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Makeup Made Eazy
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra D.
Verified review

Jessica did a wonderful job on my make-up for my engagement party. I couldn't of been happier with her work! Will definitely be asking her to do my make-up for other special occasions!

  • 12 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Amy T.
Verified review

I hired Carolina to give me a make-up lesson. She was very professional and well organized. She came with more make-up than I could imagine and gave me some free stuff! She did a great job explaining everything as she went along, first showing me what to do and then having me do it so I would really learn. She also really listened to me when I explained the look I wanted and hit the mark spot on. Absolutely highly recommend!

Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Vanita S.
Verified review

I've been meaning to do this for quite some time now I'm finally getting around to it! On June 11, 2016 Valen did make up for my sister and I for my niece's sweet 16! She did an AMAZING job! She arrived on time, quickly set up (she even brought her own chair) and got right to work. Compared to the photo of how I told her I wanted to look, everything was PERFECT. I got sooo many compliments that night. It was my first time with make up so I was nervous about many things especially having someone who can match darker skin tones! After this experience, I know Valen is my go to person. My sister has already used her again. I can honestly say with her make up skills and great personality, she is easy to work with a great choice for anyone!!

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Professional Makeup Artist
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenelle W.
Verified review

Cheryl was great ! So accommodating and friendly! She was prepared at 6 45 AM to do my make up and despite it being early I felt flawless !

Emily Metauten Beauty
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roni S.
Verified review

Emily rocks!! She is not only a very skilled and knowledgeable makeup artist but a lovely and very patient person...her makeup application made me feel beautiful and I highly recommend her!

Alicia Rush Makeup
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Qatherine D.
Verified review

For wedding october 8 2017: Alicia was extremely flexible (came in person to my apartment for our demo session and to the reception venue for the wedding) and accommodating, both in advance of my wedding and on the day of. My hair looked really good, and the service itself was exceptional. I highly recommend her services! Back in early 2017, when I was booking appointments for the wedding, when I was still unsure of how many people would want to get their hair done, Alicia advised me that I should reserve as many spots as I might need just in case so that she could plan to bring enough assistants with her. Specifically in our chat conversation, I asked her in march: "Also, if one or two of my bridesmaids or mothers don't want to get their hair done for whatever reason (for example, my friend Abbie has short hair and may not find it worth doing for whatever reason), would I be able to pay less for the second half, according to the number of people who end up needing their hair done? I would of course let you know ahead of time what the final count would be-- I just haven't had conversations with everyone involved yet about whether or not they'll want to have their hair done." She wrote in response: "Yes absolutely. So on the day of the wedding it would just get subtracted from the remaining cost." That reasoning made plenty of sense to me; so, when paying the deposit (equal to half the total balance), I estimated that ten people would want to get their hair done. That number included me, my maid of honor, and 6 bridesmaids, as well one extra slot (just in case a mother or grandmother wanted to get theirs done). I therefore paid a deposit for ten people, with the understanding (based on my conversation with Alicia) that if later we ended up needing fewer slots the balance that I owed would be reduced as needed. The deposit came out to $450. We scheduled an appointment for the hair demo, in which she would sketch out a plan for the hairstyle and test one out to see if I liked it. We originally scheduled a meeting for August 13th, but the week before Alicia emailed me to reschedule because she had a last minute wedding that she needed to help with. I was happy to reschedule, and I appreciated the advance notice. When we did finally have the demo, she made the whole experience effortless and fun. I knitted my own veil, which I would be using with a comb to make it stay in my hair, and we discussed various ways that the hair and veil could complement each other. I have naturally curly hair and it was important to me that my curls were treated with dignity (I've had a lot of bad experiences with stylists straightening out my curls and then re-curling them with an iron, which I was adamant that I did not want for the day of the wedding). Alicia did a really good job of tucking my curls into a beautiful up-do that I shared with all of my friends and family every chance I got. I was super excited. The week of the wedding Alicia talked over phone and through text, and as at that point I had heard back from most (but not all) of the wedding party and close family members about who wanted to have their hair done, I estimated that the full 10 slots would still be needed. We worked out a schedule (so that two people would be getting their hair done at one for every hour Alicia and her assistant were there). Based on what people told me, I estimated that at least 9 slots would be filled, while still waiting to hear back from 1 or 2 people who seemed likely to want theirs done, and I told her as much over the phone. Alicia was very helpful and accommodating during that whole process, even offering to help negotiate with my persistent mother-in-law who was bound and determined to get her make-up done. I really appreciated her flexibility. The weekend of, my wedding party helped draw out a schedule for people to get their hair done. Everything for the hair planning went very smoothly. Then, the night before the wedding, my grandmother backed out at the last second, deciding not to get her hair done after all, and one other person I had been waiting to hear back from finally responded, leaving us with two unfilled slots. Since every appointment time still had at least one person getting their hair done, I wasn't too worried, given my conversations with Alicia back in early 2017 when we discussed what would happen with unused slots. The day of the wedding, Alicia showed up right on time along with one other assistant. They set up in the hotel room that James and I were staying in, bright and early, and began working on the first set of people's hair. At that point, I told Alicia about my grandmother, and said that in total 8 of the original 10 slots were filled. Alicia went very quiet, and seemed conflicted about something-- she said "Oh, I see," and when I asked her what was wrong, she said, "No, it's fine. You worry about what you have to worry about-- you're the bride, you shouldn't be worrying about anything today." Still, that raised red flags for me because to my knowledge everything was exactly what we had discussed. I asked her again if something was wrong, and she said "I usually don't let people cancel at the last minute, because I don't want to pay to bring an assistant if the workload is something I can manage on my own. But it's fine." To my knowledge, at no point in the weeks leading up to the wedding -- not during the demo, nor during the logistics stage the week of-- did Alicia mention this policy to me. She was really nice about telling me that information the day of, but it did seem strange that the policy had never come up in conversation given what we had discussed about a possible situation in which not all the slots were filled. I do wish that had been made clearer in the beginning, because I would have gladly paid a smaller deposit in the beginning, or else would have told the wedding party as much so that I could get a more exact count. I think I liked my demo hair more than what I had for the wedding, but it still looked beautiful. I've attached photos below. I think, looking back on it, that I should have washed my hair early the morning of the wedding, because my hair would have been dry in time and that's what I had done for the demo. That would have made the curls easier to rejuvenate. I took advice from a friend that hair that has been washed recently is harder to style, but based on my experience I think it would have turned out fine and the curls would have been shinier and possibly required less hairspray. That was definitely outside of Alicia's control and not in any way her fault! Just thought I'd mention it in case any girls out there have my kind of hair. (By the way I really like the type of hairspray Alicia uses. It smells fruity and delicious!) All in all, I am very happy that I chose Alicia and that she chose me. There are a few things I would have done differently given the chance to do things again but I definitely would have chosen her every time!

