April 10, 2024

11 Careers You Can Have As A Master Makeup Artist

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If you’re someone who’s interested in all things glitz and glam, then becoming a master makeup artist might just be the perfect career for you. At Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology, we are committed to providing the next generation of makeup artists with the tools and skills they need to thrive in the industry.

Many people aren’t sure what careers they can pursue with a degree in cosmetology. The good news is, that there are many different possible career paths that you can pursue after attending Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology. Let’s talk more about 11 career paths you can have as a master makeup artist.

What is a Master Makeup Artist?

Becoming a master makeup artist means you’re professionally certified to do makeup on clients. Many skills are required to do this job, and these include being detail-oriented, professional, kind, and committed to learning. However, in addition to these skills, there are some qualifications that are needed, too. You should have a degree in cosmetology or a certification in makeup application—we offer both these programs at Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology.

Now you might be thinking, “Why can’t I just become a master makeup artist without getting certified to be a master makeup artist?” No matter how good you are at makeup application before you get certified, getting a certification is important. For one, it can ensure you apply makeup professionally and safely. But, in addition, it can make you more credible to customers and employers.

Traditional Career Paths for Master Makeup Artists

Although there are so many different career paths you can pursue after coming to Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology, we are going to focus on eleven different careers that are particularly apt for students studying makeup.

  1. Bridal Makeup Artist: On someone’s wedding day, there’s nothing more important than their makeup. Weddings are incredibly special occasions, and if you’re certified to be a makeup artist, you can help brides get ready for their big days by giving them the perfect wedding day makeup.
  2. Editorial and Fashion Makeup Artist: We’re all familiar with popular print magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other big-named publications. And, of course, today so many of these publications publish content online, too. As an editorial and fashion makeup artist, you’ll provide models with stunning makeup looks for photoshoots.
  3. Film and Television Makeup Artist: Whether you’re working for a blockbuster movie or for a local news station, people who are seen on television or in movies need to have professionally applied makeup. With a certification from us, you can be the person to help with film and television makeup.
  4. Theater and Stage Makeup Artist: Performing on a stage for a live audience requires great makeup, too. Theater and stage makeup artists are important on Broadway and in small community theaters.
  5. Celebrity Makeup Artist: Celebrities have to look flawless, every day. They’re often photographed by paparazzi, and they always have a packed schedule. Many celebrities want personal makeup artists they can trust to do their makeup daily, so with a certification in makeup, you could do this for a living.
  6. Special Effects Makeup Artist: Do you ever watch a movie or a television show and think, “Wow, their makeup looks so trippy!”? Special effects makeup artists are responsible for turning everyday actors into the unique characters they play on the big screen—think stage makeup, prosthetics, and other things of the sort.
  7. Makeup Educator or Instructor: Someone has to teach future makeup artists! It could be you.
  8. Cosmetic Product Development Consultant: Makeup products and ideas for new makeup products need to be tested to ensure they’re of good quality. Usually, companies want professional makeup artists to do their cosmetic consulting.
  9. Freelance Makeup Artist: If you’re responsible and ready to work hard, you can freelance as a makeup artist. You could market yourself as a prom makeup artist, an everyday makeup artist, or someone who does makeup for job interviews—whatever niche(s) you want.
  10. Salon or Spa Owner: For those looking to have leadership roles in the field, you can open a spa or salon.
  11. Online Makeup Influencer or Content Creator: These days, so many makeup artists make a career on social media. Whether they’re testing products, teaching their audiences tips and tricks, or showing off their looks, it’s possible to monetize social media.

Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology’s Training Programs

You know a lot more about all the different careers in makeup available to you, so it’s time to get started at Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology. We offer a makeup artistry program at our Irving Campus, and at all our campuses, we offer a certification in cosmetology. Not only are we accredited, but we are respected in the industry. Plus, our instructors are equipped to give you specialized training in many different makeup techniques and application styles.

Tips for Aspiring Master Makeup Artists

For people interested in pursuing makeup as their full-time career, know that it will take hard work to find success in the industry. That said, if you’re willing to put in the effort, it’s possible to thrive as a professional makeup artist. We advise that aspiring makeup artists do the following:

  1. Build a Strong Portfolio: Whether your portfolio is on social media, on a website, on printed photographs, or a combination of all three options, have proof of your client work. If you don’t have clients yet, do your friends’ makeup!
  2. Network, Network, Network: Make connections within the industry, you never know when these connections will get you work.
  3. Stay Updated with Trends and Techniques: Like all fields, the makeup industry changes fast. Be sure to continuously learn about what’s on-trend.
  4. Pursue Continuing Education and Specializations: To thrive in the field, you need to pursue specializations and continuing education classes, like ours at Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology.

Start Your Career at Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology

We encourage all aspiring makeup artists to pursue their passion for the field! With so many career paths to choose from, you can find something that works for you. For more information about the courses and certifications we offer at Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology, contact us.

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