A makeup artist is a person who applies make-up or prosthetics to others. They are involved in the modeling industry. A makeup artist is also known as a MUA. They apply makeup to people for various functions. Some makeup artists also work as prosthetic artists. These artists work in the fashion industry and also in advertising.
Pat McGrath is perhaps the most famous makeup artist, creating makeup lines for many major brands. She also served as the first creative-design director for Procter & Gamble Beauty. During her early years, McGrath, a native of Northampton, studied magazines and movies for clues.