How Long Does it Take to Become a Makeup Artist?

Makeup Artist

Have you always dreamt of becoming a makeup artist? Does the idea of working as a makeup artists put a smile on your face? Makeup artistry is a fulfilling career, because you have the opportunity to work with top-of-the-line cosmetics to make clients more beautiful.

While you might be excited about becoming a makeup artist, you most likely have a number of questions about entering the field. One of the most common questions is, “how long does it take to become a makeup artist?” Read on to learn more.

Makeup Artist Courses

Many states require makeup artists to be licensed. While you could just take the licensing test, it’s better to take specialized courses in makeup artistry in order to pass the exam.

A standalone course in makeup artistry could take a month or two. Usually, they are part of a cosmetology school’s curriculum. Becoming a licensed cosmetologist can take about eight months if you attend school full-time. Should you decide to attend school on a part-time basis, the program could take up to two years.

Experience

Taking courses in makeup artistry (or becoming a cosmetologist) helps you learn the skills and knowledge you need to become a makeup artist. However, you will still need to gain professional experience.

How long do you need to work as a makeup artist before you have enough professional experience? That’s hard to say. After a few years, you will increase your knowledge and capabilities. However, it could take longer than that to truly become established in the field.

How to Gain Experience

Experience is all about learning. If you want to gain recognition in the field of makeup artistry, you need to be proactive in seeking learning opportunities.

Learning opportunities include taking courses to become a master makeup artist or enrolling in training offered by cosmetics companies focusing on new makeup application techniques. These learning opportunities are valuable because they come with a certificate to show you’ve completed the course. However, informal learning opportunities abound. If you see a new technique on YouTube or in a magazine, practice it until you feel you’ve mastered it.

Want to Learn More About Makeup? Enroll in a Make-Up School

Our Make-Up Artistry certificate course is perfect for those looking to break into the fast-paced, dynamic world of professional Makeup Artistry! Learn about color theory, color analysis, product knowledge, physiognomy (facial shapes and features), sanitation and safety in addition to technical training.

Learn more about our make-up artistry course, and either schedule a tour or apply online to upgrade your skills and reach your full potential!

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Juliet Kisakye
Juliet Kisakye
2 years ago

I would like to learn more

Eva Owusua
Eva Owusua
8 months ago
Reply to  Juliet Kisakye

Yes

Juliet Kisakye
Juliet Kisakye
2 years ago

I would like to be part of your class

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Juliet Kisakye

Hello Juliet, please reach out to our admission team at (425) 336-5120 and they can definitely help you!

Juliet Kisakye
Juliet Kisakye
2 years ago

What do l need to become makeup artist

Sipho Ndlovu
Sipho Ndlovu
2 years ago

I’m interested in becoming a makeup artist

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Sipho Ndlovu

Sipho, please reach out to our admission team at (425) 336-5120 and they can definitely help you!

Mohamed
Mohamed
10 months ago

Can you give me the address

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
10 months ago
Reply to  Mohamed

Mohamed, please reach out to our admission team at (425) 336-5120 and they can definitely help you!

Stacyball
Stacyball
2 years ago

I have always wanted to learn makeup and keeping face / skin radiant smooth and natural

Sunday salami
Sunday salami
2 years ago

How do i get the school in maraba nasarawa state, because i want to enroll my sister.

Bentah kuria
Bentah kuria
2 years ago

Thanks fir the information I really learnt alot am among the students who are interested in make up

trinity facchini
trinity facchini
2 years ago

Hello, my name is Trinity Facchini I am a student at Castle Rock High school, I am a sophomore and after high school id like to attend the beauty school in Lon-view, Kelso WA. I’m 16 years old and this is a passion of mine I am every talented in makeup and hair, i’m also following in my mom’s foot stems this is what she did and i though it was really cool and i know exactly what i’m doing after i graduate the two years left of high school.

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago

Trinity, congratulations on your success! If you are looking for a school in the Longview/Kelso area, we are a bit farther north. I am sure there are some great schools in your area, however don’t know enough to make any recommendation. However,if you would like to attend our schools, please visit https://www.evergreenbeauty.edu and we would gladly give you a tour! Hope to be able to meet you one day!

Quinn
Quinn
1 year ago

Awesome! Good luck!

Kayla Ann cohen
Kayla Ann cohen
2 years ago

I would like to be part of your class

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago

We would love to have you as part of class! Please visit our website and send us your contact Kayla … we’ll have one of our admission counselors reach out to you!
evergreenbeauty.edu

Shaheen Sultana
Shaheen Sultana
2 years ago

I want to learn make up more

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago

Shaheen, if you are interested, reach out to your local schools. I know that Evergreen Beauty College can be a resource.

Payal jain
Payal jain
2 years ago

Heyy !! I’m in 12th standard right now and it’s my dream to become a make-up artist and I don’t have lot knowledge about it so could uh plz help me doing it or learn more abt it

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Payal jain

Absolutely Payal … how can we assist you?

Quinn
Quinn
1 year ago
Reply to  Payal jain

Wonderful! I hope u succeed!

Jean Terauchi
Jean Terauchi
2 years ago

I would love to learn more please!!

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Jean Terauchi

Jean, that is great. Please feel free to reach out to our admission team at evergreenbeauty.edu or leave me your email and contact info, and I can ask them to reach out as well!

Micka
Micka
2 years ago

I would like to be a part odf your class . My always dream to become a makeup artistry.

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Micka

We would love to have you as part of our class! Please visit us at evergreenbeauty.edu and one of our admission counselor would be very excited to assist!

Quinn
Quinn
1 year ago
Reply to  Micka

That’s wonderful1 I WISH U LUCK!

Quinn
Quinn
1 year ago

Hello! I am 18 and looking for a makeup college anywhere in WA. I have a big passion for makeup and have been practicing and watching tutorials ever since i was 8 years old. I have won a few small makeup contest and am hoping to improve my skills even more to work at a bridal makeup shop. Are you doing online classes? And if so, is it to late to enroll?

Diana
Diana
1 year ago

I’m a licensed cosmetologist but would love to go more in depth with makeup and skin care

Elizabeth Oloyede
Elizabeth Oloyede
1 year ago

I would like to be part of your class

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago

Elizabeth, which state do you reside in?

Nomcebo Nonhle
Nomcebo Nonhle
1 year ago

Yes I would love to learn more about the industry

aman
aman
1 year ago

thank you for the valuable content.

Juneaty Ahmad
Juneaty Ahmad
1 year ago

I am keen in make up artis..I want to explore more..is it possible to recommend me any course in pro make up artistry. I’m looking if u HV a part time course.
Thank you.
Juneaty

Jeetech Academy
Jeetech Academy
1 year ago

This was a useful post and I think it’s fairly easy to see in the other reviews, so this post is well written and useful. Keep up the good work.

Nilda Encinas
Nilda Encinas
9 months ago

How long does it take to be a makeup artist?

Kailee
Kailee
9 months ago

How many years does it take to become a makeup artist

Joni khapung
Joni khapung
7 months ago

Im interested

Ifeyinwa Henry
Ifeyinwa Henry
4 months ago
Reply to  Joni khapung

I want to learn professional makeup

Online Cosmetic Shop
Online Cosmetic Shop
19 days ago

Thankx for sharing this beauty info, I was facing a makeup problem and now I got an answer. It’s also beneficial for other girls. A good makeup product makes healthy skin.
Anyone also recommends an online cosmetic store ?