There is no other occupation that requires as much “nerving” work as makeup artists do. People literally spend their whole lives perfecting their appearance. If they could get away from it, makeup artists would! But in this world, we need them, so they put their best into it.
Stage makeup artists work on stage, which means they have to move around a lot and put their makeup artistry on people’s faces hundreds of times per day. At the same time, they have to take a client off stage and back stage, putting their makeup artistry on their face again. A typical makeup artist will usually work eight or more hours per day. In addition to working at makeup salons, stage makeup artists are responsible for weddings, corporate events, pageants, and more. They cover a lot of ground and do a lot of hard work, but they enjoy it too, making it one of the most rewarding professions available today.