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How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

  • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
  • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
  • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
  • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
  • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
  • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
  • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

  • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
  • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
  • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
  • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
  • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

Reviews for Scottsdale makeup artists
Lupita T.
Kelsy went above and beyond! My hair and makeup was fabulous! Kelsy is a very professional, and skilled artist, I’m definitely recommend her to anyone.
Kelsium BeautyKelsium Beauty
Christy S.
Cheyenne is a true artist and professional. The most calming part of the wedding day was sitting down to relax in her chair and be transformed into a bride. I know and love makeup...she uses the best and will even use yours for your special day if requested ☺️
Glam by CheyenneGlam by Cheyenne
Thumbtack Customer
Jules is an excellent artist and I highly recommend her for any person's make-up and styling needs! She did an OUTSTANDING JOB with my makeup and hair for a photo shoot this May. I had a smokey eye and blowout done, and I was more than happy with the results! She was attentive to my input, she was kind and polite, and I can't imagine using anyone else in the future for my makeup needs.
Jules ArtisteJules Artiste
Alexa J.
Katie is AHHMAZING!!!!!!! Due to Covid I had quite a few makeup artists cancel on me for my wedding and I stumbled upon Katie through Thumbtack but man what a blessing it was that I met her! She is unbelievably sweet, kind, talented, and professional! She absolutely killed all the bridesmaids makeup and my self! I'm normally pretty oily but my makeup stayed on all day with no problems at all! It was stunning throughout the entire day... and night ;) If you are unsure about your makeup for events PLEASE pick Katie she is so worth it I promise you! Thank you again Katie for making me feel beautiful on the day of my wedding!!
Angell Eyes BeautyAngell Eyes Beauty
Alyssa L.
Alicia was great to work with and really saved the day! I had another makeup artist who had to backout of my wedding due to COVID and Alicia was able to fit me in with less than a week to the wedding! She was so great about asking for feedback while she went during the makeup session and I LOVED how everything turned out! I highly recommend working with Ageless Artistry and will definitely use her services again the next time I have an event :)
Ageless ArtistryAgeless Artistry
Candice A.
I have to say, not only is Nataliya an amazing make up and hairstylist her personality is awesome!! I booked Nataliya for my girlfriend's bachelorette party (so 3 girls hair and makeup) and she surpassed all of our expectations. Especially the bride who doesn't wear any makeup and had never had an artist do her make up and hair before! Not only that, but she also got us all done on time! The girls and I just loved Nataliya! I will be booking her for all my events!
Le Beige BeautyLe Beige Beauty
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