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Working As A Makeup Artist

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

  • $71,260

    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

86.9%

Male

10.7%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

73.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

2.1%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.8%

French

9.2%

Italian

4.6%

German

4.6%

Arabic

4.6%

Russian

3.5%

Portuguese

2.7%

Japanese

2.7%

Mandarin

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.6%

Korean

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Swedish

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Greek

0.8%

Dutch

0.5%

Ukrainian

0.5%

Kazakh

0.5%
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Makeup Artist Education

Schools

Empire Beauty School

12.2%

Fashion Institute of Technology

10.8%

Aveda Institute

6.5%

Santa Monica College

6.5%

Paul Mitchell-The School

5.9%

University of Phoenix

5.6%

Make-up Designory

5.6%

Columbia College Chicago

4.7%

Houston Community College

4.5%

Regency Beauty Institute

4.3%

Howard University

4.3%

Liberty University

3.8%

Douglas Education Center

3.6%

Cerritos College

3.6%

Temple University

3.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.2%

University of Central Florida

2.9%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.9%

San Francisco State University

2.7%

Nassau Community College

2.7%
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Majors

Cosmetology

26.4%

Business

16.1%

Graphic Design

5.9%

Communication

5.3%

Psychology

4.8%

Fine Arts

4.2%

Marketing

3.9%

Photography

3.6%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

3.4%

Nursing

3.0%

Education

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

General Studies

2.4%

Theatre

2.4%

Criminal Justice

2.4%

English

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.3%

Management

2.1%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Public Relations

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

39.0%

Bachelors

29.5%

Associate

12.5%

License

6.0%

Certificate

5.9%

Masters

5.0%

Diploma

1.7%

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

HairCareProductsOutstandingCustomerServiceMake-UpApplicationMonthlySalesGoalsSkinCareProductsSalonServicesMake-UpArtistProductKnowledgePhotoShootsSpecialEventsMacCosmeticsFashionShowsSpaSpecialOccasionsRetailSalesPromotionalEventsSpecialEffectsMakeupMakeupServicesHairStylingCommunicationSkills

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Top Makeup Artist Skills

  1. Hair Care Products
  2. Outstanding Customer Service
  3. Make-Up Application
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Trained in Bumble and Bumble hair care products.
  • Provided outstanding customer service and was recognized by department and corporate awards.
  • Established and maintained relationships with clients Assisted clients with custom make-up application and provided product samples
  • Provided excellent customer service and achieved high daily and monthly sales goals.
  • Use of top brand cosmetics and skin care products during the trial and on the wedding day.

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