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Cary Prom Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Aline
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriella L.
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I hired Aline to do my prom makeup and I was not let down. She was absolutely amazing. I was so nervous but she started to make conversation and I felt like I was talking to one of my friends. She was on time, quick, organized and professional ❤️. Thank you 😊

Krista Massey Makeup
from 71 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh F.
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Krista Its by far the best makeup artist there is. She did my makeup for a State Bodybuilding Competition and several other different occasions. She traveled for me and I could not have been more pleased. When I need a make up artist, I will not even consider anyone else. Not only is she an awesome artist but she is one of the kindest people that I know.

Top Pro
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marian F.
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This did an amazing job on my prom makeup! She is an amazing makeup artist, I would definitely recommend her. She was very responsive through the whole process and was extremely kind.

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Impact Artistry
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana I.
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Adrienne was AMAZING to work with! I hired her for my sister’s wedding. She did the bride, 3 bride’s maids, and the mother of the bride. Adrienne was punctual and very professional. She was very accommodating and really did an amazing job. She understood what everyone wanted and the makeup was done beautifully. I loved every makeup that she did! We are so happy to have met her. I am sure we will be calling her again for any activity that might come up!

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Aneika C.
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Diva5000 did an amazing job on my daughter's makeup for prom. I would definitely hire her again!

You're Beautiful Too
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Delonda D.
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Loving person ! She a wonderful makeup artist and does a phenomenal job with lashes!

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lashonda M.
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Brittany did an outstanding job on my sister and I makeup for her baby shower. Our face were flawless and it made us feel beautiful. Ladies if your looking for a makeup artist for any event or just because Brittany is your girl. #makeup #flawless #beatface #yeeeessssss #flipshair

Carla Renee Makeup
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 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!

Jeris J.
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I was fortunate to have the beautiful Ms. Iris apply my makeup before a Davids Bridal gown showcase and I have never felt more beautiful. I was especially pleased with her application of my eye makeup. I look forward to working with her again!

Stephanie Ann Ferguson
from 2 reviews
    A.J. Dunlap D.
    Verified review

    I absolutely loved working with Stephanie! As a wedding photographer the most important thing on a wedding day for me is staying on schedule. Honestly, most of the time the people who put us behind are Makeup Artists...but not Stephanie. She plans in advance and keeps things on time! The last wedding I worked with her she even finished up early enough to fit in another person! Besides staying on schedule, her work is beautiful. The brides look stunning & flawless! She knows how to read a bride to give her the exact wedding look she's always dreamed!

    Beauty By Courtney
    from 1 review
      Brittany S.
      Verified review

      Courtney is a very talented makeup artist with a wonderful personality! I would highly recommend her for any type of event that you would like your makeup done professionally. You will look amazing after she does your makeup!


      We are a hair salon and we thrive on getting just the style and makeup you want. We enjoy the look on the customer's face, when we have achieved that special look for them!

      • 4 years in business

      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!

      • 5 years in business

      I truly listen to the needs of each client to ensure my services meet their expectations. Many have great skills but it's important to be a great listener. In addition I like to teach and provide information to allow clients to recreate looks at home.


      I am an ordained minister and counselor, along with makeup services that my daughters provide. I am currently getting ready to graduate with a BS in theology with a concentration in family counseling.


      Makeup for proms, weddings, parties, photoshoots and more


      Professional Makeup Services in Raleigh/Durham/Cary and the Surrounding Areas. In business for over 10 years specializing in Commercials, Magazines, Brides, TV/Film, Celebrities, Model Photo shoots and Portfolio Expansions, as well as Special Occasions and just because.... Look at Me Makeup is an on location Makeup transformation Artist. Joanna Crowder is a published artist who uses the MAC Pro line as well as Estee Lauder and Cinema Secrets, which guarantees that your makeup lasts and lasts on your special day. If you have seen pictures of Joanna's work you might wonder "can she do a natural look?" Even though Joanna is a fan for the glamour eye she can do any look your heart desires. As long as your makeup is meeting the criteria of being light responsive--meaning it looks absolutely fabulous in photos and stays on for a very very long time. Utilizing special skills and signature techniques, Joanna creates the Natural look to the full out Glam and everything in between... anything is possible! Whatever look you are interested in; Joanna listens and gets on the same page as you, to provide you with what you truly wish to see in the mirror. Get treated like the star you are! True Beauty Comes From Within... But it doesn't hurt to have the outside Shine! (I have been trained throughout the years in seminars, classes, Estee Lauder Training and the Learning Institute of Beauty Science in Manhattan, NY. There, I was certified in fashion and glamour, TV/film category.) The following services provided are: * Weddings * Special Events * Photography/Print * Film/Video * Airbrush Body Art * Television * Studio or Travel For more information, prices, testimonials and credits, please visit my website.


      Since I was little, I have been absolutely mesmerized by the power of professional makeup. I am a North Carolina based freelance makeup artist. I am familiar with many professional brands including MAC, Urban Decay, AVEDA, NARS, and more. I have done several photo shoots and participated/won 1st place in the NC Beauty Assoc. Competition in the makeup division. I enjoy event and editorial makeup!

      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      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.

      • 7 years in business

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

      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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