Makeup by Cynsei

Charlotte, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I understand makeup I understand the importance of blending makeup. Every shade and every face is not the same. I do not take a cookie cutter approach to any client. I respect your opinion and make it my duty to go above and beyond your expectations.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love makeup and making my clients feel beautiful!

Location

Charlotte, NC 28269

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

182

Reviews

81 Reviews
  • Amy K. May 22, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Beautiful hair and makeup! I did not know exactly how to verbalize what I wanted and it came out perfectly! I felt like a princess and they made me look like one! I have an insane amount of hair and they styled it all without skimping!! Definitely worth every penny!
  • Jay G. May 14, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Awesome job and very professional!
  • Michelle H. May 3, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    Makeup by Cynsei awesome!! We had last minute time changes and she went the extra mile to make sure my daughters made it to her event in time. We will defiantly use her services again!
  • Jamie I. Apr 16, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Best experience!
    Very professional. My hair and makeup looked amazing and I felt so confident on my wedding day.
  • Miss M. Mar 26, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    You have to go with Cynthia!
    The best makeup experience I have ever had. Professional, patient and pleasant.
  • Courtney S. Mar 16, 2017
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review Updated
    3/11/2017
    My 5 bridesmaids,two mom's and I all got our makeup done for my wedding! These girls did a fantastic job! They were funny, professional, and very easy going. I will definitely be using them again!
  • Verified Review Original
    3/11/2017
    My 5 bridesmaids,two mom's and I all got our makeup done for my wedding! These girls did a fantastic job! They were funny, professional, and very easy going. I will definitely be using them again!
  • Nicole A. Mar 7, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review Updated
    Awesome MUA!!!
    She was fantastic! Very professional and personable. I've hired a lot of makeup artists and she is by far the best experience I've have had. I will definitely hire her again and highly recommend her.
  • Verified Review Original
    Awesome MUA!!!
    She was fantastic! Very professional and personable. I've hired a lot of makeup artists and she is by far the best experiment I have had. I will definitely hire her again and highly recommend her.
  • Tamara K. Feb 24, 2017
    Dramatic Eye!!
    Cynthia did my makeup for a party. I gave her a picture off Instagram and she duplicated it perfectly! Love it so much have another appointment tomorrow!
  • Abby R. Dec 9, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    perfect for my wedding day!
    Cynthia did hair and make-up for my wedding for me and my bridesmaids. She brought two other girls who helped out as well. They worked with us until we were happy with our looks. She was very patient and good at listening to what we wanted. Many people told me how pretty my hair and make-up looked. And it stayed that way through the reception!
  • Alesia D. Nov 22, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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    bridal make up
    Awesome work. Very nice individual and talents as well.
  • Marci M. Nov 13, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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    Excellent service!
    Excellent service! Hired Cynsei for our daughter's wedding day makeup for both herself and the bridal party. Our daughter looked beautiful for her special day! Bridal Party was very lovely and all were very pleased with their appearances! Cynsei and her team are great to work with! We highly recommend her services! Prompt and courteous!!
  • Andrea N. Sep 27, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Made me a pretty bride.
    Excellent service. Super professional. Hired for my wedding to do my make up and hair and for my 2 bridemaids. For me, Make up was bold and stood out. Hair was so pretty and it went with my hairpiece and veil. Super friendly and will definitely use again is I need hair done again.
  • Melissa C. Sep 25, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amazing!!
    Cynthia is an amazing make up artist. I got married yesterday and she did the make up for my 6 bridesmaids, my mother and I. She had 2 assistance that were also amazing and super nice! We had a great time with the girls and loved the outcome. We all felt beautiful and did not want to take the make up off at the end of the night! Lol. Thank you so much Cynthia!!!!
  • Julia D. Aug 4, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was terrific. She worked with my daughter and me to achieve a natural look that would photograph well. She did a great job! We got compliments all night! I will definitely use her again.
  • Tammy S. Jul 30, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amazing, professional, and the absolute best!
  • Cheri' P. Jul 10, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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    She is amazing she was on time and ready and prepared. Her vibe is awesome great makeup artist and will be using her services again
  • Regina L. Jun 19, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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    Cynthia did an EXCELLENT job on the wedding party makeup for myself, my Mom & my Mother-in-law. We were all amazed at her talent and timeliness. I highly recommend her services. Pics coming soon! - Regina
  • Brittany R. May 24, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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    She did my prom makeup and I couldn't have asked for anything better. It was exactly what I asked for, if not better.
