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Vintage Doll Studioz
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
Mia P.
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Wonderful!!!! So nice, and super funny and such a bomb makeup artist, definitely a rehire❤️❤️❤️💎💎💎

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K.Artisme(Art-is-me)
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline A.
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Hi everyone! I must say that I was very impressed with Ms. K. Artisme face painting designs. She was wonderful and believe me my twin girls were besides themselves. They loved the makeup and I enjoyed watching them and the other kids at their birthday party. I planned on using her during my Halloween batch. You will not be disappointed!

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The Art Of ZD Beauty
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Destiny G.
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You seem like a very professional makeup artist. I would love to book you for my sweet 16, I was just wondering what your price range is ?

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Event Hair & Make up
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather C.
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Not only does she have the most competitive prices of any of the hair and makeup artists out there, but she is a joy to work with! So patient and knowledgeable, she figured out exactly tly what I wanted and made it happen with finesse. I can't recommend her enough!

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Just Cheeked, LLC
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa N.
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I highly recommend using Stephanie for any occasion! She is very professional and very talented. Her prices are very reasonable compared to other makeup artists I researched. She is also very responsive and easy to communicate with. We communicated via text and she always responded in a timely manner, even if I reached out several times a week. After having my makeup trial with her, I immediately hired her for my wedding. A lot of stress comes with planning a wedding but makeup was something I never had to stress about. I had a few questions about different products and different makeup styles. Stephanie is very knowledgeable and gave me trustworthy advice. She really listened to all my wants/concerns and my makeup came out perfect! It is also very evident that she is passionate about what she does. My mom, my aunt, my four bridesmaids and I all had our makeup done by Stephanie for my wedding. Everyone has completely different tastes when it comes to makeup. I told Stephanie what guidelines I wanted her to follow for my bridesmaids. She was able to accommodate each bridesmaid’s style while sticking to my guidelines. Everyone was so happy with their makeup, my mom even cried when she saw herself in the mirror. (FYI - my mom’s makeup did NOT run when she cried!) Everyone’s makeup also stayed on the entire night, even after the wedding was long over. She was very punctional the morning of my wedding as well. She came early to set everything up so the setup time did not take away from the time she had to do anyone’s makeup. I don’t have anything bad to say and wouldn’t change a thing!

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LovenGlow
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin B.
Verified review

Emily is very professional, has great punctuality, knows her makeup, and has a great personality as well and is very easy going which is very calming to a bride. She did the makeup for my wife and I on our wedding day in two separate locations. and she far exceeded what we ever thought we'd look like. We would highly recommend Emily to anyone. If we ever need a makeup artist in the future we will be hiring Emily for her excellent services again.

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Kouture Beauty Designs
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
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Krista did my hair which was a bit unique and complicated with a variety of braids, volume with extensions. I can't express how beautiful my hair turned out! The style perfectly matched my vision. Everyone complimented me on my hair even when I posted it on Facebook it was the hair then the dress. Krista brought her associate, Casey to do my makeup which also turned out very very beautiful. I don't wear makeup and she made me look 10 years younger with soft romantic colors to highlight the good parts of my face. They were both prompt, professional and respectful of everything by returning whatever they moved such as chairs to their original spots. Even making sure they have rubber wheels to not scratch the pine floors that were in the old farmhouse we got married in. I would highly recommend using Kouture Beauty Designs for your wedding or any event. I will hire them again in January for part two of my wedding! Thanks to both of you!

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Love n Glow
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tara R.
Verified review

I hired Emily with Love n Glow to do the wedding makeup for my bridesmaids and I and I am so glad that I did! I had my makeup trial with Emily the morning of my bridal shower so she made me look beautiful for that event and I got endless compliments on my makeup. She even traveled to my apartment to do the trial which made that hectic day a little easier! I had an early morning wedding so we started doing hair and makeup at 5am and Emily was there ready to go when we needed her. Worrying about if and when vendors will get there on the day of the wedding is not something you want to deal with and even having met Emily only once before, I knew she was reliable and had total trust in her being there on time even with such an early call time. One of the big warnings I got with wedding makeup is that some makeup artists apply makeup so heavily that you don't look like yourself. Emily chose such beautiful shades for our makeup and had such a nice balance so that my bridesmaids and I looked AMAZING, especially in the photos, but so natural that you don't look and say, wow, they have a ton of makeup on. A lot of the girls in the party, myself included, don't wear a lot of makeup on an everyday basis and she was still able to pull off this professional look of natural beauty. My mom owns a beauty salon so I can be very picky when it comes to my hair and makeup, but I wouldn't have wanted anyone else doing my makeup on my wedding day. I am so happy I found Emily and hope I have an excuse to have her do my makeup again in the future. :)

