If you are a new makeup artist then an important tool to help you get a foot in the door, job wise, is a good makeup portfolio!
Your portfolio is a marketing tool, it allows you to showcase your work and skills while demonstrating your versatility to create different looks in different situations. A makeup portfolio can be put together online, electronically or hard copy but in my experience don't just opt for one format, go for several.
Electronic portfolios can be easily uploaded to social media sites or portfolio hosting sites like Purpleport, or equally shared with prospective employers via sites such as Dropbox; alternatively a CD Rom can be popped into a envelope along with your CV and a covering letter.
If however you are meeting up with a photographer or attending an interview for a job then you should always have a hard copy of your work. Invest in a good quality zipped ringbinder type folder, make sure photographs of your work are professional printed to A4 size with a glossy finish and section them together in appropriate categories to sho