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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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Made Up On The Go
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 196 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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The Art of Ochanya
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 99 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 74 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
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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I hired Sarah to do my make-up for a wedding. This was my second time hiring her and I loved it! (Again). Sarah is an extremely talented Makeup Artist. She is always very accommodating and professional. She arrived early to set up and was ready to start by her appointment time. Besides telling her what I don’t like, I gave her complete freedom. She knows exactly what she is doing and what complements my face. She caters to all my skin conditions. I have a very oily, blemished skin and everything tends to run after a few hours, but after her airbrush, my face looked flawless and picture perfect. I received so many compliments that night. She was very hygienic and used all new applicators on me. She was very considerate of my wants and needs. I was anxious over my make-up lasting all day and she was calming and reassuring. Sure enough, the makeup was everlasting; I still had a flawless look by the end of the reception, and still looked great the next morning! She even gave me a small to-go “touch up” baggie with extra lip color and an applicator. She truly goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. I love her and her amazing work. She is definitely my only choice for any future events.

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Eyez by Ash
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Josette A.
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Ashley was a great makeup artist

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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
  • 41 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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Makeup Services
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Esther A.
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I had reached out to Katya prior to hiring her to see if she had experience working on dark skinned clientele. She confirmed that she had, and sent me several examples of her work. I was so happy that I decided to go with Katya! She is a wonderful makeup artist who not only arrived at my home on time, but was fully prepared to execute the look I wanted. She made sure I was happy with my look every step of the way and offered to fix anything I was not satisfied with. I received so many compliments throughout the night and I felt amazing! Best part, my makeup lasted all night! I would definitely hire Katya again for another event, and hopefully my own wedding! Thanks again Katya!!

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MJ Artistry
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole L.
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MJ Artistry was amazing! Melissa was very attentive to every detail and set me up with a a hair and makeup team right away! When I met Kim, (my hair stylist and my makeup artist) we hit it off right away. She is excellent at what she does and she listening to everything I wanted for my day. I met Andreia the day of my wedding and she handled each one of my girls with attentiveness and care. She did each of their makeup just the way we agreed and I (and they) couldn't be happier! Both Kim and Andreia arrived when they said they would and set up promptly. I couldn't have asked for better woman helping to make my wedding extra beautiful! ♡

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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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  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica V.
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I am super pleased and thankful I hired Stacey! I needed a makeup artist last minute, she was ready and willing. Showed up early, and made me look and feel the best i ever have in my life. I hired her for another event I have upcoming on the spot. She is very personable and very down to earth! Thank you thank you thank you Stacey!

Artistry By Ashlee
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Amber H.
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Ashlee was the perfect makeup artist! I had been searching for a makeup artist for my wedding for a while. I even had two trials with a very talented makeup artist, but she could not keep the makeup light and natural enough while also making me look great :) I had a trial with Ashlee and fell in love! She understood exactly what I wanted and it turned out perfect. On my wedding day she also provided makeup for most of my bridesmaids and family. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and she is extremely talented and professional! Thanks, Ashlee! - Amber

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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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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.

Just be Gorgeous
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Radhika V.
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I was looking for a henna night look for my Indian wedding. I came across Katareyna's profile and her work caught my eye. I did hire without any makeup trial just because I didn't have time. She came to my house and was very kind and sweet. She is very dedicated to her makeup career and she truly enjoys her work. I felt so calm around her and she was able to make me look so beautiful!!!! I have met a few makeup artists during this wedding planning and she knows what she is doing. She flawlessly did my makeup and having Indian skin I was anxious about that .I hope the best for her career and hopefully will have a reason to hire her for another event :)

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Plush Artistry LLC New York
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Rose F.
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I had my makeup done by Juliane, she was amazing! Super professional and ponctual. I am really glad I found the plush website, saved me when my makeup artist cancelled last minute! Would definitely recommend.

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Makeup By Camille
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacqueline M.
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Camille is an amazing make up artist. She is very professional. She takes the time to go over the kind of look you want and also has great ideas. She responds quickly to requests and is always on time. Camille is patient and thorough and you will leave looking and feeling like a million dollars.

Sneha Pawar
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Girija M.
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Sneha is very professional Makeup Artist.. I really loved her quality of work....All the products that she uses are from the luxury brands ... her makeup products suits to any kind of skin tones without doing any harm to the skin ....I did my makeup with her recently... Got so many compliments... I would highly recommend her to anyone!

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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