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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 Long Beach makeup artists
Jennifer A.
I was in need of a good makeup artist to do my makeup for my graduation ceremony and I came across Carina, I was a bit nervous considering I didn’t know her but I’m really glad I did!! She was very patient and understanding of how I wanted to look and she did an amazing job (: she was very professional and made me feel extremely comfortable. She’s an amazing person and I couldn’t be more happy to have hired her!!
Vixx Lush Bridal ArtistryVixx Lush Bridal Artistry
Madison G.
Working with Alyssa was great. The trial was easy and she captured what I wanted for my wedding day. I felt beautiful and the makeup lasted all night! She was flexible with other people wanting to do their hair and makeup too which was great. The only warning I would give people when booking is punctuality. Day of my wedding she was almost an hour late :/ Because I had read other reviews about her being late, I scheduled her to come early enough for some wiggle room. Lucky I did! But if I hadn’t done that, an hour late would have been unacceptable for a day that is all about schedule! And also for a bride who may be freaking out day of her wedding , for her hair stylist and makeup artist to be an hour late is just not okay at all. Thank you Alyssa! But definitely need to be on time if not EARLY to be taken seriously by clients.
Infinite Beauty LAInfinite Beauty LA
Michael S.
Interviewing makeup artists has really been a hassle, until I meet CiCi! Not only was she quick to respond, she answered all questions I had. She asked for photos of looks and was communicative the day before and day of event. Her work is fantastic! She explained what she was doing and why she was applying certain things. Everyone was very pleased with her and im going to use her for my actual wedding! Want someone who knows how to apply beautiful make up and is extremely personable? hire her! You wont regret it.
Looks by CiciLooks by Cici
Christina L.
I was looking for a makeup/hair artist for my wedding and came across Sabrina's profile. I really liked what I saw so I hired her for a makeup/hair trial. The day we scheduled the trial it was raining like crazy and stormy. I called Sabrina incase she wanted to reschedule but it turned out she was already on her way anticipating traffic due to the rain which I thought was very professional of her and of course I was happy we didn't need to reschedule. She showed up early and a little wet from the rain, but ready to work. I showed her the look I was going for and she executed it perfectly. I was sold, my mom and sister decided to use her services as well. Sabrina kept in touch with me before the wedding to figure out a time line and even bought extra false lashes I wanted a day before the wedding, which was one less thing for me to worry about. Sabrina showed up on my wedding day and was ready to work at the exact time we talked about. She got my mom and sister done which they looked great all night and saved the most time for myself. She really wanted me to be happy with my look and made sure I was happy with everything she was doing. I did ask her to try the other two lashes she picked up for me because I thought I wanted a little more of a dramatic look, but it turns out dramatic was a little too much for me ha ha; I liked the lashes she originally picked out for me from the start, I should have listened to her, she is the professional. We did take a little more time messing with the lashes, which was my fault but Sabrina still had me ready at the perfect time. She executed my look and I was so happy with everything. While I was getting dressed my daughter's curls fell loose and Sabrina quickly curled her hair with the little time remaining, that really helped me and I appreciated her for doing that. Sabrina is so sweet and down to earth, even being on a time strain, we had great conversations, and yet she is still professional and prompt. I felt like a princess or celebrity for the day and got so many compliments all night long. I will definitely be using her for future events, she's great, Thank You again! Wedding Date: February 26th, 2017
Makeup by BeanMakeup by Bean
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