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Make-up Artist

Kaitoi Whakapaipai Kanohi

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Make-up artists apply make-up to enhance or alter people's appearances.


Pay rates for make-up artists vary depending on their ability, how often they work, and what type of work they do.

Source: careers.govt.nz research and The Makeup School, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a make-up artist are average for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.
A make-up artist holds a model's head with one hand and applies eyeliner with the other

Make-up artists work with clients to create the look they want

Last updated 20 November 2018