Please These 3 Challenging Makeup Clients With Ease

challenging makeup clientsNo matter how prepared you think you are, there are always going to be challenging makeup clients. There’s just no way around it.

What follows are three common challenges along with suggestions of things you can do to overcome them. It may seem a bit daunting, at first. But, there certainly is no need to panic.

Clients Who Wear Glasses

When working with clients who wear glasses, you need to actually apply more makeup to make eyes pop.

  • Use a light or neutral eye shadow on the lid.
  • Blend a darker (warmer) hue, inside and above the crease.
  • Use a shimmering illuminator in the inner eye corner and on the bone of the brow.
  • Use eyeliner that is a shade or two lighter than eyeglass frames.
  • Curl lashes before adding mascara.
  • Remove eyebrow strays and fill in eyebrows with a pencil, if necessary.
  • Set foundation with powder, to prevent smearing under glasses. (A yellow-based foundation is best, to prevent shadows that are sometimes caused by frames.)

Clients with Different Colored Eyes

For clients with one green and one brown eye, try using purple highlights to bring out the green in both eyes.

If you’re working with one blue eye and one green eye, white and silver highlights are recommended. This typically brings out the blue in both eyes.

Another popular group of challenging makeup clients are those with one brown eye and one blue eye. Gold and copper colors are best, in this situation.

Disabled or Sick Clients

Clients who are dealing with cancer require special consideration. They may not have the energy to sit in front of a mirror for long periods of time. Chances are, they are also self-conscious of their appearance.

The amount of damage to your client’s skin will be dependent on the type of treatment she is receiving. Always moisturize the skin, before going any further. Heavy makeup is not recommended. Striving for a natural look is always best.

Use a color-correcting concealer or moisturizer to conceal rashes or blotches, which are often the result of treatment. Carefully use an eyebrow pencil to compensate for thinning eyebrows, if necessary. Apply a light blush and a creamy finish natural lip color.

Obviously, the more you work with each of these groups of individuals, the easier it will be. In this industry, hands-on experience is crucial.

If your schedule permits, take the time to research challenging makeup clients. This will keep you up-to-date with all of the latest trends and help to build your confidence level to the fullest.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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