(Closed) Average NYC Metro Area Professional Make-up artist charge?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

Are you “SOLD” on this lady? Are you being too “frugal?” Personally. Me being from the outter NYC borrows…I expect to pay a little over 100 for day of…but I really wouldn’t pat the SAME amount for just the trial…I mean…is she auditioning for you or are you auditioning for her? ya dig?


But If you are certain you can get no one better then this chick…fork it ova

Post # 5
1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve only tried out 2 make-up artists.. one from NYC and one from northern NJ and they both charged around $125-150 for the hair AND make-up trial.  Yours sounds expensive for JUST a make-up trial, but the day-of charges seem pretty standard.

The NYC artist I tried charges $150 for bride make-up on day of wedding.. and $110 for BMs

For hair AND make-up it’s $250 for bride and $200 for each Bridesmaid or Best Man

The prices are ridiculous around here for these services, IMO.. but I had to suck it up and pick the artist I liked too.  I picked the one from NJ.  She charges similar fees.  FI said to just go with it.

If you really like yours.. since your artist also has great reviews and chimes well with your picky tastes, I’d say book it!  It costs more in the long-run to have more trials with different make-up artists who may just disappoint you.

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That sounds reasonable for NYC.  I paid $350 for hair and makeup and $200 for the trial.

For makeup only, my MUA charges $225 for the bride and $90 for each attendant/MOB.

Post # 8
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

@BellaDee:  I would dye my hair 24-48 hours before and DEEP CONDITION just to account for any same-day hair disasters that may happen! 

Post # 9
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

Hi guys!

I’m getting married on Jan 12th and I’m in NYC. I want to get my makeup done professionally – would it be possible for you to post the names of the makeup artists (or forward to me) that you are using or trying out? I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!

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