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Makeup Artistry in 2021: Sanitation, Social Media and Connections

Makeup Artistry in 2021: Sanitation, Social Media and Connections

Expect the unexpected.  Isn’t that what 2020 taught us? Pivoting your behaviors and routines has become something we’re all working through lately, and in the professional world of Makeup Artistry, it’s no different. However, many of the important lessons from the last 12 months are actually good practices many artists have been doing all along.  […]

Breaking into Editorial as a new MUA: Collaboration is KEY

Breaking into Editorial as a new MUA: Collaboration is KEY

The leaders, the creators, the influencers… the editorial artists. Mixing technique and skill with artistry and vision is what creates editorial artists, and they rarely work in a vacuum. Editorial work is largely part of being a team… creating an editorial piece that speaks to the world of fashion, beauty and culture as a whole. […]

The Bridal Makeup Artist Advantage

The Bridal Makeup Artist Advantage

Want to be a professional makeup artist? Specializing in weddings is a great way for a new MUA to get a business growing… and with most weddings held on weekends, it’s the perfect way to keep your Monday – Friday job when you’re just starting out.

Let’s Do It: First Steps To Become A Makeup Artist

Let’s Do It: First Steps To Become A Makeup Artist

Let’s Do It: First Steps To Become A Makeup Artist Many girls still in their teens discover secrets of makeup and learn to create unique images on their face with the help of cosmetics. Sometimes such a passion turns into a makeup artist profession, which is inextricably linked with dreams of becoming world-famous, working with […]

Congrats, You Graduated From The Makeup School, NOW WHAT?

Congrats, You Graduated From The Makeup School, NOW WHAT?

Build your name and reputation Volunteer your time Network, network, network! Practice make perfect Building your name and reputation In order to get clients, you will need to start making a name for yourself. This includes having your own website and working on marketing yourself, whether in-person or on social media. This is also how […]

What It Means To Work As A Makeup Artist

What It Means To Work As A Makeup Artist

What it means to work as a makeup artist Makeup artists seem to live the ultimate glamorous and glitzy life. With opportunities to travel all over the world, work backstage on models who walk the runway, apply makeup on the faces of famous celebrities and many more, becoming a professional makeup artist seems relatively easy […]

New York-Inspired Photo Shoot at Nina Mua

New York-Inspired Photo Shoot at Nina Mua

New York-Inspired Photo Shoot at Nina Mua Fueling anyone’s inner passion is one of our goals. If we are able to help, we would love to take the challenge! Hence, the New York-Inspired Photo Shoot at Nina Mua for our March event. This was held not only to gather a sweet group of aspiring makeup […]

July 4th, 2018 Event Recap at Nina Mua

July 4th, 2018 Event Recap at Nina Mua

July 4th, 2018 Event Recap at Nina Mua Flashback Friday is here! Let’s do a little recap of our 4th of July event held last June 29 at the Nina Mua studio with none other than Lauren Whitworth. We celebrated a great American holiday with a British twist! We also partnered with our friends from […]

Fields You Can Work In As A Makeup Artist

Fields You Can Work In As A Makeup Artist

Fields You Can Work In As A Makeup Artist So you’ve finally graduated from makeup school, and maybe you’re feeling a little lost in what you want to specialize in. It’s not true that you can only do one specific type of makeup, there are many fields that are in need of your skills. Have […]

5 Reasons To Trust Your Makeup Artist

5 Reasons To Trust Your Makeup Artist

5 Reasons To Trust Your Makeup Artist Whether you’re attending an important event or simply looking for a better way to apply a flawless application, there’s no doubt that a professional makeup artist knows all the tips and tricks to help you look your best. While handing over the reins to your makeup artist may […]

The Importance Of Attending A Makeup School

The Importance Of Attending A Makeup School

The Importance Of Attending A Makeup School If you can dream it, you can do it! Taking the first steps to becoming a certified professional makeup artist can seem like  a challenging task, but remembering that every expert was once a beginner can push you to pursue what you love. Sometimes, you may not even […]

The Power Behind Your Social Media

The Power Behind Your Social Media

Who would have ever predicted that social media in the beauty industry would boom into a $445 billion industry? With so many niche markets, social media is a vital tool to have in your arsenal to help propel your skills as a professional makeup artist. Not only is it the best way to build yourself, […]

Maintaining Your Website As A Makeup Artist

Maintaining Your Website As A Makeup Artist

Maintaining Your Website As A Makeup Artist A website is not only a platform where you can display an array of your work. It is an extension of who you are as a makeup artist since the vibe your visitors get will tell so much about your professionalism. All makeup artists who are serious about […]

