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Long Island City Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Vesta
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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Vesta is an amazing makeup artists! She made me, my mother, sister and best friend look absolutely stunning for my wedding! Everyone complimented how good we looked all night long and in the photos. She really listens to what you want and knows how to accentuate your features and make you look flawless. She has a great attitude, is patient and has a great way of calming jittery bridal nerves while making you look gorgeous. I highly recommend her!

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The Art of Ochanya
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Christiana M.
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Sarah's work is exceptional and flawless, which were the commentaries that resulted from my look at my brother's wedding. She is professional,timely and organized. Sarah has been doing my hair (weaves: sew-in and wigs, braids) and makeup for the past 3 years in regards to all major events in my life. I have recommended colleagues, family members,and friends to her just by the look of her final masterpiece, which speaks for itself. She is a wonderful and talented makeup artists, who is also personable, accommodating, and pleasant to be around.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marylou T.
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This is the first time I have ever had a make up artist do my make up, and I really enjoyed the experience. She was very professional and punctual. I loved my makeup. My makeup lasted all day. She even gave me some tips/advice about how to do my hair since it was raining. (Hired for makeup only). Thank you, Tatiana.

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On Point Beauty by SRCfaces
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina L.
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Sharon and her crew did an amazing job with myself and my bridal party. Although the timing of the day was affected due to the amount of time spent on each person, they took their time on each person and everyone came out beautiful and flawless. Each of my bridesmaids had completely different skin tones and looks and the makeup artists were able make everyone look fabulous. After working with artists in the past, I appreciated how much time Sharon spent with me during my trial to get my look perfect. She is very patient and truly a perfectionist. She does an amazing job and her prices are very reasonable. I would definitely hire her again.

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Mallory Cosmetics
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana R.
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Mallory is the best. I've had my makeup done a number of times by makeup artists, some good and some bad, but none ever this awesome. I mean it, the whole experience from start to finish was superb. Mallory really knew what she was doing and her prices are fair. She accommodated my changing schedule and never made me feel like I was a pain in the butt. She was on time and made my experience very relaxing. The next special event I have, she is the one I will be calling first. Thanks Mallory!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I am pleased to recommend Remi Odunsi as an outstanding Hair and Makeup Artist. Remi is responsive, articulate, and meticulous; not only that, she brings fun energy to the table which makes her an overall pleasure to work with – a consummate pro that will make you look fantastic.

Sarah Jeanne Makeup Artistry
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jaclyn F.
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Sarah was exceptional! I am so thankful I found her on thumbtack as I am new to the Jersey City area and all my referrals from friends weren't willing to travel or they were much too expensive. I do not have a car and therefore Sarah traveled to me for the trial and the wedding and went above an beyond her duties as a makeup artist. She is kind, playful and has an amazing energy to make the whole bridal party feel and look beautiful. I was extremely pleased with my makeup and it's longevity and the women all looked stunning. Sarah was a true joy to work with and I know I will hire her again either personally or professionally down the road.

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danymakeup
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jhoana S.
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Daniela’s makeup was stunning and me and my 2 friends all got compliments. She did a really good job on all three of us for our prom and the makeup stayed on all night. Daniela was on time and answered all of my questions beforehand, prom wouldn’t have been the same without her doing our makeup.

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Makeup by Clarissa
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine L.
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I truly had an awesome experience with my makeup artist. She was on time, friendly and patient with me even though I was under a lot of stress for my wedding. When I didn't know the style of makeup I wanted, she told me to relax and that I was going to be a beautiful bride. I trusted her and believe me, she did an awesome job. The details of the makeup was immaculate. My makeup stayed perfect all day and had no worries. She made me look and feel so gorgeous as well as my bridesmaids and maid of honor on my special day. For that I am truly grateful that I chose her as my makeup artist. She is extremely talented and I highly recommend her.

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CmodeBeauty
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
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I had the best experience with these lovely ladies. From beginning to end I laughed and felt beautiful the whole time. They are very talented makeup artist and amazing hair stylist. These ladies are my new go to beauty professionals.

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100% Cashmeir
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayanna C.
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Having Cashmeir as your makeup artist is not just a service, it is an experience. Personable, creative, meticulous and a master she takes makeup artistry to a different level. She has the ability of accenting beauty without taking away from the natural beauty of her client. She made me feel and look like a queen. Truly an unforgettable experience.

