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JMDESIGNZ
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Natasha H.
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Where do I start? I submitted two separate TT requests to find a makeup artist and hair stylist to help make three promotion models look their best for my company's photo and video commercial shoot. When Jen responded to my request for a hair stylist, not only did she provide a quote for the service as well as a very beautiful work portfolio, she also told me that she and her team known as the Glam Squad did both hair and makeup. "A Mobile Glam Squad"...... What? I didn't request a team, but a team was the answers to my prayers because they were able to save an incredible amount of time for 6 different sets/scenes at the studio. Jen is so professional and laid out plan on how she and her team would apply their beautiful makeup and do their hair. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome and will definitely be working with JM Designz for all of my company's makeup and hair needs in the future.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 131 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 234 hires on Thumbtack
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Terri H.
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Working with Winstead Barnes and his staff completed our amazing Miss United States experience. Winstead was very accommodating and responsive. We received Kristine Kaliebe as our hair/makeup artist and she was so fantastic we requested her the next day. She saw the vision we were aiming for and perfected it with her skill and talent. My daughter and I highly recommend working with this team and we will definitely use them again if the opportunity is present.

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Erin
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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PARTYYMAGIC SERVICES
4.9
from 142 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
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Roland F.
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"Mimi is fantastic and a true artist. She body painted me when I attended Awesome Con, a gathering where everyone dresses in costume. I explained to her my concept, a human pop art piece in a comic book style with the bright colors, some texture, and the word POW! across my chest. She exceeded my expectations and we had fun with it. She explained how everything worked and how long it would take and the price was a bargain. She is extremely talented and I would highly recommend her! The paint held up for nearly twelve hours. I will be back again soon for more."

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Fairy Jennabelle
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Crystal N.
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Fairy Jennabelle helped my cosplay be amazing. I have been getting so much high praise for my costume so far today! I will be entering into a costume contest later this evening and with the help of fairy jennabelle I hope to win!!!

GLAM Enterprises
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Mia T.
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Great makeup artist with a lovely personality. Very skilled and can make glamorous still look natural. I was very pleased with her promptness and service and look forward to working with her in the future.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Makeup by Hamna
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stacy S.
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I hired Hamna to do hair and makeup for my daughter, whose High School Prom was last night. Hamna did an amazing job as you can see from these photos. She has an incredible eye for detail and is very professional. Hamna is also so personable and we had a nice time getting to know her! I highly recommend this amazingly talented artist!

Jebella Artistry
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires 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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Roma D.
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevy N.
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Roma is the best makeup artist you can find in the Woodbridge area! She will work with your vision and bring it to reality. she is caring and very professional. Her makeup products are the best. Her Foundation makes your skin a dewy, healthy and youthful look that will last a long day.

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RAVE Artistry
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adriana V.
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Great person and great makeup artist!

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Dream Face Art
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erika M.
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We had the Face painting, balloon twisting & costume character Elmo. The kids loved it! Very entertaining. Professional.

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CHANCE LAWRONE
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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Mia was amazing! I hired her to do makeup for the bridesmaids in my wedding. I was a bit nervous about booking someone from the internet without meeting her for such an important day - so we arranged an in home trial. She came to me, did my makeup and was awesome. She has a great sense of humor and definitely calmed my fears. On the day of the wedding, she showed up calm and prepared - my bridal party had all different types of skin tones and facial types and she made each one look beautiful. She did lashes on those that wanted them and it made SUCH a huge difference in the pictures. She was a wonderful makeup artist and I would definitely recommend hiring her for your event!!

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.

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Faces by Rhea
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hillary G.
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I got halloween costume painting done. Rhea did a great job. Friendly and finished in timely manner. She was prepared as well with pictures,glitters,etc.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie J.
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To the best makeup artist on this planet. The one thing I love most about Erica is that the first thing I said to her was that "I want to look like me in my pictures". She not only made me look like me but even better." I have had my face done several times by Erica and never ever was I not satisfied. Her work, and gift is OUTSTANDING.

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  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Tara L.
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The costume character was timely, engaging, and energetic. The costume was clean and made for fun! I'd use this company for future events.

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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She gave me a natural look with a soft glow in addition to a bold purple lip color. She was very sweet and she took time to adjust the makeup to my preferences. I will definitely ask her to do my prom makeup. Her prices were very cheap compared to other makeup artists. And the makeup done was outstanding. Extremely pleased.

MakeupByBlanche
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 23 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.

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.

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 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.