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  • 18 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Cydnee B.
Verified review

We had Zippy the Clown had my son’s birthday party. The kids had a really good time and the balloon animals were adorable. Zippy was a very nice guy. He showed up on time. He had lots props and the kids were all engaged. It was a fun experience. His makeup was very minimal which I wasn’t a fan of. I requested more makeup then I got. The price was a bit high for the experience but I was satisfied overall.

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Magic Dragon Facepainting
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt K.
Verified review

Kimberly was absolutely awesome kids AND adults loved her and her face painting. Everything was on point and she even stayed longer to cover the 50+ people that showed up! Highly recommend her for your next party... also get a photo booth after to capture her artwork! Oh, did i mention she showed up in costume for my daughters ariel party?!!! Thank you kimberly

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Luvbugg Dreams Entertainment
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dulce C.
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Miss Amber came as Wonder Woman to my daughter's superhero 4th birthday party. It was her first time coming as Wonder Woman and she did a great job with her costume. She had 19 superheroes to tend to and she used all her two hours making awesome balloons and facepainting--most of them superhero themed-- for the kids. I had nothing but positive feedback from all the parents. They said she was amazing. Super Amber even went out of her way to make another balloon for one of the kids whose balloon had popped and repainted another girls face(because her father accidentally washed it out). The only reason why I'm giving four and a half stars is that I wish she had done more than her face painting and balloon making. Engaging the kids in a superhero themed activity or short game before her balloon making would've been awesome. I was a little disappointed she didn't do this as we had discussed it over the phone when interviewing her. However, given that she had only two hours and 19 kids under the age of 6, it probably would've been difficult to do. Her hourly rate is very reasonable compared to other entertainers I've checked out online. I would probably add another hour, though, if you have a lot of kids in your party. If she adds more games as part of her package or something to involve the kids in (to maker her character more believable)-in addition to her signature face painting and balloon making, I think she will become more successful. Thanks Miss Amber for making my daughter's superhero birthday party memorable!

Maycup by Yenisei
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney D.
Verified review

Yenisei did my makeup for my engagement pictures and I wouldn't have wanted to go with anyone else. She arrived on time (early, actually) and was well prepared. She's friendly, courteous, and did a beautiful job! Yenisei knows that I almost never wear makeup so I'll typically feel like iIm wearing too much when I get it done, so she really works around my fears and pushes me out of my comfort zone but still makes me fell comfortable with the amount of makeup I have on. I usually let her do her own thing and it always turns out beautiful. I loved my makeup so much last time that I tried to wear it for two days straight! You won't go wrong with having Yenisei as your makeup artist!

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iMagic Beauty
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa Q.
Verified review

I hired Sadia from IMagic Beauty to do my hair and makeup for my senior portraits. She was super friendly and very knowledgable! I was unsure what would look good, but she knew exactly what to do, and my photos turned out great. If you're looking for a great hair and makeup artist, who can transform you for any event, book with her! I highly recommend her, and am so glad I hired her. THANK YOU SADIA!! :)

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dani S.
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This was the most spectacular service! The “glam squad” did hair and makeup for 14 young ladies for a homecoming dance. It was the greatest day ever.

Hairmosa
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Ali C.
Verified review

Our makeup was amazing! Hairmosa is the best! My expectations were highly exceeded. I wish I had more events to use her at; she's that good!!! Highly recommend!

The Glam Squad
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
CARLY W.
Verified review

Talented and sweet, Jesse is fantastic! His makeup is as good as it gets. I LOVED working with him and would not recommend anyone else. His approach to makeup is exactly what it should be: enhancing the natural beauty and features for every client. He has a gentle touch and allowed me to sparkle in my own particular way. I had done trials with at least 5 other makeup artists and always walked away feeling like a clown. Jesse was exactly the opposite. When I looked in the mirror it was the most beautiful I have ever felt. It was the perfect combination of natural yet glamorous. Exactly what I was looking for! I felt like me –just with allot of extra confidence and glow! He did my makeup and also my 5 bridesmaids and mother's wedding makeup in June in Sacramento, CA. He was extremely flexible and never took any suggestions personally. He reassured me he would do whatever it takes to "make it perfect" day-of. That is what he did and more! My bridesmaids truly LOVED their makeup and were so excited to get "all pretty" with Jesse. He was extremely flexible - from our 1st trial to the day of, he listened to all of my concerns and preferences perfectly. He stayed with me to do touchups, which was so important, especially if you shed a little tear at the ceremony (wich I did)! Hes also extremely responsive and speedy on email, which is always comforting for a bride. I'm wholeheartedly impressed with Jesse and his makeup capabilities. I looked exactly how I imagined I would look when dreaming about my wedding day as a girl. He helped in making it a day I want to live over again and again.

