Top 4 DON'TS for Makeup Artists - QC Makeup Academy

Are you thinking about becoming a makeup artist? Or perhaps you already are one? Nathan Johnson, executive makeup artist at QC Makeup Academy and celebrity MUA, has some advice for you! Here are the 4 biggest DON’TS that Nathan wants you to know…

1. Don’t stop learning.

Makeup is a career that changes with lightning speed. Trends can change as fast as the weather. In order to be successful, an artist needs to be well-versed in makeup on two levels:

  1. Classic makeup: This is your arsenal of timeless techniques that can be used together to create a multitude of looks, meeting the needs of any client in any working medium.
  2. Trendy makeup: By having your fingers on the pulse of what is fresh and new will allow us to have fresh and current techniques that you can deliver upon request. Trends come and go, yes, but it is of value to know what they are because makeup and fashion are cyclical. When a trend goes, one thing you can count on is its return…or, in many cases, its reinvention!

The value of always learning what’s new while practicing what’s classic will keep your skills top notch and your applications current.

Classic and trendy makeup looks

2. Don’t have a bad attitude.

Professional makeup is a highly competitive field and I can tell you from personal experience, an artist with a great attitude and positive nature will book more jobs than someone with more skill and a sour attitude. No one wants to be stuck with a catty monster all day.

Here’s a note: All of my very successful makeup peers (some are considered the most famous and celebrated) are among the kindest and most generous people I have met. If you would like to walk in those footsteps, emulate the attitudes as well as the skill level. Practice kindness as often as you practice makeup.

3. Don’t be covetous of your knowledge.

So many people think they should keep their makeup secrets themselves. They believe it will guarantee that they will never lose their clients and will always have an edge on their competition. It won’t.

Teach freely to both your clients and other artists. This will make you a much stronger artist (those who teach develop stronger skills themselves), and it will build you a dedicated following. No one can do what you do, the same way you do it. By sharing generously, you will become beloved by both your peers and clients. If you take on this attitude, you’ll quickly find that people start sharing all of their secret gems with you. Everyone loves a generous soul and this will only help you grow. And remember, if you don’t teach them the internet will!

4. Do not make your social media feeds public if you plan to share religious, political or controversial views

Yes, we are all entitled to our opinions, and I celebrate that diversity and freedom. But if you have a major world view or moral stance that causes conflict when discussed, it is best left off of platforms where potential employers or co-workers can find it.

I have used this example before but it illustrates my point. Several years ago, a student wrote me an impassioned letter asking to assist me on an upcoming project. Her devotion was so strong, I extended an invitation for her to join me on a celebrity charity event, having never met her or seen her work in person. After sending the email, I visited her Facebook page. There, post after post attacked a cause that is very near to my heart. To me, her comments were offensive and in direct opposition of my core beliefs. I quickly sent another message telling her why we would not be working together.

It is important to have an opinion about controversial subjects, but share them only with close friends and family members. If you don’t want to feel limited in your expression, create a second account that you use for professional purposes.

Interested in learning more about the do’s and don’ts of professional makeup artistry? Download the Course Decision Guide to determine which of QC’s online makeup courses is best for you!

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  • Kelsey says:

    These are things I love to learn and read πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • Ambia Allay says:

    I truly love learning from career academy! I appreciate all the helpful tips and tricks that are taught. Thank you for not being covetous with your knowledge πŸ™‚

  • Azriah says:

    100% spot on the money. Its so important to be positive and share what you know with your clients, they love this. Such a true article, loved every word!

  • Mayra Luisa Fernandez says:

    Don’t stop learning- probably the best advice ever!!!

  • Taina Berrios says:

    So excited for my future and exploring my passion of makeup!

  • Megan says:

    Thanks for the great advice Nathan! I especially love the tip to never stop learning.

  • Jessica says:

    Thank you for sharing Nathan! I agree that sharing our knowledge to our clients will create trust and help to built a good relationship with them. Good attitude is the key for a great success!

  • Loved this post – so true when trying to be a success – GREAT TIPS!

  • Rachael says:

    Great advice

  • Victoria O'Pella says:

    Thank you for all these great tips, Nathan! I’m so happy I can learn so much here at QC!

