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
• Special cosmetic effects, (also known as FX Makeup)
• Air Brushing
• 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.