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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 Miami makeup artists
Venessa P.
Great makeup artist
Asteria Beauty StudioAsteria Beauty Studio
Nayma V.
Mafe is such a pleasant and talented makeup artist. I had some setbacks for my wedding and she was so kind in accommodating as well as inputting her makeup advice. I received many compliments and I definitely recommend her!
Mafe Arrom Makeup ArtistMafe Arrom Makeup Artist
Theresa A.
We highly recommend Ursela as a makeup artist. She was on time and did exactly what my daughter wanted for her Prom event. Thanks!!!
Uchi MakeUp artistryUchi MakeUp artistry
Thammy E.
Jody was an awesome makeup artist. She was prompt to respond to my questions, texts and emails. She worked around my bride's schedule for the trial and was very attentive, understanding and open-minded to my bride's needs and wants. She was at the meeting place on time with all her equipment. My bride was very satisfied with the final product. I will definitely recommend her as a makeup artist.
JoPe' Elite LLC.JoPe' Elite LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent Makeup Artist she He is very professional and successfully accomplished the look I wanted I would hire her again Thanks Steffany
BeautycultureBeautyculture
Catalina H.
Nicole is AWESOME! She is super responsive, professional, and talented. I hired her to do hair and makeup for me and my bridesmaids and mother for my wedding and everything came out perfectly. I would highly recommend her for anyone who needs a hair stylist or makeup artist for a special event.
Asteria Beauty StudioAsteria Beauty Studio
Alaina G.
Such a wonderful experience!!!! From start to finish. The makeup artist was responsive to questions and punctual day of. She did a wonderful job for the bride to be. We received many compliments our night out! Will use again.
Wondrous LookWondrous Look
Isaura V.
It was absolutely wonderful, Marti was very professional, She is very talented and puntual- I’m 71 years old and she new exactly the type of makeup I needed and she also considered my taste and suggestions I will always use her as my makeup artist I had a great experience with her as a professional and as a person.
House of MartiHouse of Marti
Yasmine D.
Maria is a very good and professional makeup artist. I hired her for my wedding, bridal makeup and hair + 4 people. Everybody loved Her work. In my concern, She understood and did exactly what I wanted. She came on time and stayed until I had to go the ceremony. Thank you again Maria. Yasmine
Mafe Arrom Makeup ArtistMafe Arrom Makeup Artist
Debby E.
I had a special event in Miami for which I booked Isca for a late afternoon appointment. Two days before the appointment she messaged saying she could only do the makeup early in the morning instead of the late afternoon appointment as she had taken another job. That would not work for me, since my ceremony was in the evening and by then my makeup and hair styles would have been compromised. I was fortunate to find another makeup artist on Thumbtack at the last minute.
The Hitching PostThe Hitching Post
Lourdes M.
Wish I could give Alexandra 10 stars! She did hair and makeup for me and my best friend’s baby reveal.. Thank you so much for the amazing hair & makeup! You are a true artist! Not only was she punctual, did beautiful makeup, but she was a lovely person to get to know! I wanted her to stay and enjoy the event with us. I would absolutely recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you so much for everything ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Beauty By AlexandraBeauty By Alexandra
Liz R.
Ill start by saying Nika is extraordinary, very puntual. I don’t use makeup very often and was afraid of the change but i must say she did an amazing job, flawless and beautiful. She even gave me a few tips to take care of my skin. Would call her every time, she is a beautiful makeup artist. Very pleased and happy
Beauty by NikaBeauty by Nika
Stephanie S.
Nicole was so great for my wedding party! She did the makeup and hair beautifully and it lasted all night! When I got home the makeup was still perfect from being outside for a good 2 and all the dancing and meet and greets with my guests. Really couldn't have asked for a better artist. She was perfect! Would ask her to do another event in the future!
Asteria Beauty StudioAsteria Beauty Studio
Kirsten S.
I was in Miami for a week and had Carolina do my makeup and hair for an event. I loved her and the way everything turned out. I received a ton of compliments. Carolina is easy to talk to and a true artist. I would HIGHLY recommended her.:)
Wondrous LookWondrous Look
Davonna T.