  • Callena W. May 22, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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  • Jennifer G. May 22, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    Cynthia listened to everything that I wanted and was interested in learning my concerns and needs. She made the application and teaching instructions easy to follow. She is very pleasant and fun to work with. I will definitely use her services again !
  • Emilee H. May 21, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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  • Jamea R. May 15, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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    She's such an amazing artist , she did my makeup for prom and it was outstanding. I was getting complements the whole night. She also was flexible with me when things didn't go as planned. Will be booking her for future events.
  • Milla M. May 15, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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    Very professional and personable. Did outstanding work for my daughter's prom.
  • Tamesha B. May 8, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    She was great!...I will be sending everyone lol!
  • Martha Z. May 8, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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  • Lisa M. May 8, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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    Cynsei was great. She was very meticulous and also had a great personality. I felt very comfortable having her at my home. The makeup lasted perfectly all day and looked fantastic in photos. Everyone said I looked absolutely gorgeous...
  • Tyra H. May 5, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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  • Kenae E. May 2, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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    Cynthia was truly awesome. She showed up on time. She was super professional & patience with our crazy schedule that day.I absolutely loved my sister makeup she completely Slade of my sister face for prom. I will definitely refer to other people and come back for more services!!
  • Lisa A. May 2, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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    Thank you so much!!! My daughter absolutely loved her hair & makeup and has already requested you again for next years prom!
  • Rita S. Apr 25, 2016
    Prom Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia is very skilled and knowledgeable.
  • Lolita P. Apr 24, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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    Thank you so much for being able to accommodate our beauty needs at the last minute. We loved our makeup and as you said it lasted all day!!!
  • Kim B. Apr 24, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    Cynthia, is a great Makeup Artist! My make up came out amazing!
  • Jada M. Apr 17, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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    I absolutely loved my make up she completely Slade my face for prom. I will definitely refer to other people and come back for more services!!
  • Marvetta H. Apr 12, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    Cynthia was truly awesome. She showed up on time. She was super professional & patience with our crazy schedule that day, and I would love to work with her again.
  • Nashaly O. Apr 10, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
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    She was very kind and and friendly. She did my hair and makeup just as I wanted. I loved it.
  • Samantha B. Apr 10, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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  • Ciara S. Mar 27, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    She came on time & did a great job will be calling her again ??
  • Brenda J. Mar 20, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
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  • Lanyia R. Mar 19, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    Cynthia arrived early and had a most welcoming personality! She is an expert makeup artist and I will utilize her talents again! I look and feel glamorous and the compliments keep coming!
  • Evie B. Mar 16, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I booked Cynthia to do my makeup for a birthday party. She arrived right on time and was extremely personable and fun to talk to while she did my make up. She executed the exact look I wanted and my make up stayed put all night. She even gave me the tube of lipstick that she used so that I can reapply later that night. I will be using her again for future events!
  • Brittany H. Mar 16, 2016
    Prom Makeup
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  • Cleane B. Mar 4, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    She is amazing!!!
  • Brett B. Jan 2, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
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    Talented is an understatement. Cynsei is professional, on time, and a pleasure to be around. I can't wait to have her do my makeup again. Don't just have her come for a 'special" occasion. Go glam for 'any' occasion. Feel like a movie star. Amazing!!!
  • Monica W. Nov 9, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Excellent service and an even better job on the make-up. My mom and I were so happy with the job she did.
  • Jennifer B. Oct 19, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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    Cynsei- so much fun,such a beautiful creation. Cynsei is very very talented. The ease of the session and the rapport Cynsei established lended to complete trust and ultimately an amazing result. Wow! Just wow!
  • Manika A. Sep 25, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
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  • Jay W. Sep 18, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was amazing . She beat mine and my best friend face to capacity. Her skills is on point.
  • Victoria J. Jul 18, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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  • Dena R. Jul 13, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
