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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.

When people think of makeup artists they usually think of weddings, high fashion photography, television, movies and theatres. Your first thoughts might be of red lips, bold eyeshadows, false lashes, and highly contoured features paired with perfectly sculpted eyebrows. And while these are definitely a major feature when it comes to makeup artistry, there’s more than meets the eye.


Makeup artists enhance and transform faces to suit a specific need, whether it’s a need for radiance, fantasy, dramatic appeal or horrific disfigurement. However, sometimes they transform faces for other reasons. Sometimes they use their skills to change a person’s life. These are the times when makeup artists truly take the stage as heroes.
Most of us fail to appreciate how easy it is to wave on a bit of mascara, swipe on a sheer gloss, powder our T-zones and be ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, for some people this would be a dream come true and they would give just about anything to have what we take for granted each day. These are the folks who have terrible facial scars, severe burns and disfiguring birthmarks. For them, applying makeup is a depressing and tedious task that doesn’t always produce the results that they want. Discoloration, uneven texture and a temperamental complexion can be very damaging to a person’s self-esteem and cause depression.
A makeup artist is a true hero when they transform a person who suffers from facial disfigurement. It is much more than transforming a bride into a vision to behold or enhancing the youthful loveliness of a young lady going to prom. This actually makes them beautiful from the outside in. It doesn’t just transform them visually, it also transforms them internally. Helping a person to overcome their insecurities and instilling confidence is a truly amazing thing that’s rare to find.