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Mortuary Make-up Artist, Mortuary Make-up


This is the professional that applies a series of aesthetic techniques to the recently deceased so as to achieve, as far as possible, their natural semblance prior to the death. Mortuary Make-up Art is one of the professions within Embalming, together with preservation and restoration, and is linked to aspects related to it goes linked to aspects related to the hygiene and presentation of bodies, without using invasive or surgical methods. The main objective is to achieve the most pleasant appearance possible for the deceased, avoiding showing signs of physical degradation, as this will be the last image with which the deceased individual will be remembered.


  • Assist and work with the embalmer in his duties at all times, this being the person in charge of the results obtained in the care of the diseased.
  • In charge of preparing the diseased, from his/her intake into the morgue until his/her public display.
  • Sanitise the body: proceed to closing the mouth, plugging, closing the eyelids, washing, shaving, trimming nails, styling hair and applying make-up, perfume, etc.
  • Also proceed to dressing the body and presenting to relatives it for viewing.
  • Must be familiar with the main phenomena presented by cadavers in the hours following death, in order to know how to respond to these from an aesthetic perspective.
  • The aesthetic work required varies according the cause of death. In the event of violent death, apply make-up techniques to disguise any bruising, injuries, burns, etc.
  • When necessary, assist the embalmer during reconstruction or restoration work.
  • Take lighting conditions into account during the final stages of the work in order to guarantee the best possible end result.
  • Dispose of any waste derived from the preparation and conditioning of the body.
  • Adhere to a moral code whereby the diseased must be cared for in a thorough, human manner. Show genuine respect for religious beliefs, philosophies and customs.

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