This blog post is primarily aimed at all make-up artists offering services to the general public. It is also for the general public to understand the cost implications of having your make-up done professionally.
Please keep in mind that this does not include ALL of the make-up I have- this is my daily make-up kit that I use on the general public. I have even more products for photoshoots, TV, Theatre etc.
THE COST OF SETTING UP BUSINESS
Nothing we do is a one off spend – Our make-up needs replacing, we need to update our training, we need to update our websites to remain current, we need to carry on marketing ourselves…. All of this costs money.
I haven’t written this post to put off people from becoming make-up artists due to the scary costs involved. I have written it for people to know their worth. Even if you are just starting out as a make-up artist, the minimum you should be charging for a full face of make-up is £50. This is not expensive. This is the cheaper end of the going rate.