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Ferndale Makeup Application Professionals

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

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  • 8 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elise M.
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I always call on Kelsey to do my makeup for special events. She does an outstanding job with glamour makeup and face painting alike!

from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Riina C.
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The Experience was great. My daughter had senior pictures, we were late getting back and she still waited and did an amazing job on her makeup application. The pictures ( from what I saw on he camera) are going to be lovely. I was very pleased with her promptness, professionalism, and cheerful spirit. I will definitely be using her again( I really enjoyed the fact that she traveled to us) in the future, I actually look forward to it. Thank you again Trese, I was very pleased with your work. I will send pictures when they arrive.

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Makeup by Juna T
from 31 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carey A.
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Juna made me look incredible on my wedding day! She definitely made me feel and look like a princess! She also made my mom and aunt look amazing! I couldn’t be more happier with how everything turned out and I would highly recommend her!!! Thanks Juna!!!

Drake Artistry Collective
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn M.
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Very pleased with Crystal's professionalism, communications and makeup application skills. I will definitely call on her again for my next event!

Busy Bee Works
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amber L.
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Jillian did my makeup for my 21st birthday party last year. I received so many compliments from her work. She was timely, arrived on time, made sure everything was liking to my taste. She knew the look I was going for and executed exceptionally. Thank you so much again Jill!

Jackie Karas Make Up Artist
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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Jackie was great! She arrived early and was very professional and very nice! She was doing bridal makeup for me and my mother's and grandmas as well for a photo shoot later that day. I liked how she was open to my ideas of what I liked and wanted for my makeup application and she made sure I was completely happy with her work throughout the entire process. It turnes out amazing! I would definitely hire her again!

New You Cosmetics
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Sarah is an amazing make up artist!!! I have been using her for many years and have never been disappointed! I have used her for simple nights out, New Years ever, my wedding, baby shower, christening, etc. My wedding makeup was flawless and lasted all day. I could not have asked for anything better! My entire bridal party looked beautiful!! I received compliments on my makeup all day. She is very accomadating and always asks what look I would like. She comes to my home and is always on time and very thorough. My friends have used Sarah for their weddings too and were extremely happy with her work. She is the best!!! I love having her do my makeup!! I highly recommend Sarah as a make up artist!!!

Makeup by Mary
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shaina W.
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Mary was a pleasure to work with. We hired her for makeup application for a commercial project. She worked well with models of all ages from adult to baby. She was followed direction and brought out the natural features in each model. She's very professional, experienced, and has a kind soul. Awesome vibes to have around for an important event or occasion.

Val Howard Beauty
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Licia P.
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She was very prompt & on time for my appointment. She started with a consultation. She also let me know I had dry skin & educated me on what products to use. The makeup she did for my wedding & bridal party was amazing.

Beauty by KD ❤
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Alexandria H.
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I have nothing but positive things to say about Beauty by KD. I was hesitant at first because I've had my makeup done before and felt like the artist didnt listen, but not Beauty By KD. She did my makeup for a wedding, and she was very friendly, really listened to what kind of makeup and nails I wanted and took her time and didnt rush. Definitely coming back!

  • 3 years in business
Mai V.
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I've had the opportunity to have Cher Jay do a makeup application on me. I've been doing makeup on myself as long as I can remember and have had other people apply makeup on me but my experience with Cher Jay was one of a kind. His techniques had me curious as to how he did it. My overall look was a soft, warm and natural look but it brought out specific features on me that I've never paid much attention to. I loved my eyebrows! He softened up the arch of them with a rounder appearance and it really made a difference. My foundation looked flawless and the contouring was complimentary to highlighting my cheekbones and jawline. I haven't felt this pretty in a long time! He was very professional, pausing here and there to make sure I was doing good and providing me sneak peeks at what he was doing. I felt that he cared about my opinions even though I didn't have any since I loved everything he was doing! He is very thorough, very clean (constantly sanitizing his equipment and his hands), and the appointment stayed on track. I couldn't be more happy and would recommend him to anyone who's looking for to feel beautiful from the inside out.

Grace's Grab Bag
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mandi T.
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Christine did my makeup for my wedding, as well as some of the wedding party. She traveled to my home before the wedding for a makeup trial, and really listened to what I wanted. We made some small adjustments, and on the day of the wedding it was perfect. She arrived early to set up, and would ask if the pressure was OK while she was applying makeup, and was very easy to get along with. This was the first time I didn’t get a headache while somebody else applied my eyeliner. My bridal party looked stunning, and I’ve never felt so beautiful in my life. The reception lasted well after midnight, and my face still held up longer than I did.

Gals and Ghouls
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Megan L.
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Very professional. I had my makeup done for a friend's wedding and was so happy with the outcome. I felt so relaxed and knew I was in good hands.

M'blazon Artistry
from 1 review

    Welcome! Meghan Naime of M'blazon Artistry is a professional and certified Michigan makeup artist. I have experience in many different areas of makeup. Meghan is know for versatility and professionalism. Makeup consultations are offered in advance of events to ensure you receive the look you desire for your special occasion. My services include makeup application for all ethnic groups and ages. Services include, but are not limited to: * lash extension * bridal * theater * fashion * fantasy * film * corporate * editorial * commercial * print and body art


    We specialize in beauty, Halloween, zombies, creatures, cosplay, scary, goth, fashion, creative, weird, transformation, skulls, cats, and simple.

    • 15 years in business

    Megan Murphy is an EMMY award winning makeup artist. She has been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years, and especially loves working with brides and bridal parties. Megan's work is about finding the balance between looking beautiful on camera and flawless in person. Her friendly and professional demeanor, along with her ability to adapt to any client's requirements, provide a unique and thorough client experience. She gives her clients a flawless complexion and an amazing glow makeup that looks natural but still makes an impact. ''I absolutely love what I do. I have a passion for this industry and I give my all to every project I'm involved in. I understand what my clients are looking for and give them exactly what they want.'' Megan is a fully licensed cosmetologist and advanced trained in Xtreme Lash extensions.


    I'd like to say I have talented hands that allows me to cut and color hair, apply nailart and beat a face down!


    I am a MUA serving all of MI and OH. Lets Face It is here to provide the Hollywood glam every girl wants and every man loves.


    I am a makeup artist. I also offer facials. For more info or to view my work, please see my Instagram for pictures.


    For 13 years, I've been a full-service bridal consultant, personal skin care expert and makeup artist. I offer a full inventory for products clients fall in love with. My business is open 24/7. It is always fun and earned free!


    I'm a Detroit based freelance makeup artist and stylist. I have 20 years of experience in weddings, runways, prints and commercials. I am a partner/owner of Salon Detroit, located right in the heart of downtown Detroit. I can accommodate wedding parties and travel to your location. I am a full-service salon that can service all hair types.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 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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