Career routes for makeup Artists
Have you been considering becoming a Makeup Artist but not sure what route to go down? Well, we’re here to help – here are just some of your options:
E-Commerce Makeup Artist
Work with brands and businesses to create looks to compliment their products through the art of makeup. To get into this industry, you can collaborate with photographers and models to create images that can build up your portfolio. Even better if you have brands in mind that suit your style, go after the vibe that will really appeal to these brands, build up your portfolio and sell yourself through your work!
TV Special Effect Artist
The opportunities in this job role are endless. Did you know most of the adverts you see have had special effects makeup artists on set? From the NHS adverts where bruises are required, to anti-shine makeup. There are so many roles within this sector that you could apply for.
Makeup Artist for the Celebs
Want our top tip for getting into this industry? Shadow an artist that already works with celebrities and influencers. Find out what makeup artist has an A-list clientele and ask to shadow them, help out and clean their brushes and assist around the salon if that’s all they need. Start small, it’s a journey and you will make connections and grow.
Beauty PR Specialist
Again, another sector with a lot of routes you can go down. So you’ve got your qualification, and you’ve realised you don’t want to be a makeup artist. But you have all this knowledge! Did you know that makeup brands have a team specialised for seeking out influencers that fit the brand the best to send products to? Your knowledge and their brand, come together and you make the perfect team. You could also do this on the side as well as being a makeup artist, doesn’t have to be your main career, it’s a good side hustle as well as full time career.