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Bell Gardens Wedding Makeup Artists

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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
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Abbey C.
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Lety did my wedding makeup and hair, as well as my moms makeup. She is a talented, professional and very kind individual. She made me look so beautiful for my wedding day. She has great pricing and takes her time. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing their makeup professionally done.

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea J.
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I hired Ashley as my makeup artist for my wedding and I am sincerely happy I did! I recieved so many compliments about my makeup, including my photographer. I wanted airbrush makeup with dramatic eyes and soft lips and that is exactly what she gave me! I was thoroughly impressed with how well prepared she was. She also did my matron of honors makeup last minute and she looked gorgeous! Ashley is very professional and has an amazing personality! I can't wait for her to do my makeup again for future events. I HIGHLY recommend Ashley Baclesse!

True Virtue
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan J.
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Rebecca is an absolute professional. She went above and beyond to help staff 5 Makeup Artists in both LA and Las Vegas. She and her team needed very little hand-holding, and produced high quality makeup at an affordable rate.

Glamourage
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Katie C.
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Absolutely loved Pryscilla!! She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. Everyone thought I looked stunning, which couldn't have happened without her. She was also extremely helpful, even at the wedding during our photo shoot! She made sure I was satisfied with everything and made any adjustments I wanted with no problem. Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thanks Pryscilla!! 😁

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Gizelle P.
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Working with Julie was a total breeze, I would recommend her to anyone for makeup! I was searching for a makeup artist for the wedding and stumbled upon Julie's page. I am typically a very low-maintenance type, I don't typically wear makeup during the week, so I just wanted to look like an enhanced version of myself. And, budget friendly was a MUST! Upon first interaction with Julie, I was really amazed by her professionalism. She was ON IT. Count on prompt, detailed responses. She is very open and honest about her product and what my experience with her would be like. She has you fill out a consult form and send looks of makeup you'd like. I was really impressed by the detail- allergies, what your skin type is like, etc. She was also very conscious of my budget and worked with me for what I was looking for. Anyway, we did a trial for the engagement shoot, and spent some time going over looks and trying out shades that worked for my skin. Julie spent SO much focused time on me for my trial. We had a lot of fun working together as she is very easy to get along with. Julie's esthetician background influences her focus on skin. I love how she "pampers" the brides with a special mask before applying the makeup. It really makes your skin glow once all the makeup is done. I've never had my skin look so good! After seeing the engagement photos, I loved the natural look, but wanted a more dramatic look for the wedding. I trusted that she would nail it and she totally did. She made my eyes pop exactly how I wanted them to! I save the best two things for last: 1) We were at the wedding venue from 1:00 pm until 10 pm on an 85 degree day. I spent the entire night after dinner (about 6-10 pm) dancing. So imagine the toll that would take on my makeup. There was a photo taken of me right after and my makeup STILL looked in credible after all that sun and dancing! That was what really sold me on Julie. Not only is the initial product good, but it STAYED good the whole night despite the "wear and tear". That was my biggest "WOW" factor. 2) After the wedding... keep in mind this was well AFTER the wedding. I remembered "hey, Julie knows skincare, maybe she can give me some advice". I sent her a quick email asking about her favorite products and what my skin care goals were, and, in total Julie fashion, I get an incredibly helpful and detailed response for how to take care of my skin! Another big WOW. I couldn't believe how generous she was, even after my event was over. Julie is someone who really cares and is quick and happy to help. Could not recommend her more. Thank you, Julie, for making me look so fly on my special day!

Beauty by Mary S
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Maya S.
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Mary does an excellent job every time she does my makeup. I tried different makeup artists and Mary is the best one I've had. I don't trust anyone but her. :)

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Jannette V.
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Absolutely wonderful to work with! Another makeup artist cancelled on me just hours before and ruba was quick to respond to me with 2 available times she could squeeze us in! She was so wonderful and helpful my daughter looked gorgeous!! Thank you so much for being so professional and just downright awesomeness Her work was awesome! And always responded back super fast. Thank you 😊!!!!!!

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RachelPitts.com
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda P.
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Rachel did makeup for my wedding this Valentine's day and it was wonderful!!! I have never met an MUA who could remain as organized amongst the bit of chaos with our group, and everything was still on time and beautiful despite having to fit in 1 extra family member for hair and makeup. Rachel tackled it effortlessly, thank you!!! I don't wear much makeup normally, and I wanted to glow and look more natural without looking cakey, even if I were to sweat a little. That's exactly what I got from day into the night. The photos, the videos with all of us done up, everything turned out beautifully. Rachel - you are now my forever go-to for hair and makeup!!!

