make-up artist

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Who is a make-up artist and what do they do? A make-up artist and wigmaker designs masks and make-up for theatre or film characters, in line with the directors intentions, the plot circumstances and atmosphere, and the character itself.

What are the activities of the make-up artist? He/she also does mould casting for the masks. He/she fixes hairstyles, creates and dyes standard costume wigs as well as more elaborate wigs of different types.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In fashion houses and film studios. Unsocial working hours are a part of the job.

What tools/equipment do they use? Make up, cosmetics, wigs and wigmaking materials, and related hand tools, brushes, scissors, etc.

What do you need to succeed? You need training or secondary education, aesthetic awareness, concentration and manual skills.