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Laurel Special Effects Makeup Artists

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PARTYYMAGIC SERVICES
4.9
from 177 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawvan B.
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If I could give Partyymagic 20 stars I would!!!! Mimi is Magic and her work is phenomenal. I have never had my face painted before so I was anxious to see the results once she started. She not only exceeded my expectations but was very professional. She painted my face in 30 minutes flat. I wore the makeup all day at work (12+hours) and had a great Halloween! I got so many compliments and even frightened some of my co-workers. She's everything you want in an artist friendly, patient, talented, and on time!

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Erin
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Sharon K.
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I simply can't rave enough about Makeup by Addi. I received the most professional, kind and personable service and couldn't be happier with the results. Addi really took the time to make sure everything was to my satisfaction while constantly making sure I was feeling comfortable. I have gotten professional makeup done by Makeup artists in the past- and I can say that Makeup by Addi is by far the best I have had gotten! I highly recommend Addi to anyone who wishes to look and feel fabulous for a special event!

  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
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If you are looking for a makeup artist for your special event, look no further. Priscilla is extremely professional, arriving early and with all the necessary tools. I had an excellent trial with her and we were able to fine tune my wedding day style. She was the perfect person to be with my friends and I as we prepared for my wedding as she is patient, detail-oriented and kind. The value of her work is tremendous and I would recommend her 100% to anyone!

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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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Dimitra T.
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My experience with Aubrey was excellent from beginning to end. I went to Aubrey’s location for my wedding trial makeup today. The professionalism, confidence, and atmosphere was exceptional from start to finish. She took her time, listened, and was extremely thorough with all the makeup she applied on me. I am looking forward to Aubrey doing my wedding makeup on my special day! Thank you so much—I absolutely love it!! ❤️

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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessy G.
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Esha and her team made me feel beautiful and super glam on my wedding day. They patiently curled a million of my 26 inch extensions and made me look amazing. My ladies were all super happy with the way their hair and makeup turned out. I loved that she did my makeup the way I like and didn't try to give me a natural look like a lot of makeup artists do! I got compliments all night!

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Makeup and hair by Rita
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Mila J.
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Rita is a talented makeup artist. She knows what she's doing and will work with you to ensure you get the look you want. I highly recommend her.

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Veronica U.
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I hired Jebella for my wedding in June and I am so happy with my decision! I had an awesome hair stylist and an awesome makeup artist come to my house for my trial. I am very happy with their work and can’t wait for them to make me look pretty on my big day!

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Bianca F.
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Maryam is fantastic!!! She truly has an art and is a VERY talented makeup artist. I am so happy I chose her for my special day...my wedding!!! She's super responsive...professional and overall just a friendly upbeat person. She gave me tons of recommendations and helped me pick my hairstyle. She did both my make up and hair and I received so many compliments. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants to enhance their beauty. Let her transform you!!! Hope to work with her again in the future!

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shivani V.
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I highly recommend My Makeup Artist Usha! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Usha and her team. They were able to perfectly create the look that I wanted, which held for the entirety of my wedding. We had 2 other women getting their hair and makeup done on the morning of my wedding.They really listened our ideas and were able to create different, lovely styles that suited each individual woman. The entire morning went so smoothly thanks to their skill and professionalism.

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!

PT.Arts
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 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.

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
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Absolutely wonderful woman and makeup artist! Got so many compliments on my makeup at my friend’s wedding!

NGK Studio
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
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Gul and her partner were both very responsible and showed up on time for my wedding.. I knew that I could count on them to be there for my special day. From the minute I met Gul, she continued to respond to my messages very quickly and gave very helpful advice and answered any questions that I had. They are both very good makeup artists and only use the best quality makeup and products.. You can count on them to make you look flawless on your wedding day, and they will put in as much time as you need them to get the job done. If you want a makeup artist who will do any makeup look you like, use high end products, and give you only the best advice possible then you can count on these two ladies 100%. They will not let you down. I think more people should know about NGK studio because these two girls truly are experts in the work that they do and they are very hardworking they will not let you down. I promise. I got so many compliments on how flawless I looked the day of my wedding, and how amazing my hair looked that day. People couldn't stop raving over the fact that I just looked like I walked out of a movie.. I was very tired that day too(functioning on only one hour of sleep and they were somehow able to transform me into a celebrity) You will look amazing too on your wedding day four sure=) =) I am usually very picky with who I decide to do my makeup, but there was just something about this girl that I could tell she would do a fantastic job and I was right. Spread the word, these girls are experts!!! Sincerely, Dana

JDozier Artistry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lea M.
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One thing you should know about JDozier is that she has integrity and is a master at what she does! I appreciate flawless NATURAL makeup application that is not heavy...stays in place...and compliments MY face (not the skill level of the MUA) and she delivers EVERYTIME!! She is very responsive and manages our time extremely well. If she says that she will be there you can count on her with no questions asked...she confirms the appointment, she follows up, and her pricing is straight forward! Her brushes and products are always clean (shes serious about it too...and we should all appreciate clean brushes...AMEN). She asks questions to determine your tastes and shes honest about the outcome (which I appreciate). JDozier will also gave me the confidence to try new looks...I tend to stick to what I know but she has an eye that you cant help but trust (side note: she put this pretty blue liner...yes blue...on my eyes the last time she did my makeup and I LOVED it...I would have never thought twice about that color but it complimented my look very well). And another reason why she will be my MUA of choice for life...I contacted her a few weeks ago to do my moms makeup. I explained that my mom has had so.e health challenges and hasnt worn makeup in about 15 years or more and I wanted her to feel beautiful. JDozier delivered...my mom LOVED HER MAKEUP...she was so confident and that is something I will never forget! Honest review...always a great experience!

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

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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