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San Jose Professional Makeup Artists

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 381 hires on Thumbtack
Janet S.
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My friend was having Mayra do her makeup for a business video, and I tagged along, and got my makeup done too (since it was my birthday). What a treat! Mayra made me look great--like myself but way better. She was (as others have said) super relaxed and personable. But she's also incredibly knowledgeable about makeup--about which products are best for your skin, about how to make you look like you're glowing from within (isn't that what we all want) and how to use makeup for different purposes (stage, film, a social event, business). Too many makeup artists are one trick ponies, who only do the kind of makeup they themselves wear--not Mayra. She really listens to her clients and helps them achieve their goals. From now on I plan to book Mayra for all of my speaking events and social events. I'm hoping she will still have time for me, since she's so in demand!

Rose Hill & Crew
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly T.
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Rose was fantastic but the other makeup artist she brought along was bad.

ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 491 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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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina B.
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Rave ! Liv London is a gem. Loved her so much that I used her 2 days in a row and I had no intention before of doing a second session....Shes an intuitive & talented makeup artist, perfectionist in the best sense of the word, generous and timely. The value add is she's so much FUN !! LA / NYC Talent in Silicon Valley...

  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Edward L.
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Rachel was great to work with and the end result of my makeup job was really great. She was able to effectively and quickly translate my idea (Roy Lichtenstein face paint) into a great makeup job.

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Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Juliet S.
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Jaime did my makeup for prom and I could not have asked for a better makeup artist. She made me feel so comfortable and did a great job. I was so happy with the look that she gave me!

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Makeup By Amy S
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Katelyn M.
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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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 27 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.

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Makeup by Cynthya
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Molly C.
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Hands down best makeup artist! I got my makeup done at 8am and it lasted all day and night! Cynthya also did exactly what I asked for, no more or no less! I’ll definitely be using her for any upcoming events!

  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
DeVonna W.
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The only problem you have when Audra does your makeup is you never want to wash your face again!!!! She is beyond a pleasure to work with. Very kind and professional but she also was very educational and didn't mind answering all my questions about products and how to's. And her kit is immaculate!!!!!! In a perfect world Audra would be the only person that ever did my makeup! She is by far the best makeup artist I have ever worked with!!!

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Color For Color Artistry
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nia H.
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Monica was super sweet and very talented. I loved the makeup job she did and I got a lot of compliments throughout the night. She made my prom night memorable, and I really appreciate the incredible job she did. the makeup that was used was great and lasted throughout the night, surprisingly I didn't sweat it out. I will definitely be calling her again for any of my future events.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruby L.
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Botox? Who needs it when you have a Makeup Artist like Kala. I've used her services for 2 photo shoots now and love the results. She also makes the experience fun-filled, what a joy to work with her.

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CynthiaAmabella
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Chelsea N.
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Cynthia was excellent to work with! She came over and got 7 of us ready for my wedding. She got through all of us in just under 4 hours and we all looked beautiful! Her trial was very thorough and she wanted to make sure she had the makeup just right. :) She also provided a list of beauty and makeup products she recommends. Cynthia was an absolute pleasure to work with, I've already referred her to a friend for her wedding as well! I hope to work with her again in the future!

Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 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!

Dolled Up Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina W.
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Mari was absolutely amazing. She did makeup and hair for myself and all of my bridesmaids and my mom about a month ago for my wedding. She was punctual, thoughtful about the time, did incredible work, and was super fun! Everyone looked absolutely stunning. I will definitely be recommending her to my friends and family for other events.

glam by britanya
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jewel M.
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Amazing makeup artist and very talented. Would definitely recommend!

Makeup by Amanda Marie
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Raven C.
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I came to thumbtack looking for a great makeup artist to do my makeup for a holiday party I was attending. Amanda reached out to me here on thumbtack with a quote. After looking at her photos and seeing how responsive she was, I decided to go with her as my makeup artist. He communication style is very clear with no hidden costs; she is upfront with pricing and is very competitive for the quality she offers. She arrived at my house at the appointed time and set up all of her equipment. We talked a bit futher about the style/look I was going for and then got started! She was wonderful to talk to and made the process easy and very comfortable. The look came out beautifully, bold/smoky eyes with a subtle cheek and lip. Applying smoky eyes or any eye makeup to asian monolids can be challenging, but Amanda had no problems and made me look glamorous. I highly recommend her if you are looking for quality of work, responsiveness and an all round wonderful person to do your makeup. Next time I need my makeup done, I know exactly who to reach out to.

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 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!

Glam Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Kayla was very professional and humble, down to earth. She listened well to what I wanted and was open minded and willing to change anything I wanted. Even through got it down pretty much first shot. All in all I would call kayla again for my wedding and recommend to anyone who needs a great service and makeup done.

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