The average salary for a Makeup Artist is AED 93,962 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

AED 36,000 - AED 177,965
AED 180K
MEDIAN: AED 93,962
Salary AED 36,000 - AED 177,965
Bonus AED 1,965
Commission AED 6,500
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 41,106 - AED 195,498
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

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 97,544

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 98,000


Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 17%