How does a makeup artist on set of a tv show or movie know what makeup to do?

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  • Joe
    Lv 5
    6 months ago
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    First, he's a certified makeup guy. That means he studied the craft in school. Second, he always confers with the director and the two of them come up with ideas and looks they're going for, along with lighting and all.... and it's up to the makeup guy to ply his craft and use the skills he learned throughout his career. Easier than you might think if you are considering the career

  • 6 months ago

    they probably have some parameters and instructions

  • 6 months ago


  • 6 months ago

    Usually the director will talk about the sort of 'look' he wants, then they'll try something and see how it goes. If it's a movie they'll often test the look before they start shooting.

    If it's just a "beauty' face the artist knows how to work with your colors, face shape, etc to get the best look.

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