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Palm Desert Halloween Makeup Artists

Browse these Halloween makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palm Desert.

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
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!

Sparkles The Clown & Co.
from 40 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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Ruby Star did a great job at our Halloween party. She was very kind to each guest and made sure everyone got what they wanted. Our guests kept commenting on how awesome her work is. We'd love to have her at our next Halloween party too!

Top Pro
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
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I needed a make up artist and hair stylist last December 23, 2016 for a family photo shoot and found Careli. I'm glad I did, she's great! I love my hair and makeup and it came out really nice on the photos. She took her time and listened to what I wanted. Careli is a new make up artist and definitely will be successful in the industry. She's also responsive on my text and emails so communication was not a problem. The only negative comment I have was that she was half an hour late to my appointment. Apparently, she could not find the La Quinta Resort & Club which is a big surprise as she is from the area. I would have given her a 5-star if she was on time. Anyhow, will definitely hire her again if I'm in the PS area.

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan D.
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Usually I do my own makeup for events and such, but for my wedding I didn’t want to worry about a thing. Typically I don’t trust people to do my makeup, but Cynthia was AWESOME. She listened to my every detail, and was more than happy to work with me in any change I wanted to make (which weren’t many because she did a great job the first time). But even small details like “a little more glue for my lashes” etc, she was willing to do. And I really appreciated that I never felt like a burden to her. She was reliable, punctual, super friendly, and did quality work. I would absolutely recommend her.

Key Beauty
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daisy D.
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Vicky is one of the best hair and makeup artist out their. She has done both my hair and make-up for different occasions. I am always pleased with the end results. She's professional, personable, & reasonable. I'm so glad to have been made up by her many times before. I highly recommend her to all my friends & families.

LGC Beauty
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maxine S.
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Laurel is an excellent makeup artist. Her attention to detail is flawless and she really works with you to achieve the look your going for- I highly recommend her services.

Jamie Cornejo Makeup
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine W.
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Tomoko Makeup Designs was perfection. Jamie was not just on time, but early. She gave me the exact look I requested and she was FAST too. Every girl needs a Jamie in their glam squad. She is professional and sweet, such a great person. Thank you Jamie!

Brenda Direen Makeup Artist
from 2 reviews
    Melanie B.
    Verified review

    Brenda is the consummate professional who arrived onetime and prepared. She had also given me instructions beforehand so I knew to have a clean face with moisturizer only. She did 2 makeup looks on me - one natural and one more dramatic - and I loved them both. I highly recommend Brenda for you make up needs especially if your a woman of some maturity. :)

    Beauty Marked by B&C
    from 2 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Katherine T.
    Verified review

    I hired B&C to help make me up for a conference for four days in a row. I can't recommend them enough. They showed up early, paid attention to detail, had thoughtful conversation, and did an outstanding job. I'm used to getting make-up done by pros in New York and they were on that level, if not better. I loved working with them!

    • 14 years in business

    I listen to my clients and I will change whatever they are not happy with.


    I am a lifestyle and portrait photographer and makeup artist, helping fabulous women look even more fabulous!


    I am located in the Palm Desert. I've gone anywhere, from weddings to haunted houses. I am a self-taught makeup artist who has been doing it for about two years or so.


    I provide quality makeup artistry as well as bridal party facials and makeup application instruction.


    I love makeup, and I wanted to start making a portfolio. I want to work at special events or occasions when needed. I'm willing to be there no matter what you need. Makeup isn't just about making you look pretty, but also making you have confidence.


    I'm a makeup artist who is skilled, and knows what I am doing, so if you need your makeup done for an event then I'm your girl.


    I am based in Temecula. Halloween is my favorite time of the year because that's when I'm most creative. In all reality, I love what I do, and it's my passion.

    • 6 years in business

    I am very detailed and organized with my applications. I take my time and make sure everything is blended correctly and that your best features are accentuated. I make sure that I have a clear understanding of exactly what my brides want and try my very best to fit their needs.


    I offer professional makeup artistry for weddings, proms, photo shoots and television. I'll travel to wherever you are.


    I'm really passionate about what I do and love hearing from my clients about what they think

    • 13 years in business

    I’ ve been in business for 13 years in the industry of makeup . My work is 100% guarantee. I also do 3D eyelashes from Lilly Ghalichi lashes. I use high quality makeup.

    • 9 years in business

    I only use clean and high end cosmetics purchased from sephora.

    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.
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