Makeup and Hair

On location

What you do in the job?

A make up arist applies make up for two reasons. To make people look normal on camera (Skin tones usually come over pale and washed out on a video camer) or to enhance how people look, perhaps for period dramas, with character or special effects make up or Sci fi or medical injury make up.
(We are getting used to pale faced reality TV, but to look more natural the use of make up gives a warmer skin with a bit of colour added)

What qualities are required?

A course in make up design. Energy and stamina, good interpersonal skills, a creative approach to the work.

How you start and where you can go with it?

Starting as a Makeup Assistant, you will progress to take on more responsibility to become a Make Up Designer and perhaps a Make Up Supervisor and get your name on the credits! You may well go freelance after starting in a large TV company.

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