Makeup Artists often work long and irregular hours, depending on the needs of the job. You may begin work in the early morning long before filming / shooting begins, or work in the evenings for live TV, theatre or concerts.
You could work in TV or film studios, theatres, cruise ships or in temporary buildings and vehicles on location. You would be on your feet for several hours a day. Location work could be anywhere in the UK or overseas, so you may need to travel and stay away from home regularly, sometimes for long periods.
Some makeup artists find jobs in departments stores selling cosmetics, advising customers or giving lessons and makeovers.
You would be expected to build up your own make-up kit and take it to each job.