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Lincoln Makeup Artists

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KEM Makeup Artistry
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Mehr Z.
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Wonderful makeup! Makes you feel extremely comfortable! Fun to talk to... A great natural look! 100% recommend her to everyone!!

Glamour Us
from 12 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jen D.
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Kimberly was quick to get back to me when I wanted to schedule her for a 13 year old birthday party. She provided great information to the girls on taking care of skin and brought makeup and assisted girls with how to put on makeup. I would highly recommend Kimberly I even learned some new tricks myself and I have been wearing makeup for 40 years.

Meg's Makeup
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jill L.
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Meg did my makeup for my outside engagement photos. The makeup lasted the entire night even though it was 98 degrees outside!! Meg is very outgoing and kind. She's dedicated to making you look absolutely perfect!

Makeup by Kristal
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
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I got my make up done by kristal for my wedding and she did an incredible job! The make up lasted all through the day and night! Even through the snow!

Makeup by EZ
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elle D.
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Emily has done my makeup on several occasions in the past. Most recently, she did a divine job on my wedding makeup. She made sure to do only what I asked and stay within a color palette I was comfortable. She listens well, is friendly, and does an excellent job. I highly recommend her skills and talents!

Maggie S.
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Boudoir photo!

Maria at Kontempo.
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Very polite and professional. Did an awesome job with my hair and makeup.

Douglas Baehr Salon
from 2 reviews
    Rick S.
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    I was in Lincoln on a business trip and stopped in for a haircut and the professionalism and courtesy from receptionist to stylist was outstanding. I wish there was a 4.9 rating.... I would have given them a 5 star if they were located near Chicago.


    I offer the following services: * Hair Color * Hair Cuts * Highlights * Balayage * Extension Services * Makeup Applications * Weddings * Editorial * Men's Grooming * Hair and Makeup Lessons


    I am a licensed esthetician and graduate of Xenon International Academy in 2011. I do offer on-site services. Fees vary for types of events and number of clients. I have worked in store and as a freelance makeup artist for several cosmetics lines including Lancome, Dior, Elizabeth Arden and Bare Minerals. I do not currently offer air brush makeup, but it's something I plan to look at in the future.


    My work stands out from others because I want to teach you the necessary skill so you don't need me anymore! Beauty comes from within and I truly believe the most beautiful women are those that are empowered.


    I'm a contracted freelance hair and makeup artist for weddings and special event. I've done makeup and hair styling for other events such as both Omaha Fashion Weeks 2017, Kent Bellows showcases 2017 and have even been a featured hair and makeup artist at RAW artist showcase here in Omaha. Wedding season is one of my busiest times! if you have any questions please feel free to contact me here or under any of my social media handles. Thank you! @beautybyemily145


    I'm a makeup artist who has been in the business for over 10 years. I have done weddings, fashion shows, proms, etc.

    • 7 years in business

    I am specializing in weddings, but I am also available for any occasion. I do makeup and hair. I have six years of experience.


    I am a Bellevue based makeup artist. I am looking to further my makeup experience on all varieties of clients!


    I'm so passionate about making you feel and look beautiful for your day!


    I have a private salon suite experience with a stylist/makeup artist. I give personal attention to your hair and makeup needs.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am a professional makeup artist. I do weddings, photo shoots, special events, boudoir, or just for fun. I specialize in glamour and styling.


    We are the premier airbrush makeup business in the Omaha/metro area. Airbrush makeup stays on 24 hours and is waterproof, sweat proof and transfer resistant! We use your input to help make your day and your look simply beautiful!


    I am a Midwest based makeup artist and stylist. I have worked in the business for 25+ yrs. The years have taught me well in production, video and stills. I have found that makeup is one of the most essential steps in doing a shoot, making the subject comfortable and preparing them to look their best and to move forward for a successful and productive day.


    I ensure my dolls looks and feel their best before and after makeup application! I strive to make my clients feel most beautiful AND most comfortable throughout the day.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 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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