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Horton Plaza Makeup Artists

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Mobile Radiance LLC
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Erica E.
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Mobile Radiance/Plush Artistry was fantastic to work with. All my questions were answered almost immediately and they were so easy to deal with. I had the blessing of having Anne do my hair and she was such a sweetheart and did a great job. Michelle was my makeup artist and was so easy to work with and made me look and feel so beautiful as well. I thank you all for making me feel my best on such a big day. Will highly recommend this company and their artists.

Face Art by Pheebs
5.0
from 99 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha A.
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Thank you so much for making me look perfect! As a model I am very picky with how makeup artists do my makeup. However I was very impressed with Phoebe. She really knows what she is doing. I told her I had a long day of shooting ahead so she recommended I do the Airbrush foundation so I did and I absolutely loved it! I wish she could do my makeup like that everyday. The makeup wore great never fading or having to retouch never got oily! It was definetely the best. All of my photos looked perfect as far as the makeup went. Phoebe is very professional and highly recommended in my book. She is now my go to makeup artist for all my shoots. I am so glad my friend recommended her to me.

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Bulajic Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Briana S.
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Excellent makeup artist. I hired her for Halloween and she came last minute and saved the day. I wanted the Queen of Dragons look from Game of Thrones and I thought she did a spot on job.

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HairSpray Studio
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmen P.
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Sara and her team are excellent makeup artists and stylists! They made me feel and look beautiful on my wedding day! I will recommend her to all my friends and family! I would love to work with her again for any future events. You have found your makeup artist. You will be very happy that you did! Thank you Sara!

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MakeupByChristranx3
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy R.
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Christine is super friendly with the guests and extremely capable. She took all of the direction well and was prepared for the shoot. We are a national TV show and have worked with many seasoned Makeup artists...Christine is right up there with the pro's. Will definitely be working with her again!

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Genia R.
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Nat is an amazing makeup artist! She very creative and steps outside the box for that unique look. It's rare you can find someone who sees your vision and improves it with their very own style. Every look is different and that's what I like about her skills.

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rena R.
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Stephanie is an amazing makeup artist. Easy to work with, friendly and professional. She gave me the perfect look for my wedding day. I wanted a look that "looked like me" but with a touch of Glam!! As requested, Stephanie focused on my eyes and made me feel at ease wearing fake eyelashes as I had never worn them before. Stephanie was punctual and I highly recommend Stephanie for any occasion! Thank you Stephanie for helping make my wedding day FABULOUS..... YOU ROCK!!!!

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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
Kath R.
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I like how Liz did my hair and airbrush makeup. I heard my guests complimenting me that i look like a princess 😂. She is very accommodating and friendly. She even gave me a lipstick because i only have a lip stain and that my red lipstick isn't a good match to my makeup. Liz went on the extra mile to do some hair spray for the groom and blush/contour for a guest (which is not included in the service we agreed upon). Thank you so much Liz! I'd be sure to book you again.

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Making Up
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie L.
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Doris is an outstanding makeup artist! She exceeded my expectations in doing my makeup for a special occasion. She selected colors that were very flattering to me and made me look years younger. She is very meticulous and exacting. She takes great pride in her work. She also did my hair for me since the style that I had wasn't flattering. She gave me advice on what to wear as well. Doris is very personable, a great connector of people and makes sure that you look the best that you can be for any special event. I would use her again and recommend her to friends and family. She's tops in her field and has done makeup for celebrities. Take a look at her website for her credentials - it's very impressive! You won't go wrong having Doris do your makeup whether it's for a special event or to do special effects or fun makeup for Halloween!

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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
CANDIA S.
Verified review

Phoebe did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my 1920s themed wedding, we didn’t even do a trial run before. I was able to show her my dress and explain to her what I wanted and she delivered. I normally do my own makeup for everything since I love makeup, but I’m so glad I decided to get it done. I’m still continuing to get compliments on my look. I definitely would recommend her for your bridal needs!

Makeup by Vanessa
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chrystal S.
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My experience with Nessa was amazing! Not only is she incredibly professional she is extremely friendly and attentive and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed while doing your makeup. She is a pleasure to be around and is continuely giving tips and advice on makeup and what colors and shades compliment your face. She will be my permanent makeup artist from now on! If you want to look like a model and stand out gorgeously this is the person to contact!

