Skills Required:

Job Responsibilities

  • Apply makeup to beautify, enhance or alter the features of people preparing for special occasions, movie productions and stage appearances.
  • Cleanse and exfoliate the skin as needed to prepare it for the application of makeup.
  • Analyze skin tones and facial features to determine what shades and types of makeup will be the best fit for each client.
  • Study each client’s skin type and select products that will not irritate the skin or contribute to breakouts.
  • Establish budgets for makeup, beauty supplies and tools, and ensure that all purchased supplies fit within budgetary restraints.
  • Duplicate work when dealing with the same clients on a regular basis to ensure conformity and consistency in their appearance.
  • Cooperate with production or stage officials and confer with other performers to achieve the desired effect when applying makeup.
  • Document specific looks by taking photos regularly and writing makeup sheets that can be referred to for future use.

Job Skills & Qualifications


  • Detailed knowledge of the latest products, services and industry techniques
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to obtain and maintain required licensing


  • Two or more years of experience in cosmetology or a related field