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  • 15 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Michelle H.

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OMG! Where would I start?! I needed to have some professional business head shots done for my upcoming business launch so I started looking for a makeup artist. Krista came up as the top Thumbtack artist in my search area and I felt that, after checking out her reviews and website, she was the artist for me. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER with my choice!! I am a woman "of a certain age" (ok; I'm 51) so it was important to me that my look reflected the very best professional, energetic me. I am THRILLED with the results! I have included a Before and several After pics (Krista took these Afters... Who knew that she is also very talented photog to boot!?!). Happy! Happy! Happy! I should mention that I do not normally wear very much makeup... Mascara is my product of choice, so I was a little nervous that I might not look "natural" with all the makeup being applied. Krista reassured me all through the process, explaining how lighting and angles can affect how the makeup will show up in photos, taking photos along the way to demonstrate her point. She is truly Makeup MacGyver. TRUST her advice!! It was bang on. As well, she kept me laughing all through the shoot. She is such a warm and funny human being. This has been by far one of my most favorite experiences in recent memory! I will definitely be hiring Krista for all of my business event needs and I really think that you should hire her too!

Jack C.

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Im a full time professional photographer. I hire Krista multiple times a month, whenever I can. You will not find a better makeup artist in North Carolina. Her technical makeup skills are some of the best iv'e seen, and she makes all my clients feel like a million bucks. You will not find a better combination of MUA and friendliness anywhere. Will hire again, and again, and again, whenever I can get a hold of her.

Kelly C.

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Krista has been amazing throughout the entire experience of hiring a wedding makeup artist! The trial was wonderful and she such a sweet, caring woman! So thankful to have Krista be a part of our wedding!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

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!

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

James H.

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Adrienne was wonderful. She made time to see me on short notice and did an excellent job. I needed makeup done for a debate that was recorded for UNC-TV. It was perfectly subtle so as to be sufficient and, yet, look very natural. Thank You, Adrienne!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Thumbtack Customer

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It has been a pleasure working with Toia. She is very professional, made me feel very comfortable and made me look stunning on my wedding day. She knew the colors to use for my skin tone, shimmer, and lipcolors. She also did my eyes so well- normally my eyes water or dont do well post application of makeup. She took care of it very professionally and did my eye makeup with extra care. She is amazing at hair styling as well and made me look gorgeous. I highly recommend her. Also her husband AJ is an amazing photographer. Their combined package of photography , makeup and hairstyling is excellent.

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.

Katrina B.

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Toia is such a talent makeup artist. Her professionalism and quality of work is just amazing. She did an awesome job on me and my girls for Halloween. We got so many compliments on our makeup and even asked to have photos taken. Highly recommended

Maria L.

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Iris Oliver worked with me in the grand opening for Ziens Salon. I was a model for the grand opening and Iris did my makeup. She did a wonderful job, she made me look flawless. I would recomend Iris Oliver for any future jobs in fashion show, wedding, photoshoots and more. She is amazing and has great work ethics.

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!

Jominic L.

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Morgyn B.

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Carla Rhines of Sweet BEATS demonstrated high expertise in contouring make-up and facial highlighting. She displayed concern for delivering exemplary service. Not only did she possess a pleasant and welcoming demeanor, she was cost-effective and reliable (came to home for added convenience). Impressively, Carla Rhines was fast applying make-up and, at the same time, ability to give great care to magnifying beauty. Her attention to make-up color for creating prettier eyes, knowing exactly which color to use to enhance the appeal of eyes is amazing. Carla Rhines transformed my look to stunningly gorgeous.

CC C.

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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.

Dione R.

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Carla skills are impeccable... My daughters make-up was flawless.. She is very personable as well and was on time

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Apex, NC

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.

Jackie M.

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I’ve had my makeup done by Theresa and I took makeup lessons before with her. The work she does is true art. Theresa is an amazing teacher as well. I am a busy mom and wanted to get some good tips that would make me pretty in little time spent. She gave me such helpful insight. Now I feel confident and beautiful when I’m applying makeup and I will always go to her for any event makeup.

Rebecca P.

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Her promptness to my request if looking for a makeup artist was great!

  • 5 years in business
  • Response time: 2 min
  • Durham, NC

Lacey P.

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I absolutely adore Shatara! I was referred to her by my photographer for my wedding makeup. I was very hesitant at first because it was my first time with a professional makeup artist. I was worried that the makeup would be too thick and heavy. Shatara blew my expectations out of the door. From the moment I walked in to have my cousult, I felt like I had known her for years. She payed close attention to the look that I wanted and it turned out amazing! The makeup was not heavy at all and she made me looked enhanced but not completely different, exactly what I wanted. She is an expert in making each individual look and feel their best. I would recommend her hands down! Since then I have worked with her twice, for a family shoot and our engagement shoot. I still have my bridal shoot and the wedding to go! I cannot wait to continue working with her!! Love her so much!

