Makeup artists have invested time and resources to understand the science behind bringing out any client’s best features and face dimensions. They have studied and sharpened their skills and techniques in makeup application before they can even pick up a makeup brush for your appointment.
Here are some of the things that professional makeup artists can generally help you with – backed by their tried-and-tested experience, continuous training in honing their craft, and creative flair:
Prior to any appointment professional makeup artists should be able to collaborate with you on the overall “look” that you want to achieve. You can expect questions like, “what kind of event are you going to?”, “Is it a daytime or nighttime event?”, “what will you be wearing?”, “do you have any pegs in mind?” From there, your MUA will be able to give recommendations on the type of makeup that will complement the overall look you’re going for.
#2: Product Selection
Do you know which types of products go well with your skin type? Professional MUAs take in consideration each and every client’s skin condition, sensitivity, undertone colors, etc., before they pick which products they will be using. Beauty Architects know that each person’s skin is unique, and should be treated like they are.
Depending on your face shape or features, professionals can define or soften your jaw, bring out your cheek bones or make them seem more plump, make your face seem slimmer or rounder, make your eyes seem smaller or bigger, make your lips fuller or thinner, and the list goes on. You get the point. Beauty Architects have studied highlighting and shadowing techniques meant to improve bone structure and bring out the dimensions of the face.
There are endless techniques in effectively concealing any problem areas – from color cancellation, product layering sequence, product selection, etc. They have acquired important skills in making sure that any concealing needed is done so flawlessly.
Remember, that makeup artists are professionally trained to be able to make you look like the best version of you, in the most efficient and effective way possible. For MUAs to be able to do that, it requires a lot of investment on their end, such as:
- makeup classes, workshops, certificates
- makeup products, and tools
- product hygiene and sanitation
With anything that has to do with your skin, it’s a good rule of thumb to leave it with the professionals. It is, afterall, the only skin you’ll have. I always tell my clients, “if you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait til you hire an amateur”.
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