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Make-up artist

Artist who applies makeup and prosthetics / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A make-up artist, also called a makeup artist, and often shortened to MUA, is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics on others for theatre, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry. Awards given for this profession in the entertainment industry include the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling,[1] and entertainment industry awards such as the Emmy Awards,[2][3] and the Golden Globes.[4] In some countries professional licenses are required by agencies in order for them to hire the MUA. Bigger production companies[5] have in-house makeup artists on their payroll although most MUA's generally are freelance and their times remain flexible depending on the project.

Makeup artist backstage at the Lee Matthews show, Spring/Summer 2007 Australia Fashion Week

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