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

  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Katrin S.
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Marya did a magical job with my maid of honor's and my hair and make up! We were extremely satisfied and had no idea how amazing we can look with professional makeup! Marya came to the wedding venue and brought everything she needed to do her art - she is a true artist and I can recommend her to anyone!

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane N.
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I loved the way she did my makeup, she really made my eyes pop.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Katie s.
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I had a great experience with uwa. She was able to make my daughter and I look beautiful for the out of state wedding we had to attend. We felt like royalty

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittney P.
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Such a talented artist! She really knows her stuff, plus she is so funny! Great personality 10/10 and my makeup is poppin!

Cassandra McClure
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla P.
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Although I did not use Cassandra's services, she was very quick to respond with a quote and offer any information that I needed. I would definitely reach out to her in the future for any makeup services that I may need!

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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.

Key to Beauty By Nora
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia S.
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Loved my ENTIRE experience with Nora (from start to finish)! I felt BEAUTIFUL and wish she could apply my make up on a daily basis. Will definitely use her again. HIGHLY recommend her- you’ll feel and look GORGEOUS. I didn’t want to take my makeup off!! Nora, is professional and takes her time in getting to know what look you want. She’s a gem 😊

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Glam By Drea
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aimee F.
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She did my daughter's prom makeup today, and did an excellent job! My daughter was so happy. Great communication and very professional. Would definitely recommend.

Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila M.
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Jaime did my makeup for a work event. She did an amazing job!! She is very talented with blending colors and took the time to make sure it was perfect. I look forward to Jaime to do my makeup again in the future!

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cherie S.
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Jasmene did my makeup for my wedding as well as my wedding parties. She also did my makeup for my maternity photos and made me feel my best when I wasn’t exactly feeling my best. I’ve received tons of compliments on my makeup and photos thanks to Jasmene’s listening ear to hear what her customer wants and be able to actually execute the look. Thank you!

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VIVIDbeautyone
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 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 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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I had a wonderful time with Adrianne when she did my makeup for my friend's wedding. I LOVED the makeup she did for me and received many compliments. Being a makeup newbie, I asked a lot of questions about the products and tools she was using. She took the time to explain to me and shared useful makeup tips. Definitely would recommend Adrianne to all my engaged friends who needs a attentive and skilled makeup artist for their weddings!

Make up by FA
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine J.
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I contacted Fara and went to her home which was clean and neat in a nice neighborhood in Fremont. I needed makeup for a professional event and wanted a more natural look. She listened, offered suggestions and did a wonderful job so that I didn’t feel “overly done up.” I looked like the best version of me. She wasn’t cheap but offered a reasonable price which I thought was fair. I would definitely use her services again.

Marlise Styles
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kim L.
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She was right on with what I was looking for. I went to Marlise for Full Glam Makeup. I don't usually wear much makeup & was very pleased with her color choices. She totally got me. I loved her contouring. I will be seeing her soon for my hair!

MakeupbyLaila
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
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I had my makeup done by Laila early in the morning. It managed to last the ENTIRE day and earned me tons of compliments. Laila was meticulous, responsive to my critique, and extremely clear about what she was doing while she was doing it. I would definitely get my makeup done by her again!

Makeup By Danielle K
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Khyati T.
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I hired Danielle for my engagement photoshoot makeup. She is very friendly and professional and was able to recognize instantly what I was looking for. I wanted a natural look and she made me look so beautiful and natural. I loved how light the makeup felt on my skin. Even my photographer complimented me on my makeup. Definitely recommend her for any kind of makeup that you want. I will post photos once I have them. Thanks Danielle!

Lash & Glam
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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I loved my makeup! She listened to everything that I wanted but still gave her professional opinion. I was very happy with the service she provided.

CSMUA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nataly R.
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Courtney is an amazing makeup artist! Her prices are very reasonable compared to other makeup artists, and she travels to your location! She showed up on time, and was very professional. I loved how my makeup came out and it lasted all night long! I highly recommended her!

Roxys Glamm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Lucy K.
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Roxana is an exceptionally tanlented makeup artist. She really took her time to make me look like a better version of myself. From the eyeshadow to the foundation, it was all perfectly done. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to look and feel beautiful.

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    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.
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