Average Wedding Cost for Makeup Service

  • $55 is the average wedding cost for Beauty & Spa Makeup Service in United States
  • Roughly 54% - 64% of couples purchase this

Note: Average Cost is based on the spending of couples recently married not wedding vendor prices. This includes all types of weddings, event locations, purchases of both new and pre-owned items and purchases of services from professionals, someone that simply provides the service, or a hired family member or friend. Spending and prices can vary widely.

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What's Typically Included in Beauty & Spa > Makeup Service

  • Makeup service on the wedding day for the bride
  • Kids' makeup is included free for bridal packages in many instances

Additional Cost Items to Look Out For

  • Trial makeup session, which may be free or may incur a cost for the session
  • Airbrushing
  • Faux lash application
  • Purchase of faux lashes
  • Makeup artists' time and travel to your location
  • Makeup artist's time and travel to a second location
  • Pre-wedding facials
  • Eyebrow styling
  • Facial waxing (and other waxing services)
  • Products
  • Makeup for bridesmaids and mothers
  • Tipping

Why Does It Cost This Much?

You're paying for an important beauty service, one with emotional impact as part of a bridal experience and one that's very VIP in nature, especially if you'll have your makeup artists come to you. Multiple artists and assistants will be present if you have a large bridal party getting makeup done, and products used on you can be very pricy for their quality and brand.

There's a great importance in your flawless wedding makeup, since HD photography and video captures every flaw, and your in-person look will make you look and feel your best. With the importance of your wedding day makeup, a trained pro, the best in the business, is essential, and worth the investment.