A lot of people feel life being a makeup artist is all about fun and frolic but it comes with a lot of responsibilities and work. Responsibility of making some one the very best version of themselves. When I put make up on someone, I feel I’m an artist completing a painting and that painting is my responsibility. It is very important to understand the choice and mind of your client.
A lot many times, it’ll happen that your client would tell you that they want a certain thing but when you’re doing it they might not like it or you might not like it so at that point of time, you must be flexible enough and have the ability to change and also to make your client understand the same. For your client to be able to understand, you must have the ability to understand and that would only happen if you’re clear with your basics and to make them understand, you must be confident.
Make up is a powerful way to reveal something unique about the inner self of the person on your chair and it is on you as a make up artist to find that something unique and reveal it. As a make up artist not only must you know the colours but you must also know how to play with them, individually and collectively. Remember, it is not about you, but about your client so you must take a backseat if your client wants to look a certain way and have to ability to produce their vision to reality as closely as possible. Your client is putting a lot of trust in you when they come to you on their big days and you must live up to that trust.
As I said earlier, it is extremely important to understand their choice and mind but at the same time it is your duty as a make up artist to make them their best version so you must have the ability to do these things together and that is what you’re being paid for.
The biggest hurdle one faces as a make up artist is payment for work. A lot many times, a lot of people tell me or ask me that they do not want much or it’s not going to take that much time so can I not give them discount. For every make up, their is a lot of preparation and moving around. But most important is that make up is my art, knowledge and experience and that is what you’ll be paying me for. If I can do something in that less time it is because I’ve had hours and hours of hard work behind it and my clients need to respect me for that. And putting less makeup is always more difficult as opposed to putting more.
Lastly, life being a make up artist gives you an option of not having to work all the time and sometimes have your own schedule but it also brings a lot of stress of travelling and moving around. But when you love to do something, it is hardly a problem.
As Bobbi Brown said: I believe all women are pretty without makeup but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.
We make up artists are so lucky that we can make someone feel like that .
As a makeup artist, you can really make your career what you want it! So just starts with enrolling yourself in these basic or advance makeup courses and getting your dream career as a beauty therapist, body make-up artist, commercial makeup artist, hair and makeup designer, makeup artist and many more career options to choose from.