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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.

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.
Reviews for Greenwich Village makeup artists
Katherine G.
Very knowledgeable makeup artist, and was able to change final makeup result after initial makeup application.
Kathryn MakeupKathryn Makeup
Jenna S.
Excellent makeup artist!!, hire her!
Shelliedene B.
She is a great makeup artist ☺️
Emilyn Elaine Makeup NO HAIREmilyn Elaine Makeup NO HAIR
Anna B.
Dany is a great makeup artist, she was doing my makeup for the wedding and it was perfect!
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
J. M.
She is an artist at makeup. Magnificent work
NYC + CT Pro Hair & Makeup by Tajlia HorryNYC + CT Pro Hair & Makeup by Tajlia Horry
Nicole S.
Great makeup artist and very clean and professional.
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Rin R.
Excellent makeup artist. Very thorough and detailed. Highly recommend!
Jennifer mejiaJennifer mejia
Sasha C.
Daniella was punctual for the appointment and was able to give me the makeup look that I desired without much explanation. She knew my vision and was able to execute it well which is what you want from a makeup artist. I was happy with the outcome and recommend this makeup artist.
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Suze N.
Bad experience. You don’t want this person as your makeup artist.
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Deepali D.
She’s an amazing makeup artist! Understand the client needs & delivers great results.
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Rachel J.
Not only a wonderful makeup artist but a genuinely sweet person! I don’t know anything about makeup so not only did she help me out with wonderful makeup but she also told me what each thing which was for which was very comforting and helpful. She also asked me what kind of makeup I like to wear and whether I was comfortable with the feel of the makeup which is awesome cause not every makeup artist does that. Highly recommend!!!!
B.O.L.D Makeup StudioB.O.L.D Makeup Studio
Michelle B.
Emilyn is absolutely incredible: punctual, professional, and above all, a gifted makeup artist. Hire her!
Emilyn Elaine Makeup NO HAIREmilyn Elaine Makeup NO HAIR
Jen G.
Sang did an amazing job and I was extremely happy with my makeup for an event I was attending. He's such a talented makeup artist and very personable as well. Will hire again in the future.
Angela M.
Amazing artist! Captured the essence I was looking for in both hair and makeup! Friendly and just flat out fabulous.
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Mimi N.
Safiyyah is an extremely talented makeup artist and very skilled in bridal makeup with amazing attention to detail and masterful execution from perfect eyeliner to contouring. The look came out flawless and everyone complimented on the amazing makeup and asked who did it! Pictures are in her profile!
Glam EquipeGlam Equipe
Lux S.
Kateryna did an amazing job with my makeup and hair for my photo shoot. She is a true professional and a super talented artist.
Makeup by KatyaMakeup by Katya
Thumbtack Customer
To Those Seeking to Hire a Professional Makeup Artist- I am new to the area and was invited to attend a red carpet event in NYC. I knew there would be celebrities and paparazzi there, so of course I wanted to look stunning. Thanks to Vesta, I felt like one of the stars. She has a beautifully vibrant personality and is a very gifted makeup artist. If you are looking to hire someone to do your makeup, Vesta is your gal! She will make you feel and look fabulous!
Makeup and Hairstyling by VestaMakeup and Hairstyling by Vesta
Thumbtack Customer
I just had my trial with Devon Cass and couldn't be more delighted. This man is a wonderful artist! He brought out beauty that I never believed I had. It was such a great experience! Devon for now on will be my go-to makeup artist!
Devon Cass MakeUpDevon Cass MakeUp
Thumbtack Customer
Ruben is an awesome makeup artist! Setting up my appt. w/him was a breeze and he was able to accommodate my heck schedule! Book with Ruben!!
Beauty by RubenBeauty by Ruben
Abigail F.
Makeup Masters is amazing! Scott is the main contact person and is very easy to work with: extremely kind, responsive and organized. I contacted Makeup Masters 4 months before my September 2022 wedding because of a trial gone wrong with another company, and Scott called me back within minutes to book my wedding date and schedule a trial! He was able to calm all the worries and insecurities I had from my previous trial and made me feel valued, cared for and listened to. The hair and makeup artists swooped in to save the day with their skills and I was able to have a relaxing trial in my own home (with the same artists who would be there on my wedding day). The artists were able to replicate my inspiration pictures perfectly to my hair and face and it left me feeling so beautiful and confident in my wedding day look! Makeup Masters contracts with independent artists to give you a unique team for all your hair/makeup needs! I booked them for my wedding for 8 women (hair and makeup) and the pricing was standard for the area (CT). They contract you with artists in the local area to avoid paying a travel fee, which is a huge plus in the wedding industry! Our hair and makeup finished earlier than scheduled on the wedding day and we all looked and felt amazing! Makeup Masters had me feeling the most beautiful I have ever felt on my wedding day, which is the goal!!
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Mercy A.
Whitney was absolutely amazing along with another artist Heidi. They did makeup for my sister's wedding their were eight bridesmaids and both artist were fabulous, punctual, fast with no delays. The makeup was extraordinary it was beautiful and it lasted all day and all night. God bless you both and thank you again for your services we will definitely use you again. I recommend that anyone reading this should use WhitneyThomasbeauty
Whitney Thomas Beauty LLCWhitney Thomas Beauty LLC
Lorena o.
Kathryn was accommodating and extremely professional. She took her time and overall it was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone looking for a great makeup artist .
Kathryn MakeupKathryn Makeup
Lorene R.
Dany is a highly talented makeup artist who made our day even more special. Thanks Dany! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Danymakeup & hairDanymakeup & hair
Laura A.
Just the best experience I've ever had with a makeup artist! Denoise is very professional and nice, she explained everything to me and even gave me a little sample to make sure I was covered for the day. My makeup lasted all day and it was just fabulous! I'm going to call her next time I need professional makeup for sure!
Beauty by Denoise ~ Hair & Makeup NYCBeauty by Denoise ~ Hair & Makeup NYC
Melissa M.
I hired makeup masters for my elopement day wedding makeup and was very happy with my makeup artist, Rochiani. She had a positive attitude, asked me what look I was interested in and looked at my reference photos and asked me for input about going heavier on the eyes or not. I have attached my photo. I would recommend Rochiani.
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