545 8th Ave, Ste 1015, NYC   |   (332) 334-8848
545 8th Ave, Ste 1015, NYC   |   (332) 334-8848

JUMP STARTING YOUR CAREER AS A MAKEUP ARTIST


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We all love makeup! As much as we all want to believe that we can live without it, today society has only proven time and time again that it is a fad which is going to be around for a long time. I wish I had someone tell me where to start when I wanted pursue makeup artistry. But lucky for all of us, you have so many resources out there to educate you on where to jump start your career in the field. 

PRACTICE!!!!!! The mantra in my school is, “PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!” And it really does! Because what people fail to tell you is that you are not going to be able to get that perfect cat eye overnight. You could attend the best institution with the best instructors, supplied with the best makeup. But at the end of the day it is up to you to pave your path towards by repeating everything you’ve learned multiple times. When I say multiple times, I mean, practice on anyone and anything you can find. You need to train your hands to create the vision you have in your mind. You do this, the creative talent you are born with will soon not just be a talent, but a career as well. 

Makeup Artists are their very own entrepreneurs. So it is up to you where you start. It also depends on how well you have managed to represent your skill set through your portfolio. When I say this, know that it is your portfolio which most people will see before they hire you. As makeup artists you must have the capability to build your portfolio by simply hiring your own models. This is not always an expensive task. Majority of the models will work for credit. So will photographers. www.modelmayhem.com is a great resource for this. 

As much as I want to say we makeup artists are just simply born with the talent. A lot of it is nurtured through a proper education. It is very important that we start from the basics and learn the difference between skin tones and undertones. Once you combine your education, your talent and the skills you managed to perfect through constant practice, you will be unstoppable. 

Identifying and determining your level of understanding in makeup artistry is vital to your growth. It is important that you know that education like in all fields is important when it comes to makeup as well. If you are only watching YouTube tutorials, or not constantly practicing or even only doing the makeup on yourself. Know that you are far from being a makeup artist. But what I do advice is that all this is a clear indication that you love one thing, and that is makeup. Through education and dedication you can grow to be a truly amazing makeup artist. Know that, it is up to you to run as far as possible with the tools provided to you! 

There is no better way to feel the excitement of a graduation photoshoot, see our teachers as they complete a makeup demo in class, or get a real feel for the environment of our programs! Schedule a campus visit today! Learn more about our programs, see our makeup kit, meet the instructors and students, and tell us all about your makeup goals! We look forward to meeting you!

2022
portfolio

From the basics to advanced techniques, insider secrets, importance of the consultation, expert techniques, insider tips, and how to market your services to brides and others.

Please note: Photos sitewide reflect student work from their in-class photoshoot(s).

2022
portfolio

From the basics to advanced techniques, insider secrets, importance of the consultation, expert techniques, insider tips, and how to market your services to brides and others.

Please note: Photos sitewide reflect student work from their in-class photoshoot(s).

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Classes are designed for stylists of all levels, and highlights quick and powerful ways to Jumpstart your makeup artist career.

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As part of our student’s curriculum, they participate in portfolio photoshoots working with professional models to showcase their makeup! If you are selected to join us, you will get 2-3 looks and 4-6 retouched photos and lunch is provided! These opportunities are unpaid, however, you will network with photographers, artist and other models and have a great experience on campus with us! Looks are at the discretion of our artists based on what they are looking to add to their portfolios. You will be on campus from 8:30 – 3 for a typical shoot and we have both weekday and weekend shoot dates.

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