If you are planning on hiring a makeup artist, you want to be sure you hire someone who understands and shares your vision. To the meeting, bring pictures of what you like, and ask her to bring her portfolio if she has one. Additionally, here are some questions you may want to ask:
-Do you have experience working with brides?
-Ask about her philosophy, what does she think a bride should look like on her wedding day?
-What do you think would be best for me?
-What if something happens and you can’t make it last minute? Do you send a backup person?
-Find out if she’ll be bringing her own supplies (brushes, tweezers, etc.)
-Will I need to purchase and bring my own makeup?
-How do you charge? By the hour? By the job?
-How many events do you do in a day? (Will she be rushing off to someone else?)
-Will you come to me?
-Will you stick around for touch-ups? If not, can you teach me how to do my own?
-Do you have references I can call?
Source: The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss