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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 University Park makeup artists
Kareena C.
Best makeup artist in the biz
Makeup By JazzMakeup By Jazz
Vanessa W.
Fantastic makeup artist. Would highly recommend her!
Makeup By JazzMakeup By Jazz
Denise T.
Fiona recently did my makeup for my wedding and she did amazing!! In all my pictures I felt beautiful. If you are looking for a makeup artist for your big day, look no further! Fiona's the girl for the job.
Faces by FionaFaces by Fiona
Stacy C.
Felice is a caring and creative artist! She worked with several age groups for a family photo shot. I loved my makeup and hair. My mom and Sister-in-Law looked terrific!
Makeup Artz by Felice💋Makeup Artz by Felice💋
Shirley P.
Fiona is my go-to make up artist. She does not miss! My makeup lasted all day through lots of crying at my baby shower. Seriously, she doesn’t disappoint.
Faces by FionaFaces by Fiona
Roxanne T.
I had the pleasure of using L.O.V.E. as my makeup artist for my birthday celebration. I can't praise her enough for the work that she did and I had so many compliments on my makeup throughout the night! She went beyond my expectations and I definitely will be using her again!!!! Thanks!!!
Beauty by L.O.V.E.Beauty by L.O.V.E.
Ariely S.
Happy to have chosen her to be the makeup artist for my wedding. The makeup lasted all day at 93*. She worked with us to get the perfect look and we looked as beautuful as we wished and wanted. My groom was shocked with my look. Recommend her always for any type of activity. She arrived early, was very professional and respectful.
FlawlessbycaroFlawlessbycaro
Morgan D.
Caroline was an absolute gem of a find! Total package in everything one could want in a makeup artist- she’s exceptionally talented and went above and beyond with my desired look. Kind hearted woman and will absolutely book her again.
OnSite Hair & MakeupOnSite Hair & Makeup
Shannon S.
This lady here is the absolute BEST make up artist. She's punctual, professional and friendly. My makeup was flawless and exactly what I wanted as was my friend that was serviced as well. We are both super pleased and highly recommend Tiffany
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
Courtney W.
She made me look AMAZING!!!! Montanna is a true artist. Normally after I get my hair and makeup done for an event I tweak something about it later. I didn’t touch or change a thing! Got tons of compliments. She is a TOTAL DO OVER!!!!
Montanna Rae Hair IncMontanna Rae Hair Inc
Joelle K.
Christian is an amazing artist. He was on time, he was warm and kind, and he made me feel like we had known each other for years. His hair and makeup was exactly what I needed. It rained the day of the event and I got soaked. However, Christian knew there wa a possibility of rain and even planned for it. Needless to say, my updo and makeup looked just as good at the end of the evening, even after a rainstorm and hours of partying. I highly recommend Christian!
Christian Iles Hair Styling and MakeupChristian Iles Hair Styling and Makeup
Katherine C.
Michele was such an amazing makeup artist! She was always consistent and listened to any ideas or changes I wanted! She even had a team ready to go for my wedding. I knew I could count on her for both my bridal portraits and the wedding! She is so sweet and professional. Pick her!!
PAINT'D By MichelePAINT'D By Michele
Deeva S.
Carolinne is the absolute best! She did my makeup and hair for my maternity shoot and made me look and feel so gorgeous! She was on time and did not rush through the process. She took time to understand what type of look I was going for and helped me choose a look that would go with all my outfit changes. Her work is phenomenal, and she is by far the best hair and makeup artist that I have come across in the DFW area! My makeup lasted well pat midnight and I was honestly so sad to remove it! Not to mention, she is so sweet and made me feel so comfortable. Thank you Carolinne!
OnSite Hair & MakeupOnSite Hair & Makeup
Monica M.
Kate did my makeup for me when I attended a wedding in Dallas. I was a wedding guest and arrived in Dallas from California and used this thumbtack app to find a makeup artist to do my makeup. Kate did a great job and was super sweet and professional ! She was communicative throughout and arrived at my hotel to set up and do my make up. I forgot to mention to her I had some random bruising under one eye from a recent dermatologist visit and she worked diligently to cover it up ! She did a great job! I would definitely use her service again and highly recommend her!
