There are many special occasions, like weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, job presentations, and others, for which you need to get glammed up. If you do not know how to apply makeup, or you simply do not have all the makeup items you need, you should hire a makeup artist. Factors to consider when looking for a good makeup artist include the following:


The more experienced a makeup artist is, the more likely that they will deliver good results. This is because they have worked with people with different face types and complexions, and are able to work around the differences and do an excellent job. Ask them to share their portfolios with you, which should include photos of people whose makeup they have done in the past. This will help you visualise what their final product will look like.


Before you start working with a makeup artist, check their reviews. What do other people have to say about their work? Have they received complaints? Does anyone say they failed to show up on time? Was anyone dissatisfied with their services? Reviews will let you know how the makeup artist performed, and whether they are worth your time and money.


Always consider your budget, and how much the makeup artist is charging. This is especially important for events such as weddings, where you may have to pay for the bridesmaids’ makeup as well. If the artist is charging a lot of money, you may have to reorganise your entire budget. Note that experienced makeup artists are likely to charge more than amateurs.


No matter how good a makeup artist is, you do not want them waking you up at 3.00am to start doing your makeup because they have other appointments. Be sure to choose one who provides convenient services, and who is readily available.