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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 Los Angeles makeup artists
Durr e.
She is great makeup artist
Rachel Bruno Makeup LLCRachel Bruno Makeup LLC
Destini D.
Hey, if you’re looking for a makeup artist that is professional, neat, quick, patient, and punctual, THEN BREEZO is the person to choose! She did my makeup glam for my birthday recently on February 2nd & after she was done, I was DEFINITELY taking lots of pictures because the makeup came out BOMB! Thank you again Breezo! I will 100% recommend you to family, friends, or whoever is looking for a makeup artist! See you next time!! ❤️❤️
Makeup Artist BreezoMakeup Artist Breezo
Leyda O.
Casiano was an excellent makeup artist for my cousin's prom makeup look. Casiono's work is definitely glamorous, I loved her work. She was also very professional with us and adjusted to us, she does your makeup to your liking. Thank you Casiono!
XObeautiful ArtistryXObeautiful Artistry
Chrissie P.
Monica is a total sweetheart who is extremely talented. I could not have asked for a better makeup artist for my wedding day. My bride, mom and myself looked amazing. Thank you.
Glam by Monica.J BeautyGlam by Monica.J Beauty
Araceli B.
Kristy was an awesome, wonderful makeup artist. She really made my daughter s day amazing. My daughter was extremely happy and grateful. Lucy looked AMAZING THANK YOU KRISTY❤️
Beauty and A BrushBeauty and A Brush
Thumbtack Customer
Suvdaa IS AMAZING! She is for now on my GO TO makeup artist, she's so sweet, professional and quick! She made me feel so welcomed, offered me water and a great conversation.
E.J. M.
I'd definitely recommend Julie to anyone looking for a professional makeup artist! She is super professional, knows what she's doing, and is exceptionally sweet. We coordinated smoothly which made the process a lot easier. I don't know anything about makeup but she helped guide me while still allowing me to be me.
Makeup by Julie HirjiMakeup by Julie Hirji
Shudan W.
Rachel is a very dedicated professional. She thinks a lot from the perspective of clients, and I received many useful advice from her regarding how to match makeup with characters. A very easygoing and beautiful artist.
Ashley G.
Julie did an AMAZING job on my wedding day makeup. She arrived early to set up, finished on time, and my makeup lasted so well throughout the day! I would definitely recommend her to anybody looking for a makeup artist. She is affordable and provides quality services. Not to mention the amazing touch-up kit that was included with the fee! It included some powder, an application sponge, some lipstick, and an applicator! 10/10 stars for Julie!!
Makeup by Julie HirjiMakeup by Julie Hirji
Leeza B.
Monica is amazing! She is truly a professional makeup artist and made me look like a movie star for my big Award night. She's also such a sweet soul. Whenever I'm in LA Monica will definitely be the person I call. :-)
Glam by Monica.J BeautyGlam by Monica.J Beauty
Thumbtack Customer
Tina was awesome!!! I needed to get natural makeup done for acting headshots. One would think it should be easy to find someone to do the job, but it's really not, especially for a reasonable price. I used makeup artists in past for the same work, and they just didn't give me the right look. So, I was a little anxious this time around. However, Tina was really warm and receptive. I told her exactly what I wanted, she listened, and executed beautifully and efficiently. The makeup lasted for the entire shoot, and the best part, I didn't have to deplete my bank account to get great service and work. I will definitely be using her again. Also, this site was very helpful with me finding an artist slightly last minute.
Tina Mit ArtistryTina Mit Artistry
Sahra a.
Best makeup artist! She truly does know how to work with ALL skin tone which is something not a lot mua know how to do. She will make you feel comfortable and actually cares about her work. 100/10!
Makeup by Julie HirjiMakeup by Julie Hirji
Hannah F.
Ani did such an amazing job, all my bridesmaids looked gorgeous. She got everyone done in a timely manner and it was such a treat to have everyone glowing and looking beautiful. If you’re looking for a makeup artist, she’s your girl! Thanks again Ani 🤍
Julia K.
Ani is a talented makeup artist and was a pleasure to work with for me. I was impressed with the work she did and looked and felt amazing during my shoot! I will definitely be working with Ani again in the future and recommend her to anyone looking for a pro MUA. She is awesome!
Crystal T.
Julie did the makeup for my wedding and I have to say, SHE IS AMAZING!!! After my trial make-up session, I literally got compliments on my makeup everywhere I went and the day of my wedding was no different. I had a rather large bridal party with 10 women total getting makeup done. Some members of my party were a little hesitant about getting a full face of makeup but Julie made sure everyone loved their look. She's really attentive and responsive to individual client needs. Everyone walked out looking absolutely flawless! Honestly, could not have chosen a better makeup artist. I'll definitely be booking with Julie in the future whenever I need professional services. She's the best!!!
Makeup by Julie HirjiMakeup by Julie Hirji
Christina S.
I have worked with quite a few makeup artist for headshots and this was by far the best experience. Alyssa was friendly and asked questions to ensure that I got the look I wanted. I don't even think I was clear but she definitely got it. I will be using her services again!
