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Phoenix Freelance Makeup Artists

Browse these freelance makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Phoenix.

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Jules Artiste
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katheryn N.
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I just had my makeup trial run for my wedding and Julie was fantastic! I'm positively thrilled with how my makeup turned out. It has now been almost 6 hours (plus driving in the Arizona heat); my face and lashes still look flawless. My full faith is with this talented makeup artist for my wedding!

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L.A Glamm
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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Adriana is an OUTSTANDING makeup artist! I have used her for several events and I could not be happier. She is punctual, professional and passionate about her craft. I would definitely recommend her and will be using her services in the future! Thank you Adriana for being so AMAZING! XO

e.m.d. artistry
from 38 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Josh T.
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Erin has been the make-up artist/hair stylist for many of my photo shoots. She is exceptionally professional and a true artist! It is very hard to find the best in this industry and she always blows me away! She can change looks every shot and is very creative! We have done so many different looks over the years... so fun to work with. Will always try to hire her first!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

blushing bridal Co.
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Rossana S.
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We are so fortunate that Lexi agreed to assist us with hair and makeup for our wedding. She was professional and patient, spending the right amount of time with each client and making adjustments until each was satisfied. I would highly recommend Lexi for your hair and makeup needs. Thank you, Lexi, for making our wedding beautiful!

Beauty by Bonita
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tamica P.
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Bonita is an absolute awesome makeup artist. I've had the pleasure of having her so my makeup twice and I am hooked. I'm a person who never or rarely wears makeup, so I was unsure of what to expect. But Bonita came in and made everything so easy. All I had to do was sit and smile. She is very professional, she knows what she's doing, she asks questions along the way, is tinely, and great overall. I recommend her to anyone. If you give her an idea, she can make it happen for you, or if you prefer her to freestyle she's still awesome. She provide tips as well while doing your makeup, which is a huge plus because you can learn a little about how to pamper your own skin in between.

Ann Hughes Hair Design
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
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Ann was fantastic!! She is a true artist with hair and with makeup. I have no regrets choosing her for my wedding. You'll notice that any complaints on here are from people who haven't actually met her. Just go into her salon, and let her work her magic.

Slay W. Sinkway
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha C.
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Stephanie did my makeup for a casual night out in the town. She completely exceeded my expectations!!! I first got in touch with her over social media. She was extremely responsive and did everything she could to make sure she worked with my schedule (my schedule is always so filled). I went to her makeup studio in her apartment, she actually lives close by. It was SO clean, and she made sure I was comfortable. My makeup looked exactly how I wanted. I have a wedding in august and will definitely be going back to her!!! No need to look any further for a makeup artist - Steph was the best!!!

True Beauty Artistry
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!

  • 38 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Latrice O.
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I had a wonderful wonderful experience with Peggy as my makeup artist for my 25th wedding anniversary in Scottsdale Arizona. It was very enjoyable; the makeup was very flawless, it lasted in the heat of the Arizona sun and throughout the evening. I really enjoyed it and the pictures really do show how beautiful I am. Lol! But, it also shows how experienced and how wonderful of a job Peggy did on my face. Thank you very much for making my 25th wedding anniversary such a blast! Latrice Owens

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from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria T.
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I really enjoyed the experience! It was my first time using a makeup artist and she made the experience truly enjoyable her energy was contagious! Loved it!

from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
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I loooovvved having Cheryl as my wedding makeup artist. She has such a sweet personality. She arrived early and was ready to work. I wish she could do my makeup everyday. I got so many compliments on my wedding day about my makeup. My makeup lasted all day long on top of that. She is truly an artist. She listened to what type I was going for. I wanted soft glam look for my day. She offered what type of colors would look good with my skin tone. She also used products that would look good for photography. All my bridesmaids loved her as well. You won’t be disappointed if you hire her!

  • 8 years in business
Marschelle M.
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Very professional and the artist knew exactly what I needed when it was time for my makeup to be applied.

from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Martha F.
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She did an incredible job doing my stage makeup for my very first bikini competition where I place first . Thank you Sandra you are my forever makeup artist.. she's the best !!!

  • 3 years in business

I offer many esthetic services from facials to waxing and makeup.

  • 14 years in business

I am a very compassionate person with excellent customer service skills

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Call or text me! Let me make you completely flawless! Do you want to look completely flawless on those special days life has planned for you? Well, your beauty queen is here to make you achieve exactly that! My name is Savannah, and I have been doing makeup for 5-plus years, and hair for 2-plus years. I own my own business called Completely Flawless & Co. I specialize in perfection, and do all and any hair and makeup phases. I am the makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal, everyday and everywhere, fashion, film, pageant, abstract, family and student photo shoots, special event, boudoir, and TV. I always guarantee your satisfaction! If you have a certain look that you want me to mimic (magazine photo, celebrity photo, hair style photo, makeup photo, etc.), bring it in. I will mimic that exact look for you or create an even better version! I know how much a certain look can be idolized over, and i know exactly how to customize it to look the best on YOU! :) Call or text for a price quote and booking. - M.A.C Makeup Artist Savannah May Check out my Facebook page for more pictures and info! "Completely Flawless & Co." My contact: 4..... Eight... O ...three ... 3 ....( 4 ) Two ,.. Six ... 6 ..., (FlVE) Sorry I had to type it wierd so they would let me post it!


For 17 years, Debbie Verver has been in the cosmetic industry developing her talent through seminars, training sessions, and hands-on projects, ranging from photo shoots to fashion shows. She is an on-location makeup artist, offering the convenience of going to the location or venue to service the client's needs. As part of her service, she offers airbrush foundation and blush. It is the newest and best technology to create the most durable, flawless canvas on the body and face. She loves working with brides and photographers, accommodating their needs to achieve the vision they have. Debbie's accepting new clients, and is looking forward to new opportunities always.

  • 15 years in business

As Buddha said, "Your work is to discover your work & then with all your heart to give yourself to it." I believe it is my passion and ability to be inspired that makes my work stand out from others.


I am a makeup artist. I do makeup for all occasions, such as wedding, proms, photo shoots, anniversaries, birthdays, and even date nights. I use a variety of products from airbrushing to Mac. I am here to make you feel special on that special day!


I do makeup. I love it. Makeup is my life. I like coming up with new ideas. Just give me an idea of what you like, and I'll try to make it happen.

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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