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Make-up artists visually transform people using make-up, paint, wigs and other accessories to prepare them for photo shoots, filming, live performances and special events. Make-up artists work in many different environments, from spas and resorts to film and theater sets, and typically train both formally within a cosmetology program and independently. Job opportunities vary by industry and with individual work experience.
The duties and responsibilities differ from one job to another, as a makeup artist can work many types of jobs and environments. Here are some duties you might have as a makeup artist.
- Apply makeup, cosmetics, mascara, eyelash, lip liner, eye liner, powder etc.
- Shape eyebrow, lip line, hair, and facial hair.
- Style hair in different looks/hairdressing.
- Sketch different looks for a character.
- Read scripts and arrange sittings with director and producer to identify proper looks for characters.
- Makeup for different events like weddings, dates, funerals, etc.
- Makeup for bride, bridesmaids, and family members.
- Makeup trial for bride.
- Makeup for theater and TV/ film production.
- Special effects makeup using prosthetics, wigs, and other materials.
- Photograph final result for future reference.
- Buy cosmetics from vendors.
- Sell cosmetics to clients.
- Remove makeup from clothes.
- Remove makeup after performance/event.
Give advice to clients about maintaining hygiene after applying/removing makeup.
Interested candidates must have a minimum of Diploma in or any related field, professional qualification will be an added advantage.