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Rochester Wedding Makeup Artists

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Beautiful Moments
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy R.
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The ladies at Beautiful Moments were wonderful to work with! Cassie and Bailly accommodated day-of requests and did a beautiful job on hair and makeup. Tracy was always a text away if I had any questions throughout the process. They are great if you want hair and makeup to come to you on your wedding day 😎

JM Makeup and Bridal
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia V.
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Justine is doing my wedding makeup and is extremely helpful and fun! Not only is she an expert at what she does but she does it with fun, laughter and happiness! She has done my make up before and there is no one I would trust other than her!

Bridal Biz Beauty
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi F.
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Linda styled my hair and did my makeup for my wedding! I asked her to do my hair the day of the wedding as I have trusted her for years as my stylist. She made me feel calm, beautiful and I don't trust just anyone to do my makeup; she made my face look flawless and natural:-)) She came to my neighbor's house (all the way across town) and made me look fantastic for my special day!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby H.
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Makenzie did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. Absolutely no complaints- she made sure everything was perfect!

Chelse E. Makeup Artistry
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Betsy D.
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Chelse did the makeup for a wedding I was in and we all looked stunning thanks to her. She knows the best look for your skin and eyes, creating a natural look while emphasizing your best features. I especially like her attention to detail with wedding photography. You may have a look you like to stick to, and she will accommodate, but she will advise the best look for photos so that you look naturally flawless on film. I now gift her services to every bride I know and everyone raves about her. Bonus: her knowledge and techniques are both classic & cutting-edge, and she's just a cool chick, plain and simple.

Genevieve Make Up Artistry
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn G.
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First off Gen is a doll. She is very friendly and accomodating. She is professional and really knows her stuff! She does a beautiful job With makeup! She is flexible and will do anything you want her to. The other thing I love is that She has her own line of foundation. She mixes it to match your color perfectly. Plus she can make it with components you need for your specific skin type. I can't say enough about Gen! Love Her!

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

Ulta Beauty
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Barb C.
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Christie has been absolutely amazing with my bridal process! She is so fun, knowledgeable and willing to work with whatever it is you want. She has transformed me into being so confident on my wedding day. She is willing to try new things and I highly recommend her for your special day. I have used her for makeup consultation, waxing, tanning and skincare. I would also recommend her for your normal daily needs as well. She is someone that I will continue to drive to after my wedding to receive her services.

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

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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I do special effects makeup for Halloween. I'm just trying to get going. I need a few practice so I can get my portfolio up and running.


    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.

    • 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 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


    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!


    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).

    • 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.


    I offer beautiful and professional makeup for weddings, proms, formals, special events and more. Book an appointment or consultation today!

    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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