How to Become a Makeup Artist?

U Sen By U Sen, 4th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Makeup artist job is a very flexible job. This job has fame and money. Here is a guide to become a makeup artist.


Makeup artist is a part and parcel of the society. A makeup artist does his/ her work at the various stages, he comes for the bride and groom for beautification by make up in a wedding party, and else this he gives make up different clients in social occasions, even in the social functions, and cine programs, they makeup the celebrities, musicians, when goes to take award, he also gets help of a makeup artist for making him look beautiful. A makeup artist needs to work on various persons with different complexion of skin color and looks, but they are to make all of them look beautiful in their own artistic way.

Different Ways to Be a Makeup Artist

If you want to become a makeup artist, you certainly need to have the sense of beauty and fashion, and basic skills to make some one looking nice, or attractive. For making your career in this field, you should develop your skills as a makeup artist, with that proper education and experience is needed, over all build up the career by practicing and put the experiences into proper way to perfection.

Developing skills as a makeup artist

At the beginning stage, you should apply the makeup on you or your friends or neighbors for experimentation. By doing this you can expertise your skills, techniques, in the process, select different type of persons with various skin complexions, varieties of color, like fair , dark, olive and the shape of different faces. You tryout to apply the makeup on them in various ways, for example of black skinned people, shade their lips with light pink color and for the fair, white ones use little bright pink to create good effect.

Choice of brands

When you perform as a makeup artist, you must follow a definite brand of cosmetics, like lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, cream, powder, at the same time follow up different brushes, according to suitable sizes, use proper texture of the powder or liquid for beauty skin care treatment, the equipment that you use must be branded.

Follow up the trends and styles

You must be up dated, with the situation, follow the fashion journals, magazines, and Internet to update yourself, there are different types of makeup, day time makeup, night , evening makeup and makeup for specific social occasions, so you should be very much precise and specific in choosing the makeup traits. If given example, during the day time one does not need makeup, while at night it is quite deep and dark in effect, keep it in mind. You should be aware about the different terms of cosmetology; there are also demands on the part of clients, to get makeup like their favorite TV or cinema star or celebrity.

Education and experience related with makeup

It will be better to get admission in a beauty school, here you will be given basic education regarding the beauty and skin and health care treatment. During course you will get experience, but you need to do practicing in large scale, then you can work in any cosmetics store or work as an internship when you will have much experience, you may try out to work in a salon, or spa, or beauty parlor. You should be specific about your style and the specification of makeup, select the group or class for whom you are working.

Make proper advertisement

You need to get proper highlight. If you want your career successful as a makeup artist, select some models with whom you work, get their photographs by professional photographers and publish them as advertisement in various spheres, go for work with collaboration with neighbors or friends in terms of exchange, you also give some voluntary service if needed. Make request to the friends or neighbors to get contract for wedding or some other social occasions.


To become a makeup artist you need to be very dedicated and trendy with latest fashion and style. In the modern world many persons are making their career by pursuing this field. But, you'll need to prepare a very good resume to get interview calls. Here is a makeup artist resume sample for you.

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I'm a software developer in profession but loves to write on various fields like home improvement, food, technology, health etc.

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