Are you passionate about makeup? Do you want to know how to become a makeup artist and do what you love professionally? We’ll let you in on a little secret… the key is to success is to stop putting off your dreams!

Don’t let the global pandemic prevent you from having the career you always wanted. Getting started on your new career path sooner (rather than later) will give you a head start against your competition.

Now, the real question is: do you want to begin working as a professional makeup artist in 2021? If so, then we’re here to help! QC Makeup Academy offers a wide range of online courses on makeup, skincare, and other beauty specializations. As a QC graduate, you’ll be armed with the skills and know-how needed to kickstart your new career.

With that in mind, let’s look at the main steps you can take to become a makeup artist this year!

client having makeup done by professional makeup artist

How to Become a Makeup Artist in 3 Easy Steps

1 – Enroll in an Online Makeup Course!

If you want to know how to become a makeup artist, this first step is extremely important: you’ll need to actually study makeup artistry! And no, watching social media influencers does not count. You see, social media trends might make it look easy, but without the proper foundations to your makeup skills, you’ll never be able to make a real career out of this.

Through online makeup artistry courses, however, you can expand your knowledge of makeup without even leaving your home. What better way to start your studies in 2021 than by doing them online!

All you need to start on your new professional path is a computer and a trusty internet connection. Of course, when you’re choosing an online makeup course, you’ll need to look for some specific information…

1) Make sure you’ll be taught by an expert makeup artistAll of QC Makeup Academy’s tutors are legitimate industry professionals with decades of experience under their belts. As part of your QC training, you’ll receive regular, personalized feedback and video tutorials from your instructions – meaning that you be learning directly from the best in the business!

2) Look at the online school’s course content. You’ll need to know the basics of makeup artistry before you dive into advanced or specialty techniques. Check that the course you choose will take you through all the steps needed to become a true makeup expert.

At QC Makeup Academy, you’ll start your education the Master Makeup Artistry Foundation Course. In this internationally-popular program, you’ll learn in-depth knowledge, from skin preparation to finishing touches. You’ll also learn about specialized makeup applications, such as bridal makeup and runway applications.

3) Think about specializations! Are there any areas of makeup you want to specialize in later on? Do you want to take advanced makeup courses in a niche area? Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll then be able to expand your knowledge with QC’s Advanced and/or Specialty Courses.

When you become a certified makeup artist, you’ll be able to focus on the specific areas of makeup which interest you! QC Makeup Academy offers next-level training in:

2 – Gain Experience!

As a makeup student at QC Makeup Academy, you’ll need to practice your makeup application techniques. However, in the era of lockdowns and quarantine restrictions, finding a face to practice on may prove tricky!

With careful planning, and by using your resources wisely, you’ll still be able to find plenty of opportunities to improve your skills. Let’s look at some ways you can gain experience working with makeup.

Apply makeup on members of your household.

Practicing makeup applications on those you live with is a great way to improve your skills. You won’t even need to step outside your home!

Practicing on your household will help you get better feedback to push you to improve. Your sister, mother, or grandmother may even enjoy the experience of an at-home makeover!

If you live by yourself, or your household members don’t volunteer their faces for your practice, it’s recommended that you try to (safely) find someone outside of your home. Keep in mind that this person should be in your immediate “social bubble”, in order to abide by your local lockdown restrictions.

Always make sure that you won’t be putting yourself or others in harm’s way by meeting up with anyone you don’t live with!

Offer free makeup applications (but do it carefully).

You can also volunteer your services for free. However, you should take precautions when working with people outside of your household. Keep local guidelines in mind, such as wearing facemasks and social distancing measures.

As a makeup artist, you need to get pretty close to people to apply makeup. Keep your own safety in mind and ALWAYS disinfect your makeup supplies after use.

Apply makeup on yourself.

If all else fails, you are still welcome to practice on your own face in order to complete your QC course assignments.

Just keep in mind that this should be seen as a temporary solution, rather than a permanent one. In order to become a makeup artist, you need to become comfortable working on other people more than yourself. But for the sake of your assignments, you can be your own model in the event that finding someone else is too dangerous.

makeup artist wearing mask and applying makeup to client's face

3 – Provide Virtual Services!

In the post-COVID era, businesses will need to know how to adapt to the new way of life. Not only will you have to consider local social distancing measures; you should also consider setting up online makeup services!

Conducting your makeup business online may sound slightly odd. After all, isn’t this job all about applying makeup in-person?

You’d think that, but 2020 has proven to the whole world that beauty professionals can continue running their businesses, even from a distance. Needless to say, virtual makeup services are definitely on the rise.

For example, tons of clients will still need skincare advice and makeup recommendations from an expert. Instead of leaving the safety of home, you can offer virtual consultations directly to their devices!

If you’re interested in transforming your services and taking them to the next level, enroll in QC’s Virtual Makeup Course so you can successfully expand your new business into the virtual realm! You’ll learn how to conduct virtual consultations, discover all pf the makeup and skincare services you can offer online, and find out how to market your virtual services.

So, what are you waiting for? Become a makeup artist in 2021 by enrolling with QC Makeup Academy today!

Author Debbie Lawrie

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