SimplyGorgeous by Rene
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tia R.
Verified review

Rene has been great to work with. She's on time, professional, experienced, but also fun and personable. She did the makeup for my bridal party and also my sister-in-law's bridal party. We received many compliments on how beautiful we all looked. I look forward to hiring Rene again in the future for maybe date nights or photography sessions.

Mai Artistry
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

Having my makeup done with Mai Artistry was a great experience and so worth it! As a client I felt that she was a very attentive makeup artist and really listened to my concerns of what kind of makeup look I wanted to aim for. My makeup turned out amazing and photographed so well, would highly recommend her to my friends/family and anybody looking to get their makeup done!

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
JYOTSNA B.
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Shruti is one of a kind make up artist. She is fantastic at her work and maintains a high standard of professionalism. I as a lifestyle Photographer always recommend all my clients to her for makeup and hair and everyone has told me with Excitement how amazing they looked for their shoot! No hesitations recommending her 👍

Bluehaven Facepainting
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha A.
Verified review

Kim is the greatest! She does the best job artistically than any other face painter we've had. Not only has she been great for a kids birthday party, booking her for Halloween totally MADE our costumes. My husband was a Viking, and without her make up, the impact would have been minimal. He was complimented at least a hundred times throughout the day on his overall look, but mainly his face art! I would recommend Kim to anyone!

  • 10 years in business
Tara Q.
Verified review

I had a 1920's party to attend and it was was costume required. I am not good with doing my own hair and makeup. I contacted Glamourmaid Cosmetic Artistry Consultant Tasha for help. She replied immediately! I left all makeup and hair decision making to her. I absolutely loved the final product! I felt so beautiful. Tasha is very focused while doing her job, she was on time, researched what she wanted to do with my makeup and hair. I look forward to working with her in the future and will recommend her services.

Exquisite Faces by Sasha
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nastassia L.
Verified review

Sasha is such an amazing & kind artist. Every time I’ve seen her apply makeup to someone’s face the look absolutely gorgeous. She is such a talented makeup artist and i don’t think there is a look she couldn’t achieve. She is always very helpful and gets back to you as soon as she can an amazing person to work with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone !!!

Makeup by Alexa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriella J.
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Words cannot describe how absolutley amazing Alexa and her makeup skills really are ! Alexa makes me feel incredibly beautiful everytime !

Makeup Glam
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shanna T.
Verified review

Oksana did my hair and makeup for my wedding December of 2017. She was responsive prior to the wedding and answered all my questions. The day of the wedding she still came even though she had a personal emergency. I loved my hair and makeup . My makeup looked so pretty and not overdone! Thanks Oksana!

Melissa Moreno Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ariana C.
Verified review

Melissa is absolutely fantastic! I never wear makeup so I decided to go to a professional for my 18th birthday. She takes the time to figure out what you want, and she works wonders with hair and makeup. I got exactly what I wanted, a makeup look that wasn't to bold for me but stood out even though it had a natural look. I will definitely go back again if i ever need hair or make up services again. I highly recommend you go to her as well.

CeeCee Medina
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Hazel I.
    Verified review

    Ceecee knows what’s she’s doing and is a great makeup artist. You can tell she passionate about her work and loves makeup!

    Patricia Maitia
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Deanna P.
    Verified review

    Mrs Maitia is a very talented and creative beautician. As my wedding makeup artist, she provided impeccable service. She was able to keep calm in a high stress atmosphere while creating a soft natural elegant look.. Best experience and highly recommended.

    About

    I am a hair stylist specializing in cut and color. I am also a makeup artist specializing in photo shoots: beauty, commercial, editorial, weddings and other special events. I am a licensed cosmetologist and a Paul Mitchell graduate with honors in cutting. I work as a stylist for the salon Umberto in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles locations, as well as working as a freelance makeup artist for MAC.

    Maria Lagana Makeup

    New To Thumbtack

    • 9 years in business
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    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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