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Oceanside Makeup Artists

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

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sicely J.
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Amazingly talented and professional! What else could in want in a makeup artist? She was on time and worked me to find the perfect look for my event. I can't wait to work with Julie again!

Mobile Radiance LLC SoCal
4.7
from 107 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Sienna R.
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Excellent service. Makeup artist was prompt and produced amazing results. Plush is worth every penny.

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 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 113 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 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hiral S.
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I would say Jacqueline is Excellent if you need a makeup artist for your event. I was looking for someone to come to my house to dress me up for my baby shower. Jacqueline was on time but I was running so late. She patiently waited for almost an hour and a half while I was going through my traditional ceremony. After all that waiting she still worked on my makeup and hair with a smile. I'm so glad I had her come over to do my hair and makeup. Thank you so much.

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Makeup by Shab
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pat K.
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If you are reading this. please select Shab for your service. Her history of service shows it all. She did a awesome job. My family could not stop telling me how beautiful I looked and how she did a great job on my makeup. Its been a long time since I wore makeup and after she was done, I felt beautiful and amazing. I can not express enough how much I was thankful . She has great talent , she was very professional and has awesome mannerism . She will always be my makeup artists for ALL future events. CHOOSE HER you will not regret it! Pat

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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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Kass P.
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Natalie was outstanding awesome makeup artist. She made me look so beautiful. My husband & guests didn't even recognize me until I smiled & saw how beautiful everything turned out.

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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
  • 58 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 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 77 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
  • 52 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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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 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!

Raquelin
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Chanelle N.
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I worked with this talented artist yesterday on 6/25 and she was AMAZING! She was punctual passionate and professional. I would definitely recommend her services if you are looking for the ultimate makeup artist!

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!

Liz Inez Makeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
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I had a great experience with Liz as the makeup artist I hired to do my bridal makeup. I booked a trial with Liz a couple of months before my wedding. She really took the time to listen to what I wanted and played around with different colors and products to achieve the look I wanted. After my trial and leading up to my wedding day, I decided I wanted to make a few changes to my look. It was easy to text Liz and let her know my changes, and on the day of the wedding, I got exactly the right look. Liz was always very responsive and extremely professional and I was very happy with the outcome.

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Che F.
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Great makeup artist.

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!

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.

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

  • 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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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

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Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

Palm Desert, CA

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of people needing makeup
    2
  • Trial makeup session
    Yes, I am interested
  • Details
    I would like to see pictures of your work. Wedding starts at 3:30 pm. Not sure how long it takes to have makeup done. Also I marked 2 people but not sure if my girls want their make up done or not. Probably depends on price. I will need mine done though.
  • $96.25
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist for Special Occasion

Pacific Palisades, CA

  • Event type
    Special occasion
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Trial makeup session
    Yes, I am interested
  • Details
    I will be attending a black tie fund raiser, and the theme is " Bollywood Night". So I am looking for that look in make up. Already have the saree.
  • $103
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist for a Prom

Hacienda Heights, CA

  • Event type
    Prom / Formal
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Trial makeup session
    Yes, I am interested
  • Details
    The makeup needs to last all night please. I need to discuss the price with my parents, but the limit would be around $60.
  • $53
    Average price
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