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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 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.

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.
Reviews for Brooklyn Center makeup artists
Renell K.
Awesome work with my makeup. She is an artist who loves what she does and is great at it.
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Melissa J.
Nicole is an amazing makeup artist. I hired her for our wedding. The makeup was absolutely beautiful. Every bridesmaid was very happy with the makeup. I was incredibly happy with my bridal makeup. I felt the way that I wanted to feel on my wedding day. Nicole was easy to work with - from scheduling, to the makeup trial - and especially on the wedding day. She is a true professional - and a true artist. I will definitely hire her again for other important events, and I will recommend her to other people.
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Bridget B.
Vera is a brilliant makeup artist! She easily added my sister-in-law under a week’s notice! Easily made the photo shoot! Thanks Vera!!
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Mercedes M.
I absolutely loved my makeup artist Tanya. She was sweet, and nice, and I really enjoyed talking to her. My makeup is out of this world. I have never felt this good about myself in my life. I highly recommend Tanya !!
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Rebecca S.
Vera did an incredible job and is a wonderful makeup artist. She was very responsive to messages in setting things up and gave me the exact look I was hoping for. It was an elevated look for the event itself, but I still felt like me. She's an incredible artist and I'd highly recommend!
Flawless by VeraFlawless by Vera
Thumbtack Customer
Aleah was great! She trekked in the snowstorm to my office to do my makeup prior to a video shoot. I have not had good experiences in the past with makeup artists...they always make me look like someone else! Aleah listened to me and truly gave the soft, not-too-made-up look I was seeking. I now just hired her to do the makeup for my whole company on the day we are having photos taken for our website. She is fantastic!
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Melanie W.
Fantastic, efficient yet thorough, personable, really listens to what clients WANT - ive worked with many many makeup artists over the years & Nicole is the best by far I've had the fortune to find. She asks questions (even followed up via text w my daughter while she was at her Senior Prom to ensure her makeup was staying put properly etc :)) enhances natural beauty and doesnt apply makeup with a trowel making clients look like unintentional drag queens which situation Ive run into far too often. Ugh. I will hire Nicole every time myself/family needs a makeup artist - no question. In fact, I have already hired her for myself, my mom & my daughter for an important upcoming event. You rock Nicole! Xoxo
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Thumbtack Customer
I hired Betsey to do my makeup for my Bahelorette party, and she is absolutely awesome. She is professional, pleasant, and I couldn't have been more pleased with how my make up turned out- she is truly an artist. I got so many compliments on my makeup. I wish I could hire her for my wedding day in NY!
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Su N.
I needed a one stop solution for makeup and hairdo, Caitlin was amazing and created the look I was looking for. Sam (hairdo artist) created the most sophisticated and stylish hairdo I've ever seen. Both extremely personable and response fast. Highly recommended to all.
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Merin A.
I wish Vera had a better sense of accentuating the features for individuals than going by general procedure. My dark skin tone(indian) shouldn't have my makeup features to look afro-american as my friends thought I looked. Already I have a narrow face, her makeup made me look even more skinnier. Makeup artist should have that element of understanding I assume. Otherwise she was a very nice person, offered me some food to release the tension I had before my wedding.
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Thumbtack Customer
I needed someone to do on-site makeup at my house before 9am engagement pictures - not an easy task to find someone that would work in someone's house AND arrive at 8am! Thankfully I found Betsey Mckenzie of Luminous Beauty LLC - and she was willing to meet my list of needs at a very reasonable price! She did great work and was very friendly! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for on-site makeup artists for photographs, or events!
Luminous Beauty LLCLuminous Beauty LLC
Brooke N.
Vera was amazing to work with! She is truly an artist! It was so fun to see her work her magic with all of her high quality makeup and materials! She was just as excited as I was to help get me ready for my special day. I will definitely go back to Vera for any future events! Thank you Vera!
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Thumbtack Customer
Aleah was amazing. She made me look so beautiful for my wedding. Aleah is a true makeup artist. I can't wait until I have another "function" so I can look like a princess again. I would recommend her to all my friends and family. Thank you Aleah for your amazing work.
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Nathalie S.
Last saturday I had a enfemme makeover scheduled with Ashley. From the start it was very pleasant and we started talking to get to know each other and Ashley had a good idea what kind of style makeup I preferred. The whole time she was very interested and listened carefully. Ashley is really professional and a great makeup artist who takes the time for her clients. Her work is excellent, I was very satisfied with the result and she really made me look beautiful for a day of sightseeing, shopping and photos. Besides being a very talented MUA Ashley is a very nice person and easy to talk to. When I’m back in Minneapolis I will schedule another makeup services ce with Ashley for sure.
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Maria U.
Stephanie was absolutely amazing!!! Her responsiveness and professionalism (which were absolutely amazing) somehow doesn’t even compare to HOW GREAT OF A MAKE UP ARTIST SHE IS. I hired her for my wedding on 5/5/2018 to do my 9 bridesmaid’s personal attendant and mother of the grooms makeup. In a 4 hour period she was able to do 11 women’s makeup of all differing ethnicities and made them look absolutely AMAZING. It is so hard to find a make up artist that’s comfortable and truly gets how to compliment skins of all colors. I am beyond impressed. I’m very particular and she knocked it out of the park. She is also very open to feedback which was evident from our very first trial run. Thank you so much for such an amazing day.
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Ellen T.
We hired Monica for professional hair and makeup for 5 people for a wedding. Monica was fantastic! She listened to our look preferences and made adjustments for our skin tones. All 5 of us loved the way Monica made us look and feel. I would recommend Monica to everyone! She’s a true professional and exceptional artist. Thank you Monica!!!
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Ashley M.
It was my dream makeup. Vera sees a vision when you tell her about yourself. She's got great products that stay all day and night and works around Any skin concerns or things you want to try. I strongly recommend doing the trial run so that you get to try it out and see for yourself. I'm pregnant and have never had so many compliments only makeup which was so special especially in a time where your having morning sickness and don't feel 100% I felt beautiful. Vera was so Kind and accommodating and has such an inspirational story as to why she’s doing what she does. She has raw talent and is a real artist. And she can put ylu
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Sarah L.
Caitlin is not only an amazing, detailed make up artist but shes also an all around amazing person to work with! She was so kind to me and my wedding party and helped make the morning before our wedding a great time. She gave me the perfect bridal makeup that looked gorgeous, photographed well, and lasted over 12 hours! I seriously cannot recommend Caitlin enough. Also, if you're looking for hair styling, her cousin Sam is just as attentive and kind!
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Ciearra M.
I had a booking that I had to be to and the original makeup artist cancelled on me. I messaged Vera at 10:00, she responded at 10:45 and was available. I was to her by 11:30 and needed to be gone by 12:15. Vera was professional, efficient, and a life saver . She handled my face with grace in the short amount of time. I was out by 12:10. Not only was I out in time, my face was spot on for the booking I had. I’m excited for my next booking with Vera!
Flawless by VeraFlawless by Vera
Thumbtack Customer
I ran into Betsey through thumbtack as I had put an ad out for a makeup artist in/near Minneapolis who could do a smokey eye for me for my Senior Prom! She quickly contacted me through the website and I hired her on the spot - after reading such great reviews! Those reviews were not mistaken!! I met Betsey at a salon (which she sometimes works out of) and she took great care in making me look fantastic for the dance. I was very impressed with the service and her talent in creating an intricate, specific look. Overall, she did a great job and there is no doubt I will be contacting her again in the future for other events. Not to mention we also had great conversations during our session - we discovered both of our fathers are/were pilots - how cool!
Luminous Beauty LLCLuminous Beauty LLC
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