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So you want to become a professional makeup artist, but have no idea how to begin? I have compiled a comprehensive list of the steps necessary to become a professional makeup artist...
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Here’s an insiders look into the day of Kelly Hollands, a Freelance Make-Up Artist, who runs her own successful business making people look beautiful…
You might already recognize the name Elke Von Freudenberg. She has appeared as a guest writer for Beauty.about.com in the past, but I decided that it was time to take a closer look at her world. You will soon agree that the life of a makeup artist is an exciting one.
Answering to the director and production designer, the key makeup artist is a department head that is responsible for planning the makeup designs for all leading and supporting cast, to include cosmetic makeup and facial/body hair applications.
Makeup artistry can be a lucrative career, depending on the path you take. Industry and location significantly impact your earning opportunities. While the entertainment industry can be very lucrative, you can still make a decent living as a makeup artist in your community.
Doing make-up for film and television can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. There are, however, many points to consider if you want to pursue a career in this part of the industry. Let's look at the pros and cons, starting with the cons.
What makes a good make-up school? There are lots of important factors to consider, including coursework, instructors and student services.
Makeup artists work in entertainment, theater, television, film, retail stores and on their own. They learn the necessary skills through courses at local colleges, universities or community colleges and on the job.