Makeup artistry is a career that not everyone is brave enough to take. It is generally a rough path at the beginning, but don’t be discouraged. There is enough opportunity for everyone wherever you may be situated. It is possible for you to become a remarkable makeup artist, if you just put your heart into it.
There are several ways you can approach the advancement of your career. Below are some means you should exert your effort into:
- Grab every opportunity you can to practice
- Build your portfolio
- Network with makeup artists & potential clients
- Keep in the loop on social media
- Consider attending a makeup school
1. PRACTICE MAKEUP ON FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Stretch your knowledge by practicing on friends and family. You may start with little to no pay but you will not regret all the lessons you are going to digest during this phase. It’s the best time to experiment, create mistakes, and correct yourself. It’s not only about grasping different makeup techniques, but it’s also about learning how to deal with other people you call your clients.
Friends and family are your best bet if you’re just starting out. They’re the ones who will completely understand that you’re still in the process of acquiring skills. They will support you in every way they can, which is actually very empowering to any individual whether you're looking to take makeup artistry as a career or not.
2. WORK ON YOUR PORTFOLIO
If there’s one thing we cannot stress enough, it’s for makeup artists to continuously update their portfolio. Every now and then, you will have different projects to work on and what better way is there for you take pride in your efforts than to showcase it?
It is highly recommended that you only include the best quality of photos and there are important reasons why. As a makeup artist, you have to realize the essentials of a great portfolio. This will help you lift your career and contribute to your advancement.
3. CONNECT WITH FELLOW MUAs & TO THE MARKET
Never lose your connection with those who are in the same industry as you. Though it may be a competitive world out there, don’t see others as a threat. Set them as your inspiration to do your utmost best because one day, you’re going to need each other.
If opportunities arise like workshops, seminars, or any gatherings that allows you to network with others, take it. Never say no to such chances that will introduce you to potential clients who may later introduce you to more clients. So just a tip, keep in touch with everyone you meet along the way.
4. LEARN HOW TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Nowadays, everybody’s on social media. A lot would look for their needs, including for MUAs, online because it is easier that way. The convenience it brings is unbelievable so that is one of the prime reasons why you should get in the trend of digital marketing. Put up a simple page where everybody can have access to your past works and see the magic work. But also put effort into disseminating information regarding your profile or website.
5. GET TRAINED AND RECEIVE A DIPLOMA FROM A MAKEUP SCHOOL
Nothing says trained than a hard-earned certificate. Employers and clients love MUAs who have had proper training because this means they can be trusted with their brushes and palettes. But besides appropriate learning, attending makeup school can be a fun experience.
At Nina Mua, we emphasize a happy and positive environment for all our students, teachers, and guests. We try our best to incorporate everything that will make our students succeed in their career. Our makeup programs allow all to constantly practice and work on each other or on friends and family; we allow them to work on their portfolio by giving them the best photo shoot experience to fully capture their artistry; and we occasionally hold events that gather MUAs, aspiring MUAs, models, and other amazing people in one gathering.