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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 River Oaks makeup artists
Makena D.
Amazing experience! Such a talented makeup artist! Made my graduation day so easy!
Lydia Grace Makeup ArtistryLydia Grace Makeup Artistry
Thumbtack Customer
Melissa was AMAZING. She came to my house and did makeup for Halloween for my friends and I. She came so prepared and was so kind. Our lion makeup turned out better than we were expecting. I would 100% recommend Melissa's services to anyone looking for a fun and talented makeup artist reasonably priced.
Makeup by MelaMakeup by Mela
Angie S.
Tiffany was AMAZING! She was prompt, professional, pleasant and very skilled as a makeup artist. She will definitely be my “go to” person for when I want to look extra special!
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
Nidhi G.
Dawlat is an amazing makeup artist and I’m so glad we went with her for our wedding. She was punctual, professional, and kind. You won’t regret hiring her for your next big event!
La'Makiaj Makeup ArtistryLa'Makiaj Makeup Artistry
Bridget W.
I loved her work so much I got my faced beat twice in 1 week! I can't begin to tell you how happy that I've found a new makeup artist! Everyone gave me compliments on my makeup all night. I couldn't ask for a better MUA!
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
J. L.
Fiona was the most responsive makeup artist of all we interviewed from Thumbtack. She was on time for our wedding day, came prepared to deal with all skin colors and ages that were participating, came up with super creative makeup looks for our Star Trek themed wedding, and had a backup plan in case she wasn’t able to make it for the day. She was friendly to everyone, and did such an amazing job that I will be referring her anytime anyone mentions that they need a makeup artist in the DFW area. Thank you for making our day so special, Fiona. I felt like such a beautiful 51 year-old bride. We will definitely hire you again in the future!!
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Dhara P.
I've had makeup done many times by artists, and she is probably the best one. She really glammed up me and my friend, and we truly were pleased with the result. Thank you, and will be having you back again.
La'Makiaj Makeup ArtistryLa'Makiaj Makeup Artistry
Eleshiya J.
Renee helped me with an amazing glow up for a photo shoot with my newborn. Shes got all the great qualities you look for in a makeup artist. She’s friendly, she’s professional, she goes that extra mile to make you look your best. Highly recommend And the amazing hair curls, completed the look.
Native Nature BeautyNative Nature Beauty
Chansie W.
Dawlat is an AMAZING makeup artist! I am glad her parents made her pursue dentistry. Because of it, the experience of feeling her gentleness when applying makeup was like being in high-fashion surgery by a professional. Her technique, creativity and explanation of makeup all went hand in hand (no pun intended). I'm impressed with the equipment she brought. Sitting in her chair with a huge halo light instantly makes you feel number one. I'm elated that she followed her dreams. Because of it, my graduating daughter would not have experienced the wonderful session. We are so looking forward to the next appointment. Many blessings to you!
La'Makiaj Makeup ArtistryLa'Makiaj Makeup Artistry
Carissa G.
Wonderful experience! Vanessa was extremely responsive from the moment I inquired on Thumbtack. She is TRULY PROFESSIONAL & BEYOND TALENTED ARTIST. I hired her for a business branding photo shoot/headshots and was going for a nude-glam look. I shared inspiration pics of the look I was aiming for and she nailed it! She has a professional makeup studio set up in her home and I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in. She exceeded ALL my expectations. She truly is a talented artist. She matched my skin tone perfectly & my makeup lasted all day long. Thank you Ms. Vanessa for making me look & feel beautiful. I highly recommend and would hire her again and again!
Makeup by Vanessa SanchezMakeup by Vanessa Sanchez
Thumbtack Customer
I made the right choice by hiring Mela to do my makeup! It turned out so much better than I expected! Her prices are super reasonable. I figured it would cost more to buy the makeup to do for one special moment in my life than it was to pay an artist to do it, and I am so glad I made that choice! I was in a bodybuilding show, and she arrived at my house on time (at 6am), was friendly, professional, and my makeup could not have looked better on stage. Everyone commented how well my face blended with my spray tan color and how stunning I looked. Definite show stopper! She made me look so beautiful and I will use her again for all my makeup needs in the future!
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Hope J.
Where do I start? Taylor made me feel the most beautiful I have in my entire life. She is excellent ! Easy to communicate with and very responsive. She was prompt and professional, but most importantly she is a a highly skilled makeup artist. Her work was truly flawless! Would recommend without hesitation! We will be booking her again for every formal event in the future. 10/10 experience for the entire bridal party. If you have the opportunity to work with her on your wedding day - BOOK HER!
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
Keisha H.
Tiffany is amazing!! She was able to fit me in for a bridal consult and do makeup for my wedding day (me and five other ladies) with very short notice. I’m so happy I was able to find her. She’s so nice and friendly, I felt like I knew her forever! Her work is incredible, I was able to show her an inspiration picture and she made it come to life. She did a wonderful job with the application, making me look natural but glam at the same time. She was very accommodating and professional. I would highly recommend booking with her, she’s a very talented artist!
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
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