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Federal Triangle Makeup Artists

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roslyn L.
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Winstead is a savvy professional makeup artist and producer. He was flexible to work with me to meet my particular needs. He also offers a great services at a competitive price.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula O.
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I’ve had a trial from Erin, and I love for ahe could make you sooo glowing on your special day without overdoing makeup.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sunny H.
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Teresa is an amazing makeup artist! She is super friendly, talented, calm and patient. I am so happy to have a genuinely happy person as my makeup artist. She made me look stunning on my wedding date. My family and I all love her positive attitude during our wedding prep! I love my trial session too. Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Briana J.
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My mom and I loved our experience. We love how Aubrey is outgoing and could connect with us on anything we talked about. As well as doing our makeup beautifully.

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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Mia was amazing! I hired her to do makeup for the bridesmaids in my wedding. I was a bit nervous about booking someone from the internet without meeting her for such an important day - so we arranged an in home trial. She came to me, did my makeup and was awesome. She has a great sense of humor and definitely calmed my fears. On the day of the wedding, she showed up calm and prepared - my bridal party had all different types of skin tones and facial types and she made each one look beautiful. She did lashes on those that wanted them and it made SUCH a huge difference in the pictures. She was a wonderful makeup artist and I would definitely recommend hiring her for your event!!

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin N.
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She was fantastic! All of my bridesmaids hair looked fabulous, my hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. She was able to do everything from just a few inspiration photos. She was punctual and very easy to work with and she was able to do my mothers makeup even though she wasn’t originally asked to when hired. Great quality, great qualifications, great pricing, AND able to do both hair and makeup.

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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.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Bianca F.
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Maryam is fantastic!!! She truly has an art and is a VERY talented makeup artist. I am so happy I chose her for my special day...my wedding!!! She's super responsive...professional and overall just a friendly upbeat person. She gave me tons of recommendations and helped me pick my hairstyle. She did both my make up and hair and I received so many compliments. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants to enhance their beauty. Let her transform you!!! Hope to work with her again in the future!

Makeup By Blanche, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jerita S.
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Blanche's makeup skills are top notch. I signed up for the makeup tutorial and she was extremely patient and a very effective teacher. She could be a celebrity makeup artist - that's how good she is. I can't wait to sign up for another session with her.

EyeCon, LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha P.
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Yvette showed up early. Was incredibly professional. Did an outstanding job - she really took time to understand the look I was going for and was great at suggesting the right makeup to work with my dress.

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

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 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.

Makeup by Imahn
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jovanda W.
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Imahn was great! She was flexible with time, professional and did a great job with my makeup. I will definitely be calling her the next time I need a makeup artist.

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Ms. Patricia McQueen is one of Best makeup artists in the DMV area. I have seen her do a wedding of 15 bridesmaids,also her work at the White House. she is a celebrity makeup artist. I love her clown outfit as well,when she is doing kids faces. the next time you have a wedding or have a birthday party for your child please book her she's one of the best. She gets there on time.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
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Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

RAVE Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana V.
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Great person and great makeup artist!

Lovemascara
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 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!

The Color Fairy
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
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Chei’la is an amazing makeup artist and hairstylist. She is extremely professional and talented. She actually shows up on time and is swift with her work so you won’t be sitting in the chair long. Her demeanor is very personable and when you talk with her, you will feel like you’ve known her forever. I will certainly book with her again and let everyone I know to book with her as well!

Showface by Alia
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hala S.
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I contacted Alia for several occasions and as usual, she exceeds our expectation. I have tried many make up artists before and she is the best. She is very passionate about her job, respecr her customer needs and the most important the outcome of her work is amazing and elegant.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for makeup artists in Federal Triangle

Need a Hair and Makeup Artist for a Wedding

Washington, DC

  • Number of people needing makeup
  • Details
    The make-up services will be for the Bride, Mother of the Bride, 2 adult Bridesmaids and 2 teen Bridesmaids
  • $120
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Washington, DC

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Family
  • Total people needing makeup application
    2
  • Makeup style
    Romantic and soft, As recommended by professional
  • Additional makeup services
    Fake lash application: Yes, Airbrushing: Yes, 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
    Please send me links to portfolio pictures of your work. Thank you! :)
  • $118.33
    Average price

Need makeup artist

Washington, DC

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    I'm African American with dark skin
  • $111.67
    Average price
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