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ImageMake-up Artist

Presented by Chester Cheung, Irene Mo, Lily Lam, Sindy Li

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  • Introduction

  • Nature of work

  • Career path

  • Video of Real Workplace

  • Goals of success!

  • Survey analysis

  • Tips!

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Introduction: Why choose such a career?

  • MaxFactor: Zing

    • Appear in the advertisement

    • Makeup artist social status

  • Hit career among women in Taiwan

    • Listed in Top 25 (育惠 , TOP 25女性熱門工作排行榜)

  • = make-up + image design

    • Do > makeup artist

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Purpose of the Project

  • Know more about the career

    • Interview with Pauline Tsang & Peggy Chan

  • Introduce it to someone who are interested in joining make-up industry

  • Tips!

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Nature of Work - Description

  • aiming to help people to enhance/alter their appearance

  • From make-up to fashion and photographic models, actors in television productions, brides

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  • To prepare the skin for make-up application and remove make-up as required

  • To consult with clients, actors, producers or directors about the required look

  • To produce special effects such as ageing, illness, scars and bruising

  • To advise hairdressers on the hairstyle required for character parts.

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Working place

  • Television and film studios, Hairdressing/beauty salons, make-up salon

  • Usually indoor

  • outdoors if working on location for film and television productions

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  • make-up products:

    • Foundation

    • Eye-shadow

    • Mascara

    • Lipstick and blusher, etc.

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Working hours

  • Flexible, irregular

  • Depends on job nature

  • Magazine cover photo shoots: shorter time (3-5 hours per job)

  • working in film or television programme production: long and irregular hours (>9hours per job)

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Working withPeople

  • face-to-face contact with their clients, HR staff to discuss the required and expected image .

  • They may also have contact with hairdressers, photographers, actors, directors, producers and other film or television crew.

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  • adore beauty

  • have the sense of beauty, color matching, clothes’ mix and match

  • innovation

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Other requirements

  • familiar with the ever up-to-date styling and fashion trend

  • willing to work over shifts

  • have great physical strength

  • have good communication skill

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Additional skills

  • Hair styling skill

  • Nail art

  • Putonghua

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Let’s explore the world of an freelance Image Make-up artist…Pauline Tsang!

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How makeup can work?



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Stage 1: Store/counter make-up artist

Professional make-up & hair styling techniques course


Advanced Bridal make-up course

Stage 2: Bride make-up artist

Advanced stage & media make-up image course

Stage 3: Magazine/ advertisement/ fashion show make-up artist

Master grade all round course

Stage 4: Super star/model or imaging make-up artist

International professional diploma course

Stage 5: International professional make-up artist/ make-up teacher

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1. Store/counter make-up artist

  • Finish ‘Professional make-up & hair styling techniques course’

  • employed by make-up companies and work as beauty store/ counter make-up artists

  • stay at the store

  • participate in the company’s promotion activities

  • job duties include helping customers to choose the suitable products, teaching basic make-up techniques, promoting the products to customers

  • Important to have good communication skill, interpersonal skill and promotion skill

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2. Bride make-up artist

  • finish the ‘Advanced bridal make-up course’.

  • can work full-time or part-time

  • Full-time artists can be employed by ‘wedding companies’

  • For part-time artists

    • leave their portfolio containing their own make-up design to various companies

    • Negotiate with the company about the income

    • should good at hair styling and also nail art

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3. Magazine/ advertisement/ fashion show make-up artist

  • finish the ‘Advanced stage & media make-up image course’

  • recommended to participate in certain simple advertising make-up

  • have opportunities to build up their reputation in advertising industry.

  • should be well prepared

    • keep abreast of the latest make-up trend or even need to predict the future trend

    • familiar with the latest make-up products as they may be asked to demonstrate those products.

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4. Super star/model or image make-up artist

  • finish the ‘Master grade all round course’

  • have ample chances to meet super stars after being advertisement/ magazine make-up artists

  • may be employed by those stars if they like the designs.

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5. International Professional make-up artist/ make-up teacher

  • take those advanced diploma courses such as ITEC, CIBTAC which are internationally recognized

  • choose to teach make-up techniques to fallow students.

