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Royal Weddings and Events
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nanette J.
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I loved everything Lauren did for us on my daughters wedding day! She made me look amazing and my daughter and her bridesmaids already beautiful looked like celebrities. Before the big day Lauren worked with my daughter to get that Just Right look. When she came to us on the wedding morning she brought an extra makeup artist professional so that there would be plenty of time to go slow and not rush. When my sister and Brice stopped in to give us some love I asked Lauren if she could do their makeup too. She did and made them lovely as well! Lauren is a kind and gentle person who’s goal is to just make her client feel her best. She’ll go to lengths to bring out your most beautiful self. She’s sincere and professional. You cannot go wrong.

from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amina M.
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Haz is truly amazing! She is so personable and friendly. She gave me exactly the look I wanted and tweaked it exactly to my liking. She was very patient with me and my pickiness and left me feeling absolutely beautiful with the makeup look! I not only have a go to makeup artist now, I also have a friend! Definitely recommend!

Karin Carlisle Artistry LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
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Karin was not only the Maid of Honor at my wedding, she also did my makeup! She was very professional and well-prepared and my makeup looked beautiful!! I received many compliments from the wedding guests on how good my makeup looked! I highly highly recommend hiring Karin to do makeup for any event....she can do it all!

Painted by Jess
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie D.
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Jess is highly professional and super nice to work with! I felt like a super model when I left. She let me choose colors that "spoke to me" and was very open to what I wanted. Her studio in her home was adorable and comfortable to be in as well. I will definitely be going to Jess for all my makeup needs!

Faces by Felecia
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Janett C.
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Felecia is a very talented and hard working Makeup Artist. She is very professional and friendly!. I needed an assistant to help me out with a Wedding. I had called her to help me out. She is a very excellent makeup artist. Her skills and applications are unbelievable! She does such of an amazing job. She keeps everything nice and neat. I can always count on her to be there. She arrives a few minutes early which is wonderful!. Went straight to work!. Kept it professional but friendly at the same time!. Gave all the ladies what they wanted and asked them if they had any questions/concerns. She truly is a wonderful soul to work with and get makeup done by!. All the ladies loved getting their makeup done by her!. They loved the makeup she gave them!. Highly recommend her to everyone!!. You won't be disappointed!.

Your Glow Artistry
from 2 reviews
    Mahogani J.
    Verified review

    Always does exactly what I need for makeup and face needs! Great personality and professional!

    • 6 years in business
    Shrenta J.
    Verified review

    I couldn't stop looking in the mirror after Daishra completed my make-up. I felt and looked so beautiful. I will be using her services again as well as referring her to others. Very professional. Thank you Daishra!


    AC Enterprises offers the following to improve the quality of your life: * upscale makeup artistry * professional organization * psychic readings * floral design The business offers the best rates in town.


    I am a trained, highly experienced, and professional makeup artist, with a background in painting and music.


    I always want my work to look the best it can. I never leave a job if I am not happy with it! I always make sure my clients look their best.


    My goal is to beautify the world one face at a time. I truly believe in educating every client about the essentials to obtaining and maintaining healthy skin and flawless makeup.


    I am a new hairstylist. I have been doing hair for about 2 years, and I have been wanting to adventure into hair and make for weddings and special events.


    I'm a pro MUA for MAC cosmetics who likes to offer my freelance services to clients. I do it all, from facials to proms and bridal makeup, photo shoots, birthdays, ladies' night out, etc.


    Hello there! Thanks for taking the time to reach out. I am a self taught makeup artist who has a passionate for bridal events. I have been practicing for 5 years now and have experiencing working with many different skin tones and ages. I will work with you to make sure you look and feel your very best on your special occasion!!


    Hello my name is Phillip. Im african american however my skills transcends race. Ive been doing make up initially in theater, various malls, and drag(yes drag) since 1988. In the last ten years ive been fortunate to recieve several accolades and opportunities including winning a national pageant as well as working with several celebrities. At this point, ive retired from performing, however ive been blessed with skills that need to have an outlet. Im a fun spirited, professional and Ive been affiliated with fashion as a former male model and of course being on trend as an entertainer. Im a great hire for photoshoots as well. Althought not licensed, I do style hair occasionally for photoshoots. Im following my passion which will eventually lead me to Hollywood. If interested, cash preferred.No checks.


    I have a full service makeup studio offering airbrush for bridal, photo shoots, print, video, film, etc. I also offer workshops for aspiring makeup artists.


    I've been doing makeup for weddings, proms and special events for over 10 years. I do the Susan B. Coleman race for the cure fashion show makeup for their models every year!


    I really listen to what the client wants and I'm careful about the application of makeup to the face. I'm always on time and punctual.


    I do hair and makeup for any event. I have four years of experience, and can be flexible in any situation such as staying tip touch up makeup and hair during an event or photo shoot. I work with high-end makeup and hair products. I can provide pictures upon request.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I make sure that every service is extremely personolized and ask any questions possible to help give you the best outcome. Also, I love helping to teach how to maintain and recreate looks.

    • 12 years in business

    I am very versatile, and have great listening skills to create the look you dream of. I am also an artist and take pride in everything I do.

    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 for Wedding on September 12, 2013

    Greenwood, IN

    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Details
      I do not want makeup that will make look like a doll

    Need a Makeup Artist for Makeup Lessons

    Louisville, KY

    • Event type
      Photoshoot, Other (Everyday wear)
    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      Learn how to do my own makeup. Makeup lessons
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