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Glamour by Steph
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan K.
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Hiring Steph to do makeup for my wedding day was the best decision I could have made. From my trial to my wedding day she helped me figure out exactly what I wanted. She is patient, down to earth, and exceptionally talented. My bridesmaids all loved having her there as we got ready and they looked stunning. I have never been a big makeup person, so professional makeup has always made me a tad nervous. I can honestly say I have never felt as beautiful as I did on that day! I didn't want to wash it off! I would recommend her with no hesitation to anyone looking for a makeup artist for any occasion. Thank you so much for everything!

COSENZI cosmetics LLC.
4.3
from 45 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Laurel H.
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Jackie was awesome! She has so much experience with makeup, I was thrilled with the work she did! Jackie's not your average makeup artist, I was lucky to hire her!

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TAC Cosmetics
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate K.
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Great makeup artist. Will use 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.

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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Behind the Scene Girls
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Justine J.
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The BTSG were great! They were able to complete 6 girls in a timely manner for my wedding. They gave each girl exactly what they wanted for hair and makeup. The were really professional and were great to talk to. I would recommend them to other people and I hope to use them again in the future! Thank you for the great job!

  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jen C.
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Kasia was fantastic! She did such a great job with the makeup for my wedding.

  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Caterina S.
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Rica was amazing from start to finish. In the months leading up to the wedding she was quick to answer emails, collaborate with my bridesmaids, and made useful suggestions. On the day of the wedding she made us all look and feel wonderful even though her assistant backed out only the night before! I would highly recommend Rica to anyone looking for a hair and makeup artist.

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Beauty Design by Sharon
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 26 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!!!

Glamsformation Beauty
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley L.
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I recommend Glamsformation Beauty to all my friends and family who need a talented makeup artist. I was really blown away by how beautiful my airbrushed makeup look was!

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Makeup by Iris
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 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 !!

Precision Makeup
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Krystle C.
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Cinta did an amazing job!! I’m getting married in a few months and I’m definitely going to have her as my makeup artist on my special day. She’s very talented and pays attention to detail. I’ve never felt more beautiful then when I was in her chair.

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Makeup By Evonne
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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It was absolutely amazing experience. She made me feel comfortable and made me look beautiful for my event. If your looking for an amazing makeup artist you are in the right place. You should book Evonne. She is amazing makeup artist.

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
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Melisha S.
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Angelica was my hair and make- up artist for my wedding day. She was amazing. Truly made me feel comfortable and made me look and feel beautiful.

Makeup by Alicia
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis B.
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This was my first experience with a make up artist. My daughter was getting married and I needed to find a make up artist that would make me look like “me”. After thumbing through countless photos on line of make up artists, I came across Alicia and her photos were amazing and exactly what I was looking for. Natural, soft, glowing. Her clients didn’t even look like they had make up on and that was exactly what I was looking for. She came to my home, and her hands worked magic and I was so happy with the end result. I looked and felt beautiful and natural, all do to Alicia and I would definitely recommend her highly and am keeping her number for future affairs. Thank you Alicia, you are so talented!!!!

MakeupbyWhitneyM
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Nicole D.
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Great makeup artist that will have you looking and feeling like a million dollars each and every time! Whitney helps to enhance your natural beauty without that “cakey” makeup look.

Divine Makeup By Nikki
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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Nikki is a professional and a perfectionist. Nikki has a very nice personality and was patient (my dogs were whining and barking nonstop!) but nothing distracted Nikki. I received numerous compliments at my event . I would book with Nikki again.

Makeup by mehr
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gurinder B.
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Mehr is a very professional and experienced artist. I was able to touch base with her before my event for a consultation of my makeup and hair ideas. She was able to provide her insight on what she thought would suit me best and provides her ideas. She uses great products, some of which i have bought myself since! She was very prompt on the day of the event and was able to provide me a flawless look! I received many comments and have recommended her services to others. I will definitely be using Mehr again!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen L.
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Michelle did the makeup for my wedding this past weekend, and it was perfect! It lasted through rain and the inevitable tears, holding up until the very last photo of the evening. I think she did an incredible job of working with everyone's features so they looked naturally beautiful, without that overly made up look, and the price was incredibly reasonable. I would completely recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist in the future.

Bonita Design

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    I am a Dominican hair and makeup artist. I'm currently working at the Dominican hair salon in Hartford but do makeup from my home.

    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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