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Mobile Radiance LLC
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
Casey P.
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Great makeup artist super friendly and good at what she does will definately be using her again

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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!

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 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 116 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
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 113 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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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!

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mahabba J.
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Nataly received me at such a short notice and did an amazing makeup! she in fact did better than what I was expecting and when I went to the party everyone kept telling me how great I look. Thanks to Nataly, her time flexibility and her kindness was unbelievable! I will definitely choose her to be my all time makeup Artist.

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darcie L.
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I tried finding a makeup and hair artist last minute and Liz rose to the occasion! She was timely, friendly, and professional! My hair and makeup were exactly what I wanted and they stayed perfect the whole day. Definitely would hire her again!

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Making Up
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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Doris has been my makeup artist off and on over 11 seasons of So you think you can Dance. She is on time and is meticulous with her makeup artistry.As hard as I try to put my own makeup on I can never duplicate it.

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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!

Makeup by Vanessa
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chrystal S.
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My experience with Nessa was amazing! Not only is she incredibly professional she is extremely friendly and attentive and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed while doing your makeup. She is a pleasure to be around and is continuely giving tips and advice on makeup and what colors and shades compliment your face. She will be my permanent makeup artist from now on! If you want to look like a model and stand out gorgeously this is the person to contact!

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!

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
5.0
from 14 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
Brittany B.
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They did an excellent job oh my makeup for my wedding! They were able to recreate the look i wanted and had very high quality makeup and equipment.

Hair and Makeup Glam
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maryann J.
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By far the best makeup artist. Love her hands!!!

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!

Chandra's Make-up Wonders
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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I can not say enough about how wonderful Chandra was not only on my wedding day but through the whole process. I was in desperate need of a makeup artist for my fast approaching wedding and a friend of mine referred me to Chandra. I reached out to her and she immediately responded back with what her bridal package includes and the pricing for myself and for my bridesmaids. All i wanted was a great makeup artist that would do airbrush and after seeing her list of credentials and her work on Facebook I could tell she does amazing work! Chandra was so helpful and accommodating through the whole process especially since it was hard for me to see her for our trial run since I live in the Bay area currently and she is in San Diego where my wedding was also being held. For various reasons we weren't able to meet for the trial run and I put my faith in her hands and met her in person for the first time the morning of my wedding and all i can say is I didn't regret not one thing. She did a fabulous job and I loved my very first airbrushing experience, all my bridesmaids were so very happy with how their airbrush makeup turned out as well and it definitely lasted all night long and I'm prone to get very oily in my T-zone! One last thing I wanted to mention that I loved about my experience was even though we never met until my wedding day, she treated me like a best friend from the get go with checking in on my planning, making sure I was staying calm through the process and not stressing and asking if there was anything she could do to help me!! What makeup artist who you've never met before does that and asks if you need help wedding planning!? Well I told her I was still in need of a hair stylist after the one I booked flaked on me and she referred me to Victoriaghairdesign who is a God with hair by the way lol. Chandra was a life saver for my wedding and is a person I would definitely trust any of my friend's weddings with.

Make up artist
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Jamie Cornejo Makeup
5.0
from 5 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!

  • 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.

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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