Working as a Makeup Artist is such a rewarding career, whether your clients are the rich and famous or whether you cater to ordinary women who live and work in your area. You're able to give them all the opportunity to feel special and look their best in addition to giving them the secrets to fast and flawless makeup. When I think about the years that I have worked as a professional makeup artist it makes me proud to know that I have played a role in the success of many actors and actresses on stage and in movies and television. I've used my skills and experience to prepare those who are in front of the cameras so they can do their best work. It doesn't matter if you are a cashier or secretary or an actress on stage, when you look your best you are more likely to do your best work.
If you have an interest in learning how to apply makeup professionally, you should know that there are many schools that devote classes to every aspect of makeup and beauty training. You can choose to learn everything from skin care, to fashion makeup to corrective techniques to special effects. It is up to you how far you want to take it and where you would like your professional career to take you. But above all, it is important to have a firm knowledge of the basics and how to apply this to a wide range of faces. Being a good makeup artist is more than just knowing how to apply makeup. It's about combining your knowledge with your intuition to produce a look that the client is going to love (the client being anyone from the mother of the bride to a feature film director). It is important to be versatile with your skills and inspiration.
The same way an artist has a clear vision of what direction to go in with a painting, a makeup artist also needs to have the that direction mapped out. By knowing how to prepare the canvas properly, what tools to use and what corrective techniques to apply to create the desired effect, you will then be making it very easy for your creativity to run free. One of the best tricks a makeup artist can learn, is to see the inner beauty of the person they are working with. When natural, inner beauty is allowed to shine through the overall results are more realistic and the person feels more confident, instead of feeling "made up". I've seen it happen so many times, a woman will get her makeup done and look in the mirror and say, it doesn't even look like me! While that is great when creating a fantasy character, not so good when you are making up a bride to meet her future husband!
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