Scope Of Professional Makeup Artistry In India

Ravi Mittal, Managing Director, Makeup Studio Training Centre IndiaHaving completed his MBA from the Huron University, London, Ravi incepted Makeup Studio with a vision to organize the unorganized professional make-up artistry sector.

Beauty has a way of capturing attention. Beauty treatments and fashion trends have always been in trend, but today, more and more people have become conscious about their looks. With the boom in entertainment industry, and more competition in modeling as well as fashion field, the demand for good looks has come-up like never before. This has resulted in a need for professionals to make people look good. Make-up is an art and a make-up artist is a professional artist who uses mediums applied to the skin to transform or enhance the appearance of a person. Make-up artist uses human skin as a canvas and makeup as a medium. These professionals prepare individuals for appearance in front of cameras or a live audience. They apply makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, film, fashion shows, magazines and other similar productions, including all aspects of the modeling industry. Individuals who require constant services of these artists include models, film stars, high-profile individuals who are always in the news, and others.

Makeup artistry is a creative career with a wide array of possibilities, and successful artists are able to use design skills, experimentation and products to create stunning looks. Makeup artists must keep-up with fashion trends and product developments, and have an interest in skin science and beauty. There are two main categories of makeup artist. While fashion makeup artist works with designers to create a certain look for the model such as emphasizing lip shape or cheekbones, theatrical or film makeup artist enhances an actor's features to emphasize the character he/she plays in performance art.

Job Outlook
To make successful career as a make-up artist, aspirants need to
develop important personality traits. They must have an attractive personality, dexterity, sound health, energy and excellent communication skills to compete in this field. Candidates must also aware of latest fashion trends, along with hygiene and cleanliness. Other qualities such as imagination, creativity and complete knowledge of the cosmetics and other related products have significant role in determining the positive course of makeup. Work in the salon industry is relatively stable, with jobs predicted to grow over the next decade by 14 percent. Experience is essential to land this kind of job. Makeup artists also get attractive jobs in events like fashion shows, weddings and social gatherings. Good make-up artists are highly sought during these occasions. Beauty parlors, advertising agencies and magazines also recruit make-up artists at high salary.

Makeup artists must keep-up with fashion trends and product developments, and have an interest in skin science and beauty

A person who has innate ability of creativity can perform well in the career of makeup artist. Candidates need strong imagination, understanding, research and hard work. Professionals who can make the detailed use of cosmetics, wigs and other tools to give that desired looks can easily flourish. A professional course will always help them to enhance their career in this field. They can complete specialization in makeup under any major academy. Since expert makeup artists often work in the movie, TV or theatre industries, they must attain bachelor's degree programs that allow students to choose a makeup concentration, where they can learn skills like basic makeup application, special effects makeup and remedial makeup.

Want to know the three-word secret to becoming a great makeup artist? Practice, practice, practice! The more people you try your skills out on, the wider range of skin tone, complexion and face shape you'll have experience of. Creating a portfolio is important when you are applying for jobs. For portfolio shots, it's best to use a professional photographer who will make sure your models look amazing and your work is displayed to best advantage. Your portfolio should showcase different styles of makeup ­ beauty, experimental, simple and editorial. Other ways to gain experience include working backstage in amateur theatre or on student film projects.

Skills & Attributes Required for a Makeup Artist
• A good colour perception
• Passion for makeup
• Good communication skills
• To be creative and artistic
• Able to work under pressure
• Good business sense and diplomacy
• Stamina, patience and concentration
• Careful eye for detail
• A willingness to work long hours

Apart from all the above at-tributes, complete and updated knowledge of makeup and other related products play an integral role in determining the right professional in this field.