Where Do Makeup Artists Work?

Makeup artists can work in a variety of settings. Depending on the artist, they might create editorial styles, natural styles, bridal styles, or avant garde looks. Did you know that they can work on runways, behind the scenes at movies, and side by side with celebrities? Read more about these amazing jobs and the famous MUAs who do them!


  • Runways




    1. Makeup artists work hand in hand with fashion designers, models, and other artists to create some of your favorite looks. Here are a few notable makeup artists who have seen runways in their careers.

Pat McGrath

Pat has created legendary looks for famous photographers and magazines and has been a makeup artist for London Fashion Week.

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Aaron de Mey

Aaron is on hand for several celebs at this time, but can also be found as lead MUA backstage on the runway.

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Gucci Westman

Gucci has been doing the runway thing for almost two decades. #skills.

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  • Movies

We know deep down that most people know that makeup artists are found on movie sets, but did you know that they are probably the ones creating a creepy creature out of prosthetics? CGI isn’t the only thing out there creating monsters! Check out these amazing movie artists.

Rick Baker

Rick has been in the game for a while now, creating monsters for movies like Planet of the Apes (2001).

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Ve Neill

Ve has worked on movies you’ve heard of like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and The Hunger Games (2012). She has been nominated for Oscars for her work.

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  • Celebrity Artist

Did you know that your favorite celebrities usually have a personal makeup artist on hand most of their day? While they work with artists for photo shoots and other advertising, they also work with them on a daily basis for, you know, outings. Here are a few MUAs who work with celebs all the time. It’s safe to say that if you’re not following them on IG, you’re really missing out.

Charlotte Tillbury

Charlotte has worked with beautiful models like Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss, and Cara Delevingne.

Tom Pecheux

Tom has been found working with Victoria’s Secret Models. You could say we’re jealous.

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Sam Fine

Sam hangs out with big names in Hollywood like Queen Latifah, Naomi Campbell, and Vanessa Williams.

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Like the Sound of These Careers?

Is becoming a makeup artist your dream? It all starts with an education. Check out our Make-up Artistry programs! We offer level 1 and 2 courses that can teach you airbrush makeup, runway styles, and even studio makeup application. Are you ready to start on the path toward your dream? Contact us for more information

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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