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Makeup by Vesta
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
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Renee S.
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WE LOVE VESTA!!!!!!!!! She was excellent! She was professional and a great makeup artist! Her work is OUTSTANDING! I recommend her to everyone. We love love the airbrush makeup, the lashes, the smokey eyes... She is great! I am thankful for this site as well because I would never discovered such a great makeup artist without it!!!!!!!

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The Art of Ochanya
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 100 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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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria C.
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Tatiana is an awesome makeup & hair artist. On the day of my Wedding, she came on time and ready to work. She is very polite and listens to you with patience to give you the look that you want. She also gives you recommendations to make you look even better. I was very happy with the end result. I will definitely keep using Tatiana in the future. Thank you Tatiana!

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On Point Beauty by SRCfaces
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer P.
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If you're looking for a prompt, professional makeup artist with a fantastic personality, look no more Sharon is your girl. I love her work. She gave my daughter the look she wanted for her High School prom. Her work was very clean with just the right amount of color and glamour to make my daughter shine. I highly recommend her for whatever occasion you have in mind to make your look and day special. I would definitely hire her again.

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Mallory Cosmetics
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Bei L.
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Mallory was an awesome makeup artist. She was very professional and gave me a great makeup and hairdo for my wedding. It lasted throughout the day. I would totally recommend her to all my friends and would hire her again for my future needs.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Sullee L.
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Remi is an excellent makeup artist. She is very professional and she knows which makeup would be perfect for someone. I absolutely recommend her as the best makeup artist I've ever seen.

Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney B.
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After being a bridesmaid several times over the past few years, I've worked with quite a few makeup artists-- when I got engaged last year, I contacted Sarah almost immediately because she stuck out as the best one by far! Sarah was extremely patient with me throughout the planning process (I was not always the most organized bride.) Sarah and her assistant Nicole did a FANTASTIC job doing my, my mom's, and my bridesmaids' makeup for my wedding. Not only did they finish a little ahead of schedule, everyone looked absolutely STUNNING. Both Nicole and Sarah did a great job making us all feel comfortable and making sure that we looked absolutely PERFECT. I would highly recommend Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry!!

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danymakeup
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandy G.
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Not only is Dani a fabulous make up artist and experienced professional but what a joy to work with and what a beautiful personality and a lovely person. She really made me look and feel like a princess for my ball. thank you Dani. I would highly recommend her

Beats by Tiffy
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy I.
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I hired Tiffany for a photo shoot at a horse ranch... which actually turned out to be my surprise proposal! I wanted a dramatic look ... She did an amazing job with the colors. I was very impressed. What a great, skilled makeup artist! A professional lndeed!

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Makeup by Clarissa
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine L.
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I truly had an awesome experience with my makeup artist. She was on time, friendly and patient with me even though I was under a lot of stress for my wedding. When I didn't know the style of makeup I wanted, she told me to relax and that I was going to be a beautiful bride. I trusted her and believe me, she did an awesome job. The details of the makeup was immaculate. My makeup stayed perfect all day and had no worries. She made me look and feel so gorgeous as well as my bridesmaids and maid of honor on my special day. For that I am truly grateful that I chose her as my makeup artist. She is extremely talented and I highly recommend her.

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CmodeBeauty
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley G.
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I had the best experience with these lovely ladies. From beginning to end I laughed and felt beautiful the whole time. They are very talented makeup artist and amazing hair stylist. These ladies are my new go to beauty professionals.

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100% Cashmeir
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 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!

Angela Boswell HMUA
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lidia S.
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Angela is an absolute delight to work with and her work speaks for itself. Besides being a killer makeup artist, she always brings a positive attitude into the room, is super professional and handles all her clientele with precision and care. Highly recommended!

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BeautyCall Glam
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Prayasi B.
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My experience with BeautyCall Glam was wonderful! Compared to my past experiences it was the best professional makeup artist I have ever been to! She was professional and personable. I left feeling beautiful young and sexy!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Shirley C.
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She did an outstanding job in doing my hair and makeup. I got so many complements at my prom and I felt really beautiful. She knows what she is doing and she is very talented. I would recommend her 100% to anyone that wants to do their hair or makeup. I'm so happy that she did my makeup and hair. Thank you so much.

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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!

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Danimara Makeup
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Eileen M.
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Danimara is a very professional makeup artist, well prepared, well spoken, detailed, organized, pays attention to detail. Her makeup artistry is amazing. Danimara listenedas I described to her what my vision was for that evening and she brought it to life. The compliments on the make up Done on me by Danimara were endless that evening, even my cousin the Bride said I had amazing makeup. Thanks Danimara you are my go to makeup artist.

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Christina de León Beauty
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelby K.
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Best makeup artist I've ever had! She's been doing my makeup for years and always knows exactly what I want. She does my makeup so well and always makes my eyes pop!

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Kat
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole H.
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Kat was amazing! She asked two questions do you want soft make up or dramatic and then she was off doing her thing. She did the bride and my makeup and both were beautifully done. I was especially impressed with her tools she is extremely professional and patient. She travels with own lighting as well as professional camera for her portfolio (I have seen some makeup artists just use cell phones) this may not be a big thing but it let me know she is very serious about what she does. I normally visit the MAC counter for special occasions but I will be calling Kat again for all future engagements. If I could give her 6 stars I would. Definitely give Kat a try you will not regret it.

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Plush Artistry LLC New York
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Caroline M.
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My makeup artist was Juliane, she was amazing covered all my skin concerns without making me cakey!! Love that I was able to find her through plush artistry!!

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PentMakeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Janey T.
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As a former painter, Pent has an artists exacting knowledge of color. This puts her work far above that of the normal makeup artist. In my case she was able to identify an almost undetectable orange cast to the base I was using and switch me to another product that made a visible difference. Her subtlety is her strength.

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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