Why are Makeup Services so expensive?

Everybody wants to rock the ramp with their look whether it’s a Bride, Corporate Woman or Teenager. But WAIT, to design a face it’s not just about having a liner, a foundation or compact and a lip colour alone. A Makeup Artist needs a whopping amount of makeup products and tools in their kit.

For clients with different skin shades, face shapes, preferences..an artist requires above 80 products and tools to create just one makeup look. And professional makeup artists have to be updated with products, which means investing in new launches every now and then. While procuring these high-end updated products with sky high GST, has increased the overall cost of Makeup Services.
And thats not enough, there more to it! These products expire in short time and they cannot be used after expiry no mater what!
I am listing down the maximum shelf-life* of Makeup Products:
Mascara – 3- 6 months
Liquid or Gel Liner – 3-6 months
Concealers -12 to 18 months
Pencil Eye Liner – 2 years
Lipstick or Lip Liners – 12 to 24 months depends on different brands
Lip Gloss – 18 to 24 months
Cream Shadows & Blushers – 12 to 18 months
Cream Compact Foundation – 2 to 3 years depends on different brands
Oil Free Foundations – 12 months
Powders (including Blushers, Bronzers & Shadows) – 2 years
*Sourced from different articles
With increasing prices of makeup products, prices of Makeup Services is bound to increase.
GST wave rippled the chain of Products + Makeup Artist + Customers. It started with the announcement of 28% GST on Cosmetics due to which Makeup Artists are facing the heat which smash down on purchase of new cosmetics. To add, there is 18 % GST on Makeup Services as well!!
 It irksomed many popsies but the show must go on! Now a days awareness of importance of quality makeup service is growing by the clients’ end. So there are less price issues because everyone wants best for their skin which is the priority over pricing!!

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