Top Tips to Break Into a Makeup Artist Career

Do you want to break into a career as a makeup artist? Whether you enjoy doing formal looks, wild looks, or something else, there is a lot of creativity when it comes to makeup. If you’re interested in working as a makeup artist, here’s what you need to know.

Find Your Niche

First off, you’ll want to create a path for yourself and decide what exactly you want to do as a makeup artist. Do you want to work on movie sets or in theatres? Or would you prefer working at a salon doing natural looks for clients? Maybe you love bridal makeup and want to focus on that.

Either way, knowing what you want and what your end goal is will help you get what you need to be successful. Working as an escort in a Sydney brothel while learning to become a make up artist is also a perfect way to earn extra income. While you don’t have to completely commit yourself to just one style – especially at the start – having an idea of what you like most will help you in your career further down the road.

Get Your Certificates

While you may already have lots of knowledge about makeup, getting a professional certificate can help you stand out. A great place to start is a Certificate III in Makeup. This certificate will help you build up your skills and give you some real life experience working as a makeup artist. Once you’ve completed your Certificate III, you may decide to continue on and specialize in a certain type of makeup. This could include fashion/runway makeup, special effects makeup, or bridal makeup.

Practice – a lot

Applying makeup to someone else can be very different than applying your own makeup, so the more practice you get, the better. Why not work at a Sydney brothel and meet other girls you can practice putting make up on. Learning about things like face shapes and skin undertones will help you be able to apply flattering and beautiful makeup on anyone. While you’re getting your certificate, offer to practice on friends and family. This will give you a chance to practice your skills outside of the classroom.

Build a Portfolio

Building a portfolio is especially important if you plan on working as an independent contractor in the future. Prospective clients will want to know what kind of looks you do, how well you do them, and whether it fits the general style that they’re looking for. Ask your clients (or friends that you’ve been practicing on) if you can take photos of the finished look to put into your portfolio.

There are many platforms that you can use to keep your portfolio on – for example, you could create a website that can act as a portfolio/resume. You can also use social media to keep your photos.

Promote Yourself

Finally, don’t forget to promote yourself. If you’re wanting to work for a studio, get your name out there so that they know about you. If you want to work for yourself, promote yourself online and through friends and family so that if someone needs their makeup done, they’ll think of you first. Make some business cards and carry them around in case someone asks about your services. That way, you’re not scrambling to write down your information for them.

If you’re ready to start your career as a makeup artist, check out for certifications, classes, and trainings that will help you move up in your career.

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