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How to Become a Professional Makeup Artist

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a step-by-step guide on how to become a professional makeup artist? We think so, because we know the process can be truly grueling for newcomers to the industry. You of course need to be persistent and make the most of every opportunity, but our best tip is to get some quality education behind you. It’s important to know what you’re doing and have confidence in your skills, and that’s where QC Makeup Academy can help! Our two professional makeup designations offer truly in depth training that will take you from being a makeup novice to a makeup pro.

How to Become a Professional Makeup Artist

Each course starts from the very beginning. In our Makeup Artistry course you’ll learn the basics of makeup artistry techniques, sanitation practices and the importance of client expectations. Then you’ll learn about facial shapes and skin types, and the appropriate correctors and concealers for each. Once you’ve mastered all that, the course will take you through various daytime, evening, seasonal, and bridal makeup variations. This course offers a C.I.M.P designation (Certified International Makeup Professional) and with it you’ll be well equipped to transform faces for any type of event or wedding.

In QC’s Master Makeup Artistry course we take things a little further. You’ll learn everything outlined above, but won’t stop there. You’ll move on to learn about the exciting world of glamour, fantasy, catwalk, and fashion photography makeup application. In the final unit we provide in depth training on how to apply makeup for any type of live stage performance; be it theatre, dance, or opera. Once you acquire an M.I.M.P designation (Master International Makeup Professional) your knowledge of character, aging, and body makeup will make you an unstoppable force in the television and film industry.

Upon graduation from either course you will be fully prepared to work as a professional in the fast-paced and ever-evolving makeup industry. You’ll no longer need a guide to teach you how to become a professional makeup artist!

Click here to find out more about QC Makeup Academy!