Meet Our Photographer: Evgeny Milkovich

Meet Our Photographer: Evgeny Milkovich

Evgeny Milkovich is a New York-based fashion/beauty photographer hailing from Ukraine. His passion started as a teenager and he knew within that to create original ideas is what sets his soul on fire. What did he do? He went to school for it. He graduated from 2016 Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts with […]

What To Do After You Graduate Makeup School

What To Do After You Graduate Makeup School

Not everyone has the opportunity to attend a makeup school and receive proper training. However, not everyone is also 100% sure where they will end up after completion. It’s no joke to spend your money on something you’re not absolutely sure about. But the thing is, how will you know if you don’t try? You […]

Why Brides Hire Professional Makeup Artists

Why Brides Hire Professional Makeup Artists

Why Brides Hire Professional Makeup Artists Brides often have the jitters because they have so much on their mind – the guests, venue, dress, budget, makeup, and if they are marrying the right person! This is typically why brides look for professionals because they help them cross out a worry from their list. You just […]

Following Your Dream As A Makeup Artist

Following Your Dream As A Makeup Artist

    How many of you were led to believe that there is no success in the creative field? That there is only a future in the medical, legal, or education field? Because of this, did you disregard your dream and pretend that it’s not something you want in your life? In this case, you […]

Journey To Success: Lauren Whitworth’s Story

Journey To Success: Lauren Whitworth’s Story

Warning: Makeup Artistry is not for the fainthearted. Breaking into the makeup industry can be a lot of work. Oftentimes, it is the start that hinders anyone from their journey because this can be the most difficult. Lauren Whitworth’s advice? “Go to a fantastic makeup school!” Lauren is our lovely teacher who hails from England. She has […]

Essential Skills As A Makeup Artist

Essential Skills As A Makeup Artist

In the makeup industry, not everything is all about theories because practicality is a must. Some skills are innate in others, but it may be acquired through proper training as well. Having the right skill set will bring you further in this career. but you have to be wise as a makeup artist. You may […]

Some Secrets In Becoming A Makeup Artist

Some Secrets In Becoming A Makeup Artist

Being a makeup artist has its pros and cons, especially if you’ll be working as a freelance makeup artist. However, at the end of the day, if this is truly your passion, the good will outweigh the “bad.” But we’re not saying there’s something completely wrong being a makeup artist. Like any job, this profession […]

How To Become A Successful Makeup Artist

How To Become A Successful Makeup Artist

How To Become A Successful Makeup Artist 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, […]

Easy Ways You Can Become A Makeup Artist

Easy Ways You Can Become A Makeup Artist

A lot of ladies out there dream of becoming a makeup artist, but worries arise the moment they realize that they don’t know how to approach their goal. It’s a lot of work to get to where you want to be. However, you have to instill in your mind that before any sweet success, it’s […]

Why Learning Hairstyling As A Makeup Artist Is Beneficial

Why Learning Hairstyling As A Makeup Artist Is Beneficial

When you are a makeup artist, your focus day and night is probably your artistry. You practice in your free time, look over bookings and always check up on trends and new products. Many passionate makeup artists make their job not only their occupation but their life. Although being passionate is great, in the world […]

3 Ways On How You Can Obtain Photos For Your Makeup Artist Portfolio

3 Ways On How You Can Obtain Photos For Your Makeup Artist Portfolio

Never neglect what a portfolio can do to your career. It’s usually how clients and employers would make a determination whether you’re a talented makeup artist or not. You can say you’re artistically skilled to do makeup, but no one will believe you unless you show them your past work. So step up your game… and […]

How to  Be Organized As A Makeup Artist

How to Be Organized As A Makeup Artist

After getting into the swing of your career, it is important to stay organized. When your services, clients and the rush of your life has hit a start button, it can get crazy! On one hand, you are ecstatic that your career has taken off. On the other hand, since you are booked and busy […]

The Importance Of Taking Great Photos As A Makeup Artist

The Importance Of Taking Great Photos As A Makeup Artist

One thing to always remember as a makeup artist: take a photo of your masterpiece or it never happened. In the beauty industry, it is all about being able to showcase what are you are able to create with your mastery in makeup. As you are paving way for your career advancement, employers will constantly […]

How to Have a Successful Client Relationship

How to Have a Successful Client Relationship

Having an ongoing, successful relationship with clients is something that goes beyond being good at what you do. Networking efficiently and leaving a positive impact on your client can go a long way. Having a positive and professional presence is something that all makeup artists should aim to have. Your job as a makeup artist […]

