Makeup artists apply cosmetics to enhance their clients’ natural features or create an entirely new look. They use color theory to determine what will complement each client’s skin tone, eye color, bone structure and other facial attributes. Makeup artists use brushes, wands, pencils and other tools to apply cosmetics with precision accuracy and transform their clients into stunning works of art.
Creative makeup artist careers combine makeup application with skin care. They can help clients select the right shades of makeup, as well as types or brands of makeup that work best for their client’s skin. They can create a dramatic look for a special occasion, or help clients find their everyday makeup regimen. Many makeup artists also provide skincare services, advising clients on skincare regimens that can help them obtain that flawless look — with or without makeup.
See how Lynette Rasco and other Regency Beauty Institute graduates have created successful careers as makeup artists and stylists.
travels the country as lead instructor and makeup artist for a major cosmetics manufacturer, plus she operates her own freelance business.
turned her passion for makeup into a successful career as a stylist for magazine covers, videos and national tours.
career took the fast track from graduation to working as a makeup artist and stylist for MTV in New York City just one month later.
In salons or spas, makeup artists often work with hair stylists to create a complete look for clients. Makeup artists are also needed for theatrical productions, television news casts, photo shoots, and other events. Some makeup artists work for cosmetic companies, demonstrating and selling a makeup line or performing makeovers at a retail store.
Having a makeup artist career requires steady hands as well as a highly-trained eye for beauty and style. You must also be a good communicator who’s able to consult with clients about their makeup preferences and then advise them on ways to enhance or correct their look. Because color and application techniques frequently go in and out of style, makeup artists need to stay current on the latest trends.
Even if you don’t plan to become a makeup artist, having skills in this area can make you a better-rounded cosmetologist when you look for a job or go to work in a salon. Salons and spas often want to hire multi-skilled cosmetologists that can perform a variety of services.
Regency Beauty Institute can help you to pursue a successful makeup artist career. We can also help you develop all the talents you’ll need for a career in cosmetology.
At Regency Beauty Institute, we offer a comprehensive cosmetology program covering makeup and skincare, manicures and pedicures, hair coloring, and styling services. Our skincare and makeup curriculum includes learning all about:
- Types of cosmetics and their uses
- Cosmetic color theory
- Understanding of face shapes
- Makeup applications
- Skin care products and techniques
- Safety measures
- Product selection based on skin analysis
Plus, you’ll learn essential business-building skills to build your clientele as a makeup artist.
Enroll in Regency beauty school and get your future as a makeup artist off to a great start!
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Certain of these career paths may require additional training, experience or licensure, and others may not require a license to perform. Students should also be aware that (1) the law may differ by state as to the training, experience, or licensure that will be required for any of the career opportunities in the list and (2) state reciprocity laws may limit the application of program completion in one state to licensure in any other state.
Regency has not made and will not make any guarantees of employment or salary upon graduation.