If you wish to be a makeup artist, you don’t require much formal education. You will have to work for varieties of entertainment industry clients as well as personal beauty services. For this purpose, you need to have formal training in makeup application and other related cosmetics. To meet this criterion, you may get yourself enrolled in a cosmetology program.
If you wish to work for Theatres, you may get enrolled in theatre degree programs, because you will be learning stage make also there.
After all what is necessarily required for a makeup artist is that to get a license to perform and provide his services.
It is necessary to note that to be a makeup artist, you must, at least have high school diploma or its equivalent certification. Then you may take admission for certificate course or diploma course in cosmetology. Further, you may acquire an associate degree. These are offered at various community colleges.
It is necessary that you must have thorough knowledge of makeup application, skin care treatments, hair cutting as well as styling, nail treatment and care etc.
To have more insight and hand-on training related to your future work, you may get associated with some beauty salon while in student life. You may also volunteer your services as makeup artist in various shows, community programmes etc. These all will expand your horizons and you will come in contact with various great personalities in the field and your chances of employment will increase.
After getting necessary educational qualification, you start your career as a makeup artist, it is highly required that you discuss with your client, understand and then put your best efforts to provide the results expected by the client. You know the key: a customer when satisfied with your work, will refer you to others and your clients in turn will increase. This is what you need to succeed.
Concentration on details
To give best results as expected by the clients and customers, you must study and analyse the skin of the customer and decide its type. You are also required to carefully study the face and its natural curves and shape. Then only you can prepare the skin of the client for necessary makeup application by accurate cleansing and moisturizing. It will help to prevent any adverse reactions. Then, at the final stage, you may use numerous cosmetic items like creams, powders, gloss, lipsticks etc. and able to get the desired results.
Remember, with the help of your insight, your research and perfect application you will be able to change a person into a live character. You may transform a young boy like an old man for his specific role in film or shows, you may change the race, create false (mock-up) injuries, you change hair styles and many more works that will change a person into a new look.
All what is required is your strong will power, never say die spirit and consistency to perform better. Educational qualification is not enough, the thing that matter must is your work. Your punctuality, ability to work extra and odd hours and meeting demands of client as per their happiness, commitment and wish is more important. For example, you can’t prepare a bride for her wedding after the sacred time (the muhurrat). Your care to details us much needed.