The Roles and Duties of a Make-Up Artist

The world has turned towards glamour and beauty, as more and more beautiful women compete with each other to get attention from others. Some people might think of this beauty as only superficial and this act of expression of external beauty to be very shallow. Nevertheless, the trend for expressing this outer beauty in more attractive ways is still, the hype of this modern world.

So who is the actual genius behind these beautiful faces, which makes them so appealing to the public? The answer lies in a figure, not very common on the forefront but behind the scenes. This figure is the actual genius who elaborates the beauty of these women and makes them look appealing to the public. This figure is the make-up artist who chooses the path of expressing beauty and talent through other people.

It is the duty of a makeup artist to elaborate and carefully construct the beauty of another face and make it prominent among the crowds. The demand for make-up artists has especially increased in the recent years due to development in the field of technology and art. Previously people used to perform for a limited number of audiences in local theatres where as now artists perform in motion pictures, which are going to be viewed by millions of viewers throughout the world.

Thus, the need for better and more talented make-up artists was felt, which would make these actors and actresses look more appealing to the public and would also adjust their makeup to look as realistic and natural on the television and cinema screen as it would look ordinary.

It is a known fact that the camera, even though with the incredible development in technology, creates an artificial effect on the faces of the actors and thus a more complicated make-up is needed to make them look natural rather than cheeky and something out of a freak show.

Make-up artists not only perfect the look and appearance of the actors, but are also needed to create some specific appearances of the actors to fit their role in the motion picture. Creating monsters, wounds, strange expressions, etc are the duties of the make-up artists and over the years, they have become so efficient in this art that one would be amazed at the amount of realism in make-up one might see in such motion pictures.

Even in old times of theatres and dramas, people used make-up to create appearances for some specific role. However, previously people generally used to do their own make up for all play and dramas. The trend for having a specialised make-up artist has only recently been developed.

It would be clear by now that a make-up artist has a very important role in the art industry of the modern world, as well as the old times. They serve the purpose of creating the appropriate appearance of an actor, which allows him to perform his role with great realism satisfying the demands of the public.

BOLA TANGKAS