How to be a Professional Makeup Artist – A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Paperback | ISBN 978-1482634266

Have you ever dreamed of turning your passion for makeup into a fun and rewarding career but aren’t sure how to get started or what to expect? ‘How To Be A Professional Makeup Artist’ is not a step-by-step makeup application manual but a career guide that provides clarity on what it takes to become a professional makeup artist.

You’ll find answers to questions aspiring makeup artists have such as:

  • Is a license necessary to be a makeup artist?
  • How can I build a professional portfolio?
  • What type of education & training options do I have?
  • What types of industries need makeup artists?
  • What’s in a professional makeup kit & how to build one in cost efficient ways.
  • And much more!

Discover exclusive industry insider secrets that will show you:

  • How to avoid scams that target makeup artists.
  • Where to access world class training for FREE with the ‘Little Black Book of Celebrity Makeup Artists.’
  • How to get up to 40% discounts on professional makeup by popular brands like M.A.C., Smashbox, Urban Decay & many more.

Packed with up to date advice and resources, ‘How to be a Professional Makeup Artist’ gives you all the information you need to make your dreams a reality!

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About the Author


Gina M. Reyna, founder and owner of Colorista Books, has been a professional makeup artist since 2009. She is an Empire Beauty School graduate & has attended fine art classes at the Art Institute and the Academy of Art University San Francisco. Her experience as a makeup artist ranges from weddings & special events to editorial-style photography.

When Gina isn’t working as a makeup artist, she spends her time creating content for makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts. Her first book, ‘How to be a Professional Makeup Artist - A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners’, was published in January of 2013. She has since then written ‘The Complete Guide to Smokey Eyes’ & created The Beauty Studio Collection of makeup charts.

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