Some people may try to appear intelligent, but this can often backfire and reveal them as cheapskates prioritizing saving money over genuine intentions. 

A Redditor took to the forum and asked, “Am I wrong for charging a bride more for makeup when the original price we agreed was lower?” we want to know from you.


The Original Poster (OP) is a makeup artist with nine years of experience and charges $500 for bridal makeup, around $250 for bridesmaid makeup, and $150 for regular party makeup. 

A few weeks ago, a lady booked OP for a party makeup. OP went there with the understanding that it was a regular party makeup and had agreed on a price of $150 with the client.

While doing the makeup, OP noticed some people, presumably the client’s relatives, coming over. It was then revealed by one of the women that the client was the bride. OP realized that she was doing bridal makeup for the client but had only charged for simple party makeup.

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What Happened Next?

After realizing that she had done bridal makeup for the client at the price of simple party makeup, OP was angry but continued to do her job. 

After completing the makeup, the client paid OP $150, the agreed price for a simple party makeup. OP then informed the client that she was $350 short because it was bridal makeup, which she charged for brides. 

The client argued that they had agreed on a simple party makeup and accused OP of trying to rip her off. OP stood her ground and told the client she couldn’t dictate how she formed her prices. The client refused to pay and called OP a scammer, telling her to leave. Before leaving, the client’s mother threw $200 at OP and told her to go.

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OP discussed this with her friends, who took the bride’s side. They argued that OP justified charging the bride more if she used more expensive products and extra labor. They believed the bride requested party makeup, and OP should have charged her the agreed price. OP wondered if she was the one in the wrong.

OP asks Am I wrong?

What do We Think?

In our opinion, OP’s client NEVER asked for bridal makeup, and they agreed on simple party makeup, and that’s what she should have got. Just because it is a wedding does not always mean someone wants to have bridal makeup, and OP seems unjustified in this.

A Redditor says, “She did not ask for bridal treatment and didn’t do a makeup test run. You used the same products you would use on a simple party makeup and attempted to upcharge her $350 for what exactly? Just because she’s the bride, and you want to squeeze more money out of her? If you used different products or it took way longer, I could see the upcharge. But you didn’t, and it didn’t, so yes, you are wrong”.

What do you think? Was OP right in charging $500 for the makeup? Was it inappropriate for OP’s client to hide the fact it was a wedding? 

This article originally appeared on Mrs Daaku Studio.

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