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Charlotte Wedding Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Cynsei
4.8
from 96 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
Moriah J.
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She did my wedding makeup - she was so kind and easy to be around - a true pleasure on a busy wedding day. Her work was excellent and my pictures were beautiful!

Intellectual Glam
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda B.
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My niece was going for a natural look for her prom and she was very happy with her makeup. She was beautiful! Her parents were also very happy with her look and Sedacia's service. I was happy that I chose her as the make up artist.

Beauty By Divine
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelynn M.
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She was very down to earth when doing my make up while also staying professional. It was my first time ever getting my make up done and she made me feel very comfortable and there was not a moment where anything felt uncomfortable for me. As soon as I showed up, she was ready to do my makeup and the environment in which she did my makeup was very clean and relaxing.

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Rachel Rodgers
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olivia L.
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My experience with Rachel Rogers was nothing short of amazing. I had her do my makeup for my wedding and it was exactly how wanted if not better. She is very talented and in my personal opinion she does not charge enough for her work. I can tell she loves what she does and she was very nice and calming as I was very nervous and I have anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone I am so glad I picked her. If you are looking for a professional and talented makeup artist who can bring your ideas to life stop here. She got your back.

VogaBeauty
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny T.
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Shae had a great attitude and was super professional. Everyone told me I could do my own wedding makeup but the week before the wedding, I was just so overwhelmed and decided to hire a MUA and hairstylist to have one less thing to plan. I'm so glad I did. I felt like she knew exactly what she was doing even when I was unsure of what I wanted and somehow, when she was done, it was everything I wanted! I couldn't have asked for more!

Pink Warrior Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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After having a makeup trial with them, I had zero anxiety about my wedding makeup. Day of, it stayed on all night and I felt very beautiful!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie E.
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Brittany has done my makeup for my bridal portraits, my wedding pictures and family photos! She does an amazing job and makes you look and feel beautiful!! I would highly recommend her for any of your makeup needs!

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natashasimoneartistry
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
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Wow! Words cannot express my makeup session with Natasha. I was in Charlotte for a wedding. She was the only makeup artist who responded on a Sunday. She was fifteen minutes early and the transformation was exceptional. She is a gem.

ReeRee MzGlam MUA
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Charity C.
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Excellent MUA and hairstylist! Did an amazing job on my bridesmaids’ makeup, and my makeup and hair. Absolutely no complaints! Ree went out of her way to make my wedding perfect. She’s very knowledgeable and efficient in her line of work. She’s also very kind, considerate and patient; the perfect professional. Superior quality, highly recommend!

She Glows Makeup Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Tempestt E.
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Kyra did my makeup for a wedding that I was in last fall as a bridesmaid. After she was finished I was amazed at how she was able to transform my face. My make-up was flawless and I looked beyond glamorous! She even re-contoured my eyebrows which I was not expecting and applied eye lashes, both of which looked natural. I definitely plan to book her for my special events in the future.

QuetheStylist
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jay B.
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Que did the hair and make up for my bridal party and we all loved her work. Very professional time efficient and talented!

Nasya L.
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Djimon was amazing she did my makeup for prom and locally there is absolutely no one better than her. She is professional and did an outstanding job beyond my belief! I would recommend her for sure for flawless makeup!

Jessica's Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith B.
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Jessica did my hair and makeup for my wedding and made me look like an absolute goddess! She always arrived on time and answered all of my questions.

Alice Priscilla
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Masia N.
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Alice was the makeup artist for myself and and group of friends for NYE. She was very professional and courteous! She showed up early to set up to ensure she could take time to do everyone’s face exactly how they wanted it! She was very knowledgeable about what products to use for each skin type and shade. She had a variation of deep to fair tones, dry to oily skin types and did an amazing job on all of us! I got so many compliments on my makeup for the night! I can’t wait to book her for my next event!

Breathtaking Glamour
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charli E.
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Sheila was amazing! She is really personable and I couldn't have been happier with the makeup she did to make my wedding day extra special.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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Rachel was an absolute joy to work with! We used her services for both my bridal portrait and wedding day and we were more than thrilled! Rachel is truly an artist, but also an incredibly sweet person.

INVIDI Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle P.
Verified review

Tai is very professional and talented. We had the trial run today for my wedding makeup and I couldn't be happier. She arrived not just on time but a few minutes early, set up and asked many questions about the wedding and the type of make up I wanted. Then she got to work and the results are fabulous! I can't wait for her to do my make up on the day of my wedding.

J'Michee Hair Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Keisha F.
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J'michee hair studio did my hair and makeup for my bridal shower and my wedding. I absolutely LOVED everything about it. Very professional and classy establishment. I am always satisfied when I leave J'michee whether it's hair or make-up, outstanding service.

About

I am a freelance makeup artist located near Charlotte NC. I specialize in beauty makeup. I believe in bringing out the best, enhancing natural beauty and listening to the client while accommodating him or her in every way possible. I am willing to travel. Prices are upon request.

  • 10 years in business
About

I am very innovative at what I do. I am always striving to do better at my craft and push myself to my limits.

About

I am a makeup artist for different events (i.e. weddings, proms, photo shoots, fashion shows, hair shows, etc.).

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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