mua cost?

13 posts
7 Sep 2010
Im new to modelling and havent used a make up artist before. Can anyone give me an idea of how to go about it and maybe some idea of the cost?

Posted 7 Sep 2010
lisataylor_mua
Make Up Artist
lisataylor_m..
There are quite a few threads on this, but just as a rough guideline expect to pay £100+ for a half day, £200+ for a full day. The vast majority of artists will not book by the hour.....it just isn't worth it.

Posted 7 Sep 2010
j_forbes
Photographer
j_forbes
You can get them a lot cheaper then that price.

Posted 7 Sep 2010
iestyn
Photographer
iestyn
Message some local make up artists who`s work you like, ask them direct about their fees.

Posted 7 Sep 2010
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
j_forbes

You can get them a lot cheaper then that price.

But most professional artists will not charge less than that.


It is a fair guide, but I would suggest you search for an artist whose work you like and contact them directly and ask them to quote you for a particular assignment, and what you will get for your money.
If you want any further advise then please feel free to contact me, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
regards Karen
Posted 7 Sep 2010
jimbojetset
Photographer
jimbojetset
lisataylor_mua

There are quite a few threads on this, but just as a rough guideline expect to pay £100+ for a half day, £200+ for a full day. The vast majority of artists will not book by the hour.....it just isn't worth it.



Food for thought, i think, models and photographers should also go on a half day rate minimum?

James
Posted 11 Oct 2010
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
I would have thought all models and photographers charge by half or full days? I have never known a shoot to take any less than about 4 hours which is a half day isn't it?  And whilst most models quote an hourly rate I have never known any to be booked for just an hour.
The point was being made that most MUA's will not charge an hourly rate, because by the time they have travelled, done the make up and possibly hair ( which would take around an hour and half to 2 hours depending on requirements) then travelled home to be paid an hour and half pay with no travel costs, or kit costs it would not be worth it, where as half a day's pay at least would be. 
However some MUA's will quote for less than half a day on local jobs. Really the best thing is to contact an MUA directly to see what they are willing to do, as every one is different and if they are not busy with bigger jobs they may accept smaller jobs.
The rates quoted were a rough guide line for the OP some MUA's charge more some a little less, but in all cases one has to decide on whether the MUA is worth the money. Some are cheaper because they are newly qualified and need to gain experience.
Hope this helps
Karen
Posted 12 Oct 2010
Victoria_Howard
Make Up Artist
Victoria_How..
simplydivine

But most professional artists will not charge less than that.


It is a fair guide, but I would suggest you search for an artist whose work you like and contact them directly and ask them to quote you for a particular assignment, and what you will get for your money.
If you want any further advise then please feel free to contact me, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
regards Karen


+1

You get what you pay for with a MUA.  try asking models in your area for recommendations.

Of course you can always try to negotiate or let a MUA know if you have a budget you would like to work too.

But 200-350 day rate is the norm, many  will book on a 1/2 day rate, you can have a MUA for just a hour if you want, but you will probably find that there hourly rate is very close to their half day rate, due to the time and cost of traveling, cleaning their kit ect.

Posted 12 Oct 2010
Edited by Victoria_Howard 12 Oct 2010
Zoi
Model
Zoi
I know my old model agency hired MUAs at £350/day. They would take 20% commission from this however meaning the MUA gets £280 for a full day.

Posted 12 Oct 2010
Thanks guys

Posted 14 Oct 2010
TheMakeupArtist
Make Up Artist
TheMakeupArt..
A link for all make-up artists and other freelancers who are puzzled about rates and how much to charge for day/halfday/hourly rates go to: http://freelanceswitch.com/rates/ Best Lina "like" on facebook to recieve make-up job alerts! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Lina-Make-Up-Artist/142568492441385
Posted 15 Oct 2010
MarkG
Photographer
MarkG
joniwarr

Im new to modelling and havent used a make up artist before. Can anyone give me an idea of how to go about it and maybe some idea of the cost?


Don't assume a makeup artist will do hair too. Many don't.
Posted 15 Oct 2010
TeddyB
Photographer
TeddyB
MarkG

Don't assume a makeup artist will do hair too. Many don't.


Mark, when is your most excellent Gina from sunny Dartford joining the elustrious ranks of Purestorm?  Apart from being good at the touching up, she was a nice person, good 'people skills', I thought.

Ted  emoticon

Posted 17 Oct 2010
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