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Art by Julia
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Emily K.
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Juila is one of the most talented face painters I know! Shes great with kids of all ages and ALWAYS delivers. I would recommend her for any face painting gig out there!

  • 36 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Randi, is a great artist. Her work is amazing, I would with hesitation recommend her as not only a makeup artist, also a Skin Care Consultant, you cannot go wrong

Elite Beauty Concepts, LLC
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Fatina J.
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I have never had a nicer,upbeat,super fun & fabulous Makeup Artist or Hair Stylists ever! These girls are awesome and my entire bridal party looked drop dead gorgeous! Thank you Shawna & the rest of EBC! You made my special day even more special

  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie Swain S.
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I love Natasha's work, I'm 65 yrs young and I had no idea how to do my makeup or how beautiful I could be. If I had a million dollars it wouldn't be enough for all of the knowledge that I have gained from working with her. I would recommend her to EVERYONE

MJ Posey Make-up Artist
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Krystan G.
    Verified review

    MJ did my bridal makeup for my wedding. She took the time to explain each product to me during the trial run 4 weeks before the wedding so I knew not only what to expect, but exactly what would be going in my face. She made sure I was comfortable during the process and that each application felt ok as well. All of the equipment was clean, well kept, and organized, which made me feel like I was in good hands. I loved the look too! It was exactly what I had in mind. The makeup felt great and lasted all night long. She even provided loose powder and a sample of the lip color she specially mixed for me for touch ups later in the evening. I highly recommend MJ as a makeup artist. No just for weddings, but anytime you'd like to feel like a million bucks!

    Faces by Ye
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Aye A.
      Verified review

      As growing up, she was always my go-to makeup person. Not only she was my best friend but she was also incredibility talented with makeup. Every time she apply makeup on me, it was always with passion and enthusiasm, even on a regular day after a sleep over she always wanted to try something new. I am proud to be her canvas every time. She always make me feel prettier.

      LB R.
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      Liz was absolutely amazing! I got married at Purdue University, so she traveled several hours to meet my bridal party early in the morning to get started. Everyone loved their hair and makeup and she was so quick at it, too! I have already recommended her to several of my friends that are getting married!

      Hair & Makeup By Emma
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Nicole F.
        Verified review

        Emma has done my hair multiple times and does an excellent job every time. She was very professional and listened to what I wanted. I can’t recommend her enough.

        About

        I am a professional makeup artist for 15 years and 10 years with MAC cosmetics. I am a cosmetics manager in ULTA Beauty. I am a freelance artist who's experience includes, but not limited to wedding, engagement, senior photos, boudoir, fashion, editorial, theater, or any special occasion. I have built up a large clientele over my years in the fashion industry, and I enjoy meeting and connecting with people. I will customize looks for each individual.

        About

        When you choose me, you put yourself in the hands of a dedicated, friendly, and versatile professional. I constantly aim to produce high-quality work and share my passion with those around me. I am soon going to be working on my masters to further my education and commitment in makeup artistry!

        About

        I've been a makeup artist for three years now, and I'm trying to build my portfolio. I am available for any events you need, whether you need a natural look or some color. I will travel to you and give you decent prices, since I'm working on my portfolio.

        About

        Macy is a phase 2 graduate of the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology. Macy is an exceptional hairstylist and makeup artist specializing in doing makeup for large number of people in wedding parties, photo shoots, etc. Professional hair and makeup services from a Paul Mitchell trained cosmetologist will make your prom, engagement, wedding or other special day perfect!

        About

        As an Indiana licensed cosmetologist, I've worked in all aspects of the field. I have several years of experience in makeup and hairstyling in the glamour photography field. I specialize in updos and makeup. I would love to discuss the special occasion and how I can work with you to make it special. I would be willing to do a trail run to make sure you would be happy with your special look on your day. I also make handmade purses and have done some handmade jewelry. This shows that I lean toward the creative side. Included on this site are my website with handmade purses and totes. Thank you.

        • 8 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        I have over 20 years of experience in cosmetics design and sales. I have been a freelance makeup artist for three years and I also have been the makeup designer for the Fort Wayne civic theatre for the past three seasons. I specialize in beauty and fashion, wedding and special occasion, and theatre, TV and video production.

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        I am very passionate about what I do and I try my hardest to make each person's day!

        About

        I offer professional makeup artistry. I am trained by Chanel and Sephora. Price lists and services are available upon request.

        About

        My works stands out above the rest due to constant education. I stay on top of current trends in the beauty world, and I have a plethora of product knowledge as well. Whether it's the perfect brows, contouring, a smokey eye, or winged liner; I am able to provide and teach it all

        About

        I've always been interested in cosmetics, and I took the liberty of learning everything I needed to know so that I could assist people in making them feel beautiful. I can do anything from natural makeup to fantasy styles. I love makeup, and I'm always educating myself on new styles and techniques each and every day. I'm here to make you feel the way you want to feel.

        About

        I have worked in the makeup profession for the last few years. I have worked for some amazing cosmetics lines such as Clinique, and Bare Minerals. I have done several makeovers for senior photos, weddings and proms.

        About

        I provide special occasion cosmetic application. I have a history of modeling campaigns for MAC Cosmetics. I graduated with honors from Ravenscroft Beauty College. Upon graduation, I was hired back at Ravenscroft to assist students with facials, relaxation massage, and of course, with makeup application. I have done work with Make-A-Wish Foundation, commercials, and television. I love to work with people and make them feel the best they can regardless of medical condition, problematic skin, age, or ethnicity.

        About

        I am a hair and makeup artist, and I also am a party planner. I am very passionate about all forms of art! I love what I do and so will you.

        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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