Make-up artists apply make-up to fashion and photographic models, actors and other performers involved in stage, film and television productions, as well as brides and other clients for special occasions.
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Make-up artists may perform the following tasks:
prepare the skin for make-up application and remove make-up as required
demonstrate cosmetic products to clients
instruct clients about make-up application
apply a wide variety of professional make-up products
design wigs, beards, masks and prosthetics (artificial body parts) and apply them to achieve an appropriate character appearance
use make-up to produce effects such as ageing, illness, scars and bruising
alter or maintain make-up during productions to ensure the continuity of a performer’s appearance
advise hairdressers on the hairstyle required for character parts.
good colour perception
patience and tact
good communication skills
good hand-eye coordination
able to work under pressure