Being good in applying makeup is not an inborn trait. While you may have the creativity and ideas in making different makeup looks, applying makeup to achieve that look needs a lot of training and practice. For some, they may not consider it really necessary to become a pro when it comes to makeup application. However, if you’re an aspiring makeup artist, you need to have all the knowledge and experience you need to provide quality services to your clients.
For those who are aspiring to be a good makeup artist, here are the essential steps you need to do to achieve your goals.
Take Makeup Classes
Just like going to school, you also need to take up classes about makeup application and everything involved in it. You could start with the basic lessons and proceed to specialized classes if you find the niche, you’re interested in. Usually, these classes can be taken on demand.
You only need to look around in your area to find a class that suits your schedule. There are also some classes and training available online if you want more versatility especially in the location. From basic makeup techniques, to more specialized lessons such as eyelash extension training, you could surely find one whether online or face-to-face.
Practice a Lot
As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Once you already had some basic knowledge about makeup application, it is time to put them into practice. You could try practicing on your own face but since you’re aiming to be a makeup artist, having someone sit in as your model is a lot better. You could start giving some practice makeover to your friends or family to improve your makeup skills and gain experience as you go through. They’d surely be happy to sit in as your model. Who wouldn’t love to have a free makeover?
Use Professional Tools
Even if you’re still practicing, it is important to use only professional tools to get the best results. Even if your makeup skills are already pro, you wouldn’t be able to achieve great quality results when you’re only using cheap products. Most likely, the end results will look mediocre and it wouldn’t be that impressive to your clients.
Work With a Mentor
Aside from taking specialized classes and trainings, working with a mentor also helps improve your makeup application skills. You get to have hands-on experience with someone who is already a professional in the field. Aside from acquiring new skills and tips from your mentor, you also have all the opportunity to get your questions answered properly by someone who had a lot of experience and knowledge in the field. The more learning you could get then from the experience itself.
Becoming a great makeup artist doesn’t happen in a snap of a finger. It needs time, effort, and diligence to learn a lot about the field plus the patience of gradually developing yourself into a professional makeup artist with experience and learning.