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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 Midtown makeup artists
Caroline L.
Maria is one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever used. On time, professional and wonderful artist. I hire a lot of makeup artists in different cities but when it comes to Atlanta - she is it for me!
Makeup by MariaMakeup by Maria
Tina R.
Awesome makeup artist! I do recommend!
Parul s.
Amazing experience - probably one of the best makeup experiences I have had in a while. Great convo and an incredible makeup artist
Mobile Beauty Bar ATLMobile Beauty Bar ATL
Deborah P.
Keira is the best and will be my makeup artist for as long as she will have me!!! Thanks KiKi!!!!!
Keira Rosati Makeup Artistry (Makeup Only)Keira Rosati Makeup Artistry (Makeup Only)
Thumbtack Customer
Dominika was able to help me out in a pinch (another makeup artist had to cancel). She was professional but personable and did an excellent job on my makeup.
Sayuri Beauty & CosmeticsSayuri Beauty & Cosmetics
AshleyAnne J.
I had a great experience with Jennifer. She is super kind and talented. A great makeup artist!
Makeup by J’DelorMakeup by J’Delor
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, great makeup artist and person all together. I told her the look I wanted and she nailed it...everyone was complimenting me on my makeup.
Beauty by Blasina - Makeup & Hair ProsBeauty by Blasina - Makeup & Hair Pros
Mona R.
Adrienne was amazing! She was friendly and very easy to work with; especially for a makeup novice like me looking for a makeup artist for my wedding. I look forward to seeing her again in October!
ENVY Makeovers LLCENVY Makeovers LLC
Brandy L.
Krystal Rae IS an artist. My wedding makeup was beautiful and I felt great. I would definitely recommend her!
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
Lynn L.
The best makeup artist I've ever worked with and I've worked with a lot. From NYC to Nashville TN to Atlanta Ga. Krystal is the best
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
Paula h.
Absolutely my favorite makeup artist of all time. She is professional, detailed and responsive. I give her my highest recommendation for group and individual events.
Danielle T.
I am so glad that I had Anthony as my makeup artist on my trip. Thank you so much for coming through last minute, you are seriously talented! My makeup looked beautiful, I felt beautiful and not to mention my boyfriend thought I looked “stunning”!! You made me feel so comfortable, I couldn't have pick a better make up artist!
Anthony PratherAnthony Prather
Brandi D.
Monika is a lovely artist. She is attentive and works extremely hard to meet the needs of the client. She is warm, an excellent communicator and made sure my makeup was expertly done for my photoshoot!
Monika Makeup ArtistryMonika Makeup Artistry
Latressa M.
Reem did an amazing job on my bridal party makeup and I . She’s very professional and take pride in her work to make sure you get the look want. Ladies if you’re looking for a makeup artist You definitely need to go to Reem!!! She’s the best and I will be booking her again.
Reem BeautyReem Beauty
Alexis A.
Kat was awesome and accommodating!!! When I had a last minute cancellation from another makeup artist two days before my boudoir photo shoot, she came to me, followed COVID protocols, was friendly and fun, and did a fantastic job with my makeup!!! All at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend her!
milk & honey artistry 🍯milk & honey artistry 🍯
Brittany R.
Krystal Rae was fast, efficient, and did an AMAZING job with my makeup before a photoshoot. I didn’t have to say a thing, and somehow she landed on the perfect look. Super skilled. She was also super responsive and flexible given my tight schedule that day. Favorite makeup artist to date. Will definitely book again.
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
Michelle M.
Blasina did an amazing job! I mostly wanted to use Mac makeup products and she did an incredible job mixing and blending. She has an extensive makeup kit and loved her special light that she uses when applying makeup. As u can see from the photo attached nothing had even been retouched yet and this photo was taken on an IPhone while we waited for my photographer to set up! She will be my go too makeup artist for all my photo shoots and hopefully, one day, my wedding as well:)
Beauty by Blasina - Makeup & Hair ProsBeauty by Blasina - Makeup & Hair Pros
Sidney M.
Extremely professional and very skilled! I enjoyed the ability to pay via invoice, and I loved how my photo shoot turned out which was definetly a result of the way my makeup looked. This was a birthday adult cake smash photo shoot and I wanted a princess look with lots of glow😃I would recommend Krystal to my friends as a talented makeup artist.
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
Becca p.
I now have a new makeup artist! Can’t say enough good things about Ant. He gave me the exact look I wanted! He couldn’t have been sweeter and was very knowledgeable. Highly, highly recommend!
Beat By AntBeat By Ant
Ginna D.
BEWARE! These are not picture of her actual work. I was really adamant about finding a makeup artist in Atlanta on behalf of TT . Krystal Rae contacted me and sent me her quote. I was ready to book her until I showed my best friends her page, pictures and she pointed out to me that she stole other peoples work. These are pictures from Lovelylynn & Lonicely. And possibly could be more artist here. DO NOT BOOK. Update: The photos of the other artists work has been deleted for now.
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
Fadlyna J.
The best makeup artist i have ever had! I used her for a two day pageant weekend and not only did she come to do my makeup within reasonable time, but she also made me look and feel like a queen. I couldn't stop looking at myself and how natural the makeup looked! She was very professional and made sure i was ready for the all the days events without turning into an oily mess. Such a great person with flawless skills. You wont regret a single penny
Elinor A.
Krystal Rae is not only the perfect makeup artist but also a very friendly, nice lady. My daughter looked stunning thanks to her. Krystal uses cruelty free product as my daughter is a vegan and she had a wide collection for vegans. We will definitely use her again.
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
Michelle W.
Coco was amazing. First she was on time and set up ready to go! Second she did the makeup so good and really listened to what we wanted! And I LOVE A MAKEUP ARTIST WHO CLEANS THEIR BRUSHES!! She was in the mix during the photoshoot to make sure the models looked their best in front of the camera every time! I definitely recommend her to anyone. We are going to book her again for future shoots! Thank you Coco!
Faces by CocoFaces by Coco
Kim S.
I am a woman who has not worn makeup more than ten times in my entire life, so I was really nervous about using a professional for my photos. However, all of my worrying was foolish. Katie is an amazing makeup artist who managed to do the impossible-make me fall in love with makeup. Her work is extraordinary. I couldn't believe that was me staring back in the mirror! Not only did I look and feel great, but my husband and my mom were totally impressed. Katie, I love playing with makeup, but I will never do my own as long as you're around. Thanks for giving me a great look for my pictures.
Beauty and the Brush Co.Beauty and the Brush Co.
Ginna D.
BEWARE! These are not picture of her actual work. I was really admitted about finding a makeup artist in Atlanta on behalf of TT . Krystal Rae contacted me and sent me her quote. I was ready to book her until I showed my best friends her page, pictures and she pointed out to me that she stole other peoples work. These are pictures from Lovelylynn & Lonicely. And possibly could be more artist here. DO NOT BOOK
Krystal Rae & CoKrystal Rae & Co
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