What to Look for in a Makeup Artist

With the rise of beauty Youtube, creating an amazing makeup look on yourself has never been easier. Now the average person has free access to tutorials that can help them create a glam look for a night out in just a few minutes.

However, sometimes, especially before a big event, we may want to consult a professional to help us with our makeup rather than do it ourselves. Doing so can allow us to relax and worry about other things on that big day, rather than our makeup.

There are a ton of makeup artists on the market right now, which means it can be difficult for us to determine which one we should go with. How can we possibly choose among so many options? Read this blog post to help you pick a makeup artist.

Cleanliness and Sanitation.

Makeup is messy, and sometimes — in the hands of an inexperienced makeup artist — it can be a health hazard. Think about it. The brushes that makeup artists use come into contact with other people on the daily and each set of people bring in their own set of germs with them. If a makeup artist does not properly clean their makeup brushes, that could leave you at risk of an infection, especially on your eyes.

There are ways to get around this, including the sanitization of makeup brushes or the use of new makeup brushes with each new client. When calling around and speaking to potential makeup artists, ask them how they keep their brushes and materials clean. The last thing you want is a stye or an eye infection following your appointment.

Additional Services

If you’re looking to get your makeup done for an event, it probably isn’t a stretch to say that you may benefit from having someone else do your hair as well. Ask if your makeup artist specializes in hair styling as well, or if you can hire someone else from their same company that can do your hair.

Or, you might consider reaching out to a hair studio — as many of them know house makeup artists who can do your makeup. You don’t want your beautiful face of makeup to get overshadowed by not so beautiful hair.

Look at Their Past Work

One of the easiest ways to tell if a makeup artist is right for you or not is to look at their past work. Any makeup artist that is worth hiring will have a portfolio, website, or an Instagram profile so that you can get a taste of their work. Ask yourself: would I feel comfortable in this makeup style?

You’ll also want to look for diversity in their work as well. If the artist is only competent in one style, it means they are likely not able to provide you with a variety of options that you can choose from.

I hope this list helps you find the perfect makeup artist for your special day — no matter what it is!

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