Is there money to be made from makeup? Are you talented enough? You may have been going back and forth with your plans of taking a beauty makeup masterclass in the past few months. Still, sometimes you get racked with doubt, especially since you will be investing your time, effort and money. Would it lead you to the path of a brighter future?
Financial stability is the goal of smart and future-oriented people.
There is no overlooking the importance of having sufficient money to create a comfortable life. On top of that, money is a constant variable in the success equation. It is instrumental in helping you pursue your dreams.
However, if you want economic success in this life, money is not all you need. You need another variable to sustain whatever monetary blessings may come your way. This other variable is “skill.”
With the smart application of your skill, you have the ability to conjure up the money you need for the financial stability you envision for yourself. It is also the sustaining factor in whatever profession you may end up in.
Makeup Skills are Among the Top Skills Worth Having
There are different kinds of skills that you can develop. However, over the last decade and since the boom of YouTube, the skill that has managed to shine the most is the skill in applying makeup.
Women and men have managed to create a strong income generator from “doing makeup.” And the even more wonderful thing about having the skills to do makeup is it does not require you to have attained a certain level of education to build a career out of it.
No matter what age you are, you can take a beauty makeup masterclass and use what you have learned to start earning money.
One example is the YouTube makeup guru, James Charles. He had just started high school when he started working as a professional makeup artist. Ditto with Mmmmitchell from Manchester, UK. He was only 18 years old when he began working as a full-time MUA and he currently travels across the globe to teach makeup.
Ways to Build a Financially Stable Life with Makeup
1. Offer your makeup services to family and friends
Various special life events demand the services of makeup artists. Weddings, grand birthday celebrations, anniversaries, and graduations are just some of the events that make professional makeup skills in demand.
Dedicating a few hours to providing makeup looks can earn you a significant amount of money. Start offering your expertise to the people close to you, as well as in your neighborhood or community as a side hustle.
2. Earn through social media
This is proving to be the most financially lucrative way to earn money as a makeup artist. You can use various social media platforms to prove you are a makeup authority and help people.
YouTube is the perfect place to share your talent through demos and tutorials. Blogging platforms, meanwhile, are the digital gathering places to discuss your makeup know-how and fall in the radar of other industry authorities. Instagram and Pinterest will let you show off your work and market to a vast audience.
Attract a solid following (which is quite easy if you are that artistically good with makeup), and start monetizing your social media accounts and you can earn an income every month.
3. Create a new career with your makeup skills
A lot of makeup gurus these days actually held different careers before establishing themselves as makeup pros. Some were models, teachers, broadcasters (like Emily Eddington), musicians, and theater actors, and they claim that working as makeup artists not only salvaged them from professional burnout but also financial setbacks.
Your makeup skills can do the same for you. The marvelous thing about being good with makeup is there are different ways you can use it to create a new job.
You can work as a teacher, become a product developer (like Marlena Stell of Makeup Geek), build a salon, offer your skills for magazines, TV, movie, and theater productions, work as a writer (Bobbi Brown’s books are always bestsellers), and even serve as a personal makeup artist to celebrities (celebrity makeup artists nowadays have become almost as popular as their clients).
Suffice it to say, makeup skills offer great potential in securing your financial future. They remain relevant through the changing seasons. Plus, they can earn you money even during economically troubled times as long as you explore its many potentials.
Therefore, if you are committed to building your finances as early as possible, develop your makeup skills through a makeup course now.
Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni’s creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper’s BAZAAR, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.