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Denver Prom Makeup Artists

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Make Up By Sana
from 87 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Jenah T.
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I lOVED my makeup experience with Sana! She really focused on my makeup for prom, and what I wanted done! I couldn't of asked for better !!!

Makeup by Jamie Brown
from 61 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Wow! Jamie is incredible! I hired her for my wedding. She did my makeup, the makeup for the bridal party, and my mom. She did an amazing job figuring out what everyone wanted and made sure we looked perfect! She is so sweet, responsive, and professional. I felt like a princess! We can't thank her enough for helping to make our day perfect!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elise T.
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Super nice, nailed the exact look i wanted for prom. Makeup was lovely and styled my hair into something I absolutely adored. Would recommend her to anyone that has a big occasion coming up and needs hair and makeup done :)

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Simple Beauty Makeup
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
from 23 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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Christina did my makeup for prom and words do not describe how phenomenal this women is at her job. She came to my house and was right on time. She had more than enough makeup, literally every last thing you could think of, she had, in every shade. She was sweet; very easy to make conversation with. She was clean and sanitary about everything. She has had so much experience with makeup, from photo shoots to a movie! I have never felt so beautiful in my life before. When I looked in the mirror, I instantly smiled. I have gotten my make up done many times before by other professionals and sephora but no one compares to Christina. The pictures on her profile don't do her work justice. I highly recommend her.

Beautiful Outlook
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha W.
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Melissa came to my houseto do my makeup for prom. She’s so easy to be around and super nice. She asked me what I wanted and then told me her ideas. She wasn’t heavy handed so my make up looked great and I still looked like me!

Kelli King Professionals
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 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💕💗💕

Katie Be.
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
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina S.
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Heather took to the time to make sure my daughter absolutely loved her hair and makeup for prom. She looked stunning!!! Thank you Heather!!!

Adrianna Leal
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mallika J.
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I hired Adrianna to do hair and makeup for myself and all of my bridesmaids. It was great working with her and I would definitely recommend her to others! I don't wear a lot of makeup, so I was initially uncertain about hiring a hair and makeup artist. Adrianna helped me create the perfect look that was natural enough that I still felt like myself, but fancy enough for my wedding day. She also did a great job with my hair! I got tons of compliments. I was also really impressed that she managed to do hair and makeup for myself and all of my bridesmaids without an assistant. I think she may have even finished a little bit ahead of schedule, so we had some time to relax before photos. Thank you so much to Adrianna for helping my wedding day run smoothly!

  • 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!!!

SusieQ Designs
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa O.
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Susie did a fantastic job for a audition I did! I felt beautiful, makeup stayed in place with my workout sweat and to top it off a little girl called me wonder woman. I'll for sure use her for any future occasions.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jess S.
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She is so good at what she does. She is so versatile. I would get both wedding and Halloween makeup from her!

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe T.
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I flew to Denver from Dallas to shoot a music video and needed to find a hair and makeup artist to help me get ready super early in the morning. Morgan was everything I could have hoped for and more! In addition to being incredibly sweet and kind, she went above and beyond accommodating all of my needs in terms of time, location, and my own pickiness about my hair! I couldn't believe how amazing both my hair and makeup looked, and they lasted through a 7am to 5pm shoot! When I'm back in town I will definitely be working with her again! Thank you!!

  • 3 years in business
Terri D.
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Heather is a patient and creative makeup artist. She walked me through every step so I could attempt to duplicate the application at home. Heather listened to my request for covering my red spots, and she made my skin look flawless! Her products are top notch and long lasting. The studio Heather has is comfortable and calming. I would recommend Heather to anyone looking for a professional makeup artist. She is amazing!

Prophetics Cosmetics
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley E.
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I have worked with Audra Hughes at The Bug Theatre and at The Bluebird Theatre, former for a play, the latter for dancer's theatrical makeup for rock band Seraphim Shock. She is professional, creative, and very easy to work with. She takes enough time to get things right, is very thorough, but makes sure to get things done very quickly so no one falls behind schedule.


I am a hairstylist and makeup artist. I am an expert in both hair and makeup for any special occasion.


I am a certified master makeup artist. I love making people feel gorgeous for their special event. I am willing to travel up to 25 miles for free. Any further is subject to a travel charge.


I not only work on weddings but I also work in the salon and TV/film, commericlas, photoshoots, and fashion shows. and have worked on celebrities such as Marley Shelton, Christan Kane, Ernie Hudson, Ryan mcpartlin and more. I have the trainning and skill and know how important someones wedding day is and go above and beyonde to make every experience a great one and fun one! for any client of mine.

  • 6 years in business

I do makeup for a lot of weddings in Colorado and have my regular clients as well. Mostly Bobbi Brown makeup and techniques are used.


Denver based makeup artist Danica Jardien's distinct ability is creating flawless and distinguished looks through a finely tuned arts perspective. Her body of work radiates a love and passion of art, color and texture which explains her outstanding success as a makeup artist. Danica received professional training with some of the innovators in the fashion and beauty industry, which includes Lancôme, Shiseido, MAC and Chanel. Danica's philosophy to makeup: “Makeup is art and an individual expression, so I don’t believe that there is a right or wrong to makeup; just creativity.” Danica’s diverse background and experience creates a unique style accredited only to her and her artistic talent. She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity or character portrayal. Danica's approach to makeup: “All beauty is a form of art to me, whether it is beauty from nature or from within. I take that inspiration and create a look that is suitable for that individual.” Danica has has worked with some of the most recognizable faces and talents, from Barack Obama, Tyra Banks (while at MAC Cosmetics), Big Boi of Outkast, Tatyana Ali, and Carmelo Anthony, to name a few.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.
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