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PARTYYMAGIC SERVICES
4.9
from 167 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roland F.
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"Mimi is fantastic and a true artist. She body painted me when I attended Awesome Con, a gathering where everyone dresses in costume. I explained to her my concept, a human pop art piece in a comic book style with the bright colors, some texture, and the word POW! across my chest. She exceeded my expectations and we had fun with it. She explained how everything worked and how long it would take and the price was a bargain. She is extremely talented and I would highly recommend her! The paint held up for nearly twelve hours. I will be back again soon for more."

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy W.
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Winstead did an exllent job as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding. He showed up early and did above and beyond what he was expected to do. He is pleasant and easy to work with. Highly recommended.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Faces by Rhea
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Hillary G.
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I got halloween costume painting done. Rhea did a great job. Friendly and finished in timely manner. She was prepared as well with pictures,glitters,etc.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Makeup By Addi
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Alison A.
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Addi has incredible talent! Of all my past makeup artists, Addi was the first that I was able to sit back and trust to do my make up without my guidance. Everything she did looked neat and never over the top. I showed her a picture of the look I was going for, and she knew how to make it look even better. I recommend hiring Addi if you would like a classy and glamorous look!

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Fairy Jennabelle
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal N.
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Fairy Jennabelle helped my cosplay be amazing. I have been getting so much high praise for my costume so far today! I will be entering into a costume contest later this evening and with the help of fairy jennabelle I hope to win!!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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She was just amazing. So sweet funny and my makeup looked amazing. I couldn’t have found someone better for my prom makeup! She is just great

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Ashley T.
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I am so happy that I hired Anna to do all the hairstyling for my wedding. I loved her work! She stayed on schedule (7 hairstyles + my makeup in 4 1/2 hours), was very responsive to my requests, and made me feel beautiful for my wedding day. She did my makeup in addition. I don't usually wear much makeup and she did a nice, natural look that felt really comfortable.

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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.

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marta T.
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Amazing! Her work always delivers and I'm not one to wear makeup on the regular, having her as my makeup artist is refreshing and perfect!

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
Dorian J.
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Great makeup artist and very nice guy!

The Taurus Beat
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sydney B.
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I book London for all my special occasions. She’s very professional, sweet, and makes sure you feel comfortable. My face stays flawless all day. I recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist. She’s definitely the best!!

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.

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