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10 Facts About EI Makeup School

Special Effects MakeupWe’ve come up with a list of 10 fun and interesting facts, because you may or may not be familiar with EI makeup school. This list is an introductory for anyone who is interested in attending our school, and where you can find more information about what we have to offer our students.

Past Facts:

 

1. We are the World’s First School of Professional Makeup, and still going strong after being in business for 50 years. Students attending our school are receiving more than 50 years of experience and talent.

2. Hollywood, California is the only location where you will find our school, and nowhere else. There are many makeup schools throughout the country with multiple locations, however, we only have a single location in Los Angeles. Having just one location ensures that we offer students the best education from experienced instructors who are currently working in the industry.

3. This year is our 50th Anniversary! Founded in 1966, we are proudly celebrating our 50th birthday. After many years of refining, redefining, and remodeling we have finally hit the half century mark on the calendar.

Present Facts:

 

4. As an accredited makeup school, we have the ability to offer help to students that other school can not.  An accreditation is important for a school to possess, so students can feel secure in their education.

5. Because EI makeup school is accredited, Government funded Financial Aid is available to qualifying students. Many of our students wouldn’t be able to attend our school, without the help of financial aid.

6. Our instructors were contestants on the popular TV series FACE/OFF. In fact, they have even gone on to win the season. There amazing work on and off of the show only serves as a testament to their talent.

7. EI makeup school is a professional school for those who are serious about the makeup arts as a career. Our curriculum is designed specifically for those who have a serious interest in the makeup arts. The focus is solely on makeup and its multiple uses in different settings.

8. Students learn everything from the basics to complex special effects makeup, with no stone left unturned and no corners cut. A thorough and comprehensive education that translates to real world application is our main goal.

Future Facts:

 

9. We boast an 80% job placement rate, which means that 80 out of 100 students are employed in the makeup arts after graduation. Having one of the highest placement rates of all the makeup schools, we pride ourselves on the viability of our education.

10. Students can find guidance, counseling and help from our Career Services department. Keeping open communications with their specialist, is highly encouraged. It’s best for students to discuss their future career goals with an expert, in order to make the most of their career.

You can become a makeup artist – actually a real-life Hollywood makeup artist if you have the desire and are passionate about success. That’s it! That’s pretty much all it takes to pursue a fabulous career in the makeup arts. If you have the desire and bring the passion, then the rest is easy. These are the seeds from which dreams grow if they are given a little water and sunshine.
Practice, practice, practice. Practice is the key to discovering new techniques, color combinations and inspire creativity that will help you achieve the desired effect. Since you always have access to your own face, begin there. Test out different looks on yourself first and then recruit your friends and family when you want to change things up. It’s good to experiment on a variety of faces to become more familiar with skin tones, and different facial features. This will also help you with color choices according to the skin tone, eye and hair color. For added fun you can purchase a few inexpensive wigs and bold false eyelashes to really put some drama into your looks.
Using the right tools for the job will make all the difference in the application of your makeup. Buy the best brushes you can afford and purchase them one at a time if necessary. Decide which brushes are most important and that will receive the most use and begin there. Sometimes you can find amazing deals on an entire set of brushes if you ask a few professional makeup artists. In addition to having the proper brushes and applicators, you should also invest in quality makeup from trusted brands. The most expensive cosmetics aren’t necessarily the best products to use, nor does it guarantee the look you want. Shop around and test as many products as you can before deciding on what to buy. This will save you time, money and aggravation so you aren’t in a pickle at a crucial time where you can’t afford for your makeup to fail you.
Learn everything that you can about makeup, makeup colors, makeup application and so on. There are tons of resources online that you can refer to that can improve your technique, inspire you or teach you something new altogether. Although this is wonderful for makeup lovers… in California you must pass state testing and become certified in order to become a makeup artist. There is no way around it if you want to work as a professional, which means that if you charge money for your services then you are breaking the law. You must be state certified to become a Hollywood makeup artist. This may seem a little intimidating, however if you attend a quality professional makeup school, then it’s easy to accomplish. There are plenty of makeup schools to choose from, so do your homework. Conducting your own research will help you to decide what makeup school is best for you. Are you looking for full time schooling during the day? Do you have a job or family and can only attend at night and weekends? Do you need financial aid? What about scholarships? Do you really want to become a makeup artist? Do you want to become a Hollywood makeup artist? These are just a few questions that you should be asking yourself to help guide you on your road to success, no matter what path you choose in life.

Choose wisely, choose boldly, and choose to walk your own path to success for you are mightier than you think.