Great question! As a makeup artist it’s good to ask questions to know their skin type so you can use the right primer, foundation, etc. if you have a client with oily skin and don’t use long wearing products their makeup will be sliding off within an hour or so which will result in an unhappy customer.
You also might want to ask what sort of finish they like either matte or dewy or in between aka a satin finish. They might want a certain look like natural or full coverage so you might want to ask them that too :)
I would suggest just asking what skin type they have and if they don’t know just ask them simple questions like so you get oily all over or just in your t zone? You can ask is your skin tight, flakey and dry? Etc because some people might not know their skin type.
Some might be combination so oily & dry or dry & normal or normal & oily. For these clients you can to treat both so use a oil controlling primer and powder in the oily areas (usually t zone) and use a rich moisturizer in the drier areas but not in the oily areas.
So make sure you have foundations, primers, moisturizers, powders, etc for all skin types and skin shades :)
Wet n Wild Megaliner is one of my favs! Just make sure you get the black one and not the black sparkle one cause they look almost identical in the package!
I just started using the NYC Liquid Liner which is matte too & I really like it :)
Since benefit hello flawless is such good coverage you can use it as a powder foundation or over foundation as a normal powder! I usually use a light layer over my foundation. If you need more coverage or like a more matte look then you can use powder all over but if you want a little dewyness then you can just apply it in areas you get oily.
I always use a translucent powder over my foundation and powder because it makes everything look better & helps control oils but if I want a more natural look I’ll just use translucent powder over foundation :)
A few little tricks!
Try using eyeshadow primer or foundation primer under your eyes, it helps the concealer stay put and not crease like it would for your eyes and face.
Setting with translucent powder or even regular powder will help a lot too! I like to use a small eyeshadow blending brush to apply the powder :)
You also want to use a more light weight concealer nothing too thick like a cream cause thicker products crease a lot quicker than light, liquid concealers.