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Make-up Artist

Kaitoi Whakapaipai Kanohi

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


Make-up artists who work in retail or salons usually earn

$32K-$62K per year

Make-up artists who work in TV or film usually earn

$42K-$200K per year

Source: The Makeup School, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a make-up artist are average for those new to the role, but good for experienced workers.
Natalie Young using a make-up brush on her hand

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

Last updated 20 June 2017