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San Marcos Wedding Makeup Artists

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Julie Koeth Makeup & More
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jameiah S.
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Julie was way more than I could've asked for in a wedding makeup artist. All of my bridesmaids looked amazing as she made sure to put in 110% for each of them. Punctuality is a must on a special day and she took all of that into account. This won't be the last time I use her services or refer clients in need. Thank you Julie you were nothing short of AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Plush Artistry LLC California
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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Hair and Makeup for wedding- Jacynda and Madison were lovely :)

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Hair And Makeup By Lily
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenna R.
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Lily did a great job of getting my hair, my bridesmaids hair, and my mother in laws hair all done for my wedding. She also did my makeup amd one of the bridesmaids makeup. She worked so hard to get us all done in time, and to make sure we got what we wanted. Thank you!

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Bulajic Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Celia S.
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Jacqueline did my bridal airbrush makeup and hair. She did an amazing job! She came to my home which was comfortable and convenient since I had a lot of things to do that day. Her price is very fair. She applied airbrush and worked hard on all the details of my face. My face ended up looking flawless and Jacqueline spent the extra moments to make sure everything looked perfect. After my makeup, Jacqueline listened to some ideas I had for my hair. She did exactly what I had envisioned and my hair looked great! I got so many compliments on my makeup on my wedding day and I was so satisfied. I will definitely be calling Jacqueline again in the future. I would recommend her to anyone.

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HairSpray Studio
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Natalie B. Makeup & Hair
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Martha S.
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Natalie was the Wedding Artistry Makeup & hair for a total of 8 girls. This was for a sweet sixteen in Eastvale. She completed the job in 4:30 hours. She arrived on time, was very professional and understood our vision. All girls were happy with their hair and makeup. She went above and beyond to try to meet everyone's expectations, without sacrificing the quality of her work. Will definitely work with her again.

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Glam by Nataly
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Mahabba J.
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Nataly received me at such a short notice and did an amazing makeup! she in fact did better than what I was expecting and when I went to the party everyone kept telling me how great I look. Thanks to Nataly, her time flexibility and her kindness was unbelievable! I will definitely choose her to be my all time makeup Artist.

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Sparkle by Steph
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea C.
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I can't say enough good things about Steph!! I hired her to do our hair and makeup for my wedding. We don't live in California so we didn't get to do a practice run but it didn't matter, I was thrilled with the results! I interacted with several hair and makeup professionals but from the start, Steph was the most professional and most on-top of everything. Everyone was so happy with their hair and makeup, and it lasted all night. She was able to take our ideas, offer some advice and get us the look we wanted. Hire her! She will make you feel beautiful and special!

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Bride's by Liz
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Anhtu N.
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Liz did a great job on all of our makeup for my wedding. My makeup stayed on until the next day. She was fun and was open to our ideas and made us feel comfortable.

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Bridal Beauty by Phoebe
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Patty A.
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Phoebe provided excellent service to my mother in law and myself. She did our hair and makeup for a wedding we were attending in Carlsbad. She was kind enough to come to the hotel we were staying at, at a reasonable fee. She addressed some makeup allergy concerns that I had and made sure to avoid them at all cost. Because of her gorgeous work, everyone at the wedding complimented us on how gorgeous we were. Thank you Phoebe!! We definitely know who we are calling when we having weddings to attend to in SoCal.

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FB/IG: FreshFaceEra 💄💋
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Melanie D.
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Thuy was super sweet and is very good at what she does. I booked her for my wedding and she did a wonderful job making us all look and feel glamorous (her eyebrow game is on point!). The make up stayed on well throughout the day even with all the rain. She also recommended a hairstylist that I was also happy with. I appreciate her skills and highly recommend her! Thank you Thuy!

Raquelin
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Chanelle N.
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I worked with this talented artist yesterday on 6/25 and she was AMAZING! She was punctual passionate and professional. I would definitely recommend her services if you are looking for the ultimate makeup artist!

Julie Taing MUA
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jackielyn C.
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Never have I felt so beautiful in my life. When Julie handed me the mirror after she was done with my makeup I wanted to cry. But, I new better because I did I would ruin my makeup. She did my makeup for my wedding and I felt like a queen. My makeup was flawless and looked like it was airbrushed which it wasn't. She has a light had and so much talent. I wouldn't go to anyone but her if I needed makeup done in the future. Julie you're the best!

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

  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy S.
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We have used Kim and her makeup and her styling skills on many occasions for video production TV commercials. I have also referred Kim to my family and friends who may be looking for a makeup artist for their wedding. Kim will be on time, give you excellent service and give you what you want! If you want the best, no need to look further!

Keosha Joy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Nyela W.
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My 25th birthday was coming up and I had planned a big event with Family and Friends! Which meant I had to look absolutely perfect, (you only turn 25 once). I usually always go to MAC Cosmetics for my birthdays or for professional photography photos. I never get my artists name or info when I get my makeup done. Dont get me wrong my face was good but I guess they didnt leave a memorable impression on me. This time was different. As soon as I approched the counter Keosha greeted me with the biggest smile. I remembered thinking "OMG she is gorgeous and happy to be here, I hope shes the one doing my makeup" and I was in luck.. she was! I swear we talked the whole time I was there. She was very detailed amd explained everything she was putting on my face and why. The results was AMAZING!! Best makeup face I ever got done from M.A.C! I made sure at the end of my visit I got all her contact information. She will forever be my makeup artist! I highley recommend her to anyone who needs to enhance their beauty on a special occasion! You won't be disappointed!

Lizeth Lanz Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Monroe H.
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Worked with Liz on a 13 episode series and a 6 episode series. She was the only makeup artist on set for the majority of the shoots and managed to get everyone done before it was time for actors to step in front of the camera. She was not only kind and funny but very welcoming, often being the first and last person actors saw. She was very tidy and very sanitary. She never left a mess behind and I always saw her disinfecting her hands and makeup/brushes. Highly recommend!

IG @BouBue
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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They did an excellent job oh my makeup for my wedding! They were able to recreate the look i wanted and had very high quality makeup and equipment.

Jamie Cornejo Makeup
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine W.
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Tomoko Makeup Designs was perfection. Jamie was not just on time, but early. She gave me the exact look I requested and she was FAST too. Every girl needs a Jamie in their glam squad. She is professional and sweet, such a great person. Thank you Jamie!

Make up artist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
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!

Brushworks Beauty
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jiselle H.
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Brittany has done my hair and makeup on several occasions as it has always been absolutely pristine. She is talented, fun, and most importantly listens to you and what YOU want. She walks you through the steps and makes you feel completely at ease. I am not someone who lets just anyone do my hair and makeup so trust me when I tell you that Brittany is spectacular!! I am even having her doing my hair and makeup for the most important occasion of all - my Wedding! I wouldn't trust anyone else with making me feel my best on my big day. Brittany is amazing and I feel so grateful to have her be my personal beautician!

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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