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  • 32 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandra G.
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What an amazing makeup artist! I have gotten my makeup done by many makeup artist and none of them have done a job like Leticia. She takes her time doing your makeup and perfects it to your liking.

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Olivia L.
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I'm always so iffy when meeting with a new makeup artist. Many cake it on, some do too minimum or don't have the same vision of the makeup you wanted in your head. It's always a roll of the dice. But Annaliza was AMAZING! I'm so used to touching my makeup up myself or blending it better after I get my makeup done cause I can get so OCD over it, but with Anna everything was blended, smooth, & exactly what I had requested. She may be more of a perfectionist than me! Even if it was a tweak at your eyebrows, or a blemish not completely covered, she was on top of it looking for any faults. Ending result, there were none! It was the first time I tried to go out of my way to make sure my makeup stayed exactly how it was done, didn't change a thing. And of course, she has the sweetest, most down to earth, bubbly personality! She makes you feel completely comfortable,very easy to talk to, and always able to keep the conversation going. I completely adore her, by far the best makeup artist I've gotten to work with! So much so, I booked her again tomorrow! I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Annaliza!

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Makeup by Bean
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Melinda D.
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I co own a production company in Los Angeles where we work primarily in the beauty and fashion industry with clients such as GUESS and Sexy Hair. Sabrina is our go to makeup artist for every single job we get. She is punctual, talented, hard working and an absolute pleasure to be around. She is very professional and we enjoy working with her immensely.

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhonda B.
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Ashely was not only one of the most talented hair and makeup artists I've ever worked with, she was also one of the most delightful. An absolute pleasure to be around. The entire cast and crew loved her!

True Virture
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan J.
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Rebecca is an absolute professional. She went above and beyond to help staff 5 Makeup Artists in both LA and Las Vegas. She and her team needed very little hand-holding, and produced high quality makeup at an affordable rate.

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Makeup by Shab
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Azi A.
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Shabnam did my makeup as a guest of a formal wedding. She's one of the most professional Makeup Artists that I have met. She asked me what type of makeup I wanted and she did exactly what I expected. She made me look sooo beautiful that I didn't want to put the mirror down. I received so many compliments about my makeup at the wedding, and people wanted to know who had done my makeup. I recommend Shabnam to anyone who is looking for a fantastic Makeup Artist. Azi Ashtiani

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Beauty by Blythe
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth C.
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Frances was AMAZING! She knew exactly what I wanted and she was very professional. This was my first time hiring a makeup artist and she made me feel very comfortable. I loved how she made my eyes and my facial features stand out. Everyone that saw me absolutely loved my makeup, I had people giving me compliments all night. I will definitely hire Frances again for my next event :)

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Beauty by Mary S
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan D.
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Mary Samaan is an amazing makeup artist. She has done my makeup for me on several occasions and never fails to impress me with her awesome work. She is patient and takes her time to make sure she makes my makeup look the way I want it. I highly recommend Mary as a makeup artist!

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Glamourage
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Cassandra A.
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Priscylla is an incredible makeup artist and hair stylist extending across all age, skin, and hair types. I had myself, my mother, mother inlaw, 3 bridesmaids, and aunt done by priscylla on my wedding day and I was more than pleased. My sister is fair skinned, red headed, and my other two bridesmaids had dark hair and varying skin tones. Everyone looked incredible. Thank you for making us look so fantastic on our wedding day Priscylla! P.S. Priscylla was incredibly responsive and ALWAYS treated me kindly. I highly recommend her!

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Makeup by RUBA
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Jannette V.
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Absolutely wonderful to work with! Another makeup artist cancelled on me just hours before and ruba was quick to respond to me with 2 available times she could squeeze us in! She was so wonderful and helpful my daughter looked gorgeous!! Thank you so much for being so professional and just downright awesomeness Her work was awesome! And always responded back super fast. Thank you 😊!!!!!!

Squad Goals Beauty
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jerrika M.
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I have to say traveling from Michigan to California to get married was scary. But what was even more scary for me was not being able to find the perfect makeup artist for my special day. I'm so very happy to have found you. You did exactly what I wanted without having to ask. You are very polite and professional and I would recommend you to everyone. Thank you again :)

Goddess Makeup
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
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I don't know much about makeup and always struggle with what foundation works best with my skin. Vanessa knew what colors to apply and the right amount of foundation. She's brilliant at knowing the right shades for skin tone. I should have gone to her years ago. Her recommendation really made a difference in my daily life and confidence. In the past I've always been frustrated with makeup artists who didn't listen to me. Vanessa takes her time with you there's no rush which is a breathe of fresh air. She's so kind and listens.

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L.A Glamm
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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BE AMAZING G.
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Adriana is an OUTSTANDING makeup artist! I have used her for several events and I could not be happier. She is punctual, professional and passionate about her craft. I would definitely recommend her and will be using her services in the future! Thank you Adriana for being so AMAZING! XO

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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Zorahayda was great to work with - she was super responsive to all my emails and questions throughout the planning process. She was very flexible in terms of timing for the day-of. She did my bridal hair & makeup, as well as 3 bridesmaids and mother of the bride. She was SO wonderful to work with. At my trial she took the time to understand what I liked and didn't like, then based on inspiration was able to create a style that was perfect! I got so many amazing compliments on my hair on the day-of and it was all due to her! I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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Loved having Rodolfo do my makeup. He also accommodated a last minute request to do my mom's makeup.

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Hienny
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Devone F.
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It was fast and easy. Very helpful because I live in CT and need a makeup artist in Cali.

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel R.
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Samantha is an exceptional makeup artist who I've hired several times and will do so again in the future. I am a commercial producer and I've hired Samantha for shoots for eBay, Levis and others. Her work is top notch. She is always on time, hard working and delivers the look we are going for. She is a genuine and warm person who loves what she does and gets along with everyone. She has a great knack for connecting with her subjects on a personal level and if you've worked with her once, you'll want to do so again.

Beauty by MissO
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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Su h a talented makeup artist!! My niece had a photo shoot and wanted a certain look. We sent MissO the look and she nailed it! The photographer complimented her makeup throughout the shoot. It never ran or has to be rouched up. We were extremely pleased.

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Silvia R.
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Lorena is hands down amazing. Her work is breath taking and she makes you feel so beautiful for any occasion. Lorena has done my makeup on several occasions and I’ve always gotten compliments for every look. Since the first time she did my makeup I knew I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my makeup. She is so profesional and makes you feel so comfortable while getting your makeup done which is super important to me. Lorena is the only makeup artist I will ever recommend to anyone.

Makeup By Vera Orellana
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
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Vera has done my makeup for a few special events including my wedding day. I love going to her! She helps me choose the right look that compliments my eyes and style, she comes fully equipped with lighting and chair, and makes me feel comfortable every time. I’ve referred her to 2 of my friends and they also agree that Vera is the Best!! So professional, sweet, and always does a great job!

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