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Saratoga Makeup Artists

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  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Merin M.
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Among st all of the wedding planning, I think finding a trustworthy and flexible hair and makeup artist is one of the hardest and most important items to find! After all, their work is what will live in ALL of your photos, videos, and family and friends memories! I found Mayra through Thumbtack at Make it Happen! From the start, Mayra was awesome. Very prompt to respond to questions, gave advice on ideas, and super accommodating to the changing # of women needing services. Her and Lluvia (hair) graciously were able to fit in one of my bridesmaids who initially did not want services until the day of and also my mom. What a relief! The trial was also a blast. We got to experiment with different ideas and also get to know their style. They are both so friendly, fun to be around, educational, and professional. I think the most impressive thing about both Mayra and Lluvia is their attention to detail. Mayra truly makes a canvas out of your face and applies makeup so diligently and meticulously. She blends the perfect shades for your complexion and genuinely considers what you like and do not like. She is also very inquisitive about what you like and do not like so she clearly understands what and how to apply your vision. Often times you show hair and makeup artists a pic and they can rarely match it - in this case they both matched the elements of the pics I was after that best fit my look and style. Every single one of my guests was blown away at their work and many of my engaged friends are now asking for their services. I am so thrilled for our pics!! Thanks again Mayra!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather H.
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Chantelle was the makeup artist for my wedding November 22, 2015. She was prompt, professional, warm, and most of all - made me look better than I ever have before. Her techniques are unbelievable! From contouring, to the individual lashes, my wedding day makeup looked AMAZING! Somehow she made me look like myself, but more glamorous. I would highly recommend her for special occasions, or for any time you want your makeup professionally done by a consummate professional.

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly T.
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Rose was fantastic but the other makeup artist she brought along was bad.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Rajpreet C.
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Anne was fantastic. I've worked with almost a dozen makeup artists and she was most definitely the best. I showed her a picture of how I'd like my makeup and she did a phenomenal job so quickly. The makeup lasted all throughout the day and night and I received so many compliments. I will certainly be requesting her service again. If I could choose one word to describe her work- FLAWLESS!

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Sabrina B.
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Rave ! Liv London is a gem. Loved her so much that I used her 2 days in a row and I had no intention before of doing a second session....Shes an intuitive & talented makeup artist, perfectionist in the best sense of the word, generous and timely. The value add is she's so much FUN !! LA / NYC Talent in Silicon Valley...

Clean Beauty On Demand
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha L.
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Seriously Cassandra is one of the most experienced and best makeup artists I've ever worked with!!! I cannot say enough great things! I've worked with her a few times. She can do any look you want!

Thumbtack Customer
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Yvonne is an amazingly talented hair stylist & make up artist! She's also very nice and patient :). I booked Yvonne for wedding hair and makeup. She is super responsive over chat - she answered all my questions very quickly. I had my trial run yesterday and it went way better than I'd dreamed of. I don't usually put on makeup, but Yvonne was patient with me while I described what I wanted. I showed her some pinterest pictures, and she created a hairstyle I loved immediately. She also fixed my eyebrows and covered up my skin problems flawlessly with her makeup! She was also very patient with me when I told her my makeup preferences. Thank you Yvonne! I'm very excited to work with you again on my wedding day! :)

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila G.
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Susan is an outstanding Makeup artists , she listens to you and then does her magic . She is so passionate and constantly going to classes and learning new tricks . She is my go to makeup artists .

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Angelie H.
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Farrah was amazing to work with, I hired her to provide hair styling on a photoshoot and Farrah was a joy to have around. As a makeup artist in the community, I can vouch that Farrah is trustworthy, cares about the clients needs and is extremely professional. The hair styling was beautiful, and the guest was blown away with Farrah's talent. Would work with her again.

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Makeup By Amy S
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Katelyn M.
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Amy is absolutely incredible!! Not only is her work amazing, she makes you feel so comfortable and really cares about her clients. She is very flexible and easy to work with. Living in Denver, I only had a short amount of time that I would be in California for the wedding, and she worked with my schedule to make sure I got a trial before the day of my wedding. On the day of the wedding, she was on time and she made sure she had plenty of time to get everyone's makeup done so we were ready on time! On top of that, she was very reasonably priced and worked within my budget. She also found me a hair stylist that fit in my budget as well! All of my bridesmaids, my mom, and myself loved our makeup and it lasted all night. Her makeup is beautiful and I got so many compliments on it. I would definitely recommend hiring Amy as she is definitely one of the best makeup artists I have ever hired!

