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Beautiful Moments
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 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!

Beauty by Juli
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen K.
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Juli was wonderful! My day was off schedule but she never batted an eye and got all of my girls makeup done in a timely matter. She did such anot amazing job that she even took on a couple of extra bridesmaids that didn't sign up previously because they had already had bad experiences with makeup artists. Her work was exceptional and I highly recommend her!

Colour Me Pretty
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
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Shannon provided makeup services on my wedding day for me and my bridal party of 5. Every one of us looked absolutely stunning! She is extremely talented, professional, knowledgable and FUN! Her services come highly recommended for anyone who needs makeup for prom, wedding, photo shoots or any special occasion.

Chelse E. Makeup Artistry
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Wendi T.
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Chelse did my daughter's makeup for her prom - she looked exquisite. She was not overdone, she looked like a sophisticated young lady. And she taught her how to apply every day makeup (and I learned, as well!) so that it's clean, subtle, and a nice enhancement to her existing beauty!

Morgan Kelly Beauty
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emerie G.
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Morgan Kelly has done my makeup for years! She did my prom makeup, which was more then I could have imagined, she did my makeup for graduation, and she even traveled to do my makeup for my first big City audition for Disney. She works with your schedule and her prices are amazing for the amount of work she does! Could not ask for a better makeup artist!

Megan Loria
from 4 reviews
    Linda A.
    Verified review

    I've worked with Megan as a skincare professional, as well as had her perform facials and apply makeup for me for television interviews. I have been involved with many weddings at which she was the lead makeup artist and her work is amazing. She uses quality products that are perfect for my sensitive skin. As someone who isn't usually comfortable wearing makeup or applying it myself, I trust Megan to make me look beautiful while still making me look like me!

    Makeup By Laura
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 15 hires on Thumbtack
    Justine M.
    Verified review

    Laura did a phenominial job with my makeup! I felt like a beauty queen for the night. She knows how to highlight your face and bring out the most beautiful you!

    Dorina Ajazi
    from 2 reviews
      Angie H.
      Verified review

      Amazing service, she's very nice, very professional and i had a great experience modeling for her. My make up looked and stayed on point all day. definitely recommend! Best makeup artist i been, hands down.

      Liz Lemmer Designs
      from 1 review
        Korie B.
        Verified review

        Liz is fantastic. I was so excited to share my stylist with my sister-in-law for her wedding. Liz arrived ready work, early, even though she was traveling a distance to see us. She had four girls with all different hair lengths and types to work with and who all wanted very different styles. We shared pictures and Liz was confident with her ability to make it happen for each of us - and she delivered. We had an additional challenge - the mother of the bride decided last minute to have her hair done also, and she's always very fussy about her hair so she was a challenge. Liz found out about mom and how she normally wore her hair to make sure that mom would feel comfortable. All around Liz did an amazing job and everyone looked great. I can't thank Liz enough for the amazing work she did.

        Rachel's Makeup Artistry
        from 1 review
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Ariana V.
        Verified review

        She was so nice and did an AMAZING job on my makeup for prom. I highly recommend going to her and i would definitely go to her again.


        The attention to detail and the ability to provide a relaxing experience. I also include a mini facial (cleanse, tone and moisturize) before makeup application.


        I am a freelance makeup artist who is specializing in making your inner beauty become your exterior! See you soon!


        I provide full service hair and makeup on the go for wedding parties, proms or just wanting a night out on the town. I have been a hair designer/makeup artist for 16 years. Specializing in event hair and makeup. I've also worked in the theater, opera mostly, as hair and makeup coordinator. Making people look their best is my passion

        • 9 years in business

        I am a makeup artist and hairstylist with five years of experience. I specialize in bridal and special occasion work as well as high-definition makeup for photography and film. I've worked on numerous photo shoots as well as in Rochester Fashion Week.


        I am a Rochester based makeup artist and product educator. I have been in cosmetics for five years, and I'm always accepting new clientele.


        Hello, I'm Nina. I have just received my cosmetology license. I can do many different makeup looks and hairstyles for any event.


        We have partnered together, two New York State licensed professionals, to help you look and feel your very best on your special day! We offer on-site beauty services including hair and makeup applications (bridal and special occasion).

        • 14 years in business

        I service proms, weddings, or a night out on the town. I can do it all. I also teach women how to apply makeup and get the looks they want even when I am not there. I travel to you with clean supplies and great attitude.


        I provide makeup and skin care services and expertise. I have a wide and dynamic knowledge of the beauty industry with years of experience.


        • 7 years in business

        If you want flawless, professional makeup that will last all day and photograph like a dream - Makeup by Tierney is right choice for you! Tierney has years of experience working with brides and is able to execute a look that will suit each individuals unique beauty and vision. She spends time getting to know her clients and the beauty look they want to achieve. The bride is photographed ten times more than anyone else on their wedding day. Tierney understands this and comes fully equipped with HD quality makeup, including airbrush. As a licensed Esthetician she also qualified to offer skin care advice and has the knowledge of how to cover acne and what products to use for sensitive skin. You've spent hours creating your dream wedding, don't leave your wedding day beauty look to chance! Her pricing is reasonable and custom packages can be created to suite your needs. Just reach out for a quote and start the conversation. EDUCATION | Educated at Continental School of Beauty Culture, Tierney is fully trained in all fields of Aesthetics and Makeup Artistry including Airbrush, Application of False Lashes, Spray Tanning, Facials, Waxing, and Body Treatments. Her clients include makeup giants, it Cosmetics, Juice Beauty, Mineral Fusion and more. She has worked with all ages and skin types.

        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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