WHAT TO EXPECT


When choosing a makeup school there are alot of factors to consider ( 30 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in Makeup School ). It can be easy to feel influenced by advertisement, other people's opinions, and expectations  we create in our heads but what are the realities of attending makeup school? Let's go over them:



What Not to Expect:

Not all Makeup Courses are the same

Doing a makeup course does not guarantee you work

Doing a makeup course does not guarantee you success


Doing a makeup course does not automatically make you a professional makeup artist

Doing a makeup course will not give you instant industry respect

Doing a makeup course doesn't get you into the makeup artist unions


Doing a makeup course doesn't cover any legal requirements to do makeup in a salon (the requirements vary state to state here in the US)

Doing a makeup course does not give you instant confidence to apply makeup



What You Should Expect?


This varies by course and curriculum these are a few things you should expect in a beauty makeup course that offers certification. I can't guarantee your school will teach you these things but I believe these are general guidelines. If they are not covered feel free to ask for the possibility of the topic being covered or if your academy offers an additional course that will cover the subject you request:

State requirements to do makeup

State requirements to open a business

Understanding liability insurance

The history of makeup

Iconic makeup artist in history

Sanitation of makeup, products, and tools

Basic color theory

How to choose products for your kit

How to stock up your kit for profitability 

How to pack your kit

Basic eyeshadow application

Advanced eyeshadow application

How to match foundation?

How and where to apply blush?

Understanding facial features and structures

How to assist professional makeup artist?

Etiquette for assisting makeup artist

How to network in the industry?

How to market your business using social media?


What Advanced or Specialty Courses Cover

State requirements to do makeup in detail

State requirements to open a business in detail

Understanding liability insurance in detail

The history of makeup advanced

Iconic makeup artist in history advanced

Advanced color theory


Product Ingredients

How to build a bridal business?

How to build a freelance business?


How to work on TV and Film?

How to work in editorial?

How to work with celebrities?

How to apply airbrush makeup?

How to market your business using social media?