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Special Effects Course Review + Tutorial with Dimply Bean
Are you curious about what you can expect in our industry professional Special Effects course? Talented self-taught Special Effects artist Ellie (known as Dimply Bean on her YouTube channel delved deep into the Online Makeup Academy Special Effects course curriculum and Special Effects makeup kit to further her professional education.
Success Story: How I Became A Makeup Artist — Burton LeBlanc
For those who dream of becoming a makeup artist in the film industry, we have prepared a special blog — an inspiring story from twice Emmy and four times MUAHS Guild nominated and Hollywood MUAHS Guild Award Winner makeup artist Burton LeBlanc! Have you watched “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “The Incredible Hulk” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife”? Burton LeBlanc was the one who worked on the makeup of the heroes of these movies!
Tips and Tricks: How to Build the Best Portfolio for your Makeup Career
Makeup in real life looks completely different than in the photo. In a photo, images can be professionally edited by photographers you collaborate with, to help further establish your vision and artistry in the makeup application. The makeup artist's portfolio should demonstrate your unique style and passion as an artist - providing different images based on who and what you are presenting for.
Hygiene + sanitation crucial for a makeup artist
Hygiene is a fundamental concept in the work of a makeup artist. This is not only a rule, but also an expression of respect and a careful and caring attitude towards customers. Moreover, it is one of your many responsibilities you have as a makeup professional. Nothing is more important than protecting your client’s health and safety.
Success Story: How I Became A Makeup Artist — Anabelle LaGuardia
Today we want to tell you a story of Anabelle LaGuardia — a professional wedding makeup artist. She is a native New Yorker and has built a career over the past 21 plus years as a wedding and special event makeup artist. Her passion for makeup started at an early age with her mother as her inspiration.
Online Makeup Courses | Certified Makeup Artist Classes
The profession of a Makeup Artist is perhaps one of the most creative professions. New trends, techniques, etc. appear in this area very often, which implies continuous development. A makeup artist most remain knowledgeable of all new trends in the world; and we are not only talking about commercial fashion – the length of the dress or the height of the heel. Fashionable – it means relevant to the time, modern trends.
Success Story: How I Became A Makeup Artist — Dave Elsey
We continue to inspire you with stories of successful makeup artists in the film industry. We had the honor to speak with one of the most talented makeup artists in the SFX industry, Dave Elsey! Dave is an Academy award-winning artist known for special make-up effects, creature effects and animatronics in films such as X-Men: First Class, Ghost Rider, Star Wars, Hellraiser, Indiana Jones, The Wolfman and others.
Success Story: How I Became A Makeup Artist — Richard Redlefsen
Prior to doing makeup he was a professional ballet dancer; he was introduced to makeup by creating his own makeup for ballet performances and he always liked to draw and paint; which was a natural segue into doing makeup as an art form. His first client experience? Richard can’t remember his first client but he is sure he was paid very little and he is sure he was very nervous! This is all natural - “But I’m pretty sure that it went very well cause I’m still here doing it,” — he says.
How a makeup artist can survive burnout?
Burnout affects everyone differently but its effects are often devastating. As a makeup artist you constantly work with people, you are always on your feet and need to be up-to-date with everything the industry has to offer. You need to balance your job (or two), your studies and your private life. All of these sounds like a direct road to burnout.
Success Story: How I Became A Makeup Artist — Neea Kuurne
Lots of fashion and beauty editorials are talking about Neea: “I feel so happy and so honored! My native country really hasn’t given me that much attention when it comes to my art so I'm even more happy when some of the biggest editorial magazines saw my work and loved it. Just always remember, you never know who is going to see your work”.
Best States to Open an LLC for MUA
Before we give concrete examples of the best states to open an LLC OMA team would like to point out some background information. There are two main types of LLC, so called domestic LLCs and foreign LLCs. A domestic LLC is a company that operates only in one (home) state where it was originally formed. A foreign LLC is a company that operates in more than one state and is required to obtain licenses and pay taxes (or other fees) for conducting businesses in other states.
Graduate Success Story: Allison Seiple
Ally has graduated from our Elite Career Path course. Before the course she worked alongside her sister for makeup, but pursued her professional education to get certified. As she says, she grew up loving makeup and started playing around with it at an early age, but it wasn’t until after college that she discovered a true passion for creating makeup looks.
What have my kids taught me about creativity
It seems like creativity should be a built-in function for any makeup artist. But what is creativity and where does it come from? The term “creativity” is closely connected with art in our imagination, but creativity is not about art, it is about building new connections and create new things or generate new ideas using things that have already been known very well. Creativity is all about seeing beyond the obvious things.
Will 5 minutes of daily self-care do me any good? They will, give it a try.
Self-care is an essential part of our lives just like professional growth, ongoing education and self-development. In fact, self-care might actually be the most important out of all, especially for makeup artists. Why? Because if we are overwhelmed and stressed out by our everyday routine nothing will bring us joy. And for that reason we’ve created a simple questionnaire to check if you really need to take better care of yourself.
Success Story: How I Became A Makeup Artist — Evie Ry
This time we have the inspiring Evie Ry. She is an independent international makeup artist who is currently working in New York. She started her career in Russia, Moscow and has been recognized by quite a few Russian and international magazines by getting her work published and she also has experience working as a movie makeup artist for a few TV series.
How impostor syndrome affects your work
Despite showing great results at work and/or school we often feel like we aren’t doing our best, not performing well enough. We worry about what others will think of us or about how they are better at what they do. It is normal and good to a certain extent to compare our results with others, but what is not good is the fact that we ignore our own progress and achievements and keep thinking we’re falling behind everyone else.
Best States to Open an LLC for MUA
To start a successful makeup business you need to plan carefully, work hard and pay attention to details. One of the details you should pay attention to is taxes you are liable to pay in your state. So before you open you LLC, check all the advantages and disadvantages.
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