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Portsmouth Prom Makeup Artists

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Valen'sBOX MakeUp Artist
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Nhung N.
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I was lucky to find Valen to do my makeup for my wedding. She did a great job and was on time as scheduled. Valen was very professional and responsive.

  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
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Carolina and Carlos did my hair and makeup for a prom I was going to and they did an amazing job! they showed up exactly right on time and did a fast but absolutely great job. They were both super funny and made the whole experience a lot of fun and made me very comfortable. I have gotten my hair and makeup done 4 other places for proms before and they were by far my favorite.

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Wicked Makeup
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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
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Joanne M.
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Angel did an incredible job on our hair and makeup for my sister's wedding! There were three of us and my 17 year old niece who generally wears little makeup was so impressed with how Angel did her makeup, she wants to see if she's available to do her makeup for prom! Thank you Angel for everything!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah J.
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Theresa did a fantastic job with my daughter's makeup for her senior prom. Her follow-up communication was fantastic. Theresa is kind, flexible, and has great rapport with her clients - a true professional! Absolutely recommend Theresa's services!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christina S.
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When I need a MUA I will now just go to Jennifer! Her work is amazing!!!! I was at first nervous going on this website trying to find someone to do my prom makeup (prom was also a little over a week away, I was on a time crunch!). But I found Jennifer and instantly fell in love with her makeup looks. I messaged her in hopes she was available and she was! I got extremely excited to know someone like Jennifer was going to do my makeup and knew what they were doing. She came to my house 15 minutes early to set up. She is a big dog lover which is good if you have a dog! Throughout the makeup process, she made me feel secure about doing my makeup. She has lots of products she chooses from as well as knowledge of each product. Overall the look was phenomenal! I fell in love with the look instantly. Jennifers work is great and she really takes into consideration of each client she has on how to make them feel there most beautiful. 10/10 recommend Jennifer! P.S My highlight was poppin'!!

Makeup by Ambar
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dafney T.
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I get a bit hesistant when it comes to makeup artist and how they do makeup on darkskin. But Ambar did such a great job on my birthday makeup! I loved it, I seriously didn't want to wash it off lol. I definitely recommend her for you chocolate beauties looking for a MUA.

Alyssa A McKenzie, LLC
5.0
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 Erin
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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Erin did my hair and makeup for the New England Pole Championships in September. I would highly recommend her for other fitness competitions as well as for special occasions (headshots, engagement, wedding photos.). She has a huge color selection and knows how to enhance our natural beauty.

Makeup by Angelica
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Raksha S.
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Great makeup artist.

Makeup by Madeleine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Lauren L.
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Madeleine did my make up for prom my junior year and it came out so good I had to go back. My senior year prom make up was unbelievable. It was what I got the most compliments on. Because of Madeleine I felt absolutely stunning.

Gina Samantha
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Nicole R.
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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.

About

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

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Hello! Thank you for you interest. I specialize in bridal, special event, and costume makeup. My goal is to make your event, whether it be a job interview where you aspire to look professional and polished to elegant and sensational on your wedding day, as special and stress free as possible. Satisfaction and fabulousness are guaranteed!

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I can do an array of looks tailored to your specific facial structure. I've been a licensed cosmetologist for ten years. I have a very down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach. I'm here to enhance your natural beauty.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am an experienced makeup artist, with a master's degree. I have a hundreds of happy clients! Working with luxury brands.I can offer makeup classes and makeup services including weddings,photo shoots, special events and many more!

About

Ashley Stearns, master aesthetician and makeup artist, provides wedding and special event makeup using airbrush or mineral, waxing and sunless spray tanning. Makeup and aesthetics are truly my passion. My extensive background in skincare fuels this passion. My ultimate goal is to make each of my clients feel absolutely stunning.

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I will make you beautiful on your wedding or graduation. My job is to make you feel pretty. My business is growing because people like what I do.

  • 11 years in business
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I'm a makeup artist. My services include the following: * Photo Shoots * Weddings * Proms * Fashion Shows * Special Events * Film Makeup My previous events are as follows: * Boston Bruins Ice Girls season 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 * Boston Fashion Week, Synergy, and Emerging Trends 2014

About

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

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.

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