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Why you MUST hire a Professional Makeup Artist for your Wedding Day

Why hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day?

There are so many expenses when it comes to planning your wedding day.

With so many expenses, there are always areas brides look back on and think “I really could have cut that expenses, I wish I didn’t spend so much on my ____”

Usually I find that blank space is something like, “napkins, candles, flowers, chair covers, shots (lol), shoes (no one sees them in a typical dress anyways), etc”.

So many couples invest a ton of money into their wedding day. They spend quite a bit of their budget on their photographer.

Capturing your special day has to be one of the most important parts for a lot of people and I can totally agree with that. The photos are how you can look back and remember that wonderful day (that cost you so much for a lot of people).

2019 bridal makeup looks

I understand not everyone is into makeup, and to be honest I find that most of my clients are people who do not wear much makeup on the regular, they are hiring me because they do not know how to do the look themselves.

Take a look at this post where I talk about all the expenses makeup artists incur and why you should be paying more to work with a professional artist.

Wedding makeup can be very demanding, and if your artist is not experienced they may not have what it takes to make you and your bridal party look absolutely perfect.

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2019 wedding makeup look

Here are some important factors to consider which make bridal makeup that much more tricky:

  • For some brides, makeup can need to last for up to 20 hours!
  • Many weddings take place during the hot summer months. You must use the right products to combat the heat / sweat or else you could look disastrous very quickly.
  • Most people cry. Maybe you think you won’t… but are you willing to gamble that you won’t? Maybe you won’t cry but everyone else in your bridal party might. A professional is already 10 steps ahead and will be using all long wear and waterproof products. I just assume
  • You need to look perfect in person, but also for the camera
    • Makeup for real life and makeup for photography are two totally different worlds and will look a lot different in person
    • Find a makeup artist who can make you look perfect in person, but also for your photos.
  • Products used will be better quality for the more experienced and more expensive professionals.
  • Avoid products that could cause a makeup flashback (white cast that appears in photos if the wrong products are used [This happens all the time with inexperienced artists]).

Check out our Wedding Makeup Portfolio HERE.

So What Does a Professional Makeup Artist Cost?

Prices professional makeup artists charge will vary a lot and will include different things. Most people charge extra for false eyelashes ($10-50) and at Modern Makeup we always include them.

Having your makeup “professionally” done can range anywhere from $75-400 for your quality “professional”. I would say that beginners are charging somewhere in the $35-65 range. Celebrity makeup artists typically start between $200-500 and can go into the thousands.

You can take a look at our wedding makeup and hair prices listed here.

2019 wedding makeup look

2019 Bridal Makeup Prices Released

Modern Makeup has released our 2019 Bridal Makeup prices! Modern Makeup is one of the top wedding makeup service providers in the Greater Toronto Area.

Below is a quick summary, to view our full list of 2019 Bridal Prices please CLICK HERE.

If you are new to booking with a professional makeup artist and you don’t know what to expect for prices, please read this article about how bridal makeup and hair prices are established, and why you should be paying a bit more for your bridal services.

To book with lead artist Jennifer Turner the prices are as follows:

Makeup Alone:

Bride alone (no additional bridesmaids) – $300

Bride (with at least one additional person) – $200

Bridesmaids ( 1-2 ) – $130

Bridesmaids ( 3+ ) – $120

All prices with Jennifer include HST, travel within the GTA, quality false eyelashes, and a touch up kit. Travel fees may apply outside the GTA.

To book with a Modern Makeup team member the prices for makeup are as follows:

Bride alone (no additional bridesmaids) – $250

Bride (with at least 1 additional person) – $140

Bridesmaids (1-2) – $115

Bridesmaids (3+) – $105

All prices include HST, travel within the GTA, quality false eyelashes. Travel fees may apply outside the GTA.

To view our full list of 2019 Bridal Prices please CLICK HERE.

Mobile Bridal Makeup Artist & Hairstylist Team – Toronto, GTA & more!

Modern Makeup has a team of wedding / bridal makeup artist and hairstylists available all across Toronto, the GTA & more!

Lead makeup artist Jennifer Turner has a team of more than 30 talented makeup artists and hairstylists from Toronto and surrounding areas.

Modern makeup has mobile makeup artists and hair stylists from Toronto, Burlington, Vaughan, Durham Region and more!

When enquiring for your 2018 wedding makeup service please remember to include the following information:

  • wedding date
  • wedding town/city or venue/location information
  • number of people in wedding party
  • approximate timeline or timeline expectation (so we know how many artist you will need)

2018 Bridal Makeup Rates:

To book with Jennifer Turner lead artist prices are:

Bride $175 ($75 deposit paid to book, remaining $100 due on wedding day)

Bridesmaids / additional person(s) (only 1 – 2 additional) – $120 each

Bridesmaids / additional persons (3 or more additional) – $100 each

Click here to enquire for availability!

