How To Be A Competent Makeup Artist?

To be a makeup professional artist is something very interesting, exciting and different. In early days makeup artists use to learn makeup from different salons, but now the case is different. They get different cosmetology certificates from schools, colleges, universities and institutes. A number of professions career opportunities are now waiting impatiently for a makeup artist including media, stores, parlors, theater and many other. But becoming the best in the current scenario is something that requires a lot of hard work and patience.
A number of things that makeup artists need to have and know can be divided into three categories which are as follows:
1. Attributes and Traits of the makeup artist
2. Knowledge of Makeup Applying tools
3. Things to know before and while applying the makeup
Let’s discuss them in detail:
1. Attributes and Traits of the makeup artist
Only knowledge about makeup does not make you a good professional makeup artist, but you also need to have excellent communication skills and personality so that you can well communicate with clients and customers. Since the customers and clients can vary from top actors, actresses, celebrities and even politicians to regular people so, you need to know how to treat each one properly.
If you have a refreshing, clear skin with the perfect makeup only then, you will be able to attract customers. Fresh, happy and well-maintained makeup artist is mostly hired and accepted.
It takes hours in makeup shoots and recording, and one might have to get up early and go all the way and wait for many many hours. This might make one person tired but make up professional should stay refreshed and deal in the best way possible.
2. Knowledge of Makeup Applying tools
Interestingly doing makeup is becoming a bit complicated. There was a time when entire makeup was being done with the help of one or two brushes, but now the story is quite different. For applying eye shades, there are 2-3 brushes, and then there are separate brushes for makes eyeshadows sides. Two to three brushes are used to apply liner. For only applying blush on different contouring cheeks; many brushes are used. Different brands have introduced complete sets of at least 50-60 brushes for applying professional makeup. Thus, the makeup artist needs to have detailed information on using the makeup applying tools.
3. Things to know before and while applying the makeup
There are a number of things that artists should know before applying makeup. They must be aware of people skin type, content, color, and sensitivities. Apart from this makeup artists should also learn about the bone structure to learn about contouring. Color principle and wheel perception knowledge are also very important for color correcting.
Makeup professionals should be trained to appropriately organize skin earlier than applying toning, moisturizing, using cleaning and makeup techniques for all types of skin. They need to learn to apply all makeup products including gloss, lipstick, blush, bronzer, primer, corrector, concealer, mascara, liner, lip balm, base, foundation, compact, powder, pencils. This list does not end here. There is a broad range of products available, and the makeup artist should have complete information regarding all the products.