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San Marcos Mobile Make Up Artists

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jem V.
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I had three make-up trials with different make-up artists but I ended up choosing Julie... all I can say is... she is the best hair and make up artist in town. I highly recommend her!

Mobile Radiance LLC SoCal
4.7
from 107 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay M.
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Working with Jacynda was amazing! She is a very professional and is dedicated to giving you the look you want. She also can give great suggestions if you are looking for them. Both she and Nicole were so quick to respond to all my questions I had leading up to my wedding day, and they were both SO nice! We got to chat a bit during my trial and on the wedding day, which brought an element of normalcy and comfortability to a rather hectic couple days. I had a very small wedding (no wedding party) and they were willing to let me book even though it was just me getting services! (This was a problem for other companies I reached out to). I'm so thankful for Plush Artistry and their amazing hair and make up artists! Thanks girls for making me a beautiful bride! XOXO - Lindsay

Face Art by Pheebs
5.0
from 99 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha M.
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Honestly she was the best and most professional make up artist I have ever had the pleasure of using. Everyone in my bridal party- including myself - looked amazing ! She is so sweet and really takes the time to figure out what you want look wise and make it happen. I will be using her again every chance I get

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Unprofessional. Unreliable. Rude. Disappointing to have scheduled appointment on site showing the date and time being available. After requesting confirmation from hairdresser had to wait 2 to 3 days to finally hear back saying that she is in San Diego unable to make the appointment. Her site says she's located in Carlsbad...Don't waste your time with these sites, the last "make up artist" I hired, showed up 1 hour late and seemed hung over:( Better to simply go to a professional salon. You never know whose going to show up at your door step!

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Bulajic Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra T.
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She's an amazing make up artist who really took the time to get to know what I wanted. I'm looking forward to her doing my make up for my wedding and the events leading up to my big day!

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HairSpray Studio
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
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Sara did an amazing job with my bridesmaid's makeup as well as my own. During my wedding week she sustained an injury but still made sure to be there for my trial and on my wedding day. I wanted a natural look for my big day, something that other make up artists struggled with, and Sara created a look that was even better than I imagined! She really listened to what I wanted and was able to have a light conversation while making me beautiful too. I felt at ease on my wedding day having Sara do my make up. Even my husband who isn't a big fan of make up loved the work she did. I would definitely recommend her to future brides!

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MakeupByChristranx3
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Christine did my makeup for my engagement shoot and wedding. She arrived in a timely manner and was a professional from start to finish. Prices are very comparable (if not better) than a lot of other pro makeup artists. Her make up is of great quality and I had the option of regular or airbrush. I let her choose for me and the makeup stayed fresh all day long. We made a very minor change for my wedding makeup, and she executed it flawlessly. I am very satisfied wit Christine's work and will use her again in the future. She is so good at what she does, I have already referred her to all those I know who are in need of makeup services.

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine A.
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Great make up artist!

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle K.
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Stephanie is the best! I picked Stephanie after looking at several other artists galleries and being disappointed with there work. I was so excited when I found Stephanie as her makeup work is amazing! I was still nervous as I was traveling from NJ to SD for my wedding and Stephanie put me at ease. She was great at communicating with me and asking me exactly what I wanted. The day of my event she was so fun and personable. She made me feel like I was hanging out with a girlfriend for the day :) She made me look even better than I could have imagined! My makeup was absolutely flawless and my hair looked great. I couldn't have asked for more. Stephanie even went out of her way to help my husband and I to have an even more special day. Thanks for everything!

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Bride's by Liz
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamilha P.
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She was on time and very knowledgeable. My mom rarely wears make up and never had her make up done by a professional. She's very insecure about her skin because her tone is uneven. Liz made her skin look one tone and even told her how she did it and what products to use. My mom looked so beautiful and looked like her confidence increased within minutes. Thank you, Liz. I will always use you for everything.

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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iriana R.
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For my wedding I hired Phoebe for my make up and hair. She is very professional, she has good ideas. She arrived on time. She did a great job on my make up. I asked for make up that would make my eyes to look bigger and she did a great job. And for my hair I received a lot of compliments.

Raquelin
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren J.
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I loved the makeup Raquelin did for my prom, I felt really beautiful! I'm definitely going to hire her again. :) The makeup was amazing and stayed on all night, I didn't have to worry about it all and had a great time. I got lots of compliments.

Julie Taing MUA
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alli B.
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Julie is a true professional in every sense of the word. She's punctual, communicative, and easy to work with...very reliable and has a great, friendly, upbeat personality. Julie also has incredible talent as an artist. Her work is beautifully executed. Years and years of training and experience show in her technical and artistic abilities. Whether you're going for an effortless, natural look, or a bold statement, Julie will deliver. Beyond that she is extremely knowledgeable in her field and demonstrates an excellent work ethic. Not only do you get a great make up artist with Julie, you also get a wealth of knowledge of the products and techniques she uses. There is literally no one better, in my opinion.

Liz Inez Makeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah C.
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Professional, CLEAN, friendly and just amazing! I can't go to an event without going to Liz for my make up!! I've lived in multiple big cities and used several artists and she is the only one who nails it!! Love love love!!!

Makeup by Jules
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Julia was amazing. She was friendly yet professional from the get go. She even gave me a referral for a makeup artist that she works with. Even though she lives closer to San Diego, she had no problems driving up to Anaheim area to do both my trial run as well as on the big day of my wedding. That means she had to leave 5:30 am to get to me and have me ready on time for pictures! Julia was even a little early to where the hotel we were staying didn't even have the room properly prepared. She brought an assistant with her and together they did 4 bridesmaids, my aunt, mom, and mother-in-law, my flower girl, and of course me! She did such a great job and even posed for my photographers for my getting ready photos. Before she left she even left me a tiny lipstick I could use for touch ups. Everything went as planned. I am so grateful I hired her! Even after my husband smashed cake on my face and wiped my face with a napkin, I freaked out cause I thought he wiped off all my makeup and almost pulled off an eyelash, but my makeup looked like I had just had it applied! Weird but awesome!

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Makeup Artistry By Cyn
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Che F.
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Great makeup artist.

IG @BouBue
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany J.
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Blue is a true artist! I loved the classy day look he gave me for some of my professional photos. I felt so beautiful, I had to go out afterwards :)

Artistry Works
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Erin B.
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Carmen is a great make up artist. She worked with me on numerous weddings, one of which was mine! She makes excellent suggestions that work with what you want and your skin tone. If I ever have a make up question or concern I always go to her first.

Make up artist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby B.
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Cindy was able to drive out to my house, arrived on time and with a great attitude to do my make up for graduation. Not only was she professional throughout the entire time, but she communicated what she envisioned for my make up and made sure that i felt comfortable and was pleased with the outcome. I love that she really focused on highlighting and extenuating my facial features with her work. She did especially amazing with facial coverage, eyebrows, and making sure my makeup blended well so as to not look “cakey”. I definitely recommend her!

  • 13 years in business
Lesley S.
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Deepa is professional and reliable. The quality of her work is excellent and very consistent. As a television morning host and professional dancer, I’ve had a lot of male-up artists. Deepa is by far my favourite! Love her work!

Jamie Cornejo Makeup
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie J.
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Jamie was incredible. She delivered exactly what I wanted. She is very skilled in her work. My makeup held up for well over 8 hours despite the 102 temperature. I highly 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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