In order to make it as a makeup artist you need to be creative and very good with your hands. It’s called makeup artistry for a reason! There’s no wonder why creativity, inspiration, and skill play such a large part in becoming a successful makeup artist. But, with any type of artistry there’s a silent player that sometimes doesn’t get the attention or credit it deserves: an artist’s tools.
A makeup artist’s brushes are very important when it comes to quality of application. If you’re serious about making a career out of makeup artistry, then you should know your brushes backwards and forwards. But, it’s important to remember that good brushes aren’t necessarily expensive brushes. As long as it works for you and performs the way you want it to, then it’s perfect, regardless of how much it costs. Its’ also important to note that there is a nearly endless range of brushes, but that doesn’t mean you need them all. Celebrity makeup artist, Nathan Johnson, swears by his five favorite brushes and can complete an entire face with only these five!
Take this quiz to see how well you know your makeup artistry tools!