(Closed) MAKE UP ARTISTS $$$$$

posted 8 years ago in Pittsburgh
  • poll: How much did you pay your Makeup artist?
    $50 or less : (6 votes)
    29 %
    $100-$150 : (7 votes)
    33 %
    $150-$200 : (3 votes)
    14 %
    $200 + : (5 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    16 posts
    Newbee

    Yeah, that is expensive.  In LA I am paying for hair AND makeup – onsite 230 for me, 115 for each girl, no traveling costs.

    Those prices for make-up alone and in Pittsburg, sound crazy.

    Post # 4
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have no idea what I am going to do yet. I have time to practice, so I think that is what I am going to do. I don’t generally wear a lot of makeup, so we will see. I think it is outrageous what they charge.

    I am sorry, but I don’t live near you, so I can’t help you.

    Post # 6
    Member
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    I only paid $35 for my make-up (plus a $10 tip because I loved the girl who did it), however, she did not travel to me – I went to her.  That can save you a ton of money.  I went to the Ulta in Monroeville and had a free trial and then a scheduled appointment with the main make-up artist there.  It was a great experience and saved me a lot of money!
    Good luck!
    Lisa

    Post # 7
    Member
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I am having my hair and makeup (airbrushed) done by the same person. Including the trial it is $290. Hair and makeup for bridesmaids is $99 (or $60 for just one of those two services).

    I know it’s a lot of money but after spending so much on everything else I want to make sure that I feel pretty and that my ladies do too.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    there was no option for 50-100, so i voted on the first – I spent $120 for makeup and hair together, so I averaged it out to $60/ea =)

    Post # 9
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    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My makeup artist was $100, which I think is very reasonable for my area.

    If I choose to have my bridesmaids’ makeup done, they would be $50 each and then she would lower my fee to $75 instead of $100.

    Oh, and she is travelling to me at no extra charge.  She lives in the area though.

    Post # 10
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am also traveling to my makeup artist – I think for airbrushed makeup she is charging me $30, plus around $10 to apply fake eyelashes. I live in the midwest though, so things are a little cheaper.

    Post # 11
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I felt cheated this past weekend by my sisters hair and makeup artist in Philly. I am definitely not using them for my wedding. I paid $180 for hair and makeup and it literally took them about 15 minutes to do and looked like it. My hair fell out after about 30  minutes and my makeup looked really bad – they used tinted moisturizer in the wrong color which made me look oily and orange and this awful bright blue dark eyeshadow (I have blue eyes!). If you want to know who they were, PM me.

    Most of my BM’s and all 3 mothers are going to the salon in the hotel where my wedding will be and I am having a separate hair&makeup team come up to my suite to do me and my two MOH”s. The total will probably be around $140 for me and hopefully less for them.

    Post # 13
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    468 posts
    Helper bee

    Where are you specifically in pittsburgh? My MAU is my best friend and she does an amazing job. She’s at Charise’s in Bethel Park. I would also check out the local department stores and see if any of teh MUA at MAC, Clinique, Estee Lauder do make up the day of. 

    I do agree with the other bees. The costs are pretty high!

    Post # 15
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I was having a REALLY hard time finding makeup artists in New Mexico, but I stumbled across Model Mayhem.com … it’s like a social networking site for models, photographers, and makeup artists. A lot of them have contact information or webpage links so you can get more information. 

    Post # 16
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    What does it mean if the makeup is air brushed?

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