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Luminous Beauty LLC
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby L.
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I had Betsey apply my makeup for a Halloween party. I was "50s glam" and she exceeded my expectations! It was absolute perfection. Betsey was professional and personable.

Makeup by Caitlin
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Su N.
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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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Makeup by Sara Wilhelm
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellie L.
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She was very professional and I loved the end product. She did exactly what I asked her to do. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for special event makeup services.

Makeup by Aleah
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
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Aleah made my daughter shine on a very special day in her life. She did a fabulous job and was also a fun person to have come do makeup. I look forward to hiring her again for makeup services as I feel she is very talented!

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Makeup by Stephanie
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
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Stephanie was very flexible about doing my makeup last minute for an event. I only requested to be airbrushed and LOVED it. I was outside on a boat cruise the whole night and it stayed perfect. Highly recommend!

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Taylor Marie Beauty
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan J.
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Taylor did my makeup wonderfully for my wedding! She is very friendly and was flexible to work with. It was very convenient to have her come to me for both the trial and day of. It made everything a lot easier during a busy time! She did a great job and my makeup lasted the whole day. I would definitely recommend Taylor to anyone wanting a professional makeup application!

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Makeup by Nicole
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie W.
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Nicole was very professional and did an amazing job on my makeup! Would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Glamour Beauty
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey B.
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Audrey was so professional and wonderful to work with! I had a mobile spray tan party for me and my brides babes and we all looked fantastic! Not orange at all! I also had Audrey and Leanne on my wedding day to do my hair & makeup! Audrey did the Glamour Beauty Airbrush Package, so worth it! Thanks again Ladies!

Makeup by Lisa
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Allison N.
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I hired Lisa to do my makeup for my wedding this past October. She was fantastic! From our first conversation, she was incredibly friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Lisa made it a priority to understand the style of my wedding and bridal look, and was very helpful in providing makeup ideas that would work for me. She was on-time and ready to go for both my trial run and wedding day. She also did a great job helping my sister and MOH with her makeup. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a makeup artist! I cannot say enough about her talent and the quality of her work!

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Jennifer Blaschko
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly B.
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Jen is absolutely outstanding! She did an amazing job, so good that I am still obsessed with how gorgeous she made me look and more importantly she made me feel stunning! Jen took my super sensitive skin into consideration with all her makeup choices and made me feel Super comfortable for the whole day! She is beyond amazing.

Heathermarie.makeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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She was great!!! Very nice & professional! She did a great job on my makeup for the Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl!

MoAlli Artistry
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tia P.
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OMG what an amazing experience I had awesome job everyone complimented on my makeup. She was on time very professional and knew her stuff will definitely be calling her again

  • 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
Thumbtack Customer
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Amber was nothing but professional and always responded quickly!! Easy to communicate with, very flexible and clear schedule. Makeup was flawless!! Not only did it stay on all day (on my wedding day) but she nailed the look I was going for that I've attempted to have other people do and always fail... until now!! Sarah!! She's amazing at hair and also nailed my Pinterest do that I showed her. I love them both so much!! I will be calling Lady Vamp for all of my future makeup needs! Maybe I'll make occasions to need them because they are so spectacular!!

Luminous Beauté
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen D.
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Mariya did an amazing job on my wedding makeup! She created the exact look that I wanted and made the whole makeup process fun and comfortable. The makeup she uses is high quality and it lasted throughout my entire wedding day (even through the many tears and the hot summer day). I would highly reccomend her for any special occasion!

Emilia J Makeup
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erica S.
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She did a great job. She showed up early and did a great job on my make up for my graduation!

Kelly T.
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The services delivered are very professional and come from a wide range of talents. Kelly offers services in hair, nails and skin which saves time, money and delivers the overall desired look from one designer.

Makeup by Molly Mattson
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deborah F.
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Molly was excellent. She did a very good job listening to what I wanted and was very open to feedback. I highly recommend her.

Makeup Goals by Cole
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Rita M.
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I was doing a recital and wanted my make up professionally done so I would look good on stage. Miss Cole did a fabulous job on my face! Not only did I look thinner and younger, but the make up stayed on for the entire recital without needing any touchups!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melanie J.
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Patricia did a wonderful job for my wedding. My wedding party and I all loved our hair!! She did a wonderful job on my sisters makeup. Everyone looked so beautiful. Thank you again Patricia!!

  • 4 years in business
About

I am a performer, visual artist, DJ, makeup and hairstylist and photographer. I am receiving an education at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and have trained in several artistic areas in addition to those listed above. I love working with people and helping them reach their goals in any capacity I can. I am a creative and passionate individual, and I work hard. If I personally don't have the skills you need, I will likely know someone who does. Let's get our art on!

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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