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Miami Special Effects Makeup Artists

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

  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Leanie G.
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Courtney was awesome! I've gotten my makeup done by different artists and I never really love the outcome. She did n excellent job in keeping me look like me on my wedding day. She was super professional, nice and attentive to what I wanted from the beginning. I look forward to working with her in the future.

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AM Glam
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheri B.
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AM Glam was a amazing! I LOVED my makeup... a perfect makeup look, got loads of compliments, and felt beautiful! A definite must hire again!

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Gerberg Photography
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vlada Z.
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I had an amazing photoshoot with Mari. I felt so confident and she helped me a lot. We did a great job with Mari. She fulfilled all my wishes, helped to pick up clothes and invited a great makeup artist who did my look even brighter. Thank you so much , Mari Gerberg!

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Asteria Beauty Studio
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catalina H.
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Nicole is AWESOME! She is super responsive, professional, and talented. I hired her to do hair and makeup for me and my bridesmaids and mother for my wedding and everything came out perfectly. I would highly recommend her for anyone who needs a hair stylist or makeup artist for a special event.

Beauty by Nika Dernis
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Samirah K.
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Nika is wonderful to work with! She is very sweet and is a great hair and makeup artist.

  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanelle O.
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Glad I hired Michelle as my makeup artist for a party. She was prompt, professional and most importantly had an amazing personality! She asked a lot of questions to make sure I received the makeup job I wanted. I decided to let her do what she does best; letting her use my face as a blank canvas. She chose foundation over airbrush, my eye color, lipstick etc. I am glad I let her choose everything! I looked absolutely spectacular and it was all because I trusted her expertise! She really knows what she is doing! During my makeup application, I loved how she would tell me in detail what she was doing at that moment and what product she was using. She gave me a lot of recommendations! Michelle is definitely one of the best makeup artists in South Florida! Hire her....you won't regret it!

Gia Despo Hair & Makeup
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Agata P.
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Gia did an outstanding job at my wedding, I couldn't be more happy with the results. She is very professional, she made me feel very comfortable, she is very informative when it comes to makeup. I would recommend her to anybody looking for a professional makeup artist or someone who needs a makeup tutorial. She is very charming and fun. She have a wonderful personality. She is awesome!!

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BellaZoe Beauty
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Mar J.
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Tatiana was not only very professional and talented but also made it a priority that her clients felt special and beautiful. I was flying into Boca Raton for a wedding and needed to find a makeup and hairstylist to assist myself and 5 of my family members get ready. From the beginning of the process Tatiana was honest and responsive and we were all happy with our final looks. She was a perfectionist with our hair and our makeup was stunning and flawless. Even after a whole night dancing our makeup looked just as fresh as it did during the morning afternoon it was done. I highly recommend Tatiana for anyone looking for a hair and makeup artist for a special occasion.

Beautyculture
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna R.
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Stephanny is a wonderful makeup artist and hair stylist, I attended a formal wedding in Miami and she was able to accommodate me by coming to my house earlier since I didn't want to be rushing down to the venue. During the South Florida heat and all of the dancing, my makeup and hair stayed on all night and I received many compliments from family and my boyfriend on how perfect it looked. I don't wear much makeup, so having Stephanny do my makeup and hair had me feeling very true to myself, but just super glamorous for a day. By the end of the night, I didn't even want to take it off. Thank you so much Stephanny!

GP Exclusives
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jessy M.
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The best makeup artists! The whole GP team knows exactly what to do. Always flawless! Couldn't be happier!

Foxy by Roxy
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Blanca L.
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Roxy is the best makeup artist I have ever used. She gave me the bronze look that I wanted with exceptional contouring . I was complemented all night on my makeup. I will definitely use her again and I highly recommend her.

Makeup by Nikita
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney J.
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Nikita is a great makeup artist. I loved my makeup.

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Nicole D Beauty
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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On time, very professional. She did such an amazing job for my wedding day. Kept in communication with me from the time i booked her until the job was done. I was very happy with her and i am very hard to please!

Miami Bridal Team
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly M.
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Paula was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was on time, very personable and professional and most important....she made everyone look absolutely amazing. Her pricing was extremely competitive. I would highly recommend her services. She will be my first call for any future jobs I book and need a makeup artist.

Think Jenn Makeup
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Catalina A.
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Jenn is an amazing makeup artist. She is always on time and is extremely professional. She is always able to recreate the look I want from just looking at a picture. I have used Jenns services several times now and I have not once been disappointed. I will continue to use Jenns services for years to come and have recommended her to all my friends and family. Thank you Jenn for always doing an amazing job and always making me feel beautiful!

Beauty by Nicole Merci
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ana M.
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Nicole is a reliable and loyal makeup artist. I always call her when I need her to do my makeup and gives me a great rate to have my hair styled as well. Since the day I first booked her I knew she is passionate about what she does!

Makeup by Sakary
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elvis M.
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Essie is the only makeup artist I use for special events. She has an amazing God gift talent to do makeup. I'm looking forward to using her again next Saturday for my daughter's quince!!

Mitzi Salz Makeup Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maritza A.
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Mitzi is a super talented makeup artist! She did my makeup for my birthday and she gave me the exact look I wanted. She is really a pro at contouring and hiding imperfections. I would highly recommend her for any event.

Ashni Shastri
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Sindu P.
Verified review

I hired Ashni to do my makeup for my wedding. Being some one who is extremely particular about the looks I go for and the products that go on my skin, I was made to feel at ease by Ashni who made sure she spoke to me prior to the event about what I was looking for, what I was comfortable with, and what products she would be using for my skin type. She made sure my look was non-cakey and natural. She is extremely professional, detail oriented, and she strives for perfection in her work. Her high quality work and pleasant personality have made her my go-to makeup artist and she is someone I would highly recommend to any one looking to get their makeup done for special occasions.

Lindsay L.
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I've known Taylor for many years and have watched her develop her skills as a true makeup artist. I've seen her work firsthand at weddings, special events and even for television, and she's done an incredible job. She is precise, skilled and professional, and her artistry brings new life to the faces of her clients. I highly recommend Taylor for your makeup artistry needs!!

Sharpe Beauty
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Candace J.
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Christina is a true artist when she does hair and makeup. She did my whole bridal party and was very professional and did amazing transformations. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.

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 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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