A Look into Salary: How Much the Average Makeup Artist Makes

Salary. Money. It is the first, if not almost the first, thing that is programmed into our brains when we are picking a career path. The best part about your commitment to your craft is that you are doing something you love. One of our favorite quotes is, “If you love what you do, you […]

The Top 5 Makeup Products Loved by the Pro’s

As a makeup artist, your goal is to make your clients feel as beautiful as possible at the end of your session while fulfilling their requests. There is an indescribable feeling that washes over us when we see our clients gushing and thanking us for crafting their face. It humbles us and reminds us why […]

5 Ways to Establish Your Name in the Beauty Industry

So you finished makeup school and have decided to branch out and start your career. You should be proud of yourself for committing to your passion-congratulations! One of your straightforward goals as a makeup artist is to book clients. You can be amazing when it comes to makeup, but what is that worth if no […]

5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Media Presence as a Makeup Artist

What is more visual than make-up? As a makeup artist, you know the importance of showcasing your work in the best way possible. Engaging a community of makeup lovers and potential clients is vital when trying to establish credibility and skill.  We all know that every day, social media is taking over more and more! […]

5 Ways to Book Your First Client as a Makeup Artist

After becoming a certified professional Makeup Artist, there are many paths that you can choose to begin to form your client base and secure yourself a spot in the industry. You received a great education, learned from the best, and have your makeup kit thoroughly prepared and ready to create. This is a selection of […]

THE ART OF INTERVIEWING: How To Turn Your Dream Job Into A Reality!

You’ve done it! You’ve officially graduated from our 4 Week Makeup Artistry Course. Starry-eyed, bushy-tailed and MUA certificate in hand, you’re ready to take on the Big Apple. After sending out your pro portfolio along with your resume to big beauty brands, FINALLY, you get the call you’ve been so eagerly waiting for: you’ve been […]

Make Up Artist Marketing: Knowing Your Target Audience

You know how in real estate it’s all about location, location, location? Well, if you’re looking to become a pro-MUA, it’s all about knowing who your clients are. What does this mean? For starters, it’s not about knowing all of your clients’ life stories, if that’s what you’re thinking. No, it’s about identifying potential clients […]

MAKING IT AS A MAKEUP ARTIST – How To Get Your Foot In The Door

Let’s face it, starting a new career can be a daunting task anywhere, and New York City is no different. But just remember, with the right tools and attitude, it doesn’t have to be! All you need is a way to get your foot in the door, and that’s why our beauty insiders gathered up 5 […]

Getting ready to look Springtastic!

The time is finally here to pull out your florals and your pastel colored raincoats! Are you as excited as I am? The flowers are starting to show and I thought I should share something with you to make your smile bloom with it. Spring is one of my favorite seasons in New York City. […]

Portfolio Building for Makeup Artists

When I was just starting out one of the biggest challenges I went through was showcasing my work. Yes, I took pictures from my phone and managed. But photo editing wasn’t as accessible to all as it is now. So this meant working tirelessly to find photographers and models to collaborate with to build a […]

MY FIRST TEACHER & I – MY INSPIRATION FOR OUR 5 WEEK PROGRAM.

I stared at my reflection for 15 minutes without even realizing it. It was a regular day at our studio here and I was getting ready to welcome a bonus class group. But do you have those days where you have an epiphany which only makes you realize something you’ve known all along? I was […]

JUMP STARTING YOUR CAREER AS A MAKEUP ARTIST

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 […]

3,2,1 Are We Ready Yet?

Have we all picked out the ideal ensemble for thanksgiving dinner yet? I am still debating between a few options, but then again it could get really confusing when you feel there are a few perfect fits. Plus as a nature lover, it gets me even more frazzled when I keep seeing gorgeous colors in […]

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Tell Me What To Wear For Here Comes Fall

The air is crisp, and the colors have changed. Here we are, yet again. It is officially the fall season! Fall not only comes with the cold air, but it also comes in tally with the holiday season we know and love so much. Families coming together for a big meal, various family and friends […]

Exercise for your Skin. Yoga with Nina Mua!

Our souls desire to behave in ways that line up with what we believe and value. That is called living an integrated life.  When behavior matches values, we are whole. We live without apology, heads held high. Not in arrogance, but in quiet authority that we are on the right path.  Women are obsessed with makeup. Nothing is wrong […]

Be Your Own Stylist!