  • Serena says:

    I have seen social media accounts post their personal views and it is such a big put off.

  • Denise luddington says:

    Thanks for all the great tips. I never want to stop learning I love everything beauty

  • I believe you can never stop learning, I alway say “learning is knowledge and I like knowledge!!”

  • Tameaka says:

    Thanks for the advice Nathan!
    The extra little tips along the way make for even more learning πŸ™‚

  • candace says:

    hey Nathan, I agree with all of these πŸ™‚ especially don’t come with a bad attitude, no one wants to work with an Oscar the grouch

  • Vanessa Elleman says:

    Great advice. Especially for someone starting out in makeup artistry!

  • This article was really helpful! Thanks so much for your support Nathan! You’re great!

  • Catherine Gotuzzo says:

    Hi Nathan!!! Such great advices! I loved number 3, can’t avoid bring this scripture to my mind Luke 6:38 “Practice giving and people will give to you”.
    I also think number 4 is very important, engage in attacking posting regardless of the topic can make people think that you are a problematic person with not much respect for others point of view.
    Great post!

  • Heather says:

    Great advice. Practice kindness as often as you practice makeup. Love it

  • Katelin says:

    Very informative! Great tips that are valuable to both new and seasoned makeup artists!

  • Lauren says:

    These are very good tips! Especially about always learning and sharing what you’ve learnt. I’ve noticed that as I learn new things I’m always eager to share them with friends so they can learn with me.

  • Courtney says:

    some great tips, thanks Nathan!

  • Corey Deslage says:

    Love you so much nathan you are such a great teacher, so lucky to have you as a tutor and i cant wait to continue learning under you!!

  • Tehrim says:

    Thank you for the amazing tips!

  • Lexi says:

    Great advice, love that even you say we should never stop learning nathan πŸ™‚

  • Lauren Clarke says:

    Never stop learning great advice. ☺

  • Sarah says:

    Amazing advice! The first tip is my favorite. The beauty industry is always changing, so being able to change with it is SO important.

  • Haniye says:

    Thanks Nathan! I really enjoy reading your advices.

  • Karen says:

    Thanks for the advice!!

  • Victoria Wolfenden says:

    Thank you Nathan, your blog posts are a must read! I am enjoying my makeup course very much and thank you for sharing all your knowledge πŸ™‚

  • ChloΓ© says:

    Wonderful advice! I especially love the point about sharing your knowledge.

  • Michelle says:

    Great advice !

  • Marianne says:

    Thanks for the great info, learning is a journey to acquire more knowledge in any field

  • Mo says:

    I am 35 and embarking on a new course. W are NEVER too old to learn. Thank you so much for all the great information and positive vibes!

  • Nichole says:

    Thanks for the advice and keep the tips coming! I’m loving my experience with QC Makeup Academy.

  • Cheyla says:

    First two for me are the most important. We should never stop learning and we better not have a bad attitude (we can lose clients for that)

    Great Advice Nathan!

  • Tayler Lenior says:

    I seriously wish I could just have you next to me everywhere I go! Your knowledge, your passion, and your amazing personality really make you a one of a kind artist, and I am really taking pride in learning sooo much from you! Thanks a million!
    Also I love point #3…I feel so many makeup artist still do not wish to be that teacher or lend a helping hand to those who seek it. We are all in this together!

  • Dottae Pierre says:

    I concur, remain teachable and continue your education no matter how much you may learn in this industry because there is always something new to learn.

  • Chei'La says:

    Great advice! Especially for aspiring makeup artists who want to bolt into the industry with little, to no knowledge of it.

  • Linda Lloyd says:

    Very good advice. I’m alway’s kind to others.

  • Darrion says:

    FANTASTIC advice!

  • Paige Zepeda says:

    Loved this!

  • Juila Strain says:

    I love watching Nathan’s videos, and reading all of his posts. His easy-going manner, ability to explain various makeup concepts and illustrate the points making learning the trade extremely enjoyable. I’m a novice – just beginning the MMAP course, and watch the videos at least weekly (even for the module(s) I’ve completed. I pick up techniques and hints from every post / video.
    Thank you QC Career School!!
    J. Strain

  • Sammantha Martinez says:

    Thanks for all the amazing tips and advice you truly are an inspiration to us!

