Counter question: Why does the same tea which costs 10 bucks on land is charged 80 bucks on a plane in the sky? Answer is simple you are getting the luxury of having tea sitting on a comfortable chair, served by a beautiful hostess in an air conditioned Boeing which is flying 15000 feet above the ground safely.
Likewise you pay a professional makeup artist for the immaculate art, the unforgettable moments, judgmental eyes and the makeover which you never had and probably never will in your entire life. It is the occasion and its importance which changes the game. There are no retakes everything is live. You need someone with experience, skills, personality who will ensure you become the best version of yourself on the most important day.
Your kids in future will ask you looking at your wedding photos – Mom aren’t you looking weird in this photo gosh you look so white!! (Ok that is an overkill but I am sure you understand the importance)
Professional Makeup artists are certified, they have learnt makeup as a subject. They can handle any situation. They know how to manage time, they will ensure you don’t get an allergic reaction on your wedding day, they are everything you need closure to you beside your judgmental relatives.
Your parents on the other hand will be stressed and zoned out on your wedding day and will have no time to give you attention, trust me this is the reality. I had so many brides who experienced getting ignored in their own wedding day because everyone is assigned a responsibility and they are running for it. No one has the time to check on you!
This is where a bridal makeup artist who are trained to handle and calm you down beside makeup. Yes I know you will have your friend or cousin sitting around but they are mostly seen comparing makeup, jewelry, lehanga of someone else’s wedding. Occasionally some smug dude will walk in and will pass a comment – how many kilograms of makeup you have put on? And then you see your make-up artist covering for you like an old best buddy. It will be all worth it in the end!
It is costing me exactly half of the price if I visit my nearest parlor for bridal makeup, why should I spend so much?