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Browse these makeup application services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Clara.

  • 10 years in business
  • 388 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
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I hired Mayra for a wedding makeup application with eyelashes. It was my first time getting my makeup professionally done and I have to say she did an AMAZING job! She arrived at my hotel early and was finished in less than an hour. I was slightly worried about Mayra having colors to match my darker skin complexion, but she had everything we needed and then some! Mayra was also open to the feedback from my family members during the application process. When my mother was having difficulty applying her own eyelashes, Mayra stepped in and performed her magic and my mom was very pleased. She is talented and very serious about her craft. I will definitely use Mayra for my future makeup application needs and highly recommend Mayra to anyone who needs their makeup done at a reasonable price.

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine H.
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Chantelle did my wedding makeup and hair, as well as my Maid of Honor and my mother's makeup. I can honestly say we all got so many compliments the entire night - the look was flawless and I couldn't have been happier! The wedding was in Sonoma, which she traveled to, and was held for the majority outside - the makeup/hair stood the test - until dancing came along, then my hair does what it wants. :) Her pricing is very reasonable and the quality of work is great. I would highly recommend using her for any makeup/hair services needed.

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

Great service and expert application of makeup. I opted out of a trial on faith and was not disaappointed. Anne was punctual, personable, professional, and knowledge. Yes to future services. Thank you infinitely for making flawless in person and in pictures for my nuptials. -Dy

  • 11 years in business
  • 488 hires on Thumbtack
Ivonne G.
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Cassandra and her team arrived early and brought their A game! Cassandra is professional and is all about obtaining perfect results which I appreciate. She allowed me to derail her a bit when I asked her to join in my wedding festivities including a morning meditation. My mother had never had professional makeup application and was resistant but she accepted a little touch up. She embraced my exacting demands and showed love and compassion while remaining in control. Cassandra, welcome to my tribe!

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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Super professional, super friendly, applied makeup to 11 children. As a producer, when a department is "seen and not heard" that means they are doing their job incredibly well. Would definitely hire again.

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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
Margaret R.
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Vinnia did our bridemaids makeup for our friend's summer wedding. She was very sweet, professional, and fast with the service! There were 4 of us getting makup done and I was worried about time but she arrived early to set up and got all of our makeup done with plenty of time to spare. The results were beutiful! It was a warm day but our makeup stayed on till late in to the night, never sweated off or ran. Highly reccommended.

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
Marci K.
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I absolutely couldn't have been happier working with Susan and the Jireh Artistry team. I felt like I was a little late to booking my hair and makeup team, one of the last vendors I secured for the my May 2017 wedding. This was the first time I used Thumbtack and to be honest was a little nervous, because I was worried that the net they casted to reach various vendors was very wide. Susan responded to my inquiry quickly and our back and forth was very professional and easy. She was very accommodating for the trial and I was so happy with how she worked my hairdo. I provided a couple of pictures and she put her own twist on it. Fast forward a few months to wedding day. The team was there on time and setup quickly to stay on schedule, actually ahead of it. There were a total of 15 services (hair and makeup) and we were timed perfectly. Everyone from my bridesmaid to my mom to myself were so happy with the work. The team was warm and easy to talk with. It is such a long chunk of time to be with people on such an important day and no one felt like strangers. Seriously so warm and fun. I consider this such a thumbtack success story. I would recommend Jireh Artistry to anyone who needs hair and makeup services. I honestly felt so confident all day. I normally never wear my hair up and usually am so self conscious when I do, but never second guessed my decision all day and felt like I only needed to apply lipstick, really no touchups. Thanks again for being a part of the most memorable day.

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy M.
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Chose La Bella Visage Makeup for a party and I was very impressed and pleased with the results. Farah did an amazing job with my hair and makeup. She was super nice and very professional. I highly recommend her for wedding makeup or any kind of makeup needs. I am using her services again this Feb for my niece's engagement party.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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I really loved how Audra did my makeup and the makeup of my female wedding party for my June 2017 wedding. None of us really wears makeup regularly so we very much wanted to have a natural look for the wedding. Audra did a wonderful job enhancing our features and used excellent quality products. I was very happy with the results and thought all the women looked beautiful while still looking like themselves. Even my father who *hates* a made-up look said he thought Audra did an amazing job and that I looked beautiful, natural, and my age. Audra is also very sweet and friendly. I highly recommend Audra for your wedding or event makeup!

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Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaylene K.
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I had Jasmene come to my home to apply makeup to my daughter, sister, Nonna and myself for my Nonna’s 95th Birthday. She arrived on time with all her supplies of makeup, false lashes and a super comfy makeup chair for clients to sit. It was a GREAT experience! She does an amazing job!! Jasmene glammed us up and we had a blast doing it! Jasmene is so sweet, fun to talk to and very personable! I can’t wait to have her do my makeup for my next event! She even gives makeup lessons and I’m looking forward to that session as well! I highly recommend Jasmene! You too will be delighted with your glamorous look!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
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Adrianne is the best! She really is so sweet and really takes the time to understand what her client wants. When she did my makeup for my engagement shoot, we discussed thoroughly what I wanted and as she did my makeup, she would stop to ask if I wanted more or less. Her attention to detail and also to what I wanted was something that you cannot find in my makeup artists. I would definitely hire Adrianne again for any of my makeup needs! The final look was exactly what I wanted while still looking natural - Adrianne did exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, girl - you're the best!

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jelise B.
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Had an amazing experience having my makeup and hair done by Stephanie. She executed the look I wanted! My hair was exactly what I wanted and more! She was very knowledgeable about all the questions I had for her. It was a great time and I looked amazing!

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa B.
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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 Juls
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Wafa A.
Verified review

Julie and her team were the best of the best! Amazing talent and super professional. I highly recommend her and if you hire her you will not be disappointed! My family and I thank you for amazing job on makeup and also getting us the hairstylists.

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
Verified review

Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

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

Carina
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

She was fantastic - did amazing work with my hair and makeup and with my family members hair for my wedding! I would recommend her to anyone!!!!

Marlise Styles
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsey V.
Verified review

I went to Marlise to have a natural makeup look done, and she did a fantastic job. I normally wear a lot of makeup, and she did a wonderful job of creating a look that accentuated my best features and covered up any unwanted tones, like my overly rosy cheeks, without using a ton of product. So my face wasn't cakey and didn't crease. It looked flawless!! Definitely make your way to Marlise if you have a special occasion, she will not disappoint!

Chama's Hair and Makeup
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet T.
Verified review

We hired Hair & Make up by Chama to do my daughter's Senior portraits...she did an AMAZING job! My daughter loved her hair and makeup and would definitely recommend her to family and friends! She was also on time and great to work with!

MakeupbyAlmas 💎
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Iman S.
Verified review

Almas is a very good makeup artist, I loved my makeup! I Really Recommend Her

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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