Julie Taing MUA
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have worked with Julie on multiple occasions over the last 10 years. She does an amazing job enhancing a person’s natural beauty. I love working with her because she is an extremely talented artist and is always professional. It really makes a difference when your makeup artist listens to what you want and understands the look you are going for- Julie nails it every time! She has traveled the world as a makeup artist and is one of the top artists in our nation, I feel so fortunate to have such an amazing makeup artist here in San Diego! She is passionate about her artistry and really cares about perfecting each clients look! She always makes us feel so beautiful. Julie goes above and beyond. She has always does a fantastic job with my makeup over the last decade and always uses quality products. I highly recommend her for any event!

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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I didn't quite know what to expect when I requested a makeup lesson and all I can say is WOW. I wanted to know how to use the products I already have without being sold on new products. Michelle went above and beyond during her time with me and her knowledge is second to none. She understand my concerns, what I was after and was patient with me while I gave application a go myself. As we get older, out skin care and make up regimes need to change. I also wanted to understand how to apply different looks for daytime and night time or wear looks that could be touched up slightly from day to go into the night. Michelle understood this and incorporated all into the lesson. If you ever need any advice, updates or a makeup artist, do yourself a favor and contact Michelle. I now have a friend for life and feel confident when applying my own makeup to suit my age, style and also events. Thank you gorgeous girl! I look forward to working with you again.

IG @BouBue
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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Blue was amazing! We first met when he came to do my makeup for my bridal shower. And after that it was history! Haha I was hooked! I knew he was extremely talented about 5 minutes into us meeting. I instantly knew he would be perfect to do my makeup for my bachelorette and wedding. So 2 months later he was on a flight to Cabo for my wedding! Best decision ever! He was awesome and totally rocked it. He did my makeup as well as 6 of my bridesmaids, my aunt and mother in law. I loved everyone's look. He made my special day becoming a bride so incredible! He is my go to from here on out!

Artistry Works
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Nicole S.
Verified review

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!

FacesByRenee
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maryann J.
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By far the best makeup artist. Love her hands!!!

  • 13 years in business
Jaclyn H.
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Deepa and I worked together for a need station. She did my makeup almost daily. She gets to know her clients needs and wants because let’s face it... everyone had a different preference when it comes to their makeup. She does this amazingly. I hired deepa for my engagement photos and couldn’t be happier with how my makeup looked. Deepa was also my makeup artist for a kids show called Tiny Talent Time. She is an exceptional makeup artist and I would highly recommend her talents in the industry.

Make up artist
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby B.
Verified review

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!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy S.
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Ms. Kristin and her assistant Ella executed a wonderful program for children from small to the teenager at our church's capital campaign kickoff held on Cinco de Mayo 5/5/18. The small children loved the face painting and sparkles that Kristin applied. Even I, something more than a teenager, loved my Wonder Woman look. After dinner, Kristin held 19 children, again a wide variety of ages, in the palm of her hand while they explored canvas art work...blending colors, learning to apply paint and creating magical roses for the hair. It was an amazing evening, and each budding artist left with a painting of Frida Kahlo. It was a night to remember. Thank you Kristin and Ella!

MakeupbyTania
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

Tania is a young professional woman who came and slayed my makeup for my 40th birthday party. Everyone was talking about how good it looked the whole night. I can't wait for the next event so she can do it again. I highly highly recommend her yesss. 💯☀️💜

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 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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for makeup artists in Horton Plaza

Need Event Makeup Services

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Photo shoot
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (Normal makeup)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    I would like my eyes with gold tones.
  • $72.5
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

San Diego, CA

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    wedding is in san diego, I live Winchester but the wedding is in san diego and that's where i'll need everything to be done.
  • $200
    Average price

Need Makeup Artist

San Diego, CA

  • Number of makeup artists
    1
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Bridal party
  • Total people needing makeup application
    Other (6)
  • Makeup style
    Natural and clean, Glamorous and bold, Smokey eyes
  • Additional makeup services
    Fake lash application: Yes, Airbrushing: No, Tattoo covering: No
  • Pre-wedding makeup trial
    Yes
  • Day- or night-of touch-ups
    No
  • Hair stylist
    Yes, but I am finding one on my own
  • Details
    I have had one trial and may not prefer airbrush makeup as it didn't wear well on me.
  • $76.25
    Average price
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