Makeup Kit Favourites: Adhesives and Removers

Makeup artists use specially-designed makeup adhesives to stick down hair lace wigs, prosthetic pieces and false eyelashes. Knowing which glues to use for which situation is really important – wrong glue and not only could the items not stick too well, but you could ruin the item and, even worse, someone’s skin. Knowing what to Read More …

Women’s 1950s Hairstyles: An Overview

Following on from the hardship of World War II and rationing, the fifties was a time of relative prosperity. Disposable income combined with an increase in mass media encouraged the consumption of fashion.  New hair care products, including one-step colours, were designed to allow women to do their own hair easily at home – and women Read More …

Pro Discounts for Makeup Artists

Being a professional makeup artist brings discounts galore from professional ranges, high street makeup brands and specialist makeup suppliers. To join a pro discount program, you’ll have to complete an application form and prove your professional job status – each company outlines what documentation is required. Some pro discounts for makeup artists are free; some charge Read More …

Confirmation of Booking Letter for Makeup Artists

Freelancers in film and television often make bookings over the phone. In order to protect yourself from potential problems, it is highly advisable to put all verbal and telephone bookings into writing and send a copy to the employer. First rule of freelancing – get it in writing! An unscrupulous employer will happily take advantage Read More …

Pay Rates and Working Conditions for Media Makeup Artists

Many countries have a union, guild or trade association that represents their motion picture industry and the people that work in it. Some of these organisations have the authority to regulate pay and stipulate working terms and conditions; others can only advise “best practice” and provide support. Either way, we’ve listed some pay rate guides Read More …