If you see every persons face as a blank slate thats just waiting for the perfect makeup look, you may have the skills and mindset needed in the field of makeup artistry.
Makeup isnt about a swipe of this and a brush of thatits about knowing how to look at a person and figure out what brings out the best in them.
Since there isnt a makeup artist license in Rhode Island, we recommend looking into esthetician and cosmetology programs. Esthetician courses are going to be more focused on makeup and skin care, which can make this an appealing option for makeup artists. For those who may want to open their own salons or offer hair or nail services, then a cosmetology program may be a better fit.
Knowing how to be a makeup artist means knowing your tools. Throughout your education, you may work with dozens of different brushes and applicators to learn how to use them efficiently. In addition, you may experiment with many makeup brands to figure out which ones work best for different skin types and beauty needs. As you learn about theory by studying color theory and face shape analysis, you should also be getting some practical experience. Applying makeup to clients faces and mannequin heads can give you the practical skills you need.
In Rhode Island, license holders must renew by September 30th every two years for $25.
You may earn a wide range of salaries as a makeup artist. If you become a freelance makeup artist, you may set your own rates, find your own clients, and set your schedule. While working in a traditional setting like a salon or makeup store, you may earn a base rate of pay plus commissions for whatever makeup you sell. O*Net reports that the average salary for a makeup artist in Rhode Island is $23,600 per year. By the year 2022, they hope to see an 11% increase in job openings (O*Net, 2012).
When you become a makeup artist, your day may be split up into client analysis, makeup application, and education. You have to be able to look at a customer and discern which techniques and tools are best for her. After this step, you can move on to makeup application. Throughout this process, you may tell your customer what youre doing and how she can recapture the look at home.
Rhode Island Dept. of Health - Division of Hairdressing & Barbering
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105A
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone Number: 401-222-2828
The Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology is your best resource for help with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating your change of name or change of address information, or for acquiring out-of-state license applications and other useful forms.