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?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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