Make-Up Artist

A Make-Up Artist is a person whose canvas is the human face and body. Make-Up artist enhance through application of cosmetics, prosthetics and adhesives to enhance the look of a person or to create new looks to suit the character of a Film, Theater or any performing Art. Make-up artist are integral part of any film industry. They can make an actress look like a princess or a haggard farmhand depending on the script of the film. Apart from that Make-up artist also have a lot of work to do in normal life as Bridal makeup artist or for fashion shows.

Career Options

  • - Film Make-up Artist - Entrepreneur - Salons - Make-up Artist for theatre and other performing arts - Make-up artist for Fashion Magazines - Photo Shoots - Fashion Shows

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum 10+2 with at least 60% marks

Personal Skills

  • - Creativity - Eye for aesthetics - Keen eye for finesse and details - Good knowledge of dynamic fashion and styles will always be an added advantage

Courses to be pursued

  • - Certificate in Cosmetology - Diploma in Beauty Culture and Cosmetology - M.Sc. Cosmetology - Post Graduate Diploma in Beauty Technology and Cosmetology - Certificate course in Make up and Hair Styling - Diploma course in Comprehensive Make-Up Artistry (CMA) - Post Graduate Diploma in Beauty

Top Colleges

  • JD Institute of Fashion Technology Address: JD, Hemu Arcade Opp. Vile Parle Station (W) Mumbai 400056 Phone: +91 22-2615 4949 Website:
  • Christine Valmy International Academy of Beauty Address: 6th floor, Times Square Building Western Express Highway Diagonally opp. WEH Metro Station Andheri East Mumbai Maharashtra 400069 Phone: 02226837716 Website:

Working Conditions

Make-up Artist is a highly competitive profession and success depends upon the quality and expertise of the person. One can work as a freelancer, Entrepreneur, Salon & Spa’s, Film Industry and performing arts, Fashion Industry.

Top Companies

  • L’Oreal Address: Senapati Bapat Marg Lower Parel Mumbai Maharashtra 400013 Phone: 02267003000 Website:
  • Lakme Address: Hindustan Unilever Limited Unilever House B. D. Sawant Marg Chakala Andheri (E) Mumbai 40009
  • Phone: +91223983 0000 Website:

Successful Persons

Ambika Pillai

Ambika Pillai is the well known name in Bridal Makeup Industry. She has won various awards and recognitions for her makeup. She has won awards like Vogue Best Make-up Artist Award 2011, Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards for Best Hair and Makeup Artist 2009 and Bharat Nirman Super Achievers Award 2007. Currently she is the owner of six successful salons, four in Delhi and one in Kochi and another in Trivandrum.

Subhash Shinde

Subhash Shinde is the famous and well known celebrity makeup artist of Bollywood Film Industry. He began his career in makeup at the age of 18. He has worked for various successful bollywood ventures, like Mary Kom, Sarabjit, Ramleela, Mom, Bhoomi, Haseena and many more. Alos, he has done various commercials. He is the first makeup artist in India to do both glamour and prosthetics.

Future Bright Program

Enhance Your Skills With Our Experts

Interactive School Platform

Stay Anywhere, Get Updates Everywhere

Get latest education news, career guidance, skill development programs, training programs, webinar and contest information.

To get a download link of the FairGaze App on your email, please fill your email id below:

Download App Google Play