You want to work flexible hours and be paid well, so here are some things you should know about event makeup artists. These are:

How to get training
How to get experience and
How to start.

Each of these will be explained in this article.

This profession can be trained in a variety of ways, from informal to formal. You can get informal training by working in a makeup shop. Private schools and colleges offer formal training. These courses can be very expensive and require a lot of time. Another option is to buy a home study program that you can follow at your own pace.

Practice is the best way to gain experience. You will need to practice if you are working in a shop or at school. It can be difficult to practice on your own. You can ask your friends to volunteer as subjects. Volunteers can give makeovers to patients at no cost. Or you can host a party where everyone gets a makeover.

Perhaps the hardest part is getting started. You should consider hiring a professional makeup artist to help you decide if this is the right career path for you. People love to share their stories and help others. When you call them, be clear that you aren’t looking for a job but just information. You can find them in the yellow pages, or you can search the internet for local information.

It’s easy to be an event makeup artist, and create a source for income regardless of the economy. You can take control of your time, and you will earn a decent income. This is the kind of job you want to do. If you are ready to learn more and make a small investment of your time and money, a DVD course will help you get the basics. This course will help you decide if it is the right way to invest in your future.