Angela Boswell HMUA
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lidia S.
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Angela is an absolute delight to work with and her work speaks for itself. Besides being a killer makeup artist, she always brings a positive attitude into the room, is super professional and handles all her clientele with precision and care. Highly recommended!

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BeautyCall Glam
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sky P.
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Mahira is a phenomenal makeup artist. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is seeking a professional for any occasion. She will take all the time needed to make you look perfect, I left out of her studio feeling the most confident I have ever been in my life. I felt like a walking Goddess. And because she uses high quality makeup... I was able to be a Goddess for the entire night; I even went to sleep and woke up without a smudge!!! I would definitely use her services again."

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  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam L.
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Dianelle is absolutely amazing. She did my makeup for my baby shower and Dianelle exceeded my expectations. Dianelle is professional, patient and personable. I’m really happy that she was able to do my makeup and pleased that I made a new friend xoxoxoxo

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Lugo Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaleigh O.
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Candace is one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever worked with! She was able to create any look I was going for and is super talented. The makeup lasted for the entire day without needing to be touched up and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined! I would highly recommend her!

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Danimara Makeup
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shira N.
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So patient and pays attention to detail. I used many makeup artists before but none as good as Danielle. Truly the best.

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Christina de León Beauty
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Couldn't have picked a better makeup artist for my Daughter's Communion. Christina was absolutely wonderful to work with - talented, professional, responsive, fun and easy-going! She was also extremely flexible and responsive as I confirmed my time schedule, allowing me to adjust as necessary. When I sat down to get my makeup done, she put me completely at ease - we laughed and chatted the entire time. She knew exactly what I wanted and nailed it! I would highly recommend her. Thank you, Christina for making me look and feel absolutely beautiful. ~Amy

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Kat
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
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Kat was amazing! She asked two questions do you want soft make up or dramatic and then she was off doing her thing. She did the bride and my makeup and both were beautifully done. I was especially impressed with her tools she is extremely professional and patient. She travels with own lighting as well as professional camera for her portfolio (I have seen some makeup artists just use cell phones) this may not be a big thing but it let me know she is very serious about what she does. I normally visit the MAC counter for special occasions but I will be calling Kat again for all future engagements. If I could give her 6 stars I would. Definitely give Kat a try you will not regret it.

DorothyB MUA
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Purva T.
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Dorothy did my makeup and hair on two occasions.The makeup lasted for whole evening without getting cakey. The Smokey eyes looked stunning. She specializes in making you look naturally beautiful which was a huge relief for me since I don't typically wear much makeup. Highly highly recommend Dorothy as a makeup artist to make you look glammed up.

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PentMakeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janey T.
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As a former painter, Pent has an artists exacting knowledge of color. This puts her work far above that of the normal makeup artist. In my case she was able to identify an almost undetectable orange cast to the base I was using and switch me to another product that made a visible difference. Her subtlety is her strength.

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Plush Artistry LLC New York
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rose F.
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I had my makeup done by Juliane, she was amazing! Super professional and ponctual. I am really glad I found the plush website, saved me when my makeup artist cancelled last minute! Would definitely recommend.

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

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Need makeup artistry lessons

New York, NY

  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Area(s) of interest
    Fashion makeup
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference(s)
    Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time preference(s)
    Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    beauty journalist looking to learn - seeking one day lesson
  • $100
    Average price

Need an Event Hair and Makeup Artist

Long Island City, NY

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding )
  • Hair and makeup services required
    Both hair and makeup
  • Additional hair and makeup services required
    Fake lashes: Yes, Airbrush: No, Hair extensions: No, Hair weave: No, Custom hair pieces: No, Tattoo Covering: No
  • Hair length at time of event
    Long (below your shoulder)
  • Makeup style
    Not applicable: No, Natural and clean: No, Glamorous and bold: Yes, Romantic and soft: No, Gentle glow: Yes, Smokey eyes: No, Bold lips: No, As recommended by professional: No
  • Number of people needing hair styling and makeup
    1
  • Details
    the wedding is Mardi Gras masquerade theme so will be wearing a venetian style mask on and off
  • $143.75
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Long Island City, NY

  • Event type
    Other (wedding)
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (lashes)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    4
  • Details
    Need hairstyling also
  • $201.25
    Average price
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