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  • 32 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandra G.
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What an amazing makeup artist! I have gotten my makeup done by many makeup artist and none of them have done a job like Leticia. She takes her time doing your makeup and perfects it to your liking.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Olivia L.
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I'm always so iffy when meeting with a new makeup artist. Many cake it on, some do too minimum or don't have the same vision of the makeup you wanted in your head. It's always a roll of the dice. But Annaliza was AMAZING! I'm so used to touching my makeup up myself or blending it better after I get my makeup done cause I can get so OCD over it, but with Anna everything was blended, smooth, & exactly what I had requested. She may be more of a perfectionist than me! Even if it was a tweak at your eyebrows, or a blemish not completely covered, she was on top of it looking for any faults. Ending result, there were none! It was the first time I tried to go out of my way to make sure my makeup stayed exactly how it was done, didn't change a thing. And of course, she has the sweetest, most down to earth, bubbly personality! She makes you feel completely comfortable,very easy to talk to, and always able to keep the conversation going. I completely adore her, by far the best makeup artist I've gotten to work with! So much so, I booked her again tomorrow! I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Annaliza!

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda D.
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I co own a production company in Los Angeles where we work primarily in the beauty and fashion industry with clients such as GUESS and Sexy Hair. Sabrina is our go to makeup artist for every single job we get. She is punctual, talented, hard working and an absolute pleasure to be around. She is very professional and we enjoy working with her immensely.

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda B.
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Ashely was not only one of the most talented hair and makeup artists I've ever worked with, she was also one of the most delightful. An absolute pleasure to be around. The entire cast and crew loved her!

Glamourage
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra A.
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Priscylla is an incredible makeup artist and hair stylist extending across all age, skin, and hair types. I had myself, my mother, mother inlaw, 3 bridesmaids, and aunt done by priscylla on my wedding day and I was more than pleased. My sister is fair skinned, red headed, and my other two bridesmaids had dark hair and varying skin tones. Everyone looked incredible. Thank you for making us look so fantastic on our wedding day Priscylla! P.S. Priscylla was incredibly responsive and ALWAYS treated me kindly. I highly recommend her!

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine C.
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I cannot recommend Julie enough! She did my makeup for my wedding and she was such a delight to work with. I'm always nervous about others doing my make up because usually the artist does my makeup too dark and makes me look scary. I told Julie about my worries early, during my trial, she was really patient in making sure that everything she did was exactly what I wanted. I can't thank her enough for that. She was super easy to work with, super responsive, and ALWAYS on top of it. Given that I'm super Type-A personality and very diligent in making sure I get everything done at a certain time, it was super helpful that she was the same way as well. During my actual wedding day, she made sure that I was comfortable, really flexible in making last minute changes, and super helpful to my family if they needed something. She went above and beyond in her services and I was so thankful that I found her. Really, she made me feel so comfortable and relaxed during my wedding day that it really just carried on throughout the night. I couldn't be more happy with my services and if I ever need a makeup artist to work with, I'll definitely use Julie again.

Beauty by Mary S
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
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Mary Samaan is an amazing makeup artist. She has done my makeup for me on several occasions and never fails to impress me with her awesome work. She is patient and takes her time to make sure she makes my makeup look the way I want it. I highly recommend Mary as a makeup artist!

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Elite Entertainment
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Miranda T.
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Amazing Service. We had a theme for our party and the entertainer came dressed in a fairy costume with full makeup as well. She created beautiful face painting images for the children as well as twisting balloons. she arrived in time and had all the supplies ready to go as well as whimsical music to hear in the background! Would highly recommend for any children's party! Kids loved her!

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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Zorahayda was great to work with - she was super responsive to all my emails and questions throughout the planning process. She was very flexible in terms of timing for the day-of. She did my bridal hair & makeup, as well as 3 bridesmaids and mother of the bride. She was SO wonderful to work with. At my trial she took the time to understand what I liked and didn't like, then based on inspiration was able to create a style that was perfect! I got so many amazing compliments on my hair on the day-of and it was all due to her! I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!

