Jun 28, 2012
I'm gonna be moving to australia soon and I was looking for jobs as a makeup artist for the beauty counters there, but all the ads say i have to be a "qualified" artist. does that mean that I have to study makeup in Ozz or will my foreign certificate do?
As long as you have a certificate and studied that makes you qualified :)
cool! thanks for the reply Melissa. I was also looking at youtube for australian makeup gurus but there doesn't seem to be many. do you have recommendations?
I actually follow one her name is Chloe morello :) havn't found many others
Jul 03, 2012
i love jodik76, she isn't a makeup artist as far as I can tell but she does a lot of product reviews, hauls, and very helpful videos :)
Aw kool :)
Jul 09, 2012
Hi Meg! I'm a makeup artist from Australia but I obtained my Makeup Artistry Diploma in Canada. That was 8yrs ago too, and I got a job at MAC with that diploma (along with other stuff)..so you'll be fine :)
Jul 14, 2012
wow! thanks Shanti for the info. I was getting ready to do schooling back in Manila before moving to Sydney. This info is so helpful :)
Hi Shanti, one more question. Is there like a MUA Association in Australia?
Hi meg whats your last name ?
Jul 17, 2012
Hey no worries mate! :) I'm sure there is, you're meaning like a Union right? There must be, but I'm not a member as I don't belong to an agency or anything yet. One day though! :)
Yeah don't worry about obtaining your credentials overseas. If you're looking for counter work here, they'd more than likely get you to do a trial makeup anyway where you can display the skills you have too. I no longer work for MAC, I freelance now and more often than not people are impressed with an international diploma. It helps, not hinders :) If you need any help when you get here, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm from Sydney so I'm happy to help you out however I can :)
Jul 18, 2012
Hi Jazmine, it's Bernardo.
Thanks again Shanti, that makes me feel so much better :)
Aug 10, 2012
Hey Meg, I am a UK MUA working her in Australia as everyone else has said you will be fine, when you get here you can try Momentum promotions http://www.momentumpromotions.com.a... and Benefit are always looking. My friend who is just a retail artist she works through Momentum and she works on different brands makeup counters through them. Good Aussie mua wise look at Molly Oakfield, Rae Morris, Vanessa Collins, they are all international, just gaining experience, assisting etc and networking will help when you come over here. Good luck hun x
Aug 12, 2012
Thanks Dollhousem, that certainly has got my confidence up. I've been practicing and playing with makeup since 2010, but I never went to school, so I wasn't sure if I had to do it there or I can do it while in Manila, just to show that I'm certified. I've done several photoshoots for photographer friends, all for free, but nothing major like magazines or the likes.
I will definitely look into Benefit and Mometum.
Hi Meg! Another couple of amazing Australian artists are Erin Bigg, Rachel Montgomery, jolina O'hare are all great inspiration :)
Jan 27, 2013
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