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Makeup Artists on Thumbtack cost$100 - $150

Average price

342 Makeup Artists found near you!

  • Lowest price:$70
  • Most common low price:$100
  • Most common high price:$150
  • Highest price:$570
Real quotes from Makeup Artists
$100

quoted price

Jan 15

I was in a pinch and getting married in a few days. I put the word out and within minutes…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Wedding
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$80

quoted price

Jan 6

She was wonderful! Right on time, very sweet and friendly as well as professional. She…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Photo shoot
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • At the pro's location, My home, venue, etc.
$185

quoted price

Dec 31

Ree is amazing! While I only got to meet her for a brief 20 mins before the wedding. My…

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  • 1 person
  • Wedding
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$75

quoted price

Dec 30

she did an amazing job for an NYE event that i attended. will def hire her again when im…

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

quoted price

Dec 26

Nicole was absolutely incredible. I haven’t done makeup for an event since my wedding but…

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  • 1 person
  • Special occasion
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$125

quoted price

Dec 17

Do not hesitate to book Jen for on-location hairstyling and makeup. I was very happy with…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Special occasion
  • Airbrushed makeup (spray tool)
  • My home, venue, etc.
$160

quoted price

Dec 12

Both of them did an amazing job. Not only were they punctual but finished on time. I…

Details

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

quoted price

Dec 10

Absolutely amazing service 😊

Details

  • 1 person
  • Special occasion
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • At the pro's location
$200

quoted price

Nov 18

Mai was absolutely awesome!! I felt beautiful and confident and my makeup lasted for…

Details

  • 1 person
  • Photo shoot
  • Standard (brushes, sponges, etc.)
  • 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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