How to Become a Professional Make Up Artist in Cameroon Without Going to School

Do you have the desire to become a professional makeup artist in Cameroon but don’t know how to go about it/where to start??? Have you Googled the “best makeup artistry courses in Cameroon” but didn’t find any result??? OR probably you have watched so many make DIY videos on YouTube to learn how to correctly apply your makeup like a Pro but you still can’t get it right.

Do you want to be able to apply several beautiful and stunning makeup looks?
Do you want to be able to understand how you can apply makeup with confidence and have some fun doing it?
Are you passionate or just curious about makeup?

If the above description sounds like you or if your answers to the above question is YES, then this article is definitely for you.

In this article, you will get all the necessary info to become a professional freelance make up artist in Cameroon within any sector including the television & film industry, bridal, editorial, and more.

If you have tried to apply make up over the years, but have had a hard time getting everything just right or tired of wearing just lipstick, this article is for you.

Summarily, you’ll find answers to questions aspiring makeup artists in Cameroon have such as:

  • How do i become a professional make up artist in Cameroon???
  • What type of education & training options do I have?
  • What’s in a professional makeup kit & how to build one in cost efficient ways??
  • How long do you have to go to school to become a makeup artist???
  • How long does it take to become a makeup artist???
  • How much does it cost to become a makeup artist???
    And much more!

In this 21st century, almost everybody can attest to the fact that a perfect make up application enhances beauty, helps the ladies to create the beauty looks they love, enhances their favorite features and encapsulate their individual definitions of beauty.

A skillful make up also enables ladies to command attention, build up self esteem and ultimately enable ladies to carry themselves with pride everywhere hence its often said that a lady is never fully dressed for an occasion/party without a good make up… And nothing comes in the way of a woman’s beauty. That’s why it’s not surprising that every other woman applies makeup every day.

The power of makeup is undeniable as the best makeup routines help the modern woman boost her confidence and face the world head on—no matter what the day has in store.

In the contemporary day and age, everyone is obsessed about their looks and the way social networks community will describe them. Women are seeking ways and means to enhance their beauty and appearance on photos and in the company of peers.

This unquenchable desire of the ladies to always look their best for an event or occasion, has created a profitable niche for the make up artists in Cameroon.

While some people, especially ladies hire the services of a professional makeup artist for special occasions like weddings, photo shoot and other formal events, others use on set of television, fashion shows, film sets to enhance the looks of their specific characters and generally to make people look good on television and cameras.

And how much do make up artists in Cameroon get paid???

Make up artists in Cameroon (most of which are freelancers) get paid very huge amount of money.

The cost of bridal makeup alone in Cameroon ranges from eighty to over a hundred and fifty thousand francs CFA and those make up artists with rich portfolio charge more.

Make up for film & television, fashion shows and celebrity make over are not cheap either.

The beauty of the profession lies in the fact that the Cameroonian make up artists (most of which are freelancers) can work almost everywhere hence their customer base is huge (not limited to people in a particular city) and the top make up artists (with rich portfolio) even stand a chance of winning international gigs worth millions of Francs CFA.

But do they deserve this huge amount of money???

Of course yes…and some don’t even bargain as the demand for their service is very high in Cameroon and the world at large.

If you have ever watched some of the YouTube DIY videos on how to apply make up, then you will easily agree with me that make up is an art that can take most ladies years to master (for the fast learners)…hence this gives make up artist relevance in any society.

There are steps on how to put on blush on the cheeks, how to put foundation on the face, how to put on lip stick on the lips, how to put on makeup on for eyes, from asian eyes to smokey eyes and countless other steps for other applications of makeup done to the face.

All the aforementioned skills can only be acquired via self-taught after years of trial and error hence so many people rather prefer to hire the professional make up artist to do a perfect job rather than trying to do it themselves and make a caricature of themselves on their wedding day or other special occasion.

In fact, next time someone says makeup application is easy, just show them a video of someone painting a whole picture on their face. Hence, Makeup professionals are called artists for a reason.

As an art, effective application of make up therefore requires a special training for you to be able to master the art within a short time frame.

Watching the YouTube videos of the Beauty Vloggers won’t turn you in to Pro overnight and without you wasting your makeup products.

You need an in depth hands on training with the tools of the trade under the close supervision of a professional Makeup artist.

Yes, when it comes to make-up application on the face, skillful application can make all the difference hence you need knowledge on how to effectively apply make up in order to become a Pro overnight and stay relevant in the beauty industry (and why not become a household name in the industry).

For an individual, applying your favorite products the correct way can do two things:

  • Help you achieve the beauty look you crave, and
  • Help you get the most out of your makeup.

If you often find that your makeup just doesn’t look right or doesn’t last as long as it should, it’s possible that you may not be taking the appropriate steps before applying it. There are certain tools and techniques that you need to take advantage of before you even begin to apply your makeup. These tools and techniques have long been closely protected industry trade secrets, but today, knowledge readily available for those that are interested in learning more about the best way to apply their makeup and get an airbrushed, glowing effect.

Hence whether your desire is to become a Professional free lance makeup artist in Cameroon or to learn how to apply your make up effectively, just a short course on make up application will turn you in to a Pro overnight without you going to a make up academy and the fee for the training is very affordable.

How to become a professional freelance makeup artist in Cameroon

Beginning a career in the beauty industry can seem overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be.

Wondering how long you have to go to school to become a makeup artist in Cameroon???

Like i mentioned earlier, nowadays you don’t need to go to a cosmetology school (i wonder if there is any in Cameroon), in order to become a professional makeup artist in Cameroon.

