MAKEUP JOBS

MAKEUP CAREER

  

Average Makeup Artist Salary
Is there money in the makeup industry?

Absolutely! With proper industry training and experience, your salary as a professional makeup artist has the potential to keep moving up.

On Average​

A makeup artist’s salary depends on education, experience, and field specialization. The average starting salary for a makeup artist working a steady hourly wage is between $27,000 and $35,000 USD.


 

Makeup Artist Job Opportunities A makeup artist can specialize in one or multiple areas, since there are varying fields within the makeup industry that all have different applications and techniques. 
These makeup artist job opportunities include:​

Performance Makeup​

TV and Film
Theater
Special FX

Fashion Makeup​

Runway
Editorial
High Fashion

Airbrush Makeup​

Bridal
Editorial
Photoshoots

Beauty Makeup

Cosmetic Companies
Spas and Salons
Makeup Counters

Glamour Makeup​

Prom
Celebrity Galas
Special Events

Bridal Makeup
Bridal Parties
Luxury Brides
Destination Brides


 

Freelancing​

A freelance makeup artist’s salary depends on how many clients and contracts he or she works on. The hourly rate of a freelance makeup artist depends on personal pricing, experience, makeup training, and location.


 

Fashion and Celebrity

Makeup artists working for fashion designers, cosmetic brands, and celebrities all have the potential to make $100,000 USD +


 

TV and Film

Working as a film and television makeup artist can provide an annual salary of about $60,000 to $90,000 USD.

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