How To Become A Great Makeup Artist
How To Become A Great Makeup Artist

So many young Men & Women want to follow there dream and become a makeup artist to all the stars and models of the world, but it’s not that simple. You can’t just expect to turn up backstage or pre-event with some lippy and blusher and expect to do the job to the standard your client will require. A true professional will have to make sure they that they have taken a course at a top makeup school and have brought the resources they need to get to the top. Here’s just a few tips to help you acheive your goal of becoming a great makeup artist.


Get Trained!


It’s hard to know where to begin, but the easiest way is to take a course, preferably in a very fashion concious city so that while your in development, you’re never a short trip away from the glitz and glamour that will one day become your career. My personal preference would be to take a makeup course in London such as AOFM where there are so many well-recognised tutors giving lectures and close guidance to individuals. Not only that, but AOFM offers free unlimited aftercare training, industry contacts & work placements which is such an outstanding offer from a academy who offers the highest possible standard of training. There are a whole range of possible courses for you to take, whether you’re a complete novice or have experience but wish to develop on some of your existing skills


Get The Tools!


If you turn up to your first makeup job with poor makeup and tools, you won’t be taken seriously! Make sure you get high-quality products like max factor, Revlon and maybelline that complement your style and method of applying makeup and also make you appear more professional to some of your first-time clients. If you have taken a top makeup course, you will be taught and advised on how to create your own bespoke makeup kit.


Make Your Portfolio Stand Out!


Your portfolio will be the thing that makes or breaks your career, not your qualifications! Your portfolio will tell a potential client all they need to know about your style and quality as a makeup artist. Poor, generic portfolios will mean that potential clients will look elsewhere. A beautiful, bold & high quality portfolio and BOOM, your phone won’t stop ringing with everyone wanting you to be the person that prepares them for there big event.