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This thread reminds me why I stepped away from the forums for a while.  I look back at some of my old posts and ask myself "why?".  Why did I waste so much time and effort on such trivial matters? 

That being said, here is my take on this issue...and it is the same way I deal with 'Special Effects' and 'Creature Designer' credits.  If the base credit is there, I enter it into the profile.  Let me explain...

If the credit is Robotic Special Effects, I enter it as Special Effects.  For me, adding the specific type of special effects doesn't diminish the credit.  It's still 'Special Effects'.

I see body make-up the same way.  The base credit, 'Make-up', is still there.  Adding the word 'body', for me, doesn't change the fact that it is a make-up credit.

It should be noted that 'Make-up Effects' is a credit we track because users wanted to differentiate between cosmetic makeup and prosthetic makeup.  I don't know about other countries, but Hollywood does not make that distinction...at least not when giving out Oscars.  The makeup artist with the most Oscar nominations and wins is Rick Baker.  He's been nominated for Best Makeup 11 times and has won 7...both are records.  For some of his wins he was credited as 'Makeup Artist' and for others he was credited as 'Special Makeup Effects'.

What that means, for me at least, is that any makeup credit that is not included in the Invelos 'Make-up Effects' category, can be entered as 'Make-up Artist'.
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For what it's worth:

What is a Body Makeup Artist & what role do they perform on set?

After reading that, I voted "Make-up Artist'
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