How to Become a Personal Beauty Makeup Artist

how to become a personal beauty makeup artist

You love makeup. You love learning about new trends and trying the latest techniques on yourself and your friends. What if you want to turn your love for makeup into a career? The good news is there are a number of career options for makeup artists. Once you learn the tips and tricks of the trade and master the skills involved, you’ll be on your way to starting a beautiful new career. Here are some tips to get you there.

Practice makes perfect

When it comes to makeup artistry, nothing replaces hands-on, real-world experience. Practice different techniques on your friends, your family, people with different face shapes, skin types, ages, etc. If you can get a job at a makeup counter or store where you can practice your craft, do it.

Do online research

Study different makeup artists and determine who your role models are. Check out beauty blogs and videos to see what looks and trends you like most, what styles of makeup you prefer, and work on developing your own signature style.

Get the proper training

If you are serious about becoming a professional makeup artist, consider different cosmetology, makeup or skincare programs, do your homework, and determine which one is right for you. At Shore Beauty School, our cosmetology program will teach you all about hair, skincare, nails and makeup! Or you can enroll in our skincare program and learn facial massage and treatments, makeup techniques and body treatments. Our hands-on beauty clinic will let you get all the practice you need on real clients, and our expert instructors can teach you way more than you can ever learn on a YouTube video.

Build a portfolio

Once you have some experience doing makeup, it’s time to build a portfolio so you can show potential employers and clients what you can do. Gather some awesome, well-lit photos of your best work, and upload them to your online portfolio so you can share your talents with the world.

Market yourself

You can also share the link to your portfolio, stunning photos, rave reviews, special promos and discounted rates on social media to spread the word about your new makeup venture. When you are first starting out, take whatever jobs come your way to build up your experience, gain references and referrals, and build a clientele.

If you’re ready to get on the path to turn your love of makeup into a fun and fabulous career, Shore Beauty School can help! Our Cosmetology and Skincare programs can prepare you for a beautiful future. Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us to learn more, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Easy Beauty Hacks for Halloween

easy beauty hacks for your halloween costume

This Halloween is all about makeup! You can become virtually any character you want, from glamorous to horrifying, just using a bunch of products you likely already have on hand. So, get ready to get creative, crafty, and creepy, and try these easy, DIY makeup hacks for the best Halloween ever.

Fake Blood

No need to go buy fake blood from the costume store. Who knows what’s in that stuff anyway? Instead, there are a number of “recipes” for fake blood online. Try mixing a little red lipstick with black cream eyeliner and some clear lip gloss (use more red for fresh blood, more black for dried or deep wounds). There’s also a recipe that uses food coloring, cocoa powder and honey (yum!). Experiment to see what mixture gives you the most realistic look.

Scars and Wounds

If you want to create some scary scars or wounds, you can mix petroleum jelly with flour and a full-coverage foundation to create a fake skin paste that you can sculpt into raised scars, cuts or slashes. Add some of that fake blood in the center for an oozing wound effect. You can also create a similar damaged skin look using lash glue and torn up pieces of one-ply toilet tissue. Once you have the texture you want, you can lightly dab foundation over the top.

Veins

Nothing adds the creep factor quite like some bulging 3D veins. Using a very thin eyeliner brush, paint lash glue in a veiny looking pattern on your face, and then apply pieces of yarn over the glue to hold in place. Veins can be black, blue, red or whatever creepy color you prefer.

Spider Eye

You’ve probably heard of the cat eye, but have you ever tried a “spider eye”? There are a lot of pictures and tutorials that show how to achieve this unnerving look of a large spider scuttling over one eye. Your eyelid, up to the crease, can be defined as the body of the spider with some charcoal eye shadow, and then you can draw eight segmented legs with your favorite black liner. Add some white highlights to the legs for a 3D effect.

And So Much More!

