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  • SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL MAKEUP HYGIENES PRACTICES FOR ARTISTS AND THEIR MAKEUP KITS

    How often do you really need to clean and maintain your makeup kits and accessories? Whether you are a professional working makeup artist or a major makeup lover, keeping your product sanitary and yourself hygienic is essential to protecting you and your client from possible infections. Look at it this way -you don't want to put dirty, unhygienic products on your beautifully clean skin or a client's right?  Therefore, maintaining your makeup kit frequently and ensuring that all products within Read more...

  • 3 Homemade Organic Recipes for Makeup artists. Make up for Organic Lovers

    Everyone is talking about going green and 54artistry agrees that it is essential.This article is specifically for those who are very concerned about the volume of chemicals our bodies are exposed to from all the makeup products we apply daily and for those ambitious few that have dreams of starting their makeup lines someday, where better to start than home!. Not to worry, there is an endless list of healthy, inexpensive items available in your environments that you can whip-up to produce Read more...

  • Byrdie Tested Their Makeup Brushes for Bacteria and the Results Were Shocking

    Post Via [Byrdie]Yes, we're told time and again that our makeup brushes and sponges are hotbeds for gunk and bacteria. Yes, we know it's best to toss them after a certain amount of time, no matter how diligently we clean them. But here's the thing about microscopic particles—it's really easy to adopt an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. There are (literally) bigger things to worry about, right?But in reality, ignoring the problem can wreak havoc on our client's skin—or worse, our Read more...

  • 9 Ways to Market a Makeup Artistry Business

    As a freelance makeup artist, you're the core of your business. Therefore, it is up to you, and only you, to ensure that each aspect of your business is functioning as it should. This includes bookkeeping, invoicing, collecting testimonials, working on clients and marketing your makeup business. One of the most tedious tasks that most makeup artists dread is marketing their businesses. You market your business by using various methods of promotion to spread the word about your business in a Read more...

  • Read These Awesome Tips From a Celebrity Makeup Artist

    Elle B is an award winning makeup artist who has a large array of celebrity clients including the Kardashians and she shared some lovely tips every makeup artist will find useful. Read below. Elle showed us two different looks that are very easily achievable from the technique, down to the products.The first look being an orange toned smokey eye, dewy looking but flawless. Whilst the second look has thicker mink eyelashes, a red eye and a glossier lip.Both very wearable during the day and can Read more...

  • 7 Things Working As A Makeup Artist Will Expose You To That No One Mentions Before You Take The Job

    Even though it seems extremely glamorous, being a makeup artist can be anything but. However, there are several things that people never tell you about the job. The first being that working in the beauty industry isn't all frills. There are extremely crazy shoot schedules, a plethora of personalities, and lots of curveballs to prepare for.Being a freelance makeup artist is about creating art on the human form. You're dealing with people individually to create something spectacular. Your job Read more...

  • HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES.

    Makeup brushes are the most important tools in a makeup box. Why? Regardless of how expensive your makeup is, without the right applicator (brush), getting that flawless finishing might be tough and as a professional makeup artist, your finishing tells it all about your work. It is no secret that brushes are often a necessary part of your beauty routine, but when cared for incorrectly, these makeup heroes can become your worst enemy. First of all, brushes can be expensive. If you invest Read more...

  • 3 Ways to Grow Your Makeup Business

    We found this beautiful piece on lead stylist and thought to share with aspiring and even PRO makeup artists.These 3 smart steps can help you grow your business and it also shows you how improving on these three points can mean a big, big growth for you as an MUA.Lets BEGIN!!#1: Get More CustomersObviously right? Although it’s pretty obvious that getting more customers can also mean growing your business, it is not just what your business is all about! However, most MUAs think that way Read more...

  • Make Up Essentials: Ten Items for A Complete Make up Kit

    A woman’s makeup kit is one of her most prized possessions.  For a makeup artist, it’s a beauty arsenal. Whether it's a small makeup bag or a suitcase of beauty weapons, many secrets are held within it. How do lashes get so long? (Falsies!) Did you lose some weight? (Contouring palette!) How did you get that glow? (Highlighter!)Here, we've compiled a list of essential items that every woman and makeup artist needs in her (or his) vanity pack. Fora beginner, start with a simple foundation Read more...

  • 10 Pro Makeup Artist Tricks You Need To Know.

    We’ve always wondered how professional makeup artists work their magic. And no matter how hard we try, our own makeup just never seems to come out quite as nice—but that’s not the case anymore! Here are 10 tips the pros use regularly that will make your makeup look more fabulous.1. Create a Radiant Base With a Good MoisturizerYour kit must have a rich moisturizer perfect for all skin types that hydrates and preps the skin, leaving a gorgeous, dewy glow.2. Get Rid of Redness With Eye Read more...