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Dana Point Freelance Makeup Artists

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

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle D.
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Julie was amazing she's an awesome makeup artist. she's professional and can easy adapt to any location, situation and event. Thanks Julie !! As soon as i get pictures i will post..!!

True Virtue
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 160 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.

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Dawn M.
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Lily gave the bride the exact look she wanted and she's fun to work with. The makeup was glamorous and stayed fresh all day and evening. Very, very pleased!

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Makeup by Shab
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Azi A.
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Shabnam did my makeup as a guest of a formal wedding. She's one of the most professional Makeup Artists that I have met. She asked me what type of makeup I wanted and she did exactly what I expected. She made me look sooo beautiful that I didn't want to put the mirror down. I received so many compliments about my makeup at the wedding, and people wanted to know who had done my makeup. I recommend Shabnam to anyone who is looking for a fantastic Makeup Artist. Azi Ashtiani

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 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 😊!!!!!!

Glamourage
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Nimra K.
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Best Makeup artist ever!! She did such an amazing job. Very friendly and professional. loved the quilty of work and got so many compliments. Thank you, Priscylla.

Natalie B. Makeup & Hair
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Kass P.
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Natalie was outstanding awesome makeup artist. She made me look so beautiful. My husband & guests didn't even recognize me until I smiled & saw how beautiful everything turned out.

Love-n-Lashes
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Adamo I.
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Janay is a fantastic makeup artist and a true professional. She made everyone feel comfortable and I can't help feel like everyone knew her for years! She's down to earth and able to have a great time with everyone, and yet she was able to stay focused and give everyone perfect makeup! I was very happy with the results and would gladly hire her again. I highly recommend her!

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Denise J.
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Rodolfo was the first person to respond and truly seemed the most interested in meeting my make up needs. His price was also reasonable. He arrived 10 minutes early and spent 2 hours on my makeup. He did a beautiful job all the while explaining what products he was using and why. In addition I loved his personality. It was immediately comfortable and felt like I’d known him for years. Our session was a trial run, and I’ll be using him for my video event again in 2 weeks.

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Hienny
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley D.
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You made my wedding day extra special with make up and hair! You're an outstanding makeup artist and I would recommend you to everyone!! I plan to use Hienny again for another special occasion.

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 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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Paru MUA
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 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.

Beauty by JenDenis
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy G.
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Jen is a very skilled makeup artist. I've used her several times and I would definitely recommend. What I liked most about Jen is her ability to enhance the natural beauty by applying her artsitic skills in makeup to suite your event. She is up to date with makeup trends. She is passionate about the art of makeup and has her own unique classy elegant touch to it. She is definately my ‘go to’ person when it comes to makeup and she has a great personality over all!

Iteachumakeup
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sher T.
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Maria is a great makeup artist. She will enchance your beauty and I love how she did my make up. My friends couldn't notice me when they saw my transformation. She is awesome and talented!! Feel like a model/celebrity. Thanks Maria!!

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Che F.
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Great makeup artist.

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Raina G makeup artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristle S.
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Raina did my makeup for my bridal shower. She did an amazing job! I love the quality of her work. She was very responsive to me when I first started my search for a makeup artist and it made it easy for me to book her right away. I got so many compliments on my makeup at the party! She’s easy to work with and talk to. Thank you Raina!

  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy S.
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We have used Kim and her makeup and her styling skills on many occasions for video production TV commercials. I have also referred Kim to my family and friends who may be looking for a makeup artist for their wedding. Kim will be on time, give you excellent service and give you what you want! If you want the best, no need to look further!

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GLAMARAZZI BRIDES
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Arlette K.
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I have used Glamarazzi Brides a few times all with different looks and I always walk out feeling beautiful and with more knowledge of skin care, how to apply makeup and what works best for my face shape and eye shape. I always receive the best compliments and my makeup lasts all day.

Lip Glam Artistry, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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Nancy and her team were amazing! Highly recommend for your wedding to use Nancy. The girls and me looked great and we had so many compliments on our hair and makeup. They were early and organized and made our day very special!

GlambyVeronica
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stevie S.
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First time she cut and colored my hair was a great experience, helped me come out of my comfort zone and now I always goto her for my hair styling needs. Also she is an artist with cosmetics, she personally test products for each level of quality and gives helpful beauty tips! She is AMAZING!

Makeup by Fernanda
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sophia A.
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My experience with Fernanda goes way beyond only a makeup and hair experience. I’ve had the pleasure to see her work with other clients beside myself and we ALL LOVE HER and her work. She’s truly passionate and dedicated to her profession and she takes time to know exactly how to treat and make everybody feel comfortable and confident. When Fernanda touches you, you know your going to look amazing, she adjusts to everybody’s needs (natural makeup or one of those “I need to look 10 years younger makeup”). I was so great full to have her so my makeup on my wedding day. I’m not used to wearing makeup on a daily basis and she made look just flawlessl. I was shocked when I looked to myself in the mirror and with my dress on. It’s one of those moments you’ve always dreamed of and having her make me feel so confident and happy about the whole experience is so important to me. She’s a wonderful human being and a professional as well. Funny, responsible, punctual, talented, personalized and totally worth person. The products she use also are amazing and she explains what is everything and how to apply it whenever you do it at home. I love her and everybody should consider making her your “primary makeup artist”.

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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