Amanda Rae Beauty
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian G.
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Amanda is the most professional make-up artist I have ever worked with. Amanda is reliable, and her background backs up her artistic skills. Amanda has done gel manicures on me several times, and she is very creative and patient when it comes to her artwork. Amanda is an excellent makeup artist, who is understanding, kind and professional. Amanda has a real gift, and she is a true artist! I greatly recommend her services!

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Gabriel R.
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Samantha is an exceptional makeup artist who I've hired several times and will do so again in the future. I am a commercial producer and I've hired Samantha for shoots for eBay, Levis and others. Her work is top notch. She is always on time, hard working and delivers the look we are going for. She is a genuine and warm person who loves what she does and gets along with everyone. She has a great knack for connecting with her subjects on a personal level and if you've worked with her once, you'll want to do so again.

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Itzel De Santiago Artistry
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy L.
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I hired Itzel for one of the most important dates of my life, my wedding, so of course I wanted my makeup to be immaculate the day of and thankfully she did just that. I had a beforehand trial with her to ensure I knew what to expect on my wedding and I loved that she took the time to listen and actually gave me options on what would look best for my facial features. She loves what she does and it definitely shows in her work. I would recommend Itzel if you want good quality makeup work done for any special event. Thanks Itzel for meeting my expectations and more <3

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Shadez FX, beauty & art
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Natalie G.
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I came across Shadez Fx by chance and am so glad I did! Lets start with their response and flexability. Our event started quite early and so I was totally impressed by their ability (and willingness) to show up super early to make sure we were up and out on time. The set up was quick, efficient and very professional. They had every tool you could ever think of and more! My makeup was beautiful and just like I was hoping. This was for my wedding shower and so, of course, it was super important to feel confident about my makeup. Sure enough, I got a ton of compliments and my features stand out in pictures. I recommend Shadez Fx with soooo much enthusiasm!

Beauty and Glam by Lo
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie L.
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Lorena did an amazing job, I could not have been happier with the way my hair and makeup turned out. She came to do my hair, but because I was running late she offered to do my makeup for me too. It was super last minute, but she was still prepared and did an amazing job. My prom hair and makeup was on point. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs their hair and makeup done. Great job, and she was very nice. She was able to make good conversation and it helped keep things from being awkward. I had a wonderful experience, and she helped make my prom night that much more memorable. Thanks again girl! Great job &#128076;&#128077;&#128077;

XO Casiano
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 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!

MJA Makeup Artist
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cornelius G.
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The Cyrano Effect
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina G.
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I first met Lennie several years ago when she was hired through a photographer to style a photo shoot for me. She did an amazing job with a vintage pinup look. I have been using her services of personal shopper and stylist/image consultant for the past three years both remotely and when I visit Los Angeles. She’s skilled at finding things that look great on me, are comfortable, and fit my budget. She has helped me find the right shoes for travel, and has given me packing advice from afar. She has an incredible sense of style and an innate sense of what looks good on someone. Last time I was in LA, I had an event to attend, so I decided to hire her to do hair and makeup since I loathe doing it myself and don’t really wear makeup unless I’m going to a special event. I was blown away. Lennie is an all-around artistic genius… she nailed my makeup and hair and made me look better than I have ever looked. I recommend Lennie as a stylist and makeup artist.

SlayedbyKim
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie G.
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Absolutely loved my makeup and hair. I had no idea what to do with my makeup and hair, left it up to Kim and I absolutely loved her work. She is so professional and super sweet. Thank you Kim for making me feel beautiful.

C'Glamour
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Makda G.
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My makeup and false eyelashes look great! The makeup team listened to what I wanted and made it happen. I look super glam!

Beauty by Momo
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
AJ F.
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My face was flawless! I received sooo many compliments throughout the day. I showed her a pic of the look I wanted and she replicated it perfectly. Monica was very knowledgeable and patient with all the questions I had about her recommendations. I’m definitely referring her to anyone I know that needs to have their makeup done for any special occasions. Plus the fact that my makeup still amazing from 8am to 11pm was just icing on the cake.

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.

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