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Top Tips for Becoming a Professional Makeup Artist


  1. Attend a Makeup School: You don’t need a degree to be a makeup artist, but you do need to hone your skill. Colleges, beauty institutes, and creative arts school offer courses and diploma programs.

  2. Practice: Never stop practicing or learning new techniques. Practice on your friends, family, and anyone who’s willing to let you experiment.

  3. Showcase Your Talent: People need to see your makeup artistry skills. Start a makeup blog, a YouTube channel, or an Instagram account that is used to specifically showcase your makeup skills.

  4. Study the Pros: Learn from those that came before you who are making a name for themselves in the industry. Practice their techniques.

  5. Develop Your Own Techniques: Once you’re comfortable with the basics, it’s time to develop your own techniques and style. What makes you different?