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Yucca Valley Freelance Makeup Artists

Browse these freelance makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Yucca Valley.

Top Pro
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
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I needed a make up artist and hair stylist last December 23, 2016 for a family photo shoot and found Careli. I'm glad I did, she's great! I love my hair and makeup and it came out really nice on the photos. She took her time and listened to what I wanted. Careli is a new make up artist and definitely will be successful in the industry. She's also responsive on my text and emails so communication was not a problem. The only negative comment I have was that she was half an hour late to my appointment. Apparently, she could not find the La Quinta Resort & Club which is a big surprise as she is from the area. I would have given her a 5-star if she was on time. Anyhow, will definitely hire her again if I'm in the PS area.

Key Beauty
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daisy D.
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Vicky is one of the best hair and makeup artist out their. She has done both my hair and make-up for different occasions. I am always pleased with the end results. She's professional, personable, & reasonable. I'm so glad to have been made up by her many times before. I highly recommend her to all my friends & families.

from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Memory C.
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Best hair experience in the Valley! The artist really works with you and creates beautifully healthy and stylish hair. I had my hair permed and lightened by Magdalena and it looks wonderful. She also did an updo for a wedding and I was taken away with how beautiful my hair came out. She really gets to know the client and brings out beautiful styles that suit each individual. Highly recommend. You’ll love her!

Selene Rodriguez Artistry
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
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Honestly the best experience I've ever had. I've had my makeup done before by an artist and she wouldn't listen to anything I said. I said I wanted to have my makeup done a certain way and she completely did the opposite. Selene listens to what you want and lets you know a better way of getting what you want that goes well with your complexion so you leave looking amazing and happy. I love how she takes the time to think of what she is going to do instead of just getting on and out. She is absolutely astounding!

Boss Babe Mua
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jr D.
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She did the makeup of me and girls, we were in a bind because our last make up artist canceled but I cant thank her enough for her canceling on us getting boss babe.

Beauty Marked by B&C
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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Although I had to cancel the appointment due to a medical emergency, Brittney and Candice could not have been more understanding and kind about the situation. They are quick to respond to any questions or requests you may have and are very professional. Even though I didn't get a chance to use them this time I would definitely hire them again in the future.

Brenda Direen Makeup Artist
from 2 reviews
    Melanie B.
    Verified review

    Brenda is the consummate professional who arrived onetime and prepared. She had also given me instructions beforehand so I knew to have a clean face with moisturizer only. She did 2 makeup looks on me - one natural and one more dramatic - and I loved them both. I highly recommend Brenda for you make up needs especially if your a woman of some maturity. :)



    I do wedding makeup and special events. I want to make my guest feel and look like royalty when I'm done. The more compliments my guest gets the happier I am. My goal is to make sure my guest feels beautiful!

    • 14 years in business

    I listen to my clients and I will change whatever they are not happy with.

    • 4 years in business

    I'm an expert at color foundation matching and time management.


    I am a lifestyle and portrait photographer and makeup artist, helping fabulous women look even more fabulous!


    I can provide hair color, highlights, ombre, eyelash extensions, hair extensions, updos, and makeup. I also offer quinceañera and wedding packages and sell beauty products.


    I'm a makeup artist who is skilled, and knows what I am doing, so if you need your makeup done for an event then I'm your girl.


    I am a freelance hair and makeup artist. I am perfect for dances, events and weddings! I am a fully licensed cosmetologist.


    I am located in the Palm Desert. I've gone anywhere, from weddings to haunted houses. I am a self-taught makeup artist who has been doing it for about two years or so.

    • 9 years in business

    If you're looking for a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist, then stop your search because I'm your gal to looking fabulous and beautiful on your special day! I am dedicated to your needs and ideas. I have five years of experience. I am hardworking and always ready when needed for weddings, date nights, proms or birthday parties. I take time to cater to my clients' needs and make their experience the best and the easiest they can get. My skills rage from day-to-day makeup to high-end runway. I do tattoo cover-ups and face contouring for still photos. I price my services with my clients, so I can create a budget and make it affordable with payment arrangements. I am very accessible to my clients with trials. I am mobile: I can go from Palm Springs to Los Angeles.


    I travel to my clients when they can't make it to the salon and because of that my prices are lower.


    I offer professional makeup artistry for weddings, proms, photo shoots and television. I'll travel to wherever you are.

    • 4 years in business

    I am certified in Make-up training meaning I won't apply bright colors and leave you feeling unpleasant or unsatisfied. When you sit in my chair I will assure you, you will not regret it ;)))


    We provide services to the following: * Weddings * Print * TV * Film * Post-Surgical Cover * Private Makeup Instruction I have been practicing as a makeup artist for 9 years. 4 years of which I worked at M.A.C Cosmetics. I consider myself well-rounded and comfortable approaching any makeup opportunity!

    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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