Make Up Costs! (DC Bride)

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Check with Amber at Makeup Memories. She’s based in Annapolis, but travels for a fee. When I booked with her (3+ years ago) she only charged $200 (for day of + trial) and only required 4 people for onsite services. She is a miracle worker and one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Post # 4
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

You’re looking at Farzana who is popular on IG. I contacted a popular IG artist in Ny and she wanted $2400!!!!! I quickly learned my lesson. I ended up paying $1600 for 9 of us and she stayed all day long for retouched and airbrushed everyone and gave lashes. I would look at other MUAs in your area. Surely there are people that can recommend someone to you. OR if you see a MUA at a counter and you love her look see if she will work with you. Most MUAs I know will work off-site. 

Post # 5
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

NYE2014:  check out moriahlaz on IG. I love her work. I’m not sure of how her prices are vs Farzana but Farzana definitely seems impressed with herself and that she would be expensive. I can tell just by seeing her lifestyle/clothes/bags/etc.

Post # 7
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

try Jamie D’Agostino. I used her for my wedding in May and everyone looked great! $140 for bridesmaids hair and makeup (she may give you a better rate with a larger group, I had 5 including my mother). My trial was $100 and my hair/makeup day of was $200 and worth every penny for how great I looked. She is located in Ashburn, VA. She is super sweet and can probably work with you on a price.

All of the pictures on her site are of super natural looks, she is not scared of doing something dramatic if that is what you want.!/HOME

Post # 9
1321 posts
Bumble bee

Hey I’m a DC bride too.  You should check-out my MUA and hairstylist, she is AMAZING and she charges at a decent rate.  If you want someone who will customize your make-up/hair and really give you the attention you need, she is awesome at that and definitely worth getting a consult.

Here is her website:

EDIT:  I forgot to add that she is based in Baltimore but a lot of her clientele are DC/NY brides, and she and her team will definitely travel if your wedding is around this area (including NY etc).  I’ve recommended her to all of my friends and every. single. one of them have been very happy with her service.  Definitely check her out! 

Post # 10
10 posts

I have a makeup artist that can do better than that, even though this artists work is good. But my mua charges $250 for the bride, and I think the BM’s are $100 too. She’s BOMB!!!!! Her Instagram is: @makeupwhore6 or email: 

Post # 11
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Try based in Springfield.

He did my June wedding. $225 for hair and makeup for the bride. $125 for hair for my bridesmaid. No minimum number of people, no extra charges for time of day  (I got married in the AM) or for location.

He was very fast and did a great job! 

Post # 12
47 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

Try Creative Images based in Fairfax. They will travel to DC – there is a $450 minimum for them to go on site and do your hair/makeup but they’re very reasonably priced. I just had my trial with Gina today and she was fabulous. $150 for the trial and $250 for on-site hair and makeup for the bride, $140 for hair and makeup for bridesmaids.

Post # 13
5818 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

NYE2014:  Loved my MUA and hairstylist. Bridal Artistry. I dont know what she charges now but  years ago it was $250 for the bride (mu and hair), $75 for mu or hair (so $150 for both) for the BM. No minimum.


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