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Jennine in Corona, California

Updated 12 months ago



Kat in Corpus Christi, Texas

Cosmetology School

I'm really interested in the field of cosmetology but my main focus wants to be on make up artistry and skin care so I want to go to school and take...

Michele21 in Atlanta, Georgia

Help! I need location ideas for a Brow Bar in Maryland

Hi, I'm interested in opening a Beauty & Brow Bar in Maryland. To any ladies who are interested in eyebrow arching, eyebrow tinting, Lash...

Monet Bradley in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 47 months ago

Internships for aspiring makeup artist in Baltimore,MD - 2 Replies

HEY, I'm trying to up my skills and i'm trying to get in the makeup business (my dream career!), being as though I really can't afford school for...

Nancy Carroll in San Diego, California

Updated 49 months ago

To be the best... - 2 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every makeup artist must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your makeup artist...

Michele Ahlswede in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 59 months ago

Motives - 66 Replies

Has anyone heard of Motives Cosmetics, or Motives by Loren Ridinger? The makeup is beautiful and the business is a lot like Mary Kay. Can anyone...

hirbyron@*****.*** in Tenafly, New Jersey

Updated 60 months ago

makeup artist salary - 7 Replies

i am starting a job as a makeup artist in a salon, i have never done mkup for a salon before, i have always worked in department stores for different...

Your Mary Kay Lady in Los Angeles, California

Updated 70 months ago

Tops Maekup schools in US and International - 2 Replies

Does anyone know what the top makeup schools are in the US and Internationally. I am looking to go to a school for makeup, but I only want to go to...

Marcy Kaplan in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 75 months ago

I want to learn about makeup artistry - 1 Reply

I would like to do a course in makeup artistry in Florida preferably the Jacksonville area. So far I can only find cosmetology courses and I don't...

George in Cadiz, Spain

Fake hair for our theater group

Hi Everybody, Just a short question for the experts of make up in this forum: We are doing a theater piece about homosexuality and we need (in...

Michela in Bari, Italy

I'm looking for Makeup Schools in San Francisco

Hi everyone! I'm looking for the best makeup school of San Francisco, the most reliable, serious and exacting one with effective employment...

Avryl in Grimsby, Ontario

Makeup for independant film

Hi, I am a freelance makeup artist in Ontario,Canada and I was offered the Key position for 2 independent films. This is the first time I have...

Wendy in Marquette, Michigan

Updated 99 months ago

Starting out... - 2 Replies

How did you get your start doing makeup artist work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

wynne in Peoria, Arizona

looking to start but........

hello all, i am looking to do hair styling(only-no cutting) and makeup for events, parties, weddings etc. i am not looking into doing TV movie or...

Hailey in Rohnert Park, California

Account Coordinator/Executive Positions

Has anyone held either of these positions with Lancome, Clinique, Estee Lauder, etc? I am SO WANTING one of these positions and have questions but...

Nadine in Thousand Oaks, California

Updated 102 months ago

Help: Does anyone know of a good makeup school in Washington,DC/Maryland? - 1 Reply

Hello All, I just found this site and its amazing! I think I will finally be able to get some help from other MakeUp artists. I am currently...

oooh in Midlothian, Virginia

Updated 105 months ago

hi - 1 Reply

you are very hansom

mpeggy415@*****.*** in Boca Raton, Florida

Updated 113 months ago

The best part is... - 3 Replies

What do you enjoy most about makeup artist work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...

JEss in Los Angeles, California

Updated 120 months ago

What kind of background should i have.. it's so competitive. - 1 Reply

I want to go into movie makeup, SFX, fashion, character... i wanna do it all. But before i get into training for that i need to complete my BFA. What...

Sara in Los Angeles, California


There's a cool article in Make Up Artist Magazine about Antonella, who's currently Jennifer Love Hewitt's makeup artist on Ghost Whisperer, and has...

Lydia Postrado


I'm new to Senegence and wanted to know if anyone in the movie industry used it. I've used it personally for a lond time. Lydia...

Leap Year Photography in Fort Myers, Florida

Updated 125 months ago

Using portfolio shots on a website - 1 Reply

Hi I am building a makeup & Hair Website however need some advice ? I want to use the shots / images from my portfolio of the hair and makeup I...

Tonie in Damascus, Maryland

Best Schools

I am interested in Makeup artist training. Can anyone tell me the best recognized schools in Maryland area? Also, I was wondering if any grants &...


Show me the money...

What are typical makeup artist salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...


Interview Preparation

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming makeup artist interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?


Boom or bust?

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most makeup artist...


Getting ahead...

What is the best training for becoming a hirable makeup artist? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

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