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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Christina P.
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Tai did my hair and makeup for my wedding trial, dyed my hair last minute for my bachelorette party and did hair & makeup for all 5 my girls and myself! I hired her instantly! She did an amazing job and was extremely easy to get along with. I strongly recommend brides-to-be to consider Tai for their bridal makeup or any makeup and/or hair service for any occasion. She's more than a makeup artist, I would consider her a friend! We started talking about work and now we chat about life! I highly recommend her for any service you may need. Thanks, Tai!

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Gloria J.
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I was in desparate need of makeup application for my daughter for prom, since my sister had training for a new job and was no longer available. After a few days of researching artists on StyleSeat, I stumbled across Monique's page and decided to take a chance - her pictures were amazing. I am soooo glad I did! All I can say is she is awesome. When she set up the lights and strapped on her brushes, I instantly knew I found the right person. As she begin to work, I felt witness to the creation of a masterpiece! I stood back in awe. She wowed everyone in the room, and when she was done, my daughter beamed with beauty and confidence.

  • 19 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Justine L.
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Soo happy with Delia's makeup services. She made me look and feel beautiful. Only makeup artist you'll ever need!!

Makeup And Hair By Traci
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Lashawnda V.
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I enjoyed Traci, she was on time in spite of my clients wedding starting at 11:30 in the morning. She came through at the last minute. She had all 6 ladies including the bride looking beautiful. She was complete with the last bridesmaid makeup by 10:20a.m. Everyone loved their look. I would most defiantly call Traci again, I will recommend her. Lashawnda

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Gemme Jolie Belle Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Patti L.
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Rubi did an amazing job for me and my bridesmaids for my wedding! She was extremely responsive, listened to our requests, and did a stellar makeup job! She came to Racine, Wi from Illinois which is a bit of a drive. Would highly recommend so don't hesitate and book her now! Thanks Rubi!

Makeup Mad by Farah
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney H.
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Farah was amazing!! She did my makeup for prom and I got compliments all night on how well done and perfect my makeup looked. I couldn't believe how perfectly the makeup was applied. She even helped cover up some spots from a streaked fake tan and it looked like I didn't have streaking at all. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get their makeup done for any occasion!

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Monica K.
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Julia did a great job with my hair and makeup!

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Karri K.
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Anastacia was complete professional. She was kind, calm and easy to talk to. The result of her makeup application spurred many compliments. I will use her services again. Thank you, Anastacia. 🙏🏼

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!

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Sandy did a wonderful job in both hair and makeup. Would 110% recommend her for any occasion.

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
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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.

Alpha Dara Cosmetics LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Raven S.
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Alpha is so sweet! And her makeup application is amazing!!! My friend even came over, saw the makeup she did on me, and booked an appointment for her prom right away her price is pretty good too! She was right on time and I'll definitely book her again. ( By the way this was only my trial run so I can't wait till my actual Prom!) EVERYONE SHOULD BOOK ALPHA!😊💕

ArtistrylikeBAM
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 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.

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Makeup by Darshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Tyneesha H.
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I am quite the novice when it comes to makeup and its application. However, Almaz is very professional and knowledgeable with cosmetics. She explains how she is applying the makeup and the products she is using, as well as offers some great makeup tips/advice which can be very helpful for someone like me! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is seeking a professional for any occasion. She takes the time needed to make you look perfect! I was very pleased with my results, and would definitely use her services again.

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Hair & Makeup by Allison
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan M.
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Allison is awesome! She is extremely professional and takes great care of her clients! Her hair and makeup skills are phenomenal and I highly recommend her!

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
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vency T.
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She did a wonderful job on our makeup. We were statisfied with her work

Beautiful by Anjali
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya J.
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I would recommend Anjali to anyone! She did my makeup for a wedding last weekend, and it was such a great experience. She was on time, professional but super friendly, and she really listened to what I wanted. My makeup came out EXACTLY how I imagined it, and I am very picky. Can’t say enough good things about her!

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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