Yes you heard me right. You can become a professional makeup artist in Cameroon without going to school.

In this article, I’m going to introduce you to Queen Vee Makeup Training; a make up artistry course that will equip you with skills necessary to become a professional make up artist in Cameroon no matter your level.

Who this course is for:

  • Someone Who Wants To Know More About Makeup
  • Someone Who Wants To Know More About How To Create Several Beautiful Makeup Looks
  • Someone Who Is Curious To Know My Way of Putting Makeup On
  • Anyone Who Likes or Has An Interest For Makeup No Matter Your Level
  • Beginner makeup artists and makeup artists who want to go level up .
  • People who want to improve their own makeup skills .

These course will cover the following topics (in this makeup course you will learn:)

  • How to do simple makeup, night makeup, birthday, wedding makeup, photoshoot etc.
  • How to master and use makeup products according to your skin type
  • How to apply foundation and concealer.
  • Learn how to colour correct and hide skin blemishes
  • How to trim and shape your brows
  • How to apply false lashes.
  • How to draw a cat eye
  • How to do your eye makeup
  • Highlighting and contouring
  • Lip makeup
  • How apply your highlighter and blush
  • Beauty tips and ideas

From the aforementioned topics, we can easily deduced that this make up artistry course is for Cameroonians who have been researching about the following topics…

  • How to become a professional freelance makeup artist in Cameroon
  • How to become a makeup artist for celebrities
  • How to become a celebrity makeup artist in Cameroon
  • How to become a makeup artist for film and tv
  • How to become a makeup artist for actors
  • How to become a makeup artist on movie sets

Requirements for enrollment

  • You should be able to afford the fee (which is very affordable)
  • An Interest And/Or Passion To Learn About Makeup!
  • A Willingness To Have Fun!
  • No Matter Your Level, You’ll Have No Problems Following Along The Course
  • There are no special requirements for taking this course, however I strongly suggest that you should own basic brush kit and basic makeup products for practicing.
  • Optional: Find model for practicing the techniques.

NOTE: This make up artistry training will only equip you with the necessary skills to work as a professional makeup artist in Cameroon and to correctly apply make up on your face.

You won’t learn how to…

  • Starting a portfolio
  • How to get clients (market your services)
  • Pricing your services

Duration of Queen Vee Make Up training in Cameroon

The duration of the make up artistry course is 1 month (30 days).

So after a month you should to master the make up artistry and start making money as a professional freelance make up artist in Cameroon.

The course instructor; Ven Asong has been a professional freelance makeup artist in Cameroon since 2019. Her experience as a makeup artist ranges from weddings, ceremonies, parties, makeup for actors etc hence she has what it takes to enable you to master the art within the shortest time possible.

Frequently asked questions about becoming a Make up artist in Cameroon

  • How long do you have to go to school to become a makeup artist???

You don’t need to go to school to become a make up artist in Cameroon and neither do you need a certificate/a licence to become a make up artist in Cameroon.

While some makeup artists are self-taught and some other persons have undergone professional training, their services will continually be needed.

Depending on how fast you want to master the makeup artistry, you can decide to learn from the make up vlogs on YouTube (via self-taught which takes years) or you can master the art overnight by getting in in-depth hands on training from a professional make up artist.

  • How long does it take to become a makeup artist???

Like i mentioned if you decide to go master the make up art via self taught, it may take you at least 8 months to acquire the necessary skills (if you are a fast learner and very determine)…and for some people, it may take years.

If you take a make up artistry course (like this Queen Vee Make up), you can master the art and become a professional make up artist in Cameroon within 30 days.

  • How much does it cost to become a makeup artist in Cameroon???

If you decide to choose the self-taught option, it will cost you more money for you to actualize your dream of becoming a make up artist in Cameroon as you will need to waste make up on trials and errors.

With Queen Vee make up training in Cameroon, you can acquire the skills with just 55,OOOfrs (including the registration fee) and there’s no requirements to take the course, just an interest in makeup!.

If you just wish to learn how to apply make up for their personal need, it will cost you 45000frs (including the registration fee).

  • How Lucrative is Professional Make-up Artistry in Cameroon?

I will simply respond to this question by asking you to look up the top professional makeup artists in Cameroon (Facebeat Boulevard, Corine La-Star, Anyi Asonganyi of Ozi International), the longevity of their businesses and rate at which they work.

It is possible to depend fully on Makeup business as a sole means of survival.

The cost of bridal makeup alone ranges from thirty to over a hundred thousand francs. Make up for film and television, fashion shows and celebrity make over are not cheap either.

All you need in order to succeed in the beauty industry in Cameroon and the world at large, is just a rich portfolio.

So after you have acquired the skills necessary to become a make up artist, you can start building your portfolio by offering your services at affordable price to friends and publishing photos of your work on Facebook. You can also publish photos of yourself applying make to your clients.

After building a solid portfolio, you can start marketting your services on the social media networks (Facebook and Instagram) targeting clients in Cameroon (or those in a particular skills).

The Beauty and Makeup industry has come to stay as long as the ceremonies/parties don’t stop. The ever-increasing number of makeup artists and makeup studios we have in Cameroon will also confirm this fact.

  • Do i need to take a course in make up artistry in order to become a professional make up artist in Cameroon???

You don’t have to be a professional to apply makeup, but if you want to work in the field, you have to know how to go about it.

  • What’s the key function of a professional make up artist in Cameroon???

When you are a makeup artist you use your skills and “makeup as a tool to diminish flaws, enhance features, or totally transform an individual.” A professional could simply be one who, apart from an amateur, is paid for his or her work.


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