Primary responsibilities

Responsible for applying makeup and prosthetics to aesthetically enhance celebrities, performers, individuals, entertainers, or for special events such as weddings or dates. Work independently or with a team. May also style hair.

  • Apply makeup to clients using a color palette and different tools such as mascara, sponges, eyebrow shapers, lip liners, brushes, and applicators.
  • Work with clients to create various looks.
  • Work on theatrical productions, movie sets, photography shoots, backstage at concerts, or on television shows.
  • Apply makeup for big events including weddings, funerals, holidays, and outings.
  • Style hair according to makeup.
  • Set makeup with hairspray or other setting material.
  • Apply touchups as necessary.
  • Remove makeup from clothes if some is transferred.
  • Use photographs or models for reference when consulting with clients on ideal look.
  • Apply prosthetics on movie sets.
  • Read scripts to ascertain the materials and the look required.
  • Sketch designs for future looks.
  • Purchase cosmetics and applicators from vendors and negotiate prices.
  • Ensure makeup looks natural and well-applied under different lighting.
  • Match skin color to color palettes to determine best looks.
  • Teach makeup application to clients.
  • Suggest skin care routines.
  • Fit wigs and hairpieces.
  • Work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Wipe off makeup and reapply if client is unsatisfied.
  • Maintain awareness of health and safety issues and legislation.


  • Take a face and body picture and send a YouTube link video where you describe yourself.
  • Send pictures of makeup done for clients.
  • Outline steps to follow in applying makeup .
  • What advice or recommendation will you give to a client who insists on a particular type of makeup style which you think has side effects?
  • In a situation where a client shows you a picture of a particular style of makeup as what she wants, assuming it’s something you haven’t done before, what will be your best response to the client?


  • Certificate in makeup artistry.
  • SSCE certificate.
  • Ability to read and write English.


SALARY: 700GHC starting. Includes discounts on items purchased on