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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 Ashburn makeup artists
Azi Z.
The best makeup artist ever .
Makeup by NewshaMakeup by Newsha
Prudence C.
We had 3 makeup artists but the only one that stood out was KeeBeauty. Every one was asking about our makeup artist. She is really great she even helped my sister with her hair. Awesome price too. If you need a makeup artist KeeBeauty is the one.
Confident Beauty by KeeConfident Beauty by Kee
Jacqueline P.
Shaketha did a great job! On time and professional makeup artist who is really sweet!
Vivid Glam ArtistryVivid Glam Artistry
Raquel V.
It's always a pleasure sitting in her chair!! I looked amazing after she was done. If you're looking for a great makeup artist BOF Makeup Artistry is it!!
BOF Makeup ArtistryBOF Makeup Artistry
Carina W.
Was great working with Bia She is an excellent makeup artist. Looking forward to working with her again.
Makeup by B I AMakeup by B I A
Courtney G.
Overall wonderful experience. Very talented makeup artist. Extremely Professional. She arrived on time & finished on time.
Christine B.
In my experience the makeup artist showed up late. The photographer was paid by hour so it caused me to waste money and time. I asked for a makeup look that the artist agreed to do. After the shoot she explained that she couldn't produce the same look because of photo filters on models. I had a total of 5 models and due to bad timing it allowed about 19 minutes per model. The models complained about the smell of mildew in the brushes. My makeup did not last, and I was not happy with the final product. I had to do a reshoot due to the makeup. The artist was nice and fast, but the work was rushed. When I reached out to the artist she refunded 5 percent of what she charged even though I had to do a reshoot. Starting with the first shot of the photoshoot my lashes are halfway off. I appreciate anyone's effort, but the makeup was not worth the price and the artist did not produce what we agreed on.
Makeup By AndreaMakeup By Andrea
Mirna F.
I was simply blown away by Bridal Glam and Co hair and makeup services ! The first moment I was handed the mirror to see my completed makeup look it was simply perfect! No, seriously! Usually you might ask the makeup artist the adjust this or soften that , but it was honestly PERFECT! And her application is soft and gentle. My hair turned out even Better than the picture I provided . It had natural movement and even lasted days after ! And to top it all off both the hair and makeup artist were just the sweetest !
Bridal Glam and CoBridal Glam and Co
Rama B.
Amani did a great job with my makeup. She took my skin type and if I had any allergies into consideration. She took the time to make everything look perfect. She is an artist and my face was her canvas. She is easy to talk to and we had a nice conversation. I felt confidant and pretty; the feeling and the makeup lasted all day. She is a professional, considerate and kind lady. I highly recommended Amani as a Makeup Artist.
The Perfect FinishThe Perfect Finish
Rachella W.
Jo was so nice, she responded to my text immediately. She did my daughters Makeup for her prom at the last minute with no problem. My daughter looked so glamorous. She’s definitely gonna be our new makeup artist.
Glamorous Touch Makeup ArtistryGlamorous Touch Makeup Artistry
Alda T.
Kalisa is amazing makeup artist! I reached out to her at the last minute. She quickly responded to my needs as I needed a makeup and hair-do for my bridal session. She answered all my questions and made me feel at ease with the whole Covid situation. She arrived on time and setup immediately. She is very smart and down to earth artist. I highly recommend her for your next makeup or hair glam! Thanks Kalisa! I’ll definitely book you for any upcoming events in the future. XOXO, Alda
Kalisa MakeupKalisa Makeup
Breana P.
I didn’t receive service. Artist overbooked for the day I had an appointment. So I had to find someone else to do my makeup at a late notice.
Kanvas by KrisKanvas by Kris
Virginia D.
I utilized this company for my wedding makeup. The main make up artist was not available because my request was short notice, but her alternate was amazing. I felt confident and beautiful.
Je Crois Brows and Beauty (aka Glamorous by Linda)Je Crois Brows and Beauty (aka Glamorous by Linda)
Thumbtack Customer
I am sooo glad I found this makeup artist. She was very professional and even when I made a mistake on the date I needed her services she was very accommodating. She listened to my concerns and ensured she took time to understand the look I was going for. I would definitely recommend this beautiful young business woman to anyone looking for a makeup artist. I can't wait to use her services again and try more looks.
