Becoming a Make Up Artist in the Philippines
The idea of becoming a make up artist may appeal to many, after all, we live in a world where beauty, aesthetics, representation and expression play a significant role in our day to day lives. This does not necessarily mean that we all follow the same concept of beauty, but in fact affirms the need for diversity and variety which is why make up artists have their own creative flair, their own style and their own ways of transforming simple facial features into expressive and enhanced works of art.
That is what every make up artist has – the power to transform.
Things to Consider
Though becoming a make up artist, especially a professional make up artist in the Philippines, can be very exciting and enticing, it is something that also needs careful consideration. Just like any other profession, careful planning and decision making are involved in the process. Don’t be daunted by these – the idea is to have fun and figure out how you want to go about your profession.
1.Having the right skills and passion
Though formal training is very important, having the right mindset, skills and passion for make up artistry also contribute greatly to ones success as a make up artist. For example, glamourcorner.com mentions that an important skill to possess is the ability to “observe”. Through careful observation, you get to learn a lot simply be looking. This is also the cheapest way to gain familiarity and knowledge about looks and styles and will also allow you to find your own signature style – a must have for every artist.
2.Finding your Niche
As a make up artist you need to find your niche or your focus. So the question you need to ask yourself is “What kind of make up artist do I want to be?”. Think about what specific groups or categories you’d want to focus on because each group entails different training, tools and experience. For example, think about whether you’d want to focus on weddings, movie, TV and theater if you’d want to work in beauty counters or if you want to dive into fashion and editorial make up artistry. Make sure you do some research on which niche you want to focus on to gain more insight into the requirements, responsibilities and other important details that you need to know to help you decide on which would be the right niche for you.
3. Getting the Right Tools
Like any other artist, you can never get by without the right make up tools and the goal is to build the perfect make up kit to aid you in your profession. You’ll find this easier once you’ve had formal training so don’t worry about not knowing which tools to select. One thing you should also remember is that you should never be afraid to invest or spend on your tools. Your tools are crucial in performing the right services and high quality tools are necessary for you to be able to perform better.
4.Training, Training and Training
Some make up artists may feel that formal training is no longer necessary if you’ve got the eye and the flair for make up artistry. They fail to realize that make up artistry is a craft that should also be learned even if it’s just the basics of make up application. Taking formal training such as short courses and make up workshops in the Philippines can help you discover and learn more about make up artistry than there is to the eye. Certain skills, make up techniques and aspects in make up application can only be learned through training and continuous enhancement of your skills can greatly
Do not be afraid to invest in formal training because this, first and foremost, can be crucial in helping you make decisions regarding your career.
5. Building Your Portfolio
Every make up artist has a portfolio and this is very important especially when it comes to networking and showcasing your projects to gain more clients. Nowadays, online portfolio’s are preferred by both artists and clients as this makes it easier for both parties to display, share and view projects. When building your portfolio make sure you have a wide of range of looks, age and skin types, as suggested in www.justmakeupartists.com, and make sure you have high quality photographs to ensure the clarity of these photos. Once you’ve built your portfolio you will find it easier to engage in self promotion, branding and networking.
To make it easier for aspiring make up artists in the Philippines to fulfill their dreams, Pros for Props offers monthly make up workshops for professionals and for individuals who wish to hone their make up application skills. Pros for Props workshops are headed and carefully selected professional Filipino make up artists with years of experience in the industry.
Pros for Props is perfect for those interested in jumping into the make up industry especially with the following offers that can help you start your profession as a make up artist:
- Make Up Application Training
- Inclusions: 20% off discount on any Props product, photo shoot featuring your different looks,
- Hand outs, certificate of participation, snacks and freebies from sponsors
- and more.
Learn more about Pros for Props by visiting the Pros for Props page.