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Independence Makeup Application Professionals

Browse these makeup application services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Independence.

from 14 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Connie R.
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Tanvi came to my house to apply my makeup for my son’s recent wedding. She was punctual, prepared, friendly, and very professional. As a “woman of a certain age” I was concerned that my look be age appropriate and natural. Tanvi was very attuned to my desired outcome and worked to make sure I was totally comfortable and satisfied. I loved how I looked and received many compliments at the wedding. Tanvi is a very talented artist and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to look their best for a special occasion.

Makeup By lama
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dina A.
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I highly recommand my makeup artist lama she is very talented , she’s done more than one look on me and it looked perfect .. she is also very nice and friendly . I wouldn’t ask for more :):)

from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Carly H.
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Nyck is very professional. We've worked together on over 50 photo shoots, runway shows and social events. He has been my MUA for over 10 years for jobs with Saks Fifth Avenue, World Fest, Club Cue, Club Exchange, Man of the House online magazine and various other events. Each booking ranged from 3-5 hours and Nyck was available for touch ups and/or completely other looks. He is a great artist to collaborate with on Avant Garde, Special FX, Prostethics, Drag, Wedding/Formal and Intimate photo shoot makeup. He is always on time and eager to help make your job as easy as possible. He's gone so far as to carry my bags, hold reflectors and lights and even give me the shirt off his back. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a MUA. You will get make up services along with a personal assistant for the day.

Makeup Artist
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna L.
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Dena saved my life! I had my makeup artist cancel on me a week before my wedding and was in desperate need of someone to save the day. Her co-workers highly recommended her at Mac and I had a trial the next day with her. She not only was accomdating but she also did the best makeup application I've ever seen! I work in the Cosmetology field and I can def. say that she has a gift. She made me feel beautiful and also made my bridesmaids look flawless.

  • 4 years in business
Zion K.
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1st this was my 1st time EVER having makeup done. I like most seeing that light curiosity got me and yes I slipped my fingers through it out if amazement at everything around me so many, colors brushes, etc..... She asked me color thoughts then gave some suggestions and samples, I wanted it to also match my hair, my 1st weave ever....she did such an amazing job, I love everything about my makeup truly everything, I kept laughing bc it was still beautiful me but amped up beautiful. I kept most of it on the next day and it still looked very pretty, I'm not sure how long others leave on lashes makeup, weave and such but 38 hours was my max......loves it will certainly do it again!!!!!

Contour Salon
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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I have used Jens services for on location photo shoots. She is prompt, professional and a Rock Star at making you look FAB! Book Her!

Beauty Society by Erin
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber G.
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Erin did my make up for a private photo shoot. She was amazing. She listened to what I wanted. Told me step by step so I could try at home. She is also a great sales rep. Not pushy, only supportive. I highly highly recommend Erin.

Onikepo O.
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Nanya did fantastic makeup for my fitness modeling photoshoot! I only showed her pictures of the idea I had in mind and told her the purpose of the makeup and she understood it completely. She was very enthusiastic about the makeup and anyone present could see her passion as she whipped away with her fancy and complex makeup tools. Her makeup enhances your beauty without making you look like a totally different person. She doesn't have a cookie cutter look for everyone but instead works very hard to bring out one's unique and best features. She took her time but didn't go overboard with "perfectionism". Her work was excellent and all the while, I didn't feel like the makeup session was a chore. I loved every moment of it.

Makeup by Katie
from 1 review
    Tiffiny D.
    Verified review

    Katie did an excellent job keeping things simple like I like them while at the same time making me feel beautiful! She asked for pictures of what I liked and then we made it all me! I highly recommend her and will use her again.

    Andrea C.
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    Zoe Inez did a great job for me. I had never had professional make-up done before, and wanted it done for photos. It made a huge difference! The make-up hid imperfections, brightened my face and definitely made me look years younger. She was also very nice and talked to me beforehand about what kind of look I wanted to achieve.


    Get ready, VIP style, with on location makeup services. Customers will love being pampered before your night out! Gloss offers on location makeup application, brow clean-ups, lash application and more. We specialize in Cincinnati bachelorette party makeup, prom makeup, senior portrait makeup, or personal makeup application for a special night out. We also offer one on one makeup lessons if you just want to brush up on your skills, and makeup partied if you are looking for something fun to do with your friends!


    I do makeup for all different occasions, including events, parties and so on. I do offer a trial for anyone interested in using my service in regards to wedding parties or any group of individuals for that matter. My prices are reasonable, and the outcome is nothing more than the best. I am also used to traveling; so I am able to come to each client within his/her own environment. The majority of my work is among stylists. I am working on photo shoots for their online brands, but my work goes beyond that, and I enjoy creating a perfect face for anyone who desires.


    I love to make every person regardless of gender look and feel their best. I exude confidence, and my customers are able to feed off my positive energy.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack



    I am a professional makeup artist, specializing in airbrush and traditional makeup services. I do bridal, print, pin-up, fashion, and commercial makuep.


    I have been working as a professional makeup artist since 1995. I am a national artist for a large boutique cosmetic company, and have a makeup studio in Newport Ky. I do wedding, editorial, fashion, Halloween & event makeup.


    Come spa with me today! I offer high-quality spa, skincare, and makeup services for a fraction of the cost! I will come to your home and pamper you and your guests with the best products available. Come spa with me! You won't regret it, and they won't forget it!


    We are top-rated on-site bridal makeup artists and hair stylists in Dayton and Cincinnati offering complimentary airbrush makeup, lashes, and hair accessories with no travel fees.


    I love makeup!!! It's always been my passion to make people look beautiful.


    I sell Mary Kay cosmetics. I do makeovers and wedding makeup. I also do skin care classes. I also can provide hairstyling.


    Starting makeup artist schooling and willing to do event makeup for people for cheap to practice practice practice on! I do not offer hair services.

    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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