Where do I begin
with my story of becoming a makeup artist?

…It was hardly a straight line, nor did I “want to be a makeup artist my whole life”. In fact I was once described as “the accidental makeup artist” because makeup artistry just kinda popped up while I was studying at UCLA.

20+ years on, I think it’s safe to say I love being a makeup artist. I’ve met and worked with people and had opportunities and experiences I’ve dreamed of.

However, the road early on was certainly rocky. I worked on some fun initial projects, but turning makeup artistry into an actual career? Yeah…Not so much.

Turns out working in the ‘Biz is hard work, and even after going to makeup school there was a lot that I didn’t know. It took many starts, stops, and re-calibrations to actually find my place in “the ‘Biz”. Trust me, I understand the struggle.

Where my makeup work has been seen:

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makeup to go makeuptogoblog tania d russell makeup artist media educator makeup lessons beauty expert
makeup to go makeuptogoblog tania d russell makeup artist media educator makeup lessons beauty expert
makeup to go makeuptogoblog tania d russell makeup artist media educator makeup lessons beauty expert
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Let’s be real: There is an insane amount of information out there about being a makeup artist.

When I first started Makeup to Go that wasn’t the case at all. Back then, few artists shared their knowledge and experiences of what it’s like to actually work in the ‘Biz.

What I find nowadays is – while there is a lot of content being shared – there’s still not a lot of real-world knowledge that will truly move the needle in a media makeup career. There’s a fair amount of information about other aspects of the industry, but when it comes to working on-set people seem to be winging it.

Makeup to Go empowers new, emerging, and/or pivoting artists to bridge the gap between wanting to be a media makeup artist and having a meaningful, long-term career.

6-figure careers don’t just happen, but I can show you a real path to working on meaningful projects that build into a real career not just a series of random gigs.

Understanding the art and craft of pro media makeup artistry, and positioning your presentation in alignment with your artistic vision will enable you to consistently land real jobs, with real clients, at real rates.

MAKEUP TO GO

is dedicated to the Art and Craft of makeup.

MAKEUP TO Go

is about Techniques not just trends.

MAKEUP TO GO

believes Diversity is requisite in all aspects of the makeup industry.

MAKEUP TO GO

believes Elevated Artistry is reflected in your entire approach, and that being a Pro is more than just collecting a Paycheck.
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