Work for MAC, Sephora, or other top makeup brands!
Become an expert makeup artist for your favorite brand and help customers discover your brand!
What is an In-House Brand Makeup Artist?
Working as a makeup artist for a large makeup brand like MAC or Sephora, you’ll be on the front lines helping customers of those brands choose the right products for their needs.
You’ll give customers makeovers while explaining your techniques and chosen products so they’re able to recreate your work on their own. As an in-house makeup artist, you’ll have to be versed in more than makeup artistry. You’ll also have to have a knack for sales. For the right person, this is an amazing opportunity for a lifelong career!
How to Become an In-House Brand Makeup Artist
Brands will be wary of hiring anyone who doesn’t have a basic education in makeup artistry. While they’ll educate you themselves when it comes to their products, they’ll want to know you have a fundamental understanding of techniques, safety, hygiene, and more. A certification from a reputable makeup school is a great place to start!
Build Your Skills
A makeup brand wants to hire experienced makeup artists. You’ll find it easier to get hired if you can demonstrate experience doing makeup on other people. Build a small portfolio of simple daytime and evening looks, along with some glamour looks. These can all be done on friends and family!
Apply & Interview
You’ll want to keep an eye out on local job boards, websites, and on the brand websites in particular for posted jobs. You’ll want to craft a good resume and cover letter, and follow these important tips for nailing the interview!
Start your career as an in-house makeup artist for your favorite brand.
What Course Should You Take?
If you want to start a career as a makeup counter artist for a top brand, start here!
QC’s most popular makeup course is a great place to start for most professional MUAs. This course will teach you the core skills that every artist needs to master, from blending & contouring, to daytime and evening makeup. You’ll master the classic smokey eye and become a pro at working on a variety of different face shapes, skin tones, and skin types.
Career Resources Included! With this course, you’ll get access to exclusive career resources through the QC online student center. These resources will help you learn how to craft a killer resume and cover letter that are sure to get you noticed, and then prepare for your interview.
Set Yourself Apart!
Upgrade your makeup artistry training with these additional courses, and help yourself become a more outstanding candidate!
Never underestimate the value of extra certifications! And remember! As a QC student, you receive a 50% discount on all additional courses!
The advanced pro makeup workshop will set you up with the skills and expertise to take any makeup look to the next level. You’ll get to work directly with celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson to enhance your skills and bring your creativity to life with fun and interactive lessons & assignments.
The skills you learn in the pro makeup workshop are exactly what premier brand recruiters look for in an experienced makeup artist.
For top makeup brands, your portfolio will highlight what kind of skills and expertise you can bring to the table. Recruiters will look at your portfolio as closely as your resume to evaluate whether you’re the kind of candidate they should bring in for an interview.
This interactive workshop will help you develop your professional portfolio with the help of your tutor. You’ll graduate with ready-to-use professional photos for your portfolio.
If you live or work in an area with high cultural diversity, the Global Beauty Workshop will help you appeal to clients from different religions and ethnic groups. Being trained in traditional makeup techniques from different cultures and religions can greatly improve your attractiveness to makeup brands who aim to have a wide market share!
Wondering what your full tuition costs would be once you add up all these courses? Remember that you get a 50% discount on all additional courses with QC Makeup Academy! Use the tuition calculator below to get an idea of the tuition fees on your Freelance Makeup Artistry training plan.