Check out Instagram and YouTube for some inspiration as to what to be for Halloween, and how to achieve the look you desire. Whether you want to be a Bratz Doll, a Glam Zombie, a Deer, the Joker, or any other character from your favorite TV show or movie, you’ll likely find a tutorial that will guide you through the transformative process step-by-step.

If you love experimenting with makeup and Halloween is your favorite holiday, maybe you should consider pursuing a career in the beauty industry. Shore Beauty School can help provide the training you need to become a professional makeup artist. Check out our Cosmetology or Skin Care Specialty Program to provide you with hands-on instruction to prepare you for a beautiful future. For more information, contact us today or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Great Career Choices if You Want to Be a Makeup Artist

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Do you have a passion for doing makeup? Would you like to make a career out of it? Fortunately, there are a number of great careers for talented makeup artists including helping brides and bridal parties look picture-perfect on that special day, working in film or theater, or representing a popular beauty brand. Whatever career path you’re interested in taking, Shore Beauty School can help you get there.

Salon or Spa Makeup Artist

Doing your make-up magic in the setting of an all-inclusive salon or spa can provide you with a regular schedule and paycheck, and give you the opportunity to apply make-up on a wide variety of people. You can also help people for many different types of occasions, whether helping a girl look beautiful for her first prom, or doing a make-over on someone who is starting a new chapter in their life, or bride-to-be makeup.

Retail/Brand Makeup Artist

Many great careers in make-up artistry require that you have an aptitude for sales to show off specific products or brands, whether in a mall, salon, or even directly in people’s homes. Retail make-up artists perform makeovers and teach consumers how to use makeup to help them look their best. This position requires detailed knowledge about the products you will sell, as well as a friendly, confident demeanor and the ability to teach effective make-up techniques.

Bridal Makeup Artist

If you love the idea of working with blushing brides and specializing in wedding make-up, becoming a bridal makeup artist might be perfect for you. You’ll likely do most of your work over the weekends or non-traditional hours, but once you build a portfolio of your work and start to market yourself, the wedding industry can be very rewarding. If you have talent, brides will recommend you to other brides and your business may soon take off.

Film or Theater Makeup

Do you have a theatrical flair? Maybe you should consider doing make-up for TV, theater, movies and more. Theatrical makeup tends to be more exaggerated, so people can see faces from the back row, and may also be used to create specific characters. With this career path you can let your creative flair take shape by making people look older, adding scars, using protheses, and more. Special effects makeup (SFX) takes this even farther, turning people into animals, monsters, or fantasy/sci-fi characters.

Beauty Writer/Blogger/Influencer

If, in addition to your makeup talents, you are gifted at writing, photography, or making videos, you could pursue a career as a beauty writer, blogger, or influencer. These positions give you the opportunity to write posts or articles, test and review beauty products, demonstrate makeup techniques, and share your knowledge with others. While it may take time to grow an audience, eventually you may attract the attention of advertisers, sponsors and interested beauty brands.

Do any of these exciting beauty careers appeal to you? If so, Shore Beauty School can help provide the training you need to become a professional makeup artist. Check out our Cosmetology or Skin Care Specialty Program to provide you with hands-on instruction to prepare you for a beautiful career. For more information, contact us today or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.

Should You Get a Facial Cleansing Brush?

should you get a facial cleaning brush?

You’ve probably wondered if you should get a facial cleansing brush before. Are they really all that?Let’s just say that, when it comes to achieving healthy, radiant skin, you are a product of, well, your products! Choosing the right skincare products can be the difference between dull skin and dazzling skin! If you’re looking for dazzling skin, you’ll definitely want to add a facial cleansing brush to your skincare regimen. Here are five reasons why you should:

Get deep with your skin

Whoever said beauty is skin deep wasn’t kidding. Going deeper than the surface of your skin when you’re cleansing eliminates even more oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. A cleansing brush penetrates below the surface better and maximizes the cleansing of your pores.

Speeds up cell turnover

Did you know that your skin renews itself every 28 days? The exfoliation from a cleansing brush speeds that process up by stimulating collagen production.