Artistry by CocoArtistry by Coco
Laura D.
Kali is awesome and I highly recommend her service 10+/10! I realized at around 7:30pm or so on a Saturday night that I need a professional makeup artist the next morning at 7:30am for a photoshoot. I am so lucky that she replied to my request by around 8pm saying that she can travel to me for the morning appointment. Particularly because her makeup skills are absolutely unmatched!! Her travel kit is so impressive. I have had many makeup artists work on me, and she by far knew best how to make all of my positive features pop while hiding the imperfections. I think she is great at customizing the makeup to your specific face type and she did what I had asked for (smoky eye, full coverage, etc.) She even helped me quickly after the makeup was done with my clip-in extensions haha, it was so nice of her! She did a better job on my makeup than my wedding makeup artist. Now I'm divorced, so if I get married again I can hire her for that! Haha. I look forward to her doing my makeup again tomorrow afternoon. Book her! You will be happy you did :)
Kalisa MakeupKalisa Makeup
Ashley M.
Syndey was not only very professional but she was very sociable and I felt like I had an older sister by the end of the session! The makeup and hair was beautiful and I couldn’t have picked a better artist.
Sydney Grace BeautySydney Grace Beauty
Melanie G.
Jerilyn was on time and professional. She listened to my concerns and even changed some things I wasn’t crazy about once she finished. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist.
Makeup By JerilynMakeup By Jerilyn
Thumbtack Customer
Olga is the makeup artist to hire! I hired her to do my bridal makeup. She is so friendly and really listens to what you want. The makeup she uses feels so light and it didn't look like I had a bunch of stuff caked on my face. The best part is that I still looked like me, just a more enhanced and flawless looking me! So if you're getting married or going to a fancy event, Olga Reza is your girl :)
Olga's Make Up to PerfectionOlga's Make Up to Perfection
Koo G.
I hired Jo for the weekend while vacationing in Houston. Despite the many setbacks I had with flights being delayed she was very understanding. She did an amazing job with my makeup! I now have a permanent makeup artist whenever I'm in Houston. I also met a new friend! Hey Jo!!! See you next time
Glamorous Touch Makeup ArtistryGlamorous Touch Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
I absolutely loved working with Dawn, not only was she my makeup artist we built a friendship. She was very professional and did fantastic job on my face for my wedding. She also had my bridesmaids on point.
Dawn Nicole Faces of BeautyDawn Nicole Faces of Beauty
Briana H.
I live in Fort Worth, TX and needed a makeup artist for a last minute photo shoot in Houston for our wedding website. She was responsive, quick, and gave me exactly what I needed! I would definitely book her again if in the area!
Fairy Blend MuvaFairy Blend Muva
Rita G.
Linda made me literally look gorgeous. She was patient, listened to what “look” I wanted, and took her time—I never felt rushed. She is a very, very good makeup artist. You’ll look like a model when she’s done
Je Crois Brows and Beauty (aka Glamorous by Linda)Je Crois Brows and Beauty (aka Glamorous by Linda)
Thumbtack Customer
I found Nicole though Thumbtack and she was the makeup artist for my wedding. She pays attention to what you want as well was making recommendations that she believes would suit you. She’s also very responsible and has a delightfully easygoing personality. Highly recommend Nicole!
Impeccable BeautyImpeccable Beauty
Sana S.
Asra is one of the best makeup artists I have ever come across in my life! She is professional, punctual, and her work speaks for herself! All my family and friends have been so excited after seeing her work that they are all ready to hire her for their future events. She is the best!
Bridal Art StudioBridal Art Studio
Sabrina B.
I was coming from Miami to Houston for my sister's wedding. My sister called me anxious asking me to do her makeup when I arrive. She was having trouble finding a makeup artist who was good and also reasonable. I decided to do my own research and I found Jolie. Jolie responded quickly and was very accommodating. She was eager to answer my questions and also willing to speak with the bride. My sister was very pleased with Jolie, she complimented her promptness, friendliness and the quality of makeup experience. She was very satisfied with her makeup.I am so thankful to Jolie for making her the most beautiful bride ever!
Makeup By Jolie JadeMakeup By Jolie Jade
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