Karl Sanchez Artistry

San Francisco, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Raised in France, Karl Sanchez is currently based in San Francisco. He is a professional freelance makeup artist with multiple years of experience in Paris. He previously worked for brands like MAC Cosmetics and L’Oréal, and his expertise spans beauty, fashion, and theatrical makeup. Karl believes that beauty comes in different forms and that his talent serves to highlight each client's natural features. He works as a team with the client to build the desired look for any upcoming event. For more information on pricing and consultations, please contact Karl and start creating your next look together!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love giving to my customer that extra confidence they need for the special day they book me for. I give advice and build the look with the person until she's fully happy.
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San Francisco, CA 94103

Years in business


Times hired on Thumbtack



22 Reviews
  • Ashley T. Mar 15, 2017
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Hire now! Karl is a Fab Pro!!!!
    Karl is amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend him for my best friend's wedding!! Karl worked hard to understand what I wanted and provided just the right amount of glam for my city hall day time wedding. Beyond his super skill, Karl is a joy to work with. I learned so much and had fun with in the process. He was on time, communicative and set my look up for the long haul by providing a list a products before that I needed to have in my purse. He is a true pro and I would love to work with him again in the future. Now if only I could look that pretty every day!
  • Maggie C. Mar 7, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Loved working with Karl
    Karl was such a pro with not only makeup, but did an amazing job with my hair! He also offered expert tips on how to manage it day to day. Really nice and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
  • Alena S. Feb 25, 2017
    The best make-up artist in SF!
    Karl is the most talented make-up artist in the city! I'm used working with him for a lot of commercial and artistic photo shoots and his work is always flawless. Karl is very responsible as well so I can always relay on him. I absolutely trust Karl's taste and his sense of beauty. It's amazing how various his work can be - his natural looking life style makeups are as great as very creative and artistic ones. Besides of high professionalism Karl is an awesome and bright personality! I would highly recommend him if you want to look gorgeous for your special occasion!
  • Anita T. Feb 16, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Pageant Dreams
    Makeup and hair. Karl is a talented and lovely person. He takes his time and listens to my concerns and goals for the evening's event. I am 50 years old, but Karl made me look/feel younger!!
    Karl S. Feb 24, 2017

    Thank you Anita !

