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  • 32 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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Lety is amazing! She was also very sweet! :) I loved my hair and make up! My make up was light, natural and beautiful. I do not like a lot of make up and she did a great job of making me feel like I had nothing on. I always felt that a great make up artist would not change your look but instead accent your natural beauty and that is exactly what she did! In regards to my hair it came out amazing! I honestly had no idea what to do, so she had me send her a few pics of something I might like. She was able to capture what I wanted and it came out original and beautiful!

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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Annaliza was well prepared and gave me the exact look I wanted. This was hair and make up for my engagement photos. I took a chance because I didn't know any hair and make up artists and I was completely satisfied. I would definitely recommend her! In fact, I hired her again for a future event.

Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Elida S.
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First of all, there's a reason why Sabrina is top rated on Thumbtack, she was from our very first exchange of messages very sweet and very straight forward. Her pricing is very reasonable, because indeed you get top notch make up. She arrived on time and with the most positive attitude, she blended in with my group of ladies helping me on my special day. She knew how to read each one of the ladies and i believe they each one got what they wanted, looking vibrant and happy. She did my make up exactly how I had expected it, and wasn't annoyed or mad when i ask her to correct one little thing, helped me with touch ups. My make up lasted well through the night. She is today in my top 5 make up artists. Im glad i chose Sabrina. I would absolutely recommend her.

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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Ashley is a fantastic make up artist. She has done my make up a number of times- most notably for my wedding. She has the ability to do very dramatic eyes but still manages to have the whole effect look natural. I've had others do my make-up and no one compares to Ashley- she is the best!!

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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
Katherine C.
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I cannot recommend Julie enough! She did my makeup for my wedding and she was such a delight to work with. I'm always nervous about others doing my make up because usually the artist does my makeup too dark and makes me look scary. I told Julie about my worries early, during my trial, she was really patient in making sure that everything she did was exactly what I wanted. I can't thank her enough for that. She was super easy to work with, super responsive, and ALWAYS on top of it. Given that I'm super Type-A personality and very diligent in making sure I get everything done at a certain time, it was super helpful that she was the same way as well. During my actual wedding day, she made sure that I was comfortable, really flexible in making last minute changes, and super helpful to my family if they needed something. She went above and beyond in her services and I was so thankful that I found her. Really, she made me feel so comfortable and relaxed during my wedding day that it really just carried on throughout the night. I couldn't be more happy with my services and if I ever need a makeup artist to work with, I'll definitely use Julie again.

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monica G.
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Ruba is a professional make-up artist with top notch quality. Customer Service is a priority for her and it shows. We hired her for my daughter’s prom. We were in constant communication back and forth regarding what we wanted. She was so patient with all our questions and answered them all and gave us suggestions. The day of the event, she was a few minutes early before scheduled time, prepared to do her magic. She is definitely our go to artist from now on! She’s not only a professional with quality work, but a wonderful person! Never did we imagine to have such an XTRA great experience.

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jupiter A.
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Through out my singing career I've tried several make up artists, and nobody does a better job than her. She uses quality products that feel good on my sensitive skin.She picks the right colors for my skin color and style, and I look great on my pictures and videos. I like to be glamorous and she makes me the queen every single time. I love her work

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Infinite Beauty LA
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nadine W.
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I can only say positive things about Infinite Beauty LA !!! I am very satisfied with the service. I needed a make up artist the same day and my request was honored. Very professional, punctual, and I was very happy with my make -up. I will certainly be a return customer and will highly recommend Infinite Beauty LA.

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Rodolfo was extremely knowledgeable and professional, and had great ideas for making me look my best for a formal event. My make up looked great all evening, and I received many compliments on my elegant, yet natural look. He has extensive experience with all ages and skin types, and I appreciated his expert advice on how to approach my individual needs. I will definitely use him again for any upcoming special events !

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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
Jess S.
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Amazing service and my make up was awesome. Recommend MissO to anyone looking for an amazing make up artist 😊🙌🏼👄💄

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paty E.
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What an absolutely lovely artist! She was extremely professional and did a spectacular job on my daughter's hair! We will definitely call her for our next event and will recommend her to friends and family. Just overall wonderful!!

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
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vibha R.
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Paru is a fantastic makeup artist! She traveled all the way to my apartment to get me ready for a photo shoot , and it could not have turned out better. She knew exactly how to pick colors that complimented my cool undertones, and she's an expert at giving you a clean and natural finish that plays up your best features and that will give your photos a timeless look (which is perfect for those of us who don't like the heavily contoured, Instagram/Kylie Jenner-inspired look that many other makeup artists do). Paru's rates are very reasonable, especially considering how she travels TO YOU! She uses high-quality makeup brands like Anastasia, and she cleans all her tools after every single customer (a BIG plus for a germaphobe like me lol). I was very pleased with how my makeup turned out. I would totally use Paru again and would recommend her to anyone.

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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
Karen R.
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Sandra is amazing! She just gets shit done and she does it very well. Sandra was my make up artist and stylist for my graduation and I couldn't have made a better decision. Her expertise is so on point and she's also very honest about what works well and what doesn't, which I appreciate because sometimes I have wacky ideas. She is professional and is very responsive, which is helpful for an antsy girl. I highly recommend Sandra!

XO Casiano
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
C. J.
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Absolutely awesome! I will definitely recommend her to my clients who are looking for a makeup artist! Thank you Xo!

Beauty by Rani
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha G.
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She is absolutely amazing at what she does and you will not be disappointed! Rani is kind and professional and just very easy to talk to. I love the look she did on me! Sometimes it can be hard to tell a make up artist what you want or if you want to change something but it’s so easy with Rani because of how sweet she is. Book her if you want beautiful hair and make up done!

Fix Beauty Co.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lauren A.
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I don't wear a lot of makeup and they were able to give me a natural look. Best makeup artists in la by far! Great prices!

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolina E.
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I have relied on Lesley's expertise for multiple occasions when preparing for a wedding, baptism, and birthday parties. Each and every time Lesley has surpassed my expectations. My skin is sensitive and has a tendency to get oily after a few hours so Lesley worked with my skin type and had me looking flawless all night long. She has a great selection of products that work with all skin types and individuales each session around your needs and wants. Lesley is also an amazing hairdresser and what's best than getting the full package in one session. I highly recommend and have found my make up artist for all occasions

Lip Glam Artistry, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lizzy L.
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Nancy was wonderful. She showed up early was very professional and did exactly what I wanted. I will definitely have her do my make up again. Plus she is very sweet and has a great personality. She definitely knows what she's doing. Thank you Nancy for making my day extra special ❤️💞🌹

Gabbie J MUA
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fiona M.
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Gabby is the most professional make up artist I’ve ever seen!!! She’s efficient with a good taste. I felt like I’m the most beautiful and adorable bride ever! Highly recommend the girl who wants a perfect wedding hire Gabby :)

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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