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Walnut Creek Makeup Professionals

Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Walnut Creek.

Makeup by Aline
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
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Alone was awesome! She did my makeup for my 30th birthday. She was super sweet and did an amazing job, I felt beautiful! I will definitely be hiring her again and will refer to friends.

Krista Massey Makeup
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine G.
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Krista was phenomenal. Krista did my makeup and hair for my engagement party and her job was awesome. She is very personable and sweet. I loved everything about this experience. Both hair and makeup took almost 2 hours, and everything about this experience was great. I had plenty of compliments and of course I would love her service again.

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BeautyChakra
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolina C.
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Toia was beyond amazing. She was able to transform this simple girl into someone glamorous. She deserves the title of beautychakra. My makeup lasted all day despite the hot sun and some serious Latin dancing. The beautychakra fantastic quality, value, more than expected results for a very fair price. Will use her again for future events 😀👍.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Beleenne D.
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Valerie did my makeup for my maternity photos. I was very pleased with her service. She was friendly and very professional. She asked questions to make she understood exactly was I wanted. She was very knowledgeable and gave me great tips.

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Impact Artistry
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Carla Renee Makeup
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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.

IC BEAUTY
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
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Donnie is so fun to work with! She did my makeup for a photoshoot later in the day and I was very happy! Be aware that she has what I call a large personality (which complemented my extrovert nature). Out of everything, I have to say she rocked my eyes to the max! She helped me get into my dress and jewelry and away I went! Thanks so much Donnie! I highly recommend!

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!

Glow Glitters
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alysia M.
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Tyeisha is a great MUA. She is very passionate about what she does. She never disappoints and is a true perfectionist when it comes to her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to have their makeup done. I prefer a more natural look and she always fulfills my wishes.

Adonia by Jen
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
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!

Makeup by Kaitlin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenna L.
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Omg. Kaitlin did an awesome job on my makeup. I was literally glowing lol and I loved it. I was open to any look. I wanted something vibrant and colorful. And Kaitlin really delivered. I could tell she was focused on giving me the best experience as possible. She made me feel very comfortable. Although, I loved the overall look, my brows and eyes were my favorite. I liked the brow product she used and would purchase it. I went out that night and danced a lot. My makeup was still in tact. I would definitely get her to do my makeup again.

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!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kelsey S.
    Verified review

    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!!

    • 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

    I style formal and casual hair and apply full makeup for events, such as weddings, proms, military formals, photo shoots, TV commercials, recitals, and costume parties.

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    I am a licensed stylist with 13 years of great experience at updos, curls, cuts, colors, styles, waxing and makeup. I love making you look and feel beautiful.

    • 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.

    About

    I am a professional makeup artist with 17 years of experience. I do proms, photo shoots, wedding, videos, fashion shows and calendars.

    About

    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!

    About

    I am a makeup artist and I love to do natural looks but I can go bold if that is what you would like. I try to meet the needs of all of my clients to the best of my ability.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for makeup professionals in Walnut Creek

    Need makeup artist

    Garner, NC

    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Details
      for black and white skin
    • $250
      Average price

    Need event makeup

    Raleigh, NC

    • Event type
      Photo shoot
    • Additional makeup services required
      Airbrushed makeup
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Details
      Has worked with african American skin tones
    • $50
      Average price

    Need Makeup Artist

    Raleigh, NC

    • Event type
      Other (Bridal Portraits and Day of )
    • Additional makeup services required
      Other (Not sure)
    • Number of people needing makeup
      Other (Bride, 2 mothers, and possible bridal party)
    • Details
      I am getting married at the Little Herb House of Raleigh on December 5th of this year. I am trying to find someone who can do my hair and make up for bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, and day of. I would like also to provide some services to my mothers and bridesmaids depending on price.
    • $230
      Average price
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