A well-written cover letter is the equivalent of a firm handshake and a confident introduction: it's an excellent way to make a good first impression, and it predisposes a recruiter to consider your application in a positive light.

Writing a cover letter may seem like an intimidating task, but if you have done your research and know what you need to include, it can be much simpler, especially when you have some practical advice as to how to word the most important elements.

The internet is a rich source of tips and information, and many jobseekers find that it helps them to follow examples. There is also plenty of advice available from hiring managers and recruiters sharing their expertise to help you write a cover letter that will hit the mark.

Our makeup artist cover letter sample pulls together a range of useful advice and information so that you can write a cover letter that will inform and impress any future employer.

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Makeup Artist Cover Letter Sample

Dear Mr. Boudreaux,

I have been an admirer of the Painted Lady Theatre Company since they first started putting on shows at the Bayside Theatre when I was in grade school. My early experience of seeing the performers in their makeup was one of the contributing factors to my decision to study cosmetology and stage makeup.

I see you need someone who has an understanding of hairdressing as well as makeup. I completed a number of courses in cutting, styling, and coloring and I have had some experience working with wigs as well. While at college I was responsible for designing the makeup and creating hair pieces for the chorus in their production of 'Cats' which I managed on a limited budget. The review in the local paper specifically praised the quality of my work, and all the performers I worked with gave me positive feedback.

I see that you are planning to stage some challenging productions next season, and I believe some of them may require the lead actors to wear prosthetics for their performance. I am currently in the process of completing a course which covers the application of prosthetics for the stage, including the technical and lighting implications of using them. I am on track to pass this course with distinction and expect to have completed it within the next month.

As well as the technical qualifications I have achieved, I also have excellent interpersonal skills which have proved particularly useful when dealing with everyone from actors to directors and technical crew. I have a portfolio of my work which I would love to show you.

Thank you for considering my application, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Katrin Bellevue