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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 Yonkers makeup artists
Thumbtack Customer
Lorraine is an amazing makeup artist. She is very crafty and outstanding. Shes's the best there is and I thank her sooooooooooo much.
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Veronica a.
I was very nervous about finding a Makeup Artist & Hairstylist for my wedding day. Makeup Masters were very professional and took what I needed into consideration when assigning me an Artist. Alana, was punctual, professional and easy-going. She took the time to ask me appropriate questions, viewed the photos I showed her and took it all into account when doing my makeup trial. I was very pleased with the finished product. She was able to capture the look I want for my special day! I highly recommend Makeup Masters for your next event!
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Mary R.
Wow I could not be any happier with Emilyn’s makeup service!! Super friendly and professional, Emilyn responded to my request very quickly and on last minute notice. She brings her own chair, LED light, etc… i felt like a full on movie star getting my makeup done! I was hesitant in getting my makeup done bc I have always had skin problems/ acne, but Emilyn completely exceeded all my expectations and made my makeup and skin look truly flawless!! I received so many compliments, and cant imagine going to any other makeup artist than her !! Will recommend to friends and family.
Emilyn Elaine Makeup NO HAIREmilyn Elaine Makeup NO HAIR
Sabrina S.
Sharon is a professional and proficient makeup artist that accentuates the beauty of everyone with the touch of her great prowess of artistry. She doesn't miss any details and stunningly perfects every nook and cranny of your face to the very T. I highly recommend her.
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Lea M.
PentMakeup exceeded in all categories & I am extremely pleased with my results. She added fake lashes for me which was my first time and absolutely no one could tell I was wearing fake lashes. She gave me a beautiful natural look that no other makeup artist has ever done on me before as far as my skin tone and I looked more youthful than ever! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes her services. She is an exceptional makeup artist!! I’m looking forward to having her do my next event(wedding)!
PentMakeup and HairPentMakeup and Hair
Lyanne L.
I hired makeup masters for bridal make up. I had an inspiration photo of the look I wanted. My artist was Alana, and she exceeded my expectations! She made me feel and look naturally beautiful. The quality of the makeup used worked really well on my skin too, it did not feel pasty or heavy. Neither did the lashes! All of my guests raved about how natural my lashes looked and were surprised that they weren’t the individual lash extensions. My make up lasted the entire night. I cannot wait for the next time I have to get glammed up, I’ll definitely use and recommended makeup masters.
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Danielle D.
Chrissy was amazing!!!! I looked flawless, she was professional and gave me the natural look I was going for. Very easy to speak to, products were clean, makeup did not feel heavy, skin did not feel dry the next day, she also did my hair, my curls were perfect. I would highly recommend this artist.
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Saptorshi s.
I was extremely excited to do my makeup. We were talking about meeting for up a Trial makeup after she comes back from vacation. However without any Notification (text or call) she canceled on me. I was told that another Bride already booked her and put a deposit already for those days. Which I totally understand this is her business but very inconvenient to me. Now I am back to circle one looking for a make up artist again. POOR Communication skills.
Kathryn Makeup and BridalKathryn Makeup and Bridal
Thumbtack Customer
If I could hire her to be my personal makeup and hair artist I would. She did such an amazing job. She did exactly what I asked for and her personality is great. She was punctual and informative. She made sure to ask me if it was okay before putting any products on my face or hair. I appreciate her attention to detail. Everyone loved my hair and makeup. It lasted all night and it wasn't heavy. I would recommend her to anyone and I'm sure I will be using her again in the future. Hire her!
Taylor's Makeup & Hair ArtistryTaylor's Makeup & Hair Artistry
Jana P.
What can I say about BlossomBee but BOOK HER! I hosted a make up class event and after my previous makeup artist left me high and dry by cancelling last minute, I was so disappointed. I reached out to Blossom and within minutes she calmed me down with her professionalism and empathy and assured me she’ll be on time! I believe God works in amazing ways because I actually do not think I would’ve gotten the experience that I had! Not only did she arrive early but she guided my guests and I through the foundational steps of makeup application and all of my guests were extremely impressed with the stunning looks she helped us achieved! Blossom has such a magnetic energy and personality, she even joined us in our dance jam! I am so happy and will DEFINITELY be booking her in the future!
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Shereene W.
I would like to thank Makeup Masters for their wonderful work. Scott was awesome. He was very professional and he listened to my request and matched me with the perfect artist. I got exactly what I wanted. A natural, soft glam. Alana did my make up for my wedding day and she did a phenomenal job. ...She is amazing!!! She was ontime and was an excellent experience! The fact that she also helped with styling my hair, absolutely the BEST! Alana “I would like to thank you for your wonderful work. It was a real pleasure and I love, the make up that you created for me! :) You gave me the perfect look for my perfect wedding day.
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