Why do you need to become Certified Makeup Artist? Why is Makeup Artist Certification Important?

Oh my daughter has already done many bridal makeup, she is so bright she learnt everything on her own, why the hell she needs Makeup Artist Certification anyways?

Are you serious? You already have 1000 of videos on YouTube why would you even need to learn makeup from some place

Oh my god ! do you even know how much it costs to learn Makeup from an academy, I don’t even understand why they charge so much, it’s just makeup!

I am sure more or less we have heard this or said it if you are anywhere close to Beauty Industry. Let us try to answer this question in points, why do you need to become a “Certified” Professional Makeup Artist?

Before I begin let me clarify these are points for artists who wants to be a premium and very successful makeup artist. If you are happy what you have today and have no plans to grow or you consider this as a part time job then I will strongly suggest not to read this article any further.

1. Holistic Knowledge to grow endlessly

If you thought Makeup Artistry is just about doing Bridal Makeup and coming back home with the cash then I am afraid you missed a major part. A Makeup artist has to know and understand a million things before she or he even steps out. You have to understand the trends, the makeup products used in makeup, brands, latest techniques, history, statistics, skin, face, color, negotiations and the overall market up close to remain in the competition. There is no way you can learn and understand all this on your own.

2. Professionalism

When you join our Academy MJ Gourgeous you learn professionalism and a basic sense of business other than makeup skills. There is no point of learning all the makeup techniques unless you can sell it right? We share our good and bad experiences, Communication, Freelancing Marketing techniques, Social Media presence. Client relationship and myriad of other things that will make you a better business owner and a makeup artist. You cannot learn this on your own can you ?

3. Experience of your Mentor

I am sure all of us will agree that “Experience” is one thing that needs to be respected. When you join us or any other academy then your mentor shares a lot of her/his experiences which is a gold mine. Learning from an experienced makeup artist gives you that edge which will set you apart from amateur makeup artists. In our academy I make sure I deliver the training myself instead of having a hired trainer do that job for me, It defeats the purpose.

4. Certificate is required everywhere!

From corporate job to Web portals everyone demands a certification. If you want to work for a Magazine, Fashion designer, Photographer, E- Retailer or in Movies they all require a certificate and if you have done your makeup artist certification from a famous artist or academy then you are given preference. If you want to run your own business you would still need the certificate to register in wedding portals, aggregator apps, shopping websites for Makeup products to have a corporate account. If you plan to open a salon or a parlor and do average makeup and get paid marginally then yes you don’t require a certificate.

5. Get influenced don’t learn from YouTube

YouTube is a great platform no doubt! However it may not be as real as we think else the amount of content which we have today one could have become a doctor or a scientist watching the videos. The lighting , the skin, the camera tricks , the music makes us feel appealing for these videos however trust me 80% of these you tubers are doing it wrong which in the real world won’t stand a chance. The information which is being provided is unsubstantiated and can lead you to a completely different direction. I am even against online training and certification because it just can’t be done right if you are not in the front of your mentor.

Read Article : Online Makeup Classes a Big Mistake !

So in short you definitely need to become a certified professional makeup artist. However you have to also ensure you get your makeup artist certification from a legit Makeup Academy and a mentor who is willing to share it all. If you are going to choose a makeup academy just because they are charging very less than you better don’t waste your money at all.

Frequently Asked Question

What things should a makeup artist know to become successful?

A makeup artist has to understand the trends, the makeup products used in makeup, brands, latest techniques, history, statistics, skin, face, color, negotiations and the overall market up close

Is it necessary to learn from an experienced makeup artist?

Learning from an experienced makeup artist gives you that edge that will set you apart from amateur makeup artists.

How will a certificate help you to become successful?

From corporate job to Web portals everyone demands a certification. If you want to work for a Magazine, Fashion designer, Photographer, E- Retailer or in Movies they all require a certificate and if you have done your certification from a famous artist or academy then you are given preference.