Make-Up Artistry is rapidly becoming a competitive and popular business. With social events, parties and gatherings being considered as a ‘dress to impress’ scene, it goes without saying that a woman’s make up also needs to be flawless. But, what happens when the expectations of the client become a bit unrealistic?
As a make-up artist, you are in charge of arguably, the most important and personal aspect of the customer’s outfit… their face. So, of course, the client is going to have their own requests and ideas about how they need to look, and what you should be doing. But sometimes, the expectations are too high. I’ve met several make up artists who have told me countless stories of women arriving to their appointment with a stunning photo of Kim Kardashian or Angelina Jolie and simply saying, “I want to look just like this!” But they forget, that their complexion, their face shape, their hair and even their eye colour bear no resemblance to these celebrities who presumably have had the top make up artists fawning over them for hours before they enter the spotlight. But still, when their make up artists does an amazing job but fails to meet these unrealistic set of criteria’s, they are shunned and unappreciated.
What women need to remember when they go to a wedding hair and makeup Sydney is that is exactly what this women’s job is, a make up artist, they do not perform re-makes of a person’s face. Yet, this still isn’t enough for some clients. Despite the fact that their make up is beautiful, stunning and flawless, the inability to pose as a celebritie’s doppleganger, makes them feel like the professional has failed at their job. However, unfortunately, this complaint is specific only to this profession. You would never tell a surgeon what they should be doing in the operation to your body. Nor, would you tell a dentist how to fix your teeth. So, why do we feel we have this power with a make up artist? Today’s media is so dominated by perfect images of actress’s singers and stars that we feel compelled as everyday “civilians” to replicate these personas. Sadly, this great responsibility falls to our make up artists.
Personally, I understand where these clients are coming from. If I could spend one
hour with a make up artist who could turn me into Blake Lively, I would be kissing the ground she walked on. But this is not what make up artists do. They cater to you, individually and take your greatest physical attributes and highlight them to make you showcase your unique beauty. In my opinion, this is still a great fete, especially in my case and I know that my make up artist can make me look spectacular, even when I’ve arrived at her place looking like I’ve just been hit by a bus. So praise your artist, because they know what they’re doing.