Make-Up Artists can work in a variety of places. Some artists have their own studios that they work out of, but most will travel to a site to perform their services. Make-Up Artists are sometimes hired by private citizens for special events such as weddings and parties. They also may be employed by politicians before televised debates and speeches. A Make-Up Artist may be hired by just one person and travel with them exclusively to meet their needs.
Special Effects Make-Up Artists usually work behind the scenes on movie sets and photo shoots. Due to the often complex nature of their application, they often will have designated areas and rooms. Theatrical Make-Up Artists will also be on set for movies and often will provide applications and touch-ups between takes.
High Fashion Make-Up Artists often have the opportunity to travel to photo shoots around the world. These locations can present many challenges including humidity and temperature challenges. Space may be cramped and limited and the artist will need to be flexible to meet the demand of the shoot.