Makeup Artist Job Description

Makeup Artist Job Description

May 16th, 2019

Makeup Artists are beauty practitioners who offer general makeup services or work in prosthetic design. Their primary duties include enhancing facial aesthetics through makeup, creating custom looks for clients and working with actors on movie sets.

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We are looking for artistic candidates with excellent communication skills for the position of Makeup Artist. Makeup Artists are responsible for consulting with clients and creating custom looks based on their specifications, determining which materials and colors are the most suitable and having knowledge of different color palettes and design styles, among other duties.

Makeup Artists will need to create unique designs for their clients, requiring them to stay updated on the latest trends in fashion and beauty.

Makeup Artist Responsibilities:

  • Enhancing facial aesthetics through makeup.
  • Consulting with clients and creating custom looks based on their specifications.
  • Removing makeup after usage on film sets.
  • Working with actors on movie sets.
  • Taking lighting and setting into account when applying makeup.
  • Determining which materials and colors are the most suitable.
  • Designing FX prosthetics according to special effects requirements.
  • Working with costume designers, set designers and stylists to ensure consistency.
  • Having knowledge of different color palettes and design styles.
  • Maintaining an awareness of the latest trends in beauty.
  • Using models and fashion magazines as reference points.
  • Understanding what a film director wants a character to look like.
  • Having a diverse cosmetic toolkit.
  • Consulting clients on their skincare routines.
  • Operating within health and safety regulations.

Makeup Artist Requirements:

  • Experience in the beauty industry.
  • Experience with prosthetics for the film industry.
  • Understanding of stylistic elements of cinema, such as lighting.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Creative mindset.
  • Exceptional verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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