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The “forgotten” Step to Success

Assisting an established makeup artist is a great way to learn, as you will be watching an expert at work.  I’m not just talking about learning how to do makeup, but all those little things that go into getting regular work, knowing how to interact with the other crew members and talent on set (and… Continue reading The “forgotten” Step to Success

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3 Tips for Successful TFP Shoots

Testing, or TFP, (which means Time for Print, or Time for Photos), is collaborative shooting where everyone is contributing their time and talents and getting images for their portfolios, but how do you go about getting the RIGHT images, GREAT images that you need to build a killer portfolio?

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How to Stand Out in an Overcrowded Space

Competition will always be there, and in order to be a successful artist, you need to find a way to stand out, and the best way to do that is not to follow the crowd and do what everyone else is doing (unless you are the BEST it’s hard to get noticed), but to do something different, something unique, something YOU.

5 ways to Build your Network

How can you best go about building your network? Relationships are built on value and you need to make sure that you are providing value to the people who you are networking with. Read on for 5 tips on building your network...

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Makeup Artist Costs Worksheet

Do you know how much it is costing you to be a makeup artist? Do you know how many faces you need to do, or days you need to work, in order to cover your costs and start making a profit? This handy worksheet will help you have a clearer idea!

3 Tips for Setting (or reviewing) your Rates

As we move into the new Financial Year (at least here in Australia), this is a great time to think about your rates. What should you be charging?  How do rates differ for different types of work?  And perhaps most importantly, how much is it actually COSTING you to be a makeup artist?