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Makeup artist resume sample

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Jobs for makeup artists are projected to grow by 13% (or 87,600 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaFloridaNew YorkPennsylvania, and Texas; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityChicagoMinneapolisLos Angeles, and Boston.   

As a makeup artist, you can expect to earn a median wage of $24,900 per year, or $11.97 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can search for makeup artist jobs on Monster.

Makeup artist resume template

Shane Holland
Sometown, CA 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | | Portfolio URL | Instagram

professional Makeup Artist

Licensed Cosmetologist Specializing in Makeup Artistry for Women of All Ages and Ethnicities

Beauty industry pro whose career includes TV network, film studio, print and runway work with professional actors, models, designers and photographers. Extensive experience enhancing the natural beauty of private clients, from students, pageant contestants and bridal parties to high-profile celebrities, active moms, career women and retirees.


  • Traditional and Airbrushed Makeup
  • False Lashes and Eyelash Extensions
  • Brow Styling and Microblading
  • Daytime, Special Event and Glam Looks
  • Tattoo, Rosacea, Vitiligo, Acne and Scar Covering
  • Age-Minimizing Makeup and Skincare Regimens
  • Special Effects / Extreme Makeup
  • In-Home, Studio and On-Location Services


XYZ MAKEUP STUDIO, Inc. (Sometown, CA) t Owner / Lead Makeup Artist, 2013 to Present

Founded and grew business that has become one of Sometown’s highest-rated makeup studios. Offer in-house and mobile services for individuals, groups, corporate brands and entertainment industry clientele.

  • Cultivated a thriving business base built on a reputation for expert artistry and knowledge of beauty products, tools and “tricks of the trade.”
  • Exceeded client expectations in delivering an array of looks for occasions such as weddings, formals, fashion shows, movie premieres and religious ceremonies.
  • Engaged by modeling/ad agencies and photographers as makeup artist for commercial photo shoots and national campaigns for global brands (including ABC Brand, DEF Brand and GHI Brand).
  • Launched brow microblading, lash extensions and makeup services for high-glitz pageants that quickly became top-sellers. Achieved sought-after status throughout the pageant circuit after several clients placed first in their respective divisions (with 3 “Ultimate Supreme” crown wins).
  • Hired by JKL Entertainment, Colbert Films and other studios to provide on-set makeup artistry for upcoming releases including Coalescence, Regrets Only and Lilly’s Oath.
  • Named “Best Makeup Studio in Sometown” and listed in “Sometown’s Top 10 Makeup Artists” by the Sometown Press.

MNO NETWORK / ACTION NETWORK (Sometown, CA) t Makeup Artist, 2005 to 2013

Following apprenticeship, served as makeup artist on the set of MNO TV series Come See Me Now, Heartache Express and Our Lives to Live. Won contract with Action Network to serve as makeup artist for The World’s Next Best Band.

Education & Certifications

ABC COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL (Sometown, CA) t Graduate, Cosmetology Program
Licensed Cosmetologist (CA) | Certified Microblading Artist | Certified Eyelash Extension Technician