If you're interested in becoming a makeup artist—particularly in the field of fashion or editorial photo shoots—it can be VERY helpful to
Welcome to Makeup Artist Essentials!
If you’d like to become a makeup artist—or simply learn more about cosmetics and how to use them—you’re in the right place!
You’ll find a few of our posts below—we’ve got information on how to start a career as a makeup artist, a directory of makeup schools in every state, and interviews with practicing artists who do makeup for a living. We’ve also got plenty of guides and product reviews designed to help you select cosmetics and teach you the “best practices” on how to use them. There’s a lot here, so poke around and see what helps you.
And, if you have any questions, just over to our “Contact” page and drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting, and happy makeup!
Learn How to Become a Makeup Artist:
What Does A Makeup Artist Assistant Do, And How Do I Become One?
How To Build A Makeup Artist Portfolio
Hello there, you fabulous makeup artist! Thanks for stopping by. Today we're talking about PORTFOLIOS. This is your "ultimate guide" on how
How Long Does It Take To Become A Makeup Artist?
People who love makeup and want to break into the beauty industry as a makeup artist often want to know, "How long
How to Get Makeup Artist Work Experience
In our post on the personal characteristics you'll need to be a makeup artist, we talked about how important EXPERIENCE is. If
Learn Basic Makeup Skills:
Pro-Tips on How to Use Lipstick
There are certain makeup techniques that—let’s face it, seem a little intimidating. Many women are slightly weirded out by tightlining; for some
An Introduction to Makeup: Types of Makeup
If you know nothing about makeup, or if you're learning about makeup and you need a review of the basics, then this
Find Out How to Build Your Career:
Tips and Tricks of the Trade, Part 1
To be a great makeup artist, you simply need to be great at makeup, right?Nope! Well, yes, you need to be great
How To Build A Professional Network
Welcome to your crash course in business networking! "Networking" is literally the last thing on a person's mind when they're thinking about
Websites Where MUAs Need To Be Listed
TO BE a successful makeup artist, you'll need a couple of things. You'll need a portfolio, you'll need your own website, and
Looking For New Gigs? These Are The Sites You Need To Know About
Makeup artistry is kind of an odd profession, if you think about it: with the exception of people who work at the
Learn More About Makeup School:
Should I Become a Makeup Artist Or A Cosmetologist?
If you're passionate about fashion and style, chances are you've considered a career as a makeup artist and also a career as
How Much Does Makeup Artist School Cost?
So you're thinking about going to makeup artist school. That's wonderful! It's the best way to start a long and satisfying career
How to Find the Best Makeup School for You
For many makeup artists, school provides the formal training that launches them into their careers. But choosing an institution can be difficult.
What Will I Learn in Makeup Artist School?
So you're considering a career as a makeup artist. That's wonderful! Makeup is a fast-paced and exciting field, and if you've got
Read Interviews with Professional MUAs and People in the Field:
Interview: Makeup Artist Kim Porter of Kim Porter TV
It’s been a while since we’ve had an interview, and we’re so happy with today’s guest: the incredible, the talented, the one-and-only:
Interview: Makeup Artist Chris Scott, Owner of Makeup Gourmet
It was my absolute pleasure to interview Chris Scott, who took time out of his super-busy schedule to chat with me for
Find a Makeup School in Your State (or Click the “Schools” Tab Above):
Makeup Artist Schools in New York
If you live in or near New York and you want to learn more about makeup, you are VERY lucky! New York
Makeup Artist Schools in Illinois
Whether you'd like to make makeup your career--or if you simply adore makeup and want to learn some new styles--we're here to
Makeup Artist Schools in Florida
If you would like to become a full-time makeup artist--or if you'd like to learn a few new makeup techniques--you're in the
Makeup Artist Schools in California
If you live in California and you love makeup, you are truly lucky: California has more makeup schools and makeup training facilities