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New York Prom 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
Meaghen G.
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Vesta is amazing. My makeup artist cancelled a couple days before the wedding and I'm so happy Vesta was available. She really listens to what you want and doesn't cake on product like many other makeup artists, and it will last all night. I also had her do my hair and it was perfect and secure all night. I bought the wrong kind of extensions and instead of letting them go to waste vesta was able to use them to give my hair more body. I cannot say enough great things about her. Book 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
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Maria C.
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Tatiana is an awesome makeup & hair artist. On the day of my Wedding, she came on time and ready to work. She is very polite and listens to you with patience to give you the look that you want. She also gives you recommendations to make you look even better. I was very happy with the end result. I will definitely keep using Tatiana in the future. Thank you Tatiana!

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On Point Beauty by SRCfaces
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexandra B.
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My mom and I were looking for someone that could do my makeup for prom. Multiple of my mom's friends suggested we contact Ms. Sharon. We talked about what kind of look I was going for, I sent her some pictures and ideas of makeup I liked. She was extremely friendly and professional. She brought all of her makeup kits and even set up a light. I felt like a princess! The makeup came out exactly how I wanted. She even gave me some lipstick to use if it came off during my night out. It was my first time getting my makeup done and Ms. Sharon is definitely outstanding.

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Mallory Cosmetics
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Chloe Z.
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Mallory did my makeup for my senior prom and she did an amazing job. She travelled to my house for both a trial session and the day of my event which was incredibly helpful. The makeup look lasted all night and I absolutely loved it. If you need a makeup artist for literally anything, I would recommend Mallory!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Jessica H.
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Sarah did my makeup for prom and she did an incredible job, everyone loved it! She's great to work with as she is very organized and professional. I don't wear makeup and so when Sarah was going step by step as to what she was applying next and why it was very informative and overall made the experience all that much better. She's very talented and goes above and beyond!

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Faces by Aimee
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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Aimee did an amazing job on my make-up! She was professional, courteous, and highly skilled. Her studio was clean and well equipped with MANY products. She was friendly and best of all made our session fun!

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danymakeup
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Lauren B.
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I reached out to Clarissa to do my makeup for prom and she was amazing. She travelled to me and arrived on time. I was completely in love with my makeup. She worked quickly but carefully to make everything perfect. I wasn't sure what look I wanted to go for at first but she gave me her recommendation and it turned out to be amazing!! She was able to completely transform me for my prom and I would highly recommend her.

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CmodeBeauty
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia B.
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I was given the name of these ladies as a referral from our makeup artist and oh man were they incredible!! They did the hair of 8 girls the morning of my wedding, and everyone looked soooo beautiful! - They were so personable and were so fun to hang out with the morning of the wedding. They did incredible work on our hair - and i was so worried my curls were going to go flat (as they usually do whenever my hair is done) and they held PERFECTLY well into the next day. My bridal party still talks about how wonderful they were, and even went as far as to helping my guys pin flowers to their jackets since they weren't sure how to. They were so much fun and everything looked so great! thank you sooo much for your help and love!! Trish & Ari Palomino

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100% Cashmeir
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Kathryn T.
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Angela was my hair/makeup artist for my wedding on 09/08/17. She was absolutely fabulous! I decided to have a trial run two weeks before the big day, and she captured the exact look I was wanting. My guests were in awe over the makeup and hair style she created. I will definitely reach out to her for any upcoming events!

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BeautyCall Glam
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa W.
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Mahira did an amazing job with mine and my mothers makeup for my wedding. She also did my hair and when I requested few little changes she was super easy to work with and made sure it’s the look I wanted to achieve!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Noreen M.
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I had such amazing makeup for prom! I definatley recommend her and she made sure I was comfortable with everything. It took about 2 hours and everything was just on point. The price was such a good price and there was no flaw whatsoever in my makeup. She has such an amazing personality so I really recommend her.

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Lugo Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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
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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
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Suzy R.
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Kat was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, and extremely personable. She was one of the first makeup artists that I truly listened to me and executed my desired look down to a T. She spent an entire hour doing my makeup and making sure that it was perfect, and all for a great price. I highly recommend Kat, and I will be using her for all my upcoming events and makeup needs.

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PentMakeup
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Ana C.
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Pent is an amazing artist! She was very punctual and professional. She made sure my mother and I were comfortable during our trial. For someone who does not wear makeup everyday, her makeup was not heavy on the face or caked on. It looked very natural. She encouraged us to give our thoughts on if the makeup she was creating on our faces were going in the direction of what we wanted. I recommend grabbing her as a makeup artist for any event or occasion you need to get glam for.

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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.

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