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Darien Makeup Professionals

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cristal C.
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I hired Monique to do my makeup for my baby shower a few weeks ago and she was absolutely amazing in all regards. She was super friendly & professional and arrived at my house early to set up. Monique not only brought her own lighting and a huge makeup kit, but even had a director's chair for me to sit in. My living room was completely transformed and I definitely felt like a superstar and looked like one too when she was done. I received compliment after compliment at my shower and if I didn't live in California I'd be hiring Monique again for my maternity photos next week. Monique is extremely talented and passionate about her work. I highly recommend her and will definitely be calling her again the next time I'm in town for a visit. If you need your makeup done, hire Monique and you won't be disappointed. I know you'll love her work as much as I do!

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Traci did my makeup and hair for my wedding, along with my step daughter's hair and makeup. She was very professional, arrived on time, and stayed in constant communication with me. She did a trial run to get a better understanding of what I wanted and had a great selection of products, shadows, etc, that she could suit anyone's tastes. I would definitely recommend Traci!

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Ami Erika Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Ami is absolutely amazing. She did my wedding makeup and makeup for five other people, all different ages and skin types. She listened to everyone's wants and needs and we were all so happy with our own makeup and each person looked incredible. Not only that, she was a pleasure to have with us all day. I cannot recommend her enough!!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina C.
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Patricia was absolutely wonderful transforming my bridal look to match the awesome day. She's really cool, hear your thoughts and work with you in what you want for your special day. You can tell she has a great range of experience when she was extremely comfortable doing my hair and makeup as well as my mom and mother in law's, all within time on time. I'm really glad she was in the Chicago area and I didn't have to travel to the burbs for the trial. Thanks again!

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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Lisa was so professional & talented! She arrived on time with all the tools needed to make us beautiful for the special day! She was attentive & receptive to the ideas we had and was even able to replicate them exactly! She worked efficiently but precisely and was able to give us the exact looks we wanted! I am so happy I selected Lisa for this occasion and would definitely recommend her to anykne looking for makeup services!

Freelance Makeup Artist
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Annette E.
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Laura was pleasant and made me feel very comfortable. We did a trial run for my upcoming wedding and I was very pleased with the results. She finished my makeup at 11:30 a.m. and it lasted all day until I removed it at 10 p.m. I have oily skin and blotted makeup throughout the day with a Kleenex and it still held up! Can't wait till big day application. Thank You Laura!

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay H.
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She did an amazing job!! The makeup was perfect and lasted until the next day. ( It was 94 degrees out the day of the wedding) The girls loved their makeup and felt very comfortable.

  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget M.
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Monica came completely prepared for the job with her own small table and entire stash of makeup. Makeup lasted all day. We were very pleased.

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Anastasia did makeup for my two friends and me for a wedding. She was amazing! Our makeup was better than the wedding parties!

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Sheria W.
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Loved the makeup application and her flexibility to change colors on the spot. We worked well together and my face came out flawless. Thank you so much for making my day special!

Makeup Eva
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Erika R.
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Great service and she's very friendly! She did an amazing job with my makeup and I would really recommend her! I will definitely hire her again.

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Lilly's Bridal Boutique
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan L.
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Lilly and the other girls were incredible to work with!! I loved my hair and makeup, and my bridesmaids did as well! I highly recommend Lilly!!

ArtistrylikeBAM
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
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I hired Branden to do makeup for my girlfriend's birthday night out and it was such a blast! Branden was prompt, quick to respond, and super professional...not to mention a master at what he does and a lot of fun! He made our afternoon so fun and special while he was doing our makeup and I can't wait to have another occasion to book him!

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Makeup by Darshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ritu R.
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Darshi did an amazing job for my engagement party! She did the makeup look I wanted and I loved it! I had several compliments and guests asking who did my makeup. She was very professional in communicating while confirming the date and contract signing. I highly recommend Darshi and would definitely use her again.

Almaz Does Beauty
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Almaz did my makeup exactly how I hoped. She was friendly, professional, and she listened to the wishes of myself and my mom and MIL. My mom’s makeup was so phenomenal that her sister accused her of getting work done.

Makeup By Jennifer K
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Edward C.
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Being able to be tutored in how to advance my makeup technique has made all of the difference for me in the industry, and I have Jennifer to thank for that. I absolutely encourage anyone to get lessons from her to help up their makeup game!

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Hair & Makeup by Allison
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
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I had the pleasure of seeing Allison grow from the beginning of her career. Going to her for a few years now, and I couldn't be happier! I've always been nervous to get my hair done and not trusting my hair stylist. Now, I only trust Allison to do my hair! If you get nervous about who does your hair then Allison is the girl for you! Everyone always asks me who does my hair, I feel like a walking model for her work. I ended up referring a few of my friends to her and they were beyond happy with their results every time. She listens to what you want and she incorporates your ideas with her professional and honest opinion. She always amazes me. She has a true art and passion for doing hair and makeup, it shows every time I have her do it. If you want a trusted , well educated, passionate and friendly hair/makeup stylist Allison is your girl! Definitley amazing at doing weddings as well. If you need anything done for prom, weddings or just because I highly recommend! :) Below are some pictures of Allison's work on my hair ! <3

Angel Jay x MUA
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Angel is a phenomenal makeup artist. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is seeking a professional for any occasion. She offered some great makeup tips/advice that were very helpful, and I can’t wait to try them myself. I was very pleased with my results, and would definitely use her services again

Majesty Makeup
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Vency T.
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She did a wonderful job on our makeup. We were statisfied with her work

Studio 6957
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea H.
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When I got there I was have a panick attack.. She and my BFF got me clam down and "Mz T"went to work. The makeup was flawless and I felt beautiful. When I need makeup again I will be using her services again...

Mjay The Great
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Juanita F.
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I had great experiences with Mjay The Great, she is a great makeup Artist she does an excellent job on my makeup, she's very professional, very punctual,very responsible,and she has great work quality

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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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Need Hair and Makeup Artist

Downers Grove, IL

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Hair and makeup services required
    Both hair and makeup
  • Additional hair and makeup services required
    Fake lashes: Yes, Airbrush: No, Hair extensions: No, Hair weave: No, Custom hair pieces: No, Tattoo Covering: No
  • Hair length at time of event
    Medium (around your shoulder)
  • Makeup style
    Not applicable: No, Natural and clean: Yes, Glamorous and bold: No, Romantic and soft: No, Gentle glow: No, Smokey eyes: No, Bold lips: No, As recommended by professional: No
  • Number of people needing hair styling and makeup
    2
  • Details
    One bride and her sister
  • $206.67
    Average price
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