You will be surprised at the amount of people who want to become a makeup artist, but are too afraid to take the big step to becoming one.
Since we always have your back at OnoBello.com, we have are giving you answers to a few questions that you might have been pondering over.
How to Become a Makeup artist, do I need to go to a make-up school?
Going to a school is a huge investment and not everyone is able to make the commitment because of different personal reasons. There are many talented artists who have never gone to makeup school, but it is a good idea to at least have a foundation in basic art. Try reading art books, makeup books, and definitely watch makeup videos.
Should I have a portfolio?
A portfolio shows that you're interested and makeup is something you love. If you can't hire professional models or a photographer, ask your friends to model for you and take the pictures yourself. Just remember, you want to have a good camera and lighting. Future employers need to see what you're capable of doing, and they need to see a variety of quality photos. Make sure every single photo isn't a natural look. A versatile artist appeals to more customers and managers tend to look for these skills.
What kind of experience should I have?
Coming with some sort of makeup is ideal, but don't be afraid to apply for a position if you don't think you have enough experience. It is important to at least know how to do someone else's makeup before stepping onto a makeup floor. Doing your own makeup is completely different from doing makeup on someone else. The best thing you can do is practice. Ask a family member or a friend if you can put some makeup on him or her. Another idea would be to team up with schools or community theaters. They usually look for makeup artists for various fashion shows, events, plays, or concerts. To build references, offer to do a job for a letter of recommendation instead of money.
How should I do my makeup for my interview?
Makeup for an artist interview is a little different than what you'd wear to a regular interview. It should reflect not only your own personal style, but also the brand's. Most brands have a type of look or demographic they target. Know about the brand you're applying to. The makeup you'd wear to an interview with BankeMeshidaLawal Pro (BMPRO) is not the same as what you'd wear to an interview with House of Tara. It's your job to research the brand and understand their aesthetic style.
What's the biggest piece of advice?
It may sound silly and obvious, but be as friendly and engaging as possible. Clients do not want to work with someone who looks disinterested, unfriendly, or even too shy. You want to come across as approachable and helpful. You can also make yourself stand out by talking about something unique you do, like making beauty videos or writing product reviews.
We hope the above tips has geared you into going into your dream of becoming a professional make up artist.
Article Credit: Beautylish.com | Photos Credit: Instagram/makeupshayla
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