Skip navigation

Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance

Also called: Makeup Artist, Hair and Makeup Designer, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Commercial Makeup Artist

What they do:
Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
On the job, you would:
  • Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers in order to determine desired effects.
  • Duplicate work precisely in order to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
  • Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Innovation

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$64,450
per year, on average
Check out my state Local Salary Info Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about makeup artists, theatrical and performance.