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Foggy Bottom Makeup Artists

Browse these makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Foggy Bottom.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 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
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
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Erin was a really nice, talented makeup artist! She did a great job with the dark smokey eyes I wanted, was on time, and communicated quickly when I emailed her. My only suggestion would be to let people know what products you can offer for certain skin types- I have sensitive/acne prone skin (I had asked what she had and got a broad answer of "everything"). I ended up doing my foundation prior to her arrival Bc I did not know if she had one I could use and my skin breaks out at the sight of comogenic formulas! But overall she was great. I would use her again. Thanks Erin!

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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

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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
Sabrina R.
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Fran was AMAZING!!!! If you're looking for a humble, talented, and reasonably priced makeup artist look no farther!!!

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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
Nicole B.
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I had a really great experience. My makeup was flawless. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly professional makeup artist.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 46 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
  • 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!!

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle W.
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Being a makeup lover myself, I knew that when choosing a makeup artist for my wedding I couldn't choose just anyone. All I can say is that Roma is truly amazing!! At my trial, she took the time to ask questions and find out exactly what I was looking for. As soon as she was done, I knew I wanted her to do my makeup for my wedding. When the wedding day came, she traveled to my hotel suite and did the makeup for myself as well as 5 others. She showed up early, stayed 100% on schedule, and was a true professional from start to finish. She is enthusiastic, funny, and so easy to talk to. My makeup came out AWESOME and I received so many compliments. I can't thank Roma enough for making me feel beautiful on such an important day. I would highly recommend her and plan on using her myself for future events!

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.

  • 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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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 21 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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Glam Empire Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Godfrey M.
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Jamilah made-up my sweet 16 daughter fabulously. She was prompt and very professional. Jamilah is a true makeup artist and blended my daughter's theme colors (blue and silver) into her makeup artistry just perfect.!!!

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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!!!!

NJ BEAUTY💄🎨💋
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie M.
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NJ made my mother look flawless for her 60th birthday bash! Everyone's was astonished to see the transformation! And my mother's makeup stayed on the whole night even after dancing and crying! I really loved my makeup, I just added a wing liner to glam it up more! She had a great variety of eye shadows and lipsticks! Thank you Nicole for giving my mom a beautiful makeover !

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 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.

Looks by Lina
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sara D.
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I highly recommend Looks by Lina! Lina was awesome, just a beautiful person and so knowledgeable and professional! Her work is exceptional! Her work was flawless on both my hair and makeup, like she made miracles! I got so many compliments. I’ve never seen myself look so beautiful before. She also gave me healthy skin care routine tips and tips about makeup application! Lina helped make a very special night even more beautiful and memorable! I will certainly reach out to her for my special occasions!!

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!

The Color Fairy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 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!

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

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Need a Hair and Makeup Artist

Washington, DC

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    On location in DC for wedding
  • $113.33
    Average price

Need event makeup

Washington, DC

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (no)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    Acne prone skin
  • $76.25
    Average price

Need event makeup

Washington, DC

  • Event type
    Prom / Formal
  • Additional makeup services required
    Airbrushed makeup
  • Number of people needing makeup
    5
  • Details
    22 ladies need to have their make up done for my wedding including me, the bride.
  • $627.25
    Average price
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