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Frederick Professional Makeup Artists

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
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Erin was a really nice, talented makeup artist! She did a great job with the dark smokey eyes I wanted, was on time, and communicated quickly when I emailed her. My only suggestion would be to let people know what products you can offer for certain skin types- I have sensitive/acne prone skin (I had asked what she had and got a broad answer of "everything"). I ended up doing my foundation prior to her arrival Bc I did not know if she had one I could use and my skin breaks out at the sight of comogenic formulas! But overall she was great. I would use her again. Thanks Erin!

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 109 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!

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Makeup by Mary K. Engle
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April C.
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Katie was my makeup artist for my wedding this past March. I had no expectations going into hiring a makeup artist online. Katie was not only a delight to work with, my make-up looked fantastic and was flawless all day! Katie was always prompt and very responsive. She was on time the day of the wedding and is super sweet. I would highly recommend Katie to anyone in search of a makeup artist. She is very talented in what she does, which makes for a perfect combination.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 41 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.

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret S.
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Mia was awesome! She actually saved my wedding day!! I decided very very last minute to hire a makeup artist and hair stylist, and of course no one was available TWO days before my big day. Mia came to my rescue on her day off!! She was extremely professional, very kind, and did a fantastic job!! I would definitely use her services again in the future!! Thank you Mia!!!

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Flawless Faces And Hair
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly C.
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Summer did such an exceptional job on the make up for my wedding! Not only are her makeup skills top notch, she is also very down to earth and caring which is exactly what you need on your wedding day! She did makeup for myself, my 7 bridesmaids, my mother and my step mother and everyone looked absolutely stunning!!! The makeup also lasts ALL DAY LONG! You will not be disappointed by Summer's work ethic, bright personality and creative genius. The onsite makeup also created a relaxed atmosphere that I would highly recommend to every bride out there. Do yourself a favor and hire Summer for onsite makeup needs! She will blow you away, trust me! :)

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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I am so happy that I hired Anna to do all the hairstyling for my wedding. I loved her work! She stayed on schedule (7 hairstyles + my makeup in 4 1/2 hours), was very responsive to my requests, and made me feel beautiful for my wedding day. She did my makeup in addition. I don't usually wear much makeup and she did a nice, natural look that felt really comfortable.

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Mallory M.
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Judith and Jossi are kind and professional, and it was fun to have my trial hair and makeup done by them. I only had vague ideas of what I wanted for my updo and makeup, but these artists did their magic and I was amazed by the outcome. I trust them completely with my and my bridesmaids' hair and makeup on my wedding day.

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Glam Empire Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
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Absolutely loved this experience! Makeup was beyond excellent!

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jing J.
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Excellent team of makeup artists and hair stylists. Highly skilled, personable, professional and extremely easy to work with. They went above and beyond on my special occasion to accommodate me. I highly recommend Usha

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 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!

Keaira Make up Artistry
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine P.
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Keaira is an amazing makeup artist. She is creative, on top of trends, and once she’s finished with your face, you are truly the most perfect version of yourself. She’s so talented. She’s kind, on time, funny, and just a true joy to be around!!

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.

Makeup Artist Pro Group
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
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I've gotten my makeup done by makeup artists on a few occasions, and I picked Maria at Make Up Artist Pro Group after my cousin used her for her wedding last year. I was really impressed with how my makeup turned out, and she was incredibly sweet and calming to the bride, which I knew would be an important quality to calm my own wedding day jitters. Since I had recently gotten engaged, I made sure to get her card, and called her a few weeks later when I set my wedding date to book her. When my wedding day came, she arrived early and was really pleasant. She kept me feeling at ease and stayed right on schedule throughout. It was clear that she keeps her kit and her supplies sanitary, and the products in the kit (other than the few products of my own that I preferred she use) are of great quality. They even gave me the option to purchase some of the products for touch ups. Throughout the whole process, she was very professional. I had a lot of specific ideas and requests for my big day makeup, and she was comfortable trusting my preferences for certain products. My makeup looked gorgeous. Totally perfect and more flawless than I ever could have imagined. My three bridesmaids looked absolutely beautiful. Most importantly, my makeup photographed beautifully. I could not have been happier. I'm so glad that my cousin found Makeup Artist Pro Group first, and that I decided to book them for my special day.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Natia S.
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I was given a complimentary makeover by Julianna. She was very nice and explained every product and it’s purpose. The products were of good quality and made my face feel light, as if I had no makeup on. The finished product was outstanding. Everyone raved about my makeup. Julianna is a true professional. She is also a wife and a mother. Her family is beautiful and kind.

PT.Arts
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Amazing makeup artist! Thao is so talented and I’m looking forward to working with her again.

Kristen Wallace
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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Kristen was absolutely wonderful! She was right on time, and immediately got to work. She did hair and makeup for 6 people, and stayed ahead of our timeline. She did a beautiful job, and was super patient with my sassy daughter while getting her hair done. If you want to feel your most beautiful on your big day, hire Kristen!

Salon Plumage
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne H.
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Sara did an amazing job doing makeup for me and my bridesmaid on the day of my wedding. (2.16.2017) She met us at the venue (we were able to get ready on site) on time, and worked carefully but yet at a great pace; she did all seven of us (plus a mother who wanted a small touch up) in about 3 hours and 30-45 mins. She brings good treats with her for the party to munch on while getting ready and music, so we were able to have fun despite the hustle and bustle going on to decorate and get the venue ready! She also uses completely natural makeup, so anyone can have their face done. My sister is very sensitive and has reactions to a lot of mainstream products, but she was fine after Sara did her makeup and the rest of the day! Our professional pictures are not in yet but I have a few here from one of my bridesmaids that give a good look at some of our faces. My friends are already very beautiful women but Sara transformed them into glamour models! I would highly recommend her! Thank you again Sara for your service :)

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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