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Elizabeth Prom Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Vesta
4.9
from 176 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meaghen G.
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Vesta is amazing. My makeup artist cancelled a couple days before the wedding and I'm so happy Vesta was available. She really listens to what you want and doesn't cake on product like many other makeup artists, and it will last all night. I also had her do my hair and it was perfect and secure all night. I bought the wrong kind of extensions and instead of letting them go to waste vesta was able to use them to give my hair more body. I cannot say enough great things about her. Book her!

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Made Up On The Go
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenna D.
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These pictures do not belong to you. You’re stealing them! I’ve seen them on other makeup artists Instagram pages. You are going to charge 1k with lies!!! You never did Paris Hilton’s Makeup!!!

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On Point Beauty by SRCfaces
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexandra B.
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My mom and I were looking for someone that could do my makeup for prom. Multiple of my mom's friends suggested we contact Ms. Sharon. We talked about what kind of look I was going for, I sent her some pictures and ideas of makeup I liked. She was extremely friendly and professional. She brought all of her makeup kits and even set up a light. I felt like a princess! The makeup came out exactly how I wanted. She even gave me some lipstick to use if it came off during my night out. It was my first time getting my makeup done and Ms. Sharon is definitely outstanding.

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The Art of Ochanya
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Christiana M.
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Sarah's work is exceptional and flawless, which were the commentaries that resulted from my look at my brother's wedding. She is professional,timely and organized. Sarah has been doing my hair (weaves: sew-in and wigs, braids) and makeup for the past 3 years in regards to all major events in my life. I have recommended colleagues, family members,and friends to her just by the look of her final masterpiece, which speaks for itself. She is a wonderful and talented makeup artists, who is also personable, accommodating, and pleasant to be around.

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Mallory Cosmetics
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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Chloe Z.
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Mallory did my makeup for my senior prom and she did an amazing job. She travelled to my house for both a trial session and the day of my event which was incredibly helpful. The makeup look lasted all night and I absolutely loved it. If you need a makeup artist for literally anything, I would recommend Mallory!

Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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Sarah did my makeup for prom and she did an incredible job, everyone loved it! She's great to work with as she is very organized and professional. I don't wear makeup and so when Sarah was going step by step as to what she was applying next and why it was very informative and overall made the experience all that much better. She's very talented and goes above and beyond!

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Faces by Aimee
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine C.
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Absolutely amazing! So calm and respectful. Great on timing and a great person to talk to her! Her makeup application is absolutely flawless and lasted the whole day for my wedding! Highly recommend!

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danymakeup
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Jhoana S.
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Daniela’s makeup was stunning and me and my 2 friends all got compliments. She did a really good job on all three of us for our prom and the makeup stayed on all night. Daniela was on time and answered all of my questions beforehand, prom wouldn’t have been the same without her doing our makeup.

Rare Artistic Beauty
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Janay D.
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Rondha was simply amazing! She did my Prom makeup and I felt so beautiful when she was finished. Her and her assistant were so friendly and kept conversation flowing. I totally recommend her. Thankyou again !

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100% Cashmeir
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Shanti V.
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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You want everything to go perfectly and with Cashmeir as your makeup artist that's exactly what you'll get. She takes the time to find the perfect look that YOU want. She made me feel beautiful before my makeup was even put on. I tell everyone Cashmeir is the best makeup artist you'll ever work with. Every bride needs Cashmeir!

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BeautyCall Glam
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa W.
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Mahira did an amazing job with mine and my mothers makeup for my wedding. She also did my hair and when I requested few little changes she was super easy to work with and made sure it’s the look I wanted to achieve!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Noreen M.
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I had such amazing makeup for prom! I definatley recommend her and she made sure I was comfortable with everything. It took about 2 hours and everything was just on point. The price was such a good price and there was no flaw whatsoever in my makeup. She has such an amazing personality so I really recommend her.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Eileen L.
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my friend and i hired her to do our prom makeup and it turned out great! she listened to everything we wanted but knew exactly what to do to pull our looks together for a great finished product!

Jeedah
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Jeedah did my prom makeup I contacted her so last minute and she was still very accommodating. Make up was bomb.

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Miss Vicky P. Artistry
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Catherine H.
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Vicky is one of the best makeup artists I’ve worked with. She was able to come to my apartment. She has ton of high quality makeup and a great eye for what works with your face and your features. I would highly recommend her and will definitely use her again. I’m kicking myself for not getting pictures of me glammed up!

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Danimara Makeup
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Shira N.
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So patient and pays attention to detail. I used many makeup artists before but none as good as Danielle. Truly the best.

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Lugo Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Kaleigh O.
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Candace is one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever worked with! She was able to create any look I was going for and is super talented. The makeup lasted for the entire day without needing to be touched up and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined! I would highly recommend her!

Beauty by Danielle
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal C.
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Danielle is extremely professional and a master at her craft! She is the only makeup artist I go to! I continue recommending her to everyone and anyone! I have yet to find someone as talented as she is ! She let's you know what she thinks might work best for your complexion and/or skin! She always uses high quality makeup and doesn't hesitate to let you know what products she uses! She does a great job at listening to exactly what you want! I will continue looking forward to using her for any future events and I will continue to recommend her! You will not be disappointed!

Sheryl Medina
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Marta M.
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Hey girls if you’re looking for a great makeup artists Sheryl Medina is the one. she’s punctual , great Vibes and amazingly talented , her makeup work is not to over not to under it’s perfect. trust me on this one, this girl knows what she’s doing ..thank you Sheryl will be calling you again for my next event .❤️

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BrushLuxe Makeup Design
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Roxanne W.
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So grateful to Corey for saving the day! My regular makeup artist had a family emergency the day of my red carpet event. I put out an early morning SOS, but wasn't hopeful I would be able to find someone on such short notice. Corey responded promptly, chatted with me and offered to come out to me early that afternoon. She showed up on time, set up quickly and I immediately felt at ease. Corey works very quickly and couldn't have been nicer; my makeup looked so pretty, my friend (who NEVER wears makeup) asked her to do "a little something" to her face too! Thanks again Corey. You stepped in to prevent my little disaster and earned yourself a new customer.

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Makeup by Renelle Martin
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Marilyn B.
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All of the above. I'm not a woman who wears makeup and was totally against wearing makeup for my wedding, thank God my niece knew Renelle. Not only was she reasonably priced but, she was willing to do a trial on me. Renelle made me look like a princess on my wedding day and if and when I decide to wear makeup again, Renelle is the ONLY PERSON I would contact Thank you so much

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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