(Closed) is this a good price for bridal makeup?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I personally think that is overpriced, especially for the trial.

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wouldn’t call that a deal, but those prices are about what I paid, but a little higher. I agree with the PP that the trial price is high though, mine was $65 for just make up.

Post # 5
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not a deal but if she’s been in the business for awhile, I’m sure she’s worked up to that price and booked a lot of weddings, so she thinks it’s fair.

For comparison, my makeup artist in Philadelphia is Skin Deep Makeup Design and their pricing is as follows:

There is a minimum of 3 people required to book wedding makeup.

Full Face Bride – $75 Attendants – $65

Airbrush Bride – $100 Attendants – $85

Just Eyes Bride – $75 Attendants – $50

A makeup application for just eyes includes shadow, primer, liner, and mascara. 


$65 per trial, per person for up to 3 hours of consultation time if needed.

Post # 6
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never seen a trial be more expensive than day of. The whole purpose of a trail is to try out different looks. If she’s pitching multiple looks as a reason to charge more, that wouldn’t sit well with me. And what does a “full drawing of final choice” mean? Is she actually going to draw your makeup selection? Take a picture. Problem solved.

Everything else seems fine to me. That’s right around what I paid for myself and my Maid/Matron of Honor. 

Post # 7
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

That is pricey, but kind of on-par with what people charge these days.

I looked for freelance makeup artists online. I figured up-and-comers would be looking for experience for their portfolios and what not. I found a girl who is doing the makeup for $50 a person (including me, including false lashes if I want them).

Post # 8
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Mine is 50$ for airbrush day of. My trial was 35$ and that was airbrush and an updo for hair.

Post # 10
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you should definitely find out what other artists charge in your area. A few of the artists I looked at charge $200 in total for trial and day of make up and I’m in a pretty expensive area for everything else. I wouldn’t even call those close to ‘friend’ rates!

Post # 11
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My hair and makeup was 450 (trial and day of). Sounds like you are getting a good deal to me!

Post # 12
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The trial is usually more work so of course the trial is more expensive! She will be taking more time, more product, tweaking looks so that the day of it goes smoothly without any tweaks or changes.

Having said all that, I think her prices are lower on the scale. Especially because you know her and believe she will do a great job I would book her. Also do not forget to add gratuity especially if she is traveling to you.

Post # 13
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If its in your budget go for it, but if not I wouldnt go there, make up isnt worth near that much to me. I am biased though I am a DIY makeup or $30 visit to Ulta bride.

Post # 14
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Seems a bit high, but I have seen higher! My hair and make-up trial, and hair and makeup day of is going to be about $260 total!

Post # 15
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sparkle Pony:  Is this just for makeup?  If so, I think it’s about average in my area (LA/OC).  My makeup artist will be doing both hair and makeup for $300 and it includes airbrush since I booked early.  My hair and airbrush makeup trial is $90.

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