Infinite Beauty LAInfinite Beauty LA
Thumbtack Customer
I'm always so iffy when meeting with a new makeup artist. Many cake it on, some do too minimum or don't have the same vision of the makeup you wanted in your head. It's always a roll of the dice. But Annaliza was AMAZING! I'm so used to touching my makeup up myself or blending it better after I get my makeup done cause I can get so OCD over it, but with Anna everything was blended, smooth, & exactly what I had requested. She may be more of a perfectionist than me! Even if it was a tweak at your eyebrows, or a blemish not completely covered, she was on top of it looking for any faults. Ending result, there were none! It was the first time I tried to go out of my way to make sure my makeup stayed exactly how it was done, didn't change a thing. And of course, she has the sweetest, most down to earth, bubbly personality! She makes you feel completely comfortable,very easy to talk to, and always able to keep the conversation going. I completely adore her, by far the best makeup artist I've gotten to work with! So much so, I booked her again tomorrow! I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Annaliza!
Daniela H.
Sandy was an amazing amazing worker! She worked fast and with quality she made sure I felt comfortable when she was doing my makeup. She was also very very respectful and kind! Her hair artists was also just as amazing she did my hair quick and fast with quality! I’m proud to say I will if I ever need makeup and hair again will be giving Sandy a call! She is a great worker and very qualified!
Makeup by Sandy❤️Makeup by Sandy❤️
Thumbtack Customer
Frances was AMAZING! She knew exactly what I wanted and she was very professional. This was my first time hiring a makeup artist and she made me feel very comfortable. I loved how she made my eyes and my facial features stand out. Everyone that saw me absolutely loved my makeup, I had people giving me compliments all night. I will definitely hire Frances again for my next event :)
Beauty by BlytheBeauty by Blythe
Thumbtack Customer
Virginia is so far the best makeup artist I've ever met. She did a fantastic job for my prom and I was beyond happy with my makeup and my hair. If you really want to look gorgeous I suggest you immediately hire Virginia because I can guarantee you that you will not regret it. She is a very fun and interesting person who is easy to get along with and she's extremely positive and has a very good positive attitude. Thank you so much Virginia because you went above and beyond with my hair and makeup. I loved it and I am sure I will hire you again soon.
Makeup by VirginiaMakeup by Virginia
Thumbtack Customer
Suvdaa is such an amazing make up artist and a great person! She did hair and makeup for my mom and I on my wedding day. Everything was perfect and we couldn't be happier. She is also a kind and interesting person, which made for great conversations and a calming presence during the pre-wedding jitters. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Zilvinas G.
Had an emergency on the day of red carpet event. Luckily Xochitl got back to me saying she’s available to come to my hotel and do the makeup for me and my fiancé on time for the event. We’ve never had makeup done, so it was our first experience; and what an amazing experience it was! Xochitl listened to everything we wanted and delivered beyond our expectations. We’ve had a female friend with us who Xochitl also did makeup for even though it wasn’t planned prior booking. We’ve never felt so confident and beautiful before. It was fun, exciting and Xochitl was brilliant with communication, skill, and work pace. She was so professional, yet made it feel as if we’ve known her for years. It’s a shame we’re from London, because we’d absolutely love to have Xochitl as our makeup artists for every upcoming event / night out. She’s talented and an awesome person... Anyone considering XObeautiful Artistry as their MUA then look no further because you’ve found yourself a real gem.
XObeautiful ArtistryXObeautiful Artistry
Joyce C.
My oh my, where to start! Mobile Radiance is AMAZING! I did a photo shoot with their artist Vanessa as my makeup artist and she absolute slayed the look I was going for. I showed her a picture of the idea I had in mind and she totally brought it to life! She is so good at matching foundation to complexion and ensures you are fully satisfied with the look she creates. There were so many colors to choose from her pallets and if you have an idea, she can most definitely create exactly what you have in mind! I loved working with Vanessa. She is very talented, professional, so sweet and fun to work with! Highly recommend!!
Mobile RadianceMobile Radiance
Annie M.
Alyssa was the point of contact and she provided me with all the information I needed for the makeup artist - Lupe prior to the photoshoot. Working with Lupe was amazing, she was very professional and really understood the looks I was looking for. She knew we were running behind the schedule so she even provided me everything I needed for the shoot before she left. I absolutely loved working with her and would definitely hire her again!
Infinite Beauty LAInfinite Beauty LA
Kirsten U.
Monica was so great!! She was super responsive and easy to work with over Thumbtack and on text, which was really helpful. She was very on time which I appreciated the morning of a wedding! I only gave her a little direction (old hollywood glam) but she knew exactly what to do! She was super easy to get along with, friendly and always made sure I understood what she was doing and why she was doing it. There are so many makeup artists out there, many of them ridiculously expensive for what they do. Monica is very talented (can do hair, makeup, lashes, skin care, lessons, etc!!) and affordable too. I would 100% use her again if I have an event in the area! Highly recommend!
Glam by Monica.J BeautyGlam by Monica.J Beauty
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