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Make-up ArtistAlternative titles

Kaitoi Whakapaipai Kanohi

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Cosmetic Consultant
Make-up Assistant

Make-up artists apply make-up to people to enhance or alter their appearance.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Make-up artists usually earn
per year

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
Year 2011
Year 2010
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities


Chances of getting a job are average for new make-up artists, but good for experienced workers.

How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Visual Arts

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Natalie Young using a make-up brush on her hand

Natalie Young getting ready to apply make-up on a client

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Updated 26 Nov 2013