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How can you benefit from Makeup Courses in Dubai

Updated on November 19, 2015 // Created on November 18, 2015

There are over 20 makeup classes in Dubai to choose from. Enrolling yourself in one of these courses could be the start of your career in becoming a makeup artist.

Have you ever wanted to be a makeup artist?  Confused on the process of where to start?

In this guide we will explain the process of becoming a makeup artist and how makeup courses in Dubai can help you start your career. There are two major fields in becoming a makeup artist. You can either be a cosmetic or a fashion makeup artist.

Make up in its simplest form, is to enhance a person's appearance, bringing out color and features and hiding or smoothing out flaws through the use of cosmetic products. You must understand how to make someone look their best and understand the effects of lighting and digital photography. Due to the introduction of Digital Photography, makeup artists have become increasingly in demand for weddings, fashion shoots, fashion shows, corporate headshot photography, and other special events that will be photographed or recorded.

The next type of makeup artist is a theatrical makeup artist. They are meant to make an actor look the part of the role that they are trying to portray e.g. look younger or older. Theatrical and film makeup artists learn to work with different lighting conditions, the distance between the stage and the audience, and the requirements determined by digital and high definition cameras.

How do I become a makeup artist?

The first prerequisite for a makeup artist is a passion for all things cosmetic. If you like to experiment with different looks that is a good indication that you should strongly consider makeup course in Dubai to help hone your skills. You can also get some experience in a makeup store or work with the theatrical community to work with them to understand how different lighting scenes can affect the look you are trying to achieve. Through a make up course, you will learn the techniques needed to help you follow your future career path. Take photos of your work as a portfolio will essentially become your CV.

People skills are also very important to have as a makeup artist.  Your contacts in the industry will serve as referrals for other job opportunities.

Makeup Artist Careers

Makeup artists (check out vacancies for Makeup Artist jobs) can work at salons, spas, retail and department stores, bridal boutiques and so many more types of businesses. Many makeup artists choose to be freelance and choose to specialize in certain events e.g. weddings.

The most common industries for makeup artists include:

  • Motion picture
  • Video industries
  • Personal care services
  • Performing arts companies
  • Television broadcasting services

A makeup artists schedule can be dynamic but as long as you practice hygienic skills, consult with your client, do a good job on the makeup and ask for referrals you will should be fine. 

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