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How To Start Your Career As A Makeup Artist

The job of a makeup artist is a serious one and here’s how you can be one.

Do you dream about being a makeup artist? Well, you won’t get paid to do just dream about beauty trends and being the fairy godmother with a brush. Being a makeup artist requires a lot of patience as you learn to go along with the beauty trends, pick up new skills everyday and overall build trust and credibility with your clients. Moreover, you have to keep testing your limits and experimenting with new looks. Nonetheless, if makeup and everything related to makeup is your jam, you might consider being a makeup artist. Here’s how you can kick start your career to become the makeup artist of your dreams.

Practice And Practice And Practice

Practice makes your makeup perfect. Like all art forms, even makeup needs an insane amount of practice. To make your career in the makeup industry you need to be crazy good at it. It’s not just enough to know the techniques to apply makeup, you have to nail it. You need to update your skill set everyday and with new trends. You need to keep practicing your makeup skills so that you keep no room for error. You client will not trust you unless you give them a reason to trust you and that reason would be your work. Learn new skill sets and keep practicing until you perfect them.

Get Enrolled In A Makeup School

Unless you want to become the shady salon aunty in your neighborhood that does not get too much business, consider enrolling in makeup school. Get formal education from professionals who run courses to teach makeup. There are so many programs and courses you can choose from. This will give your better exposure. Moreover, getting a certification degree in makeup will also help you build your brand as people generally tend to trust people who know what they are doing and getting a formal education is the first step to be trained makeup artist.

Market Yourself Well

Marketing is everything. You may have superior skills in makeup but having poor marketing skills will never get you clients. In order to be able to be a successful makeup artist, you need to market yourself and your skills well. You can use the help of the internet, social media or even word of mouth for marketing yourself.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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