Kayla B.

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I had a photo session last summer and was given about 5 MUA to choose from for the shoot. I contacted each artist by email, and chose Shatara simply based on the punctuality and genuine enthusiasm she expressed in her response. We had fun laughing and cutting up while she applied my makeup, and I felt beautiful afterwards. PLUS, the makeup survived all day in the July heat! I will be using her services again.

Cherlona W.

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Shatara is one of the best makeup artists that I know. She listens to her clients and customizes the look based on her clients wants and needs.

  • Response time: 23 min
  • Hillsborough, NC

Kim D.

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There is no better make-up artist than Amy! She has a talent for bringing out the best in each client. She can create every range of look (soft to dramatic). She is a collaborative and respectful officiant. Amy's insightful approach makes you feel like you are her only client.

Jane F.

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Amy is super friendly, warm and knowledgable as a makeup artist. Her experience in wedding, photography, and event makeup artistry makes her an excellent choice for anyone needing makeup done!

Zoey S.

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Amy can do it all and it will all be so amazing! She is collaborative and so creative. There’s no one better

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC

Maddie B.

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Did a fantastic job. I absolutely enjoyed working with her. I'm definitely going to refer her to other people who are in need of an amazing makeup artist.

Brandy P.

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She was excellent!! Knew what colors to use, cared about our personal opinions, and it was a fun experience. Will definitely go to her again!

Zarrin B.

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Amazing job! My daughter looked flawless without being over the top. Will definitely use again!!

  • 4 years in business
  • Wake Forest, NC

Tilissa J.

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I am so grateful for Jen! I woke up with a tremendous cold and sinus infection on my wedding day with terrible bags under my eyes, but Jen literally transformed my face! She brought her essential oils that helped wake me up and did wonders with eye make up and shading. I felt like a stunning bride by the time she was done with my hair and make up! Jen had such a calming presence with chill music and a lovely demeanor while working. She welcomed my input and followed through with exactly what I wanted, adding her own creative enhancements. She was completely perfect and professional all along the way - from the trial run to the touch-ups before I walked down the isle! I would recommend her to everyone!

Morgan J.

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Jen was my hair and makeup artist for my October 2014 wedding. I wanted vintage and she totally delivered. She was at my home bright and early at 6am on the morning of the wedding. I was absolutely in love with my total wedding day look that she created and it looks amazing in the pictures, very glamorous, but not unnatural. And my makeup lasted until the party ended at nearly midnight that night, which was incredible! She is also a really cool and laid back person. She responds to emails quickly which is always appreciated when you are planning a wedding. I would definitely hire her again if I had to do it all over!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

KeChelle L.

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Great experience .. Talked through the entire process and learned a lot . When she finished I felt gorgeous !! Highly recommended !!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC

Kelsey S.

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I have been fortunate enough to work with Mena more than once, and every time she is absolutely amazing! she is incredibly organized and has wonderful time management! i have never felt uncomfortable or rushed while being with her! she is definitely one gifted person when it comes to doing makeup, and i plan on using her for any future events, and i always recommend my friends to use her too! If anyone wants to hire someone they can trust and make them feel beautiful and confident, Mena is your girl!!

Melissa D.

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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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Raleigh, NC

Erica S.

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Danielle provided me with her makeup artistry services and I was BLOWN AWAY with the fabulous results. She was punctual, professional, and an all around JOY to be around. Danielle ensured I was happy with my results and I received a great value! She is my go-to make up artist, hands down.

Jane D.

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Danielle recently provided face painting services for our downtown festival in Cary. She was very easy to work with and responsive to all my questions and requests. She made sure to follow-up after the event to make sure that we were satisfied.

Adrienne O.

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Danielle did my makeup for a wedding and it was gorgeous!! She was professional and super nice. I was extremely happy and will definitely hire her for my next event.

  • Siler City, NC

Brittany S.

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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!

  • 18 years in business
  • Raleigh, NC

About

I am a prestige and professional full-time and full-service traveling makeup artist, specializing in bridal application. I am also available for special event and corporate headshots. No event is ever too small or too large. "When only the best is good enough!"

  • 5 years in business
  • Willow Spring, NC

About

Mary Kay is a world of beauty and hair. I bring beauty to you. I am specializing in natural and bold colors. I also provide facials and skincare consultations. I also have hair extensions to glamorize that perfect look for your special day. I can make you feel fabulous inside and out!

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

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I am a certified makeup artist with experience in all types of event and day makeup. I also offer lessons to my clients if they would like to learn a customized and achievable look!

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anything you want from over the top to natural makeup. You will always slay when Jennifer beats your face.

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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!

  • Fayetteville, NC

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.

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