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Riverside Prom Makeup Artists

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Jameiah S.
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Julie was way more than I could've asked for in a wedding makeup artist. All of my bridesmaids looked amazing as she made sure to put in 110% for each of them. Punctuality is a must on a special day and she took all of that into account. This won't be the last time I use her services or refer clients in need. Thank you Julie you were nothing short of AMAZING!!!!!!!!

True Virtue
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan J.
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Rebecca is an absolute professional. She went above and beyond to help staff 5 Makeup Artists in both LA and Las Vegas. She and her team needed very little hand-holding, and produced high quality makeup at an affordable rate.

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Makeup by Shab
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ilezia C.
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Shabnam is amazing! She did my makeup for prom and oh my gosh it was amazing! She made me feel like a princess and the makeup lasted all night. She has an amazing personality. She made me feel comfortable speaking to her. She's amazing at what she does & I strongly recommend that you go with her. For my next event I will be calling her!

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Jannette V.
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Absolutely wonderful to work with! Another makeup artist cancelled on me just hours before and ruba was quick to respond to me with 2 available times she could squeeze us in! She was so wonderful and helpful my daughter looked gorgeous!! Thank you so much for being so professional and just downright awesomeness Her work was awesome! And always responded back super fast. Thank you 😊!!!!!!

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L.A Glamm
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Lana K.
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Adriana was very nice when she came over. But for some reason when I asked for the trial for my hair and make up, I was under the impression that I will get both on that day - hair and makeup. But Adriana only does make-up. So we still decided to do it. Since she drove so far to see us. I was looking for more of a natural look, but after the trial my face felt very caky and the foundation immediately got in the creases under my eyes and made me look older. And I didn't like how my eyes looked. My mother-in-law's makeup looked really good though. But we still decided do our makeup ourselves for my boho wedding. But I'm sure she is very good if you are looking for more of a dramatic look.

Love-n-Lashes
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra A.
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She did my makeup for prom. Very talented and wonderful she knew what she was doing....definately recommend her to anyone. I got alot of compliments. Loved it!!

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney D.
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She did my prom hair and makeup, and it came out so good! She was very friendly, easy going, easy to work with. Also she does everything to your preference which was really really nice. I am definitely going to go back to her again. She is very much on the professional level for both hair and makeup.

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Hienny
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley D.
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You made my wedding day extra special with make up and hair! You're an outstanding makeup artist and I would recommend you to everyone!! I plan to use Hienny again for another special occasion.

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy M.
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Samantha did my hair and makeup for my wedding and did a fabulous job. She understood exactly what I wanted done and carried it out without a flaw, which was truly important on my special day. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends!!

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Vibha R.
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Paru is a fantastic makeup artist! She traveled all the way to my apartment to get me ready for a photo shoot , and it could not have turned out better. She knew exactly how to pick colors that complimented my cool undertones, and she's an expert at giving you a clean and natural finish that plays up your best features and that will give your photos a timeless look (which is perfect for those of us who don't like the heavily contoured, Instagram/Kylie Jenner-inspired look that many other makeup artists do). Paru's rates are very reasonable, especially considering how she travels TO YOU! She uses high-quality makeup brands like Anastasia, and she cleans all her tools after every single customer (a BIG plus for a germaphobe like me lol). I was very pleased with how my makeup turned out. I would totally use Paru again and would recommend her to anyone.

MUA
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Letty G.
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My makeup for prom was done by Rochelle. I love how she started of with a mask & how she covered my blemishes.

Beauty by JenDenis
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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The sweetest makeup artist I have ever met. Jen did such a great job getting me ready for my award ceremony. She made me feel beautiful,, happy I found her:)

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Glitz&Glam
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie R.
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I was so happy with my makeup. Everyone said how gorgeous it looked. Some of the pictures I showed as examples of what I wanted were really bold but she made me look perfectly "done up" rather than overdone or clownish

  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lesly M.
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I loved her so much❤️ She did such an amazing job helping make me feel beautiful for my prom 10/10 I would definitely go back and have her do my hair and makeup again

Iteachumakeup
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sher T.
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Maria is a great makeup artist. She will enchance your beauty and I love how she did my make up. My friends couldn't notice me when they saw my transformation. She is awesome and talented!! Feel like a model/celebrity. Thanks Maria!!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 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!

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Katie J.
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I hired Cynthia to do my makeup because she is so talented! She has the makeup experience that ranges from subtle to dramatic, fun to romantic; and she was so accommodating! I loved my consultation look and feel even more in love with her work on my wedding day. She exceeded my expectations!! I showed Cynthia a photo of the look I wanted and she customized it to highlight my best features. She has great intuition when making artistic decisions and teaches while she applies. It was important for Cynthia to make sure that I didn’t feel over done. My makeup lasted all day!

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Raina G makeup artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ally R.
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Raina was very professional and time-efficient. I was able to show her a picture of what I wanted and she was able to recreate it perfectly, and even put extra glitter/shimmer when I asked for it. I really appreciated the time she took to make sure everything was perfect. She did my prom makeup and I loved the way it came out. My makeup lasted all night. Very friendly and helpful. 10/10

Gabbie J MUA
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia A.
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she was really nice and friendly and did my makeup for prom! i really loved the outcome.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
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Brooke is such a knowledgeable, professional and creative makeup artist. I have been working with her for two years in my beauty and boudoir photography studio. I can always count on Brooke to be punctual and to create the look I am after every single time. Client experience is extremely important in my studio and I can always rely on Brooke to pamper and listen to my clients. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Boss Babe Mua
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jr D.
    Verified review

    She did the makeup of me and girls, we were in a bind because our last make up artist canceled but I cant thank her enough for her canceling on us getting boss babe.

    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.

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