Cover Letter For Makeup Artist With No Experience

Dear Mr. Howard,

I am writing to apply for the makeup artist position at Miramax Studios. I am highly skilled at using makeup to create special effects and have ten years of experience. I have my cosmetology degree and am fully licensed by the state of California.

My experience as a makeup artist has been varied, ranging from work for funeral homes as the most macabre example to working with fashion models and with film studios. I am highly creative and able to use makeup as an artistic medium to create both special effects as well as to help people look their best. I view bodies and faces as my artistic canvas and cosmetics as my artistic palette.

I have been able to use makeup to age actors when they portray someone going through different stages of life. I can make people look like alien creatures or monsters of all kinds with makeup artistry. My work on the set of American Horror Story is indicative of my skill, as I was responsible for the special effects makeup.

Miramax needs a highly talented makeup artist and I am one. I have attached my portfolio so you can see examples. Please call me for an interview.


Lori Smith

Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Mac Cosmetics


Make-Up Artist


Dear Hiring Manager:

I was recently referred by an employee at the MAC counter of the Macy’s located at XXX to apply for the newly opened beauty advisor positions. I have gained an exceptional amount of knowledge and experience of makeup application over the years. 

I’m currently a freelance make-up artist for the MAC cosmetics counter at the Macy’s located in XXX. In the past, I assumed a position as a make-up artist for an online clothing store where I applied makeup to their models for photo-shoots and was also the head make-up artist for their fashion show. I also obtained a position as an assistant makeup artist for a notable makeup artistry company for about two years where I was taught to not only apply makeup in a professional manner, but also learned to focus on skin-care as well. I am now looking for a more stable and permanent position at your company because I know for a fact it will aid in my continuing knowledge of the cosmetic world.

I have the ability to meet and succeed sales and quotas due to my past retail experience. I’ve got strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. I am also goal-driven, with ability to multi-task and be a part of a team. 

I believe with my past experiences, knowledge and skills I’d make a great candidate for this position.

Please be sure to refer to my enclosed resume for a more detailed explanation of my past work experience.

Thank you for the opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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