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Gardena Freelance Makeup Artists

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

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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie R.
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Lety was so much fun to work with, and her makeup artist hair stylist skills are perfection! She drove a long way to our place and helped make the day go great. I highly recommend her for your special events.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Ding R.
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Annaliza is very professional makeup artist. She is very organize and did a great hair and makeup  job with  the project I'm working on. She always comes up with a great idea and such a great person to work with. I would use her again to many more upcoming projects I will have.

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer B.
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Sabrina is amazing! I've worked with her on multiple shoots and she always arrives early, stays late and goes above and beyond her duties as a makeup artist. Talented with her craft and willing to do what it takes to make her models look and feel as beautiful as they desire. Hire her one time and then you will use Sabrina every-time!

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhonda B.
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Ashely was not only one of the most talented hair and makeup artists I've ever worked with, she was also one of the most delightful. An absolute pleasure to be around. The entire cast and crew loved her!

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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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine C.
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I cannot recommend Julie enough! She did my makeup for my wedding and she was such a delight to work with. I'm always nervous about others doing my make up because usually the artist does my makeup too dark and makes me look scary. I told Julie about my worries early, during my trial, she was really patient in making sure that everything she did was exactly what I wanted. I can't thank her enough for that. She was super easy to work with, super responsive, and ALWAYS on top of it. Given that I'm super Type-A personality and very diligent in making sure I get everything done at a certain time, it was super helpful that she was the same way as well. During my actual wedding day, she made sure that I was comfortable, really flexible in making last minute changes, and super helpful to my family if they needed something. She went above and beyond in her services and I was so thankful that I found her. Really, she made me feel so comfortable and relaxed during my wedding day that it really just carried on throughout the night. I couldn't be more happy with my services and if I ever need a makeup artist to work with, I'll definitely use Julie again.

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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 😊!!!!!!

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L.A Glamm
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
BE AMAZING G.
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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

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 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
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Alyssa was highly responsive from beginning to end, and remained a constant professional when we needed her to be flexible (as often is the case with unexpected changes at the last minute with weddings). She came prepared and was friendly throughout. She did absolutely great job with my hair and makeup. My only reservation was she was booked for other engagements and could not be flexible by staying later and that cut into the time it took to do the makeup for my mom. Instead of doing my moms hair I wished that time was spent dedicated on doing her makeup only. In my initial request, Alyssa was booked for makeup only for my mom so when she asked if my mom wanted hair too, we assumed she had time to do both the makeup and hair, and we did not think twice when Alyssa started with my mom’s hair first. My moms makeup was really the priority as I had requested. Alyssa did provide a $15 discount for the “light makeup” and I appreciate she did that. If given an opportunity to work with Alyssa again, I would book her again in a heart beat however my recommendation would be she clearly communicate given time restrictions on a day like; by asking if my mom wanted her hair done also lead us to believe she had enough time to do both. I would have preferred she concentrated on the makeup only as we had discussed prior.

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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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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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Gabriel R.
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Samantha is an exceptional makeup artist who I've hired several times and will do so again in the future. I am a commercial producer and I've hired Samantha for shoots for eBay, Levis and others. Her work is top notch. She is always on time, hard working and delivers the look we are going for. She is a genuine and warm person who loves what she does and gets along with everyone. She has a great knack for connecting with her subjects on a personal level and if you've worked with her once, you'll want to do so again.

Charlette Paul
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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Charlette is a blast to work with. Does wonderful makeup and it is evident that clients are pleased with her work and enjoy working with her.

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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.

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Vergara Make Up and GLAM
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa L.
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I asked Sandra to do my makeup about 5 times, because she’s amazing!!! I’ve never had a makeup artist as professional as Sandra!!! Her job is beyond amazing!!! She can do any makeup you ask. She also helped me with a look when I wasn’t sure what color to do. Thank you very much Sandra!! Amazing job!! Hope to see you again!!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
C. J.
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Absolutely awesome! I will definitely recommend her to my clients who are looking for a makeup artist! Thank you Xo!

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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.

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I needed a last minute hair and makeup artist for our company event and I was so happy I found Lesley! Not knowing exactly how I wanted to look, she took the lead and created her work of art. She did an absolutely flawless job! She worked with my skin type, and easily blended the perfect color of foundation for my skin tone. She's super cool with a calming presence. I've received a lot of compliments about my look the entire night. I'd definitely recommend her!

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!

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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