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Top Five Tips for Booking a Makeup Artist

Top Five Tips for Booking a Makeup Artist

When booking a makeup artist for a special event or photoshoot, there are few things you should keep in mind before you get started.


Top Five Tips: 

1) Investigate

Do your homework when looking for the right makeup artist for you. Make sure the artist is well versed in the makeup look you are looking to attain to avoid disappointment.  Look at their work, their style, and reach out to them with any questions you may have. Professional makeup artists should have a portfolio cataloguing their work and offer consultations for a makeup trial.

2) Book Ahead of Time

Last minute is never the way to book a spot with a makeup artist.  Professional makeup artists are usually booked up with many events and may not have the ability to take last minute appointments. Give yourself and your desired makeup artist lots of time to get you booked in when you need them to avoid disappointment. This is also the best time to consider the cost of booking your makeup artist to ensure it is within your own personal price range.

3) Makeup Trials are Important

It's a good idea to book a makeup trial. This way you can decide for yourself if the artist you have booked is the one for you. You can only get a feel of how the artist works, their energy, skill level and the looks they can attain by trying them out and deciding for yourself. Looks on the internet can be deceiving!

4) Be Clear About What You Want

Knowing the look you are trying to achieve is half the battle. Communication is key! Communicate with your artist and be very clear on the look and the colour palette you would like so that there is no disconnect. This is also another reason it is very important to go be accommodated for a makeup trial. Sometimes you may have a certain look in mind but when you have it done, you may change your mind and need to pivot.

5) Communicate Concerns About Your Skin

Skincare is key. If you have any skin concerns, it is best to address them with your makeup artist prior to your makeup trial so that your makeup artist can provide you with possible skin care tips and tricks. The more informed your artist is, the better they will be to help you achieve your desired look.

If you ever have any makeup application or colour matching questions, you can reach out to one of our Beauty Advisors at, or you can reach me directly at ♡

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