How to be a successful Fashion Makeup Artist

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The Fashion industry is estimated to be worth a staggering £1.3 trillion in 2022. There's so much potential when working in this sector as a Makeup Artist. You could travel all over the world, working with high-end brands and models, have the chance to see your work on the front of magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and L'Officiel or even work on a show at Fashion Week.

As a Makeup Artist working in the Fashion Industry you will have countless opportunities and each one is worth while, but what does it take to be a Fashion Makeup Artist?

Working in the fashion industry isn't like being an every day Makeup Artist, there are so many technical skills needed and attention to detail is key. An event like London Fashion Week is always an adrenaline rush! There's so much organisation that goes into these shows months in advance for a show that only last minutes. Sometimes your model won't arrive until moments before their call time because they've just come from another fashion show across town... This is where speed and skill comes into play as a Fashion MUA. There's no room for error and you can't be late. Luckily, fashion makeup is a lot less heavy than every day makeup, however it can be super technical. It's important to be confident in key skills, be able to manage your time well and work well under pressure. 

I personally think that every MUA should do at least one show at Fashion Week during their career, it's something that's out of the ordinary and you really will learn a lot!

You could be dreaming of seeing your work on the front cover of a magazine, such as Vogue or Harper's Bazaar, and it is completely achievable! If this is the case my advice to you would be... TEST, TEST & TEST some more! Test shoots are super important to getting your name and work out there. Not to mention it means you're practicing all the time!

There are so many groups online full of creatives that all want to collaboratively work together. Look out for groups on Facebook called TFP (Trade For Photos), these are where creatives put ideas out there and want to collaborate for free on a shoot. Don't be put off by the fact you'll be doing makeup for free for a while... Get used to it! The whole point of testing and doing these kinds of shoots is to build your portfolio in order to get your dream client! So I wouldn't see it as working for free, more like working towards your ultimate goal.

Here at Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy we are renowned for our Fashion Makeup Course and have taken on students from all over the world. Our 10 day Fashion & Photographic course not only will take you through the key skills needed to be a Fashion MUA, but will also teach you the skills needed when working on set, working with Photographers and how to create makeup that photographs beautifully. This industry is fierce and can be quite daunting at times, but with the right training and guidance we can help you get to the top!

Want to have a chat or come and look around the academy? Book HERE & get in touch.

Check out our dates for the next Fashion & Photographic course HERE & let's make it happen.


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