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Huntington Beach Makeup Professionals

Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Huntington Beach.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cintia D.
Verified review

My experience was amazing, loved makeup and Annaliza is very sweet and kind. I will again for sure!

True Virtue
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
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We had an absolutely Outstanding experience with Rebecca Castro and her professional makeup team! I'd never utilized Thumbtack before and once I made my initial post in search of a makeup artist I'd heard from Rebecca fairly quickly. I was a bit hesitant about finding an artist out of my area but she is willing to travel for assignments and we are grateful she was available and willing to make the trip from Hollywood to Bakersfield. We needed a total of 5 "Day of the Dead" makeups done for a Halloween party and she and her team delivered! Rebecca is very professional. Excellent communication from booking to sitting and she has a tremendous eye for detail. Our group received numerous compliments on the quality of our makeups.throughout the night. We were very pleased with her service and will absolutely book with her again. If you want your makeup to look absolutely fantastic, select Rebecca as your artist! You will not be disappointed!

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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 Julie Hirji
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ada C.
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Julie met all my expectations and went beyond what was required by showing up to my appointment 30 minutes earlier (4:30 am). Julie has a very professional demeanor and is very attentive to details. Julie made my USC graduation pictures something to be admired for many years. Anyone seeking a great makeup service by a true professional should seek Julie's expertise.

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily G.
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I am from Seattle WA, but this past November I traveled to LA for Hollywood Showcase. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to have Makeup by RUBA do my makeup before I hit the runway. She is such a joy to talk with, and we had a wonderful conversation. I can’t even begin to tell you how kind she is! My makeup looked absolutely flawless, and I couldn’t have been happier.

Natalie B. Makeup & Hair
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Dana C.
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Natalie was very professional. She was personally dressed very nicely and looked very well groomed herself- which is an excellent sign for me. She listened carefully to what was required and what I was looking for in a hair up-do for a wedding I was attending. She was also applied makeup for me. The makeup application looked amazing. Fantastic job overall. Would highly recommend Natalie if you need hair up-do and make up for a formal event.

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine C.
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Vanessa is the best! She's extremely personable and easy to work with. She went out of her way for me and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that you are completely satisfied with her work. Will be calling her again for any other makeup needs!

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Infinite Beauty LA
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Rani H.
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Alyssa was wonderful. She was punctual, she knew what she was doing and she did a great job. I was worried that my hair style wouldn't stay since I don't have a lot of hair. She worked miracles and was able to get waves in my hair that looked great all through the evening event(she did my hair at 1:30) and into the following day. Her makeup was perfect! This was a bollywood party so we were wearing very blingy clothes. She was able to do the makeup without it looking like it was TOO much, and at the same time it was not too light. She did a little bit of a dramatic touch, but it was subtle. The makeup stayed late into the evening as well. She was punctual and gave really good value for the price. I hope to have Alyssa do our makeup again for our next event.

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sara C.
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I did a makeup trial for my upcoming wedding with Perfectly Radiant and was very satisfied! She was quick to respond with any questions I had, and was punctual on the day of as well. While doing the makeup, she checked with me multiple times to see if it was too heavy, which was very appreciated since I prefer more natural makeup. She was also able to style my hair according to the pictures I sent her. I had an engagement shoot after the trial, and the makeup stayed on all day! (We were shooting outside around downtown LA, and I sweat A LOT--my fiancé was amazed that the makeup stayed on too haha.) I would definitely recommend doing a trial with Perfectly Radiant.

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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Loved having Rodolfo do my makeup. He also accommodated a last minute request to do my mom's makeup.

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Hienny
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa O.
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Hienny was amazing! I absolutely loved my hair and makeup. She achieved the look that I was going for, from my Hollywood glam hair to my bold glittery eyes. She was very professional and I very much appreciated how she made sure to keep everything clean by making sure to not contaminate the makeup for my benefit and for the benefit of the next person to have their makeup done by her. She was very fun and easy to talk to. I would definitely refer my friends and family to have their hair and makeup done by Hienny.

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Myra C.
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We needed someone to do stage makeup for my 15 year old and MissO was perfect! She made my daughter look stage ready without the "caked on" look; on the contrary the makeup looked quite natural. She's very professional, friendly and talented and her price point is reasonable. I'd definitely recommend her and am looking forward to hiring her again soon for our family photo shoot.

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Sheri C.
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Samantha did an amazing job on my makeup for new head shots I had taken. She arrived on time at 8am at my home and stayed / tweaked until I was completely happy with my look. I definitely recommend - she's a pro.

Charlette Paul
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Anahi R.
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I recommend her shes fast when your in a rush but still has you looking flawless. I got endless compliments on my makeup. She was also very good on timing not to expensive not to cheap it was great if you in the la area definitely go with her ! I know I will next time im in town.

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Teri M.
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Patty is fabulous. She did a beautiful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. She is super friendly and would definitely recommend her to friends and family without hesitation.

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Unnati J.
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Paru did my makeup for my son's birthday party. She was kind enough to accommodate me into a very busy schedule. She arrived promptly to my house (which was a HUGE help with a little one at home) and applied the makeup during amicable conversation. When she finished and I looked in the mirror, I couldn't believe my eyes! She gave me the gorgeous soft glam look that I was hoping for, and made me feel 100% comfortable and beautiful! Everyone loved it, and the makeup lasted all day! She was so professional throughout the entire process, made me look (and feel) beautiful, and was also reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family and use her makeup services again if needed in the future. :)

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Vergara Make Up and GLAM
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sasha D.
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Sandra is the best makeup artist in the market, she is professional, sweet, truly kind and great listener! She fulfilled my expectations %100 and couldn’t have asked for a better makeup service, I looked stunning on my wedding date thanks to her!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany K.
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Aside from her excellent customer service, warm personality, and fair pricing...myself and my daughter's looked absolutely beautiful! Definitely would refer XO for makeup services!

Neetu Sobti
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aashvi P.
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I loved the experience that she made me feel special. I loved the way she did my Makeup and I would 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.
Verified review

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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