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Other job opportunities: teacher

  • can work as freelancer

    • income is unstable, depending on the number of jobs per month

    • have more freedom and having a more balanced lifestyle

    • job nature is only recommended for those famous make-up artists.

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Salary of make-up artist teacher

  • store/ counter make-up artist $ 15000 per month

  • a part-time bride make-up artist about $ 1000 per job

  • magazine/ advertisement make-up artist about $ 3000-8000 per job

  • employed by superstar over $ 100000 each month

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Make-up School/ Organization teacher

  • Beauty Tech Tel no: 2574 4418

  • Esther Beauty & Fitness College Tel no: 2722 6773

  • VOGUE it is Tel no: 8202 0930

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Tips for choosing a right school! teacher

  • Choose the school that will recommend students to join shows organized by other companies.

  • To check those school teachers if they have been employed by superstars

  • Be aware that the school has cooperated with some big companies.

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Goals of Success teacher

  • Sense of achievement

  • Many different measures

  • Tremendous effort to reach high in career

  • Direct Vs Indirect goals

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Direct Measures of Success (1) teacher

  • Huge profit (i.e. MONEY)

  • project-based

    • Hours to months, or even years!

    • E.g. single shoot in studio, large scale movie

  • Great deviations

  • More famous = More expensive

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Direct Measures of Success (2) teacher

  • Professional Awards

    • Hollywood Makeup Artist & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

    • British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)

    • Grammy Awards

  • Internationally-recognized honors

  • Very strong index!

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Direct Measures of Success (3) teacher

  • As makeup Teacher/School establisher

  • Passing knowledge to fellow members in the industry

  • Abundant amount of experience is a must

    • Decades of working history

    • Very talented and gifted

  • Local/Abroad

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Indirect teacher Measures of Success (1)

  • Popularity

    • Exposure in TV advertisement

    • Composer of magazine columns

  • Influencing others with daily life

    • Image, words, speech

  • Ultimately…

    • Global makeup trend builder/leader

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Indirect teacher Measures of Success (2)

  • Friendship

  • Typical service industry

    • Large pool of clients from ALL walks

    • Colleagues of different nationality

      • Movie director in Singapore, Model from France…

  • Size of Interpersonal Network

    • Identification of own success

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Factors leading to success teacher

  • Basic factors

    • Good judgment of beauty

    • Talents in arts

    • Willing to product artwork

  • Deep passion in makeup industry

    • With open mindset and bright personality

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Factors leading to success teacher

  • Well prepared to work in highly demanding and dynamic industry

    • Rapid-changing NEW knowledge and trends everyday…

  • All-rounder

    • Knowledge of skin care, fashion design, photography…

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Q. Quality do u think image makeup artist should have? teacher

Friendly outgoing personality:

Important too!!


High level of artistic ability

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Q. Salary teacher


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Q. What to worry about? teacher


Unstable income

Can’t sustain long

Irregular working hour



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Survey & findings: teacher

  • Online Survey (12th March – 12th April )

  • Objective

    • To investigate the views of youngsters towards the career of Image make-up artist

  • Received 90 respondents’ completed surveys

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Views on whether this career is expanding in HK teacher

  • Most of the respondents (65%) did not know much about the current market & job opportunities of image make-up artist.

  • 20% of respondents agreed that this career was expanding whereas 15% disagreed.

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Views on the Prospects of Image make-up artist teacher

  • There was 60% of respondents showed neutral (‘3’) as their views on the prospects of being an image make-up artist

  • 20% of respondents showed that they were quite optimistic (‘2’) about the prospects of this career.

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Tips for New Comers teacher

  • Not just a feminine and girlish industry

  • Many successful artists are MALE~

    • Special judgment of beauty

    • More creative

    • Bring new effects and stimulations

    • Irregular hours, harsh environment

    • Should be patient and detailed minded

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  • Good Financial Support teacher

    • Big investment before and on the way

    • School fees, materials, books…

  • Be Humble

    • Willing to work under harsh environment and for low-paid job esp. at the beginning

    • Learn from experience

    • Portfolio

  • Balance of life

    • Dynamic and demanding

    • Relaxation