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Mira Mesa Makeup Professionals

Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mira Mesa.

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas A.
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Julie was prompt and very professional from the beginning, and very helpful with logistical matters that weren't in the job description: she held onto a lightstand and lent us a stool, etc... Julie's work was first-rate. For the record: we asked for light, "real-people" makeup for a business magazine shoot with a middle-aged woman CEO, and Julie nailed it just right. Not too much, just enough, very subtle and effective... I'll hire her again the next time we're in the San Diego area. TOM ALLEMAN Los Angeles

Plush Artistry LLC California
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Sienna R.
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Excellent service. Makeup artist was prompt and produced amazing results. Plush is worth every penny.

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenna R.
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Lily did a great job of getting my hair, my bridesmaids hair, and my mother in laws hair all done for my wedding. She also did my makeup amd one of the bridesmaids makeup. She worked so hard to get us all done in time, and to make sure we got what we wanted. Thank you!

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Bulajic Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celia S.
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Jacqueline did my bridal airbrush makeup and hair. She did an amazing job! She came to my home which was comfortable and convenient since I had a lot of things to do that day. Her price is very fair. She applied airbrush and worked hard on all the details of my face. My face ended up looking flawless and Jacqueline spent the extra moments to make sure everything looked perfect. After my makeup, Jacqueline listened to some ideas I had for my hair. She did exactly what I had envisioned and my hair looked great! I got so many compliments on my makeup on my wedding day and I was so satisfied. I will definitely be calling Jacqueline again in the future. I would recommend her to anyone.

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HairSpray Studio
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny F.
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Wow! From the very beginning, Sara was super helpful in all aspects. She and her assistants did an amazing job with hair and makeup for 11 women on my wedding day. Everyone raved about how nice, sweet, understanding and talented they were. Sara knew exactly what to say to help relieve some of my stress of normal wedding day shenanigans. I could not have been happier. Thank you so much Sara!

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 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
  • 52 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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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CANDIA S.
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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!

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FB/IG: FreshFaceEra 💄💋
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise R.
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Thuy did the makeup for all of us bridesmaids and the bride. She was absolutely amazing! I didn't feel like my make up was too heavy and she really highlighted my features! I will definitely recommend her to everyone for make up!

Julie Taing MUA
5.0
from 14 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 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cherron H.
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Kim was quick to reply to the makeup lesson request and had some great ideas. We hired her for a how to makeup lesson. My bestie and I had an amazing experience with Kim. She showed us how but made us do it. By using that approach we actually learned how to use all kinds of helpful techniques! We now know how to use our tools and makeup to make our best look. We highly recommend Kim for any makeup needs you may have. She’s funny and so genuinely kind.

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.

Keosha Joy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Tierra H.
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Keosha provides such a great makeup experience. She is very personable and friendly. She takes her time and makes sure to give you a look that you'll love. She is so good at what she does I will continue to have my makeup done by only her.

Lizeth Lanz Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Alania S.
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Lizeth the Makeup Gal impresses me every time we work together! She is creative and listens to the ideas of others. Professional and punctual at all times. She stays focused on her goals giving the best results. Time management is never a problem. I always get what I want with Lizeth!

IG @BouBue
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire 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!

Jamie Cornejo Makeup
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Aliya K.
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She was AMAZING!!!!! She is so sweet and kind amd she works well under pressure. Her work is amazing!!!! I never wear makeup but she didnt change my fave and cake me up with the stuff she enhanced the natural features that i had and my husband thought i looked resplendant. She even didnt me the best favor ever and curled my hair when it was getting too close to the wedding for me to do it myself she helped me out so much. I love her! Five stars!

MakeupbyTania
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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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. 💯☀️💜

Make up artist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
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!

Mae A.
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Mary was super attentive to detail and I was amazed by her work! I normally don’t wear makeup whatsoever and Mary made sure she listened to my concerns (I didn’t want to look cakey!) My makeup looked natural but appropriate for my event! (Prom) I also didn’t know what I was looking for, but I’m glad Mary was so creative! I got soooooo many compliments from my friends at prom and my makeup lasted UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. I will definitely refer Touch of Radiance to everyone I know and will SO book again if I need to!

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for makeup professionals in Mira Mesa

Need Makeup Artist

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Other (wedding)
  • Makeup style
    Romantic and soft, Gentle glow, Bold lips
  • Additional makeup services required
    Airbrushed makeup
  • Number of people needing makeup
    5
  • Details
    7 people need makeup done
  • $196.25
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

  • Event type
    Other (tea party)
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (facial)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    5
  • Details
    looking for esthetician for facials for a party
  • $125
    Average price

Need wedding makeup

San Diego, CA

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Bridal party, Family
  • Total people needing makeup application
    Other (6)
  • Makeup style
    Natural and clean, Bold lips, As recommended by professional
  • 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, I would like help in finding a hair stylist
  • Details
    There will be 6 women to get ready, hair and make up...ceremony is at 5:30pm
  • $227
    Average price
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