Become A Makeup Artist

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tamara studied at the renowned Greasepaint school of make up and spent a day with the students, showing some fashion looks and discussed how to become a successful makeup artist.


We had a chat with Tamara

It is very important to get the right training. The Iver Makeup Academy are in the top 3 in the country. All the staff and tutors moved from Greasepaint Makeup School when it closed. I was a dancer before I trained at Greasepaint and the reason I switched to this field of work is, I have always had a love of make up and fancied a career change.


Every day is very different, and no two days are the same.  I find the power of make up, the transformations, very interesting.  How you can completely change someone’s character.


Tough challenges I have faced are when you have to make really bad skin look good for the camera or perhaps a critical client who may not like what you have done.  All good experience though.


I have worked with Company Live, Burberry, Izmaylova, Google, YouTube, Country Club UK, Elle Malaysia, Marie Claire Taiwan, Hello Arabia.


Tips and advice  I would give are – work hard, have good communication skills, always be willing to learn something new and experiment!

Meet the Author
Tamsin Barbosa

Vice Principle

A well-respected makeup and hair artist specialising in film, Tamsin has over 30 years experience working on some of the biggest British and Hollywood releases in recent years.

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