Summer, with its great weather and free-time, is inevitably a very popular time for weddings. And whether you’re the lucky bride-to-be or part of the party, you need a good face of makeup. What better way to knock one more check off of your wedding-to-do list than to find easy makeup application (that you don’t have to do yourself).
Here are 5 places that will do your makeup for either a minimal fee or with a purchase of one of their products.
Cost: $50+ in MAC purchases
At any MAC store or counter in a department store you can receive a complimentary makeover with any MAC purchase of $50 or more. This is great for if you already need new makeup, why not get a free full-face for your special day along with it!
While it’s less known than a lot of places, the Tricoci University (which has a ton of locations in the Midwest) offers full services for an eighth of the price of most places. Of course, this is due to the fact that it’s a cosmetic school so any makeup application or service you receive here will be done by a beautician-in-training, but for this price, it’s worth it to save money here and splurge on another part of your budget (i.e. an elaborate floral arrangement or a dream venue).
Cost: $50+ Sephora purchase
Very similar to MAC stores, Sephora offers a complimentary full makeup application with a $50 purchase of products at Sephora. Again, a price is involved but you’re getting a double-whammy of bridal makeup and makeup, so anyone really losing anything here?
It’s pretty known that Ulta has a salon in the back, but beyond blowouts Ulta can do a full wedding look for only $40. This isn’t with the purchase of any products, but if you don’t need or want any makeup in addition to your look this is a great option for less than MAC and Sephora. But be warned: when you walk in Ulta, it’s immensely hard to walk out empty-handed. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Cost: $50 purchase of Benefit products
Last but not least is Benefit. They are known for producing fierce eyebrows and always have a cute little boutique-type setup in their shops. While it’s the same deal here as with Sephora and MAC, Benefit is a-okay with walk-ins. While you shouldn’t really leave something like this if you’re the bride, this is definitely a great option for bridesmaids who like to procrastinate (or don’t mind doing it the day of).