Our hair is one of our most valuable accessories!  It can completely change your appearance.  What if you have a party right after you finish your work  or meeting and you don’t have a time to visit your hair dresser.  I want to share a few tricks to make your life easier. I’m not that […]

Follow Your Dreams – Nina Mua

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Mmm Sakura! Watch my video below We are so blessed to have Sakura in our city. It always makes me feel so happy. I am inspired […]

What To Do When Daily Routine Gets You Down? – Nina Mua

Sometimes routines are not fun when we do the same thing everyday, having to get dressed up for work, getting our makeup and hair done.  It’s always nice to make room in our life to change our routines around. Of course like going to a spa or yoga center where you can wear sports outfits, but […]

How to Upgrade Your “No Makeup” Look: Tips from Professional Makeup Artists!

No matter what the trends are, natural beauty is always in. If done correctly, the “no makeup” look is great for interviews, first dates, and pretty much any family get together. A little sincerity goes a long way when it comes to making an impression. Here are a few ways to really amp up your look […]

Easy Tips for Photogenic Holiday Makeup

As the holidays approach, so do the holiday parties. But just because it’s called an “ugly sweater party” doesn’t mean you have to look like an ugly sweater when the camera flashes. Follow the tips below as a guide to your holiday beauty routine before you rush out to the next Christmas tree selfie with your […]

7 Unbelievably Simple Steps For Perfect Makeup – Infographic

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How to Give Freshness to the Look, To Make it Expressive and Open?

In the world of reality, many are into adoring those beautiful faces and many are into making ways to attain an attractive appearance that will make them stand out. We cannot deny the fact that the first thing we notice about a person is there face. It is the very first thing that we are […]

5 Facts about Mascaras Which You Didn’t Know

The mascara that you enjoy today is not the mascara that was used during the ancient times.  It was in ancient Egypt that has this documentation of its creation and use. In the western culture, it was during the Victorian era that had tried to invent and come up with a mixture that will be […]

Wedding Hair: Up Do or Up Don’t !!??

Wedding – the most coveted event of a lifetime, needs the bride to prepare herself in a “never before” look. She wants to be the best looking bride and ventures in the remotest corners of makeup and hair dos. The wedding dress, makeup and hair do has to be the most perfect to create the […]

Mermaid’s having more fun: Let’s Make Some Waves!

Hair types vary greatly from person to person. Some have straight hairs, while some have thick curls and some are in the middle of the two, i.e. wavy hairs. Scientists still do not know the reason of development of different types of hairs, but the shape of the hair follicle and the way in which […]

Makeup Classes in New York

If you have dreamed of starting a career as a makeup artist, there is no better time than right now to begin searching for makeup classes New York and signing up to begin learning the skills you need for success. The fact is that this can be a rewarding, fast-paced and exciting career with ample […]

She’s SMOKIN! Smoky Eye Tutorial

Smoky is one of the favorite eye makeups for trendy women. Young ladies prefer this to have the trendy yet traditional “rock star” look. It is equally popular for aged people as it is a great way to hide the wrinkles and dark circles. Here are some tips to have the most perfect smoky eyes.  […]

I wanna be a Rockstar! Rockin Makeup tips for your inner Rock Goddess

Want to wake up the hidden rock star goddess within you? You have the traditional “rock” outfits in your wardrobe like the studded jacket, leather pants, ripped out shirts and boots? You have the perfect hairstyle to match the “rock” image? All you need now is to makeup  like a real rock star!  There is […]

Fake it like a pro: Top Makeup Tips from the PROS

Commonly, women do not always have the necessary training and experience to be a makeup PRO, but here are some tips that will enable you to become one when you are actually not. The skin is the most essential part to take care in the makeup process. There is no makeup that can provide you […]

Pop Art Eyes: Learn how to make your eyes Pop for a night out on the town!

Your eye makeup is the key thing to get a wonderful look. When you are getting ready for a night out on in town, you must go for extraordinary eye makeup so that your eyes really pop up to make you look the most attractive.  Here are some tips to make your eyes pop:   In […]

Bun Heads: Chic or Lazy?

A bun is the type of hair style that is women normally women wear, in which the hair is plaited, twisted, pulled back and finally wrapped in a circular coil around itself. A bun is worn typically at the neck or back of the head. In general, buns can either be secured by a hairpiece, […]

Bridal Bliss: Wedding Makeup Must Have’s

A wedding is the most precious event in every woman’s life and it is the time when she wants to look the best. In general, a lady may want to cut her cosmetic budget (though it is very unnatural for a woman), but she will probably not compromise with the wedding make up and will […]