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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda B.
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Highly recommended! Easy to work with and professional. Will definitely contact again for hair and makeup services.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Cassandra L.
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Working with Erin for my Pamper Yo'Self event was perfect! She was able to create amazing looks for all the guests and was so professional! She even walked through a mini makeup application lesson for each guest, explaining what they can use and how to create products that they may not have. She tailored everything to each person's skin tone and complexion and the women looked gorgeous!

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen H.
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Teresa provided professional makeup instruction for my wife (and I learned a lot too!). Her knowledge, professionalism and pleasant demeanor made the entire experience delightful. She also followed up with specific notes on techniques, tools and materials that will be invaluable in the future. She is awesome!

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  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Zani T.
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Carlynn did an amazing job. She was punctual, and she listened to the type of makeup job we wanted. She was also very pleasant and friendly. I will definitely use her for future events.

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Facial Expressions by Tenia
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Simone B.
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This was my first makeup application, and I feel as though she did a great job. She understood that I wanted a more natural minimalistic look and she gave me just that. I received plenty of compliments.

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Francisca is an amazing lady. She was extremely reliable, professional and prepared. I had a photo shoot where a model needed her makeup done. Francisca was quick to communicate with me prior to the photo shoot to reduce my anxiety. She also listened closely to the type of look that I was going for. Her kit and the way she applied the makeup was sterile and she was at the event very early (she is more than punctual!). I will definitely hire her again. What great talent. Thanks Fran!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Pat K.
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Lynette was prompt, professional and FUN! Not to mention the absolutely awesome makeup services that she provided for our event. Lynette absolutely transformed us and her makeup choices could not have fit our occasion or our outfits, more perfectly. I would definitely call upon Lynette again with no hesitation. Thank you, Lynette, you were amazing!

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Angela A.
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My purpose for employing Chance-Lawrone Makeup Artistry services was for an upcoming dance showcase. What stood out from the initial start of gathering proposals was the rapid response in professional messaging and the pleasantness in responding to my questions on the phone. Another area that caught my eye was the website which reflected the breakdown on services and the before/after photos. Our initial trial, I felt comfortable, she respectfully listens and decipher at times the direction I wanted to go with my makeup. Jayde wanted to make sure we had the look I was trying to attain so, the day of the event it would be as simple as 1, 2, 3 done! During the whole process, she offered flexibility when it came to scheduling and shared ‘DIY tips’. It was truly a very calm, stress-free day… She made me look and feel ‘Picture Perfect’ and the makeup lasted throughout the whole event. She truly did an amazing job and would recommend Chance-Lawrone Makeup Artistry services to all. AA

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Cory S.
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Great service.....Beautiful makeup.....enjoyable experience.....Will definately be using Mia again!!!

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
VERONICA J.
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ERICA IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL,PATIENT, AND KIND. She has always kept her word with me as well as with clients that I have referred to her. Everyone that I know raves about her skills, and shes highly recommended in the MD DC VA area. Another important factor is that Erica is always on time. I have seen her do bridal faces, consultations,teach classes to even doing makeup for beauty pagents in which the contestant won for *Most beautiful Smile*. Erica will definitely paint your face and make you feel even more beautiful than you though you'd ever feel before.She also has a large variety of makeup which gears towards all skin types and shades. For example, I have sensitive skin, so each time she applies my makeup its very light and doesn't even feel like its there..all while lasting throughout the day. I highly recommend Erica to anyone that may feel skeptical about breaking out or not feeling their best after makeup has been applied. You'll definitely be getting more than your money is worth.

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Ashley Hall Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffanie S.
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Ashley did an amazing job on the makeup for my wedding. I was so happy with how both my sister and my makeup looked. I was a little disappointed because we ran out of time. We started at 11:30 and had to leave by 1:30. There was only 3 of us, so I assumed 2 hours would be sufficient. My mom's makeup was not complete due to this. I fully believe that if Ashley had an hour to do my mom she would have been amazing as well! Thank you Ashley for all of your hard work.

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Jolanda C.
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Facade Makeup Artistry is one of the most professional makeup application companies I have ever worked with. Besides the makeup being done exceptionally well, they responded to my first request at such a short notice and did an excellent job! Facade would be my first choice for makeup any day!!

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 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!

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
Lucia G.
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I finally have a makeup artist I can trust with my makeup. She's very professional, kind, and hygienic. She makes sure I'm satisfied with her work and I can tell she loves what she does. I'd highly recommend 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.

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