Albany, NY145 Makeup Artists near you

Where do you need the makeup artist?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Albany Makeup Artists

Browse these makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Albany.

Top Pro
KPDCreative
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen F.
Verified review

Thumbtack came through for me by connecting me with makeup artist Kelli Desnoyers in Albany. She was highly accommodating and made it most convenient for me by coming to the hotel where I was staying and which also happened to be the location of the ball I was attending. Kelli was punctual and she came with her own makeup chair --- what a perfectionist! She spent some time asking me questions about the look I wanted to achieve. I asked for "soft and romantic" and she gave me my best version of me. I highly appreciated how she consulted with me and modified her creative process. We both had fun going through this. The best part is that I had the pleasure to experience this twice --- I asked Kelli to come again a few days later to help me with my make-up for a gala dinner and she made time for me after a busy day of providing make-up services for a wedding party. For this gala event, she created a totally different look. I was tentative in the beginning, but especially after seeing the photos, I realized that she had truly succeeded in creating the glamorous look I had requested. Thank you very much, Kelli.

Laurie Fischer
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shelia M.
Verified review

OH MY GOODNESS! I have absoloutky nothing bad to say about my wedding day makeup! I wanted a natural and sexy look and she did just that! I dont have a face that can handle alot of makeup, but she made me looks so glamorous and sexy! My bridesmaid and mothers looked great too! My step mom just couldnt stop talking about how good her makeup looked. She made them both look ten years younger. ALSO it rained and i bawled like a baby, and not a bit of my makeup smeared, or ran, or came off until i washed my face that night. It didnt transfer to my husbands shirt or anything like most makeup does. It literally looked just as perfect at midnight as it did at 3 when she did it. Also, she made us all feel so comfortable the whole time she was doing our makeup. She works fast, but her quality is far beyond anything ive ever seen! Thank you so much for being there on my special day!

Lari Manz Hair & Makeup
4.2
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

Lari and her assistant Taryn were absolutely fabulous! We had four people who needed hair and makeup done, of very differing complexions and hair types. Lari took the time to really come up with the perfect look for each of us. Both of them were very pleasant and professional, and the makeup looked great and stayed fresh the whole evening. Both were on time and ensured that everything was finished with plenty of time before the ceremony. The hair, though, was really the star of the show. I received so many compliments, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for helping make the big day go smoothly! I highly recommend Lari for weddings and other big events.

Kaked Up Couture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna P.
Verified review

Best experience ever!! I would highly recommend her!!

Ellie Bills Makeup
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anne H.
Verified review

On my 75th. birthday Ellie did my makeup for my birthday party. No one could believe my age after Ellie's expertise putting on my makeup. It made me feel like I was 55 instead of 75. Ellie certainly out did herself and I recommend her highly.

Flawless Memories
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen G.
Verified review

Flawless memories did an amazing job on my hair and makeup along with all of my bridesmaids. Which is a tough job because we all have different hair types from tight spiral curls to a poker straight hair. Annie made all of makeup look beautiful and she even did a great job including our flower girl in the day. I highly recommend Flawless Memories to everyone.

Harlequin Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 1 review
    Allie B.
    Verified review

    Very good service! Jen went above and beyond what I asked and I couldn't be happier!

    About

    I can create whatever look you are going for, from natural to edgy styles on the whole head. Yes ladies, I can style your hair too!

    About

    Been working in the makeup industry on and off since I was 19. Enjoy working weddings, birthdays any event as well as SFX makeup

    About

    We have ever thing you need here over 10,000 different makeups

    About

    I specialize in all types of makeup, including beauty, natural, avant garde, HD, bridals, proms as well as special effects (SFX) and face painting. Experienced in film and print work. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    About

    Flawless airbrush makeup for brides and their bridal party!

    About

    We do hair, nails, makeup, facials, massage, Botox fillers, and more. We are a full-service salon and spa. Send us a quote for more information.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    What makes my services stand out from other services is not only the quality of the work but the fact that every costumer walks away with exactly what they imagined if not better. I take consultations very serious and make sure nothing is done with out complete understanding from both sides. I also do not have a problem stating my professional opinion if I feel something you want is not possible with what we have to work with or if I feel like it would not properly suit you I will make you aware. With that being said if you still want what u had in mind i will do what is asked and not what i think should be done. I also am very versatile from working with different textures and skin tones, too a wide range of looks from natural, to avant-garde styles.

    About

    Kim Fay has been creating makeup for brides and their bridal party for many years! She formally worked in NYC in the beauty and fashion industry and was a professional print model for such designers as Gloria Vanderbilt, Evan and many others. It was there that she learned from professional makeup artists the tricks of the trade! She went on to be a fashion editor for international and now local magazines, always creating flawless looks for the camera. If you are looking for an artist with supreme skills at making you look your best on your special day, look no further than Kim Fay's Beautiful Brides and have an everlasting album showing the true beauty of your special day!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Doing makeovers is my specialty! I have a lot of experience doing makeup for special events like weddings, quinces and birthday parties. I've worked on all different skin type therefore do not fear I can take very good care of your skin during and after the makeover procedure. Along with makeup I also do hair. I currently focus on doing up do hairstyles for special events.

    About

    Jennifer has provided make-up and other beauty related services (Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends & the Look Good Feel Better Program thru the American Cancer Society) and support to various clients, brands, salons and spas for over ten years in the Upstate, NY area.

    About

    Hello, beautiful! I am a freelance makeup artist who provides professional and beautiful makeup artistry in the comfort of your home or the convenience of your event, on sight. I will come to you! I can be booked for proms, weddings, birthday parties, Sunday dinner, whatever suits your needs. I truly love what I do and meeting new people in the process.

    About

    I have 15 years in the beauty industry. I have a beautiful private room in Salon Meo. I offer makeup applications for every day and bridal parties. I am an Xtreme lash stylist and also offer full body waxing.

    About

    I am a hair designer and makeup consultant. I do great work, attending a lot of additional classes to better my business. I love people and love to make them look and feel good. I love being an artist; creation is my goal.

    About

    I am a makeup artist and a Paul Mitchell The School's graduate. I have 10 years in special FX makeup and 8 years in beauty makeup. I have availability to an airbrush machine for a wonderful, flawless finish.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for makeup artists in Albany

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

    Troy, NY

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      I am looking for someone to do my hair and make-up on-site for my wedding at the Franklin Square Inn in Troy NY . I would like prices for hair and make-up, travel fees, and the trial session. I would also like to know what type of make-up you use.

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Photo Shoot

    Waccabuc, NY

    • Event type
      Photoshoot
    • Number of people needing makeup
      3
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      Low budget photo shoot for website Mother and two teenage daughters
    • $218.75
      Average price

    Need a Hair and Makeup Artist

    Troy, NY

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      3
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      i am looking for hair and make up for my self as well as hair for my bridal party and make up for 2 in my bridal party
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.