Becoming a Bridal Makeup Artist

Image: Model - Sophie Taylor, Makeup artist - Suzy Brandon
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Not everyone becoming a makeup artist wants or enjoys working within the ‘glitz and glamour’ industry of magazines, television, films and celebrities; which includes the not so glamorous long hours, tight schedules and tiring travel – lugging a huge kit around! Many makeup artists find the most rewarding aspect of their job to be working with everyday people who really appreciate their ability to help them look and feel special. If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, then becoming a wedding makeup artist is perfect for you!

Should becoming a bridal makeup artist be your chosen career, full or part time, then training is extremely important. There are a lot of tips and tricks to learn to ensure that every bride leaves happy (and continues to recommend you to others!). Creating a natural glowing look that lasts all day and brings out the natural beauty of every individual woman is not as simple as it appears. 

There are a wide range of make-up courses out there and it is hard to choose just one that will encompass everything you need to learn.  Most makeup courses tend to be 2 – 6 months long, take place in London and cover all industries of makeup artistry; high fashion/catwalk, editorial, special effects, etc. Such courses rarely spend more than a few days on bridal makeup artistry which is generally not very useful for someone wanting to focus on this area. Research the courses well in order to find one that will teach you all you need to know, and leave you feeling confident enough, to start your own successful business as a freelance bridal makeup artist. 

One highly recommended bridal makeup course is run by makeup artist Suzy Brandon  in private studios in the Sussex countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Suzy began her career assisting celebrity makeup artists; this allowed her to gain the valuable experience needed to branch out alone and work in areas such as television, music, fashion magazines and celebrities. After having her work noticed by an international wedding makeup artist she went on to train in this field, discovering it was her passion. Over time, Suzy built up her own bridal makeup business and subsequently launched her own wedding makeup course for those wishing to do the same. 

For more information on the course, prices and what it covers please visit the website www.suzybrandon.com. Email: suzybrandonmakeup@gmail.com or call 07912791601.