what can I do to become a professional makeup artist?
Over the past 3 years I've been contemplating becoming a makeup artist. I have an extensive collection of makeup (all MAC). I've done makeup on friends and obviously on myself. The only MAC counter we have here is in Nordstrom and you have to do this one hour application that doesn't ask anything about my skills as an artist, just dumb "if you saw someone stealing would you;" questions. Anyone here a current or former MAC artist? How do I get into working at that counter? Is school really necessary? Any help would be awesome.
Asked By: Ali D - 2/24/2008
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If you have no experience, I would start at a smaller department store at a Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden counter simply because it is easier to get your foot in the door there. If your state requires a Makeup Artist License in order to apply makeup (some do some don't), the company will pay for... More
Answered By: Magic 8 Ball - 2/24/2008
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If you think you're a good artist right now, and you don't need training or school, then try to get behind that counter! But, if you want more training, then I suggest going to school for it. It sounds to me like that counter doesn't really care about your skills as an artist. If I were you, I'd ditch the MAC counter... More
Answered By: theatre girl - 2/24/2008
im not entirely sure, but i know that its not something any one who thinks their good at make up can do... More
Answered By: kikko_chunu - 2/24/2008
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