For many women, weddings are a once in a lifetime experience. Every detail of that day is important and should be perfect from the smallest flower to the angle of the name tags on the tables, and obviously the bridal makeup.
Yet, in a frenzy of the meticulous organization finding the right makeup artist should be something you put on the top of your to do list. We can’t stress enough how important this part of wedding preparation is – it can really cut down your pre-wedding stress, and make you feel absolutely stunning on that special day!
Professional makeup artists have a keen eye for colour and design while bringing techniques to highlight your features and create a flawless look in both photos and person. The skill level of the makeup artist will guarantee that your make up not only look amazing but also lasts through the day and night.
The superior difference a professional makeup can make will prove that its cost is completely worth working it into the budget but how much do you really have to spend on your bridal makeup?
There are many freelance workers in the market who provide bridal makeup design services. The fees vary from person to person. For the same service, different prices are calculated by the number of stylings and general experience.
Bridal makeup prices range from $1500 to $4000 and are suitable for the bridal registration, the bride and groom’s grand entrance, or other occasions. If the bride and groom will change makeup at one point, the two styles range from $3000 to $5000, while prices for unlimited makeup range from $4000 to $8000. If the bride wishes the makeup artist to attend the wedding and add touches as necessary, the prices range from $5000 to $13,000.
As for your siblings and bridesmaids makeup, day/night makeup prices are cheaper. One styling costs between $400 and $3,000, and styling for two costs between $800 and $5,000. Retouching and redoing makeup a few times is not necessary, so one or two stylings are appropriate throughout the event.
Every bridal makeup artist will have conversations with the bride and groom about makeup brands they will use and would refer to their own makeup preferences. The makeup artist will suggest the most appropriate bridal makeup styles for the bride’s skin color, taste, face shape, and silhouette.
During the bridal makeup process, the first step is to clean the face of the bride or groom and apply toner and moisturizer to prevent smudging or alterations. Second, the bride makeup artist will apply concealer and the liquid foundation to make the skin glow, then dust on the honey powder makeup. After that, according to the wishes of the bride, the artist will apply eyeshadow, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, and mascara. Finally, the bridal makeup artist will sweep the lip rouge with lipstick.
Bridal makeup services are more expensive because the bridal styling is more thought-provoking, while most bridal makeup sets include false eyelashes and wedding headdresses.
Bridal makeup stylists generally require payment for trial makeup services in order to test different looks and styles, taking around 2.5-3 hours. Each bridal makeup test costs between $200 and $600, in which the bridal makeup artist will attempt 2-3 makeup styles in order to find the perfect look. If a suitable look is found in the initial tests, no further costs for more tests are needed. If guests do not require full-time follow-ups, makeup modifications are negotiable.
Furthermore, the distance to the service venue will affect the bride’s makeup and designer fees. If you need to go home, work outdoors or overseas, you usually pay an extra fee for transport expenses, travel expenses, accommodation, and other services.
Use the Lookdiary bridal treatments locator tool to find the best bridal stylist that meets all your criteria and fits your budget. It’s the easiest way to find the best professionals to glam you up on your wedding day and it’s free.
If you are preparing your big day we also have other recommendations for you. First, because it is one of the best parts as a bride – the bachelorette party! We’ve gathered great ideas to organize your bachelorette party in Hong Kong, and make this moment memorable. And last but not least, a recommendation on where to find the right cake for the wedding! Be it handcrafted, vegan, nut-free or traditional we’ve listed top cakes providers in Hong Kong which won’t disappoint you.
Now we just have to wish you the best for your big day, take the time to relax and savour the moment, everything is going to be ok after all this is only the best day of your life 😉