Do you have a big event coming up and you want your makeup done by a professional? But you have no idea where to start, or what to ask. Sometimes it is so hard to know how to choose the right makeup artist.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Makeup Artist
Artists vary in so many ways. We all have different aesthetics, style of makeup looks, and customer service. And it should come to no surprise that the experience of the artist is a huge element of how to choose the right makeup artist.
How long an artist has been working on her craft will have a direct impact on her customer service, skill set, and fees. A newer artist will most likely have less perks for her customers and a lower fee. If you want an artist with all the bells and whistles, go ahead and go with a more seasoned artist. You will get more service, but you will pay for it as well. Check out this blog to see this broken down further.
Recommendations When Choosing a Makeup Artist
- Never book a makeup artist who works without a contract. This makes her legally binded to you for your requested service and day. (Read all contracts fully before signing.)
- Book your makeup artist 2-3 months before a special even and 6 months or more before your wedding. Artists in high demand are hard to book on short notice.
- Decide if you want a budget service or a luxury experience – this will dictate customer service and fees.
You know the saying “an educated customer is our best customer”? Well that saying rings true with makeup artists as well. Having a good understanding of what you want from an artist, and knowing she can deliver that is what this process is all about. Here are some sample questions that can help you formulate your vision and can help you narrow down the right artists.
What is your makeup style?
What do your services include?
Do you do traditional and/or airbrush makeup?
How long have you been a makeup artist?
Are you insured?
Do you use a contract?
Do you require a retainer fee? – If so, what is guaranteed when my retainer fee is paid?
A How to Choose the Right Makeup Artist Download
This is just a sample of how to find the right artist. If you would like to have more insight on this matter, and also a full list of 20 questions to ask your potential makeup artist, simply click here, or on the picture below. 🙂