MUA's How do you do it?

MUA's How do you do it?

20 posts
18 Oct 2007
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..

Hello Everyone,

A little help required please...

Up until recently I have quoted my rates per 4 and 6 hours, I have been asked if I charge per hour a few times now and I'm not sure whether to or not, so my question is how do you other Mua's do it? I don't want to know what your charge just how you go about quoting your rates.

Thanks

Claire

Posted 18 Oct 2007
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Make Up Artist
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Hi Love
 I always quote per half day or full day. half day usually being 4 hours, full day 8. Tv work can be up to 12 hours but they tend to pay a basic day rate no matter how long I am required. Never undersell your self would be my advice even if someone says they only want you for an hour that hour you are working for them could mean turning down a full day/half days rate. And take into account travelling time. Just explain this when taking on a job I am sure that most photographers would just pay you your half day even if it is just that they require you for the hour. You should really be at the job until the tog and model have finished shooting.

Hope this helps
Karen x
Posted 19 Oct 2007
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
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Hi Love
 I always quote per half day or full day. half day usually being 4 hours, full day 8. Tv work can be up to 12 hours but they tend to pay a basic day rate no matter how long I am required. Never undersell your self would be my advice even if someone says they only want you for an hour that hour you are working for them could mean turning down a full day/half days rate. And take into account travelling time. Just explain this when taking on a job I am sure that most photographers would just pay you your half day even if it is just that they require you for the hour. You should really be at the job until the tog and model have finished shooting.

Hope this helps
Karen x

Thanks Karen, thats a big help.

I get asked that often, that I began to think thats how most MUA's must go about qouting thier rates!

Its not really cost effective as you say qouting per hour as there is usually quite a bit of travelling involved and it has to be worth your while. I mainly do photoshoots at the moment so I have yet to enter the wold of Tv.

Best Wishes

Claire happy2

Posted 19 Oct 2007
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Make Up Artist
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No problem hun
  Another thing that I don't really like about them only wanting you there for the hour (to do the initial make-up) is that what happens once your gone. The model could completely change the make-up and then when you see the finished result and your name is down as the make-up artist and you think WTF I didn't do that. It has happened trust me sign10
Karen x
Posted 19 Oct 2007
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
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No problem hun
  Another thing that I don't really like about them only wanting you there for the hour (to do the initial make-up) is that what happens once your gone. The model could completely change the make-up and then when you see the finished result and your name is down as the make-up artist and you think WTF I didn't do that. It has happened trust me sign10
Karen x

hmmm yes it happened the other day, the model asked why I'd not used the images of her for my portfolio and it was because I didn't do the make-up as she changed it, whilst I was working on the other 2 models! sometimes you need eyes in the back of your head! Too be honest it looked dreadful, I didn't want my name anywhere near it! but what can you do? when its done its done! 

Claire x

Posted 19 Oct 2007
MMM_WOW
Make Up Artist
MMM_WOW
hi
I as a bodypainter have to charge a day rate as well cos there is no way I can do a tidy job in a half day so I allways quote for a full day.
you will find that you cant in all reallity in wich ever branch of make-up charge by the hour as  the over runs and goodness knows what else allways crop up and they start 'but you quoted for an hour'even if you have been there 2 or three so do the quote for half day and explain like you have on here!! you are going to be there for the whole shoot and if they want some -one just to slap something on them at the beging of the shoot to run to boots one of the girls on the make-up counter can do it

john
Posted 19 Oct 2007
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Make Up Artist
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MMM_WOW

hi
I as a bodypainter have to charge a day rate as well cos there is no way I can do a tidy job in a half day so I allways quote for a full day.
you will find that you cant in all reallity in wich ever branch of make-up charge by the hour as  the over runs and goodness knows what else allways crop up and they start 'but you quoted for an hour'even if you have been there 2 or three so do the quote for half day and explain like you have on here!! you are going to be there for the whole shoot and if they want some -one just to slap something on them at the beging of the shoot to run to boots one of the girls on the make-up counter can do it

john
happy7Loving the boots counter quote John

Karen
Posted 19 Oct 2007
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
MMM_WOW

hi
I as a bodypainter have to charge a day rate as well cos there is no way I can do a tidy job in a half day so I allways quote for a full day.
you will find that you cant in all reallity in wich ever branch of make-up charge by the hour as  the over runs and goodness knows what else allways crop up and they start 'but you quoted for an hour'even if you have been there 2 or three so do the quote for half day and explain like you have on here!! you are going to be there for the whole shoot and if they want some -one just to slap something on them at the beging of the shoot to run to boots one of the girls on the make-up counter can do it

john

Thanks John. Its understandable you charge per day, full body painting must take ages!

Claire happy6

Posted 19 Oct 2007
make_up_artists
Make Up Artist
make_up_arti..
Hello Fellow make-upies!

I agree with the half day or full day!!.... Most make-up artists i have spoken to about this do the same. some photographers can be so pickie, and only want you for a certain number of hours to make the price lower.... but at the end of the day i think us guys are very important to a shoot, we bring the model to life and add quality to the photographs...YEY US!!!...

also.... has anybody else heard about this 'photoshop make-up' malarkie??? aparently photographers are adding all of the make-up on after the shoot with the newist photoshop!!!!

tongue3
xxx
Posted 31 Oct 2007
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
make_up_artists

Hello Fellow make-upies!

I agree with the half day or full day!!.... Most make-up artists i have spoken to about this do the same. some photographers can be so pickie, and only want you for a certain number of hours to make the price lower.... but at the end of the day i think us guys are very important to a shoot, we bring the model to life and add quality to the photographs...YEY US!!!...

also.... has anybody else heard about this 'photoshop make-up' malarkie??? aparently photographers are adding all of the make-up on after the shoot with the newist photoshop!!!!

tongue3
xxx
Make up in Photoshop, well I bet that looks nice!!! (Not)happy8
Posted 3 Nov 2007
Secondskin
Make Up Artist
Secondskin
LylacBlush

Make up in Photoshop, well I bet that looks nice!!! (Not)happy8


Ha ha..that made me titter Lylac!!!
Posted 4 Dec 2008
I've actually stumbled across images on MM in particular where make up has been applied through software use and some of the results are very impressive indeed. This isn't one from there but might give you an idea of what can be achieved at a fairly basic level.


Posted 13 Dec 2008
Edited by WhiteHorse 13 Dec 2008
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
Well thats my kit on ebay !!!





(JOKE)
Posted 13 Dec 2008
Victoria_Howard
Make Up Artist
Victoria_How..
I charge based on a full day, body painting is time consuming, its not always just the time on site either, but all the design work and sketches you have to do too.

The only time I would charge for 1/2 day is it was a living statue all in one color. ie silver, as this is very quick to do even then it would have to be local work.


Posted 23 Feb 2009
Edited by Victoria_Howard 23 Feb 2009
lashestolockes
Make Up Artist
lashestolock..
Hi all MUA

Since joining this site my pricing has been thrown upside down can someone give some guidance with the pricing of jobs in this area

I am an experienced make up artist but new to the way the pricing is done as I have been doing bridal.
 I charge for the job I do but I am not sure if i am charging a going rate can someone tell me what they would charge for a full and a half day for a glamour shoot, since i have been charging by the hour and I want to make sure I am giving clients a competetive price but at the same time respecting the art and artist's
I Look forward to hearing from you allemoticon
Posted 23 Feb 2009
Edited by lashestolockes 24 Feb 2009
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