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How To Become A Celebrity Makeup Artist



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If you’re looking to become a makeup artist but don’t know where to start, then you’re in luck because we have everything you need to know in order to make it!

When it comes to picking your career, it’s important to do something you love. If makeup is something you love and you want to pursue becoming a celebrity makeup artist but you don’t know where to begin, have no fear. We have all the tips and advice you need to help jumpstart your career in the beauty world. From doing your research to taking classes, being patient, and working hard every day – we pulled together a bunch of tips to help you start your career.

Tips On How To Become A Celebrity Makeup Artist

What better way to get advice on becoming a celeb makeup artist, than hearing from one directly. Fortunately, Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics & Celebrity Makeup Artist, told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY, “I think there are a couple of routes to working with celebrities. For me, it was a word-of-mouth situation where a fashion publicist aligned me with some of her clients who told their celebrity friends, and it took off from there. Another great way is to start assisting a makeup artist with a celebrity clientele. You can learn set etiquette (or as I call it, ‘setiquette’), how to behave around very private people, and perhaps find yourself in your own word-of-mouth scenario. The makeup artist you’re assisting may recommend to their agency to put you on the assistant’s list which can open you up to working with a variety of artists to work with and learn from. Often enough agents book assistants on their own jobs which can lead to bigger opportunities. Figure out exactly what types of people you want to work with and put intention behind it. Lastly, use social media as a tool. Hashtags can lead people to your work and give you exposure.”

Learn & Take Classes

These days, there are a ton of ways to learn your craft. Whether it’s Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube, there are so many videos that are available online for free that can help you learn different skillsets. Plus, if you want to learn even more, there are classes available virtually or in-person at different beauty schools and demos. Just because you know some skills and are good at what you do, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn everything you need to know. You may like the style of makeup that you create but if you get a client that likes something totally different, it’s important that you can achieve the look they want.

Expect To Work For Free

It’s important that you are never too proud to work for free. One of the main ways to get your business rolling is to get your name out there. So, if an opportunity presents itself and you won’t be paid for it, make sure you take it, even though it may seem diminishing that you will not be paid for your work. Even if you start off doing your friends and family’s makeup for free, you can have them tell other people which will get your name out there.

Do Your Research

Make sure you do your research and that you’re always prepared. Find out what brands work with celebrities and hustle to work with the brands. Another way to prepare is by finding out where some celeb makeup artists will be and if they’re doing any meet-ups or in-person classes. By attending these events and learning from them, you will get a leg-up in the business. Also, never be afraid to reach out to people via email or social media and never give up. Sending a simple direct message to a makeup artist can get your name out there and it’s important not to be discouraged if they don’t answer. Keep trying because you never know if someone might answer.

Be Patient

This is perhaps the most important tip if you want to be a professional makeup artist. Chances are, you probably won’t become famous overnight, but if you keep working at it, you just might make it big. Nothing easy comes for free so keep working to achieve your goals and even when times seem tough, never give up and keep working towards your goal.


You won’t immediately start out as a celeb makeup artist but there are different routes you can take to get there. Always make sure you’re hustling every day even if it means taking different jobs that will make you comfortable in the field. Vincent Oquendo, make-up artist to Karlie Kloss, Ashley Graham, and more told Vogue, “I started out in a freelance position at the Stila make-up counter at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York. I bounced between several counters including Dior, Stila, and Yves Saint Laurent, before landing a resident make-up artist position at Bobbi Brown, where I stayed for several years.”

Stay Professional

It’s important to be accomodating, always ask permission and respect privacy. When you’re just starting out, instead of thinking you know what’s best, take a back seat, watch, and learn. Vincent Oquendo, shared with Vogue how he was lucky enough to assist celeb makeup artist, Pat McGrath, when he was just starting out. “I got the opportunity to assist Pat McGrath for the first Fashion’s Night Out runway show in NYC. I had been stalking her agents at Streeters for around two to three years prior with no response. Eventually, I managed to become friends with a few senior members of Pat’s team, one of whom was Renee Garnes, and she recommended me. I don’t remember much about that day but what I do recall is that I worked very hard. I left my ego at the door.”

Build Brand Relationships

Whether it be through social media or attending events, building brand relationships is essential when it comes to becoming a pro. There are different ways you can go about this and one way is by doing makeup tutorials using certain brands to gain exposure. If you tag the brands on social media, it allows the brand to find you and decide if they want to work with you. From there, they can send you different products and even create partnerships that allow you to open doors in your career.

No matter what you do to get to the top, it’s important to remember these key takeaways – be patient and work hard every day. Basically, every celebrity makeup artist will tell you that it’s a long, hard road ahead but the end makes everything worth it. Look at Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian’s longtime makeup artist. He started off working at a Sephora for years before he made it big. Now, he’s highly sought after by celebs and even has his own cosmetics line, Makeup by Mario. Never give up even when it seems hard, because you can make it big if you work hard and dedicate your life to the career.


Hailie Jade Reveals Makeup-Free Face & Fans Can’t Believe How Much She Looks Like Dad Eminem




Hailie Jade looked gorgeous when she went completely makeup-free in a new selfie & she looks exactly like her dad, Eminem.

