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Tampa Costume Makeup Artists

Browse these costume makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tampa.

  • 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
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Lillian is extremely responsive and punctual. She also is very talented and made me, my mom, and my bridesmaids look absolutely stunning on my wedding day. The only reason for the 4 stars is the last minute change of timeline after a signed upon contract with an agreed upon timeline completed 7 months before my wedding. 5 days before we were told that she would be adding a second makeup artist (at no additional cost) and that they would aarrive at 11:30 instead of 9am, when my hair person was already scheduled and confirmed for 9 (we wanted both to be happening simultaneously). The reason for this change was a last minute cancellation of the makeup artist of another bride that Lillian decided to help. So, we were forced to adjust our timeline and our schedule 5 days before my wedding so she could make it work for this bride and myself. Yes, everything worked out, but we were all sitting around for several hours in the morning watching one girl at a time get their hair done when 2 girls at a time could have gone had the original timeline remained in tact (per our contract). I realize this might seem petty, but it did cause additional undo stress on myself and my mom when we were already dealing with enough changes. Additionally, Lillian was only able to do mine, my mom, and my MOHs makeup and her associate did the other bridesmaids. Again, 7 months ago, we agreed that she would be doing everyone's and not someone I had never met.

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Lau Magical Artistry
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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I found Lau via Thumbtack. My husband and I used Laura for our Halloween costume makeup and were so happy w what she did! We sent her and came with pictures and she did what we wanted to a “T”. Thank u Laura...quality work! I would definitely hire her again.

Beauty to You by Jen
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki B.
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Jen was amazing! Not only was the hair and makeup perfect, but she was the sweetest thing! I would highly recommend her for your special day!

Childlike Productions
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Fantastic Job! The Kids loved it, the Face painting Artwork was amazing & Balloon Twisting was one of the best I have seen. Would recommend Highly to anyone for an event. We will use your Company again for sure. Thank you for making our Company Picnic a Success.

JJ Makeup Artistry
5.0
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
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke R.
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Danielle did my makeup for our wedding. She made me look and feel beautiful. Both times I meet with her she was on time and prepared!! I would recomend her!!

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Undine Body Art
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
Verified review

Eric is a talented make up artist! He is professional, creative and works quickly. I hired him to do my Halloween makeup as a ringleader/lion tamer mauled by her lion. I looked exactly the part - he did a glamorous circus performer's look on my face, and applied prosthetics on my neck and shoulder to mimic bite and claw marks. Everyone was so impressed with the life-like accuracy of the bites and claw marks. Two of my friends refused to help me remove the prosthetics at the end of the night because they were so nauseated by the sight! I highly recommend Eric for all your make up artistry needs. I will be hiring him again in the future!

Sequoya Avenue
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vanessa R.
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Courtney is an eye brow expert! When I first came to her she put me in brow rehab after having a bad experience somewhere else with a brow wax. After the second time seeing her I felt like my brows were back to normal and better than ever. She recently tinted my eyebrows which was amazing. They looked fuller and natural. I trust her 100% with my brows and I am even going to use her as a makeup artist for my engagement photos. She is such a professional and anything she touches turns out fabulous!

Styles By LaKyles
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Let me start by saying I do not wear makeup. I attended an event that *required* makeup and booked Whitney to do my makeup. My skin was raidiant, the makeup felt light and it lasted until the next day! She did such an amazing job she literally made me want to start wearing makeup daily

Dan K Beauty
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hong P.
Verified review

Dan did my makeup for my engagement photos. He did a great job and I love it! I definitely recommend his service and hire him again for the next event, a true artist!

Radiant Glam
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiayanna N.
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I appreciate the quality of Dionne's work. She listened to me when I said I do not like a lot of makeup just a soft beat. Definitely would recommend her to anyone :)

Elisa Vee - Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Chad D.
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Elisa is an amazing artist. She did my makeup for a costume I wore to a friend's themed party. I was very impressed with the results and so were the other guests at the party.

Brenda MUA Irizarry
4.8
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!!!

    Hollie Michelle
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Chelsie J.
      Verified review

      Hollie was both professional and personal, the day of my wedding. She was prompt on arrival and got everything done in a timely manner. She took her time with the airbrush and putting only my false lashes. She did a beautiful job and wish she could do my make up every day!!! I highly recommend this make up artist, for any event.

      Makeup by Nadine Josette
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Caroline U.
        Verified review

        Loved working with Nadine! I had no problem getting in touch with her, she was prompt, personable, and did an amazing job on the brides makeup! She had a large inventory of supplies with every color pallet you could imagine that could suit anyone's makeup request. Another bonus is that Nadine is extremely cleanly, no makeup brush was used twice and disposable lipstick and mascara applicators were used and promptly thrown away. I have nothing but good things to say about Nadine, it would be a mistake not to hire her for your makeup needs.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        Honey Bee offers makeup services in beauty, special fx and hair bending. She is willing to work for events as well as one on one. Her goal is to make her clients feel good about the service they are paying for while maintaining a peaceful environment to be in. As a side note, if you do take advantage of my number, please leave a voice mail or text, so I know who you are. Also, there is a contact form on my website if you need to know additional information.

        About

        Wedding and Occasion Makeup This is your day to shine. . .and shine you will! Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine your perfect wedding day... Experienced and committed to excellence, I will work with you to create a look that will turn your fantasies into reality. For this one day, all eyes will be on you, Make the most of it with makeup that is elegant and timeless. My makeup artistry skills allow me to create the most "beautiful face" for your wedding or other special occasion. I will work with you to create your vision on your special day and guarantee 100% satisfaction on your "beautiful face". Airbrush Makeup Do you want to have a flawless finish makeup, natural beauty and build-able coverage... here we have a new AIRBRUSH system. Airbrushing Has You Covered Red spots, brown spots, any spot, or blemish, even dark circles under your eyes! You'll look bright, awake and alive at any time of day. To help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pull the skin tight during your foundation application.

        • 6 years in business
        About

        rated 5 stars by our customers

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I offer beauty services for special event, proms, weddings and bachelorette parties. I can also do club and theatrical makeup. I do anniversary and makeup for all ages. I will make you shine!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        I am a freelance makeup artist who will travel for wedding and event makeup with reasonable and affordable prices for a beautiful work. I can show my resume and portfolio work upon consultation.

        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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