How to Become a Make Up Artist

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Make up is used a variety of fields to enhance appearance and the make up artistry field is constantly growing. Make up artists are trained professionals that apply make up and provide advice to individuals for a variety of purposes.


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What does a make up artist do?

Make up artists create make up and prosthetics for many different fields such as fashion, television, film, theatrical, magazines, modeling, photography, retail, the cosmetic industry, and other similar areas. They apply cosmetics and provide advice for applying the products at home. They also apply wigs and other things to help people achieve their desired look. They often apply make up to make people look younger or older, cover up flaws, or portray a specific character. Make up artists must understand the color and tone of their clients’ skin to apply the right type of make up. They must also be knowledgeable about possible negative effects of make up such as allergic reactions. Many make up artists perform make up applications for special occasions including weddings, fashion shows, school proms, and photo shoots.

What kind of training does a make up artist need?

Make up artists need at least a high school diploma. Many make up artists complete programs at community colleges and make up artistry, cosmetology, and technical and vocational schools. Specific training requirements vary greatly on position. Many make up artists gain practical experience by participating is performance environments and completing apprenticeships and internships. Make up artists that work as cosmetologists must be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state but often include minimum education and experience and passing a written examination. Make up artists must also stay current on the latest trends and advances and often attend workshops, seminars, and conferences.

What are the prospects for a career as a make up artist?

Employment of make up artists is projected to grow much faster as average, increasing 40% from 2006 to 2016 (1). The increased demand for professional make up application in a variety of settings will drive job growth.

Job prospects should be very good, but competition will be keen for high paying positions. Make up artists with extensive experience will have the best prospects. Job openings will also stem from the need to replace make up artists that retire, transfer, or leave the field for other reasons.

How much do make up artists make?

As of October 2009, make up artists with 1 to 4 years experience earned average annual salaries between $35,000 and $50,868 (2).

A career as a make up artist is a great choice for individuals with a strong passion for providing make up services to clients. Make up artists must be up to date on the current fashion and design trends and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills because they work with a variety of clients. Creativity, patience, flexibility, and confidences are also desirable skills.

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