Be Prepared to Work for Long Hours
There are many examples in the makeup industry where a makeup artist takes hours on end to finish a certain job. So, be ready to work for longer hours at a stretch. A makeup artist cannot make any excuses and there is no way out. A makeup artist is expected to be committed towards his/her job. As a beginner, you may have to work out of your comfort zone and with less or no pay at all. However, it does not mean you will always be exploited.
Work as an Assistant
The makeup industry
A few final thoughts…
If you take efforts in the initial phases of your career, you will come to know that the profession of a makeup artist has a lot of potential and can earn you good money. You will get to travel with the people you work for, especially if they are famous personalities from industries like films or entertainment. Traveling and meeting new and famous people will be add-ons for you.
However, there is cut-throat competition in the industry. Getting a break is difficult and many aspiring makeup artists bid goodbye to the profession for this one reason. But, once you are able to sneak through somehow, you will easily see a sea of opportunities for you. No wonder, your abilities can take you places.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN JANUARY 2013