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New Bedford Costume Makeup Artists

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Alicia Rush Makeup
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace M.
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Alicia was extremely professional but also affordable and very personable and it felt like my hair and makeup was being done by a friend that I have known for a long time. She makes everything extremely easy for the bride and bridal party as she came to my apartment in Massachusetts for the trial and later came to my parent's house in RI for my church wedding hair and makeup and then traveled to my house in RI the next day for my 2nd day ceremony/reception hair and makeup. She brought 3 other hair/makeup artists with her on the big day and everyone's hair and makeup came out stunning. Both days, I felt my hair and makeup was flawless. For the church wedding, I requested a more natural look and the next day a more glam look; each of which I was extremely pleased with. Not to mention Alicia and her team were able to do all of my bridesmaids hair and makeup flawlessy as well as my mom, grandmother, and mother-in-law. 2 of my bridesmaid have their own upcoming weddings and are extremely interested in using Alicia again. I would use her again in a heartbeat. Not only were her services extremely affordable, but she is able to do a wide variety of styles and ages and she is extremely flexible, professional, and friendly! Highly recommend!!!

from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith F.
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Suzanne is an awesome makeup artist! She has a way of making you feel fabulous. She has done my makeup for weddings and parties. My daughter just had her makeup done for her prom. I would not trust anyone else for an occasion where I wanted to look my best. Suzanne is the best!

Metamorphosis beauty
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney J.
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I barely wear makeup but when I went to Amanda, she made me feel comfortable and look beautiful. I have had terrible experience in the past with makeup artist, Amanda make the process enjoyable and relaxing. She is the only person I would allow to do my makeup when going out for an event. Would recommended her to anyone who is looking for a makeup artist.

Beauty by Sharleen
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Sharleen is always who I turn to when I want my makeup and/or hair done for any occasion. She has done both beauty makeup as well as fun costume makeup for me and my friends multiple times and she always does such an amazing job!! She is so sweet, funny, creative, and talented, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to be beautified for any occasion

Boston Ever After
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
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Colleen did a fantastic job with the makeup and hair styling for my wedding. She and Theresa were on time and very professional, and they stayed until we left for the ceremony to make sure everything went off without a hitch. Colleen listened to what I wanted, and gave me a beautiful look for my wedding (and it stayed put all day and night!). All of my bridesmaids looked amazing, and my mom's short hair has never looked better after Colleen did a blowout for her. You can tell Colleen loves what she does, and I highly recommend her for your special occasion styling!

Wildglow Beauty
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Talented makeup artist. She was sweet and personable. Made the whole experience really stress free. Highly recommend Micaela

Magical Moments
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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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!!!

Haley Navarro
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Keriann S.
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Great makeup artist! She was so accommodating and adapted to each girl. I would highly recommend!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly V.
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I had my first photoshoot and Victoria did my makeup! I was extremely satisfied and she had a great personality! I also plan on hiring her for my wedding makeup as well :-)

  • 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 🌼🌼🌸🌼

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine W.
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Jackie did my makeup for my bridal shower. I kind of contacted her last minute about it and she was very willing to work with me to make it work. She traveled to my home and did a very good job! Thanks Jackie!

Makeup by Christina G.
from 3 reviews
    Katie A.
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    Christina did my and my bridesmaids' makeup. She came early and stayed late. Such a great job. Pictures were absolutely beautiful. I'd recommend her in a second!


    We travel to you! We do all occasions like weddings, proms and princess parties. We specialize in makeup and also great in updos, etc.


    I specialize in hair and makeup artistry. I make sure that my client and I are exceptionally satisfied when he/she leaves the chair.


    I am a professional makeup artist in Boston. I graduated from makeup designory in LA, and I am a Massachusetts licensed aesthetician. I do wedding, prom and fashion. I offer some SFX makeup as well as spray tanning and hair styling.


    Special activities include the following: * quinceaneras * weddings * photo sessions * proms * theater makeup * all types of waxing I am the best in Brazilian waxing.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Hello! My name is Naomi, and I am a freelance makeup artist in the Providence Rhode Island and Boston area. I have been doing makeup for about 3 years, and I am now ready to build a client base. I offer one-on-one private lessons, wedding makeup, event makeup and even everyday natural makeup.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Licensed Cosmetologist-- I provide makeup and hairstyling service for special occasions such as weddings, proms, fashion shows, photoshoots and much more! Be stree free, look amazing and feel fantastic!


    We offer professional makeup artistry work. Our clients include high-end brides to movie stars. We are also on Newbury Street at Ciao Bella Makeup Studio.


    I am an event makeup artist. I will provide a free consult and then make a more formal makeup consult after that.


    I do makeup and provide hair services. I cut, style, curl, perm, foil and color hair. I'm very good at what I do; I enjoy what I do; and I'm trying to open my own salon. I promise you that you will enjoy your experience with me.

    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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