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JACQUELYN CUTURIC ARTISTRY
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate T.
Verified review

Jacquelyn was a dream to work with. She was courteous, professional, patient, flexible, and very talented. She exudes positivity. This was especially helpful on the morning of my wedding; it added to the excitement in the air in a way that both helped me relax and gave me confidence. She took extra time out of her schedule to try a few looks on me at my trial (I kept changing my mind--thinking you want a certain look and then actually seeing what that looks like on you are two very different things). She was an excellent listener and knew how important it was to get every detail right. Though I submitted a few rounds of last minute updates to the morning's schedule, Jacquelyn gracefully made everything work. She and a few of her colleagues worked with my entire bridal party, and everyone's hair and makeup looked absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend Jacquelyn Cuturic for both hair and makeup services.

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Touch of Blush Beauty
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet K.
Verified review

I used Touch of Blush Beauty for the makeup for my son's wedding. It was the first time I ever had someone else do my makeup. I did not know what to expect. I was THRILLED with the results. Brittany did a fantastic job!! I had SO many compliments. (I was the mother of the groom.) She responded almost immediately to my online questions before hand. She arrived promptly. (I LOVED that she came to my house.) She had everything she needed. She determined exactly what makeup to apply. She was very friendly and professional and made me feel comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again. Wish she could do my makeup ever day for me! Thank you, Brittany!!

Lash New York
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
Verified review

Seriously, Michelle is absolutely, positively THE BEST ARTIST EVER!!! Her talent is overwhelming, in the best way possible! She made simple me look like a goddess for several occasions, including my wedding! She is able to understand what look you want from just a few questions and she nails it EVERY TIME! She is incredibly professional, a true talent, and hands down the right choice for everyone (for real)! She is so helpful just with basics and understanding of makeup for beginners as well, she's my go to girl for any special occasion!

Faces by Danina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rupali K.
Verified review

Danina did my makeup for my wedding day- she did a daytime wedding ceremony look in the morning and in the evening before the reception, she freshened it up and darkened it for a nighttime look! I had an amazing time working with her-- she is very pleasant and fun, and was very receptive to my feedback/requests from the makeup trial to the actual day- I loved the way my makeup turned out and I felt like I did not have to worry about it at all. I loved that she was so enthusiastic about doing my makeup and it seemed like she truly enjoyed what she was doing and was going above and beyond to make it perfect! She has a great collection of makeup, and gave a nice touch up kit for me to use throughout the day, including blotting papers as well as the lip color for me to refresh as needed! And on top of it all, she is very professional and respectful, arrived on time, and fit in perfectly with the planner, my family/friends, and the other vendors. I would definitely recommend her to any other future brides or anyone else needing makeup/beauty services!

Honey Bee Bridal
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Katie T.
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While looking for wedding makeup providers, everyone I researched was so expensive for on-site work and I felt like a lot of their makeup looked overdone. Working with Emily solved both of those problems. I met with Emily before my wedding for a trial, and brought photos of make-up I liked. Between her incredible stock of makeup and personalized recommendations for purchases (at my request), I felt confident after the trial that I was going to be in good hands the day of my wedding. Having Emily at our house the morning of my big day was such a great experience. She worked with my bridesmaids one on one and helped create individualized looks so they all looked their best, rather than doing the same makeup on each girl. My mother and grandmother were glowing by the time she was finished with them. Emily had fantastic time management, working within our schedule, but didn't rush anyone. I highly recommend Emily to future brides and anyone else who wants to look their best for a special occasion.

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Makeup by Katie Hart
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie N.
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Katie was INCREDIBLE in every way!! She did the wedding makeup for myself (the bride), my mom, and my new mother in-law, and it looked STUNNING on all of us!! Katie listened and really took to heart what we each wanted. She personalized the makeup to our vision, skin type -- but she also made great recommendations of the colors / styles / brands that would work the best. The makeup