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Glamour by Steph
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jolie P.
Verified review

Steph was amazing to work with! I hired her to do my wedding makeup after we did two trials- one of which she didn't charge me for because I ended up really not liking the airbrush so she invited me to come back and try traditional makeup. She was casual and inviting and made sure everything was perfect. I loved her kindness and would highly recommend her. My husband loved the makeup on our wedding day and even said that the makeup artist had done a beautiful job. I loved it all too and got so many helpful tips from Steph as well. Definitely recommend!

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TAC Cosmetics
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 42 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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Grace Sewell Makeup
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachael E.
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Grace did a fabulous job on myself and my Bridal party for my wedding! She was fun, professional, and the makeup looked amazing!

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
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daria S.
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Destiny and Morgan did a great job with my hair and make up for New Year's night. I started to research about artists really late but luckily, girls were able to make an appointment with me even though it was pretty tight to date. I was very nervous about hosting this preparation at my own place, but they were very chill, funny and super nice. My boyfriend took me for the Nutcracker ballet in Boston and I wanted to look like a princess from a fairy tale. Thank you for your service! You make the world beautiful! P.S. don't be scared or shy to share your inspirational photos or videos or ask them to change something and let them know about your preferences - it's very helpful and will make your experience with the Behind the Scene Girls even better!

  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis W.
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Makeup was one thing I knew I didn’t want to worry about on the day of my wedding, and it came out perfect at my trial with Kasia! Kasia is a true professional, and I know she will make me and my bridesmaids look gorgeous on my special day!

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Over the years, being an actress, I have worked with many professional makeup artists. Christina from Divine Elegance, by far made me feel the most comfortable any makeup artist has. And the end result was absolutely great! I would recommend her to anyone!

Glamsformation Beauty
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Emma G.
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Thankful i found Ashley via thumbtack. She did my makeup for prom and i received so many compliments. I also wanted to share with anyone that thumbtack is making it very hard for artists like Ashley to get customers. Makeup artists are being charged upwards of 20 dollars just to be contacted and are charged even if you don’t respond ever again. This makes me really sad that hard working women are having their money taken like that. Hopefully you can get in touch with her by googling Glamsformation beauty and getting all her contact info!! She’s worth it!

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Makeup by Iris
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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Iris was so nice and did an amazing job on my makeup. Everyone loved it and I got extremely nice compliments. Her personality was great and she was extremely personable. Great makeup artist.

Precision Makeup
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire 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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  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chani S.
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I couldn’t believe I found this stylist in a pinch. It was last minuet and a little late at night. She was able to style my hair and do the makeup of myself and a friend. Her service was professional and I felt completely comfortable having her in my home. Her equipment was top of the line as well. I would recommend to everyone!

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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!

Glam Makeup by Paule-B
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Nathalie B.
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Glam makeup by Paule B is the best.

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.

dekd.out
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linh U.
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Dekd.out is a personal friend who did an amazing job putting together this makeup look for a birthday event. She kept all her makeup tools sterile, which is SO important to me. She made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire application process. I got so many compliments on my makeup. Am definitely going with dekd.out for all future events calling for that extra glam!

JenniG
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Maria S.
    Verified review

    I loved my experience with JenniG. I am the type of girl that does not have much experience with makeup and only really likes a natural look with a little pop when i go to events like weddings. Jenni understood and perfectly executed what i was looking for !!! Which is something that i have had trouble with before with other MUAs. I loved my look and definitely will be booking Jenni in the future.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Nora O.
    Verified review

    Makeup by Alexis Gambardella was an exceptionally positive experience. I was fortunate to find Alexis via Thumbtack-- thrilled to find someone of her talent and ability to do the makeup for my recent wedding. Alexis is very professional and responsive to any and all inquiries in a very timely manner. Hiring a certified makeup artist was important to me-- Alexis is a star!! AND, she helped to make this recent bride feel like a star! With the skilled makeup application, the result was polished and classic. It is my great pleasure to highly recommend Alexis Gambarella. Oh, and her pricing is fair-- great value!!

    MakeupbyWhitneyM
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Nicole D.
    Verified review

    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
    Angelic S.
    Verified review

    My friend had gotten married and Nicole did the entire bridal party's make up.... I felt like a completely new woman once she finished my make up. She was very patient with me because I asked a ton of questions, professional, and exceeded expectation... Great experience!

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Makeup Artist for a Business Headshots

    Bedford, MA

    • Event type
      Photoshoot
    • Number of people needing makeup
      2
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • Details
      this is for new business headshots, used for website and PR materials
    • $128.75
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding on May 19, 2013

    Hull, MA

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      Also looking to get eyelash extensions.
    • $113.75
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist Service Professional

    Worcester, MA

    • Event type
      Special occasion
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • $123.33
      Average price
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