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Birmingham Professional Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Abby B
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey F.
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Looking for a makeup artist and hire stylist? Look no further. Abby is a genius. She made this old bride (at 60) look like a princess as well as my two sisters who are older than me. Everyone complimented our hair and makeup! Abby will make you feel comfortable and have a lot of fun! She takes your wants and needs the the look you want and makes them into reality.

Kimmie Smith Beauty
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Miranda B.
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    Kimmie did make up for my wedding almost a year ago now. She is so professional and was so organized ! She is so funny & made getting ready so much fun ! Everyone looked amazing ! I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an amazing makeup artist ! Thank you for every thing !

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    Cosmetics By Mackenzie
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Tiffaney P.
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    Mackenzie did an incredible job on my makeup! Not only did my makeup look amazing, but she also really focused on keeping everything sanitary which I find a lot of makeup artists don’t pay attention to. Will definitely use her again and recommend her to all of my friends and family!

    Imperial Glam Artistry
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Carmen T.
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    I love ❤️ Imperial Glam Artistry!! Mrs. Anita is the best not only does she make you beautiful, but she's very caring and her advice will really make you feel special!! I loved my makeup 💄 and my confidence was on 10!! Thank You So Much Mrs Anita!!!

    • 4 years in business
    KRISTIN P.
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    I have worked with Temperance in several occasions but most notably was my wedding day. She was very punctual and professional and did my makeup and the makeup of my bridal party. Her work was amazing and the pictures are flawless. You definitely get your monies worth plus more with Temperance. She listens to her clients and delivers their vision. She is definitely my makeup artist no matter how casual or formal the occasion!

    Bi Legacy Salon
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Maria H.
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    COLBII MINX LASHES N BROW ENHANCEMENTS LOOKS VERY NATURAL N BEAUTIFUL.MY HUSBAND ALSO RECEIVED ONE OF COLBI'S SIGNATURE FACIALS N CANT STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW IT LOVED IT.IF U R LOOKING FOR AN OUTSTANDING SKIN SPECIALIST LOOK NO FURTHER

    Blend Beautique
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Brennesha E.
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    This unique woman is very special, talented, and poses excellent professionalism. I would recommend her to anyone that is in need of a professional make up artist.

    Flawlessbywandaj
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    LaTania T.
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    Wanda did a fantastic job with my makeup, everyone was amazed on how flawless my makeup was. Thank you very much Wanda for making my day special 😅😅😅😅😅

    • 12 years in business
    Kristy P.
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    Haylee has been doing my makeup for years! She is my go to girl...weddings, nights out, or all my "what's this brush for" questions. Always a professional and does a great job of making you look great while still looking like yourself.

    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kandace H.
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    Joy is down to earth, professional, and fun. I am a makeup novice and she helped me learn how to use makeup - from the products to buy, to how to properly apply. Highly recommend.

    Enlightenbeauty
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Truth Be Told K.
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    This artist provided her skills and talent for a professional designer and photographer Independence Day weekend, her set up time and execution timing was perfect! The make up lasted an entire day with no shifting. Very professional, and informative. Created an entire look based on the minimum details provided about shoot style and location. This artist comes highly recommended! For in depth look at her previous work images can on Instagram @ZoneLiberty

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    Lorelei is a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in formal hairstyles, custom haircuts, and specially formulated haircolor and makeup application.

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    I provide makeup for occasions. I've been a makeup artist for 12 years. I love what I do. My Facebook business page with 900 followers is Make Me Up by Danielle. I'd love to work with you with advanced notice. I am booked often, so book me early. I've done covers for Southern Bride Magazine, Birmingham Magazine, B Metro Magazine, and many more I have a large portfolio, and I am listed on many bridal sites. I do makeup lessons, photo shoots, bridal, magazine and television work all the time. I use Chanel, Triah McEvoy, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Temptu Airbrush and many more lines.

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    I can execute flawless makeup looks -- dramatic or subtle. I also usually apply false eyelashes or tab lashes.

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    I believe makeup is part of a woman to make her feel beautiful and to enhance her beauty. I make her beautiful on small parties, formal events, pageants, and weddings.

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    I'm a cosmetologist, and I do hair, makeup, and nails. I even do airbrush and theater makeup. Hopefully, I will own a shop soon.

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    I provide makeup services for all occasions. Let me enhance your natural beauty. Love the skin you're in.

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    I love doing hair and makeup for brides. It gives me great satisfaction to know I had a part in making their special day beautiful.

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    I am a freelance makeup artist. My specialty is glam makeup. I have work worked with special FX makeup on various photo shoots. I apply makeup for events such as weddings, proms, pageants, etc.

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    We do hair and makeup services for special occasions, including brides and bridal parties. We also cater to pageant of all ages. We also do proms, photo shoots or head shots.

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    If you want a fabulous look tailored specifically to you, Kahmille B. is the makeup artist and natural hair designer you should contact. No matter what the occasion is, you will be sure to walk away feeling and looking absolutely stunning. I have a wide range of experience, so whether you need makeup for headshots, a professional photo shoot, a corporate event, wedding, prom or a party, I can create a look for you perfectly suited for your occasion. It is important to me to take what I know and teach others as well. This is why I offer personal makeup lessons. My motto is: "Know and show." I want to empower my clients by offering my expertise to help them transform their makeup look and build their confidence with application. I am available for any occasion and will travel to location within reason. Contact me today!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

    A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

    • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
    • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
    • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
    • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
    • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
    • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
    • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
    • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

    Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

    On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

    How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

    A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

    • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
    • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
    • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
    • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
    • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

    How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

    Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

    A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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