(Closed) How much is TOO much to spend on Bridal makeup?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That sounds really expensive. I am paying for 4 hair & makeup applications [including myself, which was double the price of the bridesmaids] and it’s costing me $600 total, including the fee for my trial.

There were others I could have went with that were cheaper, but I really liked this salons work.

Post # 3
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My makeup is 175 and my bridesmaids are 75-90 each and I thought that was a lot!  I live in the Boston area

Post # 4
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

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jillianstoday:  Holy Crap!!! That is way too much.  My opinion is either practice and do it yourself or look into a local beauty school.  Talk to a teacher and see if they have any students who excel in makeup application.  I am a recent graduate of a beauty school and I have seen some amazing artists.  I am also a bride, we are getting airbrush makeup and I believe it costs $55 per person.  Good luck


Post # 5
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wouldn’t pay more than like $60-75 for bridal make up. Mine was $25 and turned out great, just had to bring my own foundation.

Post # 7
1653 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That’s way too much. My SIL and I got ours professionally done. Mine was about 70. Hers was 100, and it was one of the pricier MUAs in the Toronto area as well. 

I second the PP about finding a beauty school in your area. 

Post # 9
8682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I paid $1600 for 9 of us in the NYC area. In this area I’ve never heard of anyone paying less than $100 for a very good person. I would think $500 for 3 people is a good amount. Our amount was just for makeup and not hair. I’m really into makeup so using someone from a beauty school was definitely not happening. What about using an artist from a makeup counter at your local Nordstroms or Saks? If you like their makeup you can try it and they may be less expensive….

Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

Tell the MUA that you just need “special occasion” makeup. When you say bridal that automatically ups the price 

Post # 11
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

That is mucho money . That is to crazy to spend, I would try local salons they should be cheaper.

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