Make-up Artistry Jobs

To be eligible for a make-up artistry job, you will need the relevant skills and experience.

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Make-up Artistry Jobs, Beauty Courses, The Learning GroupAs a make-up artist, you will be required to do detailed work, which means that you will also need to have good hand-eye co-ordination and an exceptional eye for detail.

Studying a course in make-up application can help you to acquire some of the skills that you will need to pursue a career in make-up artistry. At The Learning Group, we give you the opportunity to study make-up application via distance learning. If you study via distance learning, you can work (and gain practical experience) while you complete your course.


Our make-up application courses are as follows:

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The job market in the make-up industry is quite broad. You can work in the following positions:

  • As a make-up artist in a beauty salon (mainly doing make-up for formal events, dances, weddings, day wear, etc.)
  • As a make-up artist working alongside photographers (doing make-up for anybody who is going to be in a photo shoot)
  • As a make-up artist working on film or theatre sets (doing the make-up for actors and actresses)
  • As a make-up artist working in the fashion industry (doing the make-up for models)

A make-up artist can be required to:

  • Apply make-up to enhance appearances for special occasions.
  • Apply make-up to create certain effects or looks.
  • Apply make-up to hide blemishes and flaws.

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Tips for a make-up artist

Here are a few tips for every new or aspiring make-up artist:

  • Encourage your clients to wear sunscreen every day, even when it is cloudy.
  • Make sure that your clients understand the importance of removing their make-up before going to sleep.
  • If your mascara is dry and you are in a tight spot, add a few drops of water.
  • If your client has dry, flaky lips, advise him/her to exfoliate his/her lips once or twice a week with a toothbrush.

Professional make-up artists

A professional make-up artist is responsible for applying make-up on people for theatrical performances, television, film, fashion or modelling. His or her tasks can range from giving an actress a natural look to creating bruises and cuts for film or theatre. These make-up artistry jobs cannot be attained solely by studying a make-up course. Practical experience is of utter importance.

Make-up Artistry Jobs, Beauty Courses, The Learning Group

To be a professional make-up artist may seem very glamorous, but it is a very competitive industry and will require hard work and dedication. It is especially challenging if you aspire to work as a make-up artist in film or theatre. Even though this is a tough industry, it can be very rewarding as well. Seeing your hard work on stage or screen provides another level of fulfilment. There are two internationally-known awards that can be won for make-up and costume, namely The Academy Award and The Golden Globe. This just adds to the glamour of the job.

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