General InfoMakeup artists apply cosmetics, powders, paints, gels andother products to the faces of actors and performers.Use makeup to make sure guests look natural when theiron television screen .artists are always present on the sets of theatre productionsand during the filming of movies or television programmes.task is to see to it that the actors and presenters hair andmake-up are done correctly and touched up when necessary.also responsible for wigs, whiskers and special effects.work closely with directors, costume and lightingdesigners.
Salary Range$15,000 to $80,000 a year for most.Those who work in film tend to make more than those whowork in theatre.Makeup artists who are working in the movie industry, arethe highest earners among all.Average makeup artist salary ranges from $400 to $2000 ona daily basis.It basically depends on the type of client and the project andthe popularity of the makeup artist.
EducationCompletion of a post-secondary make-up artistry orcosmetology program is recommended.On-the-job training.Volunteering at a local theatre or television station is oneof the best ways to get experience and training as a makeupartist.successful completion of a Workplace HazardousMaterials Information System (WHMIS) course.Successful completion of several art courses.
Stress levelWork very long hours (especially in the beginning).Make-up artists may stand for many hours at their work.work under pressure to finish their work in a settimeframe.may be required to travel to fairly remote location shootsfor television or film.Lifting requirements are considerably more for artistswho also must carry items such as stools and lightingequipment
Job availabilityJob opportunities are high since there arenew actors and actresses for new movies.Artists who work in big cities tend to havemore job opportunities .There are many hair and makeup Artistsneeded in the united states (since there aremany celebrities).
Attributes and CompassionateAbilities creativity and imagination Good colour vision Communication skills Willing to continually upgrade knowledge and skills Respect Work many hours Energetic
Personal Attributes needed to be successful the ability to work independently and with others in a teamenvironment.the proper care and use of make-up and related equipment andaccessories such as wigs, and facial hair piecesMost importantly you have to know what you are doing. Why I want to be a Makeup Artist ? &What skills make me successful as a Makeup I love using cosmetics on other people. Artist? I have some experience on using cosmetics . I like to put different kinds of makeup on celebrities.