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Makeup by Aline
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Lupita M.
Verified review

Aline, was extremely professional and very nice, she did everything she could to make sure I was looking beautiful, which she did, I would use her for any other ocassion, and I would recommend her to any one who is looking for a perfesional make up artist. Thumps up !!!!!

Krista Massey Makeup
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

Krista did make up for me, 4 of my bridesmaids, and my mother on my wedding day (July 2). She did a wonderful job and was so fun to work with! Prior to the day, she was responsive and flexible (I added an extra bridesmaid a few weeks before the wedding). She traveled to us in Rocky Mount and made everything easy! She used individual lashes on everyone to make their eyes pop and did not charge any extra for this as many make up artists do. My make up looked flawless--I've never been able to keep eyeshadow and liner on my eyes, and my make up still looked perfect at the end of the night despite it being 90 degrees and humid! Most importantly, though, she was so complimentary to everyone and has such a wonderful personality. I was so happy I chose Krista as my make up artist!

Essential Scapes
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick F.
Verified review

Had a great experience with essential escapes. They showed up on time, were very professional, got straight to work and made sure everything was cleaned before leaving. I was able to make a next day appointment and the process was smooth from start to finish. I will definitely utilize their services again.

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BeautyChakra
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 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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  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Very professional lady and very nice lady. She made my event very special. I even had "butterflies" before event. She put on some music to help calm my nerves. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has a special event come up. She also arranged for my hair to be done at the same location as my makeup. Very much appreciate all of the hard work and details that Theresa provided for my event. If I ever have another event, I would call Theresa again. Highly recommended. Thank you Theresa.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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Valerie Barr is an EXCEPTIONAL make-up artist. She is extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled at her craft. She takes her time, ensuring that her client is satisfied with their finished look. With her talent, she is a definite book for any event.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lashonda M.
Verified review

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

Casa De Bellezza
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Joan A.
    Verified review

    Professional high caliber hair and make up designer. Who actually custom designs and creates products and treatment s to you the client...she made me look my best

    Hair and Makeup by Karyn
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Casey F.
    Verified review

    I hired Karyn last year to do my hair and my bridesmaids and flower girl's hair for my wedding last year. I showed her the picture I had in mind on pinterest for my hair and let her do whatever she wanted for the other girls. It is an understatement to say it all came out perfect! It matched the picture and she added her own style to make it match my face. It was an outdoor wedding in the southern heat and humidity of July and the style held all day and through the night. There is no frizz or fly-aways even on the close up shots in my wedding album! I would/will definitely use Karyn again for any event now that I know the quality of her work. I wish I had a better/close up image to share because the pictures do not do it justice!

    IC BEAUTY
    4.9
    from 8 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Jala W.
    Verified review

    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.
    Verified review

    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.

    Cellys glam
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Lysette R.
    Verified review

    Celly did both my mother’s and my make up. This girl is an artist when it comes to make up. She makes sure everything is precisely how she wants it and she wont stop unless she acquires that look she knows fits well. I love her and her work. Besides the amazing friend she is, she is also an amazing make up artist. I highly recommend.

    Jominic L.
    Verified review

    Mrs. Iris was one of the best make-up artists I've ever worked with. She will not disappoint you!

    Faces by Diya
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Debbie V.
    Verified review

    If you want to be glowing on your wedding day or sparkling for an event .... Then Faces by Diya is where you need to go !!! Wadiya is an exceptional make up artist and photographer. Very professional yet at the same time completely dedicated to her client. She has done such an amazing job with my daughter for her photoshoots and the end result is flawless.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Melissa D.
    Verified review

    I have used Mena for many occasions. I have seen her work in bridal, on models for various fashion shows, as well as for my own personal make-up use. She is great at what she does, professional and fun to be around! I plan on continuing my relationship with her for any make-up services I will need in the near future. Highly recommended! She has my stamp of approval!

    Lotus Makeup
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Emma A.
      Verified review

      Anne is an absolute master. Not only is she really professional but she also teaches you how to do your makeup time and time again. She's tied for the best makeup artist I've ever worked with. I would recommend her time and time again.

      Mark Hopkins Makeup
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 23 years in business
      Sara R.
      Verified review

      Mark Hopkins came to do makeup for my sister and her bridesmaids for her wedding! He came where we were, and even returned later that day for my aunt that wanted hers done when she saw how awesome of a job he did! He was personable, friendly, and made me feel gorgeous without feeling like I had makeup caked on! I'm calling him when I get married to do my makeup! I would recommend him any day!

      Stephanie Ann Ferguson
      5.0
      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!

        Peace Within By Johnsie
        3.0
        from 2 reviews
          Amber J.
          Verified review

          Peace Within By Johnsie is my favorite salon in the Triangle. The atmosphere is always pleasant and warming. Johnsie is very professional and keeps my hair healthy & beautiful!

          Face by Kiannah
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
          Ola A.
          Verified review

          Kiannah is very good at what she does. My make up was excellent and she did it just as I wanted. She is so talented and even helped to style my hair. I recommend her for anyone who wants to look her best any any function.

          Sammy Jo Makeup Artistry
          5.0
          from 1 review
            Starr L.
            Verified review

            Sammy did my make up for my engagement pictures. I had never worked with her previously and didn't know what to expect at all. I was speechless when I saw how well my makeup looked. Needless to say she did an amazing job and will be doing my make up for my wedding as well (or any other important event in the future!)!

            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.

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