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  • 10 years in business
  • 382 hires on Thumbtack
Wyatt D.
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Normally, I like to do my own makeup. I know which way to do it after years of experimenting on my face to know what makes me looks the best. There was an event in which I had no time to do my own makeup, but a makeup artist would be appointed to me. This was Mayra. I sat down, without hesitation, she matched my skin tone, defined and made my eyes looking gorgeous. Highlighted and contoured my face in a natural glamorous way. She's so sweet and nice as we had out conversations throughout the makeup. My skin looked glowing, everything was just wow. After all was done, I wanted a simple hair. I don't have much hair. She curled my hair and gave it volume. This usually takes me about 30 minutes to just make my hair look fuller. She made my hair a Hollywood look within minutes. Wedding day, photoshoot, events, .. You need to contact Mayra. It is really worth it. She is really experienced and she will never take your comments as judging her work. I'm definitely getting her to do my makeup on my wedding day.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Tali D.
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Teresa came to our women's gala event which was a spa event themes this year. She was a pleasure to work with, super nice and punctional and very easy to reach at any time. We had around 100 ladies and there was a line for her makeup station - the ladies loved her and her easygoing personality and were very impressed with their looks at the end. We would definitely ask her back for some more events we will have and we recommend her as a makeup artist !

ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
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Chantelle provided wedding makeup for me, 5 bridesmaids, and my mother. She did an amazing job making everyone look absolutely gorgeous and yet still natural and like themselves. My makeup stayed beautiful all night long -- after 12 hours, when I got home at the end of the night, it still looked incredible! She's also great fun to be around: chatty, funny, sweet, and just a beacon of light. She's exactly the kind of person you want around on your wedding day (or any day) to help you laugh and stay calm. I would hire her again in a heartbeat, have already recommended her to one friend, and will continue to recommend her to anyone in need of a makeup artist!

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Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rajpreet C.
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Anne was fantastic. I've worked with almost a dozen makeup artists and she was most definitely the best. I showed her a picture of how I'd like my makeup and she did a phenomenal job so quickly. The makeup lasted all throughout the day and night and I received so many compliments. I will certainly be requesting her service again. If I could choose one word to describe her work- FLAWLESS!

  • 11 years in business
  • 488 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha L.
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Seriously Cassandra is one of the most experienced and best makeup artists I've ever worked with!!! I cannot say enough great things! I've worked with her a few times. She can do any look you want!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michela O.
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Vinnia was prompt, well organized and the BEST makeup artist I have had on the road! She even did a fantastic job getting my hair in great photo ready order!

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Liv London Beauty
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sydney A.
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Can you rate someone 50 stars?? I have never been genuinely satisfied with getting my hair and makeup done before, and Liv is the first to make it happen for me. It was so nice to not have to awkwardly tell her I loved it when I was crying inside, I truly felt beautiful. Trying to find someone willing to show up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning was tough, and when she called to confirm she was super happy and excited, which made me even more excited for our appointment!! She was so nice, so peppy for the hour of the day, and listened to my preferences while giving her professional input to make sure everything came out perfect. Hands down the most amazing hair and makeup artist I’ve ever met!!!! Ask her about her cat Marvin if you need a good laugh. You cannot go wrong with her she is all around perfection

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Happy Heart Body Art
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Puja W.
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Shannon was excellent! Very patient witht he kids and her face painting and glitter makeup were excellent! Highly recommend for any party.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erika K.
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I first met Susan when my wedding planner highly recommended her as my hair stylist for my wedding in Half Moon Bay and told me I would be in capable hands. After our initial meeting, I felt at ease with her and knew I could trust her in making me look my very best on my big and special day. Susan did a fantastic job in capturing my thoughts and wishes for my hair and makeup on my wedding day. She made me feel pampered, which is what every bride hopes for. Since my wedding day, I have used her as my personal hairstylist as I continue to love her work. I highly recommend for anyone who needs a makeup and hairstylist artist for a special event to contact Susan.

