Why NOW is the time to register with a makeup artist agency

4 May 2023 / Artisan People

If you love makeup and are a rather talented MUA, then you’re probably looking for ways of earning money from it. The good news is that you don’t have to have a formal qualification to find paid work as an MUA – which is why it’s important to register with a makeup artist agency, such as the Artisan People Group.

We are looking for MUAs who are great at what they do and are happy to pass on their knowledge to customers. You may have learnt your art from TikTok or YouTube and that’s fine. As long as you know how to match foundation, apply eye makeup, understand the best colours that work with skin tone, and are also comfortable applying makeup on other people, we’re interested in you!

And with professional experience under your belt, who knows where your career could lead you! So, all you need is a talent for makeup, an obsession with cosmetics, a passion for providing great customer service, and the backing of a great makeup artist agency!

Knowledge and passion

Being an independent makeup artist is a popular career choice these days. You may already have some personal clients, but need temporary work or a part time job that pays the bills while you either build up your own client base or look for the next step in your MUA career.

The popularity of becoming an independent makeup artist is ever-growing in the UK; however, going off on your own could mean struggling for clients and lacking a real professional and inspiring place to work.

Registering for work with a makeup artist agency therefore makes sense, as it’ll give you a way of earning money at the same time as opening up what could be an amazing opportunity to launch your professional career in cosmetics or as an MUA.

We have vacancies for makeup artists

We work with some of the best brands in the cosmetics industry and they’re always looking for talented makeup artists. We have retail opportunities available with luxury makeup brands in shops and department stores around London and the rest of the UK. Our clients include MAC, Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, YSL and Chanel, and they are always on the look-out for enthusiastic and knowledgeable MUAs who will provide customers with a great experience – in other words, you’ll treat everyone like they’re celebrities!

What can we offer you?


We pride ourselves on providing the best industry training in the business. All our candidates receive initial training in all aspects of working in the retail beauty industry, so you can hit the ground running as soon as you’re on the shop floor. We’ll make sure you’re fully trained on the products you’ll be selling, as well as the brand’s makeup style. We will also train you in customer service, customer care and how to use the technology you’ll be working with.

Our courses offer all the training and skills needed for candidates to be successful in the beauty retail industry.

Career progression

Getting permanent employment with one of the leading makeup brands isn’t easy. Jobs are much sought after and can attract hundreds of applications. MUAs therefore need to stand out from the crowd in order to be noticed. Agency work is a fantastic way of kick starting your career as it puts you in a great position to show a brand exactly what you’re capable of. It’s a great opportunity to make contacts with the right people so when a vacancy does arise, they’ll know you’re a great candidate for it. In the past, many of our staff in temporary roles have been offered permanent jobs with great brands, and have then progressed their way up the company. So you never know where a temporary job could lead!

Start your journey by getting in touch here.


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