FacexKateFacexKate
Catalina L.
Thank you so much Michele! I decided to book a hair and makeup artist last minute (less than a week away from the wedding I was attending as a guest!) and am so grateful that Michele had availability and was quick to respond. It made everything so stress-free. Michele met at my hotel and was professional. She worked with the space I had (not the biggest hotel room!) and was easy to talk to. I really appreciate that she consistently checked in with me about if I liked my makeup and hair. She is super talented! Thanks Michele! If I’m in Dallas again for a special event I will definitely reach out to you again.
PAINT'D By MichelePAINT'D By Michele
Tiffany B.
OMG, I am soooo glad I found Tiffany! Not only was she able to do my makeup at 7:00am on a Saturday but it was so amazing it lasted me all day! No blotting, no loose lashes, and the highlight of gods! My make up lasted from 7:00am, through a photo shoot, lunch and then coordinating a wedding until 8:00pm. As long as I live in this town, she is my forever artist! Thank you so much!!!!
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
Fonda S.
I was having a hard time finding a makeup artist for my upcoming wedding. I found Miss Tiffany and decided to give it another try. I booked my trial appointment and we scheduled a time. Tiffany was a pleasure to be around. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and I was able to feel comfortable around her within seconds of us meeting. After my trial my fiancé couldn't keep his eyes off me lol. He said let's book Tiffany ASAP.
Tailor Made by TiffanyTailor Made by Tiffany
Shana M.
If you are in need of a makeup artist for a wedding or event, I would caution you to be extremely weary of using Taire Jay Artistry for your makeup/ cosmetic needs. In the days leading to my wedding, I sought Taire’s services for my wedding. Keep in mind, the services were $125 and we set an appointment for 60 minutes- the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding, I ran into issues that pushed the wedding back. Anyone who has lived in Dallas, understands the traffic situation on any given day. Combine that with typical AND UNUSUAL surprises (things that go wrong on a wedding day), I attempted to communicate to Taire that I would be slightly late for our appointment. She tells me that any tardiness over 10 minutes results in cancellation of the appointment. Along with that, I’m still responsible for paying her for her time. Taire then reminds me that this is her policy and it’s stated on her website. Mind you, I found Taire on THUMB TACK, not her website. So in my defense, I never saw her website. Therefore, I never saw her policy on tardiness. I even offered to settle for a simple foundation/ makeup session (in hopes that it would take 30 minutes of her time). I was still willing to pay her for the hour. This didn’t work for her. I had to quickly make other arrangements for my makeup- in preparation for my wedding, set to begin in a few short hours. In addition, Taire still expected FULL payment for her time. As a result of this situation, my wedding started 90 MINUTES LATE. Being a strong believer in karma, I paid her. I also expressed to Taire how disappointed I was in her policy… a policy that was never discussed until the conversation of being “late” came up. But I suppose that I’m “in the wrong” for not fully reviewing “the fine print” (I’m being sarcastic by calling it as such) on her website. I own my part for running late, but I was hoping for Taire to exercise a bit more patience & understanding for things going wrong on a special day with special circumstances. Aside from having a business policy or not, I want to stress that Taire cancelled my appointment with zero compassion or remorse for doing so. In essence, she “left me hanging” on my wedding day. The only thing she was concerned about was still being paid for her time. Understand the type of person (TAIRE showed me to be) on an important day in the lives of myself, my family and my husband. Policy or not, I want you to understand the type of person you’ll likely get if you decide to hire Taire. I’m disappointed in Taire’s actions and it is with full certainty that I would not recommend her services to anyone interested. If you plan to hire her, make sure your event planning is seamless and without room for last minute challenges. Apparently, in Taire’s world, external factors are supposed to run perfectly on her time. In essence, I will NOT be using her services again.
Taire Jai ArtistryTaire Jai Artistry
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