Minimizes pores

Facial brushes exfoliate the skin, tightening it and minimizing pores over time.

User-friendly

You don’t have to go to a spa or do an expensive peel to improve your skin. Facial brushes are totally simple to use and even better, you can do it in the comfort of your own home!

 Preps your skin for maximum product penetration

You’ll see even better results from your serum or facial cream when you start with a facial brush. It preps your skin to absorb your skincare products more easily, so you’ll likely see better results!

 

Adding a facial brush to your skincare routine can really help give your skin that beautiful, radiant boost you’ve been looking for. Just be sure to include applying SPF after using a cleansing brush to protect your newly exfoliated skin. If you get excited about skincare, maybe you should consider a career in skincare! Estheticians and skincare specialists are important roles in the evolving beauty industry.Ready to learn more about a career helping others improve the skin they’re in? Contact Shore Beauty School today to set up your virtual admissions tour!

How to Make your Eyes Pop!

How to make your eyes pop

Your eyes represent you and your character, so of course you want to how to make your eyes pop! Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think.Try out some of these easy eye-popping techniques and let those baby-blues, browns, or whatever color you were born with do the talking for you.

Lash out

It’s hard to imagine an eye-popping look that doesn’t include lush, long lashes. The mascaras of today offer a ton of options with lengthening fibers and formulas that add extreme volume. For maximum impact, apply your mascara in a sideways sweep instead of just swiping up to really define your lashes. 

Brighten things up

One easy technique for eliminating that tired look is to apply a little flesh-colored eyeliner. Outline the rim of your eye and the inner corners for a brighter, more wide-awake look.

Do a little brow-sing

It’s been all about brows for a while now and one way to draw attention to your eyes is with well-defined brows. If you are new to filling in brows or have sparse areas, simply apply the same eye shadow you use on your lids to your brows. This helps give your brows a softer and more natural look.

The layered look

Layering your eye shadow not only creates dimension, it is a great way to achieve the coveted smoky eye. Start with an all-over application of lighter shadow, followed by a darker shade in the same color palette in the crease of your eye. Gently blend to avoid a looking like you striped your eye shadow on.

Line those lower lids

A lot of people are reluctant to use liner on anything but the upper eyelid. Using a brown or black liquid or pencil eyeliner, outline bothyour top and bottom lids for a dramatic effect.

For some people, creating eye-popping looks that make a bold statement is more than just a thing – it’s everything! If that sounds like you, maybe you should consider a career in cosmetology! Intrigued? If you’d like to learn more about a future in the world of beauty, contactShore Beauty School or book your campus tour today!

Beauty Products We are Thankful For

Beauty product we are thankful for

When it comes to the daily grind, there are some beauty products that make it easier to put your best foot, or rather, your best face – forward that you are definitely thankful for. Considering tis the season to express gratitude, we decided to take a moment to recognize the must have beauty products we are thankful for. 

 

Make mine mascara

If you asked someone who loves makeup what item they would take to a desert island above all others – it’s a good bet many would choose mascara. Let’s face it, few things instill confidence during eye contact than long, lush lashes.

 

Prime the pump

Where were we before the invention of primer? Oh yeah, we were wishing our makeup looked as fresh at the end of the day as it did in the morning!

 

Highlighter

We’re definitely thankful to have this glow-enhancing tool in our beauty arsenal. It can even brighten up a complexion on a tired from the holiday hustle-and-bustle face.

Set it and forget it

Pairing a makeup setting spray with primer is the perfect combo for keeping your face ready for the world – all day and night!

 

Lip service

A moisturizing lip balm is a plus whether you’re in full makeup or bare-faced. We’re especially thankful for this beauty necessity during those cold, dry winter days.

 

Complexion protection plus

Tinted sunscreen does double-duty by protecting your skin from those harmful UV rays and smoothing out your complexion with a hint of color.

