How To Be A Nigerian Makeup Artist

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February 21, 2016
N/B: These are just jokes. Well most of them anyway. We believe that you’ll use your spirit of discernment to separate the wheat from the chaff. Now let’s proceed. Makeup artists are loved and hated almost equally. It’s hard to tell if there’s a balance. We will agree that they give us goals, both obtainable and unobtainable ones. These are characteristic traits that we’ve noticed to be common among all of them.

1. It’s compulsory that you have an Instagram page. AND a Youtube channel too – if you mean serious business.

Twitter is optional, maybe Facebook. But Website is advisable.

2. Find a fancy name. It can be your real name. Then attach “MUA”, “Makeover” , “Beauty by”, “Makeup by” or “Looks” to it.

3. Every place is a potential photoshoot location.

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4. Beauty event happening tomorrow? You must attend.

5. You must be able to do this kind of eyebrow. So gather all your brow brushes, brow powder and concealer.

6. Your contour skills must be good. The face carving must be on point.

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7. You must be able to do makeup au naturel.

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8. Make sure you post before and after pictures of your clients. And they must be dramatic.

9. If you don’t know how to tie gele, you have not arrived!

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10. Clients will always tell you that you charge too much and to reduce your rates. Just tell them…

11. You will be broke sometimes, with no money in your Chanel bag. But you must still look fly AT ALL TIMES. Afterall looking good is your business.

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12. Some people will not to respect your hustle. But you’ll show them.

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Now go forth and slay!

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