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Face Art by Pheebs
5.0
from 98 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.

Plush Artistry LLC California
4.7
from 104 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
Alondra V.
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Keren is a amazing makeup artist, she gave me a soft beautiful, glammed look! She's my go to girl now. A great experience!

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth Q.
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Lily did both hair and makeup for myself and my bridal party and she did such a phenomenal job. She is truly an artist, her skills for hair and makeup are on point! She was able to duplicate a look I wanted to achieve just by looking at a photo.

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Bulajic Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nik B.
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She did a killer Special Effects makeup for my boxing team - it looked so real and fresh. She is professional, clean, considerate, and efficient. Highly recommend this artist.

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HairSpray Studio
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 91 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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MakeupByChristranx3
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Christine did my makeup for my engagement shoot and wedding. She arrived in a timely manner and was a professional from start to finish. Prices are very comparable (if not better) than a lot of other pro makeup artists. Her make up is of great quality and I had the option of regular or airbrush. I let her choose for me and the makeup stayed fresh all day long. We made a very minor change for my wedding makeup, and she executed it flawlessly. I am very satisfied wit Christine's work and will use her again in the future. She is so good at what she does, I have already referred her to all those I know who are in need of makeup services.

Noelani's Artistry
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn A.
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Words can not even begin to express our endless thanks for your artistic expertise in makeup artistry. Mariah's makeup and hair was absolutely flawless for the Miss America Organization Pageant for Miss Outstanding Teen!

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin L.
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SUPER SATISFIED Sweet Sixteen mom and daughter(s)!!!! LIz truly is an artist with both hair and makeup. I communicated my daughter's wishes with Liz via text, emai, and phone conversations. She was clear and honest about what would be possible for my daughters' hair and she did not disappoint. She listened to our ideas and also shared some of her own. Liz arrived on time, was super organized with professional makeup and decorative hair supplies, and was easy to work with. After finishing my 16 year old's hair and makeup she offered to braid my younger daughter's hair and apply some makeup free of charge. So SWEET!!! We definitely recommend Brides by Liz for hair and makeup for any special event.

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Making Up
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie L.
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Doris is an outstanding makeup artist! She exceeded my expectations in doing my makeup for a special occasion. She selected colors that were very flattering to me and made me look years younger. She is very meticulous and exacting. She takes great pride in her work. She also did my hair for me since the style that I had wasn't flattering. She gave me advice on what to wear as well. Doris is very personable, a great connector of people and makes sure that you look the best that you can be for any special event. I would use her again and recommend her to friends and family. She's tops in her field and has done makeup for celebrities. Take a look at her website for her credentials - it's very impressive! You won't go wrong having Doris do your makeup whether it's for a special event or to do special effects or fun makeup for Halloween!

Makeup by Jules
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Julia was amazing. She was friendly yet professional from the get go. She even gave me a referral for a makeup artist that she works with. Even though she lives closer to San Diego, she had no problems driving up to Anaheim area to do both my trial run as well as on the big day of my wedding. That means she had to leave 5:30 am to get to me and have me ready on time for pictures! Julia was even a little early to where the hotel we were staying didn't even have the room properly prepared. She brought an assistant with her and together they did 4 bridesmaids, my aunt, mom, and mother-in-law, my flower girl, and of course me! She did such a great job and even posed for my photographers for my getting ready photos. Before she left she even left me a tiny lipstick I could use for touch ups. Everything went as planned. I am so grateful I hired her! Even after my husband smashed cake on my face and wiped my face with a napkin, I freaked out cause I thought he wiped off all my makeup and almost pulled off an eyelash, but my makeup looked like I had just had it applied! Weird but awesome!

BeLoved Hair & Makeup
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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Had a great experience with lizbeth! She's very friendly and and talkative, she always goes by what you want and of course if you're not sure just ask for her opinion and she'll put in her stylish two cents. All in all she does amazing work hair and makeup both, I really recommended going to Beloved Hair And Makeup for your next special occasion!

BEAutifully Made
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Tina G.
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I got the pleasure to meet Janee when I asked her to do my makeup for my wedding in June of this year. She came to my house to do a trial first a few months before and we clicked instantly. Her personality is contagious and her talent is unbelieve. Her choice of colors and her ability to know what to use and not to use per my skin color is amazing. She showed up 4 hours before I actually walked down the isle and seriously did not breath the entire time making sure my whole wedding party had makeup and it was done to her standards. My many meltdowns right before I walked was also not an issue as she was right next to me with her qtip, lipstick, and eye liner the entire time. Janee has a passion for what she does and it showed the entire time I got to have her for my wedding. I can't recommend her enough and I know nobody will be disappointed when they contact her for any special occasion they need makeup for.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Very experienced and professional makeup artist! Brooke did any amazing job making me look and feel beautiful for my wedding and on other occasions. Love her work!

@BeautyByRubyRed
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie A.
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Had my makeup done by Ruby for a special occasion and was amazed with the results makeup stayed perfect all night! she's always my go to girl for hair and makeup!

Beauty By Dani
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Tania S.
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Dani was everything I could of hoped for in a makeup artist. She was so patient during my my wedding trial and knew exactly the look I was going for. I was so happy with the way my makeup turned out on my wedding day and received many compliments. Thank you, Dani!!

Color by charisma
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Marisa L.
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Thank you Jesus for putting me in the right place at the right time! I ran into Renee on a random trip into a major department store. I was looking for a makeup artist for my upcoming wedding, but didn't even think to visit this retailer. I'm SO glad we crossed paths that day because she was literally one of the best parts of my wedding day! Renee is so down to earth and easy to talk to. We laughed, danced and just had the best time! She was able to travel to my hotel and spend the morning enhancing the natural beauty of my bridesmaids, mom and myself. EVERYONE was so happy with their look and best of all... the looks lasted all morning through the next morning! I couldn't be happier with Renee and her amazing work! She loves what she does and you can definitely see! Her smile and infectious positivity truly made my wedding morning the best it could've ever been!

The Lab a Salon
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Emily has been my hair stylist for four years. She is amazing! My cut and color is always better than what I envision. It is so clear that Emily is passionate about beauty and looking/feeling your best. She has always taken time to consult about what I am looking for in each appointment. Emily is great at what she does and I will keep going back to her. Emily also did my makeup and hair for my wedding and did a fabulous job. I felt gorgeous!

Casey R.
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Stella is an amazing makeup artist. You won't be disappointed!

MsMurien Hair and Makeup
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Shiela C.
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I cannot be any happier with how my and my bridesmaids' hair and makeup turned out on my wedding day. Murien took my ideas and requests about how I envisioned our looks on my special day and she enhanced them. She knew exactly how to highlight my look to have me stand out as the bride while keeping my girls all uniform in look but stunning. Murien did hair and makeup for myself and 4 other girls. She was quick, organized, and we finished earlier than expected so we were on time for the day. On time? You don't hear that very often during weddings! I was concerned that my future husband would not like my makeup since he is not a fan of me wearing too much of it. Murien listened attentively to my concerns and on my wedding day my husband loved my makeup. She also took special care with my concerns regarding my bridesmaids' look. In the end, I was happy, my husband was happy, my bridesmaids were happy, we received numerous compliments throughout the night, our looks stayed fresh throughout the day, and our pictures look amazing. So if you want someone who knows how to do your look right, who understands how important your day is, and will make you feel amazing look no further than Murien.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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