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne S.
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Jackie is amazing! She was punctual, sweet, and did an amazing job for my wedding hair and makeup. She traveled to me and brought all of her makeup and hair things with her. Products were high quality and great. I felt beautiful as a bride should. Thank you for making my wedding day perfect! ❤️

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ToniaKathleenArtistry
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hillary A.
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Tonia was awesome! I went to her studio which is less than 10 minutes from where I live so it's in the perfect location for me. She is very good at what she does, she was ready and waiting for me when I arrived and we were able to get right to work. I absolutely love how she asked for my opinion on everything. She even convinced me to wear false eyelashes for the first time, which not gonna lie worried me a little bit but after 10 minutes I didn't know they were on and they were pain free to take off. I knew within the first 5 minutes of meeting Tonia that I have to hire her for my wedding. Having her & her amazing skills & friendly personality doing my hair & makeup on one of the most important days of my life makes me so much more excited to get married. If you're looking for an awesome makeup artist, you must book Tonia!

  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Angelie H.
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Farrah was amazing to work with, I hired her to provide hair styling on a photoshoot and Farrah was a joy to have around. As a makeup artist in the community, I can vouch that Farrah is trustworthy, cares about the clients needs and is extremely professional. The hair styling was beautiful, and the guest was blown away with Farrah's talent. Would work with her again.

Angelie Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne A.
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Angelie was beyond amazing! When I first started to look for a makeup artist for my engagement shoot here on thumbtack, a lot of vendors responded but none of them were as caring and as responsive as Angelie! She was very helpful and really understood the look I wanted to achieve. She showed up on time the day of and worked her magic. I could not have been happier with the results ! She made me look exceptional and I received a lot compliments. I can't wait as I am sure our engagement photos will look amazing! Thank YOU Angelie! Can't wait to work with you on the BIG DAY. :)

Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nena J.
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I am in love with Jasmene's artwork! She is incredibly amazing when it comes to makeup! She is soo good! She's my to go to makeup artist whenever I need her! She's the best!

Olivia Garvin Makeup
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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As a former magazine beauty editor and now on-air beauty expert, I've worked with tons of makeup artists over the years. I met Liv when she did my makeup for my sister-in-law's Napa wedding, and since then, she's been one of my favorites. I loved how she made my skin look flawless and glowy without caking on the product. She chose beautiful neutral shadows that magically made my eyes appear bluer and bigger than ever. I highly recommend Liv. She'll make you look like the prettiest version of yourself.

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna Q.
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Hazel is a great makeup artist! She is professional and always on time and makes she accomdates everyones needs! I would recommend her for any events/ styling/ weddings or even for just a simple makeover!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
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Adrianne is the best! She really is so sweet and really takes the time to understand what her client wants. When she did my makeup for my engagement shoot, we discussed thoroughly what I wanted and as she did my makeup, she would stop to ask if I wanted more or less. Her attention to detail and also to what I wanted was something that you cannot find in my makeup artists. I would definitely hire Adrianne again for any of my makeup needs! The final look was exactly what I wanted while still looking natural - Adrianne did exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, girl - you're the best!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea Y.
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Jelise was awesome she rolled with the punches when we asked her to do an extra person on the day of the wedding. She also rolled with the punch when we changed the way we wanted our make up done last minute. She is a great makeup artist!

Makeup by Alexaly
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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An Amazing Makeup artist. I would definitely recommend her for important events. Loved her

The Fox Label
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brooke H.
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I tried a few makeup artists before a friend referred me to Emi. She's hands down the best. From nude to a subtle bold, Emi's versatile talents have made her my go to gal when it comes to make up (she's really good with fashion too)! Thanks Emi! I look forward to working with you again soon!

Josanna Aguilar MUA
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy P.
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I cannot recommend Josanna more highly! She not only did such a beautiful job with my makeup, but she acted as my beauty coordinator for the day, hooking me up with my hair stylist and another makeup artist at the last minute for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. She was so sweet and supportive and was such a calming presence the morning of. I do not normally wear makeup so I was really nervous about how it would turn out and she did an INCREDIBLE job! She really listened to what I was looking for and made me look beautiful without looking too overdone. And the makeup lasted the whole day, even after many tears, sweat, and tequila shots! I could not be happier that I booked Josanna and will certainly recommend her to all of my friends!

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