Claribel is such an amazing artist! I booked her makeup services for my birthday with 4 other gals. We are all different shapes, sizes and colors. She had everything makeup wise provided and made us all look AMAZINGLY STUNNING on my birthday. We all looked like models. She is awesome. Not only is she a great artist, her presence was welcoming and her vibes were so warm. We all had an amazing time connecting with her while she made us look amazing. We all each had different ideas of what look we wanted and ahe nailed it! THANK YOU
Claribel / Belle Beauty LLCClaribel / Belle Beauty LLC
Thumbtack Customer
we were looking for a makeup artist for a corporate video shoot and found Patti online. she was professional, punctual, communicative, and really knew her stuff. she came very well prepared with clean and professional equipment.most importantly she was great with our client! we will definitely be using her services in the future!
Patti from the BlockPatti from the Block
Michelle S.
My experience with Emily was AMAZING!! I hired her for a Christmas Party and she arrived on time, was professional, and my makeup looked beautiful. She also did some loose curls on my hair and they held up all night. I received so many compliments throughout the night. In addition, she also did my wife’s makeup and it was light, natural and very elegant. You can tell she loves what she does and I will be using her again this upcoming week for another Christmas Party. If you are looking for a makeup artist that has the skills, professionalism, and reliability... then Emily is your choice. Thank you Em!!
Emily Marie BeautyEmily Marie Beauty
Lourdes P.
I was looking for a Makeup Artist to do my makeup for my sons's wedding. I booked a trial appointment with her based on her outstanding reviews. She arrived promptly and did an amazing job. I then booked her for the wedding and as expected, she arrived promptly at our appointment time. Bri has a cheerful and friendly personality. She made me feel very comfortable and did exactly what I wanted. She was perfect! I would definitely hire her again! Thanks Bri!
Bri Soffa Makeup ArtistryBri Soffa Makeup Artistry
Tomlin h.
Mrs. Welch was amazing. She is very talented and so kind hearted. She definitely took the look I wanted and made it even more than what I could have ever imagined:) thank you so much Mrs.Welch. I have definitely found my new makeup artist for every occasion.
Faces by Tech niquezFaces by Tech niquez
Melissa G.
Alexandra is going to be my savior for my wedding day! I was having a really hard time finding the right makeup artist but then I found Alexandra. She did a fantastic job with the trial run, she listened to my needs and exceeded expectations! Not to mention, she is very personable and professional. Thank you, and I'm so excited to work with you again!!
Beauty By AlexandraBeauty By Alexandra
Janis R.
Bri is an excellent artist. She’s very good at what she does! I highly recommend her! I was above satisfied with the end result! I asked for a natural look and she did an amazing job. Not only is she good with makeup but very easy going’s and responds to your text or email quickly. She has a great personality. Thank you Bri for doing such a great job on a specials day for me. I received so many compliments!
Bri Soffa Makeup ArtistryBri Soffa Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
Naykia was absolutely amazing, my bestfriend i came down to Miami for her 21st birthday. Naykia was in contact with me from the beginning super helpful at answering all of my questions. I have met a lot of makeup artists but no one like Naykia she is super friendly and professional. Her work is flawless me and my friend were getting compliments all night long. Naykia is very talented and i wish she was located in Vancouver Canada i would use her for all my events. Ladies if you are in Miami you need to book with Naykia best make up artist i have worked with. thank you again Naykia. When i get married i will without a doubt be flying you down here!
The Mobile Beauty QueenThe Mobile Beauty Queen
Thumbtack Customer
I was a little hesitant to use thumb tack to find a make up artist, but after my experience with Aura I am so glad I did! I hired Aura to do my make up for my engagement photo shoot with my fiancé. She wasn't the least expensive of the quotes that I received however I liked her pictures and all of her reviews, which is why I decided to hire her. She was very attentive to my needs and made sure she had a good understanding of the look that I was going for before we got started. Throughout the process she had me look in the mirror several times to make sure that I liked the way it was looking so far and ask if there was anything I wanted her to change, which I really appreciated (although there was never a need to change anything). Also, I had told her that my biggest pet peeve is when my face looks more pale then my body and since I'm pretty tan right now that's something I was concerned about. Aura matched the airbrush makeup color to my skin tone perfectly! When she was finished my make-up looked fantastic! Thanks to Aura, I am confident that our engagement pictures turned out great and I plan to use her again for my wedding! The only thing that I would suggest is allowing a little extra time if it's the first time she does your make-up because it did take a little longer then expected... but that's understandable considering that she had never seen me before. Another big bonus is that she keeps all of her make-up very clean and sanitary. She had just run out of disposable mascara wands so decided to open up a brand new tube of mascara to use on me and then gave it to me to keep when she was finished. With all that being said, I would highly recommend her for make-up application.
Aura Makeup ArtistAura Makeup Artist
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