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San Francisco Wedding Makeup Artists

Browse these wedding makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco.

  • 10 years in business
  • 388 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
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I hired Mayra for a wedding makeup application with eyelashes. It was my first time getting my makeup professionally done and I have to say she did an AMAZING job! She arrived at my hotel early and was finished in less than an hour. I was slightly worried about Mayra having colors to match my darker skin complexion, but she had everything we needed and then some! Mayra was also open to the feedback from my family members during the application process. When my mother was having difficulty applying her own eyelashes, Mayra stepped in and performed her magic and my mom was very pleased. She is talented and very serious about her craft. I will definitely use Mayra for my future makeup application needs and highly recommend Mayra to anyone who needs their makeup done at a reasonable price.

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather H.
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Chantelle was the makeup artist for my wedding November 22, 2015. She was prompt, professional, warm, and most of all - made me look better than I ever have before. Her techniques are unbelievable! From contouring, to the individual lashes, my wedding day makeup looked AMAZING! Somehow she made me look like myself, but more glamorous. I would highly recommend her for special occasions, or for any time you want your makeup professionally done by a consummate professional.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Rosie T.
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Teresa was incredible. She recently did my makeup and hair for my wedding, and the makeup of my bridal party. She was down to earth, gave great advice, and also worked off of photos provided for inspiration. She was fast, funny, and knew exactly what to say to make me, a never-wear-makeup-person, feel less nervous and more comfortable. All of my bridal party were impressed by her style, speed, and great personality. We love Teresa!

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Liyan C.
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I'm very grateful to have Anne to do my and my husband's wedding day makeup. My guests gave me a lot of compliments for my look and I loved Anne's work. She was responsive, reliable, and warm. To help me achieve the perfect look that I wanted, she listened patiently for my feedback during the trial and adjusted her wedding-day work accordingly . I would highly recommend working with Anne for your wedding makeup!

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda S.
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Liv did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. I've already told a couple of my customers about her.

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Natalie R.
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Vinnia did my makeup for my wedding and I was so impressed. She was responsive, friendly, and did such a great job. I really appreciated that she came to my place for the trial a month before, and then traveled to my wedding and was right on time. She made me look like Marilyn Monroe (as my mom kept saying haha), and then even did a complimentary hair and eyelash touchup for my mom when she was done with me. I couldn't be happier. Hire her for sure!!!!

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Vivian S.
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Jacqueline is the sweetest person. She came earlier than the scheduled time and we went over what I wanted. I was attending a wedding and my makeup was done so beautiful and I looked glamorous. I had so many compliments and guess what. , even with the 114 degrees of heat, my makeup stayed fresh all day and night. I did not want to clean my face before going to bed😀 I recommend Star High Beauty to everyone!!!

A.N. Artistry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Julie O.
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Amanda and her staff did an INCREDIBLE job doing our makeup on my wedding day. They were very relaxed (great vibe for a stressful day) but professional. They listened to the ideas each bridesmaid had and executed hair and makeup beautifully. The pictures turned out AMAZING - Amanda really knows how makeup will photograph. Can't say enough good things about our experience!

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Tamara S.
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Jennifer did a great job on my makeup for my wedding day! She was right on time and did both my makeup and my sister's (maid of honour's makeup). I hired her at the very last minute and she was able to accommodate me and made me look gorgeous for the big day. I gave her a few looks and she chose well out of the looks that I provided. Thanks, Jennifer!

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy M.
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Chose La Bella Visage Makeup for a party and I was very impressed and pleased with the results. Farah did an amazing job with my hair and makeup. She was super nice and very professional. I highly recommend her for wedding makeup or any kind of makeup needs. I am using her services again this Feb for my niece's engagement party.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Noelle S.
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Highly recommend Audra for wedding makeup! She was very responsive to my emails and arrived to the venue early to set-up. I wanted a natural makeup look and she did a perfect job with me and my bridesmaids. She is also very sweet.

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Henrietta R.
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Hazel is a professional makeup artist and superb hair stylist. Listens very well to what you want to achieve and talks you through each step she performs on you. I was very satisfied with my results and received many compliments. I definitely will use Hazel again.

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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I had a wonderful time with Adrianne when she did my makeup for my friend's wedding. I LOVED the makeup she did for me and received many compliments. Being a makeup newbie, I asked a lot of questions about the products and tools she was using. She took the time to explain to me and shared useful makeup tips. Definitely would recommend Adrianne to all my engaged friends who needs a attentive and skilled makeup artist for their weddings!

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Frankie A.
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Working with Stephanie was truly amazing. She was super friendly, accommodating, and really skilled in her art. She did my wedding make up for my myself, my maid of honor, my mom, and my sister, able to capture exactly what we wanted - glam and boho all at the same time. She also did really well with my mom's more natural makeup and my sisters more "junior bridesmaid" version. She also did our make up trial at our home, and made the entire experience dare I say fun and relaxing! I cannot recommend her enough! I all be for sure referring her to all my friends getting married or having special occasions. She also went above and beyond, staying for my ceremony so we can all have touch ups before the reception. Full service with a smile, lots of laughs, amazing work, and making everyone feel like their best selves - all for a great value! Everyone without a doubt loved their hair and makeup! Once I get back from my honeymoon, I will definitely have a make up lesson or two. I wasn't able to get great photos but she has some of our event on her instagram. You will not regret working with Stephanie!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 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!

Ms. Pinky - Naked Brush
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Val P.
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PINKY was awesome! My bridesmaids were beautifully done up for my wedding. She was so understanding and helpful with choices and such. I will keep her in mind for all my makeup needs.

  • 10 years in business
Mia S.
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I have been getting my make up done for many years. I usually just go to the Mac counter but in today’s world it’s almost impossible to get an appointment. Last time I went the artist had to multitask between me and buyers. I then decided to find someone I can have one on one time with in the comfort of my home. I booked Natasha to do my make up at 9am so I could attend my event. She arrived to my home 15 Mins early to set up. All of her brushes were spot clean. I loved that! What I thought would take her 90 minutes only took 45. The girl has major blending skills. I was so happy to see my face all glammed up. My husband seen me and his first words were “you look famous!” Natasha is officially my m.u.a besides her talent she’s a sweet woman. Her passion for make up shows. She’s just as excited for the final finish as you are. I highly recommend her. I can imagine her being perfect for a stressful wedding day. Her work ethic is appreciated.

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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E. M.
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I was searching for a local makeup artist who uses natural beauty products, and could come to my home. Tessa fit the bill. She was both pleasant and professional. As a mature client, I was especially happy with her ability to make my under eye circles much less noticeable while not piling on a ton of makeup. I am learning how apply makeup, but think it it well worth the price to have an expert such as Tessa complete a look from time to time.

Carina
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe C.
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Loved Carina and her skills, I got exactly what I wanted a beautiful old Hollywood vintage style ! She is a local San Francisco makeup artist that has worked with many celebrities. So happy we chose her for our event. She was super attentive! Definitely recommend her!

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!

    MakeupbyAlmas 💎
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Iman S.
    Verified review

    Almas is a very good makeup artist, I loved my makeup! I Really Recommend Her

    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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