Get that Certification of Being a Famous Make up Artist
Truth be told, these make up artists also started out like you! They worked their way up and out of school and got their make up artist certifications.
If you want to become the next Robert Jones or Kevyn Aucoin, you will need to get that much coveted certification. Consider it as the ticket that will allow you to join the best make up artist agencies around. Apart from the skills and the certification, you will need to make sure that you know your clients inside and out.
Consider Other Elements of Style
Some clients prefer certain looks over others, and while you may do a good job in all the styles that are found in your beauty book, the thumbs up that you want to get from your clients will all boil down to their personal preferences. Becoming a famous make up artists does not include insisting on how you think your canvas should look – throwing ideas around and looking at other factors (such as gowns, shoes, type of event and even the hair color and build of your client) must be taken in consideration.
Remember, every time you get a client you should always make it a point to take snapshots for your make up artist portfolio. This portfolio will serve as the ‘look book’ which many make up artist agencies will go through in order to decide if you are talented enough to join their ranks. As such, always make sure that your portfolio is always updated with the latest make up styles and have a bevy of set cards that range with different themes.
Diversify Your Expertise
As much as possible, try to be an all around make up artist and come up with styles for different themes – prom pretty, red carpet glamour, gothic, sun-kissed goddess, bridal, new age and more. The trick is to come up with a wide variety of looks so that the make up agency will have plenty of choice styles to look at. And when you do, be prepared for the hustle and bustle of celebrity make up artist stardom by keeping your cool on the job.
Armed with your certification, excellent recommendations from past make up mentors and a solid portfolio of styles, you can very well go out and send your resumes to the different make up artist agencies in your area. But why stop there? Go all the way and send out resumes in different states – especially in states where a lot of stars live.
Think sunny California and cosmopolitan New York – where a lot of stars are known to always be in need of a make up artist talented enough to transform their beautiful faces into nothing short of breathtaking.