I really liked this blog for potential makeup-artists. Anyone makeup artists care to comment on this analysis? http://oneofus.net/2014/11/the-dos-and-donts-of-becoming-a-makeup-artist...
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Yes, pretty accurate. Indeed the market is over saturated full of people looking to make a quick buck and not dedicated to what it takes to work in tv and film. As well as foljs undercutting and charging what is equivalent to working a 9 to 5 job. And thats absolutely unacceptable and shouldnt be happening.
Genell- do you feel like the work suffers? Meaning undercutting brings in less talented artists?
Somewhat. I'd say it's a mixture between uneducated (not saying they need to go to a makeup school) but definitely need to seriously immerse themselves in the art of makeup. Undercutting which comes from artist just trying to get the gig or who think we'll if I charge this I can just do f gigs like this. When they are really bringing the standard pay down. So people that do the hiring think oh well if she did it for this why not you.
How incredibly frustrating for you. Completely understand.