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Northbrook Mobile Make Up Artists

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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
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Tai , I never wear make- up, so when my son was getting married I knew I would have to try out several makeup artists. I wanted to make sure that I could find one who could help me feel comfortable all day and look great in these memorable pictures. I tried out several and Tai made me feel like a friend from our first meeting. We talk while she did the test like old friends. After my make-up was finished, I went out and ran some errands. I felt glamorous. I had told her my daughter also wanted her makeup done for the wedding but she was unable to come to the test. Tai was gracious and handled it in stride. I didn’t feel rushed the day of my son’s wedding and felt quite pampered. My daughter and I were stunning. I will use Tai in the future and I would HIGHLY recommend her.

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Unveiled Ego
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan C.
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OMG, Monique is the best, she was on time, super friendly and professional. She a a very talented make up artist, I will definitely contact her for any other occasions. I recommend 100%! Love my make up!

  • 19 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna G.
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I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Delia! She is one of the only make-up artists I have used who truly listened to what I wanted and made sure to help me look like what I wanted, not just a picture or a standard industry look. Her manner while working on me was kind and thoughtful and her work was absolutely stunning! I am so excited to work with her more on the actual wedding date! Thank you so much, Delia!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen F.
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This was my first experience using Thumbtack and was very pleased with the service I received, especially since I needed someone to work with me within 24 hours of my posting. Patricia was highly professional --- responded to the request quickly and then arrived promptly, discussed her approach, and listened to what I had to say --- and delivered beautifully. I requested her services again two days later for another event when a make-up artist bailed out at the last minute. I truly appreciated her ability to create two different make-up styles that were appropriate for the separate events. Her airbrush device conked out but with her techniques, it did not appear to be necessary. She took her time in the make-up application to ensure perfection, yet the session seemed to go by quickly because it was a lot of fun working with her.

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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I have been in 3 weddings and they were by far the best make up artist. If you didn't like, they were happy to fix it for you. I gave a direction but they knew exactly what I wanted. Thanks again!

Gemme Jolie Belle Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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Amazing make up artist!! I absolutely loved the look Jolie created for me. I came to Jolie for a dramatic look with a smokey eye for an indian event and she did an amazing job!! I would recommend her to everyone...

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shellee F.
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Very organized and quick. Beautiful work All artists were talented, friendly and helpful. They made the day special and everyone felt beautiful!

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn Y.
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Wow! If you want a professional, talented and kind make up artist Anastasia is it! She was responsive to my questions, on time and left me looking and feeling gorgeous.

Patricia M. Fahey
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Songya P.
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Pat is a thoughtful make up artist. She accomidates your request and so eager to do the best make up you can have. I will hire her in a heart bit again when a special make up will be needed in the future.

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Erika B.
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Great hairstylist and makeup artist ! Love her work

Makeup Eva
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Liliana C.
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Eva is the BEST makeup artist. She is extremely professional and makes you feel like a princess. I had originally hired Eva for my bridal makeup but after my bridal trial I ended up hiring for several other events including my wedding makeup. The day of the wedding she arrived early, got everyone done ahead of schedule but made sure everyone looked great and was satisfied. She definitely goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy. I will definitely hire her for future events.

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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
Sue S.
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Lilly and her make up artist did a great job on my sister and myself for my wedding a couple weeks ago! The hair was so pretty, photographed well and stayed put all night! The same goes for the make up. I would definitely recommend this team!

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
Tamara S.
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Excellent make up artist! Makes you look and feel beautiful. Always on time to. ☆☆☆☆☆

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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!

Almaz Does Beauty
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tamika B.
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Almaz is an amazing makeup artist who is extremely professional, pays close attention to detail and is knowledgeable in working with all skins types!! I love that my makeup felt weightless and looked so natural. Can’t wait to book my next makeup session with her!

Tamariel Paints
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie E.
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My family and I attended a Chai Lifeline Purim party on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, where Tamar from Tamariel paints was face painting the kids...as usual, Tamar did an amazing job, not only face painting, but making ALL my kids, special needs kids included, feel like a million bucks. She is wonderful, patient, and skilled. She gives each child her undivided attention. We have been to many functions where Tamar has worked, and my children look forward to getting face painted by her. It is the highlight of every party, and when Tamar is not there, they are very disappointed. I would recommend Tamar and Tamariel paints to anyone looking for a great face painting experience.

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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
Pam c.
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Professional and efficient! Allison was so pleasant and after I showed her a picture of what I wanted for an updo, actually made my hair look better than the picture I showed her. Her makeup artistry was fabulous- and her attention to detail was much appreciated! (Blending down to neck) you won’t go wrong if you hire her! She really has exceptional talent with makeup!

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

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

Marium Artistry
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Resham M.
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Marium is a true artist and you can tell just how passionate she is! Not only did she make me look beautiful, she made me feel beautiful as well. She really cares about detail and was sure to ask me what i thought as she was doing my make up. Her work is absolutely beautiful and i was very happy with the final results. Marium worked on me for my bridal shower and when i walked into the room everyone commented on how much they loved my make up. I would highly recommend Marium. When getting make up done, it is important to find someone with great personality, who pays close attention to detail, and listens to what you really want. She is all of that and more. Thank you for making me look and feel beautiful on my bridal shower day. I will cherish the memories forever.

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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