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1. Hire a makeup artist London
There are many types of makeup artist and plenty of choice out there. So how do you know who to hire, how much to pay and where to source the most suitable makeup artist for your needs? Fear not, The Freelancer Club has you covered. We'll provide you with top tips from the experts who have helped match over 12,000 employers and brands to freelance makeup artists in the last 2 years alone. Should you feel confident posting a job already, click here or on the button below to get started. For those looking for more information on how to hire a makeup artist in London, read on.
Top Tip: Ask plenty of questions when the pro makeup artist is working on you. Not only will you receive a professional look that you'd find hard to do yourself but you can get great tips on what suits your skin type, face shape and product recommendations. Should your friends want to get a pro look too, get them round. You'll save money and all look incredible.
Cost: A mobile makeup artist would generally be booked for 2 hours minimum and you can expect to pay between £50 - £150.
Special effects makeup would normally be required for film or TV and it's an areas that requires a specialist. London is full of new productions and there's always work for MUAs in the industry. Whether you're shooting a student film or looking for a makeup artist for a big budget feature, special effects makeup artists can work miracles. Unlike a private hire or wedding job, SFX tends to take a long time and most production companies would hire a makeup artist on day rate or project basis. The more information you can provide in the job post, the better. Links to images, sketches or moodboards are also very useful.
Top Tip: Check out the credits of the makeup artist to see what else they've worked on but don't shy away from new talent. There are often exceptionally gifted SFX makeup artists who have just come out of a course but have yet to shoot any professional shots. Look past the Photoshop finishes and models they've used to grab yourself a bargain.
Cost: Not an easy one to price as it really depends on the job but be prepared to pay anywhere from £100 - £800 per day. A SFX will have hirer overheads to cover with the amount of product used.
Fashion covers a lot of types of shoots so let's list a few to clarify.
When you post a job on The Freelancer Club you'll receive a bunch of applications from highly talented makeup artists in London. You can even post your own questions for the makeup artist to answer. You'll be presented with each of their profiles including their portfolio, a message and quote for the job. To speed up the process and make it as easy as possible, you can move each candidate into different categories such as 'Shortlist' or 'Unsuccessful'. Here are a list of the main areas to consider when choosing your London makeup artist.
Now you've got a pretty good understanding of the makeup world and how to hire a makeup artist, it's time to post your job. To help with the process we've created a checklist for you to follow and an example to use as a reference.
The capital city hosts hundreds of wonderfully talented makeup artists to cater for all your needs. What's more, they are a lot more affordable than you might think. Once you've posted the job, the Freelancer Club site makes is so easy to manage all your applicants in one place and source the best person for the job. Once you've posted your job (for free), you'll be able to post as many jobs as you like in the future for makeup artists, photographers, hair stylists, nail techs, videographers or even models. Take a look at our quick video tutorial on how to manage a job.
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