As a customer (non-makeup artist), I have learned a few things about the profession.
Being a makeup artist requires exceptional imagination, attention to detail, and consideration. Makeup artists have a vision of the final look that they are going for when they look at an individual’s face. Sometimes customers will know what they want and that is where the attention to detail and consideration of the makeup artist matter. Make sure that you listen closely to what your customer is asking. If their image doesn’t align with yours, listen to them, ask follow up questions, and consider whether there is a way to blend the look they have in mind with the techniques that you use.
If you enjoy working closely with customers and have a creative side, then the challenges that come up in the work might feel like a chance to express something new or create a new look rather than disappointments. As with many careers, challenges come up but approaching them with openness to learn will make them feel a lot more manageable.