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Woodstock Makeup Artists

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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.

  • 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.

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  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Hannah D.
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Kate was an absolute angel for me from the moment I got her response. I was trying to plan my Wisconsin wedding from my home in England and was getting pretty stressed out with trying to find everything we wanted without ever seeing it in person! Kate was calm and such a comfort to me at that time whilst she helped me through the process. Also, once we (finally!) got to meet face to face she was just as sweet as I'd hoped and a clearly talented, professional woman. She gave me a lot of options and allowed me to make choices about what I wanted as well as stepping in to give her opinion on what would work best for me when I didn't know. I would absolutely recommend Kate to anyone looking for a makeup artist in the area - she was fantastic!

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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!

Gemme Jolie Belle Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Katy F.
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Rubi was the makeup artist for my best friends wedding recently and she was amazing! She was so sweet and she did a fantastic job and made sure it was done well and we were happy. My makeup lasted well into the night until I took it off! She was very reasonably priced too!

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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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 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
En L.
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Anastasia's work exceeded my expectations. My daughter looked amazingly beautiful. Many people at the event made comments on how flawless and beautiful my daughter's makeup looked. I will definitely recommend her to my friends. She is an excellent makeup artist. I give her 5 STARS.

Make Up and Hair By Marzena
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Maria H.
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Marzena made me so beautiful on my wedding day on August 18th, 2012.My makeup was flawless all day and all night and I got a lot of compliments.Thank you.

Hair and Makeup by Sandy
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 41 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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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.

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!!!

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Makeup by Darshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathy L.
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Darshi did an amazing job for my twin girls for prom! I inquired about it at 6:20 that morning and she was there by 3:00 to get started. The makeup was beautiful, she was very nice, professional, and I would highly recommend her for any special occasion! My girls felt confident and beautiful that night!

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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!

The Beauty Paige
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
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Paige is an amazing artist! She gave me exactly the look I was going for with such professionalism. I was immediately greeted with a smile and made to feel so comfortable throughout our whole session. I definitely recommend her for any type of look from a more natural style to an intense evening look. I've had experience with many makeup artists and Paige was definitely one of my favorites!

Makeup by Lara Baida
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adam M.
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Lara did a great job! The make up was exactly as we had discussed. It was a hot day and lots of dancing...and the makeup lasted all night long also Lara is the first makeup artist who has ever actually listened to what I wanted instead of doing what she thought would look good. I'm very particular person and I literally looked in the mirror when she was done and didn't want a single thing changed! Thank you Lara!

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!

Glam By Jaz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 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.

Stephanie Morales
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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Stephanie is absolutely amazing! She was my makeup artist for my wedding! I specifically had her focus on myself, my mother, as well as my maid of honor. No complaints and I would hire her a thousand times over again for every major event that I have if I could. Highly recommended!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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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Need event makeup

Crystal Lake, IL

  • Event type
    Prom / Formal
  • Additional makeup services required
    Airbrushed makeup
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    Need to make lashes look long (:
  • $73.33
    Average price
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