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    Cynthia is AMAZING! Extremely professional and easy to be around! She did my make-up for my wedding and turned into such great support for those last minute jitters. Wish she lived closer to me!! Everyone complimented my hair and make-up and I let 'em know that it was all Cynthia! Thank you, you wonderful and talented woman!
  • Dedra O. Jun 13, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    If you want a 5 star make up artist cynthia is the person to go to! She made me look great on my graduation day and I got so many compliments!
  • Sara M. May 31, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
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    Professional. ..courteous and thorough. I got numerous compliments on my make up. Timing was a bit of an issue, we made it in the nick of time. Apart from that detail, I would definitely use her again.
  • Monica M. May 25, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
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  • Crystal M. May 24, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Great job!! We definitely recommend.
  • Lisa H. May 17, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia and her assistant were wonderful. They were funny and had a great rapport with me and my niece. Very friendly and personable. We were pleased with our make-up application. We received a lot of compliments on my wedding day.
  • Candy H. May 17, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was AMAZING..not only did you make my daughter stunningly beautiful you also made her happy with your work..and as you know Cynthia that's a hard task..lol..thank you so much I look forward to calling you for all our makeup and hair needs thanks again
  • Ciara E. May 10, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
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  • Desiree H. May 3, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was awesome to work with. She was very professional and made my daughter look like a superstar
  • Latoya V. Apr 29, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    We really enjoyed working with Cynthia! She was very professional and timely. She did the makeup for 5 bridesmaids in my best friend's wedding. Everyone absolutely loved their makeup. She successfully executed the look that the bride requested. I was a little apprehensive at first with finding a makeup artist online, but I was not disappointed. We would definitely use her services again in the future. Thanks Cynthia you helped to make the bride's day special!
  • Myanda D. Apr 21, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was AMAZING! I was so pleased with both my hair and makeup for prom and got compliments all night long on the both of them. She traveled to my home with everything and it was so easy to work with her. She really helped by telling me every product she was using on me and how it helped. For an event like Prom or a wedding or anything at all, I totally recommend her for makeup AND hair. Amazing job, I would love to work with you again sometime!
  • Neith C. Apr 3, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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  • Aura M. Jan 29, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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  • Alayna P. Dec 1, 2014
    Wedding Hair Styling
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    Cynthia did my face for my wedding. She is an easy person to work with. You can give her a picture of what you want and she will make it so its pretty just for your face. I am so happy I found her. My face looked beautiful in pictures even with flash which can sometimes make your face look white but it looked great! I had soooooo many compliments. My only regret is not doing a trial because I would have loved to have my face done by her for my bridal shower. Also just a quick note:she arrived with her face made simply, but beautifully. The girl is good!
  • Tonya F. Nov 24, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I'm sorry to say I was extremely disappointed with what happened with my appointment with Cynthia. I was serving as the Mistress of Ceremony at my company's 10 year anniversary gala held at the Ritz-Carlton, uptown Charlotte. I am new to the area. I have a makeup artist in Raleigh, where I moved from. Despite my makeup artist being available to do my makeup, I choose to find someone in the Charlotte area. I found Cynthia on this site...saw her gallery of work and read her testimonials. I had several inquiries but chose Cynthia. We communicated and confirmed the date and time the services would occur. When Cynthia was 10 minutes late, I began to call and text her to no avail...25 minutes after our scheduled appointment she texted me saying that she was running late due to a wedding appointment but would arrive within 20 minutes. Although, this would make me late for the cocktail hour, it still allowed me to arrive to dinner on time...15 minutes came and went...I texted....I called....she never responded...because I asked Cynthia to meet me at my office because it would allow me to be closer to the venue, I did not have much makeup with me....at 6:45 pm,15 minutes before the gala began and 1 hour and 15 minutes after my initial appointment, I gave up....threw on some foundation and lip gloss and rushed to my event...unfortunately I was not able to mingle with my guests before the event began....at 7:15 Cynthia texted me and said she was ready!!! Are you kidding? I was seated on the dias at that time. Even after this appointment debacle, I expected Cynthia to contact me and apologize and offer some discounted services (or something) in an effort to save a potential client...unfortunately I never heard back from her...that is just as disappointing as missing my appointment. I just regret having not driven to Raleigh and using my makeup artist. It would have eliminated the frustration and anxiety that I experienced on a very important night...I hope that she has learned from this experience and plan a little better. If your first client is late, you shouldn't allow that to penalize your other appointments. I am a very loyal customer and could use your services on a regular basis however my business was not important enough to salvage. Still looking for a local artist.
    Cynthia M. Nov 26, 2014