  • Heather says:

    Great advice

  • Joanne says:

    Very insightful article, thanks!

  • Dayna Howard says:

    Really intreresting. Amazing advice

  • ivis says:

    All 4’s are a must. I often share tricks, or what they can do better

  • Lauren says:

    Thanks for sharing yet another great article, Nathan! The first tip is my favorite. I feel like I sponge, because I’m constantly trying to observe everything I see and hear when it comes to makeup!

  • Sheila Marie Jenella Zarraga says:

    Great advice! I really like the 1st tip “Don’t stop learning”. That’s why I enrolled at qc makeup academy so I would learn a lot more about makeup artistry.

  • Lindsay says:

    This is great advice!

  • Krystal Depew says:

    I cannot wait to learn and grow in the make-up world. I am very anxious and already a leader in the special effects field for a local haunt. I cannot wait to step into the world of beauty make-up too!!! These things are very very essential in becoming a professional in this field. It is critical to be a leader with customer service and professionalism on your mind at all times.

  • Alicia says:

    Great advice! Thanks Nathan.

  • dinA says:

    Love the advice! Great read

  • Jodie says:

    I especially like number 4. It’s important to respect everyone’s views and get along with everyone Xx

  • Kins says:

    Great article, and very important! I love tip # 4 because it is incredibly crucial for any business to keep any controversial views to ourselves. No one loves Facebook comment battles…though they can be entertaining sometimes.

  • Fallyn Armstrong says:

    Thank you for this, and ever article! Especially while learning these tricks of the trade are good to re-learn or explore further! Looking forward to reading more!

  • Laura Melendez says:

    Really helpful! thanks for the advice!!

  • Carolyn Rogers says:

    So true and great advice! I am so excited to be on a new journey and even though it has taken many years for me to start this I feel by just reading this I know I have made the right decision! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa Robinson says:

    Amazing tips to live by. Thank you Nathan for your wisdom in this artistry.

  • Kristina Hayslette says:

    I love these tips! Especially never stop learning and don’t have a bad attitude… so true! Thank you.

  • Jade says:

    I love this tips. They will come in handy when I start my practice!

  • Paige says:

    Great advice! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Myshella Almirol says:

    Easy to remember but very important. Thanks so much!

  • Danielle Knox says:

    Thanks for the awesome tips!! Ive just made a total career change so I cant wait to learn more and more everyday make up! Thanks for the quick tips Nathan! πŸ™‚

  • Megan Hamby says:

    Thanks so much for always being so encouraging! This tips are a definite MUST in the beauty industry!

  • Lisa says:

    Knowledge is power! I love how you suggested to share our knowledge with clients and others. I have done that, and it makes a huge difference in how people respond to me. I think it helps them realize that I really do care.

  • Elly says:

    Most important don’ts for this industry!

  • Amanda Sam Hall says:

    I LOVE all your wonderful tips and am so excited to start this journey and my career!

  • Ella Forest says:

    Couldn’t agree more Nathan! Keep the learning goodness coming !!

  • Ria says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I admire your advice and I follow them all the time and I can see that I became very good in my makeup. Very helpful as always. Thank you Nathan

  • kaylee says:

    Love all of these tips!! they really are essential for makeup artists, and life in general!

  • shannon says:

    Thanks for the info! I especially agree with not posting controversial posts on your personal or business pages!

  • Such great advice! It’s amazing how far positivity and an open mind to learning will take you. πŸ™‚

  • Kaylene says:

    Thanks so much for the great advice, I love reading and learning about everything to improve my makeup career. xx

  • Lori Raska says:

    As a Mary Kay beauty consultant, we are taught the principles of being kind and generous all the time. I’m so glad to see your advice about this here, Nathan! This just makes me even more excited to continue my education with QC Makeup Academy!

  • Jo says:

    Great advice!

  • Courtney Colmery says:

    Loved this! All of these are spot on!!!

  • Maria says:

    Definitely something to always remember. Thank you!

