MAKE UP ARTIST in Lagos, Nigeria

at Fierryburning

Arts / Crafts
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Work with clients to create various looks.
  • Work on theatrical productions, movie sets, photography shoots, backstage at concerts, or on television shows.
  • Apply makeup for big events including weddings, funerals, holidays, and outings.
  • Style hair according to makeup.
  • Set makeup with hairspray or other setting material.
  • Apply touchups as necessary.
  • Remove makeup from clothes if some is transferred.
  • Use photographs or models for reference when consulting with clients on ideal look.
  • Apply prosthetics on movie sets.
  • Read scripts to ascertain the materials and the look required.
  • Sketch designs for future looks.
  • Purchase cosmetics and applicators from vendors and negotiate prices.
  • Ensure makeup looks natural and well-applied under different lighting.
  • Match skin color to color palettes to determine best looks.
  • Teach makeup application to clients.
  • Suggest skin care routines.
  • Fit wigs and hairpieces.
  • Work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Wipe off makeup and reapply if client is unsatisfied.


  • communicating with clients to clarify visual requirements;
  • studying the production - reading scripts to ascertain the materials and the look required, budget implications and identifying areas where research is required;
  • producing and sketching design ideas for hairstyles and make-up;
  • ensuring continuity in hair and make-up and liaising with other members of the design team to ensure the overall look/effect is consistent and coherent;
  • demonstrating and implementing a practical understanding of lighting, the photographic process, colours and the impact of special effects/make-up processes on the skin;
  • ensuring that appropriate action is taken to minimise unpleasant side effects from the use of specialist make-up/hairdressing techniques;
  • maintaining awareness of health and safety issues and legislation;
  • casting facial and body moulds and sculpting latex foam, known as prosthetics;
  • fitting and maintaining wigs, hairpieces and prosthetics;
  • hairdressing;


Minimum of OND

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