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Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon K.
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Valen did an awesome job! For starters, she was very friendly. She payed close attention to my features and planned the makeup application around that accordingly. My makeup came out wonderfully AND stayed on all night!

  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Lalida L.
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This morning I had Carolina do my hair and Tanya do my make up.. They both Super ! They know what they are doing, I dont have to tell them much. Most importantly, they made me feel so relax :) Although I didnt do the trial, everything came out perfect . I wish i could give them six stars. Highly recommended for all brides.. Thank you so much for making my special day more special!

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Wicked Makeup
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ede S.
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Tiffany was amazing!! My makeup and my bridesmaids makeup came out absolutely beautiful! She was super patient and understanding and even went out of her way to research and purchase additional hypoallergenic products for me because my eyes are very sensitive. On the wedding day when another guest decided last minute they also needed their makeup done, she made time for them and still got us all ready on schedule. She is very sweet and super accommodating. I couldn’t recommend her more highly!!!

Makeup Made Eazy
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin M.
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Jessica did a wonderful job applying makeup for my wedding! I received a number of compliments on my makeup - which is always a nice feeling. She was friendly and very knowledgeable in Cosmetology. I would definitely recommend!

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Angeltouchstudio
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn B.
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Michelle was so wonderful. She listened to exactly what I was looking for and did an amazing job making heavy stage makeup still look natural and beautiful. She is very good at what she does and I will most definitely be using her for any makeup needs I have in the future! Thanks Michelle!

Makeup by Khushboo
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin R.
Verified review

Khushboo was fabulous! I wanted to have my make up done for a friends wedding since it was outside and I wanted my makeup to last all night. This makeup application did not disappoint! Khushboo used airbrush, applied fake lashes and knew what colors to use on my eyes to match my dress (without even seeing the dress). I received compliments throughout the night about how "fresh" my makeup still looked. Thank you Khushboo!

Flawless
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Heatherly D.
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Suzanne is fabulous! Our family has know her for years. She has come to my house multiple times and done makeup for a large group for weddings and proms. Very professional and is the most amazing makeup artist I know. The girls were always so happy and moms happy with how natural they looked. Never looked "made up" too much. Would highly recommend Her.

Beauty by Sharleen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Justine C.
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Not only is Sharleen an amazing makeup artist but she is also extremely educated on all of her makeup products. As someone who’s constantly dealing with rosacea I tend to be very cautious with the products I use on my face. Sharleen reassured me that all of her Younique products were all natural, plant based and great for all skin types, including those who deal with different skin conditions. With that being said I’m extremely happy I chose to have Sharleen do my makeup for my friends wedding day. The work she did was flawless and lasted all day and night (even through the heat,) without having a single reaction on my face! I would not hesitate to have her do my makeup again in the future. I highly recommend her!

Metamorphosis beauty
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Shauna Y.
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I am very particular about my makeup. This was my very first experience getting my makeup done professionally and honestly I LOVED IT! Amanda was very patient and attentive when it came to creating the look I wanted. She didn't rush at all. I was complimented all night about how beautiful and natural my makeup was. She made my birthday night. I highly recommend! :)

Charvaz Artistry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ksenia F.
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She did an amazing job for my makeup! My makeup just popped at my wedding, great personality also!

Haley Navarro
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Gabby O.
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Haley is the most professional and talented makeup artist I have ever gone to! I'm a lover of makeup but not the best. Whenever I have a big event or personal occasion Haley is my go to! I can show her any picture and say I want this and that is what I get ... can anything be better then that!!!! She has so many products and I find myself also learning a makeup tip as she slays my face to be honest. Haley is ur go to for any makeup needed!!!!!!!! Thank you Haley!!!!

Magical Moments
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
Verified review

If you want the best then Robin is the one you need to go to. My daughter used Robin to do her hair and makeup for her wedding. Robin also did my hair, my mom's hair and three of the bridesmaids hair. Not only did my daughters hair and makeup look fantastic but she appeared like an angel floating down the aisle. The pictures were absolutely gorgeous because of the detail Robin put into the hair design and makeup. When it comes to trusting someone to make that special day memorable we couldn't have asked for a better person. Robin is not only professional, but she takes the time to get to know the people she is working with, their likes and dislikes. She really listens to what you have in mind as far as hair styles go. Not only is Robin a professional hair and makeup artist but she goes out of her way to make your special day as stress free as possible. She knows the time limits you are facing to get everything done. A few months after my daughters wedding, we were attending a friends daughters wedding and her hair stylist got sick. Needless to say they were in a panic. I called Robin and she was able to get to the church and do the bride, brides mother, and bridesmaids hair before the wedding. She's the best!!!

About Face
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Serena-Rose C.
Verified review

Amazing! Nicole is so talented and creative. I've worked with her on a variety of projects, from wedding makeup, to zombies, to superheros. She really can do it all! She is my go-to for everything; highly recommend!!

Makeup by Ambar
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dafney T.
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I get a bit hesistant when it comes to makeup artist and how they do makeup on darkskin. But Ambar did such a great job on my birthday makeup! I loved it, I seriously didn't want to wash it off lol. I definitely recommend her for you chocolate beauties looking for a MUA.

the Zohan’
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Ariana D.
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Zohann always put a smile on my face with the work she had done. She was extremely nice and very talented. Definitely recommend her to anyone who needs their hair or makeup done.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Morena T.
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She's an awesome makeup artist, she's so sweet and I loved my makeup 🌼🌼🌸🌼

Makeup by Ani
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria C.
Verified review

Best makeup artist !:) she's so nice & sweet, love how my makeup came out for prom :) can't wait for her to do my makeup next year again. Thank you!

Jata K. Artistry
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dorian S.
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Jata is an amazing artist. Will definitely use her services for my next event!

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn H.
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Great service and amazing makeup! I've never looked so good!

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

Makeup by Fakera
5.0
from 1 review
    Cherie Q.
    Verified review

    Fakera did an awesome job making me feel beautiful and confident for a special event. I especially loved my eyes!

    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.

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