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Long Beach Wedding Makeup Artists

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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abbey C.
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Lety did my wedding makeup and hair, as well as my moms makeup. She is a talented, professional and very kind individual. She made me look so beautiful for my wedding day. She has great pricing and takes her time. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing their makeup professionally done.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel O.
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Annaliza did my wedding makeup and hair and she was wonderful! She made me feel absolutely stunning, and everyone was blown away. She made me glow, air brushed me, and made my eyelashes look fantastic, but natural, just like I wanted. I changed my mind about how I wanted my hair after we had done the hair trial, and Annaliza was so easy to work with, emailing me about my new hair vision and then she did an amazing job on the actual day! She is also a very sweet person and lovely to be around - which is important when you're going to spend hours with that person getting ready with your bridesmaids on your wedding day. She is a wonderful and knowledgable hair and makeup artist. I highly recommend her!

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Matilda A.
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I requested Sabrina to do my makeup for my wedding, I do not wear makeup at all and didn't really know what to expect but I knew what and how I wanted to look. She was very professional she was on time. She came in setup and didn't waste time. She did three people in a little over 2 hours. We were all women of color and she match our skin tone beautifully! Every one loved our make up and lashes. Thank you for making my day that much more special.

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura M.
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I hired Ashley for my October 5th wedding. She did an amazing job! We did a trial ahead of time and she came to my place. She arrived on time and was so friendly. I immediately felt comfortable. Then once I saw my makeup I knew I found my makeup artist for my wedding! I wanted my wedding makeup to be natural but also look good for photos. Ashley gave me the exact look I wanted! Not only is Ashley talented and professional, she is really genuine and kind. I love her and her work! I highly recommend her. My wedding makeup was flawless and natural looking and the best part was that my makeup stayed that way until I took it off at 1:00am! My makeup withstood the tears, laughter, hugs, smooches, eating, drinking, dancing, and all the photo taking! I couldn't believe it when looked in the mirror when we finally got back to the hotel, it truly looked like my makeup had just been applied (I had her do airbrush makeup- airbrush makeup is amazing and the application process is so relaxing)! AMAZING! So needless to say, I highly recommend Ashley. Oh- also- Ashley provided makeup services for some of the ladies in my bridal party. Each of them had their own requests for their specific makeup style/look and all of them were also super happy with Ashley's work! I can't say enough about Ashley. You won't be disappointed she is a true artist!!!!!

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 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
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Gizelle P.
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Working with Julie was a total breeze, I would recommend her to anyone for makeup! I was searching for a makeup artist for the wedding and stumbled upon Julie's page. I am typically a very low-maintenance type, I don't typically wear makeup during the week, so I just wanted to look like an enhanced version of myself. And, budget friendly was a MUST! Upon first interaction with Julie, I was really amazed by her professionalism. She was ON IT. Count on prompt, detailed responses. She is very open and honest about her product and what my experience with her would be like. She has you fill out a consult form and send looks of makeup you'd like. I was really impressed by the detail- allergies, what your skin type is like, etc. She was also very conscious of my budget and worked with me for what I was looking for. Anyway, we did a trial for the engagement shoot, and spent some time going over looks and trying out shades that worked for my skin. Julie spent SO much focused time on me for my trial. We had a lot of fun working together as she is very easy to get along with. Julie's esthetician background influences her focus on skin. I love how she "pampers" the brides with a special mask before applying the makeup. It really makes your skin glow once all the makeup is done. I've never had my skin look so good! After seeing the engagement photos, I loved the natural look, but wanted a more dramatic look for the wedding. I trusted that she would nail it and she totally did. She made my eyes pop exactly how I wanted them to! I save the best two things for last: 1) We were at the wedding venue from 1:00 pm until 10 pm on an 85 degree day. I spent the entire night after dinner (about 6-10 pm) dancing. So imagine the toll that would take on my makeup. There was a photo taken of me right after and my makeup STILL looked in credible after all that sun and dancing! That was what really sold me on Julie. Not only is the initial product good, but it STAYED good the whole night despite the "wear and tear". That was my biggest "WOW" factor. 2) After the wedding... keep in mind this was well AFTER the wedding. I remembered "hey, Julie knows skincare, maybe she can give me some advice". I sent her a quick email asking about her favorite products and what my skin care goals were, and, in total Julie fashion, I get an incredibly helpful and detailed response for how to take care of my skin! Another big WOW. I couldn't believe how generous she was, even after my event was over. Julie is someone who really cares and is quick and happy to help. Could not recommend her more. Thank you, Julie, for making me look so fly on my special day!

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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
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Bless M.
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Adriana did such an amazing job with my bridesmaids and my mother's makeup for my wedding. She has great communication and is very bridal friendly.

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Michelle H.
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Alyssa did a phenomenal job on both hair and makeup! She took the time to ensure the look I wanted was what she delivered.. I was shocked at how great she made me look for the wedding I'm attending! I would definitely recommend her for any event makeup and hair from the wedding to the red carpet! The convenience and value of her services far exceeded my expectations

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Janine B.
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Rodolfo did my daughter's and my makeup for her 8th grade culmination ceremony. He was warm, knowledgeable and very talented! We won't hesitate to use him again!

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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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Amy M.
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Samantha did my hair and makeup for my wedding and did a fabulous job. She understood exactly what I wanted done and carried it out without a flaw, which was truly important on my special day. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends!!

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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
  • 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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Katarzyna Z.
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Loooove her! She did my makeup for my wedding my face looked flawless!! Natural but glamorous! I also had some stretch marks in my belly that I was very self conscious about and she made them dissapear. She is really talented, and gives great empowering advice!!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Leyda O.
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Casiano was an excellent makeup artist for my cousin's prom makeup look. Casiono's work is definitely glamorous, I loved her work. She was also very professional with us and adjusted to us, she does your makeup to your liking. Thank you Casiono!

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GLAMARAZZI BRIDES
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley V.
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Cole is an amazing and talented artist and I was blessed to have her do my hair and make up for my wedding. She's very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. I have acne scars and blotchy skin and on my wedding day I felt so beautiful she knew what features to bring out and what to hide. Lets be honest not everyone has flawless skin but I was glowing for sure on my special day. I can't thank her enough for the wonderful job she did! I highly recommend Cole for any special occasion you won't be dissappointed! I love her warm and welcoming personality as well she makes you feel like you've known each other for years!

Lip Glam Artistry, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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Well what can I say about Nancy she made my whole wedding experience wonderful. My make up and hair looked amazing. Thank you Nancy & Melissa!

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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