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San Mateo Bridal Make Up Professionals

Browse these bridal make up services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Mateo.

  • 10 years in business
  • 388 hires on Thumbtack
Alana S.
Verified review

Mayra helped me, my sister, my mom, and my mother in law with all our hair and make-up on my wedding day. Everything was perfect! She traveled onsite to Sonoma, was prompt, helpful, and friendly. I had full confidence in her skills. She did an AMAZING job on the hair and make-up for everyone! I loved how great my hair and make-up looked. The make-up was natural and not over the top. I would highly recommend Mayra for anyone looking for bridal hair/make-up!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily S.
Verified review

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.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Ebony P.
Verified review

Anne was so amazing to work with. She made my bridal party experience so seamless and her work was spectacular and beautiful. I would highly recommend her for any makeup session. Anne was very professional and made us feel so gorgeous. I will definitely continue to use her for all future events and strongly recommend her services to anyone.

  • 11 years in business
  • 488 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca A.
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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

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
Verified review

Liv & her assistant went above and beyond for me, my 5 bridesmaids, mom, and 2 aunts on the day of the wedding!! Liv always had a positive attitude, through texts and in person, and has an uplifting spirit. Despite the hectic early schedule and very long wedding day, they pulled through by being on time and were very accommodating to do my mom and aunts' makeup last minute. Later in the day, Liv was able to go to another location for our reception to do our touch ups, and I loved her response that all she needed was an outlet to do her work! As a bride, she did her best to make it as stress free as possible, and making everyone beautiful. I definitely would recommend her to everyone! Thank you again Liv :)

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim J.
Verified review

I'm so happy I found Vinnia to do my wedding hair and makeup. She was very professional and attentive. She remembered my feedback from the trial run and was very flexible with the bridesmaids and moms adding additional services the day of the wedding. Everyone was so happy with their hair and makeup. Thank you Vinnia!

Joyous V.
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Yvonne was a pleasure to work with. She did my wedding makeup & hair. She happily woke up early and arrived at the studio at 4:30am (and it was VERY far from where she lived) to help me prepare for a morning wedding. She took care of me and my bridal party completely. She did a perfect job on my makeup and hair (I was very particular about how I wanted my makeup to look, and she pulled it off). She covered up my skin problems flawlessly. She did a beautiful hairstyle (that we had discussed previously at the makeup trial - she replicated a style based only on a few pinterest photos). Yvonne is very professional and produces perfect results QUICKLY. She did all my makeup and hair styling in one and a half hour. She's very professional, and very honest about prices. She's also fun to work with. She's very punctual as well (as mentioned, she was early for a 4:30am appointment!!!) Above all, Yvonne made me feel comfortable, and I trusted her implicitly to make me feel beautiful during my wedding. I knew after the makeup & hair trial that I didn't need to worry or think about the makeup & hair at all... and I was right!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nichole L.
Verified review

Susan and her team were amazing! They all made my bridal party look stunning, as my step mom said her face looked like a snap chat filter! Everyone's hair and make up looked beautiful and I felt like a princess. The whole process with Susan from the consultation was professional and timely. Thank you so much Jireh Artistry!!

A.N. Artistry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Valeria D.
Verified review

Amanda did a great job on my wedding makeup. She did my entire bridal party as well as my mom. Everything turned out perfect and she really made everyone look their best. She does not do overly heavy makeup, instead she brings out everyones most beautiful qualities. She uses high-end products, which we all loved. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a makeup artist for any occasion. I already can't wait to for her to do my makeup again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
Verified review

I would highly recommend LadyMarry, I was travelling from overseas for my wedding and Birte could not have been more helpful, any advice I required she happily gave, responded to all my e mails in a timely manner. The flowers she provided were absolutely stunning, they lasted so long too. I would highly recommend if anyone is looking for any advice on weddings that they use LadyMarry. Birte, thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so special.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara S.
Verified review

Jennifer did a great job on my makeup for my wedding day! She was right on time and did both my makeup and my sister's (maid of honour's makeup). I hired her at the very last minute and she was able to accommodate me and made me look gorgeous for the big day. I gave her a few looks and she chose well out of the looks that I provided. Thanks, Jennifer!

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Camille C.
Verified review

got bridal hair and make up. she was very friendly in makin g sure that i got what i wanted. still in the decision process but i think i would hire her again for other events. the only thing was that my lashes fell off as soon as she left. im not sure if it was the glue. otherwise loved the dark eye makeup and the lips

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

Audra was wonderful to work with for my small backyard wedding and she was a delight to have present on my wedding day! Such a kind and welcoming personality and very professional. She did both hair and makeup for myself and my two bridesmaids and all three looks were beautiful. I wanted a more natural look and she listened to all my requests and delivered exactly what I wanted. Very punctual and arrived on time for both the makeup trial and day of wedding services. Easy to communicate with and set up appointments. I highly recommend her!

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Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

She did a amazing job for my bridal shower make up I was really pleased. And she is a sweet heart 😊 thank you for making me beautiful on my special day

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa A.
Verified review

Hazel did such a great job on my hair. I was the maid of honor for my best friends wedding and I wanted to go with an "old holly wood" look. I showed her a picture and she delivered. She came to the house and was right on time. She had everything readily available and we got to working on my hair right away. She was very funny and kept me entertained the whole time and made me feel very pretty. I loved the outcome of the hair and makeup done by Sophea and so did every one else. I would highly recommend her and will use her again in the future. I am the girl the blue dress. :)

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Frankie A.
Verified review

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
Nikki H.
Verified review

Adrianne was amazing to work with during my recent wedding! Adrianne worked the entire morning on myself, my mom, bridesmaids, and aunt and everyone looked amazing! We all had different styles and different skin compositions and tones, but Adrianne made everyone look beautiful while maintaining their own style - which is so hard to find in a MUA. During my process of finding a MUA, I was looking for someone who could do a fresh, natural face and give me just a small pop of color. I also needed someone who could recommend how to style me, as I am mediocre at makeup and needed guidance on which styles I found on Pinterest and the like would actually go with my own coloring and complexion. Adrianne was a pro - she looked over my Pins with me and we chatted about what I was going for. She then, during my trial and again at my wedding, put together the most wonderful look for me where I looked like myself, just enhanced, rather than someone else. The day of my wedding, Adrianne was a natural at adapting to the different requests from the different members of the bridal party and made everyone look so beautiful. She was flexible with the number of girls who asked to have their makeup done - we had originally scheduled for 4, but then 2 others decided to get full makeup and another person decided to get just eyelashes. A lot of vendors would have been a little thrown by being asked to do so much more than the original contract - but not Adrianne - she was so positive and welcoming! She also uses these amazing fake eyelashes that are the best any of us had ever seen (hence why we had a taker for just eyelashes too) - I highly recommend adding eyelashes to your makeup look. Love Adrianne and highly recommend her!

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 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 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 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 (:

Dolled Up Services
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe M.
Verified review

Did trial yesterday...and was happy with results for hair and makeup. I'm excited to have her do my hair and makeup for my wedding next week!...

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Folake P.
Verified review

Tessa answered all my questions and stayed in communication even when she went away on vacation. She assured me that she would reach out again upon her return in order to confirm all was on schedule as I had made a deposit payment to secure the date and time whilst she was away. On the day of our appointment, she arrived on time and as we went on with my hairdo, she made sure to check that I was happy with her services and that she was doing exactly what I wanted. I would definitely use Tessa’s services again in the future and would recommend her if needed.

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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