Is Makeup Artistry a good Career option?

Rakshanda Tiwari

I find a Career in Makeup Artistry very interesting. I want to first understand What a Career in Makeup Artistry entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Makeup Artistry. My research about a Career in Makeup Artistry became a lot more meaningful when I found:

Gayatri Dewan’s overview!

Gayatri Dewan has worked in Makeup Artistry for 12 years & 9 months. Gayatri Dewan has worked in Makeup Artistry as Owner & Stylist in Affinitiy Express. In Gayatri Dewan’s own words, this is how Gayatri Dewan got into Makeup Artistry: “After completing my education, I started my own Salon by the name of Mantra by Gayatri which became Affinity Express after joining hands with Affinity brand in Makeup and Hair. I am also working as a Stylist over there.” Gayatri Dewan has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Makeup Artistry

In a video, Gayatri Dewan has talked about various aspects of a Career in Makeup Artistry. Gayatri Dewan started by explaining Makeup Artistry as: “A make-up artist or makeup artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Makeup Artistry is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Makeup Artistry. Gayatri Dewan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Products
  • Skin Types
  • Makeup Tools
  • Application Techniques
  • Stepwise Procedures

Gayatri Dewan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Makeup Artistry:

  • Creativity & Imagination
  • Color Blending
  • Client Handling
  • Personal Grooming
  • Patience

Gayatri Dewan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Makeup Artistry:

  • Creative Satisfaction
  • Fame
  • Stay Updated
  • Stay Groomed

And, Gayatri Dewan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Makeup Artistry:

  • Precision
  • Negative Feedback
  • Time Management

In the final section of the video Gayatri Dewan 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:

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Makeup Artistry was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 — while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on:

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