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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 Sacramento makeup artists
Jeannean L.
I couldn’t have asked for a better person to do my makeup on my big day. She is a complete artist and so personable ensuring that everything is perfect for you.
SimplyGorgeous by ReneSimplyGorgeous by Rene
Ivy M.
Mai was an amazing makeup artist. She did my make-up for my wedding. She came on time and is very friendly. I loved my make-up. It was very soft glam vibe and that was exactly what I asked for. The lashes were done really well. It was kinda like single lashes, so it had a 3D effect. My moms make up was also amazing and she loved it. Mia also was just supper helpful in everything. She is amazing!!! Please book her!
Mai Makeup ArtistryMai Makeup Artistry
Linda K.
I had my make up done by Jesse and had a wonderful experience. He was an absolute gem. He listened to every request of mine and for the first time ever, a makeup artist did not make my skin look caky! Over the years, I stopped getting my face made up because make up arists put on too much on and I looked glossy and awful. I put my trust in him and told him my past experiences and he was totally on the same page with me. I loved the end result and wished I could look like that all the time. I had so many compliments on my makeup all day! I felt so special! He even gave me pointers on how to do my own makeup. Jesse was the best. I could not have looked better if I dreamed it. I would 100% recommend him to anyone that wants to look their prettiest and have fun at the same time.
Jesse’s Makeup ArtistryJesse’s Makeup Artistry
Melanie R.
Rene did my wedding makeup and I loved it! I called her 2 weeks before then wedding day and Rene even had time to do a trail with me. She is super kind and has a lot of knowledge about what she does! I booked her in the morning and no touch ups but she offered herself to stop by for touch ups which was super helpful! I told her to do the make up ad natural as possible and she did an awesome job. I definitely recommend her as an make up artist.
SimplyGorgeous by ReneSimplyGorgeous by Rene
Jackie S.
I can’t say enough about the beautiful work Jesse did on my wedding day. Most people probably hire him based off of his amazing before and after’s and positive reviews. But honestly, after watching his YouTube videos I thought he seemed like good personality fit for me and my friends. I wanted someone that would add an element of fun to the wedding. I have had my makeup done before and the girl was a stuck up snob. I am a ”tom boy” and not into the thrills and frills of being girlie…. but it still feels nice to dress up now and then and not feel judged. Jesse was the perfect person for the job!!!!! Everyone in my family and all the brides’ maids adored him. From the moment he showed up he made us feel at ease. He felt like a best friend from the very beginning. The really amazing thing is, not only did we all LOVE him!!!! He literally made us look incredible. Not cakey or over made up. I looked like the best version of me possible……enhanced, radiant and exactly how I dreamed I would look. I just didn’t know that was possible…lol We had age ranges from 16 to 74 and everyone loved the way they looked. He really is a master. I felt like I was having Kim Kardashian makeup artist apply my makeup on my wedding day. We were still talking about him at the reception. I am grateful, blessed and so lucky to have found him. It made a wonderful day even better. Thanks Jesse…I cant express my most sincere gratitude for not only teaching me ways I can improve my makeup skills but for making everyone feel special on the biggest day of my life.
Jesse’s Makeup ArtistryJesse’s Makeup Artistry
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