Make up artist

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The days of needing a 9-5 job to make a living are gone. With the rise of the internet, people have more opportunities to start their businesses and earn an income on their terms. If you're good at something, there's no reason you can't turn it into a side hustle.

If you're a skilled makeup artist, you can start offering your services to friends and family for special occasions like weddings and birthdays.

You can also post ads online or create a social media page to attract clients. Once you've built a client base, you can start charging more for your services.

Makeup artists are the unsung heroes of the movie industry. They work behind the scenes to help actors and actresses look their best.

Whether they are applying foundation, blush, or lipstick, makeup artists are responsible for creating a natural and polished look.

Some makeup artists also specialize in special effects, such as creating scars or bruises. 

A makeup artist must have a good sense of color and be able to create different looks for their clients.

As a makeup artist, you can work with clients to create a look that makes them feel confident and beautiful. You can also work with photographers to help create the perfect look for their photo shoots.

Being a makeup artist as a side hustle is a great way to make money on the side, and it's a fun and creative way to use your skills. 

There are many ways to become a makeup artist, and you can find online classes or workshops that can help you get started. You can also find work as a freelance makeup artist; there are many opportunities for this type of work. 

Start by building your portfolio, and then start marketing yourself to local businesses and brides-to-be. 

A side hustle as a makeup artist can be fun and profitable, so consider this option if you're looking for extra income.

Average earnings

It depends on the make up you are doing. Usually, it starts at $40 an hour.

Skills and requirements 

  • Makeup;
  • Makeup brushes;
  • Cleansers and disinfectants;
  • Creativity;
  • Qualifications and licensing;

Pros & Cons


  • Flexible;
  • Creative work;
  • The industry will never die;


  • Good makeup costs a lot;
  • Not much money at the beginning;


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