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Albuquerque Makeup Professionals

Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Albuquerque.

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

Rebekah does it all - hair, makeup, highlights, hair cuts, hair extensions, eyelashes, etc! Rebekah was very punctual, professional, and well-priced. I couldn't be happier and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Hair and Makeup by Megan
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
April N.
Verified review

I hired Megan months ago for our wedding on Oct 10th. She was very pleasant, accommodating, patient, and overall great to work with the whole time. She did an OUTSTANDING job on my hair and makeup. Everyone complimented all day and I will definitely hire her again for other formal events. Would recommend to anyone.

Makeup By Kass
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tayler L.
Verified review

Kassandra is always professional and personal, making any makeup experience enjoyable! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great job whether it be an evening look for a special occasion to a casual lash extension!

  • 13 years in business
Jennifer V.
Verified review

Alexis did my makeup for my wedding and I absolutely loved it! She listened to my visions of what I wanted and with her outstanding skill in make-up and professionalism it was exactly what I wanted. She is so patient and kind. She finished me in a timely manner and made me so feel beautiful on my day! I recommend Alexis to any bride that is getting married!. I am so glad I found her!..oxox

Leilani's Aloha Studio
from 1 review
    Leilani A.
    Verified review

    Reliable, Sanitary, Friendly, and she does great makeup too. Would definitely love to work with her again.

    Freelance Makeup Artist
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Rudy M.
    Verified review

    They jobs that I have collaborated with Michael have been for photoshoots. Mostly creative make up and beauty looks. His work is always amazing and he is so professional!

    Akira's Artistry
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lisa C.
    Verified review

    Akira really made my wedding day special. She come early and prepared. She has a personality that really make you feel comfortable. I looked beautiful on my wedding day.


    I provide professional makeup services for clients in need of special-events makeup for any special occasion.


    I am a MAC certified makeup artist living in the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area. I specialize in makeup for events, such as weddings, proms, and birthdays. I also specialize in FX makeup for Halloween or other events. I love to make people feel their very best and enjoy what I do!

    • 39 years in business

    Because I have been in the film and video business for over 30 years, my credits are extensive in many areas. I love a challenge and love to stay busy. My kits are well stocked with professional products. I usually work more than one department on commercials or short-term projects, thereby saving production costs. I've been a member of IATSE Local 480 since 2004. My experience includes all aspects from natural to high fashion. I am proficient in light F/X work such as bruises, cuts, wounds, and scars.


    I have several years of doing on-site and in-salon hair and makeup.


    I do makeup for special events, photo shoots, films, weddings, and engagement photos. I will come to you!


    I'm Tiffany. I have a creative mind and a wonderful imagination. I can turn the simplest thing into perfection. I have worked at nail salons doing nails. I have done hair (from simple curling to extravagant updos). I have 5 years of experience in putting makeup on others. If you need lashes, I'm your girl! I wear falsies everyday and take no time at all to put them on. I have planned a lot of events; from big events, like charity galas to smaller events, like birthday parties. I am not a professional, but I do know my way around getting deals and handling budgeting. Give me a try and I assure you that you won't regret!


    I am an esthetician. I do skincare facials and makeups. I can help you find the most effective regimen for your current skin care concerns.


    I do makeup for any events such as prom, weddings, parties, etc. I am certified and currently working for myself.

    • 17 years in business


    We capture every moment to make the memories last a life time. It's well said a picture is worth a thousand words, why not create a story with it?


    Hello. I've been in the business for six years now! Continuing education and loads of experience have provided me with a skill set and supply list that is insurmountable. My passion is beauty and the art of aesthetics. I provide both hair and makeup services, and I can't say I prefer one over the other because they are completely different mediums that coincide with each other beautifully. I can provide my services either at my private boutique, or I am open to travel. My goal as a stylist is to make your experience as a bride the day you've always dreamt of!


    Casa is a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist who specializes in ayurvedic facials and damage-free eyelash extensions. After graduating college with an associate of science, she attended the Aveda Institute and was introduced to ayurvedic facials and aromatherapy. Strongly believing in the importance of compassionate touch, she encourages everyone to experience the healing benefits of facials, including massage, in order to create a happier, healthier, more balanced lifestyle. She works closely with each client to correct the core issue and hand-pick treatment plans to create significant results that are lasting, and at times, life changing.


    I am in a boutique-chic salon setting, specializing in event hair and makeup mainly for weddings. Bridal parties are always welcome! Consultations are always free. I also provide services such as hair coloring, haircuts, waxing, and deep conditioning.


    I am a professional makeup Artist here in Albuquerque New Mexico. I am great at enhancing natural beauty.

    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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