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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Makeup Artist


This is another time limited hobby, if you complete in 7 days you unlock the beauty vanity for your sims homes

Who can be a makeup artist?

Teens and Adults- you need two sims to complete this hobby

How can you be a makeup artist?

You need to complete the pretty little planters quest, clean the area at the mall then build the makeup kiosk, then the time for the hobby will start

Where can you be a makeup artist

At the mall

What is the makeup artist option?

One sim needs to select wait for customer and the other sim selects browse makeup- 4 hours 30 minutes

Make sure your sims look like they are talking to each other, like the picture below or they won’t complete the task:

What are the makeup artist levels?

  1. Frankenliner
  2. Fake ‘n’ Shaker
  3. Brushed Up
  4. Doller Skills
  5. Hot Looker
  6. Model Maker

What makeup is there to collect?


What do you win?

The first time you have 7 days to complete to unlock beauty vanity which can be found in the bedroom section of the home store and costs S1,000

If you don’t complete in time you still unlock the coin fountain

Also with each row you complete you unlock a new shop in the mall

The next 7 times you complete the hobby you will receive a new make up look for your adult sims, these will be posted as soon as I have completed the hobby 7 more times!

What shops unlock and when?

Find the first row of makeup to unlock:

  • The Y.O.L.O Wear Fine Threads- 110,000 8 hours

Find the second row of makeup to unlock:

  • The bang!bang! Salon- 150,000 1 Day

Find the third row of makeup to unlock:

  • Everybody Skirts- 135,000 16 hours

Find the fourth row of makeup to unlock:

  • Scene and Heard- 110,000 8 hours

I can’t find one of the makeup items, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection at the top of the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!


Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 21 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

75 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Makeup Artist

  1. Thank you this will help!

  2. For the make up artist hobby it shows you can do it in a neighbors town, but it requires two sims to do it so how is it possible to do it there when you can only have one Sim in a neighbors town at a time?

  3. Could I add you as a Neighbor ????

  4. MANY thanks for your time and attention to detail in this blog! It’s so handy! I want to share a major glitch I am experiencing with the Fashion Hunter hobby, in case it might help you or others complete the time limited challenge for the sky diving prize:

    (1) Quickly whistle all 5 fashion hunting sims to the mall. I say 5 because I am using the max number of sims for this hobby.
    (2) Go to the 2nd floor of the mall and VERY quickly select fashion hunting options for all 5 sims. I seem to get better results if I start with the four square bins near the photo booth.
    (3) IMMEDIATELY exit the mall by going to map view, the party boat or a sim’s house.
    (4) Wait a few seconds and return to the mall. I seem to get better results if I reenter the mall from map view, rather than getting back to the mall by clicking on a fashion-hunting sim in the sim tracker. Here is where the glitch happens: When I return to the mall, I consistently find that anywhere from 1-4 of my 5 fashion-hunting sims are now DONE fashion hunting and have a “!” even though they have been fashion hunting for less than a minute.
    (5) Collect collectibles by clicking the “!”s and cancel any sims who are still running around hunting for fashion.
    (6) Go to a house or a community lot like the park and whistle all 5 sims out of the mall.
    (7) Repeat, starting with step (1).

    I haven’t been able to determine exactly why this is happening or how to make it work for 5/5 sims every time. I have noticed the glitch seems less likely to occur if the sim is already on the 2nd floor when I choose fashion hunting for them and/or when I exit the mall, which is why I get them all out of the mall before starting the process and then whistle them back when I’m ready to start a new round. I’ve tried just sending them back to the ground floor before starting over with step (1) but find that as I am trying to get one sim downstairs, others are already taking the escalators back up (presumably to sit on random benches as sims like to do).

    I started the challenge yesterday and already have 3 sims at fashion hunter level 5. I have collected all but 2 of the collectibles (i.e., all of the collectibles for levels 1-5) without spending a single LP. I really hope this works for someone else, too! Good luck🙂

  5. I just would like to share a suggestion. Make up and tattoos should be separate categories, so that they are able to wear make up and tattoos simultaneously! Thank you for this space, I really like your site, too.

  6. Mine seems to get stuck, each the timer stays the same, I have managed to do two make up browses in 24 hours…… I welly don’t wish to use all my life points on it

    • This didn’t happen to me but when I started them off a few times one of them was just standing there pulling poses and not doing the hobby so I cancelled and made sure that they looked like they were having a conversation before I closed the game, I don’t know if this is the problem you are having but it might be. If this doesn’t fix this issue you may need to contact EA to see if they can fix it for you, sorry!

    • I’m having the same problem and have used 16 of my lP’s so far. Did you have any luck contacting EA’abiut this problem as I’m at a loss as what to do?

    • I’ve had this happen a few times as well. What I’ve done that seems to have fixed it is to wait until I see that the progress timer on both sims is moving before I leave the mall.

  7. Can we do this hobby in a neighbor’s town?

  8. what can i do with the beauty vanity. is this price worth??

  9. I don’t see the artist hobby and my shopping mall is completely finish and I have even done the fashion hobby! Help Anybody know why I can’t do this hobby yet??!

  10. After waiting 4 hours four times, each time I get Conceal. Frustrating! Why am I only getting Conceal? Any ideas?

  11. Do both sims level up in the hobby or is it just the one doing the make up tutorial? Like how in the salsa dancing one, both sims earned % toward the next level even though one was responsible for initiating it?

    Thanks for all of your hard work!

  12. How many sims can pair up to do this?

  13. Gosh I don’t like these ones where you have to complete the collection multiple times in order to collect all the outfits / makeup. Particularly this one where you can only do it one at a time!

