A make-up artist (or ‘makeup artist’) is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetic for theatrical, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry.
Makeup Techniques For Make-Up Artist
Before The Makeup
Makeup artists must learn important skills even before picking up a sponge or brush. They learn to assess a client’s skin type, including coloring, condition and sensitivity.
Makeup artists learn to properly prepare the skin before applying makeup techniques, using cleaning, toning and moisturizing techniques for different skin types. They also learn how to alter makeup application for work, evening and other looks. They may go beyond the basics to learn how to apply makeup for high fashion runway looks, theatrical productions, bright and low light, and indoor and outdoor events.
Tools Of The Trade
The makeup professional uses many tools, from sponges, brushes and high-tech airbrushes to a wide range of makeup types. They may specialize in covering imperfections with makeup or covering tattoos with airbrushing.
Qualifications And Licensing
Makeup artists must have at least a high school diploma or GED, and most have also taken college courses or earned a certificate in cosmetology. It is also possible to learn makeup skills on the job. Some jobs require you to be licensed, however, and licensing requirements vary from state to state.
Fashion makeup is used in magazine photography as well as on the fashion runway. Fashion makeup is also commonly used in television and film ranging for the natural prime look to more sophisticated applications such as color balance.
Stage makeup is use for a method in conjunction with stage lighting to highlight the actors’ faces in order make expressions visible to the audience from moderate distances. This often includes the eyes and lips as well as the highlights and low lights of the facial bones.
Makeup Artists in Bollywood
In 1955 the Bollywood group Cine Costume Make-Up Artist & Hair Dressers’ Association created a rule that did not allow women to obtain memberships as makeup artists. However, in 2014 the Supreme Court of India ruled that this rule was in violation of the Indian constitutional guarantees granted under Article 14. The Court also found illegal the rule which mandated that for any artist, female or male, to work in the industry, they must have domicile status of five years in the state where they intend to work. In 2015 it was announced that Charu Khurana had become the first woman to be registered by the Cine Costume Make-Up Artist & Hair Dressers’ Association.
Special Makeup Effects
The use of special effects techniques physical features to exhibit metaphysical characteristics as well as fantasy makeup techniques. Leading makeup trends come from a woman who wears very little of it herself. One of the fashion and beauty world’s women and men.