Make Up Artist – How much to tip?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

200 sounds like a lot to me.. Since they are doing it outside of a salon I would just pay the 200.. no tip

Post # 3
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always tip 20%. I believe thats standard, but $200 is a lot for that! 

Post # 4
177 posts
Blushing bee

I would definitely tip, especially since she is a friend of a friend. If you are happy with the makeup, an 18-20% tip would probably be appropriate. 


Post # 6
555 posts
Busy bee

Wow 200 is quite a lot! I’m having a makeup trial this weekend and it’s 40 bucks, actual day is 80. I’m thinking a 20% tip as well!

Post # 8
69 posts
Worker bee

Um, I am looking for a MUA in LA!!!!   I would love the recommendation.  I have also heard the thing about not tipping the business owner, and I am never sure…


Post # 9
3 posts

Well it depends. I am very reasonabily priced in the D.C area and some brides and bridesmaid have tipped me according to if they were happy with the makeup look. So far I have done very well and made god tips, but for me tip is optional. Though if they are charging somewhat in the $70-$80 range, its good to tip them in the 15% or 20% range. It is totally up to the clients. 

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