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Elmira Makeup Artists

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  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia Harding Z.
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Anastacia did the makeup for my wedding in Ithaca, NY, on July 26, 2014. She made me look so beautiful! She gave me that smooth, flawless look and used colors that perfectly complemented my skin tone. I received many compliments the day of and from pictures. She used airbrush makeup, and the makeup stayed on and was very comfortable. She spent three hours doing makeup for two bridesmaids and me the morning of the wedding, but she did two trials ahead of time for me to ensure I got the look I wanted. I have skin sensitivities, and she was very attentive to them. She was always on time, never in a rush, patiently answered all of my questions, and really went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my makeup. Her rates are VERY reasonable, and working with her is a pleasure! She immediately put me at ease, and I felt like I had known her a long time even though we just met. She didn't meet my sister-in-law or future stepdaughter until the wedding day, but she did a fabulous job on their makeup. I highly recommend Anastacia!

Jennifer Barnaby Makeup
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Franc R.
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She was very nice..We had a great time and she did a great job..Definitely knows what she is doing..Would hire again..I couldn't believe how she transformed me..Thanks Jenn

ShuShu Vaughn
from 3 reviews
    Lindsay Kate B.
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    ShuShu did both my hair and makeup for my Masters Vocal Recital in May of 2016. She was very accomadating, bringing her kit and materials to the venue of my recital and working with me to achieve the look that I wanted. ShuShu was able to give me a professional quality, star status look and I'm so grateful that we were able to work together. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for a flawless face for their special occasion.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Thomas C.
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    Service was professional, thorough, high quality and delivered with care, consideration, and sincere enthusiasm. 1st rate.

    Makeup by Katelyn
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rachelle S.
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    She did an awesome job on my hair and makeup I definitely would recommend her to people she's awesome I couldnt have picked anyone better

    • 10 years in business

    Born and raised in Binghamton, NY, Annie's passion for art began at home. Among a family of artists, creativity and artistry were a part of Annie's life from the very beginning. She drew special inspiration from the artwork of her mother and grandmother. At the age of fifteen, Annie got involved with the local theater scene, performing in productions throughout Broome County. When not onstage, she was behind the scenes doing makeup and costume design. Today, Annie continues to perform and stay involved in costume and makeup design for productions all over the tri-cities area. Annie's passion for makeup continued to develop when she began working for Clinique and Estee Lauder. Her work with the cosmetic companies drove her to attend the Aesthetics Science Institute where she received her NY State Aesthetics License in 2009. Upon graduation, she began her professional career as an aesthetician and makeup artist at White Rose Day Spa where she worked until 2012. Annie then went on to work as an aesthetician at The Spa at Traditions where she continues to work today. Additionally, Annie makes herself available to do makeup on a freelance basis and provide on location services for headshots, weddings, editorials, television and film, commercials, special events and more!

    • 8 years in business

    I have experience in makeup and skincare, which gives me an advantage to make sure that the products are going to work the best for my clients.

    • 4 years in business

    I am really trying to get my name out there. I have a Facebook page; it's called Beauty by Tia. I'm in pursuit of my makeup artistry license. Right now, I'm freelancing to get my name and talent out! I have done two weddings, and I am currently getting appointments for more weddings this summer. I have also been asked to do makeup at the next 3 figure and body building competitions, both in and out of town. I recently did one girl for her prom, and she was extremely happy with my work. It is my lifelong dream to pursue a career in makeup artistry.


    I am very flexible and will do what ever it is you like . I am very diverse in makeup styles and can achieve any look you look . I can give you a very subtle look or a dramatic celebrity look . Email at Krystalsjobs yahoo


    I am a self-taught freelance makeup artist based in the southern tier of NY. I offer my skills to comply with your individual beauty using intricate application techniques to bring your vision to life. I use only quality and high-end cosmetics and practice routine sanitation on all products and tools. I'm constantly thriving to learn and prosper. I have approximately one year of experience and have more recently been accepted as a Motives Cosmetics pro artist. I'm looking forward to incorporating this in my work soon! My specialty is beauty/fashion makeup. I have provided services for weddings, photo shoots, fashion shows, proms/dances, parties and nights out. I travel to you. If the location is farther than a 30-minute travel, a fee will be added. Please visit my Facebook page, "Glamoriss Makeup", to view my work. My Instagram account is @glamoriss xo.


    I do makeup and hair for different events, occasions, and photo shoots. My skills include haircutting, styling, chemical services, beauty and fashion makeup, as well as special effects makeup.


    I am a down to earth person who enjoys greatly what I do.

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am very detail oriented. The most important thing to me is to follow through on what the customer actually needs and do it. It means that I teach someone how to take care of their skin care and cosmetic needs on their budget, and also create a look that the bride is comfortable with and feels that it represents her the most!


    I do hairstyling, cutting, color, waxing, and makeup. I have had my cosmetology license for 14 years. I went to Make-Up Designory (MUD) school in Burbank, CA.


    I provide makeup artist services including bridal, prom, photo shoots, and special occasions. Makeup is my passion, and I strive for nothing less than perfection!


    The best thing about us is we play anything from country to alternative rock. We are very friendly and love to perform. And I also do makeup. I do beauty makeup and I also do FX makeup.


    I am a makeup artist with 20 years of experience. I have worked with all sorts of people in all sorts of settings. I am looking forward to hearing from you.


    I listen to what my costumers want. I ask a lot of questions to make sure you leave happy. My looks are not over done and don't leave you looking like a completely different person.


    I offer makeup artistry for any event, i.e., weddings, photographs, proms, etc. All makeup products and tools are provided by me.


    I am a self-taught makeup artist. I do wedding, proms, birthdays, or any special occasion. If you want it, I'll do it!


    My work speaks for itself, it needs no title. I love everything about what I do, I'm a perfectionist and put my passion in each and every client that sits in my chair! Hair and Makeup is my Passion and I pass that on to my clients, making them feel the best that they have ever looked!

    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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    Need a Makeup Artist

    Rochester, NY

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      I am looking for a very dramatic Classic Pin Up Girl look. Need perfection for eyes and smooth finish makeup for Woman of color. Medium to Light deep tan skin color. LGBT Friendly!

    Need a Makeup Artist

    Webster, NY

    • Event type
      Other (In store retail makeover event)
    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • Details
      Wegman's Eastway Beauty/Makeover event. Makeup artist needed for mini makoever in the dept on May 4th, 10:30-3 PM
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