The average hourly pay for a Makeup Artist is £9.37.
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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 a…Read more
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Makeup Artist
An entry-level Makeup Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £8.80 based on 32 salaries. An early career Makeup Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £9.10 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Makeup Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £10.07 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Makeup Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £10.00 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £26.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Makeup Artist in their job title in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh earn an average of 220.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Liverpool, England: Liverpool (113.4% more) and London, England: London (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (20.0% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (6.7% less).
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