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Encinitas Makeup Application Professionals

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Mobile Radiance LLC
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Hazelyn A.
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HAD A VERY PLEASANT & RELAXING MAKEUP APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONAL LESSON. AM DEFINITELY GOING TO BE COMING BACK FOR FUTURE OCCASIONS & TIPS. BUT PLAN TO MARKET ALSO AS A PERSONAL GOOD DEED TO THE WORLD ;P MAKE ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF i THINK EVERY GAL SHOULD!

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah V.
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Julie is incredibly talented and made my sister (MOH) and me feel beautiful on my wedding day. She was friendly and adaptable to the requests I had for my hair and makeup. I highly recommend hiring her for your next shoot/event! Thank you, Julie!!

Face Art by Pheebs
5.0
from 99 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Suzzette V.
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She provides excellent service and is always a joy to work with. The makeup applications are flawless! Def. recommend for any occasion!

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Lily P.
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had a great experience with Lily for my wedding trial . First she came to my home for a hair and makeup trial. After doing my makeup and adjusted it till I was really happy with it we tried two different hairstyles; one up and one down. After each hairstyle, Lily took professional grade photos of me so I could take my time deciding which look I preferred and we could used the photos as a reference for my wedding day. I highly recommend her!

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Bulajic Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Juliet D.
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Amazing!! I felt like a princess after she did my hair and my makeup. She was on time. Professional, flexible, and has some awesome travel stories. Definitely will hire her again.

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HairSpray Studio
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal A.
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Sara and her assistant really listened to my bridal party and I and did such an incredible job on our hair and makeup! 10/10!

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MakeupByChristranx3
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Christine did my makeup for my engagement shoot and wedding. She arrived in a timely manner and was a professional from start to finish. Prices are very comparable (if not better) than a lot of other pro makeup artists. Her make up is of great quality and I had the option of regular or airbrush. I let her choose for me and the makeup stayed fresh all day long. We made a very minor change for my wedding makeup, and she executed it flawlessly. I am very satisfied wit Christine's work and will use her again in the future. She is so good at what she does, I have already referred her to all those I know who are in need of makeup services.

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine S.
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Very happy with my service. My makeup and hair looked amazing. I would absolutely hire her again.

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea C.
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I can't say enough good things about Steph!! I hired her to do our hair and makeup for my wedding. We don't live in California so we didn't get to do a practice run but it didn't matter, I was thrilled with the results! I interacted with several hair and makeup professionals but from the start, Steph was the most professional and most on-top of everything. Everyone was so happy with their hair and makeup, and it lasted all night. She was able to take our ideas, offer some advice and get us the look we wanted. Hire her! She will make you feel beautiful and special!

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Bride's by Liz
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin L.
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SUPER SATISFIED Sweet Sixteen mom and daughter(s)!!!! LIz truly is an artist with both hair and makeup. I communicated my daughter's wishes with Liz via text, emai, and phone conversations. She was clear and honest about what would be possible for my daughters' hair and she did not disappoint. She listened to our ideas and also shared some of her own. Liz arrived on time, was super organized with professional makeup and decorative hair supplies, and was easy to work with. After finishing my 16 year old's hair and makeup she offered to braid my younger daughter's hair and apply some makeup free of charge. So SWEET!!! We definitely recommend Brides by Liz for hair and makeup for any special event.

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Making Up
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy P.
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Doris did beautiful makeup and hair for a business meeting. She understood exactly the look I wanted and delivered. Extremely professional, very nice. Arrived on time and finished on time. I have very thin hair that falls flat and she how to make it look full all day. Highly recommend her.

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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patty A.
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Phoebe provided excellent service to my mother in law and myself. She did our hair and makeup for a wedding we were attending in Carlsbad. She was kind enough to come to the hotel we were staying at, at a reasonable fee. She addressed some makeup allergy concerns that I had and made sure to avoid them at all cost. Because of her gorgeous work, everyone at the wedding complimented us on how gorgeous we were. Thank you Phoebe!! We definitely know who we are calling when we having weddings to attend to in SoCal.

Raquelin
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michele N.
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Raquelin, was bit early for makeup appointment and she also got back really quick with her response!

Julie Taing MUA
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jackielyn C.
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Never have I felt so beautiful in my life. When Julie handed me the mirror after she was done with my makeup I wanted to cry. But, I new better because I did I would ruin my makeup. She did my makeup for my wedding and I felt like a queen. My makeup was flawless and looked like it was airbrushed which it wasn't. She has a light had and so much talent. I wouldn't go to anyone but her if I needed makeup done in the future. Julie you're the best!

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathleen F.
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Cynthia was fabulous in every way! She got back to me quickly, answered all my questions and then did an amazing job on the makeup for myself and my theee daughters! I could not be happier with the results!!!

Liz Inez Makeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Denise C.
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If you want to look absolutely gorgeous for ANY occasion- I recommend you have Liz do your makeup for you. She has done my makeup several times over the years and I have always been overjoyed with the results . Liz does incredible work.

IG @BouBue
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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They did an excellent job oh my makeup for my wedding! They were able to recreate the look i wanted and had very high quality makeup and equipment.

Artistry Works
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Nicole S.
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Carmen is such an amazing makeup artist! I’ve had her do my makeup several times and always love how it comes out. She always takes her time & makes sure everything is perfect!

  • 13 years in business
Sonalee G.
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Deepa was amazing at listening to my likes and dislikes and made me feel extremely comfortable. She was professional and funny! Her makeup application and hairstyle was completely on point and lasted all evening. She did my makeup and hair for my 40th and it was still on and looking fabulous at 2am!!! I would recommend Deepa to anyone and definitely use her again.

Make up artist
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby B.
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Cindy was able to drive out to my house, arrived on time and with a great attitude to do my make up for graduation. Not only was she professional throughout the entire time, but she communicated what she envisioned for my make up and made sure that i felt comfortable and was pleased with the outcome. I love that she really focused on highlighting and extenuating my facial features with her work. She did especially amazing with facial coverage, eyebrows, and making sure my makeup blended well so as to not look “cakey”. I definitely recommend her!

MakeupbyTania
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alondra V.
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Tania did my daughters makeup for prom she did such an amazing job. She was punctual and very professional it was very convenient that she travel to our home. We will definitely be booking her for our next 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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