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What Every Makeup Artist Needs to Know About Setting a Look

What Every Makeup Artist Needs to Know About Setting a Look

Every one of us, at some point, has created a makeup look that we love, only to see it start to fall apart after a few hours. While there are plenty of tips out there on how you can create gorgeous looks, there aren't enough tips about how you can make those looks last.

There's no point in creating a flawless face for a client if it's not going to hold up. If you want to ensure that their makeup stays in place all night long, then keep reading for our tips about how to set a look.

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6 Ways to Get Experience As a Makeup Artist

6 Ways to Get Experience As a Makeup Artist
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So you want to be a professional makeup artist, huh? Beyond paying for a formal education, building a kit that will ensure you're ready for any client or occasion can be a bit of an investment. This is especially true if you have a preference for prestige brands, such as RCMA makeup.

The good news? When it comes to getting experience, you won't need to pay a single red cent. To help you find new ways to improve your craft, here are six ways to get experience as a makeup artist.

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Top Makeup Brands Used By Makeup Artists

Top Makeup Brands Used By Makeup Artists

In the era of Instagram and YouTube, more and more of us want to use the same tips, tools and products as famous makeup artists. Luckily, professional brands are now more accessible than ever to the average beauty consumer.

If you want to up your game and bring professional products into your life, then check out these top makeup brands used by professional artists.

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Advice for Working on Set from a Curmudgeon

Advice for Working on Set from a Curmudgeon

Preface: This was sent in to me from a close friend, Martina Sykes-Geiger. She has been working professionally as a makeup artist for over ten years and is currently working on primetime hit Chicago Fire. You can find her online on her blog, Facebook, and Instagram.

- Matt

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Tips to Find the Perfect Shade for Clients

Tips to Find the Perfect Shade for Clients

 

If you want your clients to show off their smooth, flawless-looking skin on the set or on the job, choosing the proper shade and type of foundation is absolutely essential. If you pick a product that is either too dark or too light, you will run the very real risk of ruining the entire makeup job. It is not all that different from making a cake: If you don’t have the correct basic ingredients, chances are good that your finished product will not come out of the oven looking and tasting good.

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