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Evanston Celebrity Makeup Artists

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 90 reviews
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon G.
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WOW!!! Those are the only words I can use to describe the full experience of Monique's professionalism and artistry. After last minute urging from my 20something daughters to hire a makeup artist to do our faces for my 25th wedding anniversary celebration, i only provided a 3 day notice & Monique not only came to the rescue but she was our gift! She is a highly talented, ultra professional, who listens to your desires and skillfully transforms you beyond expectation. My event was last night & I am so grateful for how beautiful she had all of us looking, sharing this review was my 1st priority. Anyone seeking the absolute best, look no further. I've already stored her in my contacts as now my personal makeup artist!

  • 19 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea H.
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Delia was great! She was so warm and friendly and listened to my overall concerns. She left me looking like a million bucks without having to spend that much. I was pleasantly surprised because she was much more affordable than other makeup artists. Delia definitely knows what she's doing and I would hire her again, I got many compliments on my makeup, which lasted all through the night. The only not so positive thing I have to comment is she did run a little late due to another appointment, but she was still very professional, and let me know, rather than keep me waiting for her, which was much appreciated.

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 74 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
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I found Traci using this website recommended to me by my mother-in-law. I had experienced a rough make-up trial before and wasn't satisfied so I was on the hunt for a new makeup artist. Traci was prompt in responding to my requirements, and her pricing was very reasonable for her services. We made an appointment THAT WEEK for her to swing by my house and do a pre-trial. During our pre-trial, she was professional, personable, and listened to my needs. The pre-trial was amazing. She spent a few hours working with me, trying to create the perfect wedding look! She is very easy-going, easy to talk to, and overall, I enjoyed the experience. I loved the fact that she kept in touch with me the month before my wedding to share with me new products she received that we could use on my big day! When the big-day was here, she was prompt and made me look GORGEOUS. There was not a single thing I can think of that I was disappointed in or anything that went wrong. I give her 5 stars because she went above and beyond to make me feel beautiful and stunning. Thank you Traci for all your hard work!

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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
Kristen C.
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I could not be more grateful for finding such amazing makeup artists for my wedding. I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to makeup (I have done my own makeup for all of my brothers weddings instead of getting it done) but she made me feel so beautiful without being over done. My main concern was if she'd be able to cover up a few blemish scars and she completely did! My bridesmaids​ and I were beyond pleased and would use her a million times over. Thank you so much !!!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Aetna M.
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I was happy with Patricia's services. Excellent job. I have retained her as my professional makeup artist.

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katelyn P.
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Lisa did my makeup as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. I felt like she really understood what I wanted and was able to give recommendations. Some makeup artists say "pick you own color" and she was able to say what blush/lipstick/etc. she thought would look best with the eye look. She also did great brows!

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Pam K.
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Julie was amazing! she did my hair and makeup for both my bridal portrait sitting and my wedding, as well as a few ladies in my bridal party. I wish I had occasion to have her do my makeup and hair ALL the time because she was fabulous. Professional, on time, friendly, and everyone looked fantastic. 10/10 would absolutely pick her again!

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria F.
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Best makeup artist ever, and I've hired quite a few! She made me feel and look beautiful! Thank you Anastacia!

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Lilly's Bridal Boutique
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily A.
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Lilly was absolutely fantastic to work with. She did my hair and makeup for my wedding, as well as hair and makeup for several of my bridesmaids. Everything looked perfect and held up well. She was also very responsive to feedback. I had some changes to my makeup look after my trial and the final product ended up perfect. My hair also held up incredibly for the entir night. Would absolutely recommend and hire again.

Cassie & Dee
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffani Michelle M.
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I met Knena Delarkins working on a breast cancer documentary for a nonprofit organization called Pinkies in Austin, TX. I was being interviewed and filmed on camera and Knena was my makeup artist. Knena is so professional and her experiences working in Europe is impressisve. I really love her personality and how she completed my makeup for a natural look. As a recording artist and model she went above and beyond to make myself feel comfortable and she was very engaging. Knena is an awesome talent and I will be using her again for future photoshoots for my music and modeling. I recommend her highly for makeup artistry.

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Blushing Reflections
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy K.
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I had my nieces wedding on Friday and my makeup artist cancelled on me Tuesday night .. kaylee cane up on thumtack as a recommendation . She called me right away and not only made appt for me but for my 2 daughters as well .. so sweet and so efficient . Her prices are so affordable .. I will be going back to her again .. HIGHLY RECCOMMEND ❤️👍🏻

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Karina Marks
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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I really enjoyed working with Karina. My son was recently married and I wanted a professional makeup application for the wedding. Karina listened to my concerns and was great at creating a polished and subtle look. I would highly recommend her for any person of any age.

The Beauty and The Blush
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica H.
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Amanda did my makeup for myself and my bridal party for my wedding and she did beyond awesome!!! I have never really been one to wear a lot of makeup so I was naturally worried that I wouldn't look myself and that everything would feel caked on. That was not the issue at all! She made sure I felt comfortable and that I thoroughly liked everything. She made my girls and myself feel beyond beautiful!!! Some of my girls got traditional makeup done while others got the airbrushing application done. I chose airbrushing as well and I have got to say I was very pleased with how everything looked!! We all received sooo many compliments! Even by other makeup artists!!! Amanda did our makeup early in the morning and it held up the WHOLE day so I was very happy about that! She will definitely be my go to girl to do my makeup whenever needed!!!

ArtistrylikeBAM
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
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Living in cities like LA, D.C., Scottsdale and Chicago, Brandon is as good as it gets when it comes to a flawless makeup applications. Not only is he incredibly funny and cute, but he knows products, ingredients, and tricks for just about everything! Even his glam looks look fresh, natural, and effortless - glowing and healthy looking skin is his thing. He truly is talented and probably the most knowledgeable professional artist I've ever met. He has a true passion for his craft! I would trust him for any and every occasion! TRULY THE BEST! and be prepared to fall in love with him within seconds, he is that makeup artist you put on speed dial.

Majesty Makeup
4.7
from 14 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

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Makeup by Darshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina P.
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We had such a great experience! She was able to achieve the desired look despite 3 kids running around. She was very professional & a great artist. As a bonus, the makeup lasted all day, in 80 degree heat. Thank you! Can't wait to work with you again!

Angel Jay x MUA
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 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

Makeup by Jessica Nicole
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Karla H.
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Amazing makeup artist.

Lo + Co Does Make Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nesreen S.
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Flawless makeup application that lasted all day and looked great in pictures! Lauren will be my new makeup artist!

Diana's Beauty Makeover
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
PINAL P.
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Diana did awesome job face painting kids and adults face at my party. All her face painting was excellent and she is very fast and very good at her work. Will definitely work with her again.

Josephine's Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tiffany K.
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    Josephine is my go to makeup artist. Prior to the appointment she is professional while scheduling the time and is flexible with the time constraints of my calendar. Upon arriving, she is warm and attentive making sure that I am completely comfortable. Once I'm at ease she is prompt in exploring my beauty goals for the occasion: business, casual, romantic, eccentric, sultry, etc. Then she assesses her canvass and talks me through her plan explaining why she thinks we should go with one brand versus another and noting my opinion. I have recommended Josephine to all my friends and would encourage everyone to try her at least once.

    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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