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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 East Orange makeup artists
Samantha j.
Omg my first experience getting my makeup done professionally was amazing. Zee made me feel comfortable the moment I arrived. I love how she asked me before doing anything what I would want and how I wanted to feel for night, and let me tell you Zee made me feel so beautiful for my fiancé’ who was in love. Thank you so much and I highly recommend Zee for a makeup artist.
Boujiezee Beauté MakeupBoujiezee Beauté Makeup
Maria B.
I cannot say enough great things about Leylya. She stepped in because the MUA I usually work with was unavailable for a last minute shoot. Leylya exceeded my expectations. The makeup was absolutely flawless, beautiful, appropriate for every outfit my client wore from jeans and t-shirt to formal gown and the makeup lasted the length of the entire shoot. Leylya was not only punctual but she arrived early, set up, and was ready to go as soon as the client arrived. She was professional and engaging, and she spoke to the client about the look the client wanted for her photos which was a natural but elevated look. She said she wanted to look like herself. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with Leylya and I hope to work with her many more times in the future. If you are in need of a professional makeup artist for photos, weddings, events, or any occasion look no further!!
Makeup Leylya ErdincMakeup Leylya Erdinc
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I would like to start off by sharing that I dont wear makeup on a daily day I take care of my skin and prefer to go natural and bare face. Recently I had a very important job inteview which I wanted to make certain that I was prepared for and bring my A plus presentation to this job inteview. I hired Devon because he had the most experience in his craft and seeing from his pictures the makeup was blended well to ones complexion and the makeup didn't look cakey or fake. From the time I spoke to Devon over the phone his first impression was professional and direct and answered all my questions about what I had an idea of how my makeup should be. I wanted a polish, conservative, day look for my inteview. We spoke about shade of lipstick color and went with the choice he had in mind based on his expertise. Provided him the adress to my place via text and gave him the time. 8:00am to start be done by 9:00 am because my inteview was for 9:30 relatively close from where I lived. All this was confirmed from our conversation on the phone and eventually via text. Devon was on time, 10 minutes early since he was already downstairs in the lobby area when he called me. Once he made his way to my apt, he was polite, had all his professional items in a bag. I sat down and he started to do my makeup. He used airbrush, was neat, efficient, and great personality. When it showed me the finished look I was Amaze at the person I was staring at in the mirror. My makeup was everything I wanted for it to look. Natural. Perfect match on the foundation with my skin complexion. As a black woman that's so important since we come in so many variance of shades of color. Devon nailed it 100%. He used the right color for my lips that popped but still appropriate for my interview. My eye shadow was exquisite. The entire look was Beautiful and overall well put together. I felt confident to give my best for my job inteview knowing how great I looked. I highly recommend Devon as a professional makeup artist. He is truely talented and as good as he says he is. I plan on calling him again but my next outing will be for a night out on the town. Devon finished at 9:00 am just as agreed on, he cleaned up, and was a true professional. Charismatic and polite. If you want to bring your A plus game heading off to your next event regardless of what it maybe, rest assured Devon is the makeup artist to call in. Thank you for bring out my natural features via your artistry as a makeup artist. I was completely satisfied.
Devon Cass MakeUpDevon Cass MakeUp
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