2019 RATES NOW AVAILABLE HERE****

Modern Makeup – Bridal Makeup Artist Team Member booking rates:

The cost for the bride with a member of our team can range from $110- $200, and Bridesmaids/mothers range from $65 – $100 (rates depends on which artist we book your with. We have artists who charge lower rates available, most range from $85-130.

For all enquires that involve team member booking, you will be provided a quote based on your style preferences and artist availability.

2019 RATES NOW AVAILABLE HERE****

Luxury Bridal Makeup Artist package (available on bookings with Jennifer Turner only)

Includes:

  • Upgraded reusable false eyelashes
  • Blending sponge
  • Powder puff
  • Touch-up powder
  • Touch-up Lipstick
  • Travel size lip brush
  • Full lipstick or lipgloss
  • Day Before + Morning of Skincare package (provided at time of trial
  • Crest 3D Whitestrips for bride and bridal party
  • Includes trial
  • – $150 deposit due upon booking.

$450.00

Décolleté  makeup (neck, collar bone, chest, back, upper arm) additional $25+ to any package.

2019 RATES NOW AVAILABLE HERE****

Mobile Bridal Makeup Aritst – Touch up Package:

Another suggestion is to have your makeup artist accompany you and your bridal party to the venue and/or into the evening for on-site touch up services or look changes.

Adding in a touch-up service package starts at $150 for 3 hours maximum and is then charged $50/ hour for each additional hour.

As a result of long wedding days, after 10 hours from original start time the rate will increase to $75/ hour and after 14 hours it will increase to $100/ hour.

Booking a touch-up package means you could arrange to have a look change done, meaning you can start your wedding day with a lighter look and then change to a more dramatic look for the evening.

For all Modern Makeup Team Member Bookings:

2019 RATES NOW AVAILABLE HERE****

In order to book with a team member there is a $75 retainer due upon booking to secure your artist. Then the remaining total balance is due 7 days before your wedding day and must be paid in full.

Therefore, you can have your bridal party pay you back or allow someone else in the party to pay on your group’s behalf.

In order to keep life simple for you we include HST (13%) in all of the prices shown.

A receipt will be provided.

Furthermore, the retainer fee to book your wedding day ranges from $50 to $150.

We can accept all of the following forms of payment:

Cash, Email Money Transfer, Visa*, Mastercard*

A 5% fee is added to all credit card payments and all credit card payments go through PayPal*

Once a payment is made a receipt is issued for all electronic payments and issued upon request for cash payments.

*Why are you adding a 5% fee to take my payment by credit card?

Modern Makeup charges a credit card processing fee of 5%.

In conclusion to avoid having to pay fees we suggest using email money transfer.

 

 

 

Toronto Wedding Makeup Artist Video Feature

On the most important (makeup) day of your life are you going to trust just anyone with your face? That is why Toronto wedding makeup artist team at Modern Makeup is a top choice for Toronto area wedding makeup.

Take a look at this behind the scenes video and how Sonia’s makeup holds up through multiple sets of tears!

Warning… this video is a tad sappy, it definitely made me cry so be warned!

It seems like many couples will spend thousands on their wedding photographers but then try to save on makeup.

Your face is the first thing people see in those photos so I would say it is worth it to hire a professional.

It is also crucial that your makeup outlasts your wedding day.

Hiring the right artist will mean they are using high end products that will definitely outlast the hottest days of the summer!

Modern Makeup is a mobile makeup company offering high-end mobile makeup artistry all across Toronto and the GTA.

For perfect wedding makeup be sure to book with Toronto makeup artist Jennifer Turner from Modern Makeup.

Video source: http://www.sweetwedding.pl/sonia-scott-slub-anna-dedo/

video made by http://imagon.pl/

Toronto Wedding Makeup Artist Team GTA Durham

Toronto Wedding Makeup Artist Team mobile makeup service.

Look at some of the bridal makeup images in our wedding portfolio page. These are just a handful of the weddings Modern Makeup and lead artist Jennifer Turner have done.

Modern Makeup Artists are from all across Toronto and the GTA.

In addition to having artists from all different areas we have artists with all different areas of expertise.

We have artists who specialize in makeup for darker skin or makeup for asian backgrounds.

Our lead artist takes pride in being able to specialize in all shades and ethnicities.

Jennifer loves working with new faces and every range of skin tone.

Follow Jennifer and Modern Makeup on Instagram @modernmakeupcan