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Elk Grove Black Makeup Artists

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Beauty By Teresa Song
from 71 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Mayra S.
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I have to say it was my first time looking for a makeup artist on the internet and I was worried I would be disappointed . To my surprise and pleasure, Teresa was a blessing . I hired her for a Quincenera I was attending and she was so professional and caring . I felt like a friend who really cared about how i looked and felt was helping eat ready . I am a stay at home mom and I wanted to feel amazing that day and she did just that. her work is not only perfection but she really cares about how you want to look and feel . a great artist . Thanks again and I am looking forward to our next event . ..

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iMagic Beauty
from 50 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina S.
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The makeup artist was professional and on time. She knew what she was doing. My suggestion would be to have a look in mind ahead of time so you can guide her before she starts.

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Star High Beauty
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Jorge S.
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We hired Jackie to do my wife’s hair and makeup for a black tie wedding. Scheduling was easy and she arrived early. My wife loved the makeup - we had sent Jackie a picture of what she wanted and she really delivered that look and adapted it to my wife’s face. What we didn’t really like and would not recommend, is getting your hair done by her. When Jackie arrived my wife’s hair was wet and she told her to blow it out herself so she could curl it. This was really confusing as we were paying $100 for hair - and wait, my wife had to blow it out herself so Jackie could curl it? We use MUA often for events and this had never been the case. We’re accustomed to end-to-end service. Also, the curls would have looked much better after a professional blow out. Because of this and because Jackie was the most expensive MUA that responded to our request, we wouldn’t say she offers a good value.

from 34 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Holly A.
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She is very professional and flexible with your makeup and hair services. I would definitely recommend her for wedding services. I wished I used her solely for all my bridesmaids as I hired two different makeup/hair individuals. She is quick to respond and gives reasonable prices for the services! Thank you for making my wedding day special!

Mai Makeup Artistry
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
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Having my makeup done with Mai Artistry was a great experience and so worth it! As a client I felt that she was a very attentive makeup artist and really listened to my concerns of what kind of makeup look I wanted to aim for. My makeup turned out amazing and photographed so well, would highly recommend her to my friends/family and anybody looking to get their makeup done!

SimplyGorgeous by Rene
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica R.
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I loved Rene's work! She did my makeup for my birthday and I got so many compliments on it. From the eyeshadow to my lips, Rene made sure I looked HOT!! I love her and recommend her for any occasions. I officially found my make up artist!

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Shruti is one of a kind make up artist. She is fantastic at her work and maintains a high standard of professionalism. I as a lifestyle Photographer always recommend all my clients to her for makeup and hair and everyone has told me with Excitement how amazing they looked for their shoot! No hesitations recommending her 👍

Artistry by Tiana Marie
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Tiana is amazing. I needed someone to come last minute and do my makeup for a wedding i was attending and she was more than willing to come and meet me as soon as possible! Not only was she friendly and professional, she was such a great makeup artist. She listened to everything i wanted but still added a little flare that made me look like i was absolutely glowing. I will for sure be throwing her name out there for anyone that needs their makeup done.

Beautiful By Maria
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tenley R.
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Maria is amazing! She does my daughter's makeup for all of her special events and she's simply the best professional makeup artist. Maria continually exceeds expectations and she really pays attention to all of the details to ensure the makeup applied is what is desired. We are always very pleased with the end result. Also, Maria is always on time for her sessions and will always do her very best to accommodate last minute requests for appointments. Further, she's extremely nice and friendly. We love her!

Makeup Glam
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mellissa O.
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Oksana is the best! My friend recommended her after she did her bridal party i had her do mine (8 people) she is very diffrent from other makeup artists that i ever tried! Whats unique about her services is she asked us step by step how we like our makeup she didnt just go ahead and do what she wanted she did what we wanted! She asked how we like our brows natural or defined, blush suttle or more, contour,if we want to be glowly or matt, what lip color, she swatched colors on her hand before putting on us so we can see color how it looks, every step she did she asked and explained what she is using and what kind of products. She is super sweet, fun and made my day more exciting! She arrived on time and we LOVED our makeup we got so much compliments and it lasts ALL DAY in thr heat of the month July!! 💋Thank you sweetie for being the best and making us look beautiful 💕

Makeup by Marquita Kianna
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shay F.
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Marquita is an amazing hairstylist and makeup artist! She is professional, punctual, and gets the job done every time. I will continue to book her!

Susan J.
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Maci is such a talented stylist and artist! She can transform anyone into a piece of art! I always look forward to seeing her next masterpiece!

Ravishing Retail & Beauty
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sydney R.
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Courtney is phenomenal instructor, a talented makep artist, as well as an amazing human being! I took her makeup artist certification course in February and was amazed by how much I learned in such a short amount of time. The course is very hands on and Courtney's teaching style makes everything very easy to understand. Courtney is very encouraging and truley believes in all of her students. She gave me a great sense of confidence which helped me complete the course and move on to be a successful makeup artist!

from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sara W.
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Michelle was wonderful! We discussed what I wanted on the phone. She showed up to my house early! Did my hair and my makeup. They both turned out fabulous! Michelle is super friendly. She gave me tips and tricks to help with my makeup. If I could afford it I would have her do my makeup and hair everyday just like a Kardashian! I would highly recommend Michelle for hair and Makeup! She made me feel so beautiful for my 20 year reunion. Not too overdone but just the right kind of glamours!

Makeup by Courtney Olsen
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Aurum S.
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I loved my experience with Courtney! Such an amazing, artistic, and professional makeup artist. She took the time to really bring the look I had invisioned to life and had such a beautiful approach to everything. Her pricing is also very reasonable with the quality that she provides. I will never go to anyone else.


I'm a Professional Published Makeup Artist located here in Sacramento CA. I cater to everyday needs of my clients, whether you need executive head- shots, weddings, proms and as well in being Lead Makeup Artist for fashion shows. I would work closely with you to find out exactly how you would like to be portrayed and produce the BEST RESULTS.


I'm a freelance makeup artist. I have been doing makeup for nine years. I have worked for the following cosmetic companies: M.A.C cosmetics, Giorgio Armani cosmetics and the cosmetic department at Nordstroms. I specialize in beauty makeup, some special FX, runway, print and bridal/special events. I've been dedicated to helping my clients look and feel their best no matter what the occasion! I help ensure a stress-free environment by traveling to my client.


A self taught makeup artist. All skills are learned through pure practice and dedication. Also have took some makeup courses. I also really enjoy setting up and decorating small children's birthday parties! I really love letting my creativity flow with the happiness of the little ones!


I am a freelance makeup artist. I offer services on location in the Sacramento and surrounding areas. I am available for destination weddings and events for an additional fee.


Makeup has no boundaries. My services include: - professional photography special services and special photo effects - professional makeup services for weddings, quinceaneras, club events, prom, or just to look glam on a beautiful night out! - great understanding on clients' needs - strong passion and love for my job. Your happiness is my number one priority.


I am a hairstylist who specializes in color and cut along with extensions and other hair skills. I am also a makeup artist at my salon; I have done everything, from proms to weddings to just everyday makeup. I recently moved here from San Francisco and am looking to build my clientele in Sacramento.

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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