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Trenton Makeup Professionals

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Vintage Doll Studioz
4.7
from 102 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula R.
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Jazmine was amazing, we kept in contact up until the minute she arrived. I made many changes along the way and she accommodated all of them. Our makeup was flawless and lasted all night with so much dancing and pictures I was surprised. Jazmine gave us just what we wanted and added her professional touch to make us look so amazing. Very satisfied wedding party of 5 and then a last minute add on. She is a professional, she worked in a very tight space and made it work well. I will be using her makeup service again and again. Thanks Jazmine

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Made Up On The Go
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ladeanya P.
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We were shooting a short for a movie. Ms Ashanti was our makeup person. She was very sweet and professional. She is now a part of our family!

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Mallory Cosmetics
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brisa R.
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After my other makeup and hair stylist had to cancel two weeks before my wedding, I was lucky enough to find that Mallory was available. We did a consult a week before and walked through what I was looking for. Not only was she able to do my hair and makeup, she did makeup and hair for 3 bridesmaids and my mother-in-law - who all wanted different styles and she was able to accommodate everyone. My makeup stayed in place through tears during the vows all the way to the end of the night. And my hair still has curls the next morning! She was professional and fun and I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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The Art Of ZD Beauty
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kiomnara V.
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She is a very professional skilled make up artist. She did a great job on my makeup for my maternity shoot. I highly recommend her to anyone needing makeup services. She will be my make up artist for all my events. Thank you Zsahnece may god bless you with much sucess.

Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Candice W.
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After my first makeup artist backed out of doing my makeup (about a month before my wedding), I was in a bit of a crunch to find a new one. I found Sarah on Thumbtack and she was awesome since day one! Very quick to respond, easy to work with and totally understood what I was going for. She was able to squeeze me in for a quick trial and I loved my makeup that I booked her right then and there. On my wedding day, she showed up on time, was professional and finished mine + 3 of my bridesmaids' makeup right on schedule - and everyone looked beautiful!! I highly recommend Sarah Jeanne's makeup services to anyone!

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Eyez by Ash
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angelica M.
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Ashley did my makeup for prom. Everything went well and my makeup looked amazing. Nothing needed to be changed

Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Patrice B.
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Briana's talent is undeniable. I first hired Briana to do my makeup for my engagement photo shoot. I have some hyper pigmentation that I feared would show in the bright sunny photo shoot locale. The make up coverage felt light and comfortable, held up in the heat and sun, and photographed perfectly. It was a no-brainier that I would use her for my bridal makeup. I also retained her to do all my bridesmaids, my mom and mother in law the day of the wedding as a thank you gift for all their help. They all remarked how pleased they were with their makeup. I never felt more beautiful. And Briana is a consummate professional. Even when some of my bridesmaids were running late she adjusted her schedule to make sure she had time to complete everyone's look. For her level of skill, I thought her prices were very reasonable. I enthusiastically recommend Beauty by Bri! I can't wait until I have an opportunity to use her services again!

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Just Cheeked, LLC
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina M.
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Stephanie did a wedding for my best friend and did makeup for all 10 of the bridal party. Everyone looked absolutely amazing !!! She was so professional, yet she made it such a comfortable surrounding. We had tons of compliments regarding our makeup. Will definitely be using her for future events! ♥️

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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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Nicole G.
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Very personable, loved my hair and my makeup looked great.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Alyssa D.
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Stacy did such a good job on me my mom and my sister for my sweet 16. My makeup lasted all night and I got tons of compliments on it. She made us feel very comfortable and loves to get to know her clients!

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LovenGlow
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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I could not have been happier with howEmily did my makeup!!! I have sensitive skin, and all the products were incredible for my skin. I would recommend her and Love n Glow to everyone getting engaged!

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Love n Glow
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tara R.
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I hired Emily with Love n Glow to do the wedding makeup for my bridesmaids and I and I am so glad that I did! I had my makeup trial with Emily the morning of my bridal shower so she made me look beautiful for that event and I got endless compliments on my makeup. She even traveled to my apartment to do the trial which made that hectic day a little easier! I had an early morning wedding so we started doing hair and makeup at 5am and Emily was there ready to go when we needed her. Worrying about if and when vendors will get there on the day of the wedding is not something you want to deal with and even having met Emily only once before, I knew she was reliable and had total trust in her being there on time even with such an early call time. One of the big warnings I got with wedding makeup is that some makeup artists apply makeup so heavily that you don't look like yourself. Emily chose such beautiful shades for our makeup and had such a nice balance so that my bridesmaids and I looked AMAZING, especially in the photos, but so natural that you don't look and say, wow, they have a ton of makeup on. A lot of the girls in the party, myself included, don't wear a lot of makeup on an everyday basis and she was still able to pull off this professional look of natural beauty. My mom owns a beauty salon so I can be very picky when it comes to my hair and makeup, but I wouldn't have wanted anyone else doing my makeup on my wedding day. I am so happy I found Emily and hope I have an excuse to have her do my makeup again in the future. :)

Just be Gorgeous
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Olga K.
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Katya was absolutely incredible and played an instrumental role in making my special evening truly special. She truly is an artist and excellent professional. My makeup was immaculate, she has beautiful ability of understanding clients style, preferences and I can't recommend Katya highly enough. Great job!

Live Lovely Beauty
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie T.
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Julie did a beautiful job on my hair and makeup as well as my matron of honors. I will definitely be using her services in the future!

Belle Chic Beauty
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia C.
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I absolutely loved my experience with belle chic! Jessica and her team did such an amazing job and definitely made my day ALOT less stressful. They did exactly what I wanted and more. When I received my pictures from my wedding I couldn't believe how fantastic and beautiful we all looked. Even by the end of the night my hair and makeup still looking absolutely flawless! I will definitely be using Belle Chic for any future event I may have!

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Sara Dulo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly B.
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Sara was an absolute delight and she did an amazing job! I got endless compliments both time she did my makeup and I can’t wait to use her again! I can pinky promise you that you won’t regret working with her!

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Makeup By Camille
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cimone G.
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Yesterday was my first experience getting my makeup done and I have to tell you I was in all with the result! She was very professional with her work making sure brushes were clean and explained each process she was doing! She made me feel beautiful and I’m still in all with the results

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  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sal G.
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Professional. Timely and very good Makeup artist. Plus she gave me lipstick to take with me! I recommend her if you need your makeup done

Makeup by JessRose
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
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Jess was very accommodating. She had no problem working with our crazy schedule. We were very happy with my daughters makeup. I would highly recommend her.

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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