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Apex Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Aline
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
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Aline was AWESOME!! She responded to emails in a timely manner, and she is a really nice person. During my trial run for wedding makeup, she did an fantastic job and really listened to the feedback I gave her. On the day of the wedding she arrived early, and got right to work! Thank you for everything Aline! If I ever need a makeup artist in the future I know exactly who to call!

Krista Massey Makeup
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Jack A.
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Im a full time professional photographer. I hire Krista multiple times a month, whenever I can. You will not find a better makeup artist in North Carolina. Her technical makeup skills are some of the best iv'e seen, and she makes all my clients feel like a million bucks. You will not find a better combination of MUA and friendliness anywhere. Will hire again, and again, and again, whenever I can get a hold of her.

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BeautyChakra
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
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Toia is such a talent makeup artist. Her professionalism and quality of work is just amazing. She did an awesome job on me and my girls for Halloween. We got so many compliments on our makeup and even asked to have photos taken. Highly recommended

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina D.
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She made my daughter look absolutely gorgeous for her prom. She came well equipped and prepared! She is the best makeup artist on the East Coast!! Thank you Valerie for your professionalism and making my daughter beautiful!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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Her promptness to my request if looking for a makeup artist was great!

Hair and Makeup by Karyn
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
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Karyn did a great job with both hair and makeup for my wedding. My wife and I both felt beautiful and our makeup did a good job withstanding both tears and heat! My hair was exactly what I wanted and stayed up all night long. Karyn was very professional and traveled to our location arriving promptly when scheduled. We both enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to others!

IC BEAUTY
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jala W.
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She is simply AMAZING! Her personality is so sweet and she will make your day even better than it started. I was grateful that her work is just as good as her pictures! I looked and felt beautiful and she honestly gave me the BEST makeup and hair I have ever received from a makeup artist! She has worked for the best and I see why. I will be hiring her in the future for any of my beauty needs! Love her!

Carla Renee Makeup
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
CC C.
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This young lady is amazing in contouring makeup. Makeup equipment is clean and professsional. Not only is she a freelance makeup artist she is all so apart of my Great Foundation glame squad. She has done my makeup and it was flawless. Keep up the good work carla.. more faces to you.

Maria Bryant MUA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Melissa C.
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Maria is wonderful! I couldn't be happier with the way my makeup turned out for my wedding anniversary. She is an extremely personable, professional and knowledgeable makeup artist. Maria is so talented and I knew I was in good hands...plus she had me laughing throughout the whole makeup application. I would highly recommend Maria for any special occasion!

Doll Faces By Rae
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Rae was great! My makeup looked perfect for my event :). Also, I had two young girls who were very curious and she was able to work with and around them. Don't hesitate....you should use Rae :)

  • 6 years in business
Jessica W.
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She is super friendly, professional and knows what she is doing. The only person I would trust with my hair. My sister is having her airbrush makeup done by Juli for her wedding. Great work!

Makeup by Monique
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen M.
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She was amazing to work with! She took such pride in her work and made sure to deliver! She was on time, very professional, and truly was a blessing to me! She came through and saved me and my event! So lovely to have met her and I would refer her to anyone! I look forward to working with her again.

  • 4 years in business
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I have been doing hair for over five years now. I am experienced in wedding/fashion show hair! I love the elegant look, but I specialize in funky and trendy styles! Check out my website for pictures of my work!

  • 7 years in business
About

I actually have a growing passion for making my clients feel and look their best. See you soon :-)

About

I am a freelance makeup artist looking to put my name out there in what I do best. I've done all sorts of makeup styles, from simple and sweet to dramatic and fun. I like to show how creative I can be with weddings, proms/pageants, and Halloween looks. You name it.

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We specialize in helping to create beautiful hairstyles and flawless makeup for every special moment in your life. We have a beautiful, vintage-inspired boutique suited to host you or your group while getting primped and glamorized. We can enhance your special occasion with nibbles, wine, and champagne while you are getting ready. Our staff can also travel to you for any special occasion.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I stand out because I eat, breathe, and live makeup. I am a published, International, makeup artist. I was flown to Africa to do makeup for a bride. I have done work for television shows, a tribute to an Olympian, and even a national circus. My work has been featured by Nikon and Seventeen Magazine. I was the 2017 BBU Awards winner for Best in Makeup.

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I am a freelance makeup artist servicing Eastern NC. I have 4 years of makeup artistry experience. My skillset is very versatile, my services include glamour makeup, special effects, on set services for photoshoots, and bridal.

  • 4 years in business
About

I am a makeup artist who loves to create looks that range from beautiful and glamorous to special effects-related. If you are looking for someone to pinpoint exactly which look you are striving for, while having some excellent conversation, I'm the makeup artist for you!

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I am currently employed as a makeup artist for M.A.C. I have 8 years of experience with both artistry and skincare. I provide most needs for weddings, fashion shows, and special events.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Hair Extension Expert

Durham, NC

  • Service type
    Hair (styling, extension)
  • Additional services
    No other services needed
  • Details
    Would like to know the price for Brazilian knots

Need a Wedding Makeup Artist

Louisburg, NC

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of people needing makeup
    6 or more
  • Trial makeup session
    Yes, I am interested
  • Details
    I am trying to get some ideas about costs/how this works for a wedding. The wedding is not for awhile
  • $171.67
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Lumberton, NC

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of people needing makeup
    2
  • Trial makeup session
    Yes, I am interested
  • Details
    Makeup will be needed for a total of 4 different events.
  • $500
    Average price
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