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Medford Makeup Professionals

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

Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

Valen is was absolutely great for my event. We did a trial run which I would definitely recommend. It helped get both of us on the same page for what I was hoping for and what I would look like with certain styles. At the real event, Valen’s makeup made me feel very beautiful and glamorous with my theme without making me feel like I wasn’t myself and my hair looked great without looking too crunchy or plastic with hairspray. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking for a hair/makeup artist!

Makeup with CL
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Amy V.
Verified review

Cheryl did an amazing job on me and my bridesmaids and mother's makeup. All the girls were so impressed with the work she did. The lip colors she chose for each of us were perfect and personalized. As the bride I could not be happier with the way I looked and the girls couldn't stop smiling either. She really did a perfect job and the makeup held all the way until 4am, we didn't want to take it off! She does a fantastic job with lashes also! I would recommend her to anyone needing makeup services especially brides! And her pricing is reasonable! Thank you Cheryl!! :)

  • 12 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Glenda L.
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Carolina and her team are not only talented artists, but they are easy to talk to and have wonderful personalities to match. They listened to our needs and executed a flawless look on my wedding party and myself. The overall experience was superb!

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Wicked Makeup
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ariel B.
Verified review

Tiffany did a wonderful job doing me and my bridesmaids' makeup for my wedding. She was personable, talented, and professional but still fun. She had just the right balance between doing what I wanted and adding her own professional touch. I couldn't have been happier with my makeup and would recommend her to anyone. 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👰🏻💁🏻

C. King Brides
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson A.
Verified review

Chris did my bridal hair and makeup as well as the hair and makeup of a handful of ladies for my wedding. I cannot speak highly enough of the work she did. She understood exactly what each of us wanted, was happy to make any adjustments we requested, and made us all look absolutely fabulous. She is very knowledgeable and friendly, and I would recommend her to anyone.

The Artists Hair + Makeup
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly Y.
Verified review

I am one that always have taken care of my own makeup but decided to have Laura Seveno apply my makeup for a benefit ball I was attending . My makeup was absolutely flawless . I couldn't believe how amazing my eyes and skin looked , just amazing . Seeing myself in photos after I was so thrilled . It looked so natural and beautiful ..

Makeup by Khushboo
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

I had a really great experience with Makeup by Khushboo! I went to a 1920s themed event and Khushboo jumped right in, sending me pictures of different makeup and hair styles, asking plenty of questions to find out what I wanted, telling me what I would need to have on my end, etc. She was really kind and the results were so lovely! I was incredibly pleased with this experience and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

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Angel touch studio
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 35 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 Ani
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elen T.
Verified review

Ani provided make-up for myself. I couldn’t have been happier with the results. She has a wonderful eye for color, respectfully listens to your requests, and moves throughout the getting-ready period of the day with a calm, collected stress-free attitude. Ani is a true professional, and has a passion for her work. She really can do anything, you just have to communicate what you want and you will not be disappointed. I would recommend Ani to anyone in need of a makeup artist for a wedding or a special event, she is absolutely the best!

Metamorphosis beauty
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia L.
Verified review

Amanda truly is talented when it comes to the world of makeup. I was going to a wedding and needed to look glamorous but also natural and Amanda hit it out of the park. Not only did she reassure me every step of the way what she was doing but made my makeup experience very enjoyable and stressful! Trust me, if you need a makeup artist who is professional, punctual, and TALENTED, look no further! Amanda, thanks for turning me into Cinderella and making me the belle of the Ball!

Beauty by Sharleen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Justine C.
Verified review

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!

Makeup by Ashley C
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carmen B.
Verified review

Makeup was professional and beautiful!

Haley Navarro
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia C.
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Haley and her team did an amazing job! The makeup looked beautiful and lasted all night!!! I was thoroughly pleased with absolutely everything!

MakeUp Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina N.
Verified review

Nic is an amazing amazing, bubbly, smiley, person that puts you at ease. She was very attentive and was able to handle all of my crazy requests. She was great when it came to the details and was always checking in with me throughout the process to make sure I liked what I saw. In the case that I didn't like something she was quick to adjust. Overall Nic did a wonderful job creating my natural glowing bride look and I highly recommend her to others!

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Nefris Beauty
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Naiska C.
Verified review

I have had my makeup done by Nefris 4 times in the last year and she's done amazing work each time! She really proves how much she cares about her work with how meticulous she is. The fact that she has a great personality is an additional perk. I will certainly continue being a repeat customer for every and any special occasion.

About Face
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Ann S.
Verified review

Nicole has done a video shoot "regular" makeup look for me and it was wonderful, very natural. As a new business owner my video had to be fun and inviting but I wanted a very neutral look. I also had Nicole do an over the top look for an event that was a masquerade ball. She is artistry in makeup and it was a transforming look to compliment my costume and my character. I have to say Nicole is the whole package in service offerings. She can do anything!

Makeup by Ani
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 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!

Looks by Leandra
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Allie C.
Verified review

I have never felt so confident in my looks than when Leandra did my makeup! She makes sure it looks perfect and also has the best products! I use her for weddings and for personal use, she is the best!!

Cindy Garcia
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacey P.
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I’ve been a long time customer of Cindy’s. Going on 5+ years now. She’s an expert in cutting my hair, coloring my hair, and styling it. I always leave her chair feeling beautiful. I’ve also seen her work first-hand on brides and entire wedding parties from makeup to hair. You’re in good hands with Cindy. She always takes her time and doesn’t end a job until you’re 1000% happy. The passion in her work is what keeps me a happy, satisfied client. I’ve recommended her to all my friends and family without a second thought.

April Gusler Makeup
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa M.
Verified review

April did an amazing job doing my makeup for my bridal shower. I received so many compliments. She was responsive to my questions and arrived promptly at the scheduled time. I will definitely be booking April for future events!

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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for makeup professionals in Medford

Need an Event Hair and Makeup Artist

Cambridge, MA

  • Event type
    Photo shoot
  • Hair and makeup services required
    Both hair and makeup
  • Additional hair and makeup services required
    Fake lashes: Yes, Airbrush: No, Hair extensions: No, Hair weave: No, Custom hair pieces: No, Tattoo Covering: No
  • Hair length at time of event
    Long (below your shoulder)
  • Makeup style
    Not applicable: No, Natural and clean: No, Glamorous and bold: No, Romantic and soft: Yes, Gentle glow: No, Smokey eyes: No, Bold lips: No, As recommended by professional: No
  • Number of people needing hair styling and makeup
    1
  • Details
    I'm a big fan of natural looking makeup and need to recreate a really soft look for my engagement photos.
  • $187.5
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Cambridge, MA

  • Event type
    Other (wedding)
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (this is for 5 people, a bride, 2 sisters and 2 mothers)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    Other (8 people total)
  • Details
    The make up artist will have to travel to our hotel
  • $355
    Average price

Need Makeup Artist

Medford, MA

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Bridal party, Family
  • Total people needing makeup application
    Other (7)
  • Makeup style
    Romantic and soft, Gentle glow
  • Additional makeup services
    Fake lash application: Yes, Airbrushing: No, Tattoo covering: No
  • Pre-wedding makeup trial
    Yes
  • Day- or night-of touch-ups
    No
  • Hair stylist
    Yes, but I am finding one on my own
  • Details
    No charge for travel. Wedding ceremony and reception are at the Hellenic center in Ipswich
  • $232
    Average price
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