Your Makeup Artist Salary

Everything You Need for a Better Income!

New to the beauty industry and want a better idea of the sort of makeup artist salary you can make? Look no further!

The following resources will teach you everything you need to know about average incomes, impacting factors, mistakes to avoid, and more!

The Makeup Artist Salary 101

The following blog articles break down the typical incomes for an MUA, based on location and past yearly averages. Refer to these blogs to get a comprehensive understanding of past salary figures, so you can better understand the kind of money you can make going forward!

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Important Factors That’ll Impact Your Makeup Artist Salary

The reality is, two makeup artists living in the same city can make two completely different salaries. Why? Because there are so many additional factors to be considered! For example, your education, location, proactivity, and reputation will all heavily affect your ability to book regular clients and better your bottom line.

Here are some useful resources to keep in mind when it comes to all of the external factors impacting your makeup artist salary:

Will a Makeup Certification Boost Your Salary?

Learning makeup artistry is no easy feat—so be proud of your skills and keep your techniques on point! Here are just a few of the ways your certification will raise your MUA salary…


Ways to Increase Your Makeup Artist Salary

Getting a raise is exciting no matter your career. Makeup artists can actually create ways of increasing their salaries. Even if you don’t see immediate profit, MUAs can do things to benefit their salaries over time…


How to Price Your Makeup Artist Services

So how can you figure out the best pricing for your business that will help you attract new clients while staying competitive? Well, here are a few tips and tricks to get you started in the right direction…


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Michelle Strauss

Master Makeup Artistry student

Boosting Your Salary with Specialized Services

As a beauty professional, there are tons of additional services your business can offer that’ll help attract a wider clientele, increase your bookings, and boost your overall makeup artist salary! Below are just a handful of suggestions for your consideration:

Which Makeup Jobs have the Highest Salary?

Though there are many different avenues you can explore, we’ve put together a list of 4 of the highest paying jobs you can have as a makeup artist, as well as additional factors worth considering…


The Pros and Cons of Freelance Makeup

Even though there are a variety of different freelance makeup artist jobs out there, they all have the same benefits and disadvantages. We’ll explore 5 of the most common pros & cons of being a freelance makeup artist.


Makeup Artist Salary VS. Special FX Makeup Salary

Though money may not be the most important to you when you’re pursuing your passion, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care if you can earn a living wage. Here’s how much you can expect to earn as a makeup artist and as a special effects artist…


QC Student Reviews

Check out even more raving reviews for QC Makeup Academy on our Facebook Page! Read hundreds of 5-star reviews from students and graduates.


Online Makeup Courses

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Course Decision Guide

Not sure which makeup artist course YOU should take in order to build your skill-set and boost your salary? Visit the course decision page to discover which course is the best fit!

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