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Makeup Artist

36

Statewide
Job Postings
364th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
Not Available

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$8.08 - $9.16

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$13.34 - $47.22

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Makeup Artist - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 36 job postings for the occupation of Makeup Artist in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Makeup Artist. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

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What Makeup Artist Do:

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

Common Job Activities:

  • Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers to determine desired effects.
  • Duplicate work precisely to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
  • Apply makeup to enhance or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
  • Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.
  • Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
  • Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring to achieve specific color effects.
  • Cleanse and tone the skin to prepare it for makeup application.
  • Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character's appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene.
  • Assess performers' skin type to ensure that makeup will not cause break-outs or skin irritations.
  • Write makeup sheets and take photos to document specific looks and the products used to achieve the looks.
  • Examine sketches, photographs, and plaster models to obtain desired character image depiction.
  • Requisition or acquire needed materials for special effects, including wigs, beards, and special cosmetics.
  • Attach prostheses to performers and apply makeup to create special features or effects, such as scars, aging, or illness.
  • Evaluate environmental characteristics, such as venue size and lighting plans, to determine makeup requirements.
  • Design rubber or plastic prostheses that can be used to change performers' appearances.
  • Create character drawings or models, based upon independent research, to augment period production files.
  • Advise hairdressers on the hairstyles required for character parts.
  • Provide performers with makeup removal assistance after performances have been completed.
  • Study production information, such as character descriptions, period settings, and situations, to determine makeup requirements.
  • Wash and reset wigs.
  • Demonstrate products to clients, and provide instruction in makeup application.

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