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Makeup Artists

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Any previous experience working with makeup in a volunteer or paid capacity will be useful for aspiring makeup artists. Patience and the ability to get along well with people are important for a makeup artist. Throughout a film production, the actors will spend many hours in the makeup chair. Though many actors will be easy to work with, you may have to put up with much irritability, as well as overwhelming egos. Producers and directors can also be difficult to work with. And, as you gain more experience, you may have more knowledge about filmmaking than some of the producers of the projects. This may put you in frustrating situations, and you may see time wasted in costly mistakes.

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