The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Makeup Artist

GLITCH: The issue with this hobby has now been fixed



Once you complete the Pretty Little Planters Quest and clear the first upstairs area of the mall (read this post for more information) you can then build the make up kiosk:image

Once built the time limit for this hobby will begin and your adult and teen sims will have to complete the hobby collection in 7 days to unlock the beauty vanity for your sims homes:

You will need two sims to complete this hobby at one time, the first sim selects wait for customer and the second sim selects the hobby option:

  • 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:


NOTE: only two sims can complete this hobby at one time

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the make up collectibles. Every time your sims complete this hobby their hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the make up collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL Browse Makeup
1-2 50%
2-3 25%
3-4 18%
4-5 12%
5-6 8%

NOTE: both the sims completing this hobby will level up

The next table shows you for each level what make up collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Frankenliner Prime Example and Concealed are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Fake N Shaker Contour and Blush and Attract are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Brushed Up Powder Prince and Brow Specialist are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Doller Skills Clump Avoidance and Shadow Ninja are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Hot Looker Line It Up and Mascarader are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Model Maker Lash Out and Lip Stick Up are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?

The completed make up collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

The first time you complete each row you will unlock a new mall store, after this time you will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles


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

Check out my Guide to the Mall post for more information on these stores

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the beauty vanity which can be found in the bedroom section and costs S1,000 each:


The rewards for completing this collection are the coin fountain, make up looks and 3LP:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the coin fountain (even if you don’t complete the hobby in the time limit) The coin fountain can be found at the mall:


  • The second to the eighth time you complete this collection you unlock new make up looks for your adult sims


  • From the ninth time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobbies: Fashion Hunter & Bowling & Catwalk Model


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

  1. 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?

  2. 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 🙂

    • So I am doing the makeup artist hobby. At the end of the task, it shows that it is done, even increasing my sims experience. I dont, however, see an exclamation point above either one of their heads. What am I doing wrong? I’m using two adult sims. I even tried with a teenager. I cannot get the icons.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

      • Thanks for this advice, mine has been glitchy as hell and I’ve only managed to get one complete interaction in two days. Bummer that this is a timed quest, but I got them talking before I switched to another sim house so hopefully that will do it.

    • 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 have emailed 4 times. They have given me the vanity unit and 30 LP points but not fixed it. Frustrating because you cant finish the mall without completing the hobby. They have ignored my last email sent 2 days ago. Not impressed. They usually reply pretty quick. But they have no answers

    • 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.

  5. 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??!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 😦

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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??

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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?

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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 😦

  22. 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

  23. sorry if this has been asked before, but can i really get the coin fountain if i don’t complete the collection in time ?? i know that in your post, you say that it’s possible, but when I click on my (still locked) coin fountain, the instructions explicitly state that i need to complete the makeup hobby within the time limit to win the fountain.

    thanks for reading!

    • Is the first sim already there or are they still walking towards it? Usually you have to wait for the first sim to get there, if you still can’t do it try sending your sim upstairs first by clicking on the floor before clicking on the makeup kiosk.

  24. Hi, just wondering if you ever managed to finish all 7 makeup looks? If so, can you please post them? Thank you for a great and very helpfull blog 🙂

    • Unfortunately while I was completing this after I made this post the game I was completing this on crashed and I lost all my progress, I am currently trying to find all the makeup looks now on my other game but it takes ages, I will update this post as soon as I have them all.

  25. I have completed the makeup hobby once to unlock the fountain, and have reset the collection to start on the 7 looks. However I’ve tri d several times and never get a collectible! I only get a % skill increase. Is this to be expected? Do my sims need to be at a certain skill level to get any collectibles at all? I don’t remember this being an issue the first time around.

  26. When I work on this quest, first time, my two sims never ever get the earned collection item. They are on mid-level 5 right now and they still don’t actually get any collection items. Has this kind of thing ever happened to you?

    Kind of annoying!

  27. Hi!

    Thanks for the information. However, there is a glitch I am facing. My two Sims are talking to each other but at the end of 4.5 hours, I do get the percentage increase in the hobby level but I don’t get the collectible. How to correct that??

    • I am having the same issue and was wondering if there was any update on this yet. I have made 2 sims do this for 3 days straight and have not gotten any collectables 6 times.

      • I was actually trying 2 same Sims every time. Only once I got this, when they ended while I was collecting from the Modelling hobby, so that I didn’t see neither any XPs nor percents of hobby and they were waiting with exclamation… (Next time when I came to Mall by them I got only XPs and % and nothing else)

      • To let everyone, who reads this anyway, the glitch is still there. I have tried countless times and every time the counter reaches 0 nothing happens. But don’t trust the devs, I have told them of items appearing around my town and I am unable to remove them as they appear in community lots such as the stables and campgrounds and so far no action has been taken.

  28. Can you help me please? For some reason I keep doing this hobby..(consultant/customer) & I get a % upgrade, but none of the makeup. I’m not even getting duplicates….I’m getting nothing. I look at the hobby & the list shows no progress. What do you think the problem is? I’m losing time.

  29. I tried most of the tips here, and no matter what I do, when my two sims finish doing this make-up thing, they only level up and they don’t have an exclamation mark above them to get a collectible. Could somebody help?

  30. Hi, when completing this hobby, only the 1st sim doing ‘wait for customer’ is levelling up. I feel like the 2nd sim should be because when i start them on ‘browse’ I get the jack of all trades hobby, but then after hobby action is finished the 2nd sim isn’t changing hobbies. Is this a glitch??

    Also should each sim get a collectible or only the first sim?

    I contacted makers but they were unhelpful.

    • It should be the first sim who is levelling up as they are the makeup artist, the other sim is the customer. If you are still having this issue and would rather it was the other sim with the hobby I would suggest you swap them around.
      Only one sim gets the collectible, again it should be the makeup artist earning this.

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