How Do You Become a Professional Makeup Artist?

Thinking about becoming a professional makeup artist?

We don’t blame you! The makeup industry is booming and it’s no secret! It’s no surprise that you want to get involved in all the beauty action.

The beauty industry has grown by 17% in the last 5 years with an estimated worth of $532 billion and is predicted to continue growing. This growth is based on the popularity of social media, allowing makeup artists the ability to wow viewers with their creative looks and reach new clientele.

“So, how do I get started?” We hear you ask. Well, that’s what we at The London School of Beauty & Make-up are here for!

A prestigious makeup school based in the heart of London, we offer students the chance to extend their makeup knowledge with tutors that have over 15 years experience within the beauty and makeup industry.

We’re going to talk you through the best route to achieving your dreams of becoming a qualified makeup artist, the skills and courses we offer to help you get there (and it takes more than a few YouTube tutorials!) Join us as we look at how to go from highlight fanatic to qualified makeup artist. Let’s dive in! 

What Is a Makeup Artist?

Student Makeup Artist LSBM
A student at The London School Of Beauty & Make-Up working on a model.

Makeup is a powerful tool and a prominent part of the daily routine for many – be it in front of a compact mirror on the train to work or in a professional environment. Using artistic skill combined with these cosmetics to enhance natural features, hide flaws and create new looks, a makeup artist is responsible for carving faces, sculpting features and crafting visually aesthetic masterpieces on nature’s most exciting canvas – the human face.

Most makeup artists work as freelancers, so the beauty world can be your oyster! Your salary and income will vary depending on the kind of work you’re looking to do. Whether it’s bridal makeup, special effects makeup, makeup for TV, films, fashion, editorial or theatre – the choice is wide and it is yours. Make no mistake, hard work, irregular hours and long days await you on this journey but believe us, it’s worth it!

What Skills and Qualities Do I Need To Become A Makeup Artist?

Here at The London School of Beauty and Makeup, we believe anything can be taught, but there are a few skills that are highly beneficial to you in your career as a professional makeup artist. 

  • Detail Oriented – To successfully complete winged eyeliner, detailed eyeshadow looks and flawless lip liner.
  • Communication Skills – Communicating and understanding your client is detrimental to your success as a makeup artist.
  • Time Management – No one wants their makeup artist to run late!
  • Performing under Pressure – When trying to complete four to five looks at a shoot, you need to remain calm. Rushing will ruin your makeup looks.
  • Hairstyling – Clients are now looking for MUA’s that can do both and why not? You can charge more and execute your vision perfectly. We also offer MASA – Beginners Hairstyling.

What Qualifications Do I Need To Become a Professional MUA?

So why should an accredited makeup course be your next step? The benefits of studying a course in makeup artistry are immense!

Our courses provide you with all the skills you need to develop your career as a makeup artist. The accreditation will also help increase the trust you receive from potential clients and employers. Not only that but our expert MASA courses provide the best possible standards in makeup artistry education.

Students receive the highest quality tutoring from industry experts, professionals and leading makeup artists. At The London School of Beauty and Make-up, we offer a range of courses that will help you on your route to becoming a fully fledged, professional makeup artist. 

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Jolanta Sewell – The importance of gaining a MASA Qualification.

Study Our New MASA DIPLOMA – The Complete Makeup Artistry Course with Advanced Portfolio Development

A comprehensive course that will have you ready to join the beauty industry regardless of your previous knowledge about makeup. The staff at The London School of Beauty & Make-up will assist you every step of the way to achieving your dream career as a professional makeup artist.

Different makeup looks will be taught throughout, preparing you for any task you may face as a MUA:

  • Beauty makeup
  • Glam makeup
  • Bridal makeup
  • Fashion makeup
  • Editorial makeup
  • Avant-Garde makeup
  • Airbrushing makeup
  • SFX/Special Effects makeup
  • Media makeup and hairstyling.
The kind of detailed looks created by MASA Diploma students
An example of the detailed looks created by MASA Diploma students

Our course is unique as we offer students the opportunity to attend 2 photoshoots with a professional fashion photographer with the use of an agency model to gain portfolio images.

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained three MASA accredited qualifications alongside an LSBM award.

The next start date for the MASA Diploma at The London School of Beauty & Make-Up is the 4th January 2021! Why not start 2021 with a new skill and extra income!

If you are ready to get started on your dream career as a professional makeup artist, give us a ring on 020 3026 7453.

Alternatively, you can email us at admission@beauty-school.co.uk and a member of the LSBM enrolment team would be more than happy to help you secure your space and get you booked onto your chosen course!

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