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Santa Monica Bridal Make Up Professionals

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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ivette N.
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I hired Letty for my bridal make up. She was on time and she was very professional. She was very easy to work with.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanette Y.
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Annaliza is such a great markup artist!!! She was on time, (actually early), so professional and use good products. My bridesmaids who can be some serious pain in the butt actually love the makeup which means Annaliza must be really doing something right! :) will definitely hire Annaliza again and would recommond her for everybody! She does bridal and also photo shoot as well!

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia C.
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Sabrina was wonderful and very accommodating! Her experience and talents are highly apparent. She made my bridal party feel comfortable and highly satisfied. We loved her!

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura M.
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I hired Ashley for my October 5th wedding. She did an amazing job! We did a trial ahead of time and she came to my place. She arrived on time and was so friendly. I immediately felt comfortable. Then once I saw my makeup I knew I found my makeup artist for my wedding! I wanted my wedding makeup to be natural but also look good for photos. Ashley gave me the exact look I wanted! Not only is Ashley talented and professional, she is really genuine and kind. I love her and her work! I highly recommend her. My wedding makeup was flawless and natural looking and the best part was that my makeup stayed that way until I took it off at 1:00am! My makeup withstood the tears, laughter, hugs, smooches, eating, drinking, dancing, and all the photo taking! I couldn't believe it when looked in the mirror when we finally got back to the hotel, it truly looked like my makeup had just been applied (I had her do airbrush makeup- airbrush makeup is amazing and the application process is so relaxing)! AMAZING! So needless to say, I highly recommend Ashley. Oh- also- Ashley provided makeup services for some of the ladies in my bridal party. Each of them had their own requests for their specific makeup style/look and all of them were also super happy with Ashley's work! I can't say enough about Ashley. You won't be disappointed she is a true artist!!!!!

True Virtue
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Graciela C.
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Rebecca did hair and makeup for my wedding for my mom 2 sisters and me. Her work was awesome! Absolutely beautiful!! Rebecca did not only deliver amazing work but went over and beyond helping me with things like getting into my bridal dress and tieing my corset (harder than it sounds). A million thanks to you Rebecca!

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace H.
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Julie did an amazing job with my make up. I booked my trial with Julie and it came out great. She took the time to listen to my needs and my fears about make up. I had my engagement shoot right after and the pictures turned out great. For my wedding, she did bridal make up, 5 bridesmaids, mother of the bride and a friend. They showed up on time. Julie has a great demeanor and she was very calming on a stressful day. She brought an assistant with her that also did amazing work. Everyone looked and felt great! I would book her again. I even referred her to a friend that I believe she is going to be booking as well. My biggest thing is communication and Julie is so responsive and patient. Thank you so much Julie!!!

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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She’s the beat!!! Beside being very professional, she’s veery kind and sweet, you feel very comfortable with her. Everyone loved my makeup, she gave me the exact look I always wanted as a bride.. thank you for making my wedding day SO special :)

Glamourage
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Dyanne S.
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Priscylla was so wonderful to work with! She was so patient with all the chaos that was going on in the bridal suite. She even helped my mom fix herself when my mom couldn't get it together! My hair and make up looked great and lasted all day long. I would recommend her to everyone!! Thank you Priscylla!

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Shoghik C.
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My sister, mom and I got our make-up done for my wedding with Goddess make-up for you. Vanessa made us all look great. She wanted us to look our very best and paid attention to such minor details that made a huge difference on my big day. For example, she used just the right shade of cover up to match different areas of the face to assure a smoothe and even tone. I loved all our photos. I loved my mom's and sister's make-ups, very well done. Neither of them wanted to put on eyelashes, but Vanessa went the extra mile to encourage them to include lashes and they did. She really wanted each of us to look our very best. She took extra time on my bridal make-up. I am very thankful. Pricing is reasonable. She offers good group rates.

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Infinite Beauty LA
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roxanna B.
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Alyssa was amazing! She took care of my whole bridal party and myself. She had the best attitude and is really very talented. Thank you Alyssa!

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Rodolfo is amazing at what he does! I highly recommend him. He did my sisters and my make up on my wedding day and we all loved the way we looked. He is very professional and such a great person! I will definiatley be calling him next time I need my make up done

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jody F.
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MissO. Was a life saver!!! Our wedding plans got changed last minute and she made herself available to start at 7am to make sure everyone was taken care of! She was quick to respond to every question and request I had. She is perfectly professional and added a calm we needed before the wedding!! Everyone looked magnificent!! Thank you MissO.!!!

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Vera C.
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Samantha was super friendly and can work with all types of hair. She did my bridal hair. She is sweet, punctual, and really works with you to get what you envision.

Charlette Paul
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
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Charlette saved us! When our friend/make-up artist fell ill, Charlette stepped in at the last minute for my daughter's wedding. She did the make-up for the bride and 5 bridesmaids. They wanted a natural look and that is exactly what they got. Beautiful, professional make-up with great contouring. I would recommend Charlette without hesitation.

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Patty's mobile hair styling
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mallori M.
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Patty did a wonderful job I hired her for my bridal make up and I absolutely loved it! She was so receptive of any changes I wanted to make and understood exactly what I wanted. The value of her service is immeasurable! She was such a pleasure to work with, thank you patty!

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda L.
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Paru was fantastic and very communicative. I booked her for two bridal events including my wedding day. After the trial, I asked for a couple of tweaks to my makeup for the wedding and everything turned out perfectly. She was a delight to work with and great company too. Would not hesitate to book her again!

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Vergara Make Up and GLAM
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrice T.
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Sandra did an AMAZING job on my wedding makeup! She was prompt, checked in with me as the process moved along and she was so fun to be around. Everyone complimented my makeup all night, especially my wife who told me how beautiful I looked all night 😍. I will be using Sandra again as soon as I can!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany K.
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Aside from her excellent customer service, warm personality, and fair pricing...myself and my daughter's looked absolutely beautiful! Definitely would refer XO for makeup services!

Beauty by Rani
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Rani did my hair and makeup for my wedding and she was absolutely fantastic! Prior to my big day her communication was prompt ! She had wonderful ideas and even came Ahead of time to do a trial run which helped me a lot. On the day of my event she came with all her supplies I needed nothing. My hair and makeup turned out perfectly and she even had time for my maid of honor! Thank you so much Rani!

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Loved the way she did my make up on my wedding. Will definitely recommend

Lip Glam Artistry, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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Well what can I say about Nancy she made my whole wedding experience wonderful. My make up and hair looked amazing. Thank you Nancy & Melissa!

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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