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Makeup by Aline
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Giovanna L.
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This is my third year using Aline as my makeup artist. She has also done my sister and cousins wedding makeup. She is professional, punctual and has a great work ethic. Her makeup skills are also amazing!

Krista Massey Makeup
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia S.
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Krista is such a beautiful person! There is not enough good words in the world to describe how wonderful she is. Not only did I find a amazing makeup artist in her I also found a good friend. Krista has the ability to light up anyone’s day. If you are looking for someone to make you look & FEEL beautiful for your special occasion... Krista is hands down the one for you!

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BeautyChakra
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
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Toia was amazing! We wanted Halloween makeup and she delivered!! Such a brilliant and talented makeup artist. Very personable and the work she does is on point. Listens to what you want and delivers it with such professionalism and pizzazz!! Got so many compliments and requests for photos. Highly recommended.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
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Valerie is a very passionate makeup artist. She is dependable and I often recommend her to clients that I am unavailable for because I know they will be in great artistic hands. I love that Valerie invests in herself to continue to elevate her craft to provide excellent service to her clients. I highly recommend Diva5000 for your beauty needs.

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Impact Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen L.
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Adrienne is a rare gem in the RTP area for make-up artists! She is extremely talented and I couldn't of been more happier with her service. Even my photographer was blown away. Thanks Adrienne! Girl you will be going places!! XOXO -Kristen and the pups <3

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.

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!

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.

    Makeup by Nakesha
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Asya E.
    Verified review

    I had an event to be at in an hour and Nakesha did my eye makeup and picked a lipstick color. I was very satisfied and happy with the outcome, given the short time span I gave her.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I'm a makeup artist and have a cosmetic company. I'm available for weddings or whenever you have to look perfect. I've been named one of the top five makeup artists in New York by the Allure magazine.

    • 20 years in business
    About

    I cater to my clients needs and aim to make them happy. I am very diverse and reliable! To many of my clients, I have become their "personal" artist and handle all their special occasions and have even become their family's artist. Most of my clients are from referrals.

    • 1 year in business
    About

    Great,I had one year experience in salon in makeup section and I have special customer they call me when they have special event.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    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.

    About

    Makeup for proms, weddings, parties, photoshoots and more

    About

    I am a licensed esthetician who is offering makeup services in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding areas. Allow me to enhance your beauty!

    • 24 years in business
    About

    I am a Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill based makeup artist. I've been showing women glamour techniques for years. I'm dedicated to bringing out the most beautiful you on your special day!

    About

    I am a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. Since 2001, Ive worked on film, commercials and print media.

    About

    I am a new makeup artist, and I deeply enjoy doing people's makeup. I take my time, and I do the art that they wish.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    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!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    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.

    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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    Need Makeup Artist for a Photoshoot

    Jacksonville, NC

    • Event type
      Photoshoot, Creative / Special effects, Other (like zebra print )
    • Number of people needing makeup
      4
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      i love the whole cheetah print and zebra print theme i love colors that stand out like blue zebra lipstick and eyeshadow!

    Need a Special Effects Makeup Artist

    Jacksonville, NC

    • Event type
      Special occasion
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • Details
      This is for a Military event in Jacksonville NC. It's a fun evening and he has some ideas up his sleeve to make it more memorable, which is where the make up pro comes in! Mostly, he wants to look like someone else...

    Need a Makeup Artist on April 20,2013

    Clayton, NC

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      6 or more
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      looking for airbrushed makeup
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