Makeup Career Advice: Training with the Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-up Artistry Program

Choosing a career in the beauty industry offers unique challenges and rewards. You’ll be working on a wide range of projects every day and finding creative ways to keep your clients happy and looking beautiful. The makeup field is no exception, especially when it comes to landing a job as a makeup artist. Before you can begin, however, you’ll need the right training. Here, Bellus Academy takes a closer look at this employment option and offers makeup career advice to help determine if our Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-up Artistry program is right for you.

Learn a Versatile Set of Skills

The first thing to know about becoming a professional makeup artist is that you will develop a very versatile skill set. Choosing your program of study wisely can help ensure you learn all the skills needed to transform your passions into a career. Students at each of our CA and KS campuses can choose from three courses of study, including:

  • The 150-hour MUD Make-up Artistry program
  • Cosmetology + the MUD Make-up Artistry program
  • Esthetics + MUD Make-up Artistry program

No matter which program you choose, your MUD Make-up Artistry training will include:  

  • Beauty essentials
  • Facial contouring
  • Correction and concealing
  • Air-brush makeup
  • Body art
  • Bridal and glamour looks
  • Makeup application for photography and the runway
  • Basic special effects makeup
  • And more…

Each student also receives a MUD Professional Kit that includes brushes and other essentials for working makeup artists, as well as a photo shoot to showcase your skills and help you land your first clients.

How Can I Use My Training?

There are many ways to make the most of your MUD Make-up Artistry training to build a rewarding career and earn a good living. Makeup artists are in high demand in spas and salons, where clients seek unique looks for everything from a night on the town to prom and other special events. You may also wish to specialize in bridal makeup – you’ll need to work early mornings, nights, and weekends, but you’ll play a special role in helping clients prepare for their big days and the photographs they’ll cherish for years to come. This is a great choice for individuals who attain a cosmetology degree as well since you can provide hairstyling services in tandem with makeup application.

If you love the world of haute couture, working as a fashion industry makeup artist may be the right path for you. You’ll prepare models for the runway and photo shoots with everything from soft, natural looks to avant-garde creations that perfectly accent the season’s hottest styles. Similarly, jobs in television, theater, or film will allow you to hone your skills while working with other creative professionals to bring their vision to life.

For those who complete the esthetician program alongside MUD Make-up Artistry training, work in a luxury salon, spa, or medi-spa provides numerous options to use your skills. These environments require a greater degree of training in skincare, but also frequently offer expert makeup application alongside facials, chemical peels, body treatments, and more.

Take the First Step

Upon completing the MUD Make-up Artistry program at Bellus Academy, you’ll gain the skills needed to find success in the exciting world of makeup artistry. How will you use your training to succeed? To learn more about the programs at our Poway campus and other locations, career services, and financial aid, contact us today.

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