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Nena J.
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I am in love with Jasmene's artwork! She is incredibly amazing when it comes to makeup! She is soo good! She's my to go to makeup artist whenever I need her! She's the best!

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Frankie A.
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Working with Stephanie was truly amazing. She was super friendly, accommodating, and really skilled in her art. She did my wedding make up for my myself, my maid of honor, my mom, and my sister, able to capture exactly what we wanted - glam and boho all at the same time. She also did really well with my mom's more natural makeup and my sisters more "junior bridesmaid" version. She also did our make up trial at our home, and made the entire experience dare I say fun and relaxing! I cannot recommend her enough! I all be for sure referring her to all my friends getting married or having special occasions. She also went above and beyond, staying for my ceremony so we can all have touch ups before the reception. Full service with a smile, lots of laughs, amazing work, and making everyone feel like their best selves - all for a great value! Everyone without a doubt loved their hair and makeup! Once I get back from my honeymoon, I will definitely have a make up lesson or two. I wasn't able to get great photos but she has some of our event on her instagram. You will not regret working with Stephanie!

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
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Adrianne is the best! She really is so sweet and really takes the time to understand what her client wants. When she did my makeup for my engagement shoot, we discussed thoroughly what I wanted and as she did my makeup, she would stop to ask if I wanted more or less. Her attention to detail and also to what I wanted was something that you cannot find in my makeup artists. I would definitely hire Adrianne again for any of my makeup needs! The final look was exactly what I wanted while still looking natural - Adrianne did exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, girl - you're the best!

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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An Amazing Makeup artist. I would definitely recommend her for important events. Loved her

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
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Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

Carina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe C.
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Loved Carina and her skills, I got exactly what I wanted a beautiful old Hollywood vintage style ! She is a local San Francisco makeup artist that has worked with many celebrities. So happy we chose her for our event. She was super attentive! Definitely recommend her!

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
ST T.
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Nina did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding day! She was very professional and punctual. I chose Nina for her prices, but the hair and makeup was probably just as good if not better than any other hair and makeup artist. Working with Nina felt like hanging out with a long-time friend. The only downside was the estimate on how long it would take for the hair and makeup. Nina estimated 1.5 hours, but it actually took closer to 3 hours, which set my schedule back a bit. I will just remember to keep that in mind the next time I book Nina for any future events and I will definitely be seeking Nina out the next time I need hair and makeup done! I will be recommending Nina to all my friends and relatives. Thank you, Nina, for making me beautiful on my special day!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie R.
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I could not be more pleased with Sam's work! She made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day. She did my makeup and hair - they both held up the whole day and I got so many compliments:) she was professional and a great person to have with me during the 1st part of my big day!

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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E. M.
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I was searching for a local makeup artist who uses natural beauty products, and could come to my home. Tessa fit the bill. She was both pleasant and professional. As a mature client, I was especially happy with her ability to make my under eye circles much less noticeable while not piling on a ton of makeup. I am learning how apply makeup, but think it it well worth the price to have an expert such as Tessa complete a look from time to time.

Marlise Styles
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 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
Ximena E.
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Laila was completely wonderful and I loved getting my makeup done! Really enjoyed the whole experience! Beautiful makeup.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for makeup artists in Saratoga

Need a Makeup Artist

Saratoga, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Niece's wedding )
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (Hair)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    5
  • Details
    Early afternoon timing
  • $215
    Average price

Need Hair and Makeup Artist

Saratoga, CA

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Hair and makeup services required
    Both hair and makeup
  • Additional hair and makeup services required
    Fake lashes: No, Airbrush: No, Hair extensions: No, Hair weave: No, Custom hair pieces: No, Tattoo Covering: No, Other: Unsure
  • Hair length at time of event
    Medium (around your shoulder)
  • Makeup style
    Not applicable: No, Natural and clean: Yes, Glamorous and bold: No, Romantic and soft: No, Gentle glow: No, Smokey eyes: Yes, Bold lips: No, As recommended by professional: Yes
  • Number of people needing hair styling
    5
  • Number of people needing makeup services
    2
  • Details
    At most 3 people need makeup. Wedding is on Sept 20th this month. Also hair and makeup can be done near 94080 area.
  • $276.25
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist on June 8, 2013

Elk Grove, CA

  • Number of people needing makeup
  • $113.75
    Average price
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