  • Adriane says:

    Great Advice! Thanks for Sharing! Love the article!

  • Shelby says:

    Great tips! I believe these are all so important to being a successful makeup artist!

  • Amanda says:

    Excellent advice!

  • Joy says:

    Good honest tips. It’s always nice to get a list of “Don’ts” once in a while.

  • Nathan, I have learned from experience, that allot of people misuse social media. They seem to remove their “filters”. They have a sense of immunity! Loved your article. XO

  • Kirstin says:

    I especially like how you encourage good/positive attitudes. It really makes a difference. Thanks for your guidance!

  • Jodie says:

    Thanks for the great advice!!

  • I’m glad I have the right guidance in this journey to becoming a good MUA. Thank you Nathan!

  • Natalie says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • Micheala says:

    Good article! Emitting positivity both through yourself and your work is important, and I particularly like the encouragement to share personal knowledge with others; I find there seems to be a level of secrecy in the make up world as you mentioned.
    Thank you for the knowledge, Nathan xx

  • Maria Cristina Bell says:

    very helpful! =)

  • Jay says:

    Such good advice, especially the Social Media tip. So many Facebook pages I have been too are unprofessional and share personal views, which isnt nice, as a potential client, to see.

  • Taylor says:

    Yes yes yes these are all a must! Great advice Nathan!

  • Anna Joyce Ballenger says:

    These tips are very usefull especially for the beginners like me πŸ™‚

  • Kiersten Penry says:

    This is truly inspiring. I love the feedback this gives, and I will use this to my advantage and take your advice! Thank you so much for all of your help and advice! πŸ™‚

  • Megan Caldwell says:

    Love these! They are all so important!

  • Tamika says:

    Awesome advice πŸ™‚

  • Abby says:

    Great advice!!! Like I always say ” Never stop learning!!!” Thanks

  • Tonya says:

    The advice you give in this article does not just apply to the makeup artistry industry, but should beapplied to life in general. Wise words sir, and thank you so much for sharing and giving people like me a chance to learn something that seemed so far out of grasp.

  • Cathy says:

    Great advice. Thanks for the tip.

  • Jennifer rich says:

    Hopefully one day it will be me writing a blog like this that everyone appreciates! Thank you for all your tips and tricks.

  • Laura says:

    such awesome advice! i always love learning new things πŸ™‚

  • Tori Moore says:

    Very useful tips! Thank you!

  • Kirsten says:

    Thank you so much for the advice! I’m so looking forward to taking courses!

  • kylie christensen says:

    this is great advice, so inspiring, great words to follow along with πŸ™‚

  • Kim says:

    All of the above is very true…in most industry…ive completed 2 years of hairdressing and we were told very much the same thing, also about being careful of discussing political/religious views…ive seen it many a time of people doing it and clients getting irritated and uncomfortable, this advice is gold!

  • Shanelle says:

    I love the tip about telling your clients your secrets! Most MUA’s keep it to themselves and it makes me so sad!

  • Odett G says:

    Awesome advice ~ definitely great for new up and coming artists!

  • Sharon Lugo says:

    Thank you Nathan for the advice !

  • Irene P. says:

    Great Tips! Thanks, I will be sure to apply them to my daily routine.

  • Crystal Dimas says:

    Great tipes

  • All your tips help out so much, I’m so excited that I’m taking the Master MU Course.

  • Amanda says:

    Love this article! before I had received my first professional makeup application I thought a makeup artist would never tell their secrets – I’m excited to share my knowledge

  • Donna Michelle says:

    I’m a horror for sharing my secrets ,I sit on nights out and tell my friends about new things ive learned .I love teaching people my knowledge and seeing them master things they once found hard and knowing I did that

  • Amanda says:

    Enjoyed reading this, got alot of great tips out of it!

  • Jovanne says:

    Interesting! Thanks for the advice

  • Rachel Thompson says:

    Thank you for all the helpful information in the article. I think you touched on something that we all to often forget, sharing knowledge is a powerful and great thing in any thing we do.

  • Malaysia says:

    I like reading articles like this! I find that in the makeup world and just starting out there are a ton of how to’s and posts to read that leave me wondering and are very vague but when an article is blunt and clear like what to do or what not to do it gives me a better piece of mind.

