What NOT to do when getting your makeup done

utorak, studenoga 25, 2014

During the holidays, many of of us opt to get our makeup done professionally for the slew of festive parties on our calendars. That’s why I decided to poll the pros about exactly what they wish clients would and wouldn’t do when sitting in the makeup chair. What makes their job easier? What can ruin a good application? If you plan on getting dolled up by a makeup artist anytime soon, keep reading for expert advice on how to make the most of your professional application. 




Makeup Don'ts

Do not get your brows waxed (or any facial waxing) the day you are getting your makeup done. Besides the area being sensitive and red, foundation has a hard time adhering to or sitting well on the waxed skin.

Makeup Don'ts

Products like moisturizer or primer sometimes break down the chemicals that are supposed to deepen your skin. This may leave your face looking unevenly tanned or not tan at all,which would be a waste of both the spray tan and makeup session.

Makeup Don'ts

Everybody has their own ideas of what they think would look good on you based on their own makeup experience, and it may not bring out your best features. Leave it to the professional.

 Makeup Don'ts

The most important thing you can not do when getting your makeup done by a professional is watching the process (unless you are there for a lesson). The entire look has to come together, and if you analyze the look before it is completed, chances are high that you won't like it and stress out during the process. Having your makeup done is a luxury and is totally meant to be enjoyed! So sit back, relax, and trust the artist you hired! He or she can always make the tweaks when the look is complete!


Makeup Don'ts

A look like a smoky eye can mean a completely different thing to two different people, for example, if someone has a heavy hand. Don’t assume the makeup artist knows exactly what you mean by a look.


Makeup Don'ts

I really like when clients show inspiration photos. You may not look like the person in the picture, but it will give the artist an idea of your preferences.


Makeup Don'ts

Trust the artist to give you suggestions based on your features. He's / she's  trained to know what will look good based on your features and if you’re paying for a makeup artist, you might as well get that service.


Makeup Don'ts


Play up one or the other, but not both. Pick a focus feature, whether eyes, skin, or lips, that you want the makeup artist to focus on. 


Makeup Don'ts

Whether it’s a full strip or even just a few in the corner, wear lashes. The camera loves it, if you find it tricky to apply them yourselves, getting your makeup done by a professional is the perfect opportunity to embrace false lashes without how-to anxiety.  

Makeup Don'ts

Some shimmer on one area, like eyes or cheeks, looks great. Don’t put shimmer everywhere!


Makeup Don'ts


If you’re going to a makeup artist and want them to do your makeup, the most important thing is to be open to new trends. If you have a certain way of doing your brows, or your lips, or contour, be open to a new shape because those are the things that change from season to season and are aligned with trends. If you’re so particular about having to have it a certain way and are not willing to change, you could really set yourself in a time capsule of that trend. I usually have to work someone to get out of their habit. If you aren’t open, you will never let the magic of makeup affect you.

Makeup Don'ts

It might look really beautiful on a picture that was ran through a few different filters before it was posted, but is it going to look the same in person and more importantly, is it trendy all together? No.

Makeup Don'ts

When you say, ‘Do whatever you want,’ be ready for them to do whatever they want. Don’t say that and then afterwards say you hate it. You probably should have told them what you wanted if that’s going to be the case.




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