How do you pursue a Career in Makeup Artistry?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Makeup Artistry
There are many nuances of a Career in Makeup Artistry. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Makeup Artistry, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Makeup Artistry. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Makeup Artistry, I came across this amazing page: 

Simar Pannu's take!

With 4 years & 5 months of professional experience, Simar Pannu understands Makeup Artistry. Simar Pannu has worked in Makeup Artistry as Makeup Artist in Makeup by Simar Pannu. In Simar Pannu's own words, this is how Simar Pannu got into Makeup Artistry: "After completing BA LLB from Army Institute of Law, I satrted working at an international law firm Clifford Chance OSC Services which is based out of London and worked there for a year and then decided to pursue my passion which is makeup. I went to Delamar Academy in London which produced many famous makeup artists that were working in sitcoms like Game of Thrones." I searched Simar Pannu on Google and found this profile: 

Career Video on Makeup Artistry

In a video, Simar Pannu has talked about various aspects of a Career in Makeup Artistry. Simar Pannu started by explaining Makeup Artistry as: "A Makeup Artist can make your day. You need them for your Big Day, you need them for your Fashion show, TV of film. Everyone who looks good on TV, in camera or on person the person behind that is Makeup Artist." The video gave me so much food for thought.
It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Makeup Artistry, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Makeup Artistry. Simar Pannu touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Genres

  • Skin Types

  • Product Knowledge

  • Beauty Tools

  • Marketing

  • Contemporary Awareness

Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Simar Pannu then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Makeup Artistry:

  • Kit Preparation

  • Creativity

  • Communication

  • Spontaneity

  • Patience

  • Team Management

  • Time Management

  • Stress Management

  • Continuous Practice

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Simar Pannu believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Makeup Artistry:

  • Monetary Potential

  • Autonomy

  • Travel & Self Development

  • Recognition

  • Lifetime Memories

Challenges define a Career as much as the Positives of the same.
And, Simar Pannu believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Makeup Artistry:

  • Training Professionally

  • Handling Difficult Clients

  • Investment

  • Negotiations

In the final section of the video Simar Pannu talks about How a day goes in a Career in Makeup Artistry. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Makeup Artistry, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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