Skills, interests and qualities

What skills do you need to become a makeup artist?

To become a make-up artist, you will need:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Product knowledge
  • Skincare knowledge
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • A tactful manner
  • Stamina, patience and concentration
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good punctuality and reliability
  • A willingness to work long hours when necessary
  • Good teamwork skills
  • An interest in current and historical fashions