3 P’s to Embark on As a Successful Makeup Artist

Makeup, also known as cosmetics, plays an indispensable part when it comes to enhancing the appearance or odor of the human body. It also helps in hiding flaws, achieving dramatic effects, and highlighting one’s strong points. Believe it or not, cosmetics are harmless as most of these chemical compounds are generally derived from natural sources, such as coconut oil, synthetics, etc. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), located in the U.S. has confirmed that the majority of cosmetics is non-hazardous; as a result, they can be used by humans for various purposes like altering their appearance without affecting their body structure or functions, cleansing, encouraging the looks, refurbishing the facial appearance, and much more. In general, cosmetics are of different types such as Primer, Lipstick, Lip-gloss, Lip-liner, Foundation, Face powder, Rouge, Blush, Mascara, Eyeliner, etc.

Who are makeup artists?

A Makeup artist or a ‘Cosmetician’, also known as a cosmetologist, is a certified professional who provides different cosmetic treatments to the clients based upon the purpose of application. They are hired as experts who are told to apply makeup and prosthetics for any drama, TV show, movie, concerts, modeling, journals or other similar productions including all aspects of the fashion industry.

Different cosmetic techniques

• Fashion
• Theatrical
• Special cosmetic effects, (also known as FX Makeup)
• Air Brushing
• Bridal
• High Definition

If you really want to embark on as a makeup artist, you must put your focus on the 3 P’s mentioned below.

Tip #1: Practice

Once you’ve finally decided to kick-off your career as a makeup artist, you should practice hard and try diverse makeup techniques for people of different age groups, face shapes, eye shapes, skin colours, and eye colours. Once you carry out a cosmetic treatment on a particular person, make sure to capture that moment as it will emphasize your work and will help you make improvements later on by comparing those pictures. Moreover, it is important that you make yourself familiar with different cosmetic tools such as brush sets, single brushes, applicators, eyelash curlers, mirrors, sharpeners, tweezers and brows, etc. Also, you can ask your customers, friends or family members what they think of your work and tell them to be straightforward. This will help you focus more on the areas where you are lacking behind in the field of cosmetics.

Tip #2: Portfolio:

To become a successful cosmetician, you must create a professional looking portfolio, containing impressive photographs of all your work. You can even hire a professional photographer to take pictures, as this will save both your time and effort.

Tip #3: Advertise

Once you’ve created a portfolio, you can promote it on different social networking websites. This will not only help you gain more visitors, but also help you promote your work effectively. One of the most successful ways of advertising your work is by creating professional business cards. These cards include important information like your name, contact number, email address, a direct link to your online portfolio, etc.

Shopping Online for Women’s Clothing – “X Factor” Tips for Getting Great Deals

1. Online vs. Offline shopping

This is by far the most controversial topic discussed when it comes to clothing and accessories. Because unlike buying an electrical appliance or a decoration item, you’ll actually have to wear the item and nothing would put you off more than to buy an item which will arrive later than when you go to a store to purchase it, only to figure out that the size you have purchased turns out to be non-fitting.

Considering this, of course the actual shop would win this battle (but NOT the war), but luckily for us many online stores these days such as Amazon, eBay, Wish, Shopify and many others offer a “A-Z Guarantee” which protects all its buyers by offering a substantial refund & return period in which you can simply return the product without any questions asked.

When you combine the aspect above AND the fact that when you buy your product(s) at a price which does not include the maintenance fee nor the employee fee, but simply the merchandise fee you could be looking at a price that is around 40% to even 60% cheaper. No need to convince us where we’ll do our clothing shopping.

2. The secret X factor that almost NOBODY knows about

When doing your shopping online through one of many available platforms, keep in mind that there is an X factor that is not taken into account by almost everybody. This X factor is called the “start-up Seller factor”, which basically includes those online Sellers who have recently started selling products online and are looking for great reviews from Buyers.

In order to reap the benefits of this secret X-factor, it is highly recommended to communicate with your online shop. The reason why is because these new Sellers will might be able to adjust the purchase price and/or even give you other benefits like free shipping or discounts on future purchases too.

Instead of locating the large sized Seller’s, you might want to browse around newly set up shops and request a number of things (don’t go too crazy on it though). You’ll find yourself a bit reluctant to write the Seller as this might not be the normal way of doing business, but for a start-up Seller, the rating that you will provide is worth a LOT MORE than the extra service that they will provide you with and thus, they will most likely welcome your request(s).

These conclude the tips for the ladies among us who are shopping online for their clothing as we know that they worked miracles for us! Happy shopping.

As we’ve discussed 2 of the greatest tips on online shopping for your clothing and also fairly admitting that we, “Urban Fashion” are a start-up company, we would be very eager to try accommodating your needs.