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Saint Paul Freelance Makeup Artists

Browse these freelance makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Paul.

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Luminous Beauty LLC
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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This was BY FAR the most beautiful I have ever felt. Betsy is an absolute doll and such a incredibly wonderful person to work with. I have no clue how she does the work she does, but the results are beyond stunning. I've always been a huge tomboy but had a gala coming up with a group of friends that was 'Old Hollywood' themed. She made me look STUNNING and I felt so amazing all night long. I'm also getting married later this year and am already planning 100% for her to be my 'makeup artist' through the entire process. Thank you so much, Betsy!!!! You know exactly how to create beauty :)

SM HAIR + MAKEUP
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Josie S.
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SM Makeup was fantastic! Chelsy was the lead stylist for our day and Sarah was the lead makeup artist. They were absolutely wonderful. They listened to what each person wanted ranging from the bride to bridesmaids to moms and grandmas. Each lady looked stunning. The team was professional, accommodating, and fun. SM Makeup was among the best priced in the Minneapolis are too. I highly recommend to any bride!

Makeup by Caitlin
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Becca O.
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Caitlin is extremely professional and kind-hearted, and has a way to make people feel at ease. She started by showing me her portfolio of people whose makeup she has done, and then asked a few questions as to what I was really looking for, and we looked at pictures and talked until we had come to an agreement! She let me give feedback and look at myself throughout the process to make sure we were on the same page. She did my makeup and my hair. Overall it was a great experience and I was gorgeous afterwards!!

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Makeup by Sara Wilhelm
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sara is amazing! One of the best make-up artists I've worked with! Highly recommend her for your day!

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Makeup by Stephanie
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Ciara K.
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Amazing makeup artist. She did everything to perfection. Showed up on time. Makeup stayed all night and was flawless.

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Taylor Marie Beauty
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna G.
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Taylor did the makeup for my wedding day and is such a talented makeup artist!!! We did a trial a few weeks before and made a few changes for the exact look I was hoping for on my wedding day. My skin looked great which is a miracle because my skin is FAR from perfect! I honestly would not have felt as awesome as I did that day if it wasn't for Taylor doing my makeup. To top it off, she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I highly recommend her for your wedding day or big event!!

B Picturesque
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Pat T.
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I have worked with her at Nordstom, Ridgedale, and I have been in the industry for 43 years. I have seen a lot, and worked with a lot of makeup artists. I have not seen ANY in a long, long time that could compare to the work that she produces. She can make anyone look amazing! Pat Trimboli

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Makeup by Nicole
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Scarlett T.
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Nicole did such a great job doing makeup on 3 actors that were shooting for my music video. She was there right on time, was extremely kind, & was very responsive to text messages. Mind you, I had to find a makeup artist in 4 days. She made my group of 3 girls look flawless and it was great to see my vision come alive! Thank you Nicole!

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Jennifer Blaschko
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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She's very attentive, pays attention to the smallest details. Had my trial makeup run so far and definitely felt she was the one for my wedding day makeup! Great work!

Glamour Beauty
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha H.
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I had hired Audrey and her team to hair and makeup on me and my 6 bridesmaids. They were very sweet group of girls and arrived in Rochester 15 min early to set up! Audrey and Mena (other makeup artist) literally bring EVERYTHING with them from makeup chairs to lighting and electric equipment. The whole booking process was very quick and easy. Do not pass up these girls!

Heathermarie.makeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amani M.
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Heather is an amazing makeup artist. She devotes her all into it & she's dope at what she does!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Regina W.
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Bevie is an exceptional makeup artist. She's timely, creative and ready to make your look flawless. I've had her on set multiple times, and each time i'm blown away by her attention to detail.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lizzie H.
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I absolutely LOVE working with Bre. She is by far the most skilled, thorough, and creative makeup artist I've ever had and I've worked with her at least half a dozen times now. After initially meeting her at Mac Cosmetics for a special event a couple years ago, I hired her for everything from transformative Halloween makeup to event and wedding makeup to photoshoot makeup for my activewear company! She recently did makeup for my brother's wedding, including the bride and mother of the groom (and myself), and I think it was my favorite look yet. She is very detailed, professional and pays attention to the littlest of details. Her knowledge of skin is also a huge plus - my complexion has never looked more even! She also chose a lip color that has become my go-to for almost every evening event. She is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet and is very fun to get to know. She's always learning new techniques and investing in her offerings as well. You will be blown away by how amazing she makes you feel!

Lady Vamp Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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Amber is a fantastic, professional makeup artist who is always on top of the trends. I've had my makeup done by her many times and every time I'm amazed! Her application and technique is flawless. She does absolute beautiful makeup and I would highly recommend her for your next event.

Makeup by Michelle
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Juliene W.
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My makeup was fabulous. I had my photo taken to get some professional pictures taken. I looked natural but striking!

Beauty by Belle
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deaundra S.
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Rochelle did my makeup for a wedding I was in and she does great work. She beat my face bunny?

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brigitte B.
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I found Denise solely through Thumbtack and was thrilled with everything from her easy, prompt communication, her kind and funny, yet professional demeanor, and of course her beautiful makeup! Our trial was fun and easy, and Denise made the perfect adjustments for the day of my wedding. My makeup was exactly how I hoped it would be. It was comfortable, expertly done, and lasted from 10 AM until I removed it at 1 AM. Furthermore, Denise is flexible and far more affordable than any other makeup artist I researched. I highly recommend Denise and will certainly use her again if an opportunity arises! Thank you, Denise!

Refresh by Alyssa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Chelsea K.
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Beautiful work :) Alyssa did my makeup for a celebration night and it turned out amazing! She listened well and was able to create the look I wanted. The results made me feel fierce and I would recommend her to friends.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee F.
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Kathryn did a great and awesome job. When your future husband loved my eyes, you know it was perfect makeup. Great to work with. I would use her again.

Doses of Daisha
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
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Not only is Daisha's service very professional & highly skilled, she is a DELIGHT to work with. She's very good at listening and executing exactly what the client wants, but also doesn't need much feedback being that she is a true artist on her own. I would highly recommend her for any event & will hire her again in a second if need be in the future. Thanks for making me feel like a queen on my wedding day!!!

Makeup by Monicangop
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dana E.
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Super sweet girl and amazing at what she does. Definitely a steal!

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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