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chanel F.
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I have never had my makeup done professionally before until my cousin's Bachelorette party... I was not really big into makeup but Yanelsi did my makeup and totally changed my mind forever ... She made me feel so Gorgeous...I never realized how much makeup could make me look an feel so differently about myself... I felt like a Model .. Yanelsi is an Amazing and Beautiful person inside and out... I Will never ever go to anyone else but Yanelsi to go get my makeup done for special occasions and now she started doing makeup workshops where she actually teaches u to do ur own makeup... I went to her first Makeup workshop and was totally blown away from all the info she gives u about ur skin and how she explains how to apply ur makeup... She is so calm and patient going around to each perrson and showing them exactly what to do.. She also does makeup for Weddings, Proms, special occasions or even if u just want to look good on a night out... She did my cousin's makeup for her Wedding and my cousin looked absolutely stunning ... Flawless Makeup by Yanelsi is my forever go to Makeup Artist

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole I.
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Sheila has done my make up for several events. She did my make up for homecoming. I looked amazing. All the work she has done for me has been wonderful. She also did my makeup for my graduation and it was outstanding. I've never been happier with the work someone has done for me.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina L.
Verified review

Always brings out every woman's unique beauty.. I have worked with many makeup artists and there is none I trust more than Roxy. Incredible artist, and awesome to work with.

Jessica B. Beauty
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
Verified review

Jessica is an extremely talented makeup artists. Her communication is above average and her professionalism speaks for its self. She came to my house (brought all her own stuff including a chair and makeup light) and did makeup for me and my 4 bridesmades on my wedding day a few weeks ago. We all still talk about how much we loved our makeup and joke we wish we could always have Jessica on call! She arrived on time and worked efficiently to get us all beautified on time. I can’t wait to hire Jessica again for any/all future events...you should do the same! Thanks for making my (our) day more beautiful!!

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SLK Beauty
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie H.
Verified review

Stephanie did my daughter’s hair and makeup for 2 proms. She was wonderful to work with- always got back to me immediately. My daughter loved how her hair and makeup turned out and Stephanie was a pleasure to have in our home.

Make-up By Renee
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
Verified review

I hired Renee for my wedding and bridal shower. She did an AMAZING job! She was everything I was looking for. People are still talking about how good I looked. I literally thank God that I found her. I will most definitely be working with Renee again. Her contact information will forever live in my phone. I had a really hard time finding a makeup artist who serviced both Ethnic and Caucasian skin tones. Though her pictures on her website are mostly Caucasian her background is lovely. Renee was trained in NYC, has previously worked NY fashion week, and has done work for Essense magazine. She isn't like the current MUAs who literally cake the makeup on. I love Renee because she enhanced the features I already had. Her style was perfect for me, my girls, and family. My bridesmaids raved about her. Renee ensured she had every color for our skin tones. She even purchased a variety of different pallets to make sure the day was everything I dreamed of. I love working with Renee. She is one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Her patience is unreal. She allowed me to be me high maintenance and never batted an eye. Although I hired her for her serviced she in the end became a friend. I really do look forward to connecting with her again. She helped make my wedding day magical.

Tom Wa Beauty
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen S.
Verified review

Nyla is an extremely talented, passionate and professional makeup artist. I have used her services two times at my house and she does a quality job while being very friendly and caring along the way.

HairbyCbrown
4.8
from 6 reviews
    Jeneice T.
    Verified review

    Crystal is amazing at what she does. She is a great stylist and makeup artist. You will be beautified and have a great time while sitting in her chair!

    Not your Average Bella
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin H.
    Verified review

    Macey was awesome! She was so friendly and she did such a great job on my makeup! I will definitely go back to her if I’m in town again and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a makeup artist!!

    Makeup by JessRose
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathy C.
    Verified review

    Jess was very accommodating. She had no problem working with our crazy schedule. We were very happy with my daughters makeup. I would highly recommend her.

    Makeup by Nicole
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Valerie D.
    Verified review

    I normally don't write reviews, but I felt the need to do so since this is the first time that I received exceptional service from a makeup artist. Nicole is a very personable individual and a great listener. I had an idea of how I wanted my makeup, but I did not know how to describe it in words. Nicole was very patient with me and she walked me through the entire process. Overall, she is a personable and professional individual who is extremely detail oriented. Her delivery exceeded my expectations, I will definitely go back to her.

    Jenny's Looks
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Anna S.
    Verified review

    I needed to get my makeup done for an event and hired Jenny. I was a little skeptical hiring through thumbtack but I had a great experience. She’s sweet, works well and fast, and I looked very beautiful. Everyone kept commenting about how good my makeup looked. If you’re on the fence, don’t be! Her work is great!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Blaire D.
    Verified review

    Taylor made me feel so comfortable while still being super professional and listening to my wants and needs and used her creativity and knowledge to execute what she thought would work best for me! Would definitely recommend.

    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 Makeup Artist to Hide my Dark Circles

    Hyattsville, MD

    • Event type
      Other (A club party)
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      To hide my ugly dark circles
    • $91.25
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist on Oct. 27, 2012

    Olney, MD

    • Event type
      Creative / Special effects
    • Number of people needing makeup
      2
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • Details
      i want a sexy cat make up (so it will be just eyes)
    • $90
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist

    Washington, DC

    • Event type
      Creative / Special effects
    • Number of people needing makeup
      2
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      Going to Miss Adams Morgan Pageant this Saturday. We were looking to go with glitter lips and possible one eye in drag makeup.
    • $175
      Average price
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