A job as a makeup artist can be both rewarding and challenging. The job entails applying cosmetics to create various looks, including those used in film and television. The work is creative, often requires a lot of creativity and requires time management. If you’re an experienced makeup artist, you can command a higher rate of pay than a less experienced counterpart. Aside from being highly-skilled, you must be pleasant to be around, and be able to talk enthusiastically about your products. Aside from being personable and professional, you should also be physically fit and healthy, because this profession requires a lot of physical activity and mental concentration.