A female Make Up Artist applying eye make up on a model for a fashion shoot

Make Up Artist

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

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

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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

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