Three Ways to Shine as a Makeup Artist

Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry

Starting your own business as a professional makeup artist can be an exciting venture; but it can also be overwhelming. There are countless of other professionals trying to do the same thing, going after the same clients, and working in the same fields. In other words, competition is fierce.

Still, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it as a successful makeup artist. In fact, there are ways you can set yourself apart from the competition and grow your business. How? Here are three ways you distinguish yourself and shine as a makeup artist.

Master the Basics

Never underestimate the power of the basics. Learn, master, and often revisit the fundamentals of makeup artistry taught in the top makeup schools in Florida and abroad. A great reason to often revisit the basics is because many of us can’t contain everything we learn the first time around. A topic of technique that might have been a little hard to understand the first time around could be easier to learn the second, third, or even fourth time. This means knowing the basics of everything from the tools to the techniques, especially when it comes to highlighting and contouring. Mastering the basics of makeup artistry will ensure that your work is always flawless.

Pick a Niche

There are many types of makeup artists, from artists who work in print and advertising to makeup artists who work in film and TV. To set yourself apart from a general makeup artist, select a niche and stick to it. Narrow your specialty and learn everything there is to know about makeup artistry in your niche as well as the industry you plan to focus on.

Never Stop Learning

A successful makeup artist loves learning new techniques and growing as an artist. Continue taking makeup artistry classes, attending trade shows, and perusing trade magazines. Retake basic courses and sign up for advance classes.

Cosmix Inc. is one of the leading licensed and accredited schools for makeup artistry in the nation, offering programs in fashion, production, and special FX makeup artistry.