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Make Up By Sana
from 86 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen M.
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Sana does incredible makeup work. She is truly an artist! She did my makeup for my boudoir shoot and my wedding. I don't usually wear makeup so I didn't want to look like another person in wearing makeup for these occasions. I wanted a very natural, but romantic look, and she achieved this so well! Everything looked amazing!

Fanciful Faces
from 68 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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Eydie was absolutely the best! We couldn't have done this without her and we were asked ALL day who did our makeup. Awesome!!!!! Can't wait to hire her again!

Makeup by Jamie Brown
from 58 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren F.
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Excellent makeup artist!! I felt like a queen on my wedding day :) Jamie was great to work with - despite me having emotional moments! Highly recommended

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roxanne C.
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Robin went above and beyond all expectations! She was our makeup artist for my wedding and I felt so gorgeous my entire wedding day thanks to her! She was a pleasure to work with! I will use her again and recommend her every time a makeup artist is needed!

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Simple Beauty Makeup
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly H.
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Stephanie was a pleasure to work with and did an outstanding job ensuring the Bride-to-be looked beautiful on her wedding day. I will be recommending Stephanie to friends and family when they need a makeup artist for a special occasion.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine S.
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Jessica is an outstanding hair and makeup artist. She is especially great with blonde color!! She has done my hair and make up for many special occasions such as my bachelorette party!! I have always been more than satisfied with her work and would highly recomend her services!!

Turrentine Entertainment
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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I loved Carrie My makeup was awesome, received many compliments Will use her again

Eternal Beauty
from 20 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Martha Y.
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Christina did an outstanding job as a makeup artist for my daughter, her bride's maids, the mother-of-the-groom and mother-of-the-bride. She was friendly and professional. Christina asked a lot of questions to ensure she was meeting each individual's desires. I highly recommend Christina as a makeup artist, whatever your event.

Makeup by Alyssa
from 20 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Trish W.
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Alyssa did my bridesmaid and my makeup for my wedding. I tried three other makeup artists before I met her. She is amazing! I highly recommend her!

Beautiful Outlook
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tina D.
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Melissa is the most exceptional makeup artist. She really cares about how you look, and you might think she would keep her knowledge to herself, but no...she wants to make sure you know how to look beautiful every day. Thank you Melissa for your expertise and giving me tips on how to look prettier.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl R.
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Stephanie is not only a talented makeup artist, but she is a very fine person. She knew how to relate to each guest in a meaningful way and listened to the specific requests that were made. I would use her services again and couldn't recommend her more highly.

Kelli King Professionals
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie C.
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I found Kelli on Thumbtack when searching for a makeup artist for my wedding. After our first makeup trial she had suggested a schedule leading up to my wedding with a series of chemical peels and dermaplaneing so my face was in tip top shape for my big day. I'm so happy I did!! Knowing my skin was on a routine to lead up to my big day was a huge stress relief. On my wedding day Not only my makeup but my whole bridal party's makeup was fabulous. Thank you a million Kelli💕💗💕

HD Hair and Makeup
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly C.
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Heather might have magic powers. She has taught me practical hair and makeup styles I can use every day, and she has also transformed me into a super Va-va-voom vixen. I learn something from her every time, and always leave feeling beautiful and confident.

Carly Day Makeup
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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Carley is one of the most personable, warm and friendly makeup artists I have ever met! Most of all she makes you feel comfortable and allows you to be yourself and not somone you don't recognize in makeup! She instantly feels like your childhood friend that knows you inside and out!

Makeup By Liana
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anara B.
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Liana is a great makeup artist. She knows how to do makeup for everyone's individual needs. She makes you feel so beautiful. On top of that she's so great and so sweet! I will definitely be coming back to her! Thank you 😋

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Diana V.
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This is the best makeup artist that I have ever encountered. She was professional, sweet, kind, prepared for any makeup or hair emergencies (even if she didn't do hair that day). My makeup looked incredible on this special day! She is now my #1 go to makeup person!!!

Stephanie Holmlund
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ember B.
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I first met Stephanie for a styled shoot. I wasn't sure how getting my makeup done by a stranger was going to be but she was phenomenal. Her work was not only beautiful but she was an absolute joy to work with. She believes in showing a woman's true beauty and that's exactly what she did. I didn't feel like I was wearing a mask or like I had a pound of makeup on. I felt very natural but with a little extra shimmer. I loved her work so much so that I hired her for my own special wedding day. She was my makeup artist for the day along with many of my bridesmaids. We not only loved our makeup but we enjoyed the time we spent with her. Thanks, Stephanie!

XXHEART Make-up Art
from 6 reviews
    Kate A.
    Verified review

    Abella has done my makeup and my friends makeup on several occasions. She always listened to what I had to say, and always made me feel fantastic. She has an incredible talent of really highlighting a woman's best features and making her stand out. She is the best.

    Jamie Williamson
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Diane L.
    Verified review

    Jamie is my daughter in law and is truly the best makeup artist you will find. Though you might think that this is a biased statement, you would be wrong. Just take a look at her work and you will agree!

    LS Makeup Creations
    from 4 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Makenna M.
    Verified review

    Lindsay was super friendly and made our expirence very fun! We had her do our make up for prom, and it turned out stunning, I was getting compliments all night. She was very professional and very flexible to our schedule, and I would totally have her to do my makeup for any special event!

    from 4 reviews
      Jessica M.
      Verified review

      This girl is just amazing!!! Everyone go book her for all your makeup needs! She's the real deal! I will definitely be coming back to you girl! Thanks for making my special day even better!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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 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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