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Southfield Special Effects Makeup Artists

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Facethepaint2
4.5
from 101 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine B.
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She exceeded our expectations. We hired her for our daughters fourth birthday party. There weren't a lot of kids, but she sat by herself and let the kids come to her. My daughter is still using makeup brushes and "pretending" to paint faces like she had at her birthday party. I will DEFINITELY recommend her AND hire her in the future.

Top Pro
  • 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!

Adorned
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Maple G.
Verified review

Enjoyed the look of the makeup and the artist. She was good and professional.

Top Pro
Makeup by Juna T
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alixandria K.
Verified review

Juna was amazing! She did the make up for my wedding + 7 girls! She made all of us girls look absolutely stunning. It was a pleasure to have her there! I highly suggest her for any special occasion!

Facepaint MI
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
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Robin was great! Very talented artist and great with the children at my daughter's birthday party. We would definitely hire her again!

Artistry by Annette
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen P.
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Annette was a wonderful makeup artist for my daughter's wedding!!! Not only is her work excellent, she was a calm and reassuring presence during a stressful time! She was so versatile and attentive to the various styles of makeup that were requested. What an awesome professional and warm, kind-hearted person!!!!!!

Drake Artistry Collective
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Greer T.
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I found Crystal last minute on Thumbtack after my previous wedding day makeup artist cancelled on me shortly before my wedding. Crystal was able to fit me in on short notice. Despite being the impending wedding she found time to squeeze in a trial (and even drove to me). During the trial she asked numerous questions about the wedding, the look I was going for and my taste preferences. I greatly appreciated her allowing so much feedback. In addition to listening to my opinions, she was also incredibly professional and friendly. On the day of my wedding she showed up early and ready to go. The makeup turned out perfectly. She also gave me a wonderful goody bag for touch ups throughout the day. While applying the makeup she helped keep me calm by being incredibly personable. I appreciated having her as an extra cheerleader in my corner. If you are looking for a make-up artist who is knowledgeable, personable, and professional I would highly recommend Crystal.

Busy Bee Works
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary T.
Verified review

Jill is absolutely AMAZING! She responded to any email or text immediately, showed up early, put me at ease instantly, and her work is outstanding and speaks for itself! Her price cannot be matched, especially for the quality of work she performs. She is destined to be a star. She is simply a remarkable person and makeup artist. She goes that extra mile for her customers, truly went above and beyond for us. Blessed to have met her and will recommend her to anyone looking to be transformed into their most beautiful self :)

Makeupurmind Studio
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
BeBe S.
Verified review

Very first time getting my makeup done and I can honestly say I love it!! My makeup artist Meagan was very professional and easy to talk to. She made me feel very comfortable and informed me about the products she uses. I gave her an idea of what I wanted and she did exactly that! I definitely recommend her to everyone! I received so many wonderful compliments on my makeup. She's awesome and I will be returning! Thanks!

Blushed Hair & Makeup
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Elyse H.
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Lauren with Blushed Hair and Makeup is the most amazing makeup artist you could dream of! She was friendly and professional from booking until the job was done. Lauren made me look the most beautiful I have ever looked in my entire life. Courtney was amazing with my hair; it was perfect, exactly what I wanted! Even with my hair that usually loses it's curl within the hour, it stayed all night, and I NEVER had to touch up my makeup, not once! Lauren, Courtney and one other hair dresser got TEN girls done in less than five hours (quicker than anticipated!), and they all looked stunning. You will not regret it when you book Lauren with Blushed, I promise!!

Bozin Beauty
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Whit S.
Verified review

Sara was the makeup artist for my wedding. She was professional, accomadating, and did a fantastic job on myself and my bridal party. I would fully recommend Sara for any special event.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda L.
Verified review

My face looked flawless! Stephanie is a wonderful makeup artist, who is understanding, kind, and professional. She worked with me to find the perfect look. She listens to want YOU want and is eager to help create the look you want. I was excited to give Stephanie carte blanche, and she did not disappoint! I especially loved the false eyelashes. She has a wonderful eye for color. I felt at ease knowing my face was in the hands of Stephanie. When she finished with me I felt so beautiful and everyone loved my flawless makeup. It was natural but gorgeous. I greatly recommend her services. I felt flawless, fabulous and most importantly, comfortable wearing it! Linda

Meritorious Skin & Beauty
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kayla P.
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Mynal at Meritorious Skin & Beauty is a very professional and well qualified make up artist. She assists me with my photoshoots, as I am a local photographer, and has also teamed up with me for wedding photography. She is truly fabulous. She can accomplish natural makeup or very glamorous makeup, as well as special effect makeup. She is well rounded and well educated in her craft. She has a charming and very outgoing personality which really elevates the whole experience for her clients. I would recommend Meritorious Skin & Beauty for all your skin care and makeup needs.

Dollface Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn H.
Verified review

EXCELLENT to work with...Excellent makeup artist ...EXCELLENT personality. ..Excellent professionalism Excellent business atmosphere I give Tia Regular two thumbs up as a young entrepreneur in the cosmetology business keep up the good work Tia!!!!

I Love Your Face Makeup
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex T.
Verified review

Katie is an exceptional makeup artist. She’s the type of artist that you can describe a look and she brings it to life. She’s my absolute favorite.

Makeup by Anoosh
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Elissa B.
Verified review

I had my makeup done by Anoosh for my engagement pictures. I was super happy with how the look turned out! In person and in the pictures the makeup looked amazing! She listened to my ideas for the look and showed me different color swatches to help determine what would look best. Anoosh really knows her stuff. She was able to make me look fantastic without caking on too much makeup. I really like makeup so it was fun to get to ask her questions about different products she used. She is professional and very friendly, and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire experience. I am happy I have her booked to do makeup for my wedding at the end of June.

Make-Up By Kristin
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lori X.
Verified review

Kristin was great. She was professional, clean and easy to get along with.She arrived on time and took a very short time to set up since the makeup and hair was done on site. Her prices are affordable and her work deserves every penny. She will have my business for a few future wedding events. Thanks Kristin you were a delight to work with.

Faces By Suna
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia H.
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Suna has been doing my makeup for years and I cannot have anyone touch my face except her. She does an incredible job and not only does she make you look beautiful but she makes you feel beautiful too! She has great experience and is the BEST makeup artist who is trustworthy and very kind! I recommend her to everyone I know :)

Brushed Beautiful, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ayana J.
Verified review

I had a great time getting my makeup done by Edwina. She did an awesome job and I got TONS of compliments. She made part of my prom experience an eventful and wonderful experience. I plan to call Edwina whenever I need makeup done for a special occasion. If you don't call Edwina your are missing out!!

Salon Inspire
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Marcie S.
Verified review

Jennifer and her assistants were amazing. We all loved our makeup and our hair for my wedding. They were all on time, witch is so important on a wedding day! Her prices are amazing and she worked with each of my bridesmaid to make them all happy with each of there own taste on hair and makeup! I will for sure pass them on to every bride to be or any special event that comes in the future. Thank you Jennifer for making my wedding day perfect!

Rosie's Artistry
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Sarah C.
Verified review

I have been getting my long, thick hair cut and styled by Rosie for almost 20 years. It's not easy to deal with thick hair. She has always done a great job! Up-dos, prom, weddings, and special occasion hair and makeup, she's does them all very well!

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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