$19.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average rate for a Makeup Artist with Sales skills is $15.12 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

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.

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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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Key Stats for Makeup Artist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%

Experience Affects Makeup Artist Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%