Make-up has the power to enhance our natural beauty and help us look our best, while make-up artists are experts at creating flawless looks that complement a client's features.
Is a special occasion approaching? Discover all the artists listed on Yellow who can help you look extra glamorous.
Make-Up Artist Services Available in Malta
There is a large number of make-up artists that provide their services across Malta and Gozo, so you are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a make-up artist. Some operate from their studio while specialised stores and beauticians are also able to provide make-up application services.
However, many artists are equipped at providing their services in clients' home or on a specified location. This is particularly convenient if the artist shall be applying make-up to a whole bridal party for instance, or even if you'd like to feel pampered before a big event.
Prices vary according to the complexity of the desired look, the brands used and if any extras, such as false eyelashes are to be applied. Professionals have standard prices for the most common services but it is possible to obtain quotes for more specific requests like creative make-up for photo shoots.
What to Look for in a Make-Up Artist
Even if you know how to apply make-up yourself, a professional will make sure that you look flawless for special occasions such as weddings and graduations.
Many make-up artists will have an online portfolio that showcases a range of looks, particularly their top bridal make-up looks. This gives you a good idea of their style and skill level. However, it is still advisable to book a trial with your preferred make-up artist since this enables you to ask questions and describe any specific concerns, such as dark circles, acne scars or redness that you would like to minimise on the big day, while the artist will be able to explain to you how they aim to tackle them. In addition, you will also be able to observe whether proper hygiene standards like sterilised brushes are abided with and how the finished look appears under different lighting.
Selecting a few photos of make-up styles that you find appealing will help the professional to create a look that best fits your preferences. Many prefer to go for a more natural look, but if you are a make-up fan it may be fun to experiment with a smokey eye or a bold red lip. If you'd like some more ideas, have a look at these eyeliner styles for beginners.
Which Make up Looks Suit You?
With so many trends, beautiful looks and make-up products available on the market, it may feel daunting to know which looks are best-suited for you. It is also important to keep in mind the skin type and any skin concerns that one may have since these will also condition your selection. For instance, dry skin will look great with a dewy look while mattifying primers and foundations will make sure that oily and combination skin looks great throughout the day. On the other hand, those who have very sensitive or acne-prone skin that flares up or reddens easily would benefit from the use of specifically formulated cosmetic products that do not cause irritations or breakouts but help the skin to feel refreshed and soothed.
Eye colour and skin tone are also important considerations that can make a particular look more striking. The variety of colour palettes available on the market makes it easy to select flattering hues. For instance, the best eyeshadow palettes for brown eyes are usually those in a neutral shade or a darker tone. The best eyeshadow for blue eyes is a warm colour such as brown, gold and coral that makes cool tones pop while green eyes look incredible with purple, gold or grey eyeshadow colours.
Moreover, getting the right foundation and concealer shade for warm and cool skin tones will ensure that the final look will blend seamlessly with the neck and décolletage. It is recommended to select face make-up with yellow or golden undertones for warm toned skin while cool skin tones look best with face make-up that has pink undertones. Some cosmetic formulations also include corrective green undertones to minimise as much as possible any redness.