With so many people pursuing a career in makeup artistry, we have got to wonder – why? In this post, we overview the perks of being a makeup artist including profit such as travel, pay, and glamour. Makeup artist in Singapore comes with a lot of perks – we should also have a strong appreciation for the talented men and women who do the job on an everyday base. It takes time, commitment, and constant skill improvement.
We get to play
While the career as a makeup artist is definitely one filled with hard work, it is also one filled with play and experimentation. Part of perfecting our craft includes experimenting with the products we have, products we do not have, and all the different skin types and tones our clients may have. The classic winged eyeliner and red lip did not happen by accident, after all. It took a lot of time, testing, and they eventually gained huge popularity and took their places as classic makeup looks. Who knows – we could discover the next one.
Meeting new people
No matter if we work with brides, theater actors, celebrities, or politicians – we are bound to meet some amazing people. Sure, we will have those typical grumpy clients with whom we could rather not work again, but we could also make long-lasting friendships and build up a list of loyal, repeat customers. Many of the strongest friendships makeup artists have were formed while in the industry – whether it was at a trade show, conference, or job. Never underestimate the power of meeting new people!
Many makeup artists are asked to travel for work at least once in their career in makeup artistry, and often their travel costs are reimbursed. This means we might get to travel to places and cities we have always wanted to go, without spending a dime to get there. Many makeup artists travel for photo shoots, special advertising campaigns, beauty shows, fashion shows, and many other reasons.
Make our own Schedule
As a makeup artist, we will be able to make our own schedule and decide when we want and can take on jobs. If we are a busy mother or have an existing full-time job, we will be able to work around it. Most makeup gigs are booked for weekends, which would allow us to work another job during the week – at least when we are getting started.
As a makeup artist, we will likely have the opportunity to work on editorial makeup projects. This means we will be able to get our name into magazine credits! If a bride submits her photographs to a wedding photo website like Style Me Pretty or The Knot, we can also request that our name is credited there. This will do wonders for our exposure, reach, and portfolio.
Obviously, the glamour of being a makeup artist and working in the backstage hustle and bustle is attractive. We might get to work backstage at fashion week for a major designer, or maybe we are working on a well-known television show with some of the world’s hottest up and coming actors. Perhaps we are working for a major advertising company or well-known luxury brand. No matter what we are doing, we are sure to feel the excitement and energy all around the room.
Make people feel beautiful
For many, this is the best part of working as a makeup artist. We will get to leave our clients with a smile on their face and will get to make people feel beautiful. We will be able to take what we know and apply it to any skin tone, maturity, face shape, or skin type and make our client both look and feel incredibly beautiful. Making others feel good will, in turn, make us feel even better. It is a beautiful cycle – literally and figuratively. To read more about the best film makeup artists in Singapore click here.