Hello there, you fabulous makeup artist! Thanks for stopping by. This is your "ultimate guide" on how to build a makeup artist portfolio, and we'll cover everything you need to know to collect the best images of your work and arrange them in a way that exhibits your skills. This is a long post, but we wanted to give you all the info you need to create your own portfolio.
How To Build A Makeup Artist Portfolio
How To Build A Makeup Artist Portfolio | Makeup Artist Essentials
Linda Cantello. Photo: courtesy of Armani Beauty. In our long-running series "How I'm Making It," we talk to people making a living in the fashion and beauty industries about how they broke in and found success. Yet Cantello doesn't seem to care very much about any of that. With that type of professional outlook, it's not surprising that she has no use for the comparison anxiety that has become so pervasive in our Instagram-obsessed culture. Cantello, who has no formal training as a makeup artist but holds a Fine Art degree from London's Harrow Art School, isn't on any social media platforms, and without that type of distraction, she's laser-focused on her own creative outputs. Chatting with Cantello, one gets the impression that she takes the fashion and beauty industries seriously, yes — but she doesn't take herself seriously.
Amateur vs. Professional Artist: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself
BJ in Hampton, Georgia. Just want to say hi and I am trying to get started as well and I live about 20 mins away from you in Griffin, GA. JEss in Los Angeles, California. To answer and comment a bit for everyone: The best way to get started, is get professional training. Unless you already know someone who is high rank in the make-up industry that'll take you under their wing to train and promote you then maybe you've got a shot.
You've been painting for a few years, have shown work in a group show at the local art center, and maybe you have even sold a painting or two. Distinguishing amateur from professional artists is tricky business. It is not just a matter of your ability to create nice paintings. It also has nothing to do with whether you have a 'real' job or not. There are many factors that play into taking that step and it doesn't happen instantly.