(Closed) Does the make up artist stay with you the whole wedding day ???

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My ceremony is at 5pm, reception at 7pm. My MUA will be with me only from 2-4pm to get me ready, no touchups. However, we’re having a small Destination Wedding so the dinner/reception will be over around 9:30pm (no dancing other than first dance). 

Post # 4
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My professional hair and make-up artist was with me all day/evening.  However, he also is one of my very best friends, and I only actually paid for him to do my hair and make up in the salon earlier that day.  The rest of the following me around and performing touch ups was because he was a guest at my wedding, and he loves me. I was incredibly blessed to have him there for many reasons! 🙂

Post # 5
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

only if i pay them BIG money. in theory, yes, i could have them follow me around all evening (my hair is at 1, my makeup is at 3, ceremony at 5:30 reception at 7) but it would cost me big time. like another thousand-2,000 dollars. i’m just going to have them send me away with samples of whatever they use and if it needs touched up i’ll do it myself.

Post # 6
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve never heard of a MUA sticking around all day to do touch-ups.  I’d imagine that if you did find one it’d cost a fortune!  

Post # 7
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@princessggg:  I’ve only seen this at one wedding when I was much younger. I’m pretty sure the MUA was a personal friend, so that was probably why. Damn. Should have stayed close to my friend who worked for MAC… 🙂

Post # 8
43 posts

With spray on foundation, this usually lasts about 8-10 hours (depending on weather).

Maybe just have samples so either you or your bridesmaids can do touch ups….



Post # 9
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You typically won’t need major touchups unless you are getting married in 90 degree heat.  But you can request that he or she give you suggestions for some lipstick or other products that match what they are using on you.  When I was working, I DID offer an all day service, but obviously charged more money for that as it was an 8 hour day for me.  I also would custom mix lip colors for my brides and then match it up with a drugstore brand so that they could (cheaply) purchase that color for their wedding or in the future too.  Many girls told me that they discovered a new color that way and it’s kind of special because it’s your wedding day lip color!  If you get a good artist, they can do all kinds of tricks to keep your makeup from budging.

Post # 10
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah professional make-up doesn’t generally need reapplying. You can ask when you’re booking if they sell the make-up they’re using, a lot of MUA will sell lipsticks at least. Possibly wouldn’t hurt to purchase a compact powder in case you do need minot touch ups – also those blotting papers are good that remove excess oil.

Post # 11
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine will be staying all day. I did this because I am getting full upper body airbrush and it could be very hot on my wedding day. I am paying for it though…$1600


She is also bringing an assistant MUA and doing 9 of us in total so I felt she was worth it.

Post # 12
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it just depends on what you ask for. My MU artist didn’t stay with me, but he did leave little portions of make up so I could touch up my own lipstick and whatnot. I didn’t find it to be that necessary though – as long as they do a good job the first time your make-up should stay on for at least 8 hours. 

Post # 13
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I sometimes go back to do re-touches before the reception after dinner. you can ask them to stay but i charge approx £500 to stay the whole day. normally £250 for hair makeup in morning and return later on for 1-2 hours either retouching or changing the look. HtH.x

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