it will be really fun and I’ll learn a lot about “makeup artists.”