These are some of the most common questions I get asked. Do go through this as most of your questions may be answered here.
How much do you charge for Bridal Makeup?
This completely depends on an array of factors. Do get in touch with me via WhatsApp or email to get an exact quote. In your message, do include the following
Do you travel to the venue?
Yes, me and my team (or) assistant will travel to your preferred location.
Travel charges are not inclusive of Bridal makeup charges. These are for local in city events. I will only be able to give you a rough quote before hand as Uber/Cab charges will fluctuate and I cannot predict them before hand.
Do you do all the work by yourself or do you have someone to help you
Again this depends on what type of event yours is, what type of hairstyle you're going for, if you're squeezed on time etc.
A general rule of thumb is that, I will definitely have an assistant if there's more than the bride or if you need an advanced hairstyle, or for South Indian functions where saree draping is required. Naturally, having an assistant will definitely have slightly higher rates.
PS: All the makeup will be done by me. None of the makeup will be done by the my assistants. They only do hairstyling, saree/dupatta draping/ jewellery setting.
Will you reduce the prices if I need Simple Bridal makeup?
The charges don't only depend on the complexity of the makeup I do. In reality, "simple" makeup or "heavier" makeup doesn't even influence my pricing.
The reason we makeup artists charge what we charge is for the impeccable service we deliver. This stems from all the years of experience and the couple of thousands of dollars of training & masterclasses spent from global educators & industry leaders.
There has been a lot of investment in terms of time & money to develop the skills to do the best work & create art on you, not to mention the constant replenishment of the high end beauty products available in the market.
Other factors that influence (which is not very evident but very important) is the travelling , the stress of having to pack every small item (long list) you may need before every event, pre and post sanitisation of entire kit including brushes, the physical burden of carrying the kit and setting up lights and products and packing everything so nothing gets lost - These are only a few points of mentioned.
Point being, if I have to come to you and do a service there is a lot of work already done to equip me to serve you and there is a checklist that has to be done every-time I come. Hence, simple makeup or heavy makeup will not fluctuate the prices significantly.
Can you reduce the prices if I bring my foundation & makeup ?
The previous question answers this as well. Sometimes, when you're comfortable with a particular foundation or a product as it suits your skin very well, you definitely can bring it and ask your MUA to use that. Because of all the factors mentioned in the previous question, the price will not fluctuate.
You pay for our skills not just products 🙂 In which case everyone can buy a makeup kit and become their own MUA 🙂
What are the brands of products you use ?
I think that it is important to select the right products for the right client - depending on a number of factors, including age, race, and skin type, so I carry a wide range of the very best and high end products in my kit which I continue to evolve as I research and trial new products – the product brands I use include: Chanel, Estee Lauder, Tom Ford, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Mac Cosmetics, Illamasqua and Laura Mercier.