Finding the perfect makeup artist for a wedding or other special occasions can be difficult. Searching for one that fits your personal preferences is time consuming, but with the right questions you can find your match in a jiffy! We’ve rounded down to three questions to ask every makeup artist before hiring them.

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Never hire anyone that doesn’t have an extensive portfolio of their work. Any good makeup artist will have an array of samples to show you. If there is no past work to show off, it’s likely that they have little experience as a stylist. For quality and consistency, book a professional with experience in similar events.

Do You Have References I Can Contact?

Don’t skip this step! Hiring a makeup artist is about the quality of their work. The majority of your big day is spent with your artist, so you’ll want to have a good understanding of their temperament and methods.

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What is Your Emergency Plan?

A good makeup artist has plan for everything.  Ask questions like “what is the fallback plan if you become ill and cannot make it to the event?” Being on the same page with your artist about emergencies will help bring a chaotic day back on track.

Hiring a makeup artist doesn’t have to be a difficult task. With these three questions, you are on your way to finding your perfect artist.