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Erin
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 64 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 88 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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  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Myeisha B.
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Carlynn was great from the very beginning until the day of service. My makeup lasted all day into the night. Will book with Carlynn for future events.

  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Lissette H.
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Priscilla and her assistant, Ruth provided makeup services for me as the bride as well as 4 of my bridesmaids. The makeup looked great and really did stay on all day/evening as Priscilla ensured it would. Priscilla was very professional and handled some concerns I had with ease and very much the professional. I appreciate the service provided from both Priscilla and Ruth.

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 78 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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Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Annestacia T.
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She was amazing, on time & friendly throughout, professional & was on point with the makeup application. I would hire again!

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Karma's Kreations Artistry
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharita T.
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This was my first experience with getting a professional makeup application and I was not disappointed! I am not a heavy makeup wearer and know nothing about foundation, contour, or lashes. Aubrielle talked me through her process and educated me along the way (she even let me keep the lashes). She had professional products and came prepared (she brought a chair and lighting!). This was my first big stage performance and I didn't want to worry about messing up my makeup or it not being visible to the audience. Aubrielle took care of everything and got me ready with time to spare. I felt like the only thing I had to worry about was bringing the performance. The makeup application was perfect and exceeded my expectations as it matched my skin tone and type. I felt like I owned the stage ^.^ I will definitely use her again if I'm in the area!

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 52 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

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea K.
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I have had both hair and makeup services from Tanya for several occassions. Always comes out looking fabulous!

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Makeup and hair by Rita
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Aleksandra S.
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Do my gel manicure every other week and did makeup application for my wedding. The lady is doing awesome job, very creative and talented. My makeup was stunning. Everybody kept asking who did it for me.

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 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.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Spogmai K.
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If you want a natural or full glam look, maryam is your girl. Her background and experience is impressive, her knowledge in makeup is extensive, she is a professional and a truly down-to-earth person to work with. Whether she’s free-handing a certain makeup style or recreating an existing look from an inspiration picture, she always delivers in quality and satisfaction. What makes maryam’s makeup especially exceptional is her ability to cater to individuals by merging her own ideas and recommendations for a specific look or person with the specifities of clientele preferences. I have gotten my makeup done by maryam on multiple occasions so I can attest to her work and am able to honestly say that I’ve loved it every single time. I would work with her again any day and I would recommend her to anyone I know, regardless of complexion or undertone!

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sara T.
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Martha is amazing! Absolutely wonderful! She’s so knowledgeable and knows all the right tricks! She is so sweet! I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional makeup services!

RAVE Artistry
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana V.
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Great person and great 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
  • 11 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.

Glammed By Tee
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tarsha F.
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She was absolutely the best. She did the makeup for 3 of us. She was everything we could have asked for in our first professional makeup artist. To say we loved it, would be an understatement. We all felt and looked AMAZING because of her.

NGK Studio
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
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Gul and her partner were both very responsible and showed up on time for my wedding.. I knew that I could count on them to be there for my special day. From the minute I met Gul, she continued to respond to my messages very quickly and gave very helpful advice and answered any questions that I had. They are both very good makeup artists and only use the best quality makeup and products.. You can count on them to make you look flawless on your wedding day, and they will put in as much time as you need them to get the job done. If you want a makeup artist who will do any makeup look you like, use high end products, and give you only the best advice possible then you can count on these two ladies 100%. They will not let you down. I think more people should know about NGK studio because these two girls truly are experts in the work that they do and they are very hardworking they will not let you down. I promise. I got so many compliments on how flawless I looked the day of my wedding, and how amazing my hair looked that day. People couldn't stop raving over the fact that I just looked like I walked out of a movie.. I was very tired that day too(functioning on only one hour of sleep and they were somehow able to transform me into a celebrity) You will look amazing too on your wedding day four sure=) =) I am usually very picky with who I decide to do my makeup, but there was just something about this girl that I could tell she would do a fantastic job and I was right. Spread the word, these girls are experts!!! Sincerely, Dana

KC ARTISTRY
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Larissa B.
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Krystal did an amazing job on my makeup and hair. She knew what I was looking for and I wanted some adjustment afterwards which she did great. The hair and makeup looks fabulous for my shoot. The only small downside was her punctuality, she was 30min late which worked out well for my timing that why I still give her 5 stars. I would recommend her to anybody looking for a stunning makeup

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Ella Rose Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela W.
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Thanks for making my day, my experience and my event super awesome! My fiancé said was blown away, actually sat down on the sofa and said that I looked absolutely fabulous!!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.
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