Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers to determine desired effects.
Duplicate work precisely to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.
Apply makeup to enhance or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring to achieve specific color effects.
Cleanse and tone the skin to prepare it for makeup application.
Assess performers' skin type to ensure that makeup will not cause break-outs or skin irritations.
Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character's appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene.
Requisition or acquire needed materials for special effects, including wigs, beards, and special cosmetics.
Write makeup sheets and take photos to document specific looks and the products used to achieve the looks.
Examine sketches, photographs, and plaster models to obtain desired character image depiction.