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Gilbert Black Makeup Artists

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Jules Artiste
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelin D.
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Wow! What an amazing,beautiful woman! I am so happy and excited to have Julie do my makeup for my big day. She is such a great makeup artist, she listened to my thoughts and ideas and went with it and it was everything I wanted and more. She exceeded my expectations! Thank you Julie!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice A.
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I have to say, not only is Nataliya an amazing make up and hairstylist her personality is awesome!! I booked Nataliya for my girlfriend's bachelorette party (so 3 girls hair and makeup) and she surpassed all of our expectations. Especially the bride who doesn't wear any makeup and had never had an artist do her make up and hair before! Not only that, but she also got us all done on time! The girls and I just loved Nataliya! I will be booking her for all my events!

BeautebyDaisy
3.9
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra P.
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Amazing talented makeup artist, she listened to what I wanted and did my makeup beautifully. I'm so happy with it will definitely book her again.

blushing bridal Co.
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Liz C.
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Lexi did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup trial. It was really convenient that she was able to travel to my home. The curl on my hair turned out beautiful! She knew which makeup shades to choose to work well with my skin tone and took her time to get everything right. I can't wait to see everything together on my wedding day. She is also very easy to talk to and get along with. Thanks Lexi!

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Beauty by Marlen
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisabeth B.
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Having just moved from LA and having access to a plethora of top makeup artists at my fingertips in California, I am GRATEFUL beyond WORDS to have found Marlen. From being punctual, to being prepared to recreate the look I was going for, to fitting my time frame (which I miscommunicated and forced her to rush 😬), to exceeding my expectations in terms of quality, professionalism, and natural skill, Marlen has "IT." Being incredibly picky as a Cali native, to being used to the 'creme de la creme,' I am incredibly thankful I found someone whose JUST AS COMPETENT as my fellow LA folk, but A THIRD OF THE PRICE. She even styled my hair beautifully to complete my look. Marlen has an exceptional eye for detail and an artistic skill that is innate and not just not feigned by years of experience. Give her a try--you won't be disappointed!

Pretty Girl Beauty Bar
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Mina A.
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Jaclyn Romo did my makeup for Graduation and it was amazingggggggg she was so awesome she listened vey carefully to what I wanted and she made me look even better from what I expected.Definitely recommend her!

The Petite Beauty Suite
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke V.
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Denese is not only an amazing makeup artist but she became a friend as well! She did my makeup when I was on "Baseball Wives" which premiered on VH1. Thank you Denese!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Megan W.
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Tami Bickley is the best makeup artist around! She is personable and experienced. Tami helped me with my makeup for multiple events including my high school prom, senior pictures and Phoenix RAW Fashion Show. Tami knows how to adapt for each specific event and for your specific needs. She truly does know what is the most flattering on you. Also, she is extremely punctual. In conclusion, Tami is wonderful as a makeup artist and as a person. I can't wait for her to do my wedding makeup someday!

Jewelry For Your Face🎨
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon N.
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She is a true artist with such a sweet heart! I couldn't have asked for anything more! She came to my home and made me more beautiful than I ever thought I could feel! She didn't just put makeup on how she wanted, we worked together and she aked what I would like. My hair turned out amazing with soft and beautiful curls! Ladies this is the girl that should always be your go to for your special events! So talented! Amazing!💖💖💖

Makeup by Cody Lynn
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori L.
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I can't say enough about Cody and how great she is. I had her do my engagement photos and full wedding party and she made us all look gorgeous and the makeup she uses does not make you feel like you have mud on your face as well as it stays put. She was on time and was very easy to work with and worked around me and my schedule both times. She is also very reasonable priced. I will definitely use her again and recommend her if you want great results.

U R Goddess
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Billy L.
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France was the makeup artist for my photo shoot. The work was done in a timely manner. The application of the makeup was just beautiful. With beauty of ladies, it made images just pop. As a photographer, my working with was very gratifying. Plan to work with again in the near future.

Wanderlust Mobile Beauty
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alice C.
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Cute and unique interior as well as excellent makeup artist!

True Beauty Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole I.
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Alicia is such an amazing artist! I loved my makeup and it stayed perfect all night! I would definitely recommend to anyone!

Catherine Taafe
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda F.
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Not only is she a talented makeup artist, but one of the sweetest people ever! She totally nailed the look I was going for and wanted, and it lasted all night and into the next day! So awesome!

Kori Martz Makeup Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica H.
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Kori recently did makeup for me on my wedding day. She did an amazing job! She is so sweet and easy to talk to. We did a trial run before the big day, and she listened to the few things I wanted to change from the trial run and executed them perfectly! A couple of the girls in the bridal party typically do not wear any makeup, and Kori was able to make them look and feel natural and so beautiful. We all received compliments on our makeup throughout the evening. Thank you again, Kori!

BriannaNycole MUA
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny B.
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My wedding day was beautiful with the help of my makeup artist and hair stylist... They brought my vision alive. Very reasonably priced for the absolute top quality work.. fun, personable and professional. I highly recommend.

Makeup Artist
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
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Formal makeup application. Gabby is light handed and listens very well. Not over done, coverage was great, didn't feel like I was wearing makeup at all! She not only did a phenomenal application, but she gave me lots of tips and tricks along the way. She was able to color match my fair skin perfectly and flawlessly. My eye makeup made my eyes pop and I couldn't be happier with the results! I will definitely be recommending her to all my girlfriends. She's fairly priced and I couldn't have asked for a better job! Thank you gabby!

Glam by Melanie Ann
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Michael E.
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Excellent work from a talented professional makeup artist.

Beauty By Kaitelyn
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debbie M.
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I had my makeup done by Kaitelyn and was more than satisfied by the results. Kaitelyn is not only talented but extremely passionate about her work. She was extremely thorough and attentive to my desired look. I left feeling beautiful and inspired. She's an amazing person and makeup artist. I can't wait for her to do my makeup again.

Styled By Dakota
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kaiya J.
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Amazing makeup artist! Great work that I'm always blown away by!

28 LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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I had my makeup done with Jessica and it was amazing. She did myself, my husband and my girlfriend for Halloween. So, when you think of a makeup artist she is so much more. Please, look on her page for us and see the awesome job she did on Dia De Los Muertos. We highly recommend her for makeup. In addition, I am looking for ward to having my brows done soon. Thanks Rebecca Curry, Chandler, AZ

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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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