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How to Become a Certified Makeup Artist

If you are looking for a varied and interesting career, training to become a makeup artist might be the job you have been looking for. Makeup artists create a look for their clients based on their requirements. One day you might be working on a film set, the next on a runway show. Maybe you will also be helping brides to look their absolute best on the most important day of their lives. It’s a fun and fast-paced career which will only become more popular in the future.

Is being a makeup artist right for me?

If you are a people person, you may well find that being a makeup artist is a good fit. You will need to be a good listener to fully understand what the client wants and be trained and talented enough to be able to translate their brief into a stunning look. You will need a healthy dose of creativity too, to innovate new looks for fashion as well as a steady hand and a gentle touch.

You may choose to have your own freelance business full-time or as a side hustle, so you can choose when and how you work, or you might work with a company. Setting up your own business will mean you need great organisational skills, additionally, you should be meticulous at keeping your accounts up to date and adept at diary management. If this all sounds like too much work, you can also apply your makeup skills as an employed worker or in retail.

What training is available?

Training is vital if you want to make it in this industry. Through foundation certificate courses, you will learn about techniques and products used in the makeup industry and hone your own skills to be able to produce a flawless finish every time. Our courses are offered online with additional tutor support, so you can access the learning materials no matter your schedule or location. You will learn about the kit you will need to work as a makeup artist and how to care for it so that you are adhering to health and safety policies.

On successful completion of your online makeup course, you will receive an accredited certificate which will help open doors to your new career as a makeup artist. Most of all, completing a professional makeup course will give you the confidence you need to break into this highly competitive industry.

What career pathways will be open to me?

Many makeup artistry graduates go on to specialise in a few select fields. Some work as event makeup artists – creating beautiful looks for special occasions such as weddings, gala evenings and award ceremonies. Others may work in the fashion industry, showing off their creativity at catwalk shows or for magazine spreads. Finally, one of the most coveted areas of work for makeup artists is in the film industry, helping the stars bring the character to life or even working on special effects makeup. Just imagine spending your days transforming a Hollywood star for a role!

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