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How to Become a Makeup Artist in Utah

Are you interested in a creative, flexible, in-demand career? Makeup artistry could be perfect for you! Here's one way you can become a makeup artist in Utah!

Learn Makeup Artistry

If you want to delve into the details of the craft, you should attend a makeup artistry course. Practice is the best way to understand the skills and master techniques. Taylor Andrews offers a makeup artistry course at all three of our Utah locations. Here is what you can learn in our MAC Pro Student Program:

  • Color theory
  • Skincare
  • Foundation
  • Concealers
  • Face shape analysis
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Eyeliner application
  • Natural makeup looks
  • Glamour makeup looks
  • Bridal makeup looks
  • Editorial makeup looks
  • Networking
  • Business
  • Portfolio creation

Our program is offered in day and night schedules. The course is 2 weeks long. If you in enroll in our program, you will receive:

  • MAC makeup kit
  • MAC professional brushes
  • Professional makeup case
  • Photoshoot with your photos on a disc
  • MAC Pro Student Card


Know Your Career Options

Makeup artists may have the opportunity to have one of these careers:

  • Freelance
  • Bridal makeup artist
  • TV makeup artist
  • Film makeup artist
  • Theatre makeup artist
  • Salon makeup artist
  • Spa makeup artist
  • And many more!

Makeup Careers in Utah

In Utah specifically, there is a demand for makeup artists as:

  • Freelancers
  • Retail employees (think Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Ulta)
  • Bridal
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Makeup bar artists
  • Spa artists
  • Salon artists

Create a Portfolio

At the end of our program, we offer students the chance to have a professional photoshoot done of their work. We give them their photos on a disc, so that they can use them in their portfolios. To create a portfolio, you’ll want to:

  • Create a professional resume
  • Have several examples of different types of work
  • Have professional social media accounts ready
  • References

Your portfolio can be paper or digital. Ideally, you’d want both. Creating professional-level social media accounts is a great way to put yourself in front of new clients, as well as employers if you’re looking for non-freelance employment.

Go For It!

Jump in! Get to work building your experience. Add more tools and products to your kit as you grow. Expand your skills by doing more of everything! Don’t limit yourself!

Potential Makeup Artist Salary Nationally

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, makeup artists in the U.S. earn an average annual salary of nearly $64,000 and hourly average wages of about $30.50 as of 2017. The TV and film industries employ the highest amount of makeup artists. In the end, the amount of effort you put into your career will decide your success. The salaries reported don’t include tips! Tips may add up to 25% more earn to a makeup artist’s income!

Are you ready to jump into the world of makeup? Check out our program! Your career could be just two weeks away!