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5 Ways To Find Makeup Jobs When You’re Just Starting Out

September 15, 2021

Here’s the situation. You’ve worked incredibly hard, learnt so many new skills, practiced more than you’ve ever practiced before, and you’ve earned your MUA qualification! You should be so proud of yourself. However, if you’ve stumbled across this post, I’m sure you’re aware the journey doesn’t stop there. Suddenly, you’re out in the real world. […]

5 Ways To Find Makeup Jobs When You’re Just Starting Out
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Here’s the situation. You’ve worked incredibly hard, learnt so many new skills, practiced more than you’ve ever practiced before, and you’ve earned your MUA qualification! You should be so proud of yourself. However, if you’ve stumbled across this post, I’m sure you’re aware the journey doesn’t stop there. Suddenly, you’re out in the real world. You’ve got all these skills but no where to put them to use. Your educators are no longer there to hold your hand and you find yourself wondering how do I find a job as a makeup artist? Luckily we’re here to answer this question. In todays post, we are going to share 5 ways to find makeup jobs when you’re just starting out.

We know the feeling. You’re so close to your dream career that you can almost touch it! However, you can’t quite work out how to get over the final hurdle. Finding your first job as a makeup artist can be hard. You don’t have workplace experience to build upon, so your likes, dislikes, wants and boundaries might not be fully established. What’s more, you might not be exactly spoilt for choice.

If every job requires experience, how do you even get a job to begin with? I found myself asking that question A LOT.

A job that looked perfect, would soon be scratched off the list after a quick browse of the requirements section.

However, there are ways around this! Here are our 5 ways to find makeup jobs when you’re just starting out.

Keep Learning

You might have already earned your qualification by getting professional training (if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?!) but that doesn’t mean to stop there.

Whilst you’re waiting for the perfect job to come up its so important to keep learning.

Whether you want to brush up on the skills that you’ve learnt with an online course, or want to take your abilities one step further with 121 lessons – the more experience you have under your belt the better when it comes to that first job interview.

Build a Killer Website and Portfolio

Having a professional place to display some of the best looks you’ve created so far is always a good idea. Whether that’s a website or social media page – the choice is yours.

Putting a portfolio online can open you up to a range of new people – you never know who might stumble across it! Someone might love what you do, and keep you in mind if they need a makeup artist in the future.

If you are going down a freelance path, this could be a great way to get work by attracting new clients. Alternatively, if you’re looking for other makeup jobs – a portfolio is the perfect way to show your capabilities to the person hiring.

Grow Your Social Accounts

Speaking of social media – this free opportunity should not be overlooked!

Without charging a single penny, platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest can open you up to a new world of clientele. It’s a freelance MUA’s dream, with commenting and sharing by clients boosting your credibility as an artist. You can also post some of your favourite pictures to demonstrate just how talented you are!

Getting to grips with marketing can be hard, and don’t be afraid to ask for a little help. Stick around and continue reading if you want to find out how to get a little extra helping hand when it comes to growing your socials.

Check Different Job Websites

If you’re looking to work on professional shoots or get some hands on work beyond just freelancing… don’t overlook the job sites.

When you’re in the search of your first ever gig, here are a few websites to look out for.

Also consider checking the vacancies sections on the websites of businesses you’d be interested in working for. Whether that’s Selfridges, Misguided, or Pretty Little Thing, they will all have their own section of the web for these things.

Invest in your business with a business course

Investing in yourself is a scary thing, but if you want to get yourself in the best possible position for finding your dream job we think it’s a great decision.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out what works, what tools you need and how to run your business, this could be a great option to get your diary back to fully booked.


If you are looking for some help with your social media, or need the perfect business course to level up your business, consider looking into Glambitious!

The programme designed to help female entrepreneurs with a service based business, just like you, build traction, get organised and finally achieve their ambitions! Doing Makeup is fun, but so is getting paid to do what you love. 

We’ve been where you are now, we understand what it’s like trying to birth your business baby. We know the steps that will get you results (and also the ones that won’t).

We have kept this course as constructive (yet effective) as possible. No matter your experience you can start and grow your business all by yourself as an empowered entrepreneur, should you so wish.

Let us show you that success without overwhelm is possible, and things don’t have to be as hard as you think. We can help save you the headache and show you what it really takes to be getting your work noticed and having clients book your services constantly and consistently.

Ready to get one step closer to your dream makeup job… click HERE!

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