A great way to see what's expected and what goes into booking those high paid makeup jobs or even to get more experience in the world of makeup, can be done through assisting.
What does ASSISTING consist of?
Most of the time, you are there to keep that makeup artist organized. You're cleaning brushes, you're prepping their work area. You're filling in where they may need a little help (ie: prepping their client, finishing an area (lipstick, mascara, pulling lashes and glue, etc). Basically, you're there as their physical organization system to keep them on track and time. Sometimes you maybe called upon to actually do a full makeup application. This is rarely a paid job. Your pay is usually the experience and tuteledge that you receive.
The Benefits of Assisting:
- You get hands on training in real world scenarios.:You get to see what being in the field is actually like.
- You may receive top notch recommendations.: Alot of times, the same artist you're assisting can recommend you for great jobs and opportunities.
- You get a realistic look of industry esthetics and expectations: You get to see whats expected of a working artist and can implement what you learn into what you do
- You get hands on extensive training: You're on set. you get to see how all the elements play a part into reaching the finished product.
- You get familiar with the industry. You network with celebrities, photographers, designers, etc. They may talk to you, they may not. But you get familiar with names and positions and can create a mental rolidex of people you aspire to work with.
- Building your kit: It shows you what other makeup artists have and if you are just starting out, it shows you what you may need in your own kit.
AS always LOVIES!!!! Talk to you soon. I hope that you take something positive away with you!!!! XOXO