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If you’re just leaving school and you've got a burning ambition to become a makeup artist, then you’ve got a wonderfully exciting journey ahead of you. While it might not seem like it right now, achieving your dream job in the beauty industry is eminently possible because of the widely-available make-up course  training available online. It’s just a matter of tapping into it. 

What Is It Like To Be A Makeup Artist?  

Actually, it’s one of the most exciting and diverse jobs you can get, with opportunities existing in beauty, TV and film, to name but three professional areas. With training from beauty courses online  behind you, the world is your metaphorical oyster, with many different specialisms to pursue. You can see this recruitment company page

How does one become a professional Makeup Artist? 

So, now to the meat of this blog - how to start and end your journey to becoming a professional makeup artist. What we’ll say at the outset is that success takes time, but with the correct application and determination, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve your goal. 

Here we help you with 5 simple steps that will get you where you want to go…

  • Step #1 - Get the Necessary Makeup Skills

The first and, perhaps, most obvious step on the road to becoming a makeup pro is learning the skills of the trade, as you can’t get everything from makeup demo  videos on YouTube! How you get that knowledge is up to you, but the most convenient and affordable way is through beauty-related online course  training, which we’ll talk about more at the end.

  • Step #2 - Applying Those Skills Practically           

Once you have at least some of the necessary skills, you’ll need to practice them, which usually means practising on friends and family. There are other ways to get that experience - something you can find out by looking at another of our blogs that looks at the subject in more detail. It’s a vital step that will help you hone your makeup and interpersonal skills.

  • Step #3 - Choose Your Specialism

As we mentioned earlier, the term makeup artist  is one that can apply to a wide range of roles in a wide range of industries, so at some point, you’ll need to choose your specialism. It’s all about what you think would suit you best. So, whether it’s working in a salon or applying makeup to TV stars in between scenes, it should be something that excites you.

  • Step #4 - Create a Portfolio of Your Work 

Whatever it is you get to practice on or apply makeup to as a paying client, it’s crucial that you get photographs of your best work. Customers will expect you to have a portfolio of what you can, as will employers, so in either sense, it’s an important thing to have. The great thing is that smartphone technology makes it easier than ever to high definition pics.

  • Step #5 - Spread the Word!

Whether you’re looking to be employed or work freelance, you’ll need to market yourself in different ways. The former would likely involve applying for jobs, whereas the latter means marketing your services online. However you do it, you need to spread the word that you’re looking for customers, and you can find a few tips on how to do that here. 

Get Your Makeup Career Moving With Beauty Courses Online 

Of course, this is just a brief overview of what’s involved, but the steps shown do cover all the main bases, so we hope the info helps. Also, suppose you’re looking for excellent makeup artist training mentioned in step 2. In that case, we’re here to tell you that our CPD-Endorsed video-based courses offer a learning experience that makes acquiring new skills a cinch! 

Supported by 1-to-1 mentoring, 7 days a week and able to be paid for in manageable instalments, our beauty courses online  are modular, meaning you can learn at your own pace. To find out more about this or anything else, visit us today at where you’ll also find our student study demo that shows exactly what it’s like to be an OCA student.

However, if you have any questions about our make-up course  training or our full range of courses that cover more than 20 different professional industries, call us on 1300 611 404 or email us at As soon as we hear from you, we’ll reply as quickly as we can.

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