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Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda F.
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I was looking for a hair and makeup artist for a work gala last month. I really wanted to sport a red carpet look. From the get go, Carolina was prompt at responding to my queries and eager to work with me. She assured me she could accommodate the look I was going for, and definitely delivered. The day of the event, she met me at my sister's house where I was getting ready, and was super professional and helpful even though I was running late. She never rushed me or herself, and talked me through the process as she went along. My sisters and I had a lot of fun talking with her throughout the appointment as well. Once finished, she adjusted any little thing I asked for, and even left me with the little tube of lip gloss she used to reapply as needed throughout my evening. Such a fun and easygoing experience, and the results were out of this world! I am continuing to receive compliments on how I looked to this day! I would definitely recommend this company and use them again. Thanks Carolina!!

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Wicked Makeup
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Priya P.
Verified review

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
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren F.
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Jessica was great! We needed a makeup artist last minute for my sisters wedding and we were so lucky to have found her. She was reliable and fun to work with!

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Angeltouchstudio
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen W.
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I feel so lucky to have been referred to Michelle when planning my wedding!! She is the absolute best makeup artist I have ever worked with, and made everybody stunning on my wedding day. We were thrilled to book her for my sister's wedding as well, where she worked her magic on the bride and 9 bridesmaids with time to spare! She manages to seamlessly move from each person's individual style to the next, and really listens to everybody's requests with perfect results every time! If you're lucky enough to have Michelle there on your wedding day (or any event), you don't have to worry about anything else:)

  • 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
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Nicole D.
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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).

Charvaz Artistry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ksenia F.
Verified review

She did an amazing job for my makeup! My makeup just popped at my wedding, great personality also!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
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Jennifer did my makeup for my wedding. She was so amazing, I had her do my makeup for my babyshower as well. Both times she did the exact look I wanted. She is knowledeable, professional and super talented. I recommend her to everyone looking to get their makeup done for any special event!

Makeup by Ambar
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Betsy E.
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I've hired at least five different makeup artists for different occasions and this girl by far has been my favorite. I mean I looked flawless. She was super professional, punctual, did exactly what I wanted and was incredibly sweet. I'm pretty particular with makeup and she executed this better than anyone I've hired. I'm getting married soon and I'm definitely booking her. Worth every penny!!

About Face
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Ann S.
Verified review

Nicole has done a video shoot "regular" makeup look for me and it was wonderful, very natural. As a new business owner my video had to be fun and inviting but I wanted a very neutral look. I also had Nicole do an over the top look for an event that was a masquerade ball. She is artistry in makeup and it was a transforming look to compliment my costume and my character. I have to say Nicole is the whole package in service offerings. She can do anything!

Alyssa A McKenzie, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
J.R. And Stephanie C.
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Alyssa was wonderful to work with! She did my makeup (and a few bridesmaids) for my wedding day in September. I received a lot of compliments on my makeup and was she very accommodating to some last minute makeup changes that we didn't do during our trial. She is very professional and I would highly recommend her!

Classically Enchanting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia R.
Verified review

I loved my makeup. Great experience. Better than going to Sephora to get your makeup done. She taught me a few things I didn’t know about make up as well. Great person to meet.

Makeup by Fakera
5.0
from 1 review
    Cherie Q.
    Verified review

    Fakera did an awesome job making me feel beautiful and confident for a special event. I especially loved my eyes!

    Ardygevin makeup show
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Ardy Beauty Salon and Spa uses unique detoxifying treatment, relaxing massages and refreshing facial for our clients. We welcome you to Ardy Beauty Salon and Spa, and we look forward to a long and profitable relationship.

    Cindy's Beauty
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jamie D.
    Verified review

    Very professional and knows a lot about hair and make-up. Very inexpensive for the work done. It was great that she's right in the North Shore area. I would schedule with her again.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    My work is very unique! I use all my creativity in everything I do. I have a passion for all forms of art, and I try to venture into them all.. I can easily transition from one form of art to another from hairstyling & makeup to photography, making frames, jewelry, painting and drawing , making centerpieces, Gift baskets or floral arrangements.

    About

    I am a graduate from Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics and Makeup Artistry. I do makeup for any formal event and have many different styles whether you are dramatic of subtle.

    About

    Freelance makeup artist/Hairstylist Licensed cosmetologist 4 years makeup experience Excellent customer service

    About

    I do professional hair and makeup for all life events. I offer tape-in hair extensions that are matched directly to your hair color and can be custom colored. They last up to 4 weeks, then we retape them and reuse the hair twice! These extensions are half the price of fusions and look beautifully natural and are perfect for everyday use or weddings/honeymoons because they do not fall out!

    About

    We offer cosmetic tattooing like eyeliner, eyebrows, and lip liner. We also do eyelash extensions and lashes of all kinds. We do runway, bridal, and commercial makeup including airbrush. Customized spray tanning is available on-site. We have 20 years of experience in the business of beauty!

    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

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    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

    Nashua, NH

    • Number of people needing makeup
      3
    • Details
      Would need the artist to go to hotel to do make-up.
    • $250
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist

    Cambridge, MA

    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Details
      Live video capture of pharmaceutical professionals.
    • $350
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding on July 27

    Quincy, MA

    • Number of people needing makeup
      2
    • Details
      My wedding starts at 5:00pm so I am not sure what time my make up should be done? I put 3:30 below... is that right?
    • $150
      Average price
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