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Grand Rapids Freelance Makeup Artists

Browse these freelance makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Grand Rapids.

Beauty in a Blink
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from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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Brittany did an amazing job for a senior photo shoot for one of my clients. She was a complete professional. On time and very friendly. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to any one looking for a make up artist.

Lindsey M.
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Alicia is AMAZING! I have gone to her multiple times and have referred family and friends to her. She is very talented and professional. She is my one and only makeup artist and would recommend you make her yours!

Mel Atkins Styling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Heather A.
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Mel is very professorial and engaging I felt very confortable while she was cutting my hair. She did a great job! She is the first stylist I've ever had that actually cut my hair correctly sincey hair is so thin and lacks growth in some spots. She noticed this right away and was able to do a cut for me that works with my difficult hair type :)

Brittney Y.
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The Girls are great here if you want amazing service and a great new look go here I've been a client since they opened and I'll never go anywhere else now..the pedicure chairs are amazing see Jolonda for the best pedicure or full set you will ever get..she does beautiful hand done designs as well! I've also had a really nice facial with Ash and have also recieved special night out makeup with Amanda a few times..shes very good at bringing out the love of color in people who are not used to it and my husband loved the look she gave me for our last anniversary! go see these girls you wont find a better group or salon! A+

  • 3 years in business
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At Cult Couture we are not just a service but a brand! We are here to give you a customized, chic, couture look all your own. At Cult Couture YOU are our brand. From Wild & carefree to poised, polished and prim. We are in the business to bring out your inner diva for that special occasion; be it your bachelorette party, a black and white ball, prom, fashion shoot, editorials, or your wedding! We have a posh, quaint space that is relaxing and inviting where we happily serve our guest to the fullest (For brides of qualifying age we have a complimentary mimosa bar) with drinks and customized aromatherapy blends. So come, let us pamper you. Join the Cult!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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It's about making the client happy and what they want for theirs special day.. It's about making them stand out. :)

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I'm providing a high quality makeup service at a very affordable price. Trust me you will be very satisfied.

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I am a state licensed esthetician with a creative edge. Let me help create your desired look through makeup! I am well versed in doing bridal, homecoming, prom, senior picture, family picture, everyday, and event makeup. You name it, and I can create it!

  • 4 years in business
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I pay close attention to detail and I'm a perfectionist at what I do. Makeup artistry is a huge passion of mine and I simply cannot get enough of it. I'm willing to go the extra mile for every client and once I'm licensed, I plan on being the best and most hired makeup artist in the city of Kalamazoo.

  • 5 years in business
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I am a newer makeup artist so I have a newer fresher take on the styles of today's makeup. Because I'm new, I also have plenty of room to learn new things.

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I am a freelance makeup artist with over 5 years' experience. I am even working at Benefit Cosmetics. I do all of my own makeup for my modeling and would be delighted to share the photos with you, so you can have a good idea of what looks I can create! I also have had over 6 years' experience in event planning and management, so I can help plan your next big date.

  • 5 years in business
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I am a fairly new makeup artist looking to build clientele. I am self-taught, and I'm building experience with each face; because of that, I have pretty low rates, so please take advantage of that! I have done special events and weddings, so just message me with any questions. Talk to you soon, beautiful.

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I am a massage therapist specializing in Swedish, shiatsu and table Thai. I am also a naturally gifted makeup artist and have been doing hair and makeup for special events such as weddings, anniversaries and formal parties and photography for about 15 years.

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I am a professional makeup artist. Services: * Proms and Graduation * Weddings * Photography * Modeling and more I also offer hair service. Ask for my wedding package.

  • 6 years in business
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Please call me or inbox me on facebook Fb:Jrae Kilpatrick

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I do makeup for events, such as: - Bridals - Proms - Any other events or even just for a night-out Makeup is my passion, and I want to make sure that you're happy with the final outcome.

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I am willing to travel to your location, providing makeup services, lessons, etc.

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I provide makeup for any occasion. I am a self taught and very talented. I am hoping to show my work off and start a living as a makeup artist.

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I provide makeup services for special occasions such as updos in hair and face makeup. I can do light makeup or more drastic makeup.

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I have 30 years of experience in the image/beauty industry. I specialize in lifestyle makeup for film and print.

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I perform a variety of services that assist my clients in diverse ways. Tutor, Tax Preparer, Makeup Artist, and Home Organizer. I am able to schedule my time to enhance the contact between myself and my clients. -Where most Tax Preparers rush through your taxes, I take as much time as needed and analyze them in order to give you advice on saving taxes through the year to increase your year end refund. I give each tax client on average 5 hours in your home, -When tutoring, I find the style of learning and shape my instruction to nurture the understanding of each student, and increase results for each student. I can usually bring an typically determined student up a grade and a half, an eager learner can increase grade from low C to a middle A (really). -In my Makeup Artistry corner, I started with musician friends who wanted to look younger and greater on stage. It quickly became proms, weddings, and personal makeovers for interviews, and even women's shelter class for women re-entering the workforce. It came on very fast and almost took over my other commitments. The reason: every application is detailed as I work. I not only apply makeup, but instruct and teach about skin type, skin care, application, etc. So one can be confident to do it themselves. -Home Organizing skills developed when I was in the Marines and constantly on the move. I helped my friends, family and coworkers when I got out and then word of mouth took over. My home organizing motto is...If you really love something, there is a place for it. But get over the hoard-purge guilt. Which is why my clients have called it "Purge Boot Camp".

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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