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How to Become a Makeup Artist in 3 Steps

how to become a makeup artist You can become a makeup artist in Austin, TX, or anywhere else in the US. Avenue Five Institute is here to help you accomplish your dreams!

Do things like endless eyeshadow pallets and transforming bad skin to seemingly good skin make you weak in the knees? Have you always loved makeup? Are you the go-to friend that everyone asks for makeup help? If you answer yes to any of these things… here’s how to become a makeup artist.

Three General Steps to Become a Makeup Artist

  1. Practice, practice, & practice some more!

Do anyone and everyone’s makeup; get experience on every eye shape, skin tone, etc. Offer to assist an established makeup artist to gain more practice and experience.

  1. Attend a makeup artist school

Attending makeup artist school can help you gain more experience, knowledge, and credibility.  Learn how to use new products, develop leading techniques, and gain hands-on experience applying makeup and working under experienced professionals.

  1. Build your brand

You can start making a name for yourself as a makeup artist as soon as today! Create social media accounts to profile your talents, partner up with established makeup artists in your area, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. In this business, one client can easily turn into many more simply through word of mouth.

Benefits of MUD Makeup Courses

At Avenue Five Institute, our Makeup Program is taught in partnership with Make-Up Designory (MUD). Founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California, MUD has firm roots in the beauty industry. Their innovative products and techniques, paired with our hands-on training take your skills to the next level.

Benefits include: 

  • Hands-on training
  • Experience working with real clients and models
  • Instructors are industry professionals with years of experience
  • Pick between part-time and full-time courses
  • Level 1 & Level 2 programs
  • Did we mention we were Modern Salon Magazine’s most awarded school in 2017? It’s true!


Attending Makeup Artist School

MUD Makeup Workshop Program at Avenue Five

Does your busy schedule have you worried about how you’ll find time to attend makeup artist school? We hear you, and we’re here to help. Our Austin makeup artist school offers convenient evening classes and part-time programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Enjoy enriching 8-week programs packed with hands-on training, industry guidance, and practical experience.

Learn more about our Makeup Artist School in Austin, TX

Attend MUD Workshops to Learn Even More

Workshops are a great way to pick up new skills and expand your services. Some of our upcoming MUD Makeup Workshops include teen/prom makeup, the smokey eye, and spooky Halloween looks.

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Disclosure: Avenue Five Institute’s make-up programs are taught as avocational courses, and are not accredited programs. These courses does not lead to licensure and are not intended to prepare graduates for specific employment. Avenue Five Institute does offer accredited programs, including Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Massage Therapy, which are designed to prepare graduates for licensure and employment. For federal consumer information about our accredited programs click here.