  • Brittany Kamen says:

    Great advice! Thanks!

  • I totally agree with Nathan on points 1 and 4. Learning never stops indeed; one can never know it all. And its not nice to air your opinion anywhere you find yourself; you never know whom you might be hurting.
    I really hope I win this re-imbursement.

  • ruby bernal says:

    I really stand my these 4 don’ts and i have learned so much!!!

  • Emily Gonzalez says:

    I loved this! Thank you!

  • Alyssa says:

    I agree with all of it and I learned quite a bit as well I’m glad I read this!!

  • Kelly says:

    Love it

  • Isabel says:

    Incredibly eager to continue learning. Great advice! I can sometimes be self cautious, I’m trying to grow out of that.

  • Kathryn Sullivan says:

    Make-up is constantly changing i think thats what makes me love it so much, you learn something new every single day. I can’t wait to keep developing as an artist, this school is teaching me so much!

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  • Rebecca Hoskins says:

    I love the tip about not having a bad attitude. It’s important for your life and your business to know that you are not the center of the universe.

  • Kimberley says:

    Don’t stop learning is the best advice that I’ve received!

    Also the last one is so important, so many people forget about it not realising that employers or clients might see it! It can be so damaging

  • Chelsea Walters says:

    This was so helpful and very encouraging!

  • Kayla Burrows says:

    Love you Nathan! Your work is always so perfect πŸ™‚ love!!

  • Narcy says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I am the type of person who is always looking for new styles and different ways to do things. I think it is important in make-up for artist to continuously strive to improve and grow.

  • Alexis says:

    Great advice! Is using a non-famous brand of makeup a don’t? I like to make my own makeup and use more natural makeup brands that aren’t famous worldwide.

    • Mireille Pitre says:

      Hi Alexis!

      It’s really more important to look at the quality of makeup you’re using instead of just going with famous brands. There are tons of ‘famous brands’ out there that don’t offer the best quality when compared to other products. While some clients will look for a specific brand of makeup from their MUA, most will defer to your expertise and trust that the products you use are of a good quality. As with any makeup, however, it’s important to think of your client’s safety first… if it’s a brand or product she’s never used before, make sure it’s right for her skin and she won’t react to the ingredients!

      Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  • Dolly says:

    so true , thank you Nathan for the advice and the tips.

  • Ashli says:

    Great Tips!

  • Katie Bowen says:

    I love the one about sharing your skills. A true makeup artist is also a teacher in my opinion! Share the love, support other artists and with teaching you also gain more knowledge, never stop learning!

  • Lexi Wilson says:

    I totally agree with all of these especially number 1! You never stop learning! You can learn new things everyday. πŸ™‚

  • Viktoriya says:

    Nathan Johnson Thank you so much for you valuable and priceless advices!

  • amanda warn says:

    Great advice!
    Fave point is definitely “not to be covetous of knowledge”, I remember asking a MUA a few years ago about what products she was using as the foundation didn’t make my skin react like other’s, you’d think I’d said “your face…..I find it offensive” she immediately gave me some serious stink eye and wouldn’t tell me the brand.
    Needless to say she lost a few bookings with my friends and I for a hens party

  • Tara says:

    Am I the only one that read this in Nathan’s voice? Haha great advice, as always.

  • Jessie says:

    I agree with them all! Learning,growing, and geneoristy are the biggest keys to success:)

  • Amanda Cane says:

    Great advice Nathan, especially for someone like me who is only just starting on a course and knows only a little bit about the whole makeup industry.

  • Emily Riggins says:

    It is so easy to feel like the career is slowing down for you and to just lose hope. In hindsight, I have decided that some of the greatest achievements in my life have come from the times when I did not think I could keep going, but forced myself to, despite all the things trying to get in my way. Thank you QC for keeping me focused and Nathan for the motivation!

  • Laura Schneiter says:

    These are very straight forward and, to me, fairly obvious things to keep in mind. Many people don’t think about how some very simple things can make all the difference in the world though.

