How Much Do Professional Makeup Artists Charge?

Becoming a makeup artist means more than just practicing your art—it may also mean running your own business. Professional makeup artists are often responsible for defining their own prices, regardless of whether they’re freelancing, working from home, or working in a salon.

There are several economic factors to consider when creating a price list. These factors …
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4000 Yrs of Makeup: The Evolution of Makeup

Understanding the origins and evolution of makeup is essential to understanding how makeup has evolved. In your career as a makeup artist, you will reference period makeup often. Read on to learn more about the evolution of beauty trends over time. 

Early Makeup – The Egyptians

The first recorded use of cosmetics dates back to 3000 BC …
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How to Become a Makeup Artist

How to Become a Makeup Artist

Do you have a passion for fashion and makeup? Did you know that passion can extend beyond your hobbies and pave the way for a career in the makeup industry? There are many professional makeup artists ranging from those who work in department or cosmetics stores to those that work …
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What is a commercial makeup artist?

Makeup artists are in high demand. You may not have realized that every person you see in advertisements on television, the internet, and magazines requires makeup artists to look their best. Some even require the services of a special effects makeup artist. Because of this demand, a career as a commercial makeup artist can be …
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What Can You Do As A Makeup Artist?

Makeup artistry is a very versatile field, and there are several career options available to professionals in this space. Once you have your degree, the world is your oyster, and you can choose any opportunity that suits your skills and professional preferences the best. Here’s a look at what you can do as a makeup …
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Special FX vs Prosthetic Makeup

Special FX and prosthetic makeup are everywhere in film, television, theater, and photography. There are many mind-blowing examples of how makeup can change the appearance of actors. Here’s what you need to know about special FX vs prosthetic makeup.

What is special FX makeup?

Special FX makeup, or special effects makeup, is any makeup that creates an …
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How the Beauty Industry Is Promoting Sustainability

The global cosmetics market is projected to reach nearly $430 billion dollars by 2022, with a shift in preference towards natural, organic, and herbal products. Alongside this shift, studies show that consumers are also driving change with a focus on embracing greener packaging and sustainable products. Roughly 80% of consumers indicate that sustainability is important …
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