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Watertown Makeup Artists For Weddings

Browse these makeup artists for weddings with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Watertown.

Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Nhung N.
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I was lucky to find Valen to do my makeup for my wedding. She did a great job and was on time as scheduled. Valen was very professional and responsive.

Makeup with CL
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sokorntear C.
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I wrote a previous review in August. Cheryl did my bridal makeup for my wedding as well as my bridesmaids. She was amazing! Makeup did not budge from 8a to 2a the next day. I had 4 outfit changes and was sweating. Only touch up I needed was lipgloss.

  • 12 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Melody W.
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I have only GREAT things to say about my entire experience with From Hair to Eternity. Everything from the trials to the wedding day went perfectly. My hair and makeup came out beautiful and flawless and Carolina created exactly the look I was hoping for--she is truly talented at what she does. My maid of honor looked beautiful and was very pleased with her hair and makeup as well! On my wedding day, Carolina (along with her husband Carlos who helps her with hair) were able to work on myself, my maid of honor, and my two flower girls. After they were done with us, we asked if they could also do hair and makeup for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law (who were not previously in the contract), so it was very last minute, but Carolina happily took care of them too! Carolina & Carlos are so nice, fun, and professional, I felt so comfortable around them and so confident that they would make us all look beautiful on wedding day! I would definitely use them again for any special occasion in the future and I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!

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Wicked Makeup
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Priya P.
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Tasha was one of the bridal makeup artists that my sister had a trial with. My sister loved the hair and the way Tasha plumped up her lips. Tasha drove to my sister, brought in all the equipment and even stayed late to ensure that we had an opportunity to see the finished product. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. We ended up going with someone who had more experience with Indian skin and hair for the wedding. However, Tasha's work quality in the trial was really good and I just had to leave this review!

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Alicia Rush Makeup
4.8
from 41 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!!!

Makeup Made Eazy
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Emily W.
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Jessica was wonderful to work with. She traveled to me for both the trial and wedding day. She is easy going and approachable. Did a great job for my wedding day makeup

C. King Brides
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Harold S.
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Christine did a fantastic job with my mothers wedding day makeup. Highly recommended.

Makeup by Khushboo
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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She responded to me very quickly when I first set out to look for a makeup artist for my wedding day. She answered all of my questions and is very professional. She came to my home and did exactly what I wanted. I would recommend her and would work with her again! Thank you!

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Angel touch studio
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy V.
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Michelle did my makeup and hair for my wedding a few weeks ago. She came early to the hotel where we were staying at. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. There was a lot going on and Michelle totally just went with the flow. She did an amazing job on my look!! I could not have been happier with how I looked. As a former professional ballet dancer, I’ve had lots of experience wearing makeup all sorts of ways but I’ve never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. Thank you so much Michelle!!! 💞

Makeup by Ani
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elen T.
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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
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
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
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Sharleen has done my hair and makeup for multiple weddings and/or events and I am more than happy everytime! It is hard for me to have my hair or makeup done by anyone else because my expectations are now so high due to her talent! Sharleen is turly an artist who loves to make people feel beautiful, she is always on time, and always gives more than 100%. Be sure to book any hair or makeup needs through Sharleen, I can guarantee you wont be disappointed!

Makeup by Ashley C
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
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I have never been more confident in my makeup skills after having my makeup lesson with Ashley! She is incredibly patient and knowledgeable about makeup application and has a fantastic teaching style. I would recommend her to anyone looking for tips and tricks on how to apply makeup. I would also hire her to do my makeup for special occasions. Hands down one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever met (and I’ve met a ton over my lifetime).

Haley Navarro
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 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!

MakeUp Artist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tina R.
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I can not say enough wonderful things about Nic Swanson! I am so incredibly lucky to have found her for my winter wedding. Not only was my wedding party and my make up exactly what I wanted, but her calm and reassuring manner made the day even more enjoyable. Her rates are competitive, she is extremely responsive to questions and arrived on site on time ready to make us look amazing. Could not be happier!

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Nefris Beauty
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette S.
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Nefris is very friendly and sweet. I did not feel rushed at all. She took her time and did a wonderful job. Weddings are so expensive as it is and usually the prices get jacked up with anything related to it. Nefris did not do this. She kept the price reasonable and still brought the salon to me. Another bonus is that she ended up only being 10 minutes away from from me. I would definitely hire Nefris for my next event.

About Face
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Serena-Rose C.
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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 Ani
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Ani was great right from the begining. She arrived on time, actually a tad early which was even better since the party girls couldnt wait for her. She did an awesome job on each of the girls. Such a great makeup artist!

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

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 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.

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.
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