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What Can You Do as a Makeup Artist

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Oozle Media

So you love makeup. You look at a face and see the many possibilities it holds. You see contours and colors and a beauty that, whether it be hidden or not, you want to coax to the surface.
For years you have begged your friends to let you give them make-overs, you have obsessively watched YouTube tutorials and followed your favorite Instagrammers. You are ready to follow your dreams, enroll in classes and become an official makeup artist, but that nagging voice in the back of your mind is still screaming at you – what else can I do with these skills besides conduct amazing makeovers?
Do not fret, there are dozens of amazing careers waiting for you! Here are five, including a few that you may not have thought of before!

    • Photography

      Photography Careers in Makeup
      Photography may seem like a broad term, and in ways it is, it can encompass everything from corporate products, headshots, stock photography and more! Chances are if there is a face in a photo that is going to be used for any kind of public display – it is going to need makeup on it and you could be the one to do it.

    • Movies

      Similar to photography, movies can cover a wide variety of art forms. Whether it be a short student film, a commercial or a full length feature, a skilled makeup professional will be needed. Although this may be a hard area to break into, it can also be one of the most rewarding.

    • Wedding and Events

      Wedding Careers in Makeup
      If you have ever attempted to do your own makeup before a big life event, you know how difficult it can be, between shaking hands and threatening tears of joy, your beauty vision can turn to beauty mush. It’s becoming more and more common to hire professionals before larger events, creating a client base that is ready and waiting for you.

    • Social Media

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      You have been watching videos and tutorials for months if not years, why not take the chance and become an industry influencer for yourself? While this may take time, work, and dedication – it can lead to a thriving business both on and off of social media.

    • Amusement Park

      If you are lucky enough to live around a local amusement or theme park – chances are high they are going to be needing a qualified makeup artist to make their performers and entertainers look their very best. This could be a fun and entertaining career choice for any makeup artist, especially around Halloween.

    • Haunted House

      Halloween Careers in Makeup
      Speaking of Halloween… nothing screams makeup more than this entertaining holiday, and no one needs talented makeup artists more around this time of year than haunted houses. While this is mainly seasonal work, it can add some mighty heft to your portfolio and create fun part time work.

Ready to chase your dreams and fill your life full of artistic princesses, horrifying monsters, and blushing brides? Let’s get you started with one of our amazing makeup classes. Courses start monthly, you could be on your way in a matter of minutes.

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