How Do I Start a Career in Makeup?

A career in makeup is a dream for many. It is a fast-paced industry that provides you with endless opportunities if you know the skill. If you are influenced by people over the social media channels and follow their beauty blogs, and think that you have the learning attitude to become a successful makeup artist, so why not start building up your resume now?

Starting a career in makeup in the UK can be a little overwhelming, particularly when you don’t know where to look.

Enrol for the Right Course

You will have to start everything from scratch. There are lots of makeup courses available all over the United Kingdom offered by beauty academies, creative arts schools, and colleges. So, it is essential to compare the options thoroughly and choose a course carefully.

Always opt for government-accredited courses. Some of the most popular makeup qualifications you can go for including an ITEC Level 3 Diploma, Makeup Standards Authority (MASA) diploma, City and Guilds Diploma, a VTCT Level 3 Diploma, and a BTEC Level 3 Diploma. You can opt for any of these diploma courses to start a career in makeup.

Once you get certified, it is up to you how you pursue further.

  • Look for retail jobs to learn about makeup
  • Assist as much as possible
  • Stay professional
  • Stock up your favourite high-street brands to build up your kit bag
  • Do your research about the industry you are getting in
  • Always stay humble and respect privacy

The role of a makeup artist is not just to apply cosmetics on people’s faces. The clients you are working with would also want you to keep certain things confidential. In short, you can build a robust client base by gaining trust.

CPBA offers free employment advice and guidance to their beauty therapy learners. We also offer free make up courses and funded level 3 make up courses with work placements.

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