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Makeup by Vesta
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
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Gina R.
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I have the most incredible experience with Vesta!!! I have unlimited thanks for her to take care of me and my bridemaids. She even help our photographer to take pictures! From the 1rst moment was a connection, a really good feeling she was the right one. She understood very well the concept and gave all options and facilities to make my drean come true. Vesta! You are so good at what you do, but more then everything you are an amaizing human been who put all your heart to people and please them. We Thank you from the bottom of our heart to be part of our dream day! ❤️😍🤗 Our pictures are so beautiful!!! My makeup and bridemaids last all night! Thank you so much 🙌🏼

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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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Ana S.
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First I would like to start by saying that I am so pleased to have made the decision to hire Ochanya to give me makeup lessons. She is very talented and has so much passion for makeup. Ochanya is very professional and what I loved the most is that she uses proper sanitation to keep everything clean. She is a great teacher. She has patience and is very knowledgeable. She makes sure she gives you the service you want. She makes you look beautiful. I hope that as she continues to grow with her talent that she goes far with her career. She always puts her clients first and she listen to what you want and makes sure she makes you look amazing. I highly recommend Ochanya. I continue taking lessons with her and will definitely recommend her and use her for an occasion I may need. Her professionalism and talent is superb! Ana Santiago

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Camber C.
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Tatiana’s work was amazing. I didn’t even need to touch up throughout the night. She was on time and always responsive. I’d recommend her to anyone!

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On Point Beauty by SRCfaces
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Johnny M.
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I was taking part in a video shoot for the nonprofit I work for and needed makeup for camera. I have no experience with makeup and Sharon put me at ease. Sharon came through to my hotel and took care of my makeup. She even sent me on my way with some powder and lip balm to apply on set. She was communicative, prompt and professional. If I ever needed a makeup artist again in NYC, I would definitely reach out.

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Mallory Cosmetics
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Mirayam S.
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Mallory was awesome. She has wonderful makeup skills and made me look great. I appreciate how quick she worked, and her natural talent. Will definitely be using Mallory again.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Angie W.
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I hired Remi to do my makeup for a wedding I was a part of. She did a phenomenal job! Remi arrived on time for my appointment to go over details for my look, which I appreciated. My face was very elegantly done and had the perfect natural look I was going for. Remi was very personable and made sure I was happy with the results. I definitely will be using her for all my events. I recommend her to all!

Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa K.
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Sarah was very well-organized, quick to respond, and very accommodating (even to my mom and I who are sensitive about eye makeup since my mom had a traumatic eye injury which I witnessed). For my wedding we needed hair and makeup: makeup for 4 (1 bride, 2 bridesmaids, and 1 mom) And hair for 5 (1 bride, 2 bridesmaids, and 2 moms) Sarah arranged a trial with her hair partner and both were accommodating and fantastic balancing the right amount of listening to my requests and drawing upon their knowledge and skills! They also were willing to come early to the venue and to bring breakfast for my bridal party. Ever

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danymakeup
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 43 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.

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Makeup by Clarissa
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren B.
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I reached out to Clarissa to do my makeup for prom and she was amazing. She travelled to me and arrived on time. I was completely in love with my makeup. She worked quickly but carefully to make everything perfect. I wasn't sure what look I wanted to go for at first but she gave me her recommendation and it turned out to be amazing!! She was able to completely transform me for my prom and I would highly recommend her.

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CmodeBeauty
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Michele H.
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These girls were the best!!! Very good at doing hair but also really enjoyed their company and stories. They added such a fun vibe to our pre-wedding fun!!!

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100% Cashmeir
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Tatiana A.
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Cashmeir was such a sweet person who's presence I really enjoyed as well as her skills in makeup. She was able to interpret my ideas well and came up with a look that not only satisfied me but fit the event and the dress required.

Angela Boswell HMUA
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget M.
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She is absolutely the best! Loved the makeup and her personaility.

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BeautyCall Glam
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Amina K.
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Extremely talented make up artist with incredible attention to detail! My make up for the wedding I attended was stunning and the exact look I wanted for the occasion thanks to her creativity and skills! The makeup also lasted for the entire night, including through the typical wedding ceremony tears. Highly recommend BeautyCall Glam!

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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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Kathy A.
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Dianelle and Shay were amazing! They worked hard to make all of us look absolutely beautiful! Their hair and makeup skills were on point! I couldn't be happier with the results! Thank you for making my big day even more special!

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Lugo Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Angely R.
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Lugo Makeup & hair is amazing!! I have been using their services for about 4 years now for special events and fitness shows. Their work quality is amazing, they are responsible and professional. I’ve always been a satisfied and super happy customer. Highly recommended!!:)

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Danimara Makeup
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Gabriella O.
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I really loved how my makeup turned out and it was all done in a timely fashion! I would definitely recommend danimara makeup.

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Kat
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana R.
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I had my first makeup lesson with Kat and it really exceeded my expectations. She is so professional and friendly. The set up was amazing, very organized and clean. She gives detailed instructions and takes her time to explain each step. I literally have zero knowledge in makeup and no experience at all and she has so much patience and nicely corrected me and would show me the right way to do it. My end result was flawless and I'm so happy with it. I already set up my next lesson with her and I can't wait to absorb as much as I can of her knowledge.

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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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Hannah R.
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Plush makeup artistry & Hair design did an amazing job on mine and my bridal party's hair and makeup. 5 stars. They were fun and very talented. I loved the hair and makeup! They did exactly what each of the girls wanted and made them look stunning for the photos! I felt like I was among friends we laughed and had a great time while they did us up. If you want magazine worthy makeup and hair and an enjoyable time these are the ladies to choose! Thanks again!!

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PentMakeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Flo C.
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Pent was so easy to communicate with and was patient with perfecting hair and makeup for my wedding! She is so sweet and friendly. I loved that she took the time to have the makeup done naturally. Thank you so much, Pent!

damolamakeovers
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Wislene A.
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Thank you Mina I looked beautiful on trial and even more fabulous on my wedding day. Makeup was perfect

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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