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Goddess Makeup0pPZh
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
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Victoria R.
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I don't know much about makeup and always struggle with what foundation works best with my skin. Vanessa knew what colors to apply and the right amount of foundation. She's brilliant at knowing the right shades for skin tone. I should have gone to her years ago. Her recommendation really made a difference in my daily life and confidence. In the past I've always been frustrated with makeup artists who didn't listen to me. Vanessa takes her time with you there's no rush which is a breathe of fresh air. She's so kind and listens.

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Infinite Beauty LA
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle H.
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Alyssa did a phenomenal job on both hair and makeup! She took the time to ensure the look I wanted was what she delivered.. I was shocked at how great she made me look for the wedding I'm attending! I would definitely recommend her for any event makeup and hair from the wedding to the red carpet! The convenience and value of her services far exceeded my expectations

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facesbymaribelrobles
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura S.
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Maribel came to do my hair & makeup for my wedding as well as a bridesmaids hair & makeup another two just hair. My makeup lasted looking fresh all day until about 2am when I washed it off. One of the bridesmaids hair that she did was my own daughter and she had curls and they stayed intact. She also has a great personality makes it seem like you've been knowing each other for years. Which makes everything much more comfortable. The work she does is exceptional!! I will definitely be hiring her again in the future.

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Jan S.
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Just excellent! I did a trial for my wedding with Zorahayda and absolutely loved the result! She did my makeup and hair for my wedding and she and her team also did hair and makeup for my sister, mother and mother-in-law. The final result was simply stunning!!! I was incredibly happy - everyone looked absolutely beautiful! I would highly recommend her - she is professional, easy to work with and most importantly talented!

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Hienny
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura G.
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I am soooo late writing this - about a year! I hired Hienny for my wedding last April 1, 2017 Hienny was great to work with and really understood my vision. She came to my home for my hair and makeup trial, which I did befrore my engagement photos. She also put together a team for the day of the wedding to do hair and makeup for my whole bridal party - 9 bridesmaids and my mother and I. It was certainly a circus with a few tiny timing hiccups - but considering the sheer workload we were all very happy! Everyone looked beautiful! I definitely recommend her - she's easy to talk to and understands all the latest trends and has a well stocked kit. Now that I have moved to Newport Beach and closer to her I will be calling her for events! I'l try to uplaod a few photos if the sizing will alow me. Thanks again Hienny!

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Megan C.
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Rodolfo did such an amazing job with the makeup for my wedding! Everyone looked so beautiful, and he did a great job creating the perfect look for me, a bride who barely ever wears makeup and had no idea how to describe what kind of makeup look she wanted, haha. He was super nice, and I loved how he explained what he was doing. Very reasonably priced too. I highly recommend him!

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle M.
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Su h a talented makeup artist!! My niece had a photo shoot and wanted a certain look. We sent MissO the look and she nailed it! The photographer complimented her makeup throughout the shoot. It never ran or has to be rouched up. We were extremely pleased.

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Teri M.
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Patty is fabulous. She did a beautiful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. She is super friendly and would definitely recommend her to friends and family without hesitation.

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy M.
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Samantha did my hair and makeup for my wedding and did a fabulous job. She understood exactly what I wanted done and carried it out without a flaw, which was truly important on my special day. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends!!

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Vibha R.
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Paru is a fantastic makeup artist! She traveled all the way to my apartment to get me ready for a photo shoot , and it could not have turned out better. She knew exactly how to pick colors that complimented my cool undertones, and she's an expert at giving you a clean and natural finish that plays up your best features and that will give your photos a timeless look (which is perfect for those of us who don't like the heavily contoured, Instagram/Kylie Jenner-inspired look that many other makeup artists do). Paru's rates are very reasonable, especially considering how she travels TO YOU! She uses high-quality makeup brands like Anastasia, and she cleans all her tools after every single customer (a BIG plus for a germaphobe like me lol). I was very pleased with how my makeup turned out. I would totally use Paru again and would recommend her to anyone.

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda H.
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Lesley was sooo sweet and did such a great job! My wedding makeup held up allll day/night! I couldn’t believe it. I danced a lot and it still looked great at midnight. I highly recommend her for any occasion!

Elite Makeover
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shaika H.
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Luz and her makeup artist were amazing. I had an Indian outfit for my wedding and they were able to bring my look to life and were so sweet and easy to get along with. My mom looked great too! Thanks!!!

Fix Beauty Co.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel L.
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I don't write many reviews but Fix Beauty Co. really deserves one! They went above and beyond for my wedding day. They were quick responding when I had any questions leading up to my wedding day, they showed up on time, got all 6 girls hair and makeup done on time! The best part is that our hair and makeup DID stay looking great all night long. I definitely recommend Fix Beauty Co. and their artists for you wedding day or special event!

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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