Whether your dream is to work with the best backstage beauty gurus come fashion week, groom A-listers ahead of the red carpet or create gorgeous looks for brides on their big day, there’s one thing all makeup artists have in common: determination. Professional make-up artists are in great demand and can work in several industries. For example, if you qualify as a make-up professional you could find work on photographic shoots for fashion magazines or advertising agencies or as a personal artist to a TV presenter or celebrity. You could also assist on both TV or film shoots, work with stage make-up, or as a special-effects artist. Freelancing is a wonderful route to take if you prefer to be your own boss but to ensure a steady income you need to work hard to build up a name for yourself.