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Adams Morgan Makeup Artists

Browse these makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Adams Morgan.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri H.
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Working with Winstead Barnes and his staff completed our amazing Miss United States experience. Winstead was very accommodating and responsive. We received Kristine Kaliebe as our hair/makeup artist and she was so fantastic we requested her the next day. She saw the vision we were aiming for and perfected it with her skill and talent. My daughter and I highly recommend working with this team and we will definitely use them again if the opportunity is present.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane P.
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I can't believe it's taken me this long to sing Erin's praises! She was the second makeup artist we contacted for wedding make up (don't even ask about the first one). Erin was calm and cool and funny. She put us at ease during the practice round and was even better on the big day! She completely understood the look we wanted and her work was impeccable. We looked like our best, youthful selves and it was the perfect start to the best day of our lives.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daryle L.
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I could not have been happier with DC Elite Image. Teresa was accommodating (came to my home to do my makeup for a holiday party), super friendly and professional to work with - and I simply loved my results! I would recommend her without hesitation to any individual or organization needing a professional makeup artist. And I will certainly be a repeat customer!

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  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandis C.
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Very professional and talented make up artist. Makeup lasted all day! She arrived on time and was prepared. Quick application, but very precise! Gave my daughter the look she was going for.

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Facial Expressions by Tenia
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara M.
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First let me say, Tenia is beyond a gifted makeup artist. I arrived late to my venue and stressed out. When I entered the room, a hot mess, Tenia was setup, patiently waiting for me. She calmed me down and did her magic; as they say, “My face was beat for the gods”. When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t recognize myself. I cannot thank Tenia enough for making me look and feel like a Queen. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist.

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Ashima S.
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francisca is honestly amazing! I honestly love going to her to get my makeup done (: the way she covers everything on your face and makes it clear and beautiful and i really love how she does my eyes like it pops out everytime she does my face! She is the only makeup Artist i go to and shes worth going to! And shes sooo sweet and beautiful as well and she honestly gives you the look that your asking for which im thankful for ! I highly recommend her to everyone!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Char M.
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Aubrielle was perfect! She applied makeup on my stepdaughter's face for her prom and she outshined each and every girl at the prom. Her look was nude with a splash of glam. Not only was she on time, applied the makeup well, and super nice, she educated me on the who, what, when, where, how, and why on applying and using makeup. Too bad she is located in Maryland because I am getting married in Chicago. I hope I am able to find someone just as good. In the meantime, going forward, I will be using her for any upcoming events. Thanks Aubry! :-)

GLAM Enterprises
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Mia T.
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Great makeup artist with a lovely personality. Very skilled and can make glamorous still look natural. I was very pleased with her promptness and service and look forward to working with her in the future.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Treshaun S.
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I loved my experience with Jayde during my makeup trial. I wanted someone who was not only professional and great at what they do, but also personable. Not only did she beat my face to the gods (lol), she was also very funny and cool to talk to. She is now officially the makeup artist that my family and I will use in a lot of official events. I am confident that she will make me the most beautiful bride on my wedding day.

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica M.
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Mia saved me from an absolute wedding disaster! When my makeup artist canceled THE MORNING OF MY WEDDING, Mia came to the rescue and was at my house later that morning. She perfectly mixed foundation on the spot having never met me before, added gorgeous faux lashes, and basically made me look 100 times more glamorous than my everyday. She was also a pleasure to sit with for the hour and put me at ease the entire time. I was such a harried mess that morning but hanging out with Mia really turned my day around. I would absolutely recommend her, she's worth the higher price point for her skill, professionalism, and personality.

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevy N.
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Roma is the best makeup artist you can find in the Woodbridge area! She will work with your vision and bring it to reality. she is caring and very professional. Her makeup products are the best. Her Foundation makes your skin a dewy, healthy and youthful look that will last a long day.

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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She gave me a natural look with a soft glow in addition to a bold purple lip color. She was very sweet and she took time to adjust the makeup to my preferences. I will definitely ask her to do my prom makeup. Her prices were very cheap compared to other makeup artists. And the makeup done was outstanding. Extremely pleased.

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
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Judith and Jossi are kind and professional, and it was fun to have my trial hair and makeup done by them. I only had vague ideas of what I wanted for my updo and makeup, but these artists did their magic and I was amazed by the outcome. I trust them completely with my and my bridesmaids' hair and makeup on my wedding day.

  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie J.
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To the best makeup artist on this planet. The one thing I love most about Erica is that the first thing I said to her was that "I want to look like me in my pictures". She not only made me look like me but even better." I have had my face done several times by Erica and never ever was I not satisfied. Her work, and gift is OUTSTANDING.

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Ashley Hall Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shy W.
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Ashley is wonderful makeup artist! I have witnessed her work first hand and was impressed with her attention to detail in her artistry. Anyone who books with her is in for a great makeup experience!

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Glam Empire Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra M.
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Jamilah is the best makeup artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She made me look like a princess. I continue to recommend Jamilah to everyone, she is that good!!!

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
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Absolutely loved this experience! Makeup was beyond excellent!

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Facade Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel D.
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Rita was the first person to professionally do my makeup and she will be the ONLY one to do so! She knows her craft so well and she enjoys it! The end results are always amazing, and they look natural. A personable makeup artist who is professional and great at what she does!!!!

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tara K.
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Martha is an excellent Makeup artist. I have a birthmark on my chin and you cannot even see it, and the makeup was so light.

Lovemascara
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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She listened to exactly what kind of look I wanted and constantly made sure I liked it. My makeup looked so flawless and she didn't even charge me half as much as other makeup artists. Definitely will be going back to her!

Makeup By Marlisa
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dee G.
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I have contracted with "Makeup By Marlisa" twice! This makeup artist is always timely, professional and has the gift of making sure that my requests actually look right on me. She has a very keen eye for what works for skin types, facial structures and the latest makeup trends. I will always (if she is available) request her services! Her presence is welcoming and non intrusive. . .considering the close proximity makeup artists have while working. The very first time I contracted with "Makeup By Marlisa", she had to calmly talk me off of the "that's too much makeup ledge". (She's very patient) :) Let's just say I never wear makeup, but wanted to look fabulous for an event I was attending! Needless to say it was not too much makeup, and I received compliments all night. So it goes without saying, I wanted her again when I had another big event. She had the same qualities that I witnessed from our first meeting. And, YES I looked awesome! LOL I can't say enough about her. . .she has made me appreciate makeup and her services.

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

See other requests for makeup artists in Adams Morgan

Need event makeup

Washington, DC

  • Event type
    Prom / Formal
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (Contouring)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    This is for my senior prom! I am going for a very clean and classy look but really want my make up to highlight my best features, more so my eyes.
  • $67
    Average price

Need Makeup Artist

Washington, DC

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Makeup style
    Romantic and soft, Gentle glow
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (Foundation)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    2
  • Details
    A eyeliner and and some silver and pink
  • $98.75
    Average price

Need makeup artist

Washington, DC

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Bridal party
  • Total people needing makeup application
    Other (7)
  • Makeup style
    Romantic and soft
  • Additional makeup services
    Fake lash application: Yes, Airbrushing: No, Tattoo covering: No
  • Pre-wedding makeup trial
    Yes
  • Day- or night-of touch-ups
    As recommended by professional
  • Hair stylist
    Yes, I would like help in finding a hair stylist
  • Details
    Not sure how long this will take - wedding ceremony starts at 6:30 and we're going to do a first look.
  • $752.5
    Average price
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