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Bowie Professional Makeup Artists

Browse these professions makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bowie.

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Erin
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mimi A.
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She is extremely professional and punctual. I found my to go makeup artist now. Look no further. She is reasonable and doesn’t try to break your bank like other makeup artists, especially when they know you have an event they jack up the price...unacceptable. With Erin she is affordable, loves what she does and an incredible personality. She gave me exactly the look I wanted. The makeup lasted the whole event. It was so beautiful I didn’t want to take it off. Thank you for such an outstanding work of art. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

JMDESIGNZ
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Godfrey M.
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Jen sent one of her staff makeup artist named JUSTINA!!! She did a fantastic job making my daughter glamourous for her Senior PROM this past weekend. Jen and Justina were very professional and affordable! Jen sent a questionnaire to my daughter asking her to describe the look she ted to have for her Prom and Justina delivered!!! I would highly recommend these makeup professionals for any occasion where you want your sweetheart to be fabulous!!!!!

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Daryle L.
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I could not have been happier with DC Elite Image. Teresa was accommodating (came to my home to do my makeup for a holiday party), super friendly and professional to work with - and I simply loved my results! I would recommend her without hesitation to any individual or organization needing a professional makeup artist. And I will certainly be a repeat customer!

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Makeup By Addi
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Svetlana R.
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Addi is an outstanding and very professional makeup artist. She is patient, listens to her clients, and takes her time in applying makeup. I had a very pleasant experience working with Addi and received many compliments on my makeup. She used high-quality products which lasted the entire evening. I highly recommend her for your next makeup session.

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  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
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Francisca is amazing! She was prompt and did a fantastic job. I couldn't believe how quick she was. She is so friendly and easy going and informs you what she's doing throughout the whole process. She's a sweet and extremely talented makeup artist! She even let me know what ringlights she uses when she takes photos. I go to the DC area often, so I will definitely be using her services again!

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Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Amazing job! Karla is an amazing makeup artist and I will def use her again! I needed a makeup artist for Miss Adams Morgan and she was so helpful. Did a pre-look a couple of days before. Stylist from salon as helped with wig so overall an amazing experience!

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Karma's Kreations Artistry
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Kandice A.
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Aubrielle has been my personal MUA for about 8 months now which has been a blessing. From everyday looks, special occasions and now as the official MUA of my dance team. My girls absolutely love when they perform simply because they get the chance to sit in Aubri’s chair. They talk, they laugh and most importantly she explains what products and motion she’s completing on our looks. There is something special about the feeling of having a true professional master a makeup concept you have in mind and see it come to life! Aubrielle...keep up the great work and thank you for always being available for me and team when I need you most!

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri B.
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I never normally write reviews but I was so impressed. She made all of us feel special and beautiful. Most makeup artist only do makeup one way( which I hate) but Jaydes makeup capibilties and talents were able to stretch from my daughter (13) who's makeup was very beautiful and age appropriate to my Great grandmother(81) who's makeup was light and elegant. But most importantly my husbands jaw was on the floor. Lol.. THANK YOU SOO MUCH.

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tanya did a great job with my Wedding Day hair & makeup. She was on time and very professional. Thank you for making my day go so smoothly!

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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She gave me a natural look with a soft glow in addition to a bold purple lip color. She was very sweet and she took time to adjust the makeup to my preferences. I will definitely ask her to do my prom makeup. Her prices were very cheap compared to other makeup artists. And the makeup done was outstanding. Extremely pleased.

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Glam Empire Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Debra M.
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Jamilah is the best makeup artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She made me look like a princess. I continue to recommend Jamilah to everyone, she is that good!!!

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marta T.
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Amazing! Her work always delivers and I'm not one to wear makeup on the regular, having her as my makeup artist is refreshing and perfect!

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Ms. Patricia McQueen is one of Best makeup artists in the DMV area. I have seen her do a wedding of 15 bridesmaids,also her work at the White House. she is a celebrity makeup artist. I love her clown outfit as well,when she is doing kids faces. the next time you have a wedding or have a birthday party for your child please book her she's one of the best. She gets there on time.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Candice C.
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Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

Glammed By Tee
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tarsha F.
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She was absolutely the best. She did the makeup for 3 of us. She was everything we could have asked for in our first professional makeup artist. To say we loved it, would be an understatement. We all felt and looked AMAZING because of her.

Hazel Amour Beauty Salon
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Netanya W.
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For years I’ve been trying to find an amazing stylist that I can trust with my hair and then I found Karla. Hands down the very best hair stylist I’ve met in a very long time. I may not be able to go to her often but when I do she slays my hair every time! My mom even goes to her now and absolutely loves going to Karla. It doesn’t even feel like I’m at the salon I feel like I’m at my best friends house! And now she does makeup which is the best! Definitely beat my face for my birthday!!! You would have to be out of your mind to not get your hair or makeup done by Karla!!!!!

KC ARTISTRY
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Larissa B.
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Krystal did an amazing job on my makeup and hair. She knew what I was looking for and I wanted some adjustment afterwards which she did great. The hair and makeup looks fabulous for my shoot. The only small downside was her punctuality, she was 30min late which worked out well for my timing that why I still give her 5 stars. I would recommend her to anybody looking for a stunning makeup

Signature Styles Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sherita S.
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The artist did a wonderful job on my makeup, I really appreciate her services.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ebone S.
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I didnt know what to expect, but Krystal was amazing. She walked me through her process, made sure that i was comfortable. I was amazed by her technique and she has her own flair. Hollywood better look out... and make room. She was awesome and amazing

Natural Perfections
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Very professional and listened to want I wanted while being very knowledgeable about what would/wouldn’t work for me

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.

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