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!

Author
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.

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Juliet Kisakye
Juliet Kisakye
4 years ago

I would like to learn more

Eva Owusua
Eva Owusua
2 years ago
Reply to  Juliet Kisakye

Yes

Juliet Kisakye
Juliet Kisakye
4 years ago

I would like to be part of your class

Juliet Kisakye
Juliet Kisakye
4 years ago

What do l need to become makeup artist

Sipho Ndlovu
Sipho Ndlovu
4 years ago

I’m interested in becoming a makeup artist

Mohamed
Mohamed
2 years ago

Can you give me the address

Stacyball
Stacyball
4 years ago

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

Sunday salami
Sunday salami
4 years ago

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

Bentah kuria
Bentah kuria
3 years ago

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

trinity facchini
trinity facchini
3 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.

Quinn
Quinn
3 years ago

Awesome! Good luck!

Kayla Ann cohen
Kayla Ann cohen
3 years ago

I would like to be part of your class

Shaheen Sultana
Shaheen Sultana
3 years ago

I want to learn make up more

Payal jain
Payal jain
3 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

Quinn
Quinn
3 years ago
Reply to  Payal jain

Wonderful! I hope u succeed!

Jean Terauchi
Jean Terauchi
3 years ago

I would love to learn more please!!

Micka
Micka
3 years ago

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

Quinn
Quinn
3 years ago
Reply to  Micka

That’s wonderful1 I WISH U LUCK!

Quinn
Quinn
3 years 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
3 years ago

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

Elizabeth Oloyede
Elizabeth Oloyede
3 years ago

I would like to be part of your class

Nomcebo Nonhle
Nomcebo Nonhle
3 years ago

Yes I would love to learn more about the industry

aman
aman
3 years ago

thank you for the valuable content.

Juneaty Ahmad
Juneaty Ahmad
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

How long does it take to be a makeup artist?

Kailee
Kailee
2 years ago

How many years does it take to become a makeup artist

Joni khapung
Joni khapung
2 years ago

Im interested

Ifeyinwa Henry
Ifeyinwa Henry
1 year ago
Reply to  Joni khapung

I want to learn professional makeup

Online Cosmetic Shop
Online Cosmetic Shop
1 year 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 ?

Sara Khan
Sara Khan
1 year ago

Makeup art is a unique skill in the market. Become an artist depends on personal learning will & abilities. So I read this info and got some critical points. Carryon