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The Benefits of Assisting a Professional Makeup Artist

makeup assiatant for top makeup artists

Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry

Whether you just graduated from makeup academy or you’re looking for new work, it might take a while to land a job as a makeup artist. But that doesn’t mean you can’t gain experience in your field. Have thought about working as a makeup assistant? Many new makeup artists start their careers as assistants for top makeup artists in the industry. Here are three reasons you might want to do the same.

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You get to obverse a professional. When was the last time you got to see what a professional makeup artist does up close? While a makeup assistant is usually busy doing mundane tasks, they also get to watch an experienced makeup artist do their job up close. This means they get to see first-hand the latest techniques used by the makeup artist.

You get the inside scoop on the industry. In addition to watching an experienced makeup artist do their job up close, you also get an up-close look into the industry you want to work in. Whether you’re on set for print or a fashion show, just being there will give you a good idea of what to expect when you’re finally doing that job.

It can lead to more work. Working as an assistant makeup artist is a great way to get more work in the industry you want to work in. You might get more work from the makeup artist you’re currently working for, or someone else might notice your work and give you a chance.

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry is a leading FX makeup school that offers programs in fashion, beauty, and special effects.