Movie Makeup Artist
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We are in search of a competent Movie Makeup Artist who is capable to create unique looks for our cast during different film projects. As movie makeup artists, you will be responsible for designing the looks of each character using authentic and genuine makeup products. You should also be familiar in using prosthetics to come up with special makeup effects.

If you are well-versed and detail-oriented in special makeup techniques, you are welcomed to apply for this post.


  • Coordinate with the lighting technicians and film directors to get briefed on the characters outlook and shooting settings.

  • Sketch out makeup looks for all the characters.

  • Calculate an estimated time required for makeup and inform the directors and actors well in advance.

  • Make use of authentic and genuine makeup products.

  • Coordinate with the hairstylists and costume designers to create cohesive looks of the actors.

  • Inform the production team about the products and tools required.

  • Ensure a consistent makeup style throughout the shooting of the film.

  • Store the products and tools properly.

  • Assist the actors to remove prosthetics and makeup.


  • Certification as a Professional Cosmetologist, Makeup or related fields.

  • Experience working as a Movie Makeup Artist in TV or films.

  • Portfolio is a must.

  • Sound know-how of a broad range of professional cosmetics.

  • Experience with different makeup styles, such as natural, contemporary and horror.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Flexibility to work for long hours.

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