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Top Rated Black Makeup Artists Around Ashburn, VA

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
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Judith and Jossi are kind and professional, and it was fun to have my trial hair and makeup done by them. I only had vague ideas of what I wanted for my updo and makeup, but these artists did their magic and I was amazed by the outcome. I trust them completely with my and my bridesmaids' hair and makeup on my wedding day.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daryle L.
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I could not have been happier with DC Elite Image. Teresa was accommodating (came to my home to do my makeup for a holiday party), super friendly and professional to work with - and I simply loved my results! I would recommend her without hesitation to any individual or organization needing a professional makeup artist. And I will certainly be a repeat customer!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
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Francisca is amazing! She was prompt and did a fantastic job. I couldn't believe how quick she was. She is so friendly and easy going and informs you what she's doing throughout the whole process. She's a sweet and extremely talented makeup artist! She even let me know what ringlights she uses when she takes photos. I go to the DC area often, so I will definitely be using her services again!

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Erin
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
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Erin was a really nice, talented makeup artist! She did a great job with the dark smokey eyes I wanted, was on time, and communicated quickly when I emailed her. My only suggestion would be to let people know what products you can offer for certain skin types- I have sensitive/acne prone skin (I had asked what she had and got a broad answer of "everything"). I ended up doing my foundation prior to her arrival Bc I did not know if she had one I could use and my skin breaks out at the sight of comogenic formulas! But overall she was great. I would use her again. Thanks Erin!

GLAM Enterprises
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
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I had a really great experience. My makeup was flawless. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly professional makeup artist.

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marta T.
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Amazing! Her work always delivers and I'm not one to wear makeup on the regular, having her as my makeup artist is refreshing and perfect!

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 150 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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As we approached our wedding day on Oct 17th my then fiancé and I thought it would be nice to have someone do my Best woman and flower girl's makeup. After looking at a few makeup artist I loved how Winstead Studio stepped forward and was immediately available. Our makeup artist arrived at the hotel on-time and what amazing work. Both looked great and I couldn't have asked for better. Thank you so much Winstead Studios.

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Shivani V.
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I highly recommend My Makeup Artist Usha! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Usha and her team. They were able to perfectly create the look that I wanted, which held for the entirety of my wedding. We had 2 other women getting their hair and makeup done on the morning of my wedding.They really listened our ideas and were able to create different, lovely styles that suited each individual woman. The entire morning went so smoothly thanks to their skill and professionalism.

MakeupByBlanche
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jerita S.
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Blanche's makeup skills are top notch. I signed up for the makeup tutorial and she was extremely patient and a very effective teacher. She could be a celebrity makeup artist - that's how good she is. I can't wait to sign up for another session with her.

PT.Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Amazing makeup artist! Thao is so talented and I’m looking forward to working with her again.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Spogmai K.
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If you want a natural or full glam look, maryam is your girl. Her background and experience is impressive, her knowledge in makeup is extensive, she is a professional and a truly down-to-earth person to work with. Whether she’s free-handing a certain makeup style or recreating an existing look from an inspiration picture, she always delivers in quality and satisfaction. What makes maryam’s makeup especially exceptional is her ability to cater to individuals by merging her own ideas and recommendations for a specific look or person with the specifities of clientele preferences. I have gotten my makeup done by maryam on multiple occasions so I can attest to her work and am able to honestly say that I’ve loved it every single time. I would work with her again any day and I would recommend her to anyone I know, regardless of complexion or undertone!

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary L.
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She's very friendly and a great makeup artist! Thank you so much Sammi!!

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri B.
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I never normally write reviews but I was so impressed. She made all of us feel special and beautiful. Most makeup artist only do makeup one way( which I hate) but Jaydes makeup capibilties and talents were able to stretch from my daughter (13) who's makeup was very beautiful and age appropriate to my Great grandmother(81) who's makeup was light and elegant. But most importantly my husbands jaw was on the floor. Lol.. THANK YOU SOO MUCH.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
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Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

Makeup by LZ
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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When I started planning my wedding, I knew Elzi from Makeup by LZ had to be the one doing the makeup for me and the bridesmaids. Her ability to accentuate the beauty of everyone comes so easy but you can see how much time, patience, and dedication she puts in her work to make sure the best of the best gets created. She is beyond friendly, makes you feel comfortable and makes the process a whole lot of fun. There is a clear communication between you and her so the client always has a say and she tries her best to accommodate any changes. If you ever need makeup doing by Elzi I would strongly recommend her, always!

  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
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If you are looking for a makeup artist for your special event, look no further. Priscilla is extremely professional, arriving early and with all the necessary tools. I had an excellent trial with her and we were able to fine tune my wedding day style. She was the perfect person to be with my friends and I as we prepared for my wedding as she is patient, detail-oriented and kind. The value of her work is tremendous and I would recommend her 100% to anyone!

The Color Fairy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kelli H.
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I was a Matron of Honor in a wedding recently and Chei’La was the makeup artist for the bridal party as well as the bride. She really did a beautiful job for us. This was my first time getting false lashes and Chei’La really made my eyes look good and the bride was really stunning! I highly recommend her for your event. She is professional, punctual and definitely knows how to make you look and feel beautiful.

Kali Allyn
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie W.
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Kali recently did my hair and makeup for a black tie work event and my experience was wonderful! She made me super comfortable and we were even able to joke around and get to know each other. Her passion for makeup is obvious and her talent can be seen in the looks she puts together. She gave me a beautiful smokey eye and fun large curls, shes my go to for any important event I have planned.

Tina's Artistry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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Tina did the makeup for myself and my bridal party. She asked about makeup comfort level and adapted her make up to the comfort level of everyone. She was quite pleasant and worked in tandem with my hair stylist which made for an easy day.

NaturallYoo2
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Ebony C.
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I hired Tish to do my makeup for my wedding. At the consultation she did an AMAZING job but out did herself for the big day. She was willing to travel and made everyone feel comfortable. I would recommend her services to everyone. She is a GREAT makeup artist!!!

Keaira Make up Artistry
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine P.
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Keaira is an amazing makeup artist. She is creative, on top of trends, and once she’s finished with your face, you are truly the most perfect version of yourself. She’s so talented. She’s kind, on time, funny, and just a true joy to be around!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.