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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.
Reviews for Corona makeup artists
Pegah P.
Tina is amazing!!! I hands down think she is one of the best makeup artist I have seen. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Made my makeup and skin look flawless, received so many compliments!!! Can’t imagine going to any other makeup artist other than her! Thank you!
Angelica l.
Nancy is a great makeup artist! she is skilled, passionate and talented! Thank you so much for doing my daughters makeup for prom. the makeup lasted all evening and she received so many compliments!
Lip Glam ArtistryLip Glam Artistry
Rj B.
Iggy was a phenomenal find! Meeting him was the highlight of my day! He was punctual, sociable, accommodating, kind, quite knowledgeable about makeup and skin, and an absolute joy to be around! He has a beautiful spirit, is passionate about makeup and fashion, an artist at heart, and Iggy desires to please his client. They matter to him! He is a makeup master and a makeup guru or mogul in the making! Without pause, I would definitely hire Iggy to do my makeup, would trust him with my friends and family, and look forward to booking him for my next event. I will have him beautify the ladies’ faces and to spice up the men’s faces, too! We can’t leave them out. They’ll be in the pictures, too!😉
Glam By Iggy (Makeup Only - NO HAIR)Glam By Iggy (Makeup Only - NO HAIR)
Maria G.
Melanie was such a pleasure for me to have you as my makeup artist and hair stylists ...I was beyond happier with your work and even my difficult jumping watering eyes she managed sooo good I wish for more parties to come so I can contact you again
Blissful Makeup by MelannyBlissful Makeup by Melanny
Ashley F.
Tina is super sweet! My makeup on my wedding day turned out pretty, but I was stressed out and almost did it myself because my trial didn’t turn out how I liked. Rather than walk through what I wanted during the trial, Tina did her traditional bridal makeup and surprised me at the end and it just wasn’t what I wanted. I’ll attach trial pictures (4) and wedding day pictures (7). On the wedding day I felt like I needed to micromanage and watch to make sure it wasn’t too heavy or different from my inspo pics, and I also did my own lashes because the lashes she used on my trial were too heavy and unflattering. For the price I paid I would’ve liked to have sit back and been confident in her work but I wasn’t. Also, since I booked her for my wedding day (March 24, 2023) back in 2022 and then booked my trial in 2023 closer to my wedding date, my trial was more expensive than my wedding day makeup which I didn’t think was fair. Trials should be cheaper and I had already booked her for my wedding day so it would’ve been nice to know she upped her prices. Tina is no doubt experienced and is such a sweet human, but if you’re picky like me and have a vision of what you want your makeup to look like I’d just be as upfront as possible from the beginning with any makeup artist you choose! In the end I’m happy with my photos and the makeup and hair from my wedding day, so thank you Tina :)
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