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Traits and Qualities of Successful Makeup Artists

Learn more information about the traits and qualities of successful makeup artists. Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information on the makeup artistry program.

Traits and Qualities of Successful Makeup Artists

How do successful makeup artists continue to progress in their profession and what traits and qualities do successful makeup artists have that set them apart?

What is Makeup Artistry?

Makeup artists are typically referred to as a professional who consults with clients on their preferences when it comes to makeup design. A person in this profession will create unique looks per client based on their complexion, skin type, eye color, hair color or even from what they are wearing (perhaps a wedding dress). Consultations range based on each occasion or event and require makeup artists to be strategic and skilled to create custom looks with a range of color palettes and products to best suit each client. Below we’ve listed the traits and qualities of successful makeup artists.

Interpersonal Skills & Active Listening

A successful makeup artist should have a welcoming personality and attentive listening skills. A makeup artist will need to work with each client individually to enhance their facial features using makeup artistry skills. Listening to each clients’ likes and dislikes when it comes to different products. If a client wants bright red lipstick but it is not complementary to their skin tone, they will have to find the balance of satisfying the customer while creating the perfect look. Most successful makeup artists have practiced and mastered their interpersonal skills as well as mastered the art of active listening.

Staying Flexible

Flexibility is a key factor when working with clients and you will find that this quality will attribute to a successful career. There are times when clients will not want to budge on certain techniques being used to create a look, and this is okay. A successful makeup artist will work with the inflexible clients and become flexible to their demands while critically thinking of a way to accomplish the desired result.


The beauty industry is known to be fast-moving and ever-changing. Learning how to adapt is important when considering how a makeup artist reaches long-term success. Adapting to change is an important trait to have as a makeup artist. Continuously learning new techniques, keeping up with trends, and staying passionate will only help you on your quest to become successful in this field.

Efficiency & Time Management

Often you’ll be in a time crunch with your clients. They’re about to go on set or walk down the aisle. Time management is a crucial quality to have as a makeup artist. You will find that with the motivation and focus to work diligently through stressful situations or tight deadlines, while still consistently delivering a great outcome will result in positive feedback. Remain in control of the situation to keep the client’s calm and stress-free.

Health and Style Institute’s Makeup Artistry Program

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