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How To Be a Professional Makeup Artist - A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Gina Marissa Reyna has been a professional freelance makeup artist since 2009. She is an Empire Beauty School graduate and has also 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 and special events to commercial photography. She has used her experience as a platform to write 'How to be a Professional Makeup Artist - A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners'. Her goal is to help others interested in pro makeup artistry by giving them insight and a clear sense of direction. You can reach Gina at careersinmakeup@gmail.com

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  • File Size: 763 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: G.M.Reyna (January 9, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZO9KGQ
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Many young people consider a career as a professional makeup artist, but just what do they do and how do they do it? No, you don't have to be a professional to apply makeup, but if you want to work in the field, you have to know how to go about it. When you are a makeup artist you use your skills and "makeup as a tool to diminish flaws, enhance features, or totally transform an individual." A professional could simply be one who, apart from an amateur, is paid for his or her work, but Gina Reyna not only feels a makeup artist needs to provide "exceptional results," but also must strive for "quality, honesty, and integrity."

Reyna outlines ten essential habits that will help young makeup artists along their journey. For example, one must practice working on their own person hygiene. Simplistic, yes, but one of those critical little details necessary for establishing one's business. Show up smelling like you just worked out in a gym or wearing heavy perfume can be overwhelming to your client base. Oh, and the ability to accept criticism is also a plus.

You'll also be able to take a whirlwind tour through makeup styles such as beauty makeup: Clean beauty, basic beauty, fashion, glamour (extreme beauty), bridal/special occasion, high fashion (avant-garde, fantasy), and clean beauty. Each type of makeup is briefly discusses so you'll get an idea of the different types of makeup you might be doing or may wish to specialize in. Perhaps you'd like to work in the theater, television, or movies. You'll have to take a look at beyond beauty styles such as theatrical or special effects. You'll even get a glimpse at thing like HD technology and makeup.

This is a nice basic overview for those who are considering going into the world of professional makeup artistry.
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This is the book I have been looking for. It has a wealth of information for the newbie wanting to become a professional AND successful MUA.
For $3 you get all sorts of advice and a ton of resources (all websites) from everything on where to purchase products for your kit to where to look for work.
Trust me, this is the BEST $3 you will EVER spend on your career.
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I have read several makeup books on breaking into the industry and this one really gave great, up to date, practical guidelines for anyone wanting to be a MUA. I would recommend this book to anyone interested. I was really impressed.
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GM Reyna has gathered information about the cosmetic industry that rivals the best of books on the profession of Cosmetic enhancement and the people who are proud artists in their field. Called a `Comprehensive Guide for Beginners' this book goes further than that in giving resources and lists exploring makeup styles, the various tools of the trade (far more extensive than one might imagine), the education and training for the various levels of those who enter the field, the variations for employments versus freelancing, legal matters including licensing and what the makeup artists can and cannot do under law.

Then the book jumps into the building of a portfolio of how to present your skills, how to market your skills whether through an agency or advertising or online marketing. Many people who have a gift for manipulating cosmetic products both for themselves and for their friends may not realize that they are a special `commodity'. This book takes the new makeup artist through a thorough course in preparation - but it also provides a rather extensive resource guide for those who are already involved in makeup artistry and wan to take the next step to becoming a licensed cosmetologist.

With the proliferation of MediSpas today and the numerous counters in the department stores where beginners can try their skills both in applying makeup and in learning the secrets of dealing with the capricious public, this little book is a manual to keep handy - for every step of the way. A very fine resource for the serious minded makeup artist. Grady Harp, March 13

Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review
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By Nina on January 23, 2013
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Just what I wanted! it compares: makeup schools with beauty schools and cosmetology schools. talks about licensing and even schools are Scams and give you a lot of resources to find the right school for your needs. it even had a list of Questions you Should ask before you enroll. My sister will Love this book!!! thank you!
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Initially, I wrote this book off because it didn't give me makeup application guides, which is what I was looking for at that time. But when I looked closer at this book (kindle version), I realized that there is a ton of great information for makeup artists. It is especially great for someone who is new to makeup artistry, as it provides information about starting up your business, websites, and other professional tips. You may be able to obtain some of this information in your own search, but it is all in one place in this book, so why recreate the wheel? This book gets right to the point, and the information is of depth and breadth. This book seems to provide enough starting points and information to provide the new professional with a secure foundation from which to build. I bought this book for two or three dollars so the low cost makes it even better! It is pretty rare to find a gem like this book for that price, so I am impressed with that as well. The layout is comprehensible and it is easy to read. I wish kindle allowed me to print pages from the book for a hard copy reference. If you are someone who likes to have a tangible guide to starting your business, the kindle version may not be for you. Either way, you could always take notes on the information that is most relevant to you. I am able to access kindle anywhere there is internet access, so it is nice in that regard. Therefore, I may access the contents of the book almost everywhere, so I don't need a tangible book.
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