MakeUp Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carli H.
Verified review

Nic is amazing! She did make up for my bridesmaids and I on my wedding day! She was professional, creative and very personable. I don't usually wear a lot of make up so this was a fear of mine before getting it professionally done. Nic made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. She is reliable and extremely talented! I would highly recommend using her!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri B.
Verified review

When I started my search for a wedding make up artist, I was extremely self conscious to go to anyone because of a lifelong struggle with terrible skin. I've never wanted to have someone "see" my skin without my usual cover up routine, as I struggle with both dry and oily skin and large pores that make me feel uncomfortable to be in public naturally. But Jen changed this for me. Not only did she jump right into my rescue to set up a trial appointment just 3 months before my wedding, but she really made me feel better about my skin and even took the time to educate me about what products I should and shouldn't be using, and what style make up applications will give me the results I am looking for! After the trial, she followed up to see how I felt about it hours after the application and if it was still giving me the results I was looking for! I was blown away that after 8+ hours, my face wasn't getting "shiny" from oily skin and my eyeliner wasn't smudging all over my eye lid, like it does when I do my own make up. It was a dream come true and EXACTLY what I needed for my wedding day! We had some back and forth leading up to the wedding to make sure we were both on the same page of some of the slight changes we were going to make and she was with me every step of the way. Jen and her assistant were prompt on the wedding day and fit right in with my bridal party and family! Once again, making everyone feel comfortable and laughing with us as we got ready for the rest of the day. They were even able to accommodate last minute requests for a couple of family members that changed their mind and wanted to have their make up done (life savers!) last minute! When I walked down the aisle, I had never felt more beautiful and more confident to show off MY skin. And even better, my husband was SO happy, that even with my make up professionally done, he still saw "me" at the end of the aisle - the exact look I wanted on our wedding day :) And once again, not only did my make up last 8+ hours, it lasted twice that amount of time AND through an outdoor photoshoot in the rain at our Venue!!! Amazingggg doesn't even begin to describe the worth of having Jen as my make up artist. Her talent is incomparable and I can't wait to refer her to whomever may need the perfect wedding touch!

SLAYWITHJ
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Farrah S.
Verified review

Justin was beyond amazing. He spent so much time perfecting my makeup and it looked glamorous. I have had my makeup done by many professional make up artists and he was by far the best. He has mastered techniques and has a great passion for what he does that is obvious with his skill set. I cannot say enough great things about Justin- go to him, you will leave with him exceeding your expectations.

Classically Enchanting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia R.
Verified review

I loved my makeup. Great experience. Better than going to Sephora to get your makeup done. She taught me a few things I didn’t know about make up as well. Great person to meet.

Make up by Melissa

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  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer event and photo makeup! I only use top-of-the-line products and brushes. I am trained and worked in some of the top salons in NYC!

Your Makeup Face
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren R.
Verified review

Natalie is an amazing make-up artist. I don't wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis so I was looking for a make-up artist who would make look natural with a touch of "wow" for my wedding day. Natalie nailed it. She listened to me and executed my wishes perfectly! If you are looking for a make-up artist who is professional, fun, confident, and uber talented - look no further!

Makeup by Brittney
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Karen G.
Verified review

Brittney responds promptly to my make up needs and makes the ordering process easy.

SMOOCH
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brianna A.
Verified review

Emily did my make up and also the bridal party! She did an amazing job! She really loves what she does and did an amazing job with the girls and I. She made me feel really comfortable.

Andy the Esthetician
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
Verified review

Andy did my makeup for my wedding and I loved how it came out! I don't usually wear make up so I wanted a natural look and thats exactly what she did. She was very friendly and professional. I recommend her to anyone I know looking to get their make up professionally done.

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