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Washington Makeup Artists For Weddings

Browse these makeup artists for weddings with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Washington.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 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
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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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 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Adrianne H.
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Teresa and Lisa did a phenomenal job for my 12-person wedding group. Everyone from my 10-year old niece to my 70+-year old mother-in-law looked natural and polished. Nothing was over the top. Teresa was very responsive to my feedback from our trial and made adjustments on the day of my wedding that left both my new husband and me happy. I am sure I will be hiring Teresa again in the future!

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  • 103 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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Facial Expressions by Tenia
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Patricia H.
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Francisca is amazing! She was prompt and did a fantastic job. I couldn't believe how quick she was. She is so friendly and easy going and informs you what she's doing throughout the whole process. She's a sweet and extremely talented makeup artist! She even let me know what ringlights she uses when she takes photos. I go to the DC area often, so I will definitely be using her services again!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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JoAnnie H.
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Aubrielle came to my home and did my wedding makeup. She was very professional and friendly and exceeded every expectation. My make up was beautiful and my wedding pictures turned out amazing! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

GLAM Enterprises
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Mia T.
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Great makeup artist with a lovely personality. Very skilled and can make glamorous still look natural. I was very pleased with her promptness and service and look forward to working with her in the future.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri B.
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I never normally write reviews but I was so impressed. She made all of us feel special and beautiful. Most makeup artist only do makeup one way( which I hate) but Jaydes makeup capibilties and talents were able to stretch from my daughter (13) who's makeup was very beautiful and age appropriate to my Great grandmother(81) who's makeup was light and elegant. But most importantly my husbands jaw was on the floor. Lol.. THANK YOU SOO MUCH.

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle T.
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Mia is a phenominal hair stylist and makeup artist! She has done multiple haircuts for me, and she did hair and makeup for me and my whole bridal party on my wedding day. Everyone was very impressed with her skills, not to mention her fun-loving personality. I highly recommend Mia for any of your beauty needs. She really knows her stuff!

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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
Tarah B.
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Erica did my wedding makeup and it was phenomenal! She was very professional and knew how to do great coverage for my skin type and condition. I definitely recommend her and will want to use her services again for future events. Thank you Erica! I felt like a queen!

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Ashley Hall Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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
Debra M.
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Jamilah is the best makeup artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She made me look like a princess. I continue to recommend Jamilah to everyone, she is that good!!!

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Facade Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!!!

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
Jeanine M.
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Lina is fantastic!! From the moment I met her I felt like she was a good friend I had known all my life. She applied makeup to my wedding party and myself, everyone loved their look! Thank you Lina!!!

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!

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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