How to Become a Makeup Artist

Do you want to become a makeup artist? Makeup artists get to work in a variety of industries, from fashion and beauty to film and television. They can work as independent artists for the wedding industry or create prosthetic appliances for theater. Whether you want to work in fashion, film, or special effects, a career as a makeup artist is fun, challenging, and lucrative. So how do you get started? Here are a few tips on how to become a makeup artist.

Get a well-rounded education. Before you can work as a makeup artist, it’s important to receive a well-rounded education at a licensed make up artistry school. In addition to learning fundamental makeup techniques, it’s important to take makeup artistry classes in a variety of media, including fashion, theater, film, and television. Receiving a well-rounded education is not only beneficial for your career, but it will help you decide which area of makeup you want to focus on.

Create a great portfolio. A great portfolio usually starts with your best work during school. This is why it’s a good idea to attend a school that provides a well-rounded education. Find a school that offers portfolio development courses, a great way to learn how to showcase your talent to get the job you want.

Continue growing as an artist. After you received a well-rounded education and have created a fantastic portfolio, it’s important to continue developing your skills as a makeup artist. There are many ways you can do this: attend workshops and seminars; visit tradeshows; and peruse industry-leading magazines and websites.


Cosmix Inc. has sponsored this guest post. Cosmix is one of the only licensed makeup schools in Florida. The makeup artistry school offers makeup artistry training in beauty, fashion, film, television, and special effects.

Thoughts on the Relativity of Fact

“The Relativity of Fact and the Objectivity of Value,” by Catherine Elgin was included in Space of Love and Garbage, an essay collection edited by Samuel Phineas Upham. Catherine Z. Elgin is Professor of the Philosophy of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has taught philosophy at Princeton, Dartmouth, MIT, and Wellesley. Her scholarly work focuses on issues of epistemology, philosophy of art, and philosophy of science. She is the author of Considered Judgment, Between the Absolute and the Arbitrary, and With Reference to Reference, and co-author (with Nelson Goodman) of Reconceptions in Philosophy and Other Arts and Sciences.

Here is the bio (above) from the essay and a quotation of my favorite paragraphs of the essay (below).

Fact and value purport to be polar opposites: facts being absolute, material, objective, and impersonal; values relative, spiritual, subjective, and personal; facts being verifiable by the rigorous, austere methods of science; values being subject to no such assessment. The facts, they say, don’t lie. So every factual disagreement has a determinate resolution. Whether barium is heavier than plutonium is a question of fact; and whatever the answer, there are no two ways about it. Values, if they don’t precisely lie, are thought perhaps to distort. So evaluative disputes may be genuinely irresolvable. Whether, for example, a Van Gogh is better than a Vermeer might just be a matter of opinion. And on matters like these, everyone is entitled to his own opinion. Such is the prevailing stereotype.

Samuel Phineas Upham Samuel Phineas Upham is a writer, investor and philosopher from NYC. Visit Samuel Phineas Upham website for more details.

You can also buy this book on Amazon: Space of Love & Garbage by Samuel Phineas Upham