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Gresham Black Makeup Artists

Browse these black makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gresham.

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VAMP Beauty
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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I was hesitant to hire a makeup artist for a full day of photo sessions without meeting her first, but it turns out my anxiety was completely unnecessary! Chelsea did a phenomenal job on every single client, including one who does hair and makeup professionally herself and couldn't stop talking about how much she loved her hair and makeup. We will definitely look forward to using her again!

from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Michel C.
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I know that I'm not a makeup artist, and I only can judge. Actually I love your makeup, but it's all about you, sister. Don't too hurry to finish for a contribute job. For sure I really love your makeup!

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Eye Shine Beauty
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clarice R.
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Christina is amazing! She did my makeup for a little photoshoot. She was extremely nice and she made me look beautiful! I would recommend her for anyone that wants their makeup done. Christina is one of the best makeup artists and knows what she is doing!

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NeverBland Beauty
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole E. G.
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Tara did my cut, toner, style, and makeup for a special event. I was totally happy with the results. She talked me through everything she was thinking before doing it and if I wanted something else she accommodated me. My hairstyle and makeup were on point and I felt great at my event. I've already hired her again and I'm sure it will for future events!

Momtazi Makeup
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Evan A.
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Mitra did an amazing job on some makeup work for myself and my girlfriend for Halloween. "Makeup work" doesn't quite do it justice, as she essentially transformed us into the perfect pop art characters. She's fantastic at what she does, efficient, professional, and a personally sweet person!

  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia M.
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Jamie did makeup and hair for my wedding! She was lovely and kind, patient and friendly. I don't wear much makeup regularly, so I wanted a bright and natural look. She listened to all of my concerns and did a wonderful job. She also makes her own makeup line, which was very good on my skin. I fell asleep without washing my face and there were no breakouts! Even in the 95 degree heat and an outdoor wedding, her hair and makeup held up wonderfully :) If you want a great listener and professional artist, Jamie is the one.

Skin by Beth Ann Warren
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
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Beth did an amazing job on my wedding makeup. I've been to a lot of weddings as a bridesmaid or just as a guest for friends and family and had my makeup done by a lot of different artists, but Beth was by far the best. Her attention to detail is really what caught the eye. I loved that the makeup she did was subtle, and not over the top which is much easier to do. Subtle and beautiful. I would happily recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding makeup artist!

  • 25 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie K.
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I had initially done a trial with Claire in which I wanted very natural looking makeup, then I went home and took pictures and decided I wanted to slightly glam that version up and Claire was fine with the last minute change. Additionally, my mother in law also decided that she would like her makeup done and Claire was able to add her as well, which was really nice. Also, she was able to recommend a product for me that seems really great. She was nice to work with and on a strange side note- her makeup smelled great. LOL.

from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexandra R.
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I had an amazing experience with CruBeauty. She was attentive, she was fun, she was everything I was hoping for in a makeup artist. I normally do my own makeup so I was super hesitant to let someone else do it, but Cristina made me feel so comfortable it was like she was the one doing my makeup all along! I wouldn’t even consider anyone else when I have someone I can trust 100% now. HIGHLY recommend.

Rene's Makeup Artistry
from 2 reviews
    Jessica F.
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    Rene has done my makeup on three separate occasions, and I've been very happy with the results each time! She can do dramatic makeup, but can also do a more natural look (but the best version of natural). She is good about listening to what a client wants, and really is an artist. I would wholeheartedly recommend her!

    CM Artistry
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Dot W.
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    You will have the best experience working with Christie! Hands down, she is one of the most talented Makeup Artists in the Pacific Northwest. Christie has spent years training with CHANEL, Laura Mercier and making countless brides look beautiful. She has a natural ability in choosing complimentary colors coupled with perfect application technique which is flawless. She is also a wiz with false eyelashes. Everyone who leaves her chair looks stunning. The added bonus -- Christie is professional, smart and very sweet. I highly recommend CM Artistry!

    • 9 years in business

    I live to braid and anything you find on google I possibly can do

    • 24 years in business

    I am a makeup artist available for weddings, special events, photography, fashion shows, theater and film. I also conduct makeup workshops and lessons.


    I'm a seasoned makeup artist and Esthetician who travels to you and provides great service with the industry's top products. For more information, see my website


    I have been a makeup artist for over 5 years now and love it! I am incredibly passionate about art and really enjoy being able to make my clients love themselves and happy with their appearance.

    • 13 years in business

    Terri Lodge of Blush Premier Makeup Artists has over 16 years of experience in doing impeccable makeup and has become one of the most sought after MUAs in the Pacific Northwest. Her experience includes film, television, and print, as well as editorial, runway, fashion, and special occasion makeup. Terri is the key makeup artist for local celebrities and has been a repeated on air guest for nationally-televised Better TV. Her print work has been featured in Signature Los Angeles, Women's Wear Daily, Body and Soul, and Italian Book Moda. Her TV/film/on-camera experience includes ABC, NBC, TNT, KATU, and KPTV. Known for her effortless beauty makeup, Terri's passion is to emphasize each person's individual and unique beauty and to create living works of art. Blush Premier creates beauty.


    I provide wedding makeup, senior portraits, etc. My goal is to help bring out your natural beauty on your special day. I've been doing makeup for 10 years, and I love what I do!

    • 7 years in business

    Hello and welcome! I'm so excited to share my story and passion with you. I began my career in beauty unexpectedly seven years ago working with industry-leading brands like Smashbox, Christian Dior, and MAC. The world of cosmetics challenged me and intrigued me, and the more I learned, the deeper I loved my work and the further I chased my beauty education. I sought out the world's most renowned artists to learn from and guide me. My passion stemmed not from the glitter and the gloss (although those are loads of fun!) but from the smiles and tears from my lovely clients. The makeup experience is deeply personal and intimate, each client comes to me with their own insecurities and hopes, and I take so much pride in my ability to bring my expertise in harmony with your vision to create artful and customized beauty. I enjoy the versatility in my work, whether it's pampering a bride on her most memorable day, or working with a team of creatives to breathe life into their art. It is a blessing to love what I do, and I truly can't wait to work with you!

    • 21 years in business

    I am a licensed and experienced award-winning makeup artist, in the beauty industry for nearly two decades. I have been awarded WeddingWire's Bride's Choice award several years in a row. My work has been published nationally and internationally. I have worked with politicians, models and celebrities in South Beach such as Kate Upton, Leah Vendetta, Lea Black and Karen El-Khazen. I have also represented several luxury cosmetic lines, as a freelance makeup artist: M.A.C. Cosmetics, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clarins. I have also owned and managed my own salon for many years, and provided makeup and hair services on-location for weddings and special events throughout Portland, Oregon & South Florida and The Florida Keys. I have a high attention to detail and take pride in all the work that I do. I absolutely love it, and it brings me alot of joy to put all my years of experience and knowledge to work for YOU, on your special day! You can see and read all my excellent reviews on WeddingWire, under the name "Wedding Makeup by Miriam" or view my portfolio on my website.

    • 6 years in business

    My works is regularly under the scrutiny of High Definition digital cameras so everything I do must be flawless!


    If you want a fabulous look that makes you look and feel your best, then I'm the right fit for you! Whether you need an updo, a glamours look or something simple, I will work closely with you to find out exactly what your expectations are and how you want to be portrayed, and I produce the best possible look for you!

    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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