5 Make-up Artist Training Tips

5 Make-up Artist Training Tips Imagine it’s your first day as a trainee make-up artist – what a fabulous opportunity. You’ve been dreaming of this day and now it’s finally arrived. Naturally, you’re going to be nervous as well as excited. Will you know what to do?...

10 Top tips for the Creative Makeup and Hair Artist

10 Top tips for the Creative Makeup and Hair Artist What does it mean to be a creative make-up and hair artist? More importantly, what kind of work is available? See 10 Top Tips Being A Creative Make-up and Hair Artist Alongside the world of glamour and gore make-up,...

Training for school leavers who want a career in make-up

It’s that time of the year again – GCSE & A level results. Exciting and a relief for students who get what they hoped for, disappointing and worrying for those who don’t do so well. It’s worth remembering, though, that university...

Crowd Scene Make-up – The Bigger Picture

Crowd scenes in films are legendary and they can involve hundreds of people! There are war and battle scenes (Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia,Gladiator, Dunkirk and Hunger Games), crowds of spectators (Chariots of Fire), general gatherings in musicals (Mamma Mia) and...

Getting work as a make-up artist

So you’re got the very best make-up and hair training at Brushstroke and you’re flying solo. Now, how do you go about getting work as a make-up artist? We’ve got 5 top tips to help you get established in whichever field you choose to work – be...

Re-training as a make-up artist could be your best career move

Unhappy in your job? Chosen the wrong career path? It doesn’t have to be like that. Every day people decide to take charge of their lives and work towards a job that makes them happier and more fulfilled while earning a good living. Retraining as a make-up...

What makes a great make-up artist in 2021?

What Makes A Great Makeup Artist in 2021? We’ve been training people to be make-up artists for nearly 30 years. In that time we’ve learnt a lot about the job, the people and the industry. Essentially, we know what makes a great make-up artist. View Our...

Prosthetics Makeup Courses | Brushstroke Makeup School

Prosthetics Makeup Courses prosthetic makeup courses offer an exciting launchpad for makeup careers – whether in film, TV or stage. In this post we look at what prosthetic makeup means. We also look at how it differs from SFX makeup. We also look at how life...

Ben Hardy: the make-up artist helps me get in character

Ben Hardy – The make-up artist helps me get in character Actor Ben Hardy says “the makeup artist helps me get in character” but not just because they make him look the part he’s about to play. The makeup team also helps him prepare and get in...

Makeup Artist Training – The First Day

Make-up Artist Training – The First Day Imagine it’s your first day as a trainee make-up artist. What a fabulous opportunity. You’ve been dreaming of this day and now it’s finally arrived. Naturally, you’re going to be nervous as well as...