Makeup artists work in different settings in both the entertainment and the creative industries. They can work on musical and filming theatres, televisions, fashion shows, salons and spas, and freelancing .They can work as a team or work as an individuals, for instance freelancing artists many at time work as individuals while those with a sizeable number of clients can work as a team in salons and in filming and production areas. In most cases, a professional makeup artist with long-term experience does prefer to work alone. On the other hand, the less experienced prefer to work under someone with enough experience in order to learn more.
A trainee fashion makeup artist would always prefer to work where other models practice modeling and also where the photoshoot is done. They also like working with photographers and the designers in order to learn as much as possible prior to the photo shoot. Film producers, theatrical producers, television producers, and commercial artists are required to be skilled on how to apply special effects and prosthetics to bring forth a clear and likable image. In the television industry, a makeup artist would have to contend with long working hours just like other media personnel. Those working on part-time basis and occasionally also have timings within which they are required to work. Their services may be needed for a day or some hours only. Those freelance makeup artists who work in fashion and special events in spas and in salons may work full-time or part-time according to their terms of service. Those freelance makeup artists who are independent do hire their own spaces and work independently.
Makeup artists are a very important part of the creative industry and for that reason; they have to work as a team with other artists to produce better results. Communication between the artist and the client is very vital in order to be able to understand what the client requires to be able to draft the makeup idea, and then inform other members of the team for action. The kits, cosmetics, and the tools for makeup should always be in place considering the colour variations and the photography process. Time is of great importance when it comes to makeup service. As a makeup artist, always be sure to keep time to achieve better results without necessarily doing things in a rush. Finally, uphold the highest degree health, safety, and sanitation standards in order to keep off from avoidable accidents or other health complications.
As a specialist makeup artist, punctuality and reliability must be a critical aspect of your daily practice. As a member of the team supporting an event, you cannot afford to be late. Always plan early and always be ready to receive positive or negative feedback from clients. Work on the negative feedback to maintain face, and always remember that personal hygiene cannot be compromised.