MAKEUP ARTIST in Lagos, Nigeria

at Newcastle Consults

Minimum Qualification
High School
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

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. 

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