There are tons of books on makeup artistry and, of course, some are more helpful than others. So, to help narrow it down, we have put together a shortlist of… Read More »Books Every Media Makeup Artist Should Read
In a word – yes! It’s a good idea to take out makeup artist insurance cover. A career in makeup can be very rewarding and, most of the time, nothing… Read More »Do Makeup Artists Need Insurance Cover?
Makeup in the 1920s was coming of age and a new generation of women was discovering it. At this time, makeup products and colours were very limited. Most cosmetics on… Read More »Vintage 1920s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
Here we have a collection of vintage 1950s makeup colour charts and brochure excerpts. They give us an insight into the popular colours provided by mainstream cosmetic brands. Additionally, application… Read More »Vintage 1950s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
A look at how to choose the right type of makeup foundation for your skin type and tone. We also look at the different coverage and finishes available.
Here we look at how a hair lace wig is handmade from scratch, from the consultation through to the finished item.
A collection of vintage makeup colour charts and application guides from the 1930s. As can be seen, makeup colours were limited during this decade. Even so, products were often co-ordinated… Read More »Vintage 1930s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1930s, showing the colours, products and beauty ideal of the era.
A selection of photographs taken during the 1940s showing everyday British women. We get a glimpse of the hairstyles, hats and clothes worn during this era.
A collection of authentic makeup colour charts from the 1940s. There are also some excerpts from brochures, These were produced by the cosmetic brands to guide women with their makeup… Read More »Vintage 1940s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
It’s not a very sexy title, we know, but proper labelling on cosmetics is so important. It tells the consumer a variety of things, including what the product is, what… Read More »EU Labelling Requirements for Cosmetics
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1950s showing the popular colours, trends and styles of the decade. We also take a look at TV commercials.
Vintage makeup colour charts from the 1960s showing the popular shades of the era. The cosmetic brands also made makeup application guides and tips on the latest trends. These were included… Read More »Vintage 1960s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1940s, giving an insight into the fashionable makeup colours of the decade and how the hair was styled.
Freelancers in film and TV often make bookings over the phone or via the internet. To protect yourself from potential problems, it is highly advisable to put all verbal, email… Read More »Confirmation of Booking Letter for Makeup Artists
A guide to finding information on the current pay rates for makeup artists. Many countries have a union, guild or trade association that represents people working in the film and… Read More »Pay Rates & Working Conditions for Makeup Artists
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1920s, showing how advertising was used to sell cosmetics in the Jazz Age.
Here’s our guide to colour charts for hairdressing. Hair tint products have a code and description to give us an idea of how dark it is and what tones are in… Read More »International Colour Charts for Hairdressing
When you want to create an authentic period hairstyle or makeup for film or television, there are things to consider to ensure you get the designs right. These things will… Read More »Things to Think About When Creating Period Hair & Makeup