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Make Up Artists design and apply make up to actors, presenters and other performing artists.


  • applies and retouches make up during shootings and performances, including special effects make up such as scars and wounds.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Make Up Artist

  • You can work as a Make Up Artist without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. A certificate III, IV or diploma in beauty therapy might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate III in Make-Up

  • Interested in developing your digital skills? Try one of 2000 free online courses at

    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

Skills employers are looking for

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  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Photo Shoots

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