  • Lia H. Feb 13, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Super nice and super lovely experience!
    Karl was amazing. He made sure to do exactly what I was comfortable with but also offered some great ideas. I really enjoyed working with him!
  • Lisette V. Jan 6, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    No doubt I would hire him again!
    Karl could not have made my wedding day start any better! He came to my house in the morning and did my hair & make-up in a very relaxed atmosphere. That, combined with his professional skills, made this a very nice experience for me, just a couple of hours before I said 'I do!'. His website shows his previous work very well and that is what made me hire him. The fact that we happen to share a love for the fashion and entertainment industry, was an unexpected but nice extra. Within minutes we were talking as if we'd been friends for a while. But most important: he is an outstanding professional, that listens to his clients and makes sure they will shine as the best version of themselves. No doubt I would hire him again, if the occasion is there.
  • Nikki B. Dec 15, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    So great, I want to hire him again!
    I booked Karl's services for a music photoshoot and I would love to hire him again for future projects. Why? His pre-booking communication is clear and friendly. His portfolio is impressive. He was wonderful to work with: punctual, organized, and was so easy to talk to. As a musician, I was excited to work with someone who so clearly loves his craft. He nailed the look that I was going for, so I could walk into my photoshoot with confidence and excitement. Thank you, Karl! You're an excellent artist and a genuine person. :)
  • Vladimir S. Nov 2, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    the Joker
    there was an impressive costume and convinced character. Thanks, Karl!
  • AI C. Oct 23, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Karl and Johnny made me a happy bride!
    Karl and Johnny were excellent, excellent stylists. I was so happy with my trial and on my wedding day. They were so pleasant, efficient, and made me a very happy bride! Would totally hire them again for future hair / makeup needs.
  • Jennifer B. Oct 19, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Karl was professional and super fun to work with! I was nervous about having my makeup done for a professional shoot, and he made me feel super calm and relaxed. :) The look turned out great and he even tamed my bangs into some super glam curls! He has a great personality and I really enjoyed my time with him. I highly recommend Karl for all hair / makeup needs!
  • Nalu A. Jul 4, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I love his work! It is amazing and he is sweet and wonderful person also. He was on time, finished earlier, very professional. He also did my hair which it was so well done. He is excellent❗️
  • Robert R. Jun 2, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Karl is an outstanding makeup artist. He did our make up for our wedding -- me and my husband -- and our wedding party. Everyone loved the way they looked and I was impressed that he made each person look their best. Karl is so easy to work with and responsive to any questions or requests. He is a great talent and I highly recommend him. Thanks Karl for making our special day even better.
  • Erin B. May 29, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Best makeup artist around!! barely had to instruct him on what to do, he knew what I wanted and went above and beyond my expectation! So good at what he does
  • Nathalie S. May 19, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Karl did an amazing job! He styled my hair and did mymakeup for graduation and I felt very glamorous and was very comfortable working with him. I had sent him inspiration pictures for hair and makeup and he stayed true to the pictures while also checking to make sure i loved the hair and makeup every step of the way. He's a real sweetheart to work with and has a great sense of humor! I definitely recommend Karl for any hair and makeup styling you might need, I know i will definitely hire him again! :)
  • Simone S. May 5, 2016
    Prom Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Natalya S. Apr 17, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Karl is just amazing! Very friendly and attentive to each detail, he creates fashion and style. Real pros :) thank you Karl, I ll hire you again definitely!
  • Marine W. Apr 16, 2016
    Karl is such an excellent make-up artist! He made me look like a goddess!!
  • Yael S. Apr 14, 2016
    Where to begin? First... Let me say... that i am not glammy glam girl, but i Knew i wanted someone to do my makeup for me at my wedding. Karl Was sweet enough to agree to do it for me (On New Years a Eve Outside of my the city no less!!!) AND he came to a girls night beforehand to do a practice run through. He was sweet and not only did my makeup, but during the practice, gave my girlfriends I and a brunch of tips we could use every day. I have followed his advice and difference is amazing!!! The day of the wedding he made himself avaible with plenty of time to keep me from getting stressed and totally put me at ease. He made me look done, but not overdone. Just what wanted and needend. It was perfect. His humor and grace make him such a delight to be around. that I know if I am going to do anything fancy in the future, I'Il reach out to him and see if he cam work his magic again. Thank you Karl for making me feel confident and beautiful on our incredible wedding day. It meant the world to me !! Y.
  • KASIMI A. Apr 14, 2016
    I met a lot of Make-up artists in Paris and I loved those moments before the photo shootsl. But when I met Karl I understood that HE was a real artist. He has a true artistic look, he's creative and attentive. I thought I knew makeup, but that was before Karl makes me discover all other possibilities. He introduced me a different beauty and I was moved to see how he could sublimate women. I was in San Francisco few months ago and the first person I called was obviously Karl. I can't wait my next travel in US for rediscover his work and enjoy his magic brush ;)
  • Lucile M. Apr 14, 2016
    Karl is an amazing make up artist. He was my colleague on a MAC store in Paris and every women loved is job! Right now Karl is at San Fransisco and many custumers ask me after Karl, she really misses his wonderful talent! I really recommand you Karl.
  • Gatto M. Apr 13, 2016
    Karl is adorable, of open mind, with an in top form professionalism. It returns to us sublime and makes us feel well. Keep your sublime smile, and thank you for your fingers for fairy.
  • Kathleen S. Apr 13, 2016
    I had an amazing experience with Karl. He received me in his studio in his apartment and was very professional. He is talented, passionate about makeup, and very kind and funny I would definitely recommend him if you want to look beautiful (and have a nice chat while getting your makeup done). Very worth it!