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A make-up artist ensures that models, performers and presenters have suitable make-up and hairstyles before they appear in front of cameras or an audience.
This may be in a variety of settings, including:
Make-up artists interpret the make-up requirements of clients to produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation. This may involve very basic make-up for a TV presenter through to more complex period make-up or special effects.
The work involves creating images and characters through the medium of make-up, hairstyles and prosthetics according to a brief.
Depending on the nature of the job, make-up artists work alone, as assistants to a more senior colleague or as part of a make-up design team.
Typical work activities include:
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