  • Stacy-ann van Iersel-Taylor says:

    I really love what I read. Especially, the paragraph which advises you on, giving advises to another makeup artist. This is something I wanted to do for the longest while. So after reading this, it’s a definite a confirmation.

    And as professional, we must remain professional at all times.

  • London Collinson says:

    I just finished watching your welcome video and after reading this I am so glad I picked this school! I love that you tell everyone to share, I have talked with girls who refused to even tell me the brand she used on clients. I try to inhale and exhale as much knowledge as I can! “To whom much is given much is required”

  • Elisa says:

    Thank you

  • Sophie says:

    This is a really great article with lots of helpful advice πŸ™‚ thank you!

  • Leslie D says:

    Great tips! I see so many people not following the tip about social media, it’s definitely something you need to keep in mind when you have any professional venture.

  • Jasmine Bonilla says:

    I loved this! So helpful and makes me inspired.

  • E says:

    I thought this might be crummy little suggestions but they are GREAT!! Thanks

  • Megan says:

    I try my hardest to practice all of these. Very good rules to live by.

  • Haifa Alajlan says:

    Thank you Nathan, This is a really great tips! I totally agree with all of these especially number 1and 3.

  • Angelica Ogorek says:

    I 100% agree. I never post controversial opinions on my public feed.

  • Great tips as always from Mr Nathan! Thanks! =)

  • I’m guilty of being vocal on my social media platforms about women’s rights issues in the workplace. Regardless of the idea that I might want to voice my opinions for the betterment of the world it doesn’t belong in a professional atmosphere. Thanks for the reminder. It will probably save me from some tense moments and wondering why no one will hire me.

  • Rebecca says:

    Great tips. I absolutely love the fact that you remind us to be kind and humble! These tips seem easy to follow but I’ve seen some people who don’t remember that being gentil can make all the difference.

  • Autumn Mumbray says:

    i loved this article and all the great tips!! Thank you!!

  • Key says:

    Wow! Thanks for the helpful tips to a newbie πŸ™‚ I had no idea my own “opinions” would matter so much! I just got started with QC and I hope to learn a lot!

  • Charne' M. Tunson says:

    Following the “golden rule” is always a best practice.

  • Candace says:

    I think no matter what you do in life, this is great advice to remember! Thank you!

  • Kelly P says:

    Thank you so much for the great advice, Nathan! It’s great to have someone who is happy to and willing to share their knowledge to a newbie in the Makeup World. πŸ™‚

  • Funmilayo says:

    Wow this is very interesting.

  • Rosemary Mitchell says:

    Thank you for posting the reminder to everyone about keeping their controversial beliefs private and not on their professional page or social media sites. And I agree we all have strong beliefs about things but we should try to force them upon others via our wonderful Internet and social media.

  • Susanne Coz says:

    Thank you very much Nathan to share with us all your knowledge and tips, it is great to see a professional and good person at the same time, it is not easy to find one.
    I agree with you with the 4 don’ts for makeup artists and it is important to keep it always in mind and try to be the best version of us professionally and personally.

  • Amber says:

    Love this article πŸ™‚ I appreciated the section on sharing your skills for I believe if you have talent, you should share it with everyone; how would you reap the rewards if you never sow the seeds? Great advice!

  • Janele Goodlad says:

    i completely agree with everything you said! I’m currently a hairstylist getting into make up artistry as well and all of this applies to the beauty industry. I especially enjoyed number 4 i have stopped following and cross promoting with a lot of business people because of that last one.

    Hairstylist of 6 years
    & student of QC Make up artistry

  • Rose Matuska says:

    I am so excited to start back! Thank you! This was a very informative blog post! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Brittany Jade says:

    Such great advice and something to take with you always. Will be exciting to one day share my knowledge and secrets with future makeup addicts/artists and get some tips back! x

  • Katherine Andary says:

    I love these do not’s. Their very simple and easy to follow and will hopefully make my career a much better place.

  • Sian Adams says:

    This is so helpful for people getting started in makeup and the industry. I find all of Nathans videos, blog posts so helpful in aiding to kick start a career within the makeup industry!!

  • Michelle says:

    The most genuine and absolute best advice you can receive.

  • Kirsten says:

    Love reading your articles!

