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Make Up By Sana
4.7
from 87 reviews
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny N.
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Absolutely amazing makeup artist. Professional results at a fantastic price!! Thank you so much

Makeup by Jamie Brown
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Joleen S.
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Jamie is quite a talented makeup artist, she has the ability to use makeup to bring out natural features in each individual. Her application is up to date with today's trends and fashions. Jamie makes you feel and look beautiful!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher N.
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Robin was a fantastic hair and makeup artist to work with. I'm a photographer based in the Chicago/Milwaukee area and had a large shoot in Denver that I had to pull together on short notice. Robin responded to my request quickly with a clear quote and great examples of her work. I was confident from the start that she was the right choice for our project. Robin's communication was perfect, she was punctual, and her work with our models (different ages, skin tones and genders) was all spot on. Highest recommendation for this professional and talented makeup artist.

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Simple Beauty Makeup
5.0
from 34 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.

Eternal Beauty
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 45 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.

Beautiful Outlook
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina R.
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I am a professional hairstylist specializing in special occasion hair and wedding hair styling. Melissa McNamara is the only makeup artist that I refer to my clients.

  • 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
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Kelli did my makeup for professional business cards and I was extremely happy the result. Kelli did exactly what I wanted and is super nice and professional!

Katie Be.
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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Katie Be is awesome! She's a great teacher, and fantastic makeup artist!

HD Hair and Makeup
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 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.

Jessica Bystricky Beauty
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley K.
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Jessica is super nice and an amazing makeup artist! I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She is easy to talk to and does a great job!!

Carly Day Makeup
5.0
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!

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Be Love Cosmetics
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sovereign M.
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Be Love Cosmetics has done hair and makeup for several of our film productions. We’ve always been very impressed with Stephie’s professionalism and excellent work. We highly recommend them. --Sovereign Media

Makeup by Joseline
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria P.
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Joseline was great! Joselin did a wonderful job on my makeup! She is a gem!

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kari K.
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I would highly recommend Cassandra for any occasion where you want to look and feel like the best version of yourself. She is punctual, professional and versatile. She did my makeup for a photoshoot, and I have never looked so good! These are pictures I will treasure forever, largely because my makeup is on point!

Layda E Makeup Artist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angel A.
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Amazing job! Layda was amazingly great! I used her for engagement photos and my wedding and I have gotten so many compliments from pictures and in person. She knows what she is doing and she's lovely to be around too. Fun to work with and very comfortable to work with. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a makeup artist. I will be back again and again. Thanks so much again!

Paige Kayla Hair & Makeup
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy R.
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Quick to respond, very competitive, honest, and professional. Can not wait to work with Paige Kayla Hair & Makeup!!

Devine Designs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mindy G.
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Devin was professional, reasonably priced, punctual and did a great job. She arrived on site for makeup for myself (bridal) and 3 bridesmaids. Each of us have much different hair and skin tone, and she made us all look beautiful! She was also laid back and easy to have around. Highly recommend!!

Makeup by Kaylee

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I am a Colorado based freelance makeup artist. My career began in middle school where I had an interest in all types of makeup. Since then, I've been working on expanding my portfolio and capturing everyone's beauty. My passion is also in special FX makeup. During the month of October every year, I work at two haunted houses.

    About

    Let's talk makeup! Professional makeup artist Jett Middleton works her makeup magic in the Denver and Boulder area of Colorado. Jett specializes in providing professional makeup services for movie sets and films, music videos, photography models, print advertising and weddings.

    Samantha Koch Beauty

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a licensed and experienced cosmetologist who specializes in special-occasion hairstyling and makeup application, particularly weddings. I have developed my skills and training in bridal work and absolutely love what I do! I can create any look, whether your style is natural or bold, simple or glamorous and will enhance your best features, so that your entire look will dazzle in each photo!

      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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