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Top Rated Makeup Application Professionals Around Ashburn, VA

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Erin
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cassandra L.
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Working with Erin for my Pamper Yo'Self event was perfect! She was able to create amazing looks for all the guests and was so professional! She even walked through a mini makeup application lesson for each guest, explaining what they can use and how to create products that they may not have. She tailored everything to each person's skin tone and complexion and the women looked gorgeous!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Francisca is an amazing lady. She was extremely reliable, professional and prepared. I had a photo shoot where a model needed her makeup done. Francisca was quick to communicate with me prior to the photo shoot to reduce my anxiety. She also listened closely to the type of look that I was going for. Her kit and the way she applied the makeup was sterile and she was at the event very early (she is more than punctual!). I will definitely hire her again. What great talent. Thanks Fran!

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GLAM CAMM
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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ShirBriya F.
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Camme was prompt and very professional. She was very personable and even talked to my family while she was applying my makeup. I was referred to her services by one of my friends. My family and I were amazed at the flawless and natural makeup job. I would highly recommend her.

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
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Highly recommended! Easy to work with and professional. Will definitely contact again for hair and makeup services.

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JMDESIGNZ
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tyna D.
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I met Jen and her glam squad about one month before our winter wedding in February 6, 2016. Jen and her team did an amazing job at the trial and had a lot of suggestions on the wedding/bridal look I wanted. My MOH and I went back and forth at the trial to get a look I desired. I ended up getting a 40s glam look with extensions and side swept curls. The days leading up to the wedding Jen was very prompt about making sure the hair and makeup for all my friends and parents were accounted for and the look and style I wanted them to have. She even asked what color dresses they were wearing so she could match eye shadow colors. I loved this attention to detail and professionalism. I reviewed the detailed contract, outlining all the services (hair and makeup specifics) for each member of my bridal party (7) the week of the wedding and we made changes as necessary. Jen was very flexible with last minute changes also, since I wanted my bridal party to have the final say on their hair and makeup. The day of the wedding Jen arrived on time and directed all 7 of us as needed to stick to our timeline. Overall, Jen and her team were a pleasure to work with and is highly recommend them to make you beautiful for you wedding.

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  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Zani T.
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Carlynn did an amazing job. She was punctual, and she listened to the type of makeup job we wanted. She was also very pleasant and friendly. I will definitely use her for future events.

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stephen H.
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Teresa provided professional makeup instruction for my wife (and I learned a lot too!). Her knowledge, professionalism and pleasant demeanor made the entire experience delightful. She also followed up with specific notes on techniques, tools and materials that will be invaluable in the future. She is awesome!

MakeupByBlanche
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 28 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.

Bèni Makeup Artistry
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eliana I.
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The quality of the makeup is really good.

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea K.
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I have had both hair and makeup services from Tanya for several occassions. Always comes out looking fabulous!

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CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela A.
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My purpose for employing Chance-Lawrone Makeup Artistry services was for an upcoming dance showcase. What stood out from the initial start of gathering proposals was the rapid response in professional messaging and the pleasantness in responding to my questions on the phone. Another area that caught my eye was the website which reflected the breakdown on services and the before/after photos. Our initial trial, I felt comfortable, she respectfully listens and decipher at times the direction I wanted to go with my makeup. Jayde wanted to make sure we had the look I was trying to attain so, the day of the event it would be as simple as 1, 2, 3 done! During the whole process, she offered flexibility when it came to scheduling and shared ‘DIY tips’. It was truly a very calm, stress-free day… She made me look and feel ‘Picture Perfect’ and the makeup lasted throughout the whole event. She truly did an amazing job and would recommend Chance-Lawrone Makeup Artistry services to all. AA

  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lana L.
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Anna did a beautiful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding reception! I would definitely recommend her to others and use her services again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Char M.
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Aubrielle was perfect! She applied makeup on my stepdaughter's face for her prom and she outshined each and every girl at the prom. Her look was nude with a splash of glam. Not only was she on time, applied the makeup well, and super nice, she educated me on the who, what, when, where, how, and why on applying and using makeup. Too bad she is located in Maryland because I am getting married in Chicago. I hope I am able to find someone just as good. In the meantime, going forward, I will be using her for any upcoming events. Thanks Aubry! :-)

Tina's Artistry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alison U.
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Tina did a wonderful job. My hair and makeup were perfect!

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christy Z.
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Thank you Usha for quick basic makeup for an evening party. I am very happy for your patience and flawless make up.

MakeupbyVaniS
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Hayley G.
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Vanis did amazing job on my hair and makeup ☺️ I felt like a princess 👑. I showed her what I wanted to do with my hair and makeup and she truely Delivered and I loved it soo much! My last person cancelled on my last minute and I found vanis and she answered right away and got back to me 🙃 . I would definitely use her again for any event she is very sweet. If your looking for a high quality professional job👌🏼

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paris W.
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My 14 year old daughter and her friends had a blast getting makeup lessons from Julianna. I was looking for someone to actually teach and make it fun. Julianna was not only on time- but early. She was the whole package - even made makeup kit favors for the girls. Will definitely use again.

Facade Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jolanda C.
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Facade Makeup Artistry is one of the most professional makeup application companies I have ever worked with. Besides the makeup being done exceptionally well, they responded to my first request at such a short notice and did an excellent job! Facade would be my first choice for makeup any day!!

Jebella Artistry DMV
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 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.

Maryams Makeup Mastery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires 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!

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.