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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 Baldwin makeup artists
Kiron S.
Best makeup I've ever had. Elite level performance by the makeup artist. I'll hire her in the future.
Visage Artistry LLCVisage Artistry LLC
Sophie R.
I loved my whole look. She’s a great makeup artist.
Makeup With RamshaMakeup With Ramsha
Claudia H.
I was very pleased with the entire process from ease of booking to the punctuality of the artist. Nicki was very kind and personable and my makeup was awesome! I will definitely do this again
Visage Artistry LLCVisage Artistry LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It truly was an amazing experience with Katie Hart! She really worked with me to create the perfect makeup pallet for my special evening! Arrived early, extremely organized, very professional and so personable to work with! If your looking for a makeup artist...look no further, hire Katie Hart!
Makeup by Katie HartMakeup by Katie Hart
Thumbtack Customer
I am a business owner from Texas and I had a commercial shoot in Pittsburgh, I was looking for a professional hair and makeup artist in that area. The commercial that I was shooting will be seen in 44 million homes so choosing a hair and makeup artist was not an easy choice, I talked to several makeup artist, but I felt comfortable with Amanda and Jada, so I hired them. The day of my shoot April 22nd, they came early, well prepared, very professional, knowledgeable and cheerful. The makeup was awesome and my hair looked better than ever, I was extremely happy with their work. They stayed with me all the way through, even at studio while I was shooting my commercial they stayed and fixed my hair and makeup when they were told to by the director. These ladies have an awesome energy and it's contagious, I got through the commercial in a short period of time. My second commercial is a few months away and I will hire Amanda and Jada for sure. I will recommend them to everyone! Outstanding ladies! Outstanding job!
Angelface Hair&Makeup On LocationAngelface Hair&Makeup On Location
Jamie N.
Katie was INCREDIBLE in every way!! She did the wedding makeup for myself (the bride), my mom, and my new mother in-law, and it looked STUNNING on all of us!! Katie listened and really took to heart what we each wanted. She personalized the makeup to our vision, skin type -- but she also made great recommendations of the colors / styles / brands that would work the best. The makeup lasted ALL day and night, from 8am to midnight! More than that, though, Katie is just such a nice, thoughtful person. When the salon said they couldn't open earlier than 9am to start the bridesmaids' hair, Katie came out extra early to my mom's house to do her makeup, then drove over to the salon with us. And when I was all chatty and excited and nervous in the morning while my family was running around getting ready, Katie was just shooting the breeze with me, making me laugh and keeping me calm. I appreciated that SO much. She really didn't feel like just a makeup artist, it felt like I was hanging out with an old friend catching up. We all valued her professionalism, talent, and just lovely personality. She helped to make the day perfect! ...and I've never felt more beautiful! If I could give her 10 stars out of 5, I would. Book her now!! You won't regret it!!
Makeup by Katie HartMakeup by Katie Hart
Amanda M.
Brittany was so amazing to work with! She did my makeup for my engagement photo shoot and with very little help from me in terms of what I wanted and after asking me just a few basic questions about my style, she could not have done a better job or given me a more perfect face for the occasion! She was super friendly and fun to chat with and it was so easy coordinating with her! Look no further if you’re looking for a talented fun make-up artist for your special occasion!
Touch of Blush BeautyTouch of Blush Beauty
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