What is difference between Beautician and Makeup Artist?

More than often we hear this from our clients getting confused or exchanging words of designation. They call Makeup artist as beautician or sometimes vice versa.

Let me get straight to it – Beautician is not a makeup artist, Makeup Artist is not a beautician.

They are both different like coffee and tea. You may feel surprised that it is actually rude to call a makeup artist a beautician. Let us take a look at the differences.

Beautician

Is a professional who is majorly concerned about your skin and hair care only. Beauticians are the one who work on you when you visit a parlor for a nice facial. They are experts in skin and hair treatment, threading, Tan removal, exfoliation of the skin, Hair therapy and massage strokes.

Beauticians would know basic haircut, hair spa and treatments for hair fall and dandruff, hair coloring, Exfoliation and extraction and complete skin care.

Although just to be more value for money beauty parlor owners and teaching some basic makeup to their beauticians so that they don’t have to hire a makeup artist separately.

Beautician doesn’t fall under “Artist” category as there is no element of creativity and diversity is involved. You have methodical steps that will conclude the overall job at hand.

Beautician’s salary would range in between 8K to 30K per month.

Makeup Artist

Is a professional who is concerned about the overall look of the client from head to toe for an occasion. These events can be a party, wedding, magazine shoot or a movie. Makeup artists use makeup products to enhance the beauty of the client to its max and dress them up according to the occasion. Makeup Artists are experts in Hair Styling.

As the name suggests they are artists and have to be extremely creative and diverse. They understand the skin and colors really well.

Professional Makeup artists need to have excellent communication skills as they deal with variety of clients and work under extreme pressure. Since the profession requires artistry, Makeup Artists are usually paid extremely well. Their income can range from 15K to 5 lacs per month depending on their experience.

Read how much a Makeup Artist can earn in India

Hope this help in identifying these two separate professions correctly.

Frequently Asked Question

Are makeup artists and beauticians the same?

Beautician is not a makeup artist, Makeup Artist is not a beautician. They are both different like coffee and tea.

What are the qualities of a Beautician?

Beauticians would know basic haircut, hair spa and treatments for hair fall and dandruff, hair coloring, Exfoliation and extraction and complete skin care.

What makes makeup artists different from beauticians?

Makeup artists use makeup products to enhance the beauty of the client to its max & dress them up according to the occasion. Makeup Artists are experts in Hair Styling. They are artists & have to be extremely creative & diverse. They understand the skin & colors really well.