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Makeup Artist Kit Checklist: MUA kit essentials

Crafting a comprehensive makeup artist kit is an art form in itself, one that requires a keen eye for quality, versatility, and budget management. As the founder of Real Beauty School and a seasoned makeup instructor at the Master Makeup Program, I’ve navigated the challenge of building a professional kit that doesn’t break the bank. …

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My Freelance Makeup Artist Kit (2024)

Hello! I’m a freelance makeup artist with more than 8 years of experience in the industry. And this year, 2024, I decided to REVAMP and re-build my freelance makeup artist kit, the best part? I documented everything! Here at Realbeautyschool.com, we teach makeup beginners and aspiring makeup artists all things about makeup, the business, and …

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What Exactly Does a Makeup Artist Do? A Day in the Life of a Makeup Artist

What is a Makeup Artist? (and What Do They Do?) A Makeup Artist is a person that applies makeup professionally for people. It could be for a special event, TV, or social events like weddings, prom, and also some offer private services for Hollywood stars or singers. A Makueup Artist or a MUA, as more …

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25 Fall Makeup Ideas (Trends, Colors, looks)

Hey there, beauties! It’s your friendly neighborhood beauty blogger, ready to spill the tea on all things fall makeup! So grab your pumpkin spice latte (or your favorite fall beverage), get cozy, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of autumn-inspired glam! As the leaves change their colors, so should your makeup routine! Fall is …

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The Best Foundation Kits for Makeup Artists ( Ranked by a MUA)

Hey there, makeup lovers! If you’re a makeup artist like me, then you know the foundation is the backbone of any makeup look. Without a solid foundation, your whole masterpiece could crumble faster than a soggy cookie. That’s why having a good foundation kit is crucial for any makeup artist worth their weight in beauty …

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Freelance Makeup Artist Contract Template By a MUA (PDF form)

As a professional makeup artist, I know first-hand the importance of having a written contract in place for every job I undertake. Whether it’s a bridal makeup trial or a photoshoot for a magazine, having a makeup contract PDF that outlines the terms and conditions of the job is essential. That’s why I’ve decided to …

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Color Theory for Makeup: A Helpful Guide

As a makeup professional, I’ve seen the transformative power of color firsthand. And when it comes to making the most of your beauty routine, understanding color theory is key. Whether you’re a makeup lover or an aspiring artist, knowing the basics of color theory can help you create looks that are balanced, beautiful, and totally …

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How to Mix Foundation Shades Like a Makeup Artist (Pro Guide)

How to Mix Foundation Shades Like a Makeup Artist (Pro Guide) Finding the right foundation shade can be a REAL struggle!! Even if you have a general idea of your skin tone, it’s pretty common to find that you got a foundation too dark or too light. This is where the art of foundation mixing …

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The Best Makeup for Dry Skin (Guide + Products)

Dry skin is a common problem that can make it challenging to apply makeup evenly. I personally do not have dry skin all year long, I have combo skin during the summer, but during the winter, it’s dry as hell. As a makeup lover and makeup professional, I have learned over the years that the …

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