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Scottsdale Freelance Makeup Artists

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

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Jules Artiste
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 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 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 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

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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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Molly M.
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Andrea came in to help with an internal interview shoot with a client. She was personable, reliable and professional throughout. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone who needed a hair & makeup artist and will definitely use her again for our next shoot.

blushing bridal Co.
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 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!!!

Shelley W.
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Katie was amazing at our fashion show that we had done for a charity for Florence Crittenton. She stepped up to the plate and did the makeup for our fashion show models. The models spoke highly of her on how professional she was. I would highly recommend her work. Thank you from Watercolors High Fashion Desert. Scottsdale Arizona. Shelley Wood

Makeup Artistry by Nicole
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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Thank you so much Nicole, everyone has commented on what a wonderful job you did with my hair and makeup, a true professional and such a pleasure to work with, can't thank you enough for all your help, was a wonderful experience and great fun. 5 star rating and highly recommended!

Miranda's Creatives, LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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As a Talk Show Host and Public Figure - when possible, I NEVER leave home without Miranda! It's essential to look polished, professional and picture perfect whether I'm on stage or behind the mic. Hair, makeup and wardrobe is an art! Trust your Personal Branding with Miranda. Be good to yourself, you're worth it!

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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Angela’s been my go-to makeup artist for years! She seriously knows so much about beauty products and is very conscientious about using shades that complement your complexion and undertones. No matter the occasion, she always nails the look I’m going for. She takes her time and cares about what you want. Plus, she’s the absolute sweetest!

Mimi's Makeup
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Raneem H.
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My wedding was last Saturday and Miada did an absolute wonderful job! Such a nice girl with an amazing talent with makeup!

Rubiiy Mtz H.M.U.A
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kimberly W.
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Rubi was my first Makeup artist for my first photo shoot . Not only is her work unbelievable but she is so loyal to her clients & what they want to achieve. I've worked with many MUA's, and all I can say is Rubi will forever be my first call. Rubi has a great heart and it shows through her work, She will forever be a friend. Rubi is 5 stars in my book. If you haven't worked with her then your missing out.

Renalda.Monique Artistry
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
April A.
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She is a wonderful person keep you informed every step of the way. Makes you feel real comfortable​. She did a awesome job on makeup I loved got lots of compliments.especially from the photographer I knew she did awesome job thanks again loved it.

Beauty By Kaitelyn
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.

Kangel Makeup
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maddie D.
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Karina is an amazing makeup artist. My favorite thing about her is that she values my opinion and always makes sure I am comfortable with my makeup. I have gotten my makeup done by her many times and I won’t let anyone else touch my face. I trust and I know I will feel confident and fabulous every time!


I do makeup and hair in-store or on location. I have 20 years of experience in commercial printing, filming and wedding works.


Get your makeup done by Rachel Zasimovich. My makeup style is excellent in photo shoots, editorial, bridal and event makeup. I am licensed in cosmetology.


My team works with integrity , we Deliver 100%


So many parts of my job make me excited, but I think the most rewarding thing of what I do is making women feel beautiful. There's absolutely no greater feeling then seeing my client feel beautiful about themselves.

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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