Do you need a make-up artist for your headshots?
Good make-up artists can definitely help hide your flaws and accentuate your features and they can be a vital part of a photo shoot, but headshots should be an accurate and realistic representation of “you”, not a glamourized version. For headshots, you should good, but without looking like you’re wearing make-up. This means that if you feel the need to hire a make-up artist, you will probably want to stick to “natural” looking make-up and avoid heavy eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc.
It is very important that if a casting director chooses to review you, based on your headshot, that you actually look like your headshot. If you feel you require make-up, but are comfortable doing your own, then you probably don’t need a make-up artist.