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

  • 7 years in business
  • 323 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
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
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica R.
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Excellent artist, his makeup is magical.

Beauty to You by Jen
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
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Jennifer did my hair and makeup for my wedding as well as my bridesmaids and the mothers. She did an outstanding job! The hair stayed up the entire night for everyone! And the makeup was perfect. Compliments all night long! You won't go wrong with Beauty to you by Jen.

JJ Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 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

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
Vanessa K.
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Whitney is an amazing artist! She's knowledgeable about skincare as well as makeup and she made sure I understood how to make my makeup last throughout my wedding night. I looked flawless in photos from the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception.

Corinne Danielle MUA
5.0
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!

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 :)

Dan K Beauty
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karena L.
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Daniel did an amazing job on my makeup for my engagement photos and he is so much fun!! I definitely plan on booking him again for my big day !!!

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.

Glamorous Makeup By Jackie
5.0
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.

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

    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!

    About

    I have been a makeup enthusiast for many years, but I've been doing freelance work since 2011. My boyfriend will vouch that in the last couple of years, my enthusiasm has grown or even has outgrown! I love to do weddings and any other type of events. I can travel to you, or you can come to me. I'm all about whatever is easiest for you!

    About

    I have loved makeup since I can remember, eating and putting my mom's lipstick on at a toddler age. I feel makeup should be used to enhance the natural beauty. I believe it magnifies the beauty that already exists. I airbrush makeup for all occasions! I am an experienced makeup artist/esthetician. I love skin care and makeup. I love what I do. I can travel to you or vise versa.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    What I believe sets me apart from other artists is while I love to be creative, my main goal is accommodating to what the client is looking for. Beauty is very personal, and what is beautiful to one woman may not be beautiful to another. Whether my client is looking for natural, or dramatic, its important to me to use my creative skills and artistry to achieve that!

    • 21 years in business
    About

    Cause I pride my self on perfection!

    About

    I am a makeup artist and hairstylist. I do any and every type of makeup and hairstyling, from commercial work and photo shoots to film and television, weddings and personal styling for events and special effects makeup. I am a former CNN makeup artist and hairstylist out of the Atlanta bureau. I have my FL esthetician license along with attending Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training School in Orlando, FL, for the Beauty Makeup Course and also the Makeup Designory in Los Angeles, CA, for Special Effects Makeup and Studio Hairstyling. I also have an incredible network of other individual makeup artists and hairstylists whom I can hire to join me on large jobs to accommodate my clients.

    • 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

    I am a self-taught makeup artist who occasionally dabbles in hairstyling. I run a YouTube channel where I share some beauty and lifestyle tips, tricks, and life hacks. I cater to those with a budget proving that you can achieve celebrity-quality looks for a quarter of the price. I use mostly drugstore products and teach the ways of makeup while applying it. I mostly travel with one other person, so I have help bringing and packing my materials. I do ask that you let me know if you like to use specific products or would like a certain finish (matte or dewy). Pictures are always appreciated.

    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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