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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

  • $80,000

    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

72.4%

Unknown

16.5%

Male

11.1%
Ethnicity

White

56.6%

Hispanic or Latino

21.3%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.2%

French

8.1%

German

4.1%

Italian

4.0%

Russian

3.4%

Portuguese

3.3%

Arabic

3.0%

Japanese

2.7%

Mandarin

2.1%

Chinese

2.0%

Polish

1.9%

Cantonese

1.3%

Korean

1.3%

Swedish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Hindi

0.7%

Albanian

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Dutch

0.4%
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Makeup Artist Education

Schools

Empire Beauty School

14.9%

Aveda Institute

9.4%

The Academy

8.6%

Paul Mitchell-The School

8.2%

Make-up Designory

7.8%

Fashion Institute of Technology

6.5%

University of Phoenix

5.3%

The Beauty School

4.2%

Columbia College Chicago

4.0%

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

3.9%

Regency Beauty Institute

3.6%

Douglas Education Center

3.2%

Santa Monica College

2.8%

Nassau Community College

2.7%

Houston Community College

2.6%

Miami Dade College

2.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

2.6%

Arizona State University

2.5%

Montclair State University

2.5%

Academy of Art University

2.3%
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Majors

Cosmetology

29.7%

Business

14.6%

Graphic Design

6.1%

Communication

5.2%

Psychology

4.8%

Fine Arts

4.5%

Photography

3.6%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

3.6%

Marketing

3.5%

Nursing

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Education

2.5%

Theatre

2.5%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

English

2.1%

General Studies

2.1%

Management

2.0%

Health Care Administration

1.4%

Public Relations

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

39.4%

Bachelors

28.0%

Associate

12.9%

License

6.5%

Certificate

5.9%

Masters

4.6%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Highest Makeup Artist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Makeup Artist Deco Models, Inc. Miami Beach, FL Aug 20, 2013 $313,050 -
$521,750
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

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Top Skills for A Makeup Artist

  1. Makeup Application
  2. Customer Service
  3. Hair Extensions
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  • Educated and trained other coworkers on products and makeup application techniques
  • Worked as an inventory control specialist, customer service representative, and front office/ receptionist.
  • Experienced hair stylist providing full range of customized hair care services including hair extensions, wigs and braids.
  • Established and maintained relationships with clients Assisted clients with custom make-up application and provided product samples
  • Performed hair and make-up services, skin care consultations/recommendations, and full reception/sales floor responsibilities.

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