Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Also called: Hair and Makeup Designer, Makeup Artist, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Special Makeup Effects Artist


  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • multimedia


    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways


Description: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • DatInf DigiMakeup
    Web page creation and editing software
  • Blogging software
  • Facebook
    Accounting software
  • Clear Books
  • Intuit QuickBooks


    certificate after high school
    no high school diploma/GED

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