Professional Makeup Artists' Insurance Guide

What is a Professional Makeup Artist?

Makeup artists are often licensed professionals who focus primarily on techniques for various makeup applications within the beauty industry. This can include eyelash extensions and event freelance work. Makeup Artists are knowledgeable of the latest makeup trends, techniques and products for clients.

What Services Can a Makeup Artist Perform?

Services performed by professional makeup artists are regulated by your state board and some services may require additional training. Professional makeup programs usually start around 200+ hours of education/training. 

Top Services Performed by Makeup Professionals

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    Bridal Makeup
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    Foundation Matching
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    Eye/Lip Applications
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    Contouring Techniques
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    Special Effects Makeup
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    Eyelash Extensions
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    Celebrity Makeup
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    Stage Makeup
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    Body Painting

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How Much Do Makeup Artists Make?

makeup artist salary by state

How To Get Started as a Makeup Professional:

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    Find a school that matches your needs
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    Complete the state required program
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    Pass the Certification/State Board exam
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    Purchase Professional Liability Insurance

What Is Professional Liability Insurance For Makeup Artists?

As a makeup artist, you are responsible for the beauty and welfare of your clients. Your education and experience enables you to offer your clients excellent services. But you have a responsibility to protect your most precious asset—your career. Let’s face it: Accidents happen. But you can be prepared for the unexpected.

Professional Liability Insurance is a form of risk management in which the insured skincare professional can be protected and relieved of the financial responsibility of a potential loss. 

What does that mean?

It is designed to protect makeup  professionals from claims arising outside of their direct professional skills. For example, an adverse reaction to product or a slip an fall claim. 

What Does My Liability Insurance Policy Cover?

Your policy covers an additional 350 beauty and wellness services including: cosmetology, nail technicians, massage and yoga.

Policy Limits

  • Professional & General Liability Insurance: $2 million per occurrence, $3 million per year
  • Product Liability: $2 million per occurrence & per year
  • Rental Damage Insurance: $100,000
  • Stolen Equipment Insurance: $1,000

Additional Benefits

  • Exceptional customer service with live insurance specialists available 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Mon-Fri, plus weekend hours
  • Instant coverage and digital proof of insurance
  • Member benefits—an identity theft protection plan, stolen equipment coverage, and a free professional website

Professional Rate

Is your career worth $159? That’s all it costs to purchase Elite Beauty liability insurance for 12 full months of coverage. This coverage applies to makeup professionals that work full- or part-time and follows you anywhere in the United States.


Student Rate

Sign up prior to your graduation and for $25 you will receive all the benefits and limits of the professional program for 12 full months. Our policies cover only the discipline you are studying on the day your coverage begins. The effective date of your policy must be prior to your graduation date.


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