Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Makeup Artist is $18.57
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Makeup Artists?
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 $16.32 based on 17 salaries. An early career Makeup Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.67 based on 189 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Makeup Artists Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.