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Independence Makeup Application Professionals

Browse these makeup application services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Independence.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon S.
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Shelley is doing my makeup for my wedding in November. We arranged a trial makeup appointment, and her work is fantastic. But also, she is just so much fun to have around. I laughed a lot in a short time I spent with Shelley. And I look forward to having her around on the day of my wedding!

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Makeup by Brittanye
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol A.
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I really enjoying having Brittanye apply my makeup and do my hair for the special evening I had with my husband. Would definitely recommend to anyone that wants to stand out and look fabulous at your special event. Thanks Brittanye! :)

Hair & Makeup By Alley
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dawa L.
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Alley and her sister did a fabulous hair and make up job on me and my sister (bride). We loved your professionalism and advice on beauty tips. It was great working with you both. Thank you very much for making us looking beautiful. We both received lots of compliments on our hair and makeup. If anyone in Lawrence or Kansas are looking for professional awesome hair and makeup artist please reach out to Alley. She is the goto person in this area.

Fix Beauty Co.
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Judith L.
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She was amazing, I got so many complements on my makeup that night, her work was beautiful. She was really cool and she even gave me advice on my acne treatment, I really enjoyed the experience with her

from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Kristin B.
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The only person I want doing my makeup!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jayden M.
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Amazing and beautiful work. Whenever I leave I always feel amazing and beautiful. My makeup always looks amazing.

The Bombshell Experience
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Shanna D.
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I felt so beautiful on my wedding day thanks to the Bombshell Experience doing my makeup! She is so professional and fast while still paying attention to detail. I would highly recommend her to all my family and friends and look forward to using her for future services. 😁

Latrica Schnepf
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Travis G.
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Latrica is excellent to work with. Such a charm and easy to talk with. She has a remarkable imagination and knows exactly what to do to paint her art on any canvas, whether it be paper, face or body. Latrica has excellent knowldege of make-up and is a definite professional at what she does. I have personally recommended her on multiple occasions to several people from all walks of life, as Latrica is completely affable. The best work I have ever seen from personal experience!!

Even the Sparrows Makeup
from 2 reviews
    Jenna C.
    Verified review

    I meet Nicole and did a few trail looks. I let her do what she thought would look good on me since I hardly wear make up. One look was a natural look and the other one was a bold look for going out on the town. We had a great conversation while she was making me over. She wants you walk away happy with your results. I will definitely use her when I have a special event to go to.

    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Whitney A.
    Verified review

    I've worked with Andrea a number of times mainly for photoshoots and its really hard to go anywhere else. She's inventive, professional, and extremely creative! As she's doing your makeup she also makes sure to give you tips on how to make sure your keep your skin healthy. I would highly recommend her services to anyone. Her work really speaks for itself!

    DeeLovely Designs
    from 1 review
    • 27 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Marilyn S.
    Verified review

    Dee came to my home. She arrived on time ( perfect). Ms. Dee cornrowed my hair into a nice bun, that took one hour. I was pleased with my style. I would contact her again. Very friendly. Great service.


    Succeeding in the beauty industry is my main passion. Creating a beautiful hair and bringing out natural beauty with makeup is what I do best!

    • 18 years in business

    I am a hair designer and makeup artist. I have been a hair designer for over 20 years. I enjoy transforming women and men and looking at their faces when they see the results.


    My clients are confident that the services that they receive from me go above and beyond. I have an eye for detail and I deliver nothing less than excellance.


    I provide waxing and makeup applications for all types of events. I assure you the best of the best while making you look absolutely flawless. Check me out on Instagram.


    I'm extremely passionate about the work that I do and will do my absolute best to satisfy my customers.


    I am a skilled makeup artist, trained and experienced through the Regency Beauty Institute. I am in the process of setting up a website.


    I provide beautiful and luxurious beauty services for an affordable price. I like to focus on providing a stress free enviroment for my clients on their special day!


    I've done hair and makeup for almost 18 years. I've done a list of celebrities and traveled the nation, teaching and styling.


    10 year experience teaching makeup techniques. Proven track record with weddings, fashion shows, TV, and photoshoots.


    I am an experienced makeup artist with the ability to be flexible for you.

    Q & A

    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.
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