There are currently an estimated 4,600 makeup artists in the United States. The makeup artist job market is expected to grow by 6.5% between 2022 and 2032.

How employable are makeup artists?

CareerExplorer rates makeup artists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,400 makeup artists. That number is based on 300 additional makeup artists, and the retirement of 10,100 existing makeup artists.

Are makeup artists in demand?

There is demand for make-up artists in the states with the highest concentration of entertainment, motion picture, and media production companies: California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Georgia. As there are generally more make-up artists than available jobs in film, television, and theatre, licensed candidates and those with experience and/or a theatrical or performing arts background will be favoured. However, the growing sophistication and popularity of computer-generated effects may dampen prospects in this field.

What’s the supply of makeup artists?

Makeup Artist job market by state

State Name Employed Makeup Artists
California 1,840
New York 690
Texas 160
Hawaii 80
Florida 70
District of Columbia 50
Nevada 40
Puerto Rico 30
Illinois 30