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Portsmouth Halloween Makeup Artists

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Painted By Clover
from 107 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Diana P.
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Clover contacted me right away to discuss what she could offer for our party. She had many options for our kids party. The artwork was beautiful! We did face painting and glitter tattoos. Thank you Clover!!

Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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Valen is was absolutely great for my event. We did a trial run which I would definitely recommend. It helped get both of us on the same page for what I was hoping for and what I would look like with certain styles. At the real event, Valen’s makeup made me feel very beautiful and glamorous with my theme without making me feel like I wasn’t myself and my hair looked great without looking too crunchy or plastic with hairspray. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking for a hair/makeup artist!

Makeup with CL
from 54 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Meann C.
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Cheryl is very professional makeup artist. She responds to my inquiries even before the day of our appointment. I had flaky skin during my event but she was able to work it around to very flawless glowing skin.

  • 12 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
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Carolina and her husband were amazing! They saved my day after my makeup artist cancelled last minute the week before my wedding. They were professional, on time, and made my day incredibly relaxed and wonderful! They were wonderful with my 10 year old daughter! They finished in a very reasonable amount of time so i was not rushed at all! They made my day amazing and i could not have asked for anything more! My makeup and hair came out amazing i truly have never felt more beautiful in my life! They were better then i could have ever expected!

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Wicked Makeup
from 42 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Priya P.
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Tasha was one of the bridal makeup artists that my sister had a trial with. My sister loved the hair and the way Tasha plumped up her lips. Tasha drove to my sister, brought in all the equipment and even stayed late to ensure that we had an opportunity to see the finished product. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. We ended up going with someone who had more experience with Indian skin and hair for the wedding. However, Tasha's work quality in the trial was really good and I just had to leave this review!

Makeup Made Eazy
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda L.
Verified review

Jessica was a dream to work with. We hired her for an in-home makeup session for Halloween. We were excited to work with her to get some glamorous makeup to go with our costumes. We worked with her in advance to provide her with inspirational pictures so she could source whatever colors, gems or glitter she needed. When Jessica arrived day of, she came with all the professional equipment in tow (chair, light, etc.) We were very impressed with her demeanor, her skills, and her spread of makeup - including lashes. The final product was awesome, especially my friend who went as a "snow queen" and had some really cool makeup on. Mine was a little more understated (just heavy eye make up and dark lipstick for my "witch"). Both of us were pleased and were complimented through out the night. Would totally work with Jessica again and recommend her without hesitation!

The Artists Hair + Makeup
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Liang Y.
Verified review

I cannot recommend Erin and Laura enough. I hired them to do my wedding makeup and hair for my wedding party. They were very punctual and accommodating, even when I asked for a venue change not long before the date. I showed Laura a few photos of what I wanted and she was able to reproduce the look perfectly. Erin received minimal instructions from me and did a beautiful job with all my bridesmaids. I was warned that non-Asian makeup artists might have trouble working with Asian faces and hair, but these two had no difficulty at all. And for the price, it's a steal.

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Angel touch studio
from 21 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joana P.
Verified review

Michelle truly is a makeup artist!! Everytime she has done my makeup for different styles I have loved all of them ! She is so approachable and listens to what you want. Each time I need to go to an event the first person I think of is Michelle to do my makeup❤️ I recommend her to anyone that needs their make up done.

  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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Theresa far exceeded my expectations for make up application. Up until the day of my wedding, I had decided to do my own makeup. I am “picky” and just wasn’t sure that I could put my trust in someone else on such an important day. This all changed when I began seeing Theresa’s work on my bridesmaids. They looked incredible, natural, and beautiful. I quickly changed my mind and I am so happy that I did! Theresa listened to my preferences and checked in often just to make sure I was happy with her work. I could not have done a better job myself and Theresa’s skill and professionalism were apparent. I would recommend Theresa to anyone who is looking for a makeup artist. She is wonderful and very easy to work with!

Makeup by Ashley C
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
Verified review

I have never been more confident in my makeup skills after having my makeup lesson with Ashley! She is incredibly patient and knowledgeable about makeup application and has a fantastic teaching style. I would recommend her to anyone looking for tips and tricks on how to apply makeup. I would also hire her to do my makeup for special occasions. Hands down one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever met (and I’ve met a ton over my lifetime).

MakeUp Artist
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina N.
Verified review

Nic is an amazing amazing, bubbly, smiley, person that puts you at ease. She was very attentive and was able to handle all of my crazy requests. She was great when it came to the details and was always checking in with me throughout the process to make sure I liked what I saw. In the case that I didn't like something she was quick to adjust. Overall Nic did a wonderful job creating my natural glowing bride look and I highly recommend her to others!

Alyssa A McKenzie, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karissa A.
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Alyssa did an excellent job on my bridal makeup. It lasted all day and night despite the humidity of an outdoor summer ceremony. Great price and full sized lipstick for touchups!

Makeup by Angelica
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
Verified review

When she did my makeup for my 21st birthday she described every step and did a before and after that was amazing! Even for my Halloween makeup she was amazing

Gina Samantha
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Nicole R.
Verified review

Gina was the hair stylist and makeup artist for my wedding. She was extremely thorough but managed her time very well. She was able to complete hair for 2 mothers, 5 bridesmaids, and 1 bride in about 4 hours! Everyone was very pleased with the individualized style Gina choose for them and she was just amazing. She had all of her supplies organized on the table and ready to go right away. I have not a single complaint.


I am a certified makeup artist. I have done weddings, proms and other special occasions. I am also a licensed esthetician, so I provide waxing services.


I am a Boston freelance makeup artist. I have been freelancing for the past 10 years. I started back in high school and have worked my way into runway shows. I currently freelance but would love to become a full-time artist.


I am an expert makeup artist and available for any events, large or small. I cover weddings, photo shoots, proms, media, and special events.


I am a professional makeup artist and stylist specializing in weddings, photography, videography, special events and the fashion industry.


I am an aesthetician/makeup artist. I have 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. I am passionate about makeup.


Let Michelle M. enhance your natural beauty. She has over 10 years of makeup artistry experience. Whether it's your wedding day, prom, family photo, special event or dance recital, she can create the look you are looking for.


I have a part-time job for Halloween season at Canobie Lake Park as a hairstylist and special effects makeup artist, but I am also a cosmologist who does weddings and special occasions on the side.

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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