Just to further explain the difference between a bridal client and a regular makeup client and why the prices are different....
Well really they are pretty much the same.
Client getting makeup done- once at my location ($80) and one at their location ($120). Bride price $200- includes makeup once at my location and makeup once at their location. But the bride has a chance to get an additional discount and also gets a lipgloss included with her makeup and I always include oil blotting sheets as well.
And to explain a bit about the makeup trial versus a makeup appointment:
A typical makeup appointment is about 30-45 min and a bride makeup trial is an hour to hour and a half. A makeup apt is just you coming in to get your makeup done maybe show me a picture or two and even just a general idea of what you want that day. For a bride trial it's a consultation and makeup application so we go over wedding details, discuss makeup looks, and chat for about 20min before makeup even gets started. The trial also gives us a chance to play around a bit with colors if we need to! And anything at the trial is not permanent for the wedding day. You could leave and decide you'd rather have brown eye liner instead of black and red lips instead of nude, etc and it can all be changed for the wedding day!
And don't get me wrong, I care about all my clients and all my makeup appointments and want everyone to love their makeup! But a wedding day is a very important day and requires a little more attention! Also so many of my bridal clients are returning clients whether it's a bridesmaid in a wedding or makeup for family photos or maternity shoot or just a night out!
Anyway I've had several people lately say I'm out of their budget and I just felt like I should break down the prices and what you are getting for your money! (Read previous post about price breakdown for more info) And off the top of my head I know of at least 8 other makeup artists in town that have very similar prices to mine if not even higher. So if you are wanting a professional makeup artist who is great at what they do you aren't going to get away with paying less than $50/person. And when planning your wedding budget make sure you are planning for the beauty portion of your wedding- hair, makeup, nails, tan, etc. Remember that everyone's looking at you and what you have left when your wedding day is over (besides hopefully a long lasting marriage) are the photos and videos so you want to look your best!!
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Bride Anna. Photo by Photo Sculptor.