Career Resources

Employers – Hire a Makeup Artist!

Students of Make Up First, LLC, have received the best training from the finest instructors from around the world. We are happy to assist you, through Artists by Make Up First®, LLC, in staffing any projects, from bridal to commercial to theatrical and all else requiring makeup artistry services. here to help. The agency will help staff your project or event, free of charge, to find the best makeup artist for your needs. To request an artist for your job, complete the form below.


For Alumni

Our agency, Artists by Make Up First®, LLC, offers guidance and graduate assistance. Career advisement is based upon the needs of the individual and is offered to students and graduates who are deemed to best fit the particular needs of the individual employer.

For current students and graduates, if you have not already done so, join our Facebook group, Official Make Up First® Students, Past and Current.


Where they are now?

We are proud that the vast majority of our former students are actively working in the makeup artist industry! While some of our former students have moved on to Los Angeles or New York, most of our students find themselves gainfully employed in the Chicago area. Our former students work in film, television, theater, spas, and also freelance as bridal and commercial makeup artists. Many of our current and former students work either part or full time in retail.

Virtually every M.A.C. counter in the Chicago area employs at least one former student—and that is no accident! Many large cosmetic companies, including Estee Lauder and Chanel, regularly visit us to recruit from our student population. Each year, we help staffed the makeup counters all over Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.