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Scottsdale Special Effects Makeup Artists

Browse these special effects makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Scottsdale.

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Jules Artiste
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 116 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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L.A Glamm
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 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
Holly C.
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Erin was amazing! I had never had my makeup done professionally before and she made me feel completely comfortable. I loved how I looked after we done, the most pretty I have ever looked! She was very professional and on time. She did mine and my bridesmaids makeup and we looked fabulous! The makeup lasted through the entire wedding as well! I will definitely use her again for any other special events.

from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn R.
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ShakyPaw_MUA is awesome excellent quality work !!!! I recommend her to everyone out there looking for a makeup artist, great personality, on point with colors and she knows what looks best on you very professional !!! I will definitely hire ShakyPaw_MUA for any other occasion party/event

Unique Artistry
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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Sarah was very nice and made me feel very comfortable while she did make up and hair for me. I felt very beautiful with my hair and makeup done by her.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
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Jenni is fantastic! Very sweet and worth the drive. She has a sunny personality and was a pleasure to do business with. She never pressures, and is focused on what you want. She is definitely in this business as a labor of love, and that passion shines through in her work. I would recommend her to anyone, and look forward to having her do my makeup in the future.

Pretty Girl Beauty Bar
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie S.
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Down Hair and makeup app, formal affair. Paying in advance was nice, total professionals! I loved Shareen (hair) and Roshanna (makeup). I sent them pictures of the style hair I wanted and a photo of me. I am a hairstylist myself and am so pleased. They took the time to look at my dress and asked if I had any concerns. Could not have been any more perfect and relaxed. I will recommend then to everyone I know!

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.

  • 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!

from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Extremely Professional & Excellent Work !! Recently, We needed a hair & makeup artist for my daughters wedding. Robyn was so kind and easy to work with, her and team even travelled to our wedding venue and provided exceptional service. We would recommend her only o our closest friends and family because she's definitely not your everyday Makeup Artist :)

Black Hearts Beauty
from 10 reviews
    Jessica Lopez
    Verified review

    Leah did an amazing job on my makeup.She is easy to talk to and fun to work with. I loved the outcome of my eye makeup and the effect of a highlighter.

    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

    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!

    Makeup Artistry by Nicole
    from 8 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Kimberly A.
    Verified review

    WOW! Nicole did an AMAZING job on my hair and makeup for my May wedding! She also did my Mother In Laws hair/makeup and my nieces hair/makeup. All of us were thrilled and we got so many compliments on how we looked! I decided to go with a different hair style up do then the one I decided for my trial before the wedding...I changed it on Nicole only a few days prior. The day of the wedding, she did exactly what I had envisioned and even better! She put a high bun in the back with a braid of my hair around it. It was amazing! I felt like such a princess and in my opinion every woman needs to feel that beautiful on her wedding day:). I would highly recommend Nicole for your wedding or special event. I was beyond pleased as she exceeded my expectations! Thank you Nicole:).

    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Ann S.
    Verified review

    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!

    Makeup Artist
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ashley B.
    Verified review

    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!

    Shaniece Brazwell
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Valerie C.
    Verified review

    Shaniece did an excellent job doing my make up for my wedding. We did a run through a few days before the wedding and I asked for a few tweaks and she had a rock solid plan for the day-of. It looked great for the photos, she was done within the time she said she would be, and she is so fun to work with and talk to. All that made the experience of getting my makeup done very relaxing. I love that it turned out looking natural (which is exactly what I asked for) while accentuating my facial features in those far away pictures. And it held up through the light rain and dancing etc. All in all, I loved Shaniece doing my makeup.

    • 7 years in business
    Pat R.
    Verified review

    I absolutely loved my makeup and hair service. I can't wait to use them again for more special events. Professional, creative, artistic and nice!

    Beauty By Kaitelyn
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Debbie M.
    Verified review

    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.

    Krystal Brooke

    New To Thumbtack


      My goal is to provide every client with the best cosmetic experience possible. I can guarantee top-of-the-line customer service and an exquisite experience. It is an honor to be able to contribute to your special moment, whatever it may be!


      I offer print, film, bridal and special event makeup services. I have been working as a makeup artist and esthetician for 5 years, and I've continued my training at the International Dermal Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, Maxima Makeup Artistry in Scottsdale, AZ and the Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy in Hollywood, CA. Recently, I had the great pleasure of traveling to New York for NYFW fall 2011 with the Napoleon Perdis makeup team for 10 shows including What Goes Around Comes Around, Nicholas K, Duckie Brown, Maissonette 1977, Victor de Souza, Venexiana, Elise Overland, Kaelen, Timo Weiland and Guishem. My passion as a makeup artist is for my clients to look and feel amazing! I am so thankful for the experiences I have had and the people that I have met working as a makeup artist.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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 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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