    Sorry that you are upset. It was a very unfortunate situation that has never occurred before. If you would like I would still love to work with you.

  • Marie N. Nov 21, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Very prompt and patient. Listened to what we wanted and delivered flawlessly. Will definitely recommend her and will use her again.
  • Teezy D. Nov 15, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    it was delightful. She was very professional and i loved my make-up over all. Highly Recommended. My #1 choice
  • Jame S. Nov 9, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
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  • Roslyn R. Oct 29, 2014
    Event Hair and Makeup
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    Cynthis did an outstanding job with my models hair and makeup for a fashion shoot. The application was natural and she made sure I was satisfied with the looks. I would definitely hire her again.
  • Pamela S. Oct 26, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    It was great! She did an outstanding job. I'm still hearing from my guest on how beautiful I looked and how flawless my makeup was. I definitely will be using her for future events.
  • Adrienne C. Oct 23, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia did an excellent job on my wedding makeup. From the consultation to the wedding day itself she was very professional, managed her time well and was very receptive to any request I desired. Everyone knows weddings are expensive but Cynthia's service was affordable and went beyond my expectations.
  • Kristin C. Oct 14, 2014
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was very nice and worked well with me and all in my wedding part. Everyone enjoyed working with her
  • Tamara A. Sep 18, 2014
    Cynthia did my makeup for a TV appearance and it was great! I asked for a natural look and that's what I got. I received many compliments and will go to Cynthia the next time I need my makeup done professionally.
  • Tatyana S. Sep 9, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Absolutely amazing, not only is her work great, amazing attitude, easy going and very good to work with. She made my day That much more better and amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart:)
  • Tiffany S. Sep 8, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Cynthia was a pleasure! Great personality and very professional. My hair turned out just how I wanted it!! I will definitely be using her again!
  • Nikki S. Aug 5, 2014
    Great makeup artist. My makeup was flawless and will work with her again. Great JOB!
  • Anjelecia M. Jul 24, 2014
    Cynthia did an AMAZING job on my hair, makeup and wardrobe! I'm what you my call a "pretty tomboy" so makeup isn't my thing but Cynthia was able to keep my makeup looking natural and it was super light!! She took my tomboy style and turned me into a my size Barbie. Not to mention my blue hair clips that EVERYONE loved!!!
  • Joy F. Jul 21, 2014
    I can always count on Cynthia to help me out whether its with clothes, make-up or shoes. She knows all there is to know about what shoe goes best with which outfit and how your makeup can bring it all together and how to add accessories correctly. My go to girl always!!
  • Monica D. Jul 18, 2014
    I don't wear makeup often, hardly ever...but decided to give her a try. She gave me a very natural look and very detailed instructions on how I could obtain this look on my own. She's very knowledgable about the products and their benefits specific to your skin type. I was very pleased with the service and quality of work. I will be booking her for my next ladies night.
  • Britney C. Jul 16, 2014
    Cynthia Mitchell was very professional, I had a wonderful experience at her make-up tutorial, Cynthia explained each of the products she used and also their benefits. Another awesome point to mention, each of the ladies she made up were all different skin times , her skill level and ability to complement each skin tone was amazing. Not only did she make me up but she made everyone at the make-up tutorial feel very comfortable! Book her for your next party or event today!
  • Octoria R. Jul 16, 2014
    My experience with Cynsei was A1, from start to finish. The atmosphere was set by a variety of music. She provided food, drinks, hookah and other activities for everyone to participate in while waiting to their face made up. Def a great idea for a girls night out, birthday celebration, bachelorette party or just a way to bring all of your friends together and have a make up tutorial party. This was my first KO by Cynsei experience and I will def be returning and hosting my own party very soon!
  • Jane H. Jul 14, 2014
    Cynthia was amazing! She talked us through the makeup application step-by-step. She provided very personalized product recommendations specific to our skin type, complexion and preferences. She also had homemade appetizer bites, a signature drink and even a hookah to make for an ever better party experience!
  • Sierra T. Jul 13, 2014
    Cynthia is a great and upcoming makeup artist! She made my face look natural, fresh, and pop all at the same time!! She acted as a great host by having margaritas and snacks for us to eat during her makeup tutorial. I would recommend that everyone check her out!!!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Constantly taking makeup courses and staying in the know how of new techniques.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Not at all complicated very straight forward
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Frequently being asked about my own makeup and hair made me want to share my talents with others.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Birthday parties, club appearances, weddings and photo shoots.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently had a client who was hosting a party and needed full services. I created custom dyed hair clip extensions the day before her event. On the night of her event I arrived to her house promptly installed cut and curled her extensions, did her full face of makeup including lashes and then styled her whole outfit from head to toe including throwing in a pair of custom made earrings that I created for her event. I'm extremely proud that I did all if this in under three hours including packing my things back up to leave!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look through photos and if you can see yourself in the pictures then that's your best bet!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Makeup should never cover your beaury but only enhance it! Natural glam is my specialty.