    With the freezing, I have found that as long as you make sure they have started the conversation properly it won’t glitch. However if you select the options and then go off and do something else, that’s when you have issues… (That’s how it happened for me anyway)

    Thanks for your blog though.

  14. Thank-you very much for posting this very helpful info. I really appreciate it. Take Care

  15. Does making a wish at the coin fountain do anything? I’ve tried a few times but so far nothing.

  16. I continue to get the same thing every 4 hours.

  17. Oops it posted before I was done. As I was saying I have just kept going since I need it to get the shops available but I’m pretty sure I won’t get the mirror.
    It’s just so…tedious.😦

  18. Heyy! Can you tell me what is the use of the beauty vanity?

  19. Just a comment. To be honest I don’t think it’s worth trying to do this hobby in the deadline. It looks possible at the start, but you end up on the last row trying to get a rare one. I wasted a lot of LP on this and still couldn’t do it in time 😣. I wish I hadn’t tried

  20. Please tell me how to clean mAll area 2 of second floor. And where is it

  21. I have browsed for makeup three times and I keep getting concealed. What am I doing wrong?

  22. Have you done the fashion hunters hobby yet? It’s impossible to do without using
    LPs! To get from level 5 – 6 takes 5 days and you only have 7 to do the hobby (or be left with an unfinished skydiving area in the mall). I keep checking here to see if you’ve done it … Or have any tips!

  23. Hi … your blog is great! I have a question about the quest after the makeup one where you can get the sky diviving thing … when the time expires can you still get it??

  24. If you don’t complete the hobby on time, can you still buy the vanity?

  25. I’ve built most of the mall- which includes the mall’s salon. Three questions:
    1) Does redoing the collection of the make up hobby expand the make- up / hair options?
    2) Is the mall salon in addition / expansion to the town’s salon? I haven’t built the town’s salon, yet.
    I wanted to give my sims more options but rather build economically.
    3) Could you suggest the popular path of town building: the salon or car dealer? Those are my last available builds.
    Thanks for your time on your site. CHEERS!

    • 1. It adds new make up but not hairstyles
      2. Yes it is but you will also be able to access these new styles through the store section in the wardrobe
      3. I would build the car dealership first unless you already have a car because for one of the quests you will need to drive around town in a car
      You’re welcome!

  26. I just tried, and failed to get the vanity. So annoyed. I swear it said I still had an hour and a bit left, and then just as I was working on the cooking hobby to get LP’s to fast-track the makeup artist hobby, I got a message saying the timer was up and the vanity was gone. GRRR!!! I hope this comes back as a buyable in the online shop, like the Latin Villa I missed out on the first time (I didn’t even notice the salsa hobby to unlock the house). If it’s only $1 like the Latin Villa, I’d definitely buy it. I ended up buying a few things with that Black Friday sale they had…the Latin Villa, the fish tank and the pool cleaner. Hopefully they do the same thing for Boxing Day. This is only the 2nd time I missed out on an item. Stupid concealer. I even managed to finish that magic mop quest in time, and that baby bouncer thing too. Grrr. Really wanted this one.

  27. Can this quest be finished within the time limit without LPs? I’m down to 5 days & I’m only on level 2 still. Only being able to use 2 sims in just 7 days kinda feels impossible

  28. Where can we find new hair style for adults? Salon? Or everytime we reach level ad they’ll be automatically added to our wardrobe?

  29. I only started Makeup hobby yesterday and today it is telling me my time is up and I have missed out on the vanity! I thought I had 7 days. Really annoyed because I used quite a few LP’s to Level up quickly. Beware. If this is a glitch, hopefully EA fix it in the next update.

    • A few people have been having this issue with the time limit on hobbies, I would suggest you contact EA, unfortunately there isn’t much I can do to fix technical issues like this but they may be able to help

  30. Yesterday I had 4 days left to complete the make up hobby and today when I came on the first thing that popped up was time has run out and I could no longer get the vanity so frustrating, I have messaged ea just waiting for a reply. Really love your blog and has been really useful completing timed quests thank you 😊 🐰🐥Happy Easter🐥🐰

    • A few people have been having this issue with the time limit on hobbies, I would suggest you contact EA, unfortunately there isn’t much I can do to fix technical issues like this but they may be able to help
      And thanks, I hope you had a good Easter!

  31. Hi! I’m not sure if this is a glitch or if they have somehow changed the prize for the end of this quest? But I started the quest 4 days ago (still have three days left to complete) and from about two days ago I realised in the “featured” tab section of the home store the vanity was for sale and unlocked for me to buy. I have purchased about 10 of them now in case I don’t complete the task to unlock it at the end and/or it is a glitch?

  32. Very helpful site. Do you have photos of the unlocked makeup looks? Or of the new hair styles from the mall salon?

  33. I also bought 4 pieces of vanity when it was featured on sale for a limited time. I guess I will not be disappoint that much if I missed the make-up artist hobby limited prize because the vanity looks the same… I’ve just realize that I really buy sale items that I can afford even when I don’t use it yet… Just for future use… like the music festival dress last time.
    Thank you @weightlessmagic for your helpful blog.

  34. I haven’t completed the pretty little planter quest yet, but the makeup and bargain quests got activated.
    This means i can’t unlock the time limited prizes because i can’t do the hobby yet😦

  35. Girllllll. Last time I’ve visited my neighbors mall and then poof! Make up Artist and Fashion Hunter and Pretty Little Planters Quest just begun! Time is running and I don’t know how I will complete those quests since I haven’t build my mall yet.😦 I won’t even get the prize for it which I think is really cool. Do you have any suggestion/advice? Helllllpppppppppp!!!😦 T_T

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