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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 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 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.

Reviews for Milford makeup artists
Jennifer K.
I clearly went over with her and it even said it in my profile I need that I sent out to a bunch of different make up artist that she did not want a lot of make up probably no Face makeup at all. I was also under the 100% understandingThat the cost would be $100 for the price$ 75 Who are the maid of honor and $50 for the flower girl. I really wanted to pay upfront but she said she wanted cash at the time and we decided and I checked it 8000 times because I’m OCD that I would pay her cash at the wedding. I was also under the impression another thing I know I checked was that was the pre-trial include it because I I can’t even remember if I had to check it off with extras or not but I checked eyelashes which were also included. And since I checked with her 10 times about it was OK to pay her at the wedding she didn’t need any money upfront and I would pay her cash I was quite surprised at the make up trial that I didn’t need to be at she never said I had to be there she never said I had to pay her at the make up trial I thought that was included after I spoke to her I put her in contact with the bride to set up the time for the make up trial ! But I was going just to stop by to see how Sheila the bride looked!I almost fell over when I walked in and saw the amount of make up that was caked On her face especially after our multiple conversations of me telling her and my profile saying that not a lot of make up probably no face make up she wants it natural it was so bad me her and her husband to be all thought that she looked like she was ready to be buried she looks like somebody does when you go to a wake! And if that’s not bad enough I look at the table where the bride is sitting in the make up artist is and there’s a whole pile of cash on the table after I told her I wanted to pay for it multiple times and tried to paint dance and checked 8000 times I’m not even exaggerating I’m sure you don’t need money upfront she never told me I thought the preach I was included I was 100% sure about that was what I was looking for and she never said a word to me as far as I knew she was getting paid at the wedding so not only did the bright have to pay because I didn’t have cash because for obvious reasons how would I know to bring cash after our conversation and since it supposed to be included! At the time she was there I didn’t see anything because I didn’t want to make it into a whole thing in front of the bride and the maid of honor‘s make up was so bad she had to put make up on over it she re did Her eyes and lips because she didn’t even want to go over her boyfriends house with the way it was done. Soon as I came to the house and saw the maid of honor the husband to be an already told his daughter that she hated and I just don’t get it because like I said I’m OCD and I see things 8000 times as you can probably tell from this review. So what I don’t get is why I won with humiliated because the bride had to pay 200 in cash or 175 in cash and tip and they gave her vegetables from their garden don’t get me wrong she’s a very nice woman but that was humiliating and that was not what I wanted and that was not what we discussed now she did say she tried to get a hold of me but we had exchange numbers and we have talked over the phone we had a few messages back-and-forth on this site she left me a message on the site she didn’t call me and Yes she had left me a message on the site but we had been using our phones not this site so at the end so I didn’t see it. Plus I was unavailable because my aunt passed away that week. And I was never told I needed to be there for it or pay her once againOr at all as I thought it was included as I asked and I swear it said it although when I went back to look after somehow there was an amount next to the free trial even though I was told the free trial and lashes were included. So my feeling is that she must’ve realized because the bride told her she cannot look like death and the bright yourself told you the same thing I told her 8000 times about no make up so she probably wanted to make money because she knew we weren’t going to use her but that’s not acceptable. And then now because of that Sheila decided who is the bride she’s not even having her make up done for the wedding all I wanted was this to be a special gift so she didn’t have toFor her wedding that she can just relax and look beautiful I don’t have a lot of money and I was spending a lot of money because she’s practically my mother-in-law. So the fact that my mother-in-law to be in the bride had to literally pay for something that looks horrible and was not at all what we asked for like I said you hear me repeating myself so you know all you have to do is look at my profile that I sent out to the make up artist and says it right there. I don’t even have time for this between my aunt dying and my parents 50th anniversary that I’m completely in charge of by myself tomorrow. I’m so annoyed that I had to spend $175 for a make up job that was so horrible that her husband to be literally said to me that she looked like she was dead getting ready for a week we want that on the day they get married it was so bad on both of them and I have to pay $175 when I didn’t even know I had to pay money be in barest now I have no bridal gift her it’s an uncomfortable situation she feels terrible that she’s not excepting the gift I feel terrible that I ruined it for her now she has to do the make up her self and I’m just disgusted and I never write bad reviews. I would like to be refunded $150 I understand she traveled and there is a $25 charge for a trip for travel she said from Hartford to Milford so I have no problem paying that but I’m not paying for that make up not only was it horrible it was literally everything we all clearly said we didn’t want she just did what she wanted I don’t think I should have to pay for that and if this gets rectified I have no problem taking this review off but otherwise Forget it I mean I would never use this site again you put her as a pro there are not many pros on there everything she did was unprofessional from telling me the pre-trial was included along with the lashes from us going over price is 10,000 times and her not mentioning any money I need 10,000 times telling her I’d pay her at the wedding and that won’t be a problem offering to give her a deposit anything nope nope nope nope she didn’t want to just cash at the wedding which I don’t even know why she wanted cash that’s weird I just wanted to pay ahead of time had I done that it went to been a problem all of this is unacceptable to meAnd honestly I don’t even recommend using your site in general this woman is so special to me and this is a very special gift and to have this happen was not only mortar fine but like I said you guys have a ride to Pro what type of pro doesn’t do what the client wants when I said no make up on her face she caked eight layers Of foundation I literally had to go to the opposite side of the room and I said well from here it looks OK I mean maybe because she does film and TV but I was just so clear about no make up she has a natural tan and her face is fine . And if you want to talk about being professional what type of person or professional tax money for my bride when I made it so clear I wanted to pay and I would pay ahead of time she never even told me I needed to be at the make up trial it was never even an issue it’s just such a horrible situation I can’t even can’t even. I’m sure their photos but I don’t have time right now I can always send them to you later I have to check with them
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