What Are The 10 Best Apps For Makeup Artists

Besides skills and a lot of creativity, make-up artists need a little helper in their job: some apps to do the dirty work for them.

You can be talented and create the most beautiful makeup in the world, but what if your lighting is poor? Your pictures won’t reflect that. Or what if your client has some skin imperfections accentuated by bad lighting for photography that might look awkward in a professional photo on your social media?

Luckily, there are many apps out there that can improve your work as a professional makeup artist. For example, you need learning apps from where to provide useful information in your field, or you need an appointment scheduling app to book your clients faster and easier, or simply need to edit your before and after photos. All those needs can be satisfied through just a few clicks in the right apps. 

In this article, you can find out what are the 10 best apps for makeup artists to use in their daily business life. Give them a try and be ready to look even more professional than you did before. 🙂

1. Beauty Plus

Beautyplus is one of the best photo editing apps for makeup artists that I’ve ever used. It lets you make small edits on portrait photos, making you look even more gorgeous than you already do.

My favourite part about BeautyPlus is that you can smooth out complexion, add more light to the eyes, narrow the face contour, brighten the face, edit the skin tone. Briefly, you make the person in the photo look more attractive in just a few seconds. Therefore ladies, if you want to post professional and perfect makeup photos on your social media profiles, edit them with Beautyplus and let your audience discover how talented you are.

Click here to download BeautyPlus app for iOS.

Click here to download BeautyPlus app for Android.

2. PicsArt 

Picsart is the ideal MUA app that lets you take photo editing to the next level. You can create amazing images, before and after collages, and drawings.

Millions of professionals in the beauty industry use PicsArt because it offers a variety of premium tools like photo blending, artistic filters, photo effects, Photoshop-style layering and drawing tools, cropping, and more. 

With Picsart, you can add to your photos free stickers, fonts, backgrounds and brushes. Furthermore, the app also has a tutorial section from where you can learn how to use it best. 

Click here to download PicsArt app for iOS

Click here to download PicsArt app for Android

3. Snapseed 

Without any doubt it is one of the very best photo editing apps for makeup artists. Snapseed lets you achieve the high quality editing you would never ever expect from a photo editing app.

Photos play a very important role in a makeup artist’s career. They are those glimpses of your past work which you want to keep with you and expose to your gorgeous clients everyday. Obviously, you’re most likely to keep those photos that reflect the very best quality possible of your work. 

Most often, when you take a photo of a makeup you do, it does not exactly turn out the way you expect it to be. Factors like lighting, size limitations, or skin imperfections can lower the quality of your photos. You will rarely find a captured photo to turn out the way you’ve expected. However, now with the help of some makeup photo editing apps, you can bring that required originality to your captured photos. 

Snapseed editing app is totally free.You don’t need to pay a single penny to turn your makeup photos into professional looking ones in just a few seconds. Now, how great is that? 

Click here to download Snapseed app for iOS

Click here to download Snapseed app for Android

4. Facetune

Facetune is an easy to use photo editing app that allows you to retouch your selfies. Shortly, you can get that natural beauty look in a few seconds, remove imperfections and share it with your followers. Isn’t it the dream of every woman to look impeccably while appearing on social media channels?

Some of the main Facetune features are smoothing skin, whitening teeth, swiping away blemishes, contouring the face, adding makeup in the app and so on. This original selfie editor costs 20$, but I think it’s worth investing in looking good on socials, isn’t it?

Click here to download Facetune app for iOS

Click here to download Facetune app for Android

5. Appointfix 

When it comes to earning more money, the best makeup artist apps aren’t the photo editing ones, but the appointment scheduling ones. 

Your main business goal is to have a full schedule, and you can certainly achieve that. But what if your clients forget about their appointments? It happens all the time! They don’t do it on purpose, they don’t realise that it means wasted time for you. They simply forget.

You can use Appointfix, the makeup artist scheduling app to send automated text message reminders to clients. According to an MGMA poll, nine in 10 (88%) professionals in every service industry use automated appointment reminders to reduce their no-show rate.

 If you try Appointfix, you can use the online booking feature for free! Having a “Book now” button on your social media profiles is a must-have nowadays. Women look for a service online, they see your photos, they like you, but if you want them to make an appointment to your salon, you should make the booking process as easy and fast as you can. Well, until now, the easiest way is to use an online booking system.

Click here to download Appointfix app for iOS

Click here to download Appointfix app for Android

6. Amazon or other shopping apps

Shopping apps like WishAmazon or Aliexpress are some of the best apps for makeup artists. Why do I say that? Because as a makeup artist, you need a lot of stuff that you don’t even think you do. Makeup organizers? You can find them on Wish. Need a ring light with a tripod? Amazon is the best choice. 

Anyway, besides the thousands of advantages these shopping apps have (huge variety of products, low price, etc), there’s also an inconvenience: the delivery time. It takes weeks or even months to receive your order, but if you are able to think in advance of what you need and have a little bit of patience, those absolutely must have apps in a makeup artist’s phone.

Click here to download Amazon app for iOS

Click here to download Amazon app for Android

7. Sephora

As a makeup artist, you must be in love with Sephora. The shop where you can find all kinds of brands and products you want, from white brands to luxury brands, this is the idyllic place for every woman who wants to maintain an eternal beauty. The advantage of installing their app in your phone is that they have many promotions and you can buy your favourite products at a convenient price directly from the app: it’s comfortable and fast to purchase your lovely makeup products. 

Click here to download Sephora app for iOS

Click here to download Sephora app for Android

8. Digital books

Constantly learning is essential if you want to be called a professional. Staying up to date, knowing other expert’s opinions and techniques makes you an universally valuable makeup artist. On these apps you can also find personal development books that will help you improve your communication skills and develop stronger relationships with your clients. Therefore, consider taking into your phone at least one app from where you can read books and documents in your industry. Here’s a list with some apps for digital books you can use. 

9. Social media apps

Maintaining a social media page like Facebook or Instagram doesn’t mean simply posting a photo from time to time or overwhelming people with 10 posts per day with your work. In fact, it requires implementing a smart social media strategy and sticking to it. 

Luckily, in our previous article we already discussed how important it is and how you should implement a social media marketing strategy for makeup artists. If you haven’t seen it yet, now it’s time to do it. You have some priceless tips, examples and tools you can really start using right now. Hope you find it useful! 🙂

10. Canva 

Well, I just said how important it is to promote yourself on social media. The truth is, it is just as important to promote your business offline as it is online. 

There are many ways to do that, but both offline and online you need some visual elements to attract people, to make them want to know more about you and your business. What better way to do that than to have an impressive and colorful design in your flyers, posters and business cards? 

Hiring a professional designer to do that for you can be really expensive and it may take a lot of time, as designers are busy people generally. Therefore, what do you say about this proposal? Take some free time on a weekend, prepare a strong coffee and download canva or use it online from your laptop. Find out the most inspiring templates and create your own visual elements for your makeup business. Not only will they contain exactly the information you want, but they will have a personal touch on them: they are made by yourself, for yourself. Ready? It is easier than you ever thought…and it’s free. 🙂 

Click here to download Canva app for iOS

Click here to download Canva app for Android

As the artist Beyonce once said, “that’s one of the things I love about makeup. You can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently.” In your makeup artist career you’ve changed thousands of women’s attitudes, and you probably got them prepared to run the world. Keep doing that, but remember this advice: when you do your job, always try doing your best, prepare yourself best, learn from the best experts, and use the best apps for makeup artists to grow your business like never before. 

Diana Muresan

Marketing Specialist at Appointfix

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