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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 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 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.

Reviews for Davie makeup artists
Adam k.
The absolute best makeup artist I have ever had !!
BBDesire GlamBBDesire Glam
Elizabeth F.
Talented makeup artists and great communication/customer service. Thank you! Will use again :)
Bri Soffa Makeup ArtistryBri Soffa Makeup Artistry
Ivette P.
BEST makeup artist !!!! She is so talented. She does a phenomenal work of art. I was so happy with the makeup she did for my baby’s baptism I recommend this company to everyone. I will have her do my makeup again and again. Thank you so much
RushblushbeautyRushblushbeauty
Thumbtack Customer
Mafe is everything you want in a makeup artist: energetic, open to suggestion, efficient, on time, sweet, super accommodating and last but not least INCREDIBLY TALENTED :)
Mafe Arrom Makeup ArtistMafe Arrom Makeup Artist
Kelly F.
Absolutely beautiful makeup artist, very talented! She did my makeup for my wedding and it was stunning I got sooo many compliments! She also responds quickly which I appreciated, would 11/10 recommend!
RushblushbeautyRushblushbeauty
ASHLEY B.
Anjuli is an artist. My makeup was flawless and lasted throughout our outdoor wedding in the middle of June in Fort Lauderdale. I cried so many times and still my makeup was perfect. She’s professional with a long history in this career field.
The Makeup Doctor @themakeupdocThe Makeup Doctor @themakeupdoc
LaDonna W.
Dominique was excellent to work with. She was responsive and very professional when we spoke and met. She is a great makeup artist! I got a lot of compliments about my makeup. I will definitely book her again when I am back in Fort Lauderdale and need my makeup done. Thank you Dominique!!
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Wai S.
She is a great makeup and hair artist. Very patient and kind. She makes me stunning as you could see. She is amazing. 100 + recommend! Will return!
Blushing Beauty CoBlushing Beauty Co
Shayna A.
Paulette is PHENOMENAL!!!!! She’s so talented- she did such an amazing job on my makeup!!! And she saved my photoshoot by last minute find someone to fix my hair disaster! She is now going to be my “go to” makeup artist. Love her !!!
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Kendra S.
Bri was an amazing makeup artist! Her bubbly personality, her excellent skills, and the way she listened to everyone’s specific requests made everyone super comfortable in her chair. She did my makeup and my bridal party’s makeup for my wedding yesterday and it all turned out amazing and even held up in the rain. I would definitely book her again and recommend her for anyone looking to get their makeup done professionally for any reason, especially for a wedding! She’s amazing!
Bri Soffa Makeup ArtistryBri Soffa Makeup Artistry
Anjali R.
I hired Bri to do the makeup for my wedding. We were a large party of ladies and were on a time crunch. There were a few issues with the second artist arriving a little late, but Bri showed up on time and did an excellent job with making sure that all my ladies looked as glam as could be. Prior to the wedding day, she was very easy to get in contact with, was very responsive and really took her time during the trial to make sure things were perfect. She is a talented makeup artist and very easy to work with!
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Natasha A.
As a Caribbean woman with brown skin I know how difficult it can be sometimes trying to find a makeup artist that understands the complexities of our deeper skin tones. I can say with confidence and delight that Savannah was able to match my skin tone better than any other artist!! She’s a joy to work with and was able to easily execute the look as was going for!!!
JussSavvyBeautyJussSavvyBeauty
Emily D.
Bri was the best makeup artist and hair stylist I’ve ever had. She was super personable and talented. I will use her for every event in the future. I wish I could give her more than five stars.
Bri Soffa Makeup ArtistryBri Soffa Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
Being a former Playboy Playmate- I have worked with many different makeup artists! Gabrielle Michelle has by far been the most professional, very caring and made me feel that I was in the best hands and created a stunning airbrushed creation for my best friend's big day!! My makeup lasted the entire event and mind you - Florida is HOT! I'm a NYC girl, wish I could've put Gabrielle in my luggage back to NYC to have her do my makeup all week!!! :) xoxoxoxoxoxo Valentina Marie
Gabrielle Michelle Promakeup ArtistryGabrielle Michelle Promakeup Artistry
Brianna R.
Stephanny is a wonderful makeup artist and hair stylist, I attended a formal wedding in Miami and she was able to accommodate me by coming to my house earlier since I didn't want to be rushing down to the venue. During the South Florida heat and all of the dancing, my makeup and hair stayed on all night and I received many compliments from family and my boyfriend on how perfect it looked. I don't wear much makeup, so having Stephanny do my makeup and hair had me feeling very true to myself, but just super glamorous for a day. By the end of the night, I didn't even want to take it off. Thank you so much Stephanny!
BeautycultureBeautyculture
Robin G.
I contacted Bri just a week before my sister's wedding date. Our scheduled makeup artist had suddenly stopped communicating two weeks before the wedding. Six of us needed makeup done, including the bride. Bri was responsive and professional and I felt I could trust her even after just one discussion by phone. She showed up on time as planned and was amazing to work with. She wasn't rattled by the anxiety and craziness of ladies in the room, was easy to talk to, and did an absolutely beautiful job on all of our makeup.... ladies ranging from ages 21 to 72. I highly recommend Bri and would hire her if needed again. Bri, thank you for making the day easier. Everyone was happy! My sister thought you were great!
Bri Soffa Makeup ArtistryBri Soffa Makeup Artistry
Marissa H.
Nicole is a pleasure to work with. She’s down to earth, comforting and a true artist in her craft. She made me feel relaxed and made me look absolutely stunning for my wedding, both hair and makeup. She also stayed and worked seamlessly with my photographer to make sure I looked my best for every shot. I can’t recommend her enough and I can’t thank her enough for making our day perfect! I will definitely be working with Nicole again!!
Asteria Beauty StudioAsteria Beauty Studio
Kelly F.
Claribel was amazing! We had a fun time together. She was professional and yet fun. I felt bad I had her in the hot summer heat but I thank her for her patience. She made me look like a snack for my pictures. She was the first professional makeup artist I had done to much and she certainly boosted up my confidence level. I was my own model along with four other models I was taking pictures of for my website. I highly recommend her! Thanks Claribel! :) :)
Claribel / BelleBeauty LLCClaribel / BelleBeauty LLC
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