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Beautification Transformation
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 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.

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Erika B.
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Great hairstylist and makeup artist ! Love her work

  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna H.
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She was exceptional at the makeup and also extremely nice she got my makeup just how I had wanted it.

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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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Iliana A.
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Kirsten is amazing with makeup. My sister and I were bridesmaids and had her do our makeup, and she did a fantastic job! Very professional, both technique and quality wise. I have a difficult to work with skin tone and she gave me a beautiful a purple eyeshadow look! First time I didn't look punched in the eye wearing purple so she definatly deserves all 5 stars :) Makeup lasted all day and night even through all the dancing.I highly recommend this wonderful makeup artist for any event!

Glam By Jaz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa B.
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Jazmin is a very clean and organized when it come to her clients. Along with that she is a sweet young lady that handles every client with care and does an amazing job and giving her clients what they want in a timely fashion. Overall a great lady to have do your makeup for your special day.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Krista F.
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Alexandra was awesome to work with. She was very professional and knowledgeable about skin care and makeup. She did a fabulous job of communicating her knowledge in an understandable way to my daughters. My daughters left with a better understanding of skin care regimens as well as makeup applications. Throughout our entire process, Alexandra listened to what I wanted for my daughters and was able to provide exactly what I wanted for them in a way that they thoroughly enjoyed. Her pricing was very fair! We are excited to work with her in the future as opportunities arise. Thank you Alexandra!

My Christine Marie
5.0
from 1 review
    Marilyn J.
    Verified review

    I got a makeover and help on skin care and makeup. She was very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Makeup By Maria Elena
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Edy R.
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    Maria did a GREAT job giving me the exact color highlights I wanted! While getting my hair done, Maria was very conversational and fun which made my experience that much better!

    About

    Hello! I am a freelance makeup artist located in the Northwest suburbs. I have had a passion for makeup artistry since my pre-pubescent years and have been doing freelance work since gradating high school in 2012. I am currently in school to obtain my aesthetics license to further my skills and technique.

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    • 32 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Wedding makeup is my specialty. I airbrush so your makeup last 12-14 hours. During your trial we will go over the photos you like and how you want to feel. I have 24 years of experience that will make you more beautiful than you have ever seen. I want you to feel amazing on your wedding day. This is where your vision meets my skills.

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    I am a professional makeup artist with over 15 years' experience in the industry providing exceptional makeup applications for photo shoots and special events. I specialize in creating amazing looks tailored to your personality and style.

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    I am a licensed esthetician/makeup artist. I specialize in wedding/special-event makeup. I travel to the bride's location of choice, so she had one less thing to worry about on her special day! Let me make you feel beautiful while walking down that aisle to say "I do".

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    We offer makeup applications. We are located in Salon Dargento and in a beautiful and relaxing room. Look us up on Facebook.

    • 5 years in business
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    My work stands out from others because I

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    I mainly do makeups on weddings and prom, or some clients might be going "out of the town" as well. I don't have airbrush equipment.

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    I have been freelancing as a makeup artist for 7 years and have worked at Sephora doing makeup on a daily basis for the last 5 years. I am also experienced with airbrushing. The system I use for airbrushing is Kett Cosmetics. It is a high-end, top of the line system that gives a flawless look to any complexion. I give references upon request.

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    Milwaukee Mobile Makeup & Hair professionals have over ten years of experience in wedding day beauty. Our stylists and makeup artists travel from Milwaukee to Chicago and beyond making people beautiful and providing a stress free beauty experience!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Makeup Artist on 8th December 2012

    Chicago, IL

    • Event type
      Other (make up party/class)
    • Number of people needing makeup
      6 or more
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • $58.33
      Average price

    Need a Hair and Makeup Artist

    Darien, IL

    • Event type
      Wedding, Special occasion
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      I know its late notice, but the wedding is on Sunday November 21st. So few days!! & we must leave at 9am. So if at all possiblle, & like I said i know its late notice, but crucially need this! I am 24 years old and love bold and sexy makeup. my dress will have light pink on it.
    • $150
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Photo Shoot

    Bolingbrook, IL

    • Event type
      Photoshoot
    • Number of people needing makeup
      6 or more
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      I am in the planing stage so i just need a qoute for now.
    • $233.75
      Average price
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