Having your makeup done by a professional makeup artist is honestly one of the most fun, relaxing and glamorous experiences any lady could ever ask for. However, if you are new to the whole experience you may be wondering exactly what to expect or what the makeup artist expects of you. In order to ensure you have a great experience and foster a good working relationship with your MUA, here are a few things we are sure every makeup artist want you to know.
Come with a clean moisturized face
The whole point of going to a makeup artist is so that you can get your makeup done professionally from scratch. It therefore doesn’t make any sense for you to show up for your appointment with a full face of makeup because the artist is still going to have to take it off. Every MUA wants to start their work on a clean fresh canvas that means no foundation or even mascara; your makeup artist will provide all these things and apply them for you as part of their package.
Silence is golden
It’s always good to engage in a casual conversation with your artist for a number of reasons. Some of these are; to avoid awkward silence, to let them know how you feel about the makeup application and what your expectations are. However, there is a time that your makeup artist will require you to just sit back in silence and relax. This is especially when they are doing your lipstick. Your MUA is trying to achieve crisp, flawless lines and nothing is more distracting than applying makeup to a moving face.
I am a Makeup Artist not a Dermatologist or therapist
Granted that MUA’S are experts in all things beauty, don’t expect them to answer all your skin related problems. Asking your makeup artist to recommend topical creams to manage your skin is not a good idea; you are better off visiting a dermatologist for this. Worst off are the clients that start pouring out their feelings to you during the makeup process. We understand how therapeutic and calming getting a professional face beat can be but please don’t mistake this for a therapy session. Your makeup artist is simply there to make you look and feel beautiful. This is not an opportunity to vent out your feelings as this just makes the whole process awkward…Keep it professional please.
I cannot make you look like Kim Kardashian
A makeup artist has your face as their working canvas. Bear in mind, even with contouring and highlighting, there is only so much that they can achieve. Although they will do their best to help you achieve your desired look, don’t ask a MUA to make you look like Kim Kardashian. You do not have similar features or Kim’s bone structure. Do not have unrealistic expectations or demand the impossible. Unless you are having your makeup done by a Special Effects Makeup Artist who is able to do drastic transformations, there is only so much that ordinary makeup can do for you. Have an honest discussion with your artist about the look you are trying to achieve before getting started. This will help them to advise you accordingly.
Touch ups are necessary
The benefit of working with a MUA is that they are able to create a look for you that is built for longevity. Although your makeup will hold for some time, you will still be required to sneak in a quick touch up. Always ensure you have at least oil blotting sheets, powder and lipstick. This will keep you looking fresh much longer. The fact that you have paid a decent amount of money to get your makeup done does not mean that your makeup will hold until the end of time.