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San Jose Makeup Professionals

Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmin G.
Verified review

Recently I just had a wedding and was privileged to have Mayra and her team be in charge of my moms' as well as my hair and makeup. Mayra did an AMAZING job. When people saw me on that day, they all aspired for taking photos with me. I looked amazing in the photos---I don't normally do, but with the makeup on, I looked superb --- and the moms looked amazing in them. My mom got so many compliments from her coworkers; it was very exciting for her. My makeup stayed on with no trouble all day long, and was told that I need no retouch since Mayra uses high-quality makeup. My mom and I loved her work and would like to stay in touch with her for future events, and possibly makeup lessons! Mayra was amiable and helpful the whole way through. I didn't know much about makeup products or the techniques of applying makeup. She taught me tricks and basics as she was doing my makeup during my bridal consultation, and she answered all the questions I asked. She was attentive to details and needs, accommodated to clients' preference but also provided professional opinion. She was both very knowledgeable and well-equipped, and she can handle all skin type and skin color. I had a wonderful experience and I think having known her was a wonderful gift. I would definitely recommend her!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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I worked with StyleBee for hair and makeup services for myself and my bridal party and was beyond satisfied! Stylists were professional, friendly, accommodating, and overall contributed to a positive wedding day experience! I received many compliments, especially on my hair. And the ease of the stylists coming to us, rather than going as a group to a salon, cannot be overstated.

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane N.
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I loved the way she did my makeup, she really made my eyes pop.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Khyati T.
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Her makeup was perfect and exactly what I wanted for my Engagement photoshoot. She was very friendly and her makeup made me look flawless in the pictures. I definitely recommend her as a makeup artist for any event.

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittney P.
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Such a talented artist! She really knows her stuff, plus she is so funny! Great personality 10/10 and my makeup is poppin!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Summer W.
Verified review

I had a great great experience with Vinnia. After the trail, I wanted to make some change about my eye makeup and after she did it my makeup looked great! My photographer said I'm one of his most beautiful brides and he's gonna put me on his portfolio! Thanks Vinnia!

Cassandra McClure
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla P.
Verified review

Although I did not use Cassandra's services, she was very quick to respond with a quote and offer any information that I needed. I would definitely reach out to her in the future for any makeup services that I may need!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marci K.
Verified review

I absolutely couldn't have been happier working with Susan and the Jireh Artistry team. I felt like I was a little late to booking my hair and makeup team, one of the last vendors I secured for the my May 2017 wedding. This was the first time I used Thumbtack and to be honest was a little nervous, because I was worried that the net they casted to reach various vendors was very wide. Susan responded to my inquiry quickly and our back and forth was very professional and easy. She was very accommodating for the trial and I was so happy with how she worked my hairdo. I provided a couple of pictures and she put her own twist on it. Fast forward a few months to wedding day. The team was there on time and setup quickly to stay on schedule, actually ahead of it. There were a total of 15 services (hair and makeup) and we were timed perfectly. Everyone from my bridesmaid to my mom to myself were so happy with the work. The team was warm and easy to talk with. It is such a long chunk of time to be with people on such an important day and no one felt like strangers. Seriously so warm and fun. I consider this such a thumbtack success story. I would recommend Jireh Artistry to anyone who needs hair and makeup services. I honestly felt so confident all day. I normally never wear my hair up and usually am so self conscious when I do, but never second guessed my decision all day and felt like I only needed to apply lipstick, really no touchups. Thanks again for being a part of the most memorable day.

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Amber C.
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I found her exceptionally profressional. The makeup and hair styling were exactly what I had imaged for my wedding day!

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cherie S.
Verified review

Jasmene did my makeup for my wedding as well as my wedding parties. She also did my makeup for my maternity photos and made me feel my best when I wasn’t exactly feeling my best. I’ve received tons of compliments on my makeup and photos thanks to Jasmene’s listening ear to hear what her customer wants and be able to actually execute the look. Thank you!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 18 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.

