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How to get a job as a makeup artist without cosmetology school?

For a long time I've been wanting to get a job as a makeup artist, primarily working for a cosmetic company (such as Smashbox, NARS, Too Faced, or other higher end cosmetics) because I'm passionate about makeup and I feel confident with applying it on others. But I have NO talent whatsoever with hair, I tried to go to cosmetology school for makeup skills but I couldn't handle doing hair. So how far could I get in the makeup industry without a cosmetology license?

Asked By: xsaraxamx - 8/31/2011
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You'd be surprised how many makeup artists there are that have never had any kind of formal training. The number one thing a professional makeup artist needs is a good portfolio, but if you're just aiming to work for a cosmetics company, the biggest piece of advice I can give you is to get retail experience, because... More
Answered By: Miss Manny - 8/31/2011
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You can start by applying at Sephora. They will send you to a 2 week school, and build up your resume. Apply for a mac counter, make a portfolio.
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Answered By: Jennifer Jay - 8/31/2011
 
Honestly I think you;d just have to get lucky. I am extremely passionate about makeup as well but not so crazy on cutting hair. I really only like to do color. Anyways, it really has turned me away from cosmetology school. I would check out Model Mayhem. They have tons of current makeup artists as well as models and... More
Answered By: Kandi(: - 8/31/2011
 
Show the world your makeup skills. Either you find a job at a makeup counter or whatever... More
Answered By: Puteri - 9/1/2011
 
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