Whether you’re graduating from University, getting ready for a Christmas party or even getting married, it can be a stressful time when it comes to getting your make up done.

Thankfully there are a lot of makeup artists in and around the Glasgow area. However, which one should you choose? Whilst there are a lot of MUAs, that doesn’t mean that all of them are of the same quality. Cost is also a factor in this one. It might be the situation that you’re up against a MUA that is charging a fortune for the service, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their work is up to standard. Ideally, these makeup artists will have varying price points for their work depending on the service involved, rather than just hitting everyone with the same one size fits all price.

Likewise, they’ll also have a wide array of brands and tools that they use. If you have any specific allergies then they should work around this for you.

As you’d expect, all MUAs should offer the same baseline service. Some are able to go the extra mile, such as also styling your hair as well. Alternatively they might know of others that can do this for you. You may need to pay a bit more for this, but having double the service done during the same period of time is going to be a real time saver.

One thing that you should really be looking out for as well is the quality of the work that they’re doing. If they only have a few photos then this should be counted as a red flag. Tied to this is the amount of reviews that they get online. Nearly every website that offers a service should have one or more social media accounts.

When it comes to make up artistry especially, Instagram is one platform that you’d expect them to have. The ease at which photos can be uploaded to the site after the work has been done means that it’s really a no brainer when it comes to seeing their past work.

Failing that, you’d expect there to be a Facebook page along with various photos. Ideally there will also be a review system in place so that you’re able to see how others felt about the service they received. If it’s the case that the photos look out of this world, but there’s a lack of reviews (or a lack of quality reviews), then this should be classed as a big red flag.

Remember that it’s your special day and you’re going to want to make sure that the makeup is perfect. Investing the time and money into the right makeup artist is crucial since the photos will serve as a lasting memory to the day.