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San Jose Mobile Make Up Artists

Browse these mobile make up artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Jack L.
Verified review

Mayra has beautified me for all of the important occasions in my life- from parties and wedding showers, to my own wedding and baby shower. Mayra is the ONLY make-up artist I trust with my face! Mayra is timely, sweet, skilled and so cute! Her creativity and artistry are unmatched. Mayra excels at her craft. She knows what colors and techniques flatter each unique face. She makes recommendations and listens. After working with Mayra I always feel beautiful and confident. Her transformations are truly amazing. I strongly recommend Mayra to anyone looking to spice up his or her look for ANY occasion.

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica M.
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I had the pleasure of working with Chantelle'a company for my wedding. I scheduled with her for make-up for my bridesmaids. Chantelle was a pleasure to engage with & very accommodating! Our make-up artist was on time, very friendly, & engaged in conversation with all of the bridesmaids. I really enjoyed the fact that the make-up artist asked each girl specifically what she wanted & what she was comfortable with rather than just applying make-up however she wanted. Very pleasant. All of the girls looked beautiful & felt beautiful too :)

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann V.
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Rose is the best! She's an amazing professional, with unmatched quality of service and efficiency! She made me look 30 years younger on my wedding day (yup, that's what everyone told me). I couldn't have had a better hair stylist and make up artist! She's truly heaven-sent. I highly recommend her, and I'm blessed to have her get me ready for my Big Day! What an absolute treat!!!!

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
EMILY L.
Verified review

Anne did an amazing job with my make up and my wedding party's for my special day. She was friendly and professional throughout the entire day. She did a total of 6 people's make up and each one turned out incredible. My bridesmaid's looked beautiful and felt glamorous. My mom's stated she took 10 years and 10 pounds off. My make up was flawless I felt like the most beautiful bride ever. I would highly recommend Anne for anyone looking for make artist for there wedding or other special events.

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittney P.
Verified review

Such a talented artist! She really knows her stuff, plus she is so funny! Great personality 10/10 and my makeup is poppin!

Clean Beauty On Demand
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca A.
Verified review

I had a contract for myself and 2 of my bridesmaids. It included Bride makeup & hair and for my 2 bridesmaids only make up with lashes. Months before the wedding I had sent out pictures of the make up and hair due we desired. The day before my wedding Cassandra texted me the pictures I had sent to her previously of our looks. She said make up artist Ayana would arrive at my hotel door at 5:30 am to set up and start my hair @ 6:00am, then bridesmaid #1 @ 7:00am for make up and 2nd bridesmaid at 8:00am for make up then to follow it would be myself @ 9:00am to do my makeup. I agreed and said it was great sent her my hotel room number. I was aiming to be done by 10 am. Her make up artist Ayana showed up 1 hour late. I had called Cassandras mobile number 2 times and left a voicemail, she then texted me back at 5:55am," Hi! I just called Ayana, she must be running late! So Sorry!.." and "Just spoke with her. She's driving from San Mateo and said she'll arrive by 6:30 or so, which is more than enough time for everyone! No worries!!!" She started to work on me at 7:00am. Ayana did half of my hair and while doing it she used our crulying iorns because she only brought one. I was completely fine with it. Ayana mentioned that Cassandra never told her to show up @5:30am that she took the job because it was a last minute thing and Cassandra had no one else to do the job. She then continued with my make up & it did not come out nearly what I had previously sent to them. I was still optimistic being that it was my wedding day and I wanted things to go smooth. She did not completely finish my work and started working on one of my bridesmaid at 9:50am. By this time we knew she would not be able to complete my 2nd bridesmaid make up, therefore my bridesmaid left to MAC to try and get her makeup done. Luckily they took her in. My bridesmaid that had her makeup started at 9:50 am was still not complete and it was already 11am. I was not able to take pictures with my bridesmaid due to timing. Every one was running late. Finally, the bridesmaid who left to MAC came back looking flawless and Ayana had ask to take a picture because she would let Cassandra know she did not have time so she had to go to MAC. My other bridesmaid make up was HORRIBLE and rushed!!! 11:15 am and still not complete. She was also unaware that we were all doing lashes because she said Cassandra did not inform her. This was a very disturbing experience and I am looking forward for a refund! No bride should ever go through anything this horrendous. Moral of the story, if you have a small bridal party do not book them because you will not be their priority!!! Cassandra and I had a few text the day of my wedding. Anaya had lied and sent her a picture of my bridesmaid with MAC makeup and tried getting credit for it. I instantly gave her a little background of what had happened and Cassandra said she was not late and that Anaya had more than enough time to finish all three of us. Such a bad experience. Looking forward to getting refunded. Bianca Acero

Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Yvonne is an amazingly talented hair stylist & make up artist! She's also very nice and patient :). I booked Yvonne for wedding hair and makeup. She is super responsive over chat - she answered all my questions very quickly. I had my trial run yesterday and it went way better than I'd dreamed of. I don't usually put on makeup, but Yvonne was patient with me while I described what I wanted. I showed her some pinterest pictures, and she created a hairstyle I loved immediately. She also fixed my eyebrows and covered up my skin problems flawlessly with her makeup! She was also very patient with me when I told her my makeup preferences. Thank you Yvonne! I'm very excited to work with you again on my wedding day! :)

  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Xinyan C.
Verified review

They are great wedding middle-man service. I have hired several vendors through them and they are all great. And they make sure you are taken good care of by regularly checking up on you all the way through the planning process. It's really convenient and pricing is transparent and reasonable. I would like to recommend them to all brides-to-be.

  • 18 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Carolina G.
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My mother-in-law and her family were beautifully done-up for the wedding, and everything went smoothly! Great value, and very helpful that artists showed up at the hotel to get the ladies all ready.

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melyna J.
Verified review

Jasmene is one of the best make up artist I ever had in my life! She is amazing with her art skills, she is definitely my go to make up artist!!

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Makeup By Amy S
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Katelyn M.
Verified review

Amy is absolutely incredible!! Not only is her work amazing, she makes you feel so comfortable and really cares about her clients. She is very flexible and easy to work with. Living in Denver, I only had a short amount of time that I would be in California for the wedding, and she worked with my schedule to make sure I got a trial before the day of my wedding. On the day of the wedding, she was on time and she made sure she had plenty of time to get everyone's makeup done so we were ready on time! On top of that, she was very reasonably priced and worked within my budget. She also found me a hair stylist that fit in my budget as well! All of my bridesmaids, my mom, and myself loved our makeup and it lasted all night. Her makeup is beautiful and I got so many compliments on it. I would definitely recommend hiring Amy as she is definitely one of the best makeup artists I have ever hired!

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

I'm so glad I chose Adrianne as my make up artist for my wedding! Working with her was so easy and she made the process very clear. She's also just an amazing person to chat and work with. (:

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 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 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Irish C.
Verified review

it was my first time using thumbtack. I was looking for an in home to do my hair and make-up for prom. Jelise was very nice to set up my appointment right away. She did my hair and make-up and everyone at my prom said i looked beautiful. they really loved my hair and make up and they asked me who i got it from. i recommended them to Jelise if ever they need a make up/hair artist for a formal event, Jelise was very friendly and will do what yu want her to. Thanks Jelise (:

Makeup by Juls
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria N.
Verified review

Oustanding service! From hiring to executing the day of my wedding. Julie was very attentive to my wants and needs during the planning stages, up to the day of my wedding and even after. She's very loving, caring and professional! She brought a team of make-up artists and hair dressers to where my bridesmaids and I were getting ready, and they did an outstanding job. All of my girls loved and RAVED about their hair and makeup. I'm so thankful for Julie and her team, they really made the process a breeze, was affordable and I will definitely use her services in the future. I highly recommend her and her team

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie R.
Verified review

I could not be more pleased with Sam's work! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day. She did my makeup and hair - they both held up the whole day and I got so many compliments:) she was professional and a great person to have with me during the 1st part of my big day!

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anj P.
Verified review

Nina is a very talented warm MUA! She uses high end products and has a wide variety of lipstick shades and false eye lashes. She is extremely sweet and patient and makes sure you are comfortable with the look. Although she travelled from far away, she arrived 10 minutes prior to our scheduled appointment time to set up everything. I did not have to worry about my overall look at all as she was experienced, knowledgeable, and efficient. She is definitely more reasonable than other artists around San Francisco, CA. My hair survived the wind at the beach and looked fabulous as Nina made sure she styled it well. Highly recommended!

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
E. M.
Verified review

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.

Marlise Styles
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsey V.
Verified review

I went to Marlise to have a natural makeup look done, and she did a fantastic job. I normally wear a lot of makeup, and she did a wonderful job of creating a look that accentuated my best features and covered up any unwanted tones, like my overly rosy cheeks, without using a ton of product. So my face wasn't cakey and didn't crease. It looked flawless!! Definitely make your way to Marlise if you have a special occasion, she will not disappoint!

Make up by FA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rosa D.
Verified review

My best friend recommend Fara to me. Fara sure was very nice,and sweet, She made sure I am happy before I leave. She did my hair and make up. Her work was excellent I definitely recommend her.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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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