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Santa Monica Special Effects Makeup Artists

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  • 32 years in business
  • 200 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 95 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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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Beauty by Blythe
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Glamourage
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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 Julie Hirji
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 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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Beauty by Mary S
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 51 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!

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 37 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.

Goddess Makeup
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 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.

Perfectly Radiant
4.4
from 30 reviews
  • 41 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!

Julia Makeup Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia F.
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Julia did my makeup for my wedding . She did an amazing job. From the first time I met her, to the final touch-ups before the reception, I felt like I was hanging out with a friend who just happened to do AMAZING makeup! She also did the makeup for my 3 bridesmaids, mom, and mother in law. Everyone was so happy and thrilled with how their makeup lasted throughout the whole day and night. I would recommend her to anyone for any occasion where you want to look perfect, especially your wedding day.

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Hienny
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 35 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.

  • 25 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.

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SlayedbyKim
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ellie G.
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Absolutely loved my makeup and hair. I had no idea what to do with my makeup and hair, left it up to Kim and I absolutely loved her work. She is so professional and super sweet. Thank you Kim for making me feel beautiful.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melanie D.
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I'm glad I hired Mindi to do the hair and makeup for my bridal party and I!

Lip Glam Artistry, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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Nancy and her team were amazing! Highly recommend for your wedding to use Nancy. The girls and me looked great and we had so many compliments on our hair and makeup. They were early and organized and made our day very special!

Makeup By Karina
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mariam B.
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Karina is the most talented makeup artist I have ever met. She is so sweet ❤️❤️

Elite Makeover
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Katie P.
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Luz showed up on time, so professional, friendly and amazing! She did my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot and I looked so beautiful! I had a vision of what my shoot would look like and she knew exactly what to do! She came in listened and went to work. She is wonderful and I'll hire her again in a heartbeat!

Maria Barrios Makeup Artist
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle A.
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I met with Maria to have my trial makeup done for my upcoming wedding. Maria was very friendly, welcoming, and made me feel comfortable. After she was done with my makeup, the end result was beautiful! I ended up booking her that day for my wedding! II would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have their makeup done for any special events :)

Glamour by Sylver
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Reyna G.
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Sylver has been my hair and makeup artist for some years now! She has done so many of my special events and I loveeeee my makeup in my pictures! I was worried I would flash back or look white in pics, but nope! Now all my family, friends, and in laws hire her! Very dependable 🙏🏻💕✨

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