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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 Fairfield makeup artists
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I had the best time with Pearl. Not only is she awesome at what she does, she make sure to connect with her clients. Its not just a makeup session and part ways. She makes good conversation to get to know you and a chance to get to know her as well. She is a perfectionist and fun artist. I have told all my friends and family about her. She is definitely my permanent makeup artist until eternity. Thnx Pearl keep up the good work and good spirit.
Makeup by PurrrLMakeup by PurrrL
Emily Q.
Suzanne did my wedding makeup and hair for me, and I could not have been happier. I sent her an inspiration photo for eye makeup Andrew hair style and she followed them exactly. She’s a super friendly person and I instantly felt like she was a friend. Her products are clean and they are top shelf. She’s also very flexible in changing things if you aren’t 100% confident that you love it. I completed a trial session a few months before my wedding and I loved the look that she gave me. Even though months had passed between my trial lesson and my wedding, she recreated the makeup and hair style that she did during the trial for my wedding day without any alterations! I recommended her to a friend of mine because her wedding makeup artist backed out at the last minute, and Suzanne was able to accommodate her and do her wedding makeup. Additionally, because my friend did not do a trial with Suzanne, Suzanne worked with her to create the perfect look for her wedding day by altering things until my friend was confident and loved it. I would HIGHLY recommend Suzanne as a makeup and hair artist. I absolutely love her!
Suzanne Mohr MakeupSuzanne Mohr Makeup
Aleesia S.
We hired Star to do our makeup for our 80’s themed party, Star was AMAZING. So pleased with her work, her personality as well professionalism. She was extremely personable, and her talent as an artist is undeniable. She helped bring our 80’s style makeup dreams to reality and made the birthday girl and myself feel and look so pretty. She arrived on time and ready to work! I absolutely recommend her for any of your upcoming events!
Star High BeautyStar High Beauty
Alyssa D.
Teri was absolutely fantastic to work with! I didn’t know what to expect when hiring a makeup artist for a wedding, but she exceeded any expectation I had. She made me feel beautiful on my special day. And she made my bridesmaids look gorgeous!!! I cannot thank her enough for adding to my magical day.
Cosmic Bellezza ArtistryCosmic Bellezza Artistry
Maria C.
Chantelle is a fair-minded business woman who employs extremely talented makeup artists like Ashley. The creative, young lady I had the pleasure to meet. She worked her magic on my eyes and gave me tips on hairstyling for my face shape. Thank you Chantelle and Ashley. Try them out you will not be disappointed.
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