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 …

So, You Want to be a Makeup Artist

Ah the glamour of working in makeup! Flying first-class everywhere, working in amazing tropical locations, working with the stars, getting your face in flashy magazines….. If you think that is what being a makeup artist is about, then think on. Being a successful makeup artist is a combination of many factors, including skills, talent, aptitude and Read More …