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The Art of Ochanya
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Christiana M.
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Sarah's work is exceptional and flawless, which were the commentaries that resulted from my look at my brother's wedding. She is professional,timely and organized. Sarah has been doing my hair (weaves: sew-in and wigs, braids) and makeup for the past 3 years in regards to all major events in my life. I have recommended colleagues, family members,and friends to her just by the look of her final masterpiece, which speaks for itself. She is a wonderful and talented makeup artists, who is also personable, accommodating, and pleasant to be around.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria C.
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Tatiana is an awesome makeup & hair artist. On the day of my Wedding, she came on time and ready to work. She is very polite and listens to you with patience to give you the look that you want. She also gives you recommendations to make you look even better. I was very happy with the end result. I will definitely keep using Tatiana in the future. Thank you Tatiana!

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Glamour by Steph
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Leslie D.
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I was extremely pleased with Steph's work along with my bridesmaids and guests. The hair and makeup looked flawless and held up very well. Steph replicated my hair and makeup from my trial but somehow actually made it look even better on my wedding day. Steph is not only a great hairstylist and makeup artist, but a kind person. Definitely will recommend her to my family and friends in addition to any future occasions I will attend.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian B.
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I am pleased to recommend Remi Odunsi as an outstanding Hair and Makeup Artist. Remi is responsive, articulate, and meticulous; not only that, she brings fun energy to the table which makes her an overall pleasure to work with – a consummate pro that will make you look fantastic.

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danymakeup
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha B.
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Dany was amazing. I was super nervous about the quality of the makeup during 90 plus degree weather at my our door shower. At 1 am my makeup was still flawless and had many compliments during my party. I will be using her services in the future :)

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Makeup by Clarissa
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine L.
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I truly had an awesome experience with my makeup artist. She was on time, friendly and patient with me even though I was under a lot of stress for my wedding. When I didn't know the style of makeup I wanted, she told me to relax and that I was going to be a beautiful bride. I trusted her and believe me, she did an awesome job. The details of the makeup was immaculate. My makeup stayed perfect all day and had no worries. She made me look and feel so gorgeous as well as my bridesmaids and maid of honor on my special day. For that I am truly grateful that I chose her as my makeup artist. She is extremely talented and I highly recommend her.

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100% Cashmeir
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Ayanna C.
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Having Cashmeir as your makeup artist is not just a service, it is an experience. Personable, creative, meticulous and a master she takes makeup artistry to a different level. She has the ability of accenting beauty without taking away from the natural beauty of her client. She made me feel and look like a queen. Truly an unforgettable experience.

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TAC Cosmetics
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate K.
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Great makeup artist. Will use again!

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BeautyCall Glam
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Sky P.
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Mahira is a phenomenal makeup artist. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is seeking a professional for any occasion. She will take all the time needed to make you look perfect, I left out of her studio feeling the most confident I have ever been in my life. I felt like a walking Goddess. And because she uses high quality makeup... I was able to be a Goddess for the entire night; I even went to sleep and woke up without a smudge!!! I would definitely use her services again."

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Simply Mylissa
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanye N.
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Melissa was great. She contacted me within 5 minutes of me looking for a makeup artist. She was extremely flexible. I had to change my appointment 3 different times and she was always accommodating. I would definitely recommend her.

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Makeup Artist/Esthetician
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Marie R.
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Susan responded to my request for a makeup artist after the person who was supposed to do my makeup for my son's wedding cancelled 3 days before the date. We spoke on the phone, and I told her I wanted to look natural, not "made up". She knew exactly what i meant. Susan arrived early for our appt..and was thorough in explaining how she was going to apply the makeup. She asked me questions to make sure that she understood the look that I was expecting her to achieve. She is very easy to work with, very friendly, yet professional. She was concerned that I was happy with the eye makeup, had me check it, and adjusted anything that I wanted as we went along. I was concerned that my makeup would last for this entire "special" day, even if it wasn't airbrushed. Susan assured me it would, and she was right! My makeup looked fabulous. My husband and son said it looked a "thousand times better" than the trial makeup I had done with the other makeup artist. I got many compliments all day long. I was so pleased that Susan was the "artist" who did my makeup. I highly recommend her for her artistry, her professionalism and friendly personality.

