April 2, 2013

10 Tips for Makeup Artist School

Whether you want to learn how to do special effects or runway makeup, makeup artist school will help you learn how to apply makeup.  Here are 10 tips to help you succeed in school and learn the most from your education.

Tools Used in Makeup Artist Schools

You can’t get the right look without the right tools.  Start with the following makeup brushes:

  • Concealer brush
  • Powder brush
  • Foundation brush
  • Blush brush
  • Flat eyeshadow brush
  • Small blending brush
  • Angled brush
  • Lip brush

When shopping for brushes, get the best quality you can afford.  Then learn how to hold them and how much pressure to apply.

Creating the Perfect Foundation

There are three types of foundation – cream, powder and liquid – and each has its own place in your makeup bag.  Cream foundation offers the best coverage, but it can cake on the skin.  Don’t be afraid to add some primer to the cream formula to retain its great coverage without looking too thick.

Conceal Flaws

Everyone has flaws in their skin tone, and a makeup artist knows how to hide them.  Look at the color wheel for the shade of the flaw, then choose the color on the opposite side of the wheel to neutralize the color.

Face Shape

Use makeup to alter someone’s face shape by contouring and highlighting the face.  Darker areas will recede, and highlighted areas will look more prominent.

Learn How to Apply Eyeliner

Do not apply eyeliner in one stroke because you’ll catch loose skin and get bumps in the line.  Start at the inner corner to the center.  Then start at the outer corner and meet your original line. Lips look balanced with the upper and lower lips are the same size and thickness.  Use highlights and lowlights to reshape lips.  Use foundation to cover your lips for an even surface so lipstick goes on smoother.

Choosing a Makeup Artist School

There are many makeup schools in America, however, there are some schools which are better than others. Avalon school of cosmetology is one of the best schools in Utah and Arizona. We offer advanced makeup training courses to interested candidates. Contact us today for more information.

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