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Middletown Special Effects Makeup Artists

Browse these special effects makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Middletown.

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Glamour by Steph
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jolie P.
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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 33 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate K.
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Great makeup artist. Will use again!

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Transcendent, LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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Stacie did an AMAZING job. I had 3 terrible makeup trials before going to her. The makeup looked beautiful and she did it exactly how I wanted. I'm so happy I found her bc now I don't have to worry about anything for the wedding. 4th times the charm! :)

Face Kapow
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Amber B.
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Face Kapow did the face painting for my nonprofit event, and she helped make the event a huge success! All of the kids and the adults loved her beautiful design. She is a great artist, and she is very professional. I will definitely work with Face Kapow again.

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Behind the Scene Girls
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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Morgan and Destiny provided hair, makeup, and nail services to me and 4 other members of my bridal party on 9/10. Both ladies are bubbly and put me at ease while they artfully applied makeup and created beautiful hairstyles. They are both skilled stylists, and they use quality products. Even the flower girl approved (and she's a very picky four year old!). I would not hesitate to recommend the Behind the Scene girls to any bride.

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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She's a really talented and knowledgeable artist, I'd trust her with any type of makeup

Glamsformation Beauty
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Beth was amazing to work with. All my makeup for my wedding attendants and mother looked fantastic. She's a miracle worker. I ended up crying during my ceremony and didn't need to fix my makeup at all afterwards. She was extremely prompt, attentive, friendly and personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a makeup artist for their special occasion.

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Makeup by Iris
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 !!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tashana P.
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I never wore makeup before until Cassandra had put some on me one day playing around . And I loved it I am no where as talented as her but she is really amazing .I recommend her to any one I hear that needs their make up done ...

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!

Beautigasm Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 7 reviews
    Kaitlyn T.
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    Dianna always puts the time and effort into making sure her clients look perfect. She never rushes and always ensures you are happy as she goes through her steps- even if you're in a time crunch! From teaching me how to do "stage makeup," to creating a shopping list of makeup and products for me/my coloring/ my skin type, I feel like Dianna cares about me as a person as opposed to me as a "job." I would not have had a successful year as Miss Connecticut without her, and her consistent friendship proves to me that she loves what she does and she believes in relationship building. Though I have learned her tips and tricks through multiple lessons, I still get excited at the opportunity for her to "beautify" me... because no matter how much I practice my hand is never as good as hers. Thank you so much Dianna, can't wait to book you in the future!

    Makeup by Alicia
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Vanessa M.
    Verified review

    Alicia was amazing!!!!!! She did my and my mother’s makeup for my sister in law’s wedding. She took the time to make sure we were both happy with our looks-which we were. We were both able to communicate with her over the phone before the event and she made sure we were comfortable during the entire process. I would recommend Alicia to anyone who needs makeup for their special event. She’s fabulous!

    Hair and Make-up
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Kristen K.
      Verified review

      Jes did an AMAZING job for my best friends wedding. The bride and bridesmaids hair & makeup was flawless. Styles us ladies could only dream of having. My hair felt like a piece of art and it held tight through the entire day, dancing and all. On top of that, Jes was present during the entire ceremony for touch ups, making everyone feel beautiful at all times. She is truly talented and I would recommend her in heartbeat.

      Beauty by Amani
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
        Dominique S.
        Verified review

        I have used Amani a few times to do my makeup (for parties and special occasions) I always feel flawless and fierce when she is done!! I will be using her for my baby shower this weekend and I am 100% confident in her work. I am African American with medium dark skin and she is able to match me perfectly every time and not have me looking like a clown!!

        Vivalyn
        5.0
        from 4 reviews
        • 5 years in business
        Melanie M.
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        Audra did my wedding makeup, and I truly have never looked more beautiful (before or since). I have hyper-sensitive, rosacea skin with a lot of freckles, and she was able to make me incredibly naturally look even and dewy. Everything she did lasted ALL night, no shifting, smudging, or budging. She also applied eyelash extensions that were amazing. Her Vivalyn products work wonders, and Audra works magic!

        Beauty on the Go
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
          Lee B.
          Verified review

          Rachel has applied my makeup for several special occasions. What makes her wonderful is that she listens to you intently and then flawlessly achieves the exact look and style you desired. What a gift!

          Janna D.
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          I would highly recommend Dena, she helped make my wedding day very special because my makeup was flawless and I truly looked my best. Thank you Dena!

          LA Page Makeup
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 8 years in business
          • 2 hires on Thumbtack
          Patty D.
          Verified review

          I was so pleased with Lauren's craft and setting appointments was easy. She accommodated my limited availability with work travel and did a fabulous job on my make up and wedding party. We did a trial so we could efficiently get to the look I was hoping for on my special day. She was so professional, talented, and who wouldn't want their stylists to come to them on their wedding day! Logistics are hectic enough! I'm so glad I didn't go with a traditional salon solution to my wedding day. Thanks Lauren! The pictures from my day are stunning - makeup held all day, outdoors, with a little rain!

          Q & A

          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 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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