Makeup Artist

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Makeup artists produce unique looks and encourage faith in their customers. They can work for movie sets, models, designers, a salon, brides, or regular customers. A makeup artist is responsible for changing the image of people physically by making up, painting, and using other accessories. Makeup artists may decide the right material and application through lighting, setting and physical facial characteristics.

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JOSIE LANE

Current position

Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.

 

Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in fashion, theatrical and media hair and make-up/ hair, make-up and prosthetics for performance/ media make-up and character design/ media make-up and special effects.

What you need to get started

  • By job shadowing and carrying out work experience assisting a make-up artist gain valuable insight, develop your portfolio, build a network of contacts and demonstrate your commitment to the profession.

Soft Skills

  • Originality

  • Confidence in own abilities

  • Diplomacy

  • Flexibility

  • Good communication

  • Time management

  • People Skills

  • Drive

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Patience

  • Management

Technical Skills

  • 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

  • Keeping up to date with available make-up and beauty products

  • Sourcing, budgeting and ordering materials and equipment from specialist suppliers

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