The average salary for a Makeup Artist is AED 90,150 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

AED 24,875 - AED 172,971
AED 170K
MEDIAN: AED 90,150
Salary AED 24,875 - AED 172,971
Bonus AED 1,750
Commission AED 1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AED 29,087 - AED 187,029
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Makeup Artist

Makeup artists use cosmetic products to enhance natural beauty and create attractive looks that meet clients' needs. They work in a number of settings, such as demonstrations at makeup counters and trade shows, high-fashion makeup for runway models, theatrical makeup for film and stage productions, and movie special-effects makeup design. Depending on the makeup artist's niche, they may based in one location (such as a salon or makeup counter) or travel regularly to different locations. Makeup artists may work as freelance professionals or for an employer. Examples of freelance makeup artists' jobs might include a bride's makeup for weddings, actors' makeup for stage production, and models' makeup for fashion photographers print and catalog work. Makeup artists with a single employer might work at a specific salon or makeup counter, among other locations. These professionals may continually expand their clientele and specializations, creating opportunities for career advancement. Makeup artists must be able to adapt to clients' specific needs, such as if they have an allergic reaction to a certain cosmetic or if certain products aren't translating to film or photographing well.


Makeup Artist Tasks

  • Consult with clients, perform makeup demonstrations, and provide skin care consultations.
  • Sell makeup and cleansing products, and provide information and advice on cosmetic application.
  • Select makeup shades and products for individuals.

Makeup Artist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 95,461

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Makeup Artist

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Experience Affects Makeup Artist Salaries


National Average
AED 95,000


Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 24%