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Working As A Makeup Artist

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  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Stressful

  • $97,520

    Average Salary

What Does A Makeup Artist Do

A Makeup Artist ensures that models, performers, and presenters have suitable makeup and hairstyles before they appear in front of cameras or an audience. They usually are hired by the entertainment and media industries.

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Makeup Artist Demographics

Gender

Female

86.7%

Male

10.8%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

54.4%

Hispanic or Latino

22.9%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

4.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.4%

French

8.9%

Italian

4.9%

Arabic

4.3%

German

4.0%

Russian

3.7%

Japanese

3.7%

Portuguese

2.9%

Chinese

2.3%

Korean

2.0%

Vietnamese

1.4%

Mandarin

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Swedish

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Hindi

0.9%

Albanian

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Khmer

0.6%
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Makeup Artist Education

Schools

Empire Beauty School

14.5%

Fashion Institute of Technology

11.7%

Aveda Institute

6.3%

Santa Monica College

6.3%

University of Phoenix

5.6%

Make-up Designory

5.6%

Paul Mitchell-The School

5.1%

Columbia College Chicago

4.9%

Howard University

4.2%

Douglas Education Center

4.0%

Regency Beauty Institute

4.0%

Temple University

3.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.3%

Liberty University

3.3%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.3%

San Francisco State University

3.0%

The Academy

3.0%

Cerritos College

3.0%

Houston Community College

2.8%

University of Memphis

2.8%
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Majors

Cosmetology

25.8%

Business

15.9%

Graphic Design

6.1%

Communication

5.8%

Psychology

4.9%

Fine Arts

4.6%

Photography

3.9%

Marketing

3.9%

Education

3.1%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

3.0%

Nursing

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Theatre

2.6%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

English

2.4%

General Studies

2.2%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Public Relations

1.8%

Management

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

39.5%

Bachelors

29.5%

Associate

12.3%

License

5.8%

Certificate

5.7%

Masters

5.1%

Diploma

1.8%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Makeup Artist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Hair and Makeup Artist LUXE Artist Management Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2010 $102,024 -
$200,000
Makeup Artist Edge Clothing, Inc. Vernon, CA Jul 19, 2012 $86,070
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance Spectral Motion, Inc. Glendale, CA Aug 16, 2012 $86,070
Hair and Makeup Artist LUXE Artist Management Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2010 $83,262 -
$200,000
Hair and Makeup Artist LUXE Artist Management Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2010 $80,392 -
$200,000
Hair and Makeup Artist LUXE Artist Management Los Angeles, CA Jun 01, 2010 $80,000 -
$200,000
Hair and Makeup Artist LUXE Artist Management Los Angeles, CA Jul 01, 2010 $80,000 -
$200,000
Hair and Makeup Artist LUXE Artist Management Los Angeles, CA Sep 01, 2010 $80,000 -
$200,000
Make-Up Artist Instructor ASM Beauty World Academy Davie, FL Sep 03, 2016 $56,618

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Top Skills for A Makeup Artist

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  1. Makeup
  2. Customer Service
  3. Hair Extensions
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide full cosmetic services including mini-facials, makeup application, clientele record keeping, communicate promotions and events.
  • Booked appointments Product recommendation Cash handling Maintained inventory Customer Service sales/makeup artist Inbound/outbound calls
  • Provided airbrush tanning, airbrush makeup, hair extensions, lash extensions, and up-dos.
  • Develop highly empathetic client relationships and earn reputation for exceeding sales goals.
  • Detail oriented, product and skin care knowledge to execute realistic lifestyle compatibility.

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