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Beautiful Moments
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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Tracy and her makeup artist Brandi were phenomenal! From the trial to the wedding day, they were perfect. They took all of our suggestions and visions and brought them to life. They are sweet and kind and very pleasant. It was nice having them come to us to our hotel when we got ready. They were very punctual for the trial run and most importantly the wedding day! They catered to all the needs of the girls having services done. They were not pushy or rude.your wedding day should be the most special day and Tracy and her team completed it! I would highly recommend them! Great pricing and service! 5 stars for sure!

Pamela Payne
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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Pam was truly amazing makeup artist. I felt like a celebrity with her following me around for my wedding touching me up as I kept crying due to such an emotional day. She did a amazing job on me and my girls. I loved her and would highly recommended her for anything you may need makeup done for.

Colour Me Pretty
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa M.
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Shannon is a personal favorite! She came to my rescue after my makeup artist canceled a few weeks before my wedding. She made things painless and was quick to move things around so she could help me in my time of need! Every interaction with Shannon was a good one. Not only is she a great person, but she made me feel like I was a celebrity. She came to our hotel with her amazing array of products. I gave her a picture of what I wanted and it turned out PERFECT. She is amazing and I am using her for future weddings that I will be a brides maid in. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER

Makeup By Kelsey Jean
5.0
from 9 reviews
    Heather C.
    Verified review

    I had my makeup done by Kelsey for a wedding. I have used other makeup artists in the past and found myself whipeing it off because it was so much more makeup than I was used to wearing and I didn’t even look like myself. Kelsey did an awesome job as evidenced by the many complements I received during the wedding reception (and it looked natural)! I wish I could have her apply my makeup everyday!!!

    On Location Make Up
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Debby G.
    Verified review

    Ashley was very good. She arrived early by a few minutes which was good. Makeup looked great and lasted all day and through the evening, a few minor changes but overall very happy.

    Elite Solutions
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cheryl M.
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    Hazel is a wonderful make up artist. She knows her cosmetics and how to apply them. I have worked with her a few times and she is very nice and professional. I would recommend her!!

    Jenelle M.
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    Stefanie did an AMAZING job on my makeup for my wedding. I received a multitude of compliments that day and I would HIGHLY recommend hiring her to enhance your beauty!

    Make up by Gaby Fagant
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    Hope F.
    Verified review

    Gaby is extremely knowledgeable, talented and friendly. She takes her time making sure colors are right for you, and explains what she is doing and why as she takes you through cleansing your skin to the final brush of blush to your cheeks! Gaby totally changed how I prepare my skin and apply my makeup. She is a true artist!

    Beautiful Faces by Susan
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    About

    Hello. I have been in the beauty business for about 30 years; styling hair and applying makeup for brides, models and every age of women and men even children. I was a previously a salon owner of 9 years of Expressions Salon Inc., where everything was performed: hair, nails, skincare, makeup, pedicures and massage. It was a successful business for all the years I owned it. I would be delighted to make your day special and I am reasonably priced, as well! Please call me at your convenience, setting up weddings 6 months ahead. Thank you and I hope to meet you soon! Yours very truly, Susan C. Ryan

    • 5 years in business
    About

    My name is Gazell Brown. I've been a makeup artist for the last 10 years, and I started my company, called Eclectic Allure, in 2013. We are a traveling makeup company, and we travel to any location to make you look and feel special on your special day or for any special occasions you need us for. Also available upon request is our glam squad for hair and makeup.

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    I personally have been a makeup artist since 1996. I have worked on film and television sets in Los Angeles and studied with the best artists around. I pride myself on being educated on all styles of makeup and go for continuous education for all beauty techniques offered.

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    I am a NYS licensed Esthetician and Nail Technition, with over 10 years of experience. I specialize in wedding or special event makeup, spray tanning, facials, and nail care.

    • 10 years in business
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    We offer customized cosmetics that are matched on the spot to your skin. We're offering mineral powders, blushes and tinted moisturizers. We offer event makeup and application lessons as well.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I have always the love for the arts, beauty and expression. I have traveled from New York down to Orlando, Florida and back working with theatrical productions, model/talent agencies and photographers. My services include airbrush makeup, makeup lessons, individual and strip eyelashes, facials, body treatments, chemical peels and face and body waxing. I am passionate about helping people to portray themselves and feel beautiful inside and out!

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    I am a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. I am familiar with all the latest makeup trends and able to create the perfect look for you!

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    I am a passionate makeup artist, and I love to enhance women's beauty. I am airbrush certified. I use only HD makeup for photography. I specialize in makeup but am a licensed cosmetologist, and I love doing hair as well. I have been in the industry for over 10 years now.

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    I don't have a business; however, I have done and still do makeup for many people for weddings, proms, etc., as I am very good at applying makeup. I have excellent skills at the art of makeup. Let's do a meet and greet.

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    Samantha Michelle is a makeup artist in Buffalo, NY who combines the latest trends in makeup application to provide you with a look that is uniquely you. We specialize in everything, from bridal makeup and one-on-one classes to personalized makeup shopping consultations. Call or visit us online for more information.

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    I am a freelance makeup artist. I will enhance your inner beauty. I am a traveling MUA who enjoys sharing her beauty tips to help others.

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    I have been a makeup artist for over 18 years. Makeup has been a passion of mine since I can remember. Beauty is created by the tip of a brush.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 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.

    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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