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Smudge Makeup
Smudge Makeup

Smudge Makeup

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Introduction: Amber, an award winning makeup artist, attended Marinello beauty school and received her Esthetics Certification in 2015, and is now licensed in the State of Connecticut. She became a professional makeup artist shortly after her time in school and has been in the industry since. Amber has a team of hair and makeup artists that work along side her to create flawless work. Smudge specializes in bridal, editorial, and production. Published in Gladys Magazine, Tied in a Bow Magazine, NBC CT, The Wedding Day Sourcebook, Love Inc. Magazine, Hazel Magazine, Better CT. You can also find Amber's work in films: "Blood Circus", "Christmas All Over Again", "Loud", Foxwoods Resort & Casino 2018 Commercial, "The Promotion". Awarded Best Hair and Makeup by Indie Film Fest September 2020, Awarded Best Wedding Hair and Makeup by Readers Choice Best of the Best 2020. * QUOTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE* **PRICING LISTED BELOW**

Hired 5 times

Serves Ledyard, CT

6 employees

3 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, Venmo

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Facebook, Instagram

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Rachelle S.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Amber was beyond helpful and professional. Sumdge did an outstanding job with my hair and makeup! I found Smudge via Thumbtack. They traveled not only from CT to NJ for my trial, but also traveled to VT for my wedding day. They did a fabulous job with my bridal makeup and hair, as well as the bridal party. Make up was beyond beautiful and she did a fabulous job on all different skin types from my oily complexion, to the older skin types as well. Hair was beautiful from updos to blowouts. She offered airbrush and eyelashes at no extra expense. Even our photographer complemented how the makeup turned out, saying how she made us all a dolled up better version of ourselves, which is a huge complement. She was able to capture the hodgepodge of ideas that i had and turned my face into perfection. She is great with her responsiveness, and always in communication, i never felt like I couldn't get a hold of her. Shes extremely organized, bringing her own make up lighting, chair, & tools. 10/10 would recommend, They helped make my wedding day, and I couldn't imagine it without them.
Jul 31, 2019
Thumbtack Customer

Amber did my makeup for my wedding and it was perfect!! I wanted a natural look since I don't wear makeup usually (and therefore had no idea what I was doing), and she made me look like what I envisioned for my special day. She made sure that I felt comfortable and beautiful, and made suggestions without pushing. Her attitude is great, and very calming the morning of a huge day! Definitely would recommend working with Amber for any special event.
Jan 18, 2018
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Stephanie K.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Amber is amazing! She made me feel beautiful for m wedding!
Sep 2, 2019
Sarah M.

Let’s just say I get very nervous when other people besides Smudge do my makeup!! Always makes me feel so beautiful!! ❤️
Dec 12, 2018
Thumbtack Customer

Amber did a lash lift for me recently and I love it. So many ppl have noticed and some thought I was wearing false or stick on lashes or makeup(which I seldom wear/specially at work), I couldnt b happier w the results/a must try if u havent already
May 20, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer payment plans! In today’s economy and especially planning a wedding, I completely understand. With a payment plan you have the opportunity to space out your budget and take a little bit of stress off your plate. My prices do include lashes and use of airbrush makeup depending on your preference. *Quotes are subject to change* Bridal Trial- $100 Bride- $115 Bridal Party- $100 per person Junior Bridesmaid- $75 Flower girl- $25 Travel Fee is a minimum of $40, anything greater than that is $0.70 per mile, roundtrip. We do have a booking minimum of $315, that is equivalent to a bride plus two others. Anything booked outside of business hours, is subject to a charge of $50 per hour, per artist.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First we chat about whether or not the date of your event is compatible, then look into booking a trial or online consultation, I typically will check in every once in awhile until the event! I keep it very simple and personal. Things I need to know to provide you with an accurate quote: Wedding Date- I need to check my availability first Wedding Location- This will allow me to calculate the travel fee, $0.70 per mile round trip. How many in the party?- I will need a breakdown. Example: "Bride is having hair and makeup and the 8 member bridal party (everyone else) will just be having makeup done." This allows me to create a pricing break down for you. From there we book a trial and I will create the timeline from there.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Our whole team has been through schooling in either CT or RI and all have their licensing to perform Hair and Makeup Services. Furthermore we do have some additional training by: Aviva Tanning Labs, Elleebana Lashes, Barbicide Covid 19 Training.

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