5 Tips to Be a Great Makeup Artist

by Kevin Smith Author

Recently, more people are pursuing a career as a makeup artist. This shouldn't surprise you, though. After all, they're getting paid to work with cool clients, think about beauty trends, and experiment with different looks.


That said, like with any other job, being a makeup artist also takes a lot of hard work. If you're wondering how you should start, here are tips that can help you.

Keep Practicing

Aside from yourself, you should try practicing on your friends and family. It's a win-win situation. You'll sharpen your skills while giving out free services. Even if you do this with no pay, you won't regret the lessons you'll get. This is the best opportunity to experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them. And, since they know you well, they'll understand that you're just starting out. They'll surely support you in every way.

Work on Your Portfolio

This can't be stressed enough, but as a makeup artist, you need to regularly update your portfolio. The most efficient way to do this is by using your works from the projects you get occasionally. They're crucial to your career since your clients will essentially use them to check your capability.


Only include pieces with the best photo quality. You'll want people to see your work clearly.

Advertise Your Service

Today, almost everyone is on social media. Many look for makeup artists online because it's easier and faster. The convenience they want is the main reason that should push you to get into digital marketing.


Make a simple page where people can access your past works and see the art you do. Put some effort into making a brief description of how you do your work. This will let potential clients know a bit about you even before you meet. You should also place your contact information. This way, they can reach you faster.

Cultivate a Network of Colleagues and Clients

You should never lose your connection with people in the same industry as you are. Although it's a tough line of work, don't treat them as competition. Set each of them as your inspiration. Who knows? You might even learn a thing or two from them.

Get Formal Training

Clients prefer hiring experienced artists that have gone through proper training since this means they can be trusted with a brush. So, it's best to attend a makeup artist school in Arlington, TX, to bolster your career. Nothing screams 'professional' louder than a hard-earned diploma and license.

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