Make-up artist


Professional makeup artists work to provide clients with the kind of look they want to achieve by applying cosmetics. Depending on the kinds of clients they cater to, makeup artists can make a bride look truly blushing for her wedding day, make models ready for the cameras or create out-of-this world characters for movies and film.Makeup artists working in salons and beauty shops can prepare a person for special events like weddings, debuts and other special occasions by hiding flaws and highlighting her best features through the use of cosmetic products and application techniques. Fashion makeup artists, on the other hand, know how to apply makeup to fashion models so they will look stunning in pictures. For models who are going to walk the runway during fashion shows, makeup artists collaborate with the designer who decides on the look for all models. The more lucrative positions go to makeup artists who have the ability to create special effects. Through the use of makeup, they have the talent and skill to make creatures that only exist in our imagination come to life. From characters that give people the creeps in horror movies to aliens that look so realistic in science fiction films, makeup artists working in movie sets face different kinds of challenges than other makeup artists who enhance the look of people. These makeup artists are also responsible for making blood look very real and sick people look the way sick people are supposed to look. In order to create these visually-compelling images, they need to have knowledge of how these components and people actually look in real life. They also have to employ a lot of creativity and imagination into their work

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Some Make-up Artist work in a Saloon. Others work in Theater and Film Industry. Very many may work as Freelancer/self employed and so visit their Clients at their residence in order to make them up.

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