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Whittier Prom Makeup Artists

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harmin G.
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Annaliza did my daughter's hair and makeup for her Junior Prom. She was great, did exactly what my daughter wants. Traffic made her a little late and we have to rush towards the end, but other than she was great.

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!!!

Glamourage
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Katie C.
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Absolutely loved Pryscilla!! She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. Everyone thought I looked stunning, which couldn't have happened without her. She was also extremely helpful, even at the wedding during our photo shoot! She made sure I was satisfied with everything and made any adjustments I wanted with no problem. Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thanks Pryscilla!! 😁

Beauty by Mary S
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Chesley P.
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Mary is such a nice person! She really knows how to make her clients feel special and beautiful. I was quite amazed when she did my makeup for prom -- she has a true talent. Thank you so much for making my day so special Mary!

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Makeup by RUBA
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 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 😊!!!!!!

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Infinite Beauty LA
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle H.
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Alyssa did a phenomenal job on both hair and makeup! She took the time to ensure the look I wanted was what she delivered.. I was shocked at how great she made me look for the wedding I'm attending! I would definitely recommend her for any event makeup and hair from the wedding to the red carpet! The convenience and value of her services far exceeded my expectations

Perfectly Radiant
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney D.
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She did my prom hair and makeup, and it came out so good! She was very friendly, easy going, easy to work with. Also she does everything to your preference which was really really nice. I am definitely going to go back to her again. She is very much on the professional level for both hair and makeup.

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Hienny
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley D.
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You made my wedding day extra special with make up and hair! You're an outstanding makeup artist and I would recommend you to everyone!! I plan to use Hienny again for another special occasion.

Rodolfo Nimis Makeup Artist
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Janine B.
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Rodolfo did my daughter's and my makeup for her 8th grade culmination ceremony. He was warm, knowledgeable and very talented! We won't hesitate to use him again!

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy M.
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Samantha did my hair and makeup for my wedding and did a fabulous job. She understood exactly what I wanted done and carried it out without a flaw, which was truly important on my special day. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends!!

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 21 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.

Makeup By Karina
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brionna O.
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Karina did my makeup for prom and I loved it! Usually you're scared about the artist doing a good job,but I had already seen her work beforehand. I had no doubt in my mind that her work was going to look great. On a scale of 1-10,she's a certified 20

  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Holly M.
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Candy did prom makeup for my teenage daughter and it was amazing! My daughter was incredibly beautiful for her special night! Not only that, but Candy really listened to what she wanted and worked hard to give my daughter an amazing experience. Thank you Candy!

FaceScape Artistry
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Mandie is a very skilled makeup artist. I've used her several times, and I would strongly recommend.

SlayedbyKim
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kaylani W.
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She was amazing. She did my hair and makeup for prom on April 1st and she did such an amazing job. She spent 3 hours working and making everything perfect, I am definitely going to her from now on. She was extremely polite and was easy to talk to and to get along with.

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Lesley loves Lipstick
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I needed a last minute hair and makeup artist for our company event and I was so happy I found Lesley! Not knowing exactly how I wanted to look, she took the lead and created her work of art. She did an absolutely flawless job! She worked with my skin type, and easily blended the perfect color of foundation for my skin tone. She's super cool with a calming presence. I've received a lot of compliments about my look the entire night. I'd definitely recommend her!

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Raina G makeup artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Ally R.
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Raina was very professional and time-efficient. I was able to show her a picture of what I wanted and she was able to recreate it perfectly, and even put extra glitter/shimmer when I asked for it. I really appreciated the time she took to make sure everything was perfect. She did my prom makeup and I loved the way it came out. My makeup lasted all night. Very friendly and helpful. 10/10

GlambyVeronica
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey N.
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Veronica did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my engagement shoot. She was very good about asking exactly what I wanted and also gave helpful recommendations to give me the perfect look. She knows her stuff! I got lots of complements on my hair and makeup. I loved her work so much I hired her for the wedding! Thank you again Veronica!

Gabbie J MUA
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia A.
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she was really nice and friendly and did my makeup for prom! i really loved the outcome.

Beauty by Momo
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Safoorah S.
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My daughter loves Monica very much. She’s talented and very easy to work with. She knows exactly what to do for every occasion. Her work is amazing. My daughter has had her do work for several pageant shoots, a pageant and for prom. I would definitely recommend her because she is a true artist!

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.

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