  • Karen Ogliastri says:

    Great advice! I am loving my QC Makeup Academy experience so much! πŸ™‚

  • Kazi W says:

    I love to share and receive makeup tips, sometimes you do something everyday really simply – without thought, but to someone else that could save them a lot of time or make things a whole lot easier! πŸ™‚

  • Jameela says:

    Great advice Nathan! Wonderful tutor! πŸ™‚ Learning a lot from you!

  • Karyssa says:

    “Don’t stop learning” is probably the best advice I’ve heard in a long time!

  • CΓ©dia Pierre-Louis says:

    So proud to learn from a professional

  • Chloe says:

    Definitely my favorite blog post thus far! I agree with every tip!

  • Very important and essential advice πŸ˜€

  • Kate Young says:

    Great article! Very helpful tips πŸ™‚

  • Hayley Apps says:

    Great post! I love sharing what I have learnt so far with clients, it makes me feel like I am actually getting somewhere, being able to share my knowledge with others. Great advice about social media posts also! Absolutely agree!

  • Mel says:

    Nathan is so full of knowledge! Loved this article!

  • Samiyah says:

    lots of useful tips!

  • Emily says:

    Great article with some sound tips. I’ve just embarked on the QC Master Make Up Artistry course and am definitely looking forward to learning about new trends as they come out !!

  • Charlie says:

    Love this! It’s always handy to learn the dos and don’ts of professionals – especially with things that may hinder my performance or hold me back in my career. Thank you!

  • Hayley Cavin says:

    I can’t wait to start learning more and more about my passion with makeup!

  • Ambia Allay says:

    very informative! thank you for sharing all that you know about the makeup industry!

  • Kyla says:

    love it! thank you!

  • Donna Kralick says:

    Nathan I think you explained everything wonderful! I love your teachings because you instill the confidence we need, to help better our artistic abilities! cant wait for more workshops!

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks for the tips Nathan. Always gotta keep on the latest trends.

  • Leslie Lowrey says:

    WOW!! I had not even thought about how #4 might cause conflict! I’m so glad this was addressed, and about sharing our knowledge with clients!!!

  • Allison says:

    Positive attitude goes a long way.. and after 5 years I am still constantly learning =)

  • bianca says:

    Great advise!!!! I cant wait to be a part of the QC family. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sophia Hernandez says:

    These were great tips Nathan, thank you for sharing!

  • Heather Treusdell says:

    Always such great advice from QC! Love all the great tips and tricks for this industry.

  • Ammee Kirey says:

    Fantastic information! I am so excited to be apart of the QC Makeup Academy family! it’s going to be an amazing and neverending journey!

  • Marianne Romano says:

    I love this newsletter! Love the covetous line, and how, yes, you can teach and mentor but no one is you or does it exactly the same. I pride myself in sharing because how can you not after someone is so happy with your work and they are intrigued by how and what you did. That in itself is so gratifying. Thanks for the tips and tricks Nathan!

  • Sandy says:

    I love your articles! I always learn something new!!!

  • Peggy says:

    Awesome article. Being positive and not thinking you have reached your learning limit, keys to success in every walk of this life.

  • Summer says:

    Practice kindness as often as you practice makeup! Love it

  • Sabrina says:

    I very much enjoyed reading this. I have found there is always things you can’t learn from a class or text book, only from experience. Greatly appreciate you sharing these tips.

  • Rebecca says:

    great article! Excellent advice.

  • Melanie Fike says:

    Always a pleasure to learn from the best! πŸ™‚

  • amber karena anderson says:

    thank you for sharing your creativity with the world ,now i believe I can master my dream thank you again for inspiring me .
    Little kiwi

  • Taylor Elise says:

    Thank you for the always amazing advice! I’m loving my Master Makeup Artistry course so far! Brilliant! ❀️❀️

  • Nicold says:

    I love everything said in here.

  • Nicold says:

    I love everything said in here. I started slow getting my things going due to hospitals admissions and surgery but I am now totally focus on getting this going. cant wait to learn all I can.