 

The beauty industry is filled with so many amazing products that keep us looking and feeling our best. There’s always something new to try right around the corner! If you get excited about all things beauty and style-related, maybe you should consider a career in the world of beauty! The beauty industry is on the rise and talented cosmetologists, estheticians and nail technicians are needed. Check out the programs at Shore Beauty School and see how Shore has been helping students get the hands-on training they need to join the talented artists in the beauty industry. Contact Shore Beauty School today for more information or to schedule a campus tour.

Halloween Makeup Tips

Halloween Makeup Tips

Are you among the perpetual procrastinators who wait until the last minute to plan the perfect Halloween costume and could use some Halloween makeup tips? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a few super-easy tips that are guaranteed to leave a hauntingly good impression!

 

Kill it like Cat Woman

Forget the flimsy plastic face mask from the party store. Use glossy, black face paint mixed with a little glitter to draw the mask directly on your face. Amplify your eyes with some fake eyelashes with a dramatic cat-eye and you’re ready for prime time!

 

Fawning over it

For all of you snapchat fawn filter fans, this is an easy makeup to pull off. Paint a little black nose on only the front section of your nose, drawing a line to connect it to your top lip. Paint only the top lip and add those sweet, baby fawn white dots over an application of shimmery contour in a slightly darker than neutral shade. Finish the look with false lashes and carefully placed eyeliner that widens your eyes for that doe-eyed look.

The creepier little mermaid

Start with a white base accented with luminous highlighter and apply charcoal colored shadow or face paint to your whole neckline, visible chest area, and above your eyes, drawing it out toward your temples. Apply it lighter as you go up and out to create creepy shadows. Finish by placing a piece of mesh over your neck and applying gold cream-based eyeshadow with lots of shimmer for the perfect “scales.” Do the same for above the eyes, applying the gold a little more boldly. Finish with an application of black sparkling lipstick.

 

 Doll-face

 Ever since a doll named Chucky became a thing, creepy dolls have been a staple at Halloween. The key to pulling off this look is to achieve that blank doll-like stare using the right mix of white and black eyeliner. Add rosy red cheeks and lips, carefully placed freckles, and distinct marionette lines painted around the mouth and above the eyebrows and voila!

 

Split personality

Want to show a few sides of yourself this Halloween? The two-faced look is perfect for you. Divide your face directly in half. Make up one side like you’re going to prom with full glam. Using all the creepy elements at your disposal, paint the other half in the ghoul of your choice. For a veiny, vampire, use red and pink liner to draw delicate veins around the eye and the creepy half of your mouth.

 

There are a ton of options for getting in touch with your inner goblin this Halloween, so have a little fun experimenting with your look before the big night arrives. If you have a passion for creating unique looks all year round, you should consider a career in cosmetology! Why not explore the possibilities? For more information on the beauty industry and careers in cosmetology, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.

5 Back to School Beauty Trends

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With summer winding down and a whole new school year ahead, you may be considering what look you’re going to rock, not only on the first day back to school, but all year long. Nailing it early on can set the stage for an epic year! You’re going to want to get this right. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than these five back to school beauty trends.

1. What goes with everything?

That would be nude makeup. You’re already rocking fabulous hair, the perfect outfit and nails to die for. Accentuating your natural glow with an oh so neutral color palette is the perfect accessory!

2. Get to browsing

Meaning accent those brows like a boss! It’s easy with a little colored eye shadow above your eyes and brushed over your brows. If you’re complexion is medium to dark, try using rich magenta shades for a look that packs a punch. Those with paler skin can try earthy reds or peach tones.

3. Get primed

It’s not just for super models, actresses or your older sister. Primer rules! Why wouldn’t you want your makeup to look as fresh at 4 pm as it did when you left the house? Start your day and your makeup routine with a good primer as your base. You’ll be especially glad you did when you still look on point after a log day.

4. Let your eyes do the talking

Ridiculously long eyelashes are always trending. So, don’t forget to sweep those lovely lashes with a good, smudge-proof mascara. If you’re feeling really glam, throw on some fake eyelashes!