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VIVIDbeautyone
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jelise B.
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Had an amazing experience having my makeup and hair done by Stephanie. She executed the look I wanted! My hair was exactly what I wanted and more! She was very knowledgeable about all the questions I had for her. It was a great time and I looked amazing!

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Olivia Garvin Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raph C.
Verified review

I've known Olivia since about June of 2016 (from EWC) and I knew she was a trained MUA so as soon as I got engaged, I asked her for a trial. I was blown away! Not only did she pay close attention to what I was looking to achieve, but she also gave me great tips and pointers. I ended up loving my trial makeup but wanted a few small changes for the big day. She was extremely welcoming of my points and kept on telling me that all she wanted was for me to be happy. When my wedding day rolled around, she arrive on time and with the most cheery disposition and positive attitude. She expertly made her way through my bridal party, starting with my MIL and mother. Both are in their 60s and the makeup she did on them was flawless. They looked radiant, and not overdone (which is quite tricky to achieve especially on older women). Both ladies LOVED their makeup. My bridesmaids also looked absolutely stunning, and Olivia even did a little bit of makeup on my 5yr old flower girl. Each time, she worked with each girls complexion and colouring to compliment their own look. When she finally got to me, she was patient, caring, and just a dream to work with. She didn't allow me to see the work in progress because she wanted me to be surprised. Let me tell you that when she gave me the mirror for final ok, I was so crazy in love happy!!!! (if I could swear to convey how happy I was with my makeup I would). I looked natural, radiant, effortless - even the hubs complimented on the makeup! All in all, Olivia is amazing. I will definitely come to her over and over again, and keep on recommending her to other women. Brides- do yourself a favor and CALL OLIVIA!!!!!! PS: she has a GREAT personality and will quickly become your friend :) Love you O

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa B.
Verified review

Alexaly was amazing!!! She was super sweet and so fun to work with. She is passionate about makeup and was very professional, showing up exactly on time to my place. I had her do my makeup for Outside Lands Music Festival and she made me look beautiful! I don't normally wear a lot of makeup, and she did a great job of bringing out my features in a natural way. I got a lot of compliments on my makeup that day and I will definitely be using her services again in the future!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
Verified review

Thank you so much Jelise! My makeup was perfect!

Carina
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe C.
Verified review

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!

Color For Color Artistry
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Karen A.
Verified review

I flew into SanFranciso for a wedding and hired Monica Keppard to do my makeup. She did an awesome job, was very personable, and professional. Would highly recommend her.

The Makeup Connection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah C.
Verified review

I love Elexis! She is amazing at hair and makeup! She is also such a SWEETHEART and very professional. She has been doing my makeup and hair since 2007 and I have never been disappointed! She has always been so helpful as well on choosing the right makeup and skin products! Definitely go to Elexis for hair and makeup!!

Makeup By Danielle K
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Khyati T.
Verified review

I hired Danielle for my engagement photoshoot makeup. She is very friendly and professional and was able to recognize instantly what I was looking for. I wanted a natural look and she made me look so beautiful and natural. I loved how light the makeup felt on my skin. Even my photographer complimented me on my makeup. Definitely recommend her for any kind of makeup that you want. I will post photos once I have them. Thanks Danielle!

Lash & Glam
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

I loved my makeup! She listened to everything that I wanted but still gave her professional opinion. I was very happy with the service she provided.

Vani Leon Beauty
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Thelma A.
Verified review

Vani has done my makeup a few times for different occasions, LOVE her work!! She’s great and what she does. Great communication and very professional.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need event makeup

San Jose, CA

  • Event type
    Prom / Formal
  • Additional makeup services required
    Airbrushed makeup
  • Number of people needing makeup
    2
  • Details
    No
  • $77.5
    Average price

Need makeup artist

San Jose, CA

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    willing to travel for consultation but need artist to come to me day of
  • $92.5
    Average price

Need makeup artist

San Jose, CA

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    natural look.
  • $127.5
    Average price
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