Amna
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Marriyah F.
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She is one of the most amazing makeup artists that I have met and she only does this on the side. Amna is extremely responsive and gives the bride advice so that she looks her best vs. just doing what the bride thinks looks good in a picture. We hired her for my friends wedding ceremony and we were so grateful that we found her. I reccommend her to everyone I know. Just look at her pics, they say it all! She also has great prices for her services and advises on how to take care of your skin for the perfect makeup application for your specific skin type. I highly recommend!! Thank you Amna!!

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Lugo Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Kaleigh O.
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Candace is one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever worked with! She was able to create any look I was going for and is super talented. The makeup lasted for the entire day without needing to be touched up and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined! I would highly recommend her!

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Beauty Design by Sharon
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan F.
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Sharon was the makeup artist for my daughter's wedding and entire bridal party (9 of us) on 5/6/17. She is an incredible professional makeup artist and a perfectionist. Everyone looked stunning! Sharon puts 150% of herself into her work. As the mother of the bride,I had a makeup trial with Sharon and she worked with me, to find the makeup colors amd products that looked best on me, with my skin, hair color amd gown. She took the time to answer every singe email and we exchanged quite a few, my doing.) She knew EXACTLY what I needed to look my best. No one in the wedding pasty looked overdone, but we all looked perfect in our pictures and up close. My daughter (the bride), looked absolutely stunning. Sharon knew just how much makeup she needed to look even more beautiful in photos, yet not fake or overdone, up close. So don't think twice about hiring Sharon. She is incredible at what she does, she's prompt, reliable, and can accomplish magic with makeup. You get more than your money's worth. By the way, she is fun and wonderful to have around on a wedding day. Hire her!!!

MakeMeUpJazz
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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Jazzmene conducted a wedding consultation for me and unlike other makeup artists I’ve worked with, she actually listened to what I wanted and delivered! I don’t wear makeup too often so she was able to create a natural romantic look for my wedding that didn’t make me feel too overdone. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER! I ended up hiring her to come all the way to MD to do 12 faces for my wedding day. She created a schedule, was highly professional, and did an awesome job. Love her!

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PentMakeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Ana C.
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Pent is an amazing artist! She was very punctual and professional. She made sure my mother and I were comfortable during our trial. For someone who does not wear makeup everyday, her makeup was not heavy on the face or caked on. It looked very natural. She encouraged us to give our thoughts on if the makeup she was creating on our faces were going in the direction of what we wanted. I recommend grabbing her as a makeup artist for any event or occasion you need to get glam for.

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Makeup by Iris
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Ana R.
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I called on Iris pretty late at night and she responded quickly to my surprise. Her makeup skills and recommendations are on point. I thought I wanted a certain style of eye makeup, but because my eyes are pretty small, she recommended something I've never thought of before and BOY was she right. I looked AMAZING!!! All my life I've been doing my makeup all wrong for my type of facial features and Iris showed me how to enhance what I do have. Iris is a great makeup artist and a great teacher as well. She going to be the makeup artist I call on and recommend in the future. P.s. I'm transgender and still sometimes get nervous in situations like this because I don't know how people will react to me. Iris was very kind and treated me like a life long friend. I never once felt awkward at all. You can tell she has a lot of experience doing makeup for all types of people. Highly recommended !!

Cosmetics by Chloe
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne L.
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Chloe is an incredible makeup artist and I am so incredibly happy that she did my makeup for a Musical! I would love to hire her for my next event!

  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deirdre F.
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She works some serious magic. Very professional, easy to talk to, prompt, and does an amazing job on both hair and makeup. I had seven other girls in my wedding party get their hair and makeup done and every single one of them LOVED their look. Both her and her partner were amazing. Highly recommend!

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Beauty by Kristina V
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Kristina did my hair & makeup for my Indian engagement ceremony & she did such a fantastic job. I kept getting compliments throughout the day. Loved working with her. She showed up on time and was very professional. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a HMUA in the LI area.

Makeup by Alicia
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lacey J.
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From the moment she arrives, you are at ease! I am always hesitant to let other people do my makeup....so you can imagine how nervous I was on the day of my wedding. Well ladies, have NO fear...this lady is amazing. If you don’t like something or have any questions she takes the time to stop and listen, talk to you and make sure you are totally comfortable. Not only that but she takes into account how you normally wear makeup so you won’t feel over or under done. I have never felt so beautiful or had so much fun getting my makeup done. Stop looking and hire Alicia for you and your entire wedding party you will laugh and walk away feeling great.

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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