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Makeup Artists on Thumbtack cost$120 - $160

Average price

149 Makeup Artists found near you!

  • Lowest price:$70
  • Most common low price:$120
  • Most common high price:$160
  • Highest price:$600
Real quotes from Makeup Artists
$85

quoted price

Jul 29

I am so glad I hired Paulette for my daughter’s dance recital...It was a fabulous 1st…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Special occasion
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$150

quoted price

Jul 23

She was super responsive, very prompt and on time. She set up quick, and because of her…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Video production
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$100

quoted price

Jul 23

Michele did a fantastic job with my daughter’s prom makeup. We waited until last minute…

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  • 1 person
  • Prom / formal
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$85

quoted price

Jul 22

I enjoyed my time with her, makeup was well done, she works with you to get the look you…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Special occasion
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • At the pro's location, My home, venue, etc.
$85

quoted price

Jul 21

I wanted to look extra special for my birthday and KD did just that. It was a last minute…

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  • 1 person
  • Birthday party
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • At the pro's location, My home, venue, etc.
$100

quoted price

Jul 6

I had less than a week to find someone to do hair and makeup for my best friend’s…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Wedding
  • Airbrushed makeup (spray tool)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$75

quoted price

Jul 3

Nice work appreciate

Details

  • 1 person
  • Special occasion
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$95

quoted price

Jun 27

I really loved my make up appointment with Danaya! It was quick and I ended up looking…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Photo shoot
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$150

quoted price

Jun 11

Great experience! Very professional. She had all of her materials , chairs lights etc. I…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Wedding
  • Airbrushed makeup (spray tool)
  • My home, venue, etc.

How much does prom makeup cost?

Prom generally takes place between March and early June. Professional makeup artists can apply event makeup prior to the dance. Common styles requested for prom makeup include bold and glamorous, natural and clean, soft and romantic, smokey eyes, bold lips, or gentle glow. Several factors affect the cost of prom makeup.

Rates

Makeup artists may have one standard rate for prom makeup application, or they may vary their rate depending on the style requested. A prom look typically includes application of foundation and makeup for eyes, cheeks, lips and finishing touches. Lashes may or may not have an extra charge. Here are some examples of standard rates:

Lashes

False eyelashes are available as part of prom makeup. Some makeup artists include the cost and application of the lashes in their base rate, while others charge an additional fee. Rates typically cover strip lashes, application and trimming. Ashley Sedmak Hair & Makeup and Amanda Gleason Makeup Artist both charge $10 for event lashes.

Airbrushing

A popular trend in prom makeup is airbrushing and contouring. This technique requires special equipment and technical skills so the overall cost of service will likely be higher. Some makeup artists do include airbrushing in their base rate, however. Amanda Gleason Makeup Artist charges an additional $10 fee for airbrushing, for a total of $75 for event makeup and airbrush application.

Hair

Many makeup artists also offer prom hair services. By bundling hair and makeup together, customers can save on the per service cost than if paying for each service individually.

Trial makeup

Many makeup artists offer a trial application for event makeup. Some pros include this service in their total fee, while others charge an additional cost for the service, especially if it includes travel. Because prom makeup is generally less expensive than other services, such as wedding makeup, a trial application will likely be equal to or slightly less than the standard event makeup rate.

Travel

Clients may request that a makeup artist travel to their home or location, in which case transportation costs may be billed to the client to account for the makeup artist’s time and transportation expenses.

Region

Makeup artists in larger cities with higher costs of living typically will charge higher rates for prom makeup services than those living in more rural areas and other places with lower costs of living.

Pro tip:

  • To secure your favored makeup artist—especially for in-demand evenings like prom—you’ll typically have to pay deposit. Raven Reed Bridal & Event Makeup Artist requires a 50 percent deposit that is nonrefundable.

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