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Make-up Artists

Descriptions & Duties

  • Make-up Artists provide make up services to customers.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Make-up skills and knowledge

Make-up Artists must be able to master different make-up (e.g. day, night or banquet make-up) and design skills as required by customers.


Make-up Artists must keep up with the latest trends.

Customer-service knowledge and skills

Make-up Artists must have good customer-service skills to retain current customers and attracting new ones.

Time-management knowledge and skills

Time-management skills are important for Make-up Artists in scheduling appointments and providing services.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A relevant recognised diploma or foundation certificate, or equivalent


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $8,000-$10,000

Monthly Salary $16,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30 000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Make-up Artists may work indoor or outdoor based on customers' requirements and its nature of activities. Their work schedules include late evenings, weekends, and holidays and may work full time or part time. They also need to work long hours.


  • Makeup cases
  • Colour palettes
  • Contour sticks
  • Sponges
  • Brushes
  • Eyebrow pencils
  • Pencil shapeners
  • Eyelash curlers
  • Eyebrow tweezers
  • Lip liners
  • Fake eyelashes
  • Mascara

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