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Gary Makeup Artists For Weddings

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Lerin Johnson Bridal Beauty
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Natalia P.
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Lerin did a great job doing my makeup on my wedding day (12-12-15)! She and an assistant did makeup for 11 girls (including myself, 3 moms, my aunt, my step sister, & my 5 bridesmaids). Everyone looked wonderful & makeup was tailored to each person's personal taste. Would recommend 100% to anyone who wants to get makeup professionally done. Lerin is also very personable & responsive. So happy that I found her as I had researched many other makeup artists but their makeup abilities, in my opinion, were not up to par with Lerin's. I plan on using Lerin for any future special occasions or photoshoots.

  • 19 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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I hired Traci to do makeup for my wedding and she did a phenomenal job! She was reliable, efficient and had great expertise. My group of girls had a "natural look" preference and she made us all look so elegant - and the makeup stayed on ALL NIGHT! Seriously - I didn't have to do a single touch up. I received so many compliments and felt SO great all night long. 5 stars all around. Thanks Traci!

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Ami Erika Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen C.
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I could not be more grateful for finding such amazing makeup artists for my wedding. I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to makeup (I have done my own makeup for all of my brothers weddings instead of getting it done) but she made me feel so beautiful without being over done. My main concern was if she'd be able to cover up a few blemish scars and she completely did! My bridesmaids​ and I were beyond pleased and would use her a million times over. Thank you so much !!!

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Patricia Fardon Makeup
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hillary E.
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Wonderful, professional makeup artist! I hired her for my headshots! She was there early and ready for me. She listened to everything I requested and delivered GORGEOUS results for both hair and make up! AND my makeup lasted long after the shoot was over! I highly recommend her!

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Shimmer and Pout
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 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!

Freelance Makeup Artist
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Elsa C.
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Laura, did my makeup for my wedding. She is really nice and absolutely amazing did a fantastic job. She made me extra beautiful for my big day and I hope that I get the opportunity for her to do my makeup in the future. I definitely recommend her. Thank you

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Lashed Up and Stylin
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam K.
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Julie was amazing! she did my hair and makeup for both my bridal portrait sitting and my wedding, as well as a few ladies in my bridal party. I wish I had occasion to have her do my makeup and hair ALL the time because she was fabulous. Professional, on time, friendly, and everyone looked fantastic. 10/10 would absolutely pick her again!

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Anastacia Makeup Artist
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor C.
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Anastacia was a DREAM! I needed to be ready SUPER early in the morning.. She got to my apartment at 6am to start doing my hair and makeup for my wedding. The makeup and hair looked perfect throughout the day and was still in great shape when I came home that night at 1am (even after crying through the entire wedding ceremony that morning with no touch ups)! Anastacia was so wonderful. She was easy going, funny, talented, a great listener when it came to what I was looking for, and made my wedding look everything I dreamed it would be. If you need someone to make you look perfect - she's your girl.

Makeup EvaR
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.

Alpha Dara Cosmetics LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sierra W.
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Alpha was AMAZING!! I cannot rescindShe did my daughter's makeup for prom. She traveled to our home and showed up totally ready for action. She is very professional, she made my daughter feel like VIP Because she brought a real life client makeup chair,

Makeup By Jennifer K
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Working with Jennifer on weddings (I’m a hairstylist) and style shoots has been a complete pleasure, I can literally watch her do make up all day. She has an incredible talent in combining the perfect look for a flawless finish. I am in AW of the work she provides as well as her professionalism. She also did my makeup and I was EXTREMELY HAPPY! Pictures of of me, make up by Jennifer K.

ArtistrylikeBAM
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Merrill W.
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Branden did my makeup for my wedding and it was perfection. He also did 6 of my bridesmaids and they were all raving about him/extremely pleased. He has done my makeup for other events and is always on time, fun to chat with and most of all does an amazing job. I️ would highly remorecommend Branden to do your makeup for any occasion!

LoveAlways_AMJ
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 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

Studio 6957
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chasity H.
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Her quality of work is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. She can transform your face to look like a superstar walking on the red carpet. She uses great products (nothing cheap) and the makeup last all day. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for an excellent makeup artist. She definitely fits the criteria!

SadafQMakeupArtist
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sabeena K.
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Sadaf did my makeup for my brother's wedding and made me look absolutely flawless. I got so many compliments that night and will definitely be going back. If you want to look gorgeous at any of your events, go with Sadaf!

Nika Richi Makeup Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasiia L.
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My makeup artist, Nika, arrived right on time and gave me exactly the natural look that I asked for. My face looked terrific in the photos I took that day, and the makeup stayed on until bedtime. I’d definitely recommend her to everyone who is looking for professional makeup artist. From now on, she is my favorite.

Diana's Beauty Makeover
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Aranis S.
Verified review

Very professional! On time and her designs are beautiful, the kids love it!

Beautiful by Anjali
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly P.
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Anjali did my makeup for a wedding recently. It was flawless! She was professional and listened to what I was looking for. By the end of the night, my makeup was still looking fabulous! I will definitely be using Anjali again!

Makeup by Nicole
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette B.
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Nicole was great for my wedding she listened to what I wanted and all of my bridesmaids myself and my Mom were flawless

Beauty by Tia Latrice
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kiara M.
Verified review

Tia has done my makeup several times and each time she out does herself. I’ve seen her work on social media, decided to give her a chance and she hasn’t let me down yet! I never know what look I want to go for and Tia is very patient in helping me create a look. I never feel rushed whenever I’m in her chair and she makes me feel welcomed. She also doesn’t make your face feel heavy/cakey. She’s such a sweetheart

Makeup By Jerlicia
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Iesha B.
Verified review

It was truly enjoyable working with Jerlicia. She made me look gorgeous for my wedding. I couldn't have asked for more.

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 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.

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.
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