How much money could I earn in my Makeup Artistry career?
Have you ever wondered how much money you can make while working as a Makeup Artist? How much you can make in different parts of the industry? We have the inside scoop for you!
Your salary as a Makeup Artist can vary depending on what route you take. On average a Makeup Artist in the UK will make around £39,000 per year or £20 per hour. As a new Makeup Artist, a starting salary is around £26,500 a year, whereas a more experienced artist can make up to £45,000 + per year.
As a self-employed freelance Makeup Artist, you can choose your own price list. This depends on your skills, experience and the quality of your kit. The average price that is charged for a full face of makeup including lashes in Edinburgh is £45. The location you are based in also has a huge effect on your price list. If you work in a city your prices are more likely to be higher as you can charge a little extra due to the high demand there, whereas if you are just outside of the city, your prices and your competitors prices will tend to be slightly less than those working in the city.
There are so many different opportunities that can come by working as a Makeup Artist. The work you produce is unique and personal to you, but one thing all of us Makeup Artists have in common is our love and passion for the industry. Wherever you are in the world there is something out there for you.
Working as a movie makeup artist, working for TV and Film, you can earn between £59,000 – £73,000 per year. This is the highest paid job in the makeup industry. A celebrity Makeup Artist can earn between £48,000 – £68,000 a year, this is the second highest paid job within the makeup industry. Working in this part of the industry tends to be every makeup artists dream but it can be difficult to get there. A lot of hard work and determination is required to get your foot in the door.
A special effects makeup artist is another high paid job within the makeup world, you can make £53,700 – £60,000 a year. A special effects artist can work on TV, film, fashion, photography or theatre, there’s so many different environments you can work in while being a SFX makeup artist. This type of work requires a lot of skills, training and patients, a lot of artists that work in this field are qualified in SFX, something you can do here at GlamCandy.
Other careers within makeup are education, location artists, brand artists and networking and social media. Your salary will vary depending on what level you are working at, the company you are working for and which country you are working in. Overall, there is a lot of money that can be made in the makeup industry, it is all down to you. Start your makeup career with us here at GlamCandy and see where it takes you.