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Makeup Artist

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Be your own boss and build your freelance makeup business!

What is a Freelance Makeup Artist?

Most makeup artists are freelance artists. Basically, this means you work for yourself, take your own clients, and set your own prices.

Typically freelance makeup artists are their own brands: your business name will be synonymous with your personal name (think, “Makeup by Jane” or “Mario Hair & Beauty”.  You’ll likely have a small makeup studio/area in your home and also will probably travel to your clients on some occasion (a great example of this is for bridal makeup).

If you’re thinking of offering makeup services on your own terms and at your own pace, you’ll want to become a freelance MUA!

How to Become a Freelance Makeup Artist

Get Educated

A certification will prove to your clients that you have the skills and knowledge to apply their makeup safely, and with an expert touch.

Set Up Your Online Presence

It’s really hard to get enough work through word of mouth alone. A freelance MUA needs at least a small website that contains basic information about your services.

Build Your Portfolio

Clients will choose to hire you largely based on photos of your work. Put your portfolio on your website and promote it via your social media pages.

Start Getting Clients!

You’ll likely start out slow, and that’s ok. Everyone does! But as your reputation grows

What Course Should You Take?

If you want to start a career in freelance makeup artistry, start here.

Master Makeup

Enter the makeup industry with confidence and skills thanks to a well-rounded education. You’ll learn the foundations of what makes a great makeup look, then dive into more complex techniques to enhance your abilities as an MUA.

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Set Yourself Apart!

Upgrade your freelance makeup artistry training with these additional courses, and help yourself stand out from the competition.

Never underestimate the value of extra certifications! And remember! As a QC student, you receive a 50% discount on all additional courses!


In this advanced makeup workshop, you’ll develop an expertise for makeup applications from all over the globe. A must for any serious artist!

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Airbrush Makeup

Learn airbrush makeup. Find out how to apply foundation and blush, learn corrective makeup, stenciling techniques, and create fantasy characters!

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Hair Styling

Learn how to do blow-outs, updos, period looks, and more. Combine hair styling with your makeup course and round out your beauty training!

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Styling Wand Included
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Become a certified freelance makeup artist

Graduate quickly and start booking clients!