(Closed) Make Up Quote…is this reasonable? How much are you paying?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Considering the last 3 people I spoke with quoted me well over 100 dollars for myself and 75 for the girls, with a minimum of 5 people, it seems cheap to me. But it really depends on your location.

Post # 4
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I guess it depends on where you are, but that seems pretty great for a consultation plus the day of!  Good find.

Post # 5
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think that’s bad. Do you pay for the consult first? Just asking in case you don’t like her style (for some reason a lot of MAC artists always put on very heavy makeup).

Post # 7
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s not a bad quote, but not a price I would pay. Although you’re paying for someone’s skill, I always consider what I personally make an hour before I decide whether or not I pay someone else to do it.

For example, based on what you’ve been quoted, I would be doing it myself. Essentially, you’re paying the artist for 2 hours worth of work + travel expenses for $90. If I made $30/hour, it would just be cheaper for me to do it myself.

Although, if you don’t FEEL like doing it yourself or whatever other reason to not doing it yourself, you pay for someone else’s time and skill.

Post # 8
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My makeup is $100 the day-of and $40 for the trial.  My girls are paying $55 each.  Those prices are discounted because we have more than 5 people!

Post # 9
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that sounds about right. I am paying $125 for myself and $60 for each girl. Given the fact that I’m in Boston and prices are a little bit more expensive I think your quote sounds on target.

Post # 10
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If that includes coming to your hotel or house or whatever (as in, travel fees), it’s  very reasonable. If it doesn’t include travel fees, it’s on par with normal, depending in your location.

For my make-up, I paid $130, plus tip for my trial and day-of application, and the make-up artist came to my hotel room.

Post # 11
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That seems really reasonable. I was quoted $450 for hair and makeup, but it includes a trial run for both. She also uses airbrush which makes it a little more expensive

Post # 12
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

If that’s airbrush makeup, that’s a great deal!

My package was $125 (included trial, day-of makeup, and travel to my house), and each Bridesmaid or Best Man was $75.

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