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5 Things You Should Never Do During Makeup Jobs

September 8, 2021

I’m sure you’re aware that each new makeup client or job has the potential to unlock many more. A positive experience can guarantee you a client for life as well as open your doors to many more. This is because people talk! If your client feels like they’ve had a good experience, they’ll tell their […]

5 Things You Should Never Do During Makeup Jobs
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I’m sure you’re aware that each new makeup client or job has the potential to unlock many more. A positive experience can guarantee you a client for life as well as open your doors to many more. This is because people talk! If your client feels like they’ve had a good experience, they’ll tell their friends – and are even more likely to share if they’ve had a bad one. It’s vital to avoid any damage to your reputation. This means that how you present yourself in makeup jobs is everything! To give you a head start when it comes to impressing your next client, here are 5 things you should never do during makeup jobs. Avoid these, and your beauty business is onto a winner!

5 Things You Should Never Do During Makeup Jobs…

Use Dirty Brushes

Your makeup brushes are the most important took in your kit and taking good care of them will increase their longevity to keep the bristles in shape.

Although it may be a bit of a mundane task, as a Pro MUA it is important to know how to clean your makeup brushes and keep them in pristine condition. You should never use a brush if it is dirty.

Not only does it make it easier for you to get the results you expect from your favourite products, but it also keeps brush hairs germ free, which will be much appreciated by your clients.

Dirty makeup brushes sabotage your ability to apply your products due to a build-up of residue, oil and dead skin cells. This bacterial havoc can compromise skin health and contribute to acne and breakouts.

Turn Up Late

Being punctual is so vital when working as a makeup artist. If you feel unsure about traffic or directions to your job, it’s always best to set off early and wait around when you’re there than run the risk of being late.

Lateness has an effect on the whole day and feeling stressed and rushed can hinder your ability to think clearly and do a good job.

Apply Makeup Directly

Mascara, lip gloss, concealer, or any product with its own applicator should never be applied directly to the clients face. This comes with risk of contamination or infection as these products are difficult to clean in the same way that we clean brushes.

To avoid this – always use a palette to decant a product onto before applying and where applicable use disposable wands for mascara and lip gloss to keep germs and infections at bay.

Take Shortcuts

Taking shortcuts when you’re feeling under pressure is never worth the time or money. Whether that’s not prepping skin properly or not cleaning your products as you should. Chances are, you won’t get the end result you intended and you’ll have to spend even more time making things right!

Talk Too Much

For a lot of makeup jobs, your client will have a big day ahead of them. Whether you are helping them get ready for an event, wedding, or photoshoot – you can help them by ensuring that they are as relaxed as possible.

Some clients will like a chat about their life, but let them lead the way. Getting overly chatty can leave them feeling uncomfortable or stressed. Sometimes, people just aren’t talkers and that’s okay. Follow their lead.


We hope some of these tips will leave you feeling better prepared for your makeup jobs in the future!

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