A make-up artist or makeup artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, filmmaking, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry.
Awards given for this profession in the entertainment industry include theAcademy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstylingand even several entertainment industry awards such as the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes. In the United States as well as the other parts of the globe, professional licenses are required by agencies in order for them to hire the MUA. Bigger production companieshave in-house makeup artists on their payroll although most MUA’s generally are freelance and their times remain flexible depending on the projects.The use of digital cameras may have made the use of bridal make up more popular.Fashion makeup is used in magazine photography as well as on the fashion runway.
This often includes defining the eyes and lips as well as the highlights and lowlights of the facial bones.Special make-up effects (FX makeup)Main article: Prosthetic makeupThe use of special effects techniques enhancing physical features to exhibitmetaphysical characteristics as well as fantasy makeup. The use of prosthetics and plaster casting are also required for projects that entails non-human appearances. Accents such as theatrical blood and ooze are also techniques applicable to this type of makeup.AirbrushingThe use of an airbrush which is a small air-operated device that sprays various media including alcohol and water-based makeup by a process of nebulization.