Everyone knows that Hailie Jade, 25, looks just like her dad, Eminem, 48, but in a recent selfie she posted, Hailie is the spitting image of him. Hailie posted a video to her Instagram where she started out completely makeup-free with her hair up in a bun, away from her face. The resemblance to her dad in the beginning of the video is uncanny and then at the end, she shows off her face with full glam, still looking just like him.

Fans immediately rushed to the comments section gushing about how much she looks like Eminem and one person wrote, “Mini Em, it’s so crazy.” Meanwhile, someone else commented, “All I see is em with makeup. Unfortunately I can’t unsee it. Lol.” Other comments from fans who were mindblown included, “you look like your father so much without makeup,” “Wowww you look like your father,” and even, “It’s like I’m looking at a young blond shady.”

Hailie Jade posted a video of herself without makeup on & fans cannot believe how much she looks like her dad, Eminem. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Of course, Hailie looks gorgeous with and without makeup but we just can’t believe how much she looks like her famous father without makeup.

Hailie is always posting fun videos and photos on Instagram and her outfits and glam are always on point. Just the other day she posted a mirror selfie rocking a plaid bucket hat with a sleeveless white knit vest and high-waisted jeans. Her makeup was done naturally and her complexion looked flawless as she added a glossy orange lip and strong brows. She captioned the photo, “hey!! look at this cute hat!!!”

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Kendall Jenner Stuns In Floral Thong Bikini On Tropical Getaway With BF Devin Booker



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Kendall Jenner took to her Instagram story to share some eye-catching snapshots of her and boyfriend Devin Booker enjoying time under the sun, including a cheeky pic that showed off her stylish swimsuit.

Kendall Jenner, 25, showed off the fun summer’s end she is having with her boyfriend Devin Booker, 24, on Sept. 18. The model shared a few snapshots of her and the Phoenix Suns player to her Instagram story and it looked like they were having the time of their lives! In one piAlc, she is standing in front water and trees while wearing a floral thong bikini and letting her long damp hair down and in another, Devin is laying back and relaxing in the water while wearing white swim shorts.

Although it’s not exactly clear where Kendall and Devin were in the pics, the view was definitely gorgeous and seemed to be the perfect location for a little rest and relaxation. There was also a photo of a set of legs that were crossed while laying back, further proving the trip was all about taking in the moment.

Before Kendall’s latest getaway with Devin, she made headlines for having a busy week in New York City during New York Fashion Week. She attended the 2021 Met Gala and posed on the red carpet in a gorgeous bedazzled sheer gown that included a neck collar as her long locks were pulled up. She gave off a classic old Hollywood vibe with natural-toned makeup and the perfect poses as she stared into the cameras with a confident expression.

The beauty was also spotted hanging out with her mom Kris Jenner, 65, at the event and they happily enjoyed posing while Kendall helped tie her mom’s sneaker, which she wore with a long black dress, at one point after the red carpet portion of the night. The doting parent also had a cocktail in her hand and looked just as incredible as her second to youngest daughter.

When Kendall’s not attending lavish events and/or posing in eye-catching dresses, she’s doing other fun stuff like promoting her 818 tequila brand. She was seen signing a bottle of the liquor during an interaction with fans outside in New York last week. We can bet it was a thrilling moment for the successful star!

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Pregnant Olivia Munn Cradles Her Dog On Her Baby Bump In Sweet New Photo



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Olivia Munn flashed a bright smile as she hung out with her adorable pooch in a new promotional pic about ‘pet mental health,’ just over a week after John Mulaney confirmed they’re having a baby together.

Olivia Munn, 41, gave fans another glimpse of her baby bump with her latest Instagram pic. The actress was promoting her partnership with Petco for pet mental health in the caption of the snapshot and looked as happy as could be as she sat back and relaxed with her adorable pups. The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with comedian John Mulaney, 39, let her baby bump peek through in the pic as she wore a black top and black pants and cuddled one pooch while the other snuggled up against her.

The beauty also had her long dark locks down and a large window that showed off green trees was on the side of her.

“SO excited to be partnering with @Petco to spread the word about the importance of pet mental health! 🤍🐾,” Olivia’s caption for the pic read. “Our routines are changing and our pets need us. I took Petco’s free Well-Adjusted Dog seminar to help prepare my pups for these changes and encourage all pet parents to do the same. Frankie & Chance have helped me get through difficult times and now I’m doing the same for them. Sign up now at! #ad #welladjustedpet.”

Olivia Munn poses at a previous event. (Shutterstock)

Olivia’s latest social media pic comes a week and a half after John confirmed that they are expecting their first child together during his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. “In the spring I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia,” he said while updating the fellow comedian on his life. “I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible. . . and we’re having a baby together.”

Olivia and John were first romantically linked in May shortly after the news that he split from his wife of almost seven years following a stint in rehab. They were spotted on a lighthearted lunch date at Rick’s Drive In & Out in Los Angeles, CA and a source later told PEOPLE that things between them were going well. “They were having a great time during lunch, laughing and talking,” the insider told the outlet about the date. “They were really enjoying each other’s company.”

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