5 Signs You Will Make a Successful Makeup Artist

makeup artistBeauty professionals are generally in charge of their own destiny. Success in makeup artistry, for example, is only limited to how big a person is willing to think, and how hard they’re willing to work. Still, this isn’t the kind of work for just anyone! Here are five signs that you’ll be successful as a makeup artist:

1) You’re a people person

Do you enjoy talking to people and learning more about them? Are you able to put people at ease and make them feel comfortable around you? These are important qualities in order to become a successful makeup artist. After all, you won’t be working on mannequins!

And in many cases you’ll be dealing with clients who are facing a big occasion, such as a wedding, prom or other events.

While making them look and feel beautiful is important, helping them to relax and enjoy the experience is also crucial. In fact, it’s that personable nature that will get you word-of-mouth business down the road!

2) You’re a makeup lover

Are you the person who was always playing with makeup, even from a young age? Does the idea of any of these excite you:

– Making blemishes disappear
– Correcting coloring
– Highlighting attributes
– Lessening flaws

If you answer yes, there’s likely a makeup artist inside you just dying to break out!

3) You’re creative

Are you someone who doesn’t shy from experimenting with their own makeup? Do your friends often hear you begging to allow you to experiment with new looks on their faces? Are you always trying to express your own creativity?

4) You’re driven to succeed

Are you a self-starter who is willing to put in the work it will take to be a successful makeup artist? Success in this industry isn’t as easy as sitting back and waiting for clients to come your way.

Depending on the type of career you’re pursuing, you’ll need to network with like-minded professionals. You have to get out there and advertise your services and generally find ways to build a business where you can thrive.

5) You’re passionate about your work

Above all, a successful makeup artist needs to have passion. Not only for makeup, but for:

– Staying abreast of current trends
– Learning about new products and techniques
– Always sharpening their skills. This is an ongoing process which doesn’t end once school is out!

If you can identify with these five attributes, then there’s no reason for you to not pursue this exciting and rewarding career!

If becoming a makeup artist is something you’ve always dreamed of, contact us so you can get more info on everything Evergreen Beauty College can do for you!

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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