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Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists

Apply makeup to performers.

Quick Facts


National Data
$23.49 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  37%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Design costumes or cosmetic effects for characters.
  • Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
  • Collaborate with others to determine production details.
  • Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin.
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Job Title Examples:

Hair and Makeup Designer
Prosthetic Makeup Designer
Special Effects Makeup Artist

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