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Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 39-5091.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 71,590.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 34.00
- Currently, there are 3,600 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance”.
Also Known As…
- Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
- Special Effects Makeup Artist
- Prosthetic Makeup Designer
- Makeup Artist
- Hair and Makeup Designer
- Commercial Makeup Artist
- Special Effects Designer
- Makeup Instructor
- Body Make-Up Artist
- Beauty Therapist
Tasks for “Special Effects Technician”
- Attach prostheses to performers and apply makeup to create special features or effects, such as scars, aging, or illness.
- Assess performers' skin type to ensure that makeup will not cause break-outs or skin irritations.
- Evaluate environmental characteristics, such as venue size and lighting plans, to determine makeup requirements.
- Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
- Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring to achieve specific color effects.
- Duplicate work precisely to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
- Design rubber or plastic prostheses that can be used to change performers' appearances.
- Cleanse and tone the skin to prepare it for makeup application.
- Provide performers with makeup removal assistance after performances have been completed.
- Wash and reset wigs.
- Requisition or acquire needed materials for special effects, including wigs, beards, and special cosmetics.
- Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character's appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene.
- Write makeup sheets and take photos to document specific looks and the products used to achieve the looks.
- Apply makeup to enhance or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
- Examine sketches, photographs, and plaster models to obtain desired character image depiction.
- Advise hairdressers on the hairstyles required for character parts.
- Demonstrate products to clients, and provide instruction in makeup application.
- Study production information, such as character descriptions, period settings, and situations, to determine makeup requirements.
- Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.
- Create character drawings or models, based upon independent research, to augment period production files.
- Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers to determine desired effects.
Related Technology & Tools
- Pro striper brushes
- Foundation brushes
- Lip brushes
- Makeup blending spatulas
- Laptop computers
- Brow brushes
- Fine detail brushes
- Colored contact lenses
- Makeup pencil sharpeners
- Mascara brushes
- Makeup application spatulas
- Rouge brushes
- Oval brushes
- Eyebrow combs
- Round brushes
- Mixing palettes
- Fan brushes
- Tablet computers
- Personal computers
- Chisel brushes
- Contour brushes
- Smudge brushes
- Flat brushes
- Dome brushes
- Digital still cameras
- Spritzer bottles
- Angle liners
- Airbrushing tools
- Eye shadow brushes
- Angle brushes
- Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
- Web browser software
- Blogging software
- Intuit QuickBooks
- DatInf DigiMakeup
- Client databases
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Excel
- Clear Books
- Appointment scheduling software
- Email software