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Largo Special Effects Makeup Artists

Browse these special effects makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Largo.

  • 7 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Shiquita E.
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My experience was awesome. The outcome was great! Everyone loved my makeup. I think I found my new makeup artist. I will definitely recommend this company.

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Lillian Rose Beauty & Bridal
from 53 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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Lillian was absolutely amazing! She really saved the day for me - due to a last minute situation, I had less than 24 hours to find a makeup artist. She emailed me quickly, was friendly and detailed, and professional. She showed up a few minutes early, and again, was so friendly and professional. We were working on a time constraint, and she did a perfect job, even with the limited time. Thank you so much Lillian! I will definitely be in touch next time I need a makeup artist.

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Lau Magical Artistry
from 31 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia P.
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I appreciate that laura does her best every time I ask her for an special makeup for a party or something more special and elaborated for my kids. They are always so happy when getting face painting. She uses the best products that work well on their delicate skin, and she is always very patient and friendly. Prices are reasonable for the professionalism and creativity that she put in every single work.

Thee Makeup Doll
from 31 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Angela G.
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Working with Tina was such a wonderful experience. She did my makeup for my July wedding in Sarasota Florida and I am so glad that I chose her! I had a trial run with Tina a week before my wedding and she made me feel so comfortable. She listened to what I wanted and was so much fun to chat with during the entire process. If there were things I didn't particularly like or wanted changed, she had no problem doing so and made it clear that she wasn't happy unless I was happy. Within a few minutes any concerns I had were fixed or adjusted to how I liked it. On the day of my wedding she was on time, professional, and did a fantastic job. I had an outdoor ceremony in July, and she did the airbrush makeup on my face. It never sweat off and looked wonderful in person and in photographs. I am a person who does wear makeup everyday and have been a classical performer for 15 years with stage makeup experience, so I am very particular about my makeup and rarely trust others to do it. I truly felt so beautiful and never once worried about how my makeup looked from the early morning photos in to the evening. I would highly recommend Tina to anyone needing bridal makeup. Not only does she do a beautiful job but she is a sweet and beautiful person!

  • 26 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Leslie is a phenomenal hair and makeup artist. She and her assistants were extremely professional and made me the most beautiful bride I could of ever possibly dreamed of.

from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie J.
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Absolutely one of the most amazing makeup artist I've ever came in contact with she makes you feel comfortable and leaves you with an elegant and beautiful look in whatever style fits your needs for that special day she did my make-up for my wedding and my special day would not have been complete without her there to make me look amazing.

Beauty to You by Jen
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Mary N.
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Jen was FANTASTIC. She did makeup for myself and two friends for a Girls Night Out and listened to what we wanted, but also gave suggestions. Very friendly, kept the conversation going, and made all of us feel very comfortable. Her work is on point and even being very particular about my makeup (I’m always worried I won’t like what gets done), I felt gorgeous and fierce all night! I would 100% recommend Beauty to you by Jen to anyone. She does beautiful soft natural romantic makeup but she can absolutely do fierce, rocker chick makeup that rivals the Hollywood look!

Childlike Productions
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Great job!! Quality service and very responsible!! Every person in the event made an accomplishment to the makeup!! 100% recommended!!Thanks

Michele Renee The Studio
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal W.
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Our hair & makeup artist was Samantha. She arrived at the time promised and got right to it. Samantha did 3 hairstyles and 2 makeup...all of which were wonderful! We were all so very pleased with not only the results but with Samantha. She made us very comfortable and at ease. We were complimented over and over about how pretty we looked. Thank you Samantha and thank you Michele Renee Studio for a wonderful experience!

La Bella Donna Artistry
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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Everything was perfect. Donna was punctual, professional, warm & friendly and an extremely talented makeup artist. I will recommend her to everyone!

JJ Makeup Artistry
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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She truly is a wonderful makeup artist. I really enjoyed my experience with her. I will definitely recommend her to all my friends and family. Thank you so much

Makeup by Danielle
from 14 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Leonda N.
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Danielle did an excellent job with my makeup makeover and I am so happy with the result. She is very talented and even took the time to explain the steps in applying the makeup. I would definitely use her again for any special events that I would need to dress up and look great.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cloe G.
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Dee is such a talented makeup artist. As a HUGE makeup enthusiast I'm always hesitant to get my makeup done by someone else. I was surely not disappointed. She explained every step and rational for product choice and expertly executed my birthday look. I received compliments all night long. Her artistry ranges from natural "no makeup" looks to full on red carpet glam and for my birthday I got a look right in the middle. What I can certainly appreciate is her cleanliness. No one wants there makeup done with dirty brushes and germs everywhere. I will definitely and without a doubt book Dee again for my next event.

The Hair and Makeup Gypsy
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori L.
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I've had professional hair and makeup done by Allie many times for appearances on live television and I am always impressed with her ability to make me look and feel great! She is a very positive person and a fantastic artist! Her makeup is classically beautiful ranging from natural to glam and her hairstyles always look runway ready!

Styles By LaKyles
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanine B.
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I am not big on makeup but wanted a special look for my birthday. I loved how my makeup was very natural and classy. I received so many compliments on my look. Will definitely use this artist again!

Sonja Sevin Makeup Artist
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi J.
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Very laid back and comfortable yet very professional. Sonja did my makeup for my wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! She was very affordable as well! I will Definitely use her again!

Corinne Danielle MUA
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Corinne asked if I would assist her in being a model for her upcoming website. I do my own makeup and I'm very iffy when others do my makeup but Corinne made it super enjoyable. We laughed, talked, and every now and then she let me have a peek at her creation. When I finally got s full look I fell in love. I felt and looked beautiful; she actually made me fall back in love with pink hued lipsticks that I normally stray away from. During the photos and after I felt amazing! She's a true artist in making women feel absolutely beautiful. I now recommend her first the moment someone says they need their makeup done and have referred my sister as well. She's amazing and I definitely plan on having her do my makeup again!

Brenda MUA Irizarry
from 4 reviews
    Martinique H.
    Verified review

    Words can not describe how AWESOME Brenda is!!!! Her makeup skills are amazing, she works with your schedule and has even come to my hair dresser to do my makeup. I always get compliments when she beats my face.... SHE IS AMAZING!!!

    Flawless artistry
    from 3 reviews
      Ashley N.
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      Mechelle is an incredible makeup artist and very professional. She is always on time and executes the look you're wanting without telling you what would look better or that wouldn't work with your skin tone etc... I highly recommend her!

      Glamorous Makeup By Jackie
      from 2 reviews
      • 16 years in business
      Spirit L.
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      In my experience of working with Jackie, I have not only learned about the make up itself, but I've also learned about me! What do I mean? Well, I never knew that I had red tones in my skin complexion which enable a beautil bronze glow when the lighter blush is applied. Mrs. Jackie is not only an amazing make up artist but she a women of empowerment; knowledge is power and that's how she enabled me! Thank you for your kindness and warm embrace making me feel like a part of your family. God loves you and He is specially fond of you if you are graced with her presence and transformed at the hand of her skill! Shalom.

      • 1 year in business

      My business stands out because I do special effects makeup, custom prosthetics, as well as beauty makeup. You have a movie you’re filming, a photo shoot, a party, or just want to have fun I’m the artist to help you out. I work with you to make sure everything is up to your standards and your budget, everyone leaves happy.

      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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