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Gaithersburg Makeup Professionals

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

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
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Highly recommended! Easy to work with and professional. Will definitely contact again for hair and makeup services.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sammie M.
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Erin is so sweet and gave me the exact look I wanted. I got so many compliments on my makeup. I 100% recommend her!!! She is the best!!

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Adrianne H.
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Teresa and Lisa did a phenomenal job for my 12-person wedding group. Everyone from my 10-year old niece to my 70+-year old mother-in-law looked natural and polished. Nothing was over the top. Teresa was very responsive to my feedback from our trial and made adjustments on the day of my wedding that left both my new husband and me happy. I am sure I will be hiring Teresa again in the future!

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Makeup By Addi
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer G.
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Words cannot explain how amazing Addi is! She did the makeup at my wedding for myself, the bridesmaids, mothers, AND she did my eyelash extensions. When I went for my trial, I immediately knew how professional and talented Addi was as we tested out different looks for each eye, cheeks, etc. And then on my wedding day she exceeded everyone's expectations. From my mother to my girls, everyone was so pleased with their makeup and lashes. I never felt more beautiful with the makeup service Addi provided. She is definitely using high quality product!! She was so easy to work with, professional, punctual, and helpful. I HIGHLY recommend.

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Myeisha B.
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Carlynn was great from the very beginning until the day of service. My makeup lasted all day into the night. Will book with Carlynn for future events.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Char M.
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Aubrielle was perfect! She applied makeup on my stepdaughter's face for her prom and she outshined each and every girl at the prom. Her look was nude with a splash of glam. Not only was she on time, applied the makeup well, and super nice, she educated me on the who, what, when, where, how, and why on applying and using makeup. Too bad she is located in Maryland because I am getting married in Chicago. I hope I am able to find someone just as good. In the meantime, going forward, I will be using her for any upcoming events. Thanks Aubry! :-)

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Treshaun S.
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I loved my experience with Jayde during my makeup trial. I wanted someone who was not only professional and great at what they do, but also personable. Not only did she beat my face to the gods (lol), she was also very funny and cool to talk to. She is now officially the makeup artist that my family and I will use in a lot of official events. I am confident that she will make me the most beautiful bride on my wedding day.

Tenacious Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Denika T.
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Tanya was so professional and gracious during my photo shoot. She is very experienced and I would recommend her to anyone in need of hair and makeup services. She made a stressful day, enjoyable!

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
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Would have her do my makeup again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin N.
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She was fantastic! All of my bridesmaids hair looked fabulous, my hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. She was able to do everything from just a few inspiration photos. She was punctual and very easy to work with and she was able to do my mothers makeup even though she wasn’t originally asked to when hired. Great quality, great qualifications, great pricing, AND able to do both hair and makeup.

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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
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Monica T.
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Jamilah did makeup for my photoshoots. She replied promptly to my request and was on time at 7 am both days. She was able to create two different looks - a natural one and a dramatic one. She did a good job of matching my skin tone, which is important as a woman of color. Very professional and was able to explain what she was doing each step of the way. The pictures turned out great!

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
Sujata M.
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Usha did my make up for a special occasion. She is very professional and she uses the best quality products. She analyzed the skin and face to use the products that was best suitable for me. After all, I was amazed by the flawless makeup Usha did for me. I am very impressed with her skill and would like to hire again and again.

Keaira Make up Artistry
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Monea A.
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I hired Keaira to do my makeup for my baby shower. Before the big day, she was responsive and friendly when we connected. My make up for my shower was flawless! She used quality make up and captured my personality. I usually like a natural but sophisticated look and she nailed it! I felt beautiful and received so many compliments on my make up. Thank you Keaira! I will hire you again!

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sara T.
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Martha is amazing! Absolutely wonderful! She’s so knowledgeable and knows all the right tricks! She is so sweet! I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional makeup services!

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.

PT.Arts
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Geetha S.
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PT and her assistant did such an amazing job! They were so kind and professional, and the end result was beautiful. They used really great quality makeup and tools. The hair was also done very efficiently and was exactly what I wanted. I received so many complements on both the hair and makeup. I definitely recommend that you book her for whatever you need. She is very accommodating.

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

  • 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.

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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