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San Mateo Freelance Makeup Artists

Browse these freelance makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Mateo.

  • 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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Uwasartistry
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Rajpreet C.
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Anne was fantastic. I've worked with almost a dozen makeup artists and she was most definitely the best. I showed her a picture of how I'd like my makeup and she did a phenomenal job so quickly. The makeup lasted all throughout the day and night and I received so many compliments. I will certainly be requesting her service again. If I could choose one word to describe her work- FLAWLESS!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 490 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
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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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...

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Alba A.
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She's extraordinarily talented and professional! I love her work!! She did my Hair and Makeup for a professional photoshoot and I absolutely loved it, the care and time she put into making me beautiful were a clear reflection of her fantastic skills which made me feel more confident than ever and resulted in the most fantastic experience I've ever had when getting dolled up by a true doll and professional makeup artist like her ! I totally recommend her if you're looking for an outstanding MUA!

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Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 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!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sage W.
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I am a professional singer and performer, I have dealt with hairdressers and makeup artists from all over. I have never dealt with a hairdresser or makeup artist, that has a more gentle and accommodating demeanor than Nadine! She literally lifted my spirits with her personality, and what she was able to make me look like! I highly highly recommend Nadine Michelle for makeup, and or hair, for any function where you want to look and feel your best! Absolutely excellent work! Sage

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea Y.
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Jelise was awesome she rolled with the punches when we asked her to do an extra person on the day of the wedding. She also rolled with the punch when we changed the way we wanted our make up done last minute. She is a great makeup artist!

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CynthiaAmabella
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carly E.
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Cynthia was so sweet and such an amazing artist. I was a little nervous to have my makeup done but she has such a beautiful eye and really listened to what I wanted. I would book her again in a heartbeat and if I were getting married in the area I would ask her to do my wedding makeup (which is saying something)!

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
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marcell G.
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Marisela is amazing. She never makes you wait. Is always attentive to what you need. A professional who gives advice as why or why something won't work. She is a true artist.

Artistry by Tiana Marie
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Tiana is amazing. I needed someone to come last minute and do my makeup for a wedding i was attending and she was more than willing to come and meet me as soon as possible! Not only was she friendly and professional, she was such a great makeup artist. She listened to everything i wanted but still added a little flare that made me look like i was absolutely glowing. I will for sure be throwing her name out there for anyone that needs their makeup done.

Janesa Simmons Beauty
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
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Janesa is the best! She's amazing at what she does, but also fun, kind and professional. She listens to her clients, but also shares her perspective and provides great guidance. My sister who used to work in the cosmetic industry and has worked with lots of artists like Janesa, said she would fly across the country to have Janesa do her makeup, and that Janesa outshines everyone else she's worked with. Janesa was a key part to my wedding day, and it was an honor to have her be a part of that moment in my life! I would absolutely work with her again, and recommend her to others.

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
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 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!

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