Posts Tagged ‘freelance makeup artist’

June 10, 2013 10:44 am

Makeup Jobs: So Many Possibilities

A lot of aspiring makeup artists are nervous to really throw themselves into the industry, because they don’t know what kind of makeup jobs are available to them. The truth is that with the right training – like the kind offered by QC Makeup Academy – there are a number of jobs that new artists are qualified for. Here are just a few to consider:

Freelance makeup artist

This is probably the popular career choice for many new makeup artists. It’s a great way to build up your experience and your contacts, which is always helpful when you’re trying to move up in the industry. There’s very little start-up cost – all you need is a professional makeup kit and a bit of advertising, and you’re good to go! Also, many people enjoy the freedom of working for themselves, on their own terms. One thing to consider, however, is that it’s not always the most stable work, and there can be long periods of time when you’re not earning an income.

What kind of makeup jobs can you get?

Working for a cosmetic company

Many makeup artists get their start working at a cosmetics counter. It’s a great way to build product knowledge, get comfortable working with people, and polish your skills. It also brings the job security that you won’t get from freelance work. One drawback to working for a cosmetic company is that above all, it is a sales job and you will probably be expected to meet sales goals.

Working as a makeup product representative

As a product representative, you will promote and sell your company’s products to consumers. You’ll have to be extremely knowledgeable about cosmetics, as well as a great speaker and salesperson. This position could require travel to different stores or trade shows, and many people enjoy the fact that every day is different. The downside is that you’re not using the creativity that you would if you were applying makeup each and every day.

What are your makeup career goals? Let us know in a comment!




how to become a freelance makeup artistAre you wondering how to become a freelance makeup artist? The best way is to take a course in makeup artistry, like the ones offered by QC Makeup Academy. Depending where you live, cosmetology school might be a requirement for you to work in the industry. Unfortunately, cosmetology school is very expensive, takes a long time to complete, and does not offer the in-depth makeup training you need to specialize in makeup. That’s why whether or not you’re taking cosmetology classes, taking a course from QC Makeup Academy is a great career choice.

Depending on your interests, there are two courses for you to choose from: Makeup Artistry, and Master Makeup Artistry – a more advanced course that goes into topics such a glamor and fantasy, makeup for film and television, and makeup for the runway and photography. If you need some help deciding which course is right for you, give the school a call and talk to a Student Support Specialist. They know the courses inside and out, and they can assist you in this important career decision.

Many students don’t have the advantage of living in a city with a makeup school. That doesn’t mean they’re out of luck when it comes to receiving top quality makeup training. QC Makeup Academy’s courses are done entirely through distance education – that means no matter where you live, you can learn how to become a professional makeup artist! QC is an international school, and has students studying makeup from all over the world, and graduates using their skills to advance their makeup careers.

Want to learn more about QC Makeup Academy? Visit, and request a brochure!