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ENVY Makeovers LLC
4.5
from 120 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
Shareyna P.
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What a professional owner and staff! One of the artists did the makeup for my girls for my wedding and was very polite from beginning to end! She arrived early and was very observant of each of the girls' looks and made everyone feel comfortable! Even the girls who never wear makeup were very pleased!! I was delighted! The owner, Adrienne, was very responsive and helpful from the very beginning when I inquired about services and signed the contract! I will be using them again and again!

BEAUTY WITH RENÉE
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Janette S.
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I have worked in the salon/beauty industry for 10 years and I have never met a better makeup artist than Renee!! She is so funny and sweet, I felt like I was hanging out with one of my best friends and almost completely forgot I was actually having a service done! I gave her a general idea of what I was looking for (a modern take on a vampy, old Hollywood glam), but gave her no specifics and she exceeded my expectations! I have gotten my makeup done countless times and have always gotten trendy beauty looks that didn't really compliment my face, and I didn't have that issue with Renee! I even told her I wanted a heavy dark liner underneath, and she understood what I wanted but that it probably wouldn't as flattering on my eye shape and told me all the ways I can achieve that smokier look without weighing my face down. She has such a gentle touch and is so talented and creative, I cannot stop gushing about Renee! If you have any event that you need some glam for, or just want to figure out wtf to do with a contour, or just want to try a new look for yourself and don't know how to do it, RENEE IS YOUR GIRL!

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Bria Knight
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Nene E.
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She was amazing ! Love love love her! Thank you for making my weekend glammed!!! Everyone loved ur work !She is def my new makeup artist!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dee M.
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Had my makeup done a few times and recommended people to her. Very professional the makeup was done beautifully and the lashes are amazing last 2 1/2 weeks.

Tam's Makeup
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elle W.
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Tamara was very prompt and professional, but had a very relaxing and warm demeanor and knew how to explain exactly what she was doing on my face. I'm a dark skinned woman, with a shiny skin tone, and a lot of the time makeup artists enjoy my complexion because they say that they can use a lot of colors on me. It just doesn't work out right because I like to look made up but natural. Tamara did not over do the contour on my face, because I know that contour is in trend right now, but it doesn't suit everybody and it doesn't suit me. She understood the vision I was going for and executed it immensely. She did such a good job that my friend who was getting married booked her after seeing me. *Her British accent is a BIG plus too!!!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tanya C.
Verified review

I am excited I got the opportunity to not only meet the owner and operator of Deidre 's Beauty Boutique, but to witness first hand classy art with a professional makeup artist (Deidre Brown). I was very pleased with your service and professionalism. I would definitely book your services again, upon you returning to the Rock Hill area.... Thanks, Tanya

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrell F.
Verified review

Very sweet makeup artist. She made the experience very comfortable. I had an even and finish look, definitely will be calling her again

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  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley R.
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Rabia did an amazing job on my makeup trial. I can't wait for her to do my wedding make up ! She knows her stuff and is very sweet. I will recommend her to anyone looking to a makeup artist......Keep it up Girly you are Amazing

Mikayla Hiers
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Jessica C.
    Verified review

    I loved my experience with Mikayla Hiers. Not only is her makeup ability excellent her whole brand is. I recommend her to anyone for any occasion. She has so much talent and makes you smile just being around her. I love how beautiful she makes me feel and look.

    DymyndFaces by NicoDymynd
    4.9
    from 8 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Khamile D.
    Verified review

    Not only did I feel like my best self with my DymyndFace, but Nico was simultaneously the most professional and down to earth artist that I've had the pleasure of working with. 5 star recommendation.

    • 18 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Latisha H.
    Verified review

    DaNina is an amazingly talented makeup artist! She is very professional and organized. She will travel to you and set up at your home with her own chair and lighting and everything a makeup artist would need! She listens to you and what you want and more than surpasses your expectations. I don't wear makeup often since I work with kids, but that day she came and did my make up test for my wedding in July, I felt like a million bucks. I have never seen my makeup done so flawlessly before. We used airbrush and it really is like second skin. She also gave me tips on taking care of my skin so I can look and feel my best on my wedding day. I love her work and I will definitely be using her services in the future! Oh, and she is definitely hired to do my bridal makeup in July!

    Mahogany Creations
    4.5
    from 8 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Kenyetta W.
    Verified review

    My experience with Mahogany was wonderful!! She exceeded my expectations when she gave me that nice bday beat face!! She is an amazing makeup artist and she went above and beyond by traveling to me! I'm still getting compliments about my makeup! She will be my Atlanta MUA anytime I travel to Atlanta! I give Mahogany 5 stars!!!

    Jules Hollingshead
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel M.
    Verified review

    Jules did my makeup for a wedding I was in and it was fantastic! I never wear much and I decided to treat myself and schedule an appointment with her, and I'm so happy I did. She was recommended to me by someone that works in the same store as her, and I'm glad I listened. She cleaned my skin, and covered all of my old acne scars. I got compliments all night on how great my complexion looked, and even though I didn't really want eye makeup, she did it anyways and it was so subtle, not really sparkly but made me feel really really pretty. I can tell she wanted to do more but I really appreciate her listening to me and getting to know me and doing exactly what I wanted. I cannot thank her enough! I added a photo by KimberlySpins photography, please excuse the upset baby.

    MRH Designs Faces
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Desiree C.
    Verified review

    Michele at MRH Designs Faces is an amazing and talented make-up artist. She is professional, accommodating and attentive to the clients needs not to mention a truly friendly and personal. She is always quick to respond and very organized. Highly recommend MRH Design Faces!

    Marisu Wehrenberg
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lauren M.
    Verified review

    Marisu was my makeup artist for my wedding. She also applied makeup for my mom and my sister. She was incredible, capturing the look I was going for and made me look incredible on my wedding day. Very pleased, I would recommend her to anyone for any occasion that you want to look and feel special.

    Makeup by Sydney
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jake S.
    Verified review

    As a photographer I have seen dozens and dozens of makeup artist and Sydney stands out. She does such a quality job. Even though she’s more than competent, she is great at communicating with the client and applying makeup to their comfort level. Very friendly, yet professional. I would 100% recommend Sydney.

    Smudged by R. Bell
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    Chris B.
    Verified review

    As a photographer I've used SMUDGED by R. Bell for all of my work and she consistently pushes the envelope and brings amazingly creative concepts to life. Re'Nauta is very fun to be around, punctual, and goes the extra mile no matter the scope of the project.

    About

    Hi. My name is Veronica and I've been a make up artist for over 25 years now. I have worked for cosmetic companies such as MAC, Benefit and photography studio Glamour Shots. I have done make up for the UGA fashion dept. UTEP fashion dept., TV series My Super Sweet Sixteen and LA Ink. Just to name a few in my many years of make up artistry.

    About

    My philosophy is simple: "Beauty lies within everyone and simply needs to be enhanced." I am a makeup artist who cannot only enhance your beauty for specific events, but I can also teach you to apply the right products, so you look beautiful daily.

    About

    My work stands out from others because I am experienced doing all ethnic backgrounds and I do all type of makeup as far as photoshoots theatrical weddings proms etc. I also have a team that are family members mom is a cosmetologist sister is an event planner im an Esthetician

    About

    I am a mobile makeup artist with over 15 years experience. I specialize in enhancing your beauty. I do makeup for all occasions.

    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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