5. Highlight your best features

It seems like the world is obsessed with highlighter and with good reason! Rock this trend with a shimmery dusting of highlighter on your cheeks and the outside corners of your brows. You’ll be radiating a glow that says I brought summer with me!

Make this year unforgettable by having a little fun with your look! After all, this – is your time. And if creating fun and fabulous looks is more than just a first day of school thing, you may want to consider a career in cosmetology! If you’d like to learn more about a career that puts the power of transformation in your own two hands, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools near you.

Top 5 Summer Makeup Tips

Summer makeup tips with two ladies on the beach

Is there anything worse than a great tan accompanied by makeup melting off your face on a hot summer day? Yes, summer brings out the cute sandals, sundresses, and beach hair we love, but the heat and humidity is not so great for your makeup. You can beat summer at its own game with a few simple tips and turn your summer face from a hot mess to cool and fresh! 

 1  Make moisturizer do some multi-tasking

Moisturizing is important no matter what season it is. But in the steamy summer months, choose a lighter, oil-free moisturizer and mix it with a good primer to keep your makeup fresher longer.

 2  Build a lighter foundation

 Instead of using a heavy foundation, opt for a lighter version and choose one with UV protection of at least SPF 30 to avoid having to apply yet another layer on your face.

3  Water proof it

Combat raccoon eyes without giving up that dip in the pool by using waterproof mascara in the summer. Be sure to use a cotton swab to clean up any smudges during application since it’s harder to get off than regular mascara. 

 4  Bronzer over blush

For a summery glow, trade out your blush for bronzer applying it to the areas on your face where the sun lands.

 5  Set it and forget it

Primer isn’t your only weapon for keeping your look fresh for the long haul. Finish your makeup off with a spritz of setting spray and you’ll have the ultimate staying power.

 

Get the most out of your summer with a face that’s fresh and ready for anything! If you’re a fan of all things beauty and skincare, maybe a future in the beauty industry is right for you! For more information on careers in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.  

Valentine’s Day Looks

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, finding a perfectly, crush-worthy look – is probably ranking #1 on to-do lists everywhere. After all, whether you’re prepping for a night on the town, or a laid-back Netflix night – why not look stunning? We thought we’d get the love-fest started by sharing some of the hottest V-Day looks making hearts throb this year!

Riding romantic waves – Nothing screams romance more than tousled, side-swept waves. And it’s not a hard look to pull off if you have some natural wave to your hair. Blow-dry with a large round brush after applying a bit of volume spray, sweeping it to the side. Make some waves in super-straight hair with the help of a curling iron and a spritz of hair spray.

Extra-smoky eye – Let’s face it, if you’re going to be gazing into your sweetie’s eyes – make sure yours are popping! The smoldering smoky eye is classic and also current. Apply black eyeliner to your top and bottom lid, followed by a blend of shadows that pair well with your eye color. Green eyes look gorgeous with gray/plum, brown eyes with blue/gray, and blue eyes pop with gold/copper shadow blends.

Racy red lips – It’s never cliché to sport the reddest of red lips – no matter what the occasion is. But somehow it feels especially right on V-Day. Whether you choose glossy and shimmering or a bold matte – you simply can’t go wrong with red.

Silky and sleek – Not to be outdone by romantic waves, straight, sleekly styled hair is glamorous accessory to any V-Day look. Use a good heat spray to protect your hair and blow dry in sections with a round brush. Finish with a once over from your trusty flat-iron for a super-smooth finish.

Romantically braided bun – A loosely piled up-do is a great addition to the perfect LBD. But weave in some braids to your bun and get ready to channel your inner medieval princess.

Get the most out of your V-Day experience by having some fun with your look. And if you’re more than a little passionate about creating signature styles all year round, you should check out the cosmetology programs in your area! After all, wouldn’t it be great to do something you love for a living? Contact your local state licensing board today for a list of beauty schools near you.