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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.
Reviews for Ruby Hill makeup artists
Tsega m.
One of the best makeup artists in town. She did amazing job and I loved my makeup.
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Daphne A.
Lovely experienced makeup artist. I will be contacting Liana going forward for all my make up needs! You won’t be disappointed with her work!
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Jessica C.
Kaylee is amazing! I was in desperate need of a makeup and hair artist after I was cancelled on a couple of hours before my engagement photos. Kaylee was very fast to respond, answered all my questions, and was so easy to work with. She was able to fit in hair and makeup in the short time that I had. Thank you!!!
Elayne Wong E.
She make my wedding looks sooooo beautiful ! I’m extremely satisfied the service of hairdo & make up from Tori💕💕 5 stars recommend her as your wedding makeup artist! I love it!!
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Hanna J.
Joseline was incredible! I had reached out to several makeup artists in the Denver area before an event and she was the first to respond with the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm. She was punctual, organized, and accommodated all my requests with the makeup and hair look I wanted to achieve. I was especially impressed with her talent in eyeshadow and eyebrow techniques. Will totally hire her again!!
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Aleesha J.
Let me start this review off by stating that "Tori is a gift from the heavens"!! After my original destination wedding plans were canceled (a month before my wedding date) due to COVID, I frantically planned a smaller wedding ceremony and reception out here in Denver and had zero clue on where to start with finding a makeup artist. After seeing Tori's work and amazing reviews on thumbtack I reached out to her and she was extremely responsive. Tori even helped me secure a fabulous hairstylist as well. Being an African American bride I was hesitant when it came to hiring a makeup artist without first doing a trail, but Tori surpassed my wildest expectations. She was attentive, professional, and captured exactly what I was looking for. No need to continue your search for a makeup artist because Tori is hands down the best!! (I am posting before and after photos for further proof)
Your Look by Tori LLCYour Look by Tori LLC
Lindsay K.
Hire this girl! Lindsay is amazing. She not only did my makeup perfectly but she also made my stepmom, mother in law and grandma look flawless. She was so helpful in every way. I wish she was the first makeup artist I interviewed she was amazing. Her products are professional and they don't feel heavy. She was very good at not only the makeup but answering any of my questions quickly. She was prepared and punctual. I loved this girl. Not only was her make up skills beyond perfect but she is wonderful to work with.
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Richard G.
Manet was a total pro from start to finish. Her communication, responsiveness, value for money and most importantly her work, was one of the best experiences we've had with a mobile hair & makeup artist. We will be using her again the next time we're back in Denver. Thanks, Manet!
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Thumbtack Customer
Brittany is such a sweet heart. She knew the trouble I went with before trying to find a makeup artist, and accommodated to my needs perfectly. She was very prompt in her time, and she communicated with everything. The application process was fast and quality work. I would recommend her to others!
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Sarah R.
Manet was amazing from the very beginning! She was quick in communication and very easy to schedule my trial and wedding makeup with. She was happy to come to me to complete my trial appointment. She was early and very professional! Manet made me feel extremely comfortable, and I knew I was in the best hands! The makeup she did for my wedding day was beyond my expectations! It was exactly what I pictured, and she made me feel so beautiful! My makeup didn't move for 12 hours! we did my makeup at 11am, and I ended my night at 11pm! It looked exactly the same! She was very detailed, and most of all she was such a fun and bubbly person! She even did my mom's eye makeup last minute, and made her feel so beautiful! Look no further, Manet is the perfect makeup artist for your special day!
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Melissa C.
Robin was kind, professional, friendly and is an incredibly talented makeup artist. I was extremely fortunate to have found her for 2 clients I had booked photos sessions for. With less than 24 hours notice, she was able to accommodate my requests without any issues. Will absolutely be working with Robin in the future.
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Kelly P.
Stephanie is an amazing artist. On my wedding day, She worked on me, the mother of the bride and 5 of my bridesmaids. We were all so pleased with our makeup and felt absolutely beautiful! Stephanie is funny, energetic and loves what she does which made the experience so wonderful for all of us! Look no further!
Simple Beauty MakeupSimple Beauty Makeup
Brianna A.
I cannot recommend high enough to hire Katie to be your wedding makeup artist. She was my best vendor - she was so relaxed and flexible in the weeks leading up to the wedding when I was all over the place. Katie did a wonderful job on my airbrush makeup, it looked glowy and flawless. It was exactly what I wanted. We also tested some other looks and she listened to all the tweaks I wanted. I loved having her; she is such an amazing and genuinely kind person to have around!
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Adriana P.
I am 50, and I was in Colorado for my first bachelor's graduation. I wanted to celebrate that day, so I needed a true artist to make me look astonishing in the photos. I found it! Tori was beyond my expectation. She is very professional and arrived on time (6 AM!) with an incredible top-quality hair and makeup kit containing the best and most expensive brands. But what impressed me most was her fantastic ability to use color pigments and products as she sculpted and painted my face beautifully. Her personality was also a treat. She was very calm and kind to me during the whole time, which set my memorable day in an excellent mood. Hundreds of compliments came in my way, in person and virtually on my Instagram and FB. From the comfortable eyelashes to the beautiful curly hair, my make and hair stood bright and shining from 7 AM to almost midnight. I spent one of the best days of my life feeling super beautiful. Without question was the best professional makeup I have ever had, and I lived in NYC for 15 years! The first photo below was taken when the commencement started at 10 AM. The second photo was taken almost 12 hours later, in The Red Rocky Mountains Anfitheather at 5:30 PM. I looked as fresh and beautiful as I was at 7 AM (nearly 12 hours later). Thank you, Tori. I wish I lived in Colorado, so I could always book your art. I hope you achieve all the success you can get in your career because you deserve it.
Your Look by Tori LLCYour Look by Tori LLC
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