(Closed) MAKEUP ARTIST HERE, ASK AWAY!!!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 122
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1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I sweat when I get nervous,  Is there a product I can use on my face so that my makeup doesn’t sweat off the day of my wedding?  The plan is to have the ceremony outside in October so I’m hoping the temperature isn’t too bad, which will exasperate the problem.  Thanks!!

Post # 124
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1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have the same skin tone and believe it or not I look like Queen Latifah. You would not believe how many people stop me and tell me that at least twice a day. Hope that gives you some idea of my skin tone?

Post # 128
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was quoted the following for airbrush makeup for my wedding day:

$95 on-site fee

$70 for the bride (that’s me!) & a seperate $60 for the trial

$55 for bridesmaid

$10 for lashes

She charges a minimum of $220, so I would have to get at least one of my bridesmaids done as well. Do you think this is a good price? I was inquiring about the airbrushing just for me and was considering having the other makeup artist come to do my bridesmaids and the moms. This is the only person in town that does airbrush, so if I want it, I think I’m stuck paying this price. 

Post # 129
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@jmr- I used to do bridal makeup and thats about what I charged.

Post # 130
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Styles: Thank you!

Post # 131
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1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@janetsnakehole:  I have Mally makeup and the airbrush machine is: Luminess Air

Post # 134
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

IMO shes charging going rate regardless of airbrush. Every pro in my area charges along the same lines.

She has to make it worth her time if shes only doing one person. Frankly packing, driving to location, and clean up are not worth my time for only $70, I wouldn’t do it for that either, so I understand her minimum. She would probably wave the site fee if you book the whole bridal party. My consult is $65 and there was no credit given as a consult is more work than the day of. Also airbrush makeup does cost more for the artist.

I didnt charge extra for lashes they were just included in the price, maybe 1 out of 20 did not want lashes.

 

Also IMO Thumbtack is the worst place to look as its a lot of bottom feeders of the industry, they undercut, dont pay taxes, or have insurance because if a vendor has these things they would not be able to offer such cheap prices and actually make a profit. You get what you pay for so buyer beware.. (also not saying all are bottom feeders but I hope you get my point)

Post # 136
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@janetsnakehole Its not offensive, I gave general advice about thumbtack. I know they don’t pay for either because the price offed is not industry standard and you cannot make a profit covering overhead, taxes, time, and profit. Thumbtack is mostly junk so yes you get what you pay for most of the time if its a cheap deal so is the product. Like I said before Im not saying all are I also didn’t say you were. I also didnt say you undercut it was general statement. What I dont like in brides getting burned by good deals. So buyer beware still stands about thumbtack in general. people who run a business like that burn way too many people specially in the wedding industry. This is a wedding board so I gave an opinion about TT.

I would of just directed it right at if that were the case and I didn’t say anything was wrong with your service at all.

Every business person should have liability insurance. Are you sure you shouldn’t have liability insurance in your state? What if a bride sues you? Everyone is sue happy nowadays. Do you have insurance to cover your kit? Mine is well over a $3000 investment so if it were ever stolen or the like it would be very hard to recover with no insurance. I also know what makeup costs Ive done it for 10 years. Good compressors and guns are not cheap. And if you carry two kinds because not all women can use the same foundation.. It may have pay offs but it is a bigger investment than some palettes and brushes.

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