Demand for make-up artists low during COVID-19 pandemic
Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the demand for make-up artists.
Demand may improve as restrictions ease. However, major employers of make-up artists are still operating at reduced capacity. These include film and TV industry productions and in-store demonstrations at major beauty retailers.
According to the Census, 540 make-up artists worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Types of employers varied
Make-up artists may work for:
- hair and beauty salons
- television, film, magazine and theatre productions
- department stores, cosmetic stores and pharmacies
- fashion design companies and magazines.
Some make-up artists work freelance or run their own business.