  • Nicole says:

    I love everything said in here. I started out slow getting my things going due to hospitals admissions and surgeries. I am now totally focus on getting this going cant wait to learn all i can. To bring my business as a wedding planner and Master makeup artist, Pro Workshop, after those courses, ill be doing airbrush and special effects. Then I would like to do event decor, and destination weddings.. My company is building and we are trying to offer as much services as we can all in one place

  • Sonya says:

    Great advice. Especially Don’t stop learning. Can never have enough knowledge (:

  • Taya Boudrie says:

    These tips are so helpful! Especially #3. Thank you for the opportunity to learn new skills in the makeup artistry field.

  • Kristina says:

    Thank you for the tips!
    When becoming an artist this information was very important to know, thank you again.

  • Sammi says:

    This is some great information!! Thank you!

  • Joelle says:

    Love love love this advice! Especially don’t stop learning, that is seriously so true! Loving this course so much xx

  • Amanda says:

    Always focused on continuous self-improvement – great advice πŸ™‚

  • erica says:

    I think the way you teach is great, very understandable and it makes me want to know more and more about make up and Technics!!

  • Joyce Fowler says:

    Thanks for sharing this, all such great tips of advise

  • Great advice! I try to be the best I can be. Without a doubt I will never allow myself to stop learning! Thank you!

  • Elyse says:

    That was an excellent article and goes along with what I believe in life, thank you for sharing!

  • Love it! Can’t wait to get started with the company you have created and shared your passion with – Bring it on!

  • Kimberly Johnson says:

    These were definitely great tips and not things I would’ve normally considered.

  • Dina says:

    Thank you for the advise, I specially enjoyed not being afraid to share your knowledge and expertise with clients and other artists.

    I like sharing my knowledge and I love taking about my passion. Previously, I had an advice from a friend who told me I shouldn’t talk much about what I know and share too much, but I did not agree and I believe in spreading the knowledge and love and I know it will all work out great at the end!

  • Sherrie-Lee says:

    Think only with your heart and never with your head, be humble, be kind and most of all enjoy this gift of talent you have been blessed with! <3

  • Johana Alicea says:

    I truly love learning from makeup academy

  • RGN says:

    really solid info.

  • Monica says:

    Love this school !!!

  • Holly M Roberts says:

    I’m so excited to now be a member of QC Makeup Academy. I’ve never done anything for myself so this is just the greatest feeling ever. I decided to take the Master Makeup course as well at the Airbrush course. QC was so amazing to include the portfolio course at no additional cost and even gave me a discount for my 2nd added course. If you ever have a question they are here for you. Even before I joined I was treated so well. Thank you all so much and the fact that you have created such a great program for people as my self that are looking to make a difference is a remarkable all on it own.

  • Jere Patterson says:

    This was an excellent source of information. I like to believe this is the type of artist I will be once I have my little bundle of joy. I can’t wait to get back to my course and learn all there is to know about becoming an amazing makeup artist. Thank you for this awesome article

  • Delane says:

    Great Tips!! Thank you for your generosity in sharing your experiences.

  • Samantha says:

    Great advice I love number 3 it is so amazing when I get to learn from other professional makeup artists. When you are just starting out sometimes it is great to get any tips and advice you can get.

  • Jessica Gorry says:

    Couldn’t agree more! Always giving us amazing advice and sharing your knowledge. You’re the best <3

  • Amber D says:

    Great Info!!! <3 <3

  • shaquille day chief says:

    Great Information, I agree. Theres so much more to being a makeup artist then most people actually think .

  • Minsbarbie says:

    Thank you Nathan,i love learning new tips and tricks from you! i love the schooling i get with you tutoring on the tutorials, i couldn’t agree more with the lot, great advice to take on for becoming a successful confident Makeup-Artist <3

  • Arielle Jones says:

    Such great advice! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Yaritza Berrios says:

    Thank You Nathan for all your tips! Learning makeup with you is so easy and great!!! <3

  • Tracey Sandiford says:

    Don’t have a bad attitude. I love this. A bad attitude will always show in your work

  • Melody says:

    I will never stop learning!! I love the tip about keeping your skills with classic looks well good.

  • Chloe says:

    Great advice!

  • Laura Ashburn says:

    This is really great advise!!

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