Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT JOBS ARE AVAILABLE IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY?
Our graduates find work in many areas of artistry. Some freelance doing weddings and special events. Some own makeup businesses, or become national artists for major cosmetic companies. Some work with dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Others work with photographers, models, and designers doing makeup for print ads, catalogs, fashion magazines, music videos, and runway shows. Many artists work with celebrities and actors in the theater or work in film and television doing motion pictures, commercials, daytime television, sitcoms, reality shows, sports and news.
WHAT KIND OF MONEY CAN I MAKE AS A MAKEUP ARTIST?
The quality of your work and your commitment to excellence are two deciding factors; next is which industry you choose. The cosmetic retail industry is the entry level for many makeup artists. Many artists start at $12 - $26 per hour with or without sales commission. Artists doing bridal makeup make $75 - $1000 depending on location and the size of the bridal party. Production work is paid by "day rate" which averages between $250 - $1500 per day for Print, Video, and Runway work and between $400 - $850 per day for Film, (and time and ½ or double time for overtime).
DO YOU HELP GRADUATES WITH JOB PLACEMENT?
Dana King, our Director of Career Services will work one-on-one with you preparing you to obtain work as a professional makeup artist. Many employers contact our Career Services Department when they need an artist or a team of artists for an event. During your enrollment at Cosmix, you will learn how to market yourself, participate in on-campus interviews and begin building your professional portfolio. Upon successful graduation, you may attend career workshops, industry tradeshows and continuously communicate with the school for further support and assistance with career management.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you can, we encourage a visit to the school to meet with Rachel Peglow, our Admissions Director and tour our facility. You will learn about the various careers in makeup artistry. We will answer your questions and concerns. You will have a chance to observe classes in session and speak with other students. It is highly recommended that you speak with an Admissions Advisor prior to submitting your application to ensure that your educational desires meet your occupational goals.
HOW DO I GET ACCEPTED TO COSMIX?
You must first apply for acceptance and be interviewed by a member of our Admissions team. A strong desire to become a professional make-up artist is needed, and willingness to work hard and adhere to high standards. You may be interviewed in person or by phone to assess your interests, goals and abilities.
I HAVE MY OWN SET OF BRUSHES AND MAKEUP, DO I STILL NEED TO PAY MATERIAL FEES?
Material Fees cover photographic fees and materials, all makeup and special effects supplies used in class, and the Freelance Makeup Kit, Brush Kit, Airbrushing Machine, and Set Bag. Students are trained with the specific brushes and products in the school's kits. Due to sanitary concerns, no outside products may be added to your kit until you have completed the basic courses.
I'M AN OUT-OF-STATE STUDENT, WHAT HOUSING IS AVAILABLE?
Ft. Lauderdale beach is known as a vacation paradise, if you need further assistance you may contact our office for recommendations.