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New Brunswick Special Effects Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Vesta
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Facecination
4.7
from 100 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
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Meneko M.
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We hired them for my daughter’s first birthday party at a Clubhouse. The weather was horrible but they were still punctual. The kids loved the face painting and the cotton candy was a hit. They had fun with the balloon art too, but they seemed to pop easily. Between the two artists all of the kids present were taken care of in a timely fashion. I would definitely use them again! Great pricing compared to other companies for services provided.

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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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Diana R.
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Mallory is the best. I've had my makeup done a number of times by makeup artists, some good and some bad, but none ever this awesome. I mean it, the whole experience from start to finish was superb. Mallory really knew what she was doing and her prices are fair. She accommodated my changing schedule and never made me feel like I was a pain in the butt. She was on time and made my experience very relaxing. The next special event I have, she is the one I will be calling first. Thanks Mallory!

Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Erika E.
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Sarah was GREAT! So professional! I couldn't have asked for a better makeup artist for my special day!!!

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danymakeup
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea V.
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I am an independent wedding planner for clients based in the tristate area. I started using Dani Makeup as my go-to make up artist for weddings and formal events. Daniela has an exceptional work ethic. She is very flexible on scheduling and catering to my clients' needs. She has an exceptional eye for makeup tailored specifically for the clients. With over 15 years of experience, she brings many different techniques and different looks that will cater to any style or look. She brings a unique and fun charm during the sessions that puts clients at ease and makes the most of the entire experience from start to finish. Her rates are competitive but reasonable for the talent and ambiance she brings to my clients. I would highly recommend using her services for any formal event.

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Eyez by Ash
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Bill S.
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WOW!!! We hired Ashley as a last minute replacement for a magazine cover shoot that we were creating over the Labor Day Weekend. It was meant to be!!! We went into a panic when our makeup artist backed out - there was no need. She eased our tensions, her bubbly personality and professionalism combined with serious skills helped to create one of the best photo shoots we have ever participated in. EVERYONE wanted her card - models, hair, designers!!! The most experienced model didn't take her makeup off before leaving - I asked her why - she said she had never had anyone do her makeup as good as it was and she wanted to enjoy it!!! Thanks Ash!!! We will see you again! Bill & Kris

Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy G.
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Brides, have no fear, the perfect makeup artist is here! Briana did my makeup, as well as my maid of honor, and both my mother, and the mother of the groom. She did a phenomenal job. I was really concerned about my makeup staying in tact outside in the hot weather (summer wedding and all) and she reassured me that the makeup was water proof and sweat proof. It absolutely was. I took a post wedding "selfie" at 2am and I swear the makeup was just as stunning then as it was for my 4pm picture taking! I highly recommend that you do a trial. I did, and while the trial was flawless on the first try, it allowed me the opportunity to try out different lip colors. Briana listens well to what you want, and executes it perfectly. You can be confident that you are hiring someone that cares about what your vision is, and wants to make sure you feel beautiful. While my wedding is over, I will absolutely hire her in the future for other special occasions. I suggest you do the same! Thanks Bri!

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Just Cheeked, LLC
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Susette B.
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Stephanie has done my makeup for three different photo shoots, and I was thoroughly impressed each time. Stephanie is always pleasant, friendly, and professional. She offers flexible scheduling and is quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Her quality of work is also impeccable. She has done natural makeup, as well as special effects makeup, for me beautifully. Lastly, she keeps her makeup brushes clean and maintains good hygiene by constantly sanitizing her work area. Honestly, I wouldn't trust any other 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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Cristina C.
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Melissa was so accommodating of all our makeup wishes! My makeup was beautiful and I was so pleased with everything! They were patient and professional! I highly recommend Melissa for your wedding day! Thanks, Melissa + team!

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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!

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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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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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Kat
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Suzy R.
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Kat was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, and extremely personable. She was one of the first makeup artists that I truly listened to me and executed my desired look down to a T. She spent an entire hour doing my makeup and making sure that it was perfect, and all for a great price. I highly recommend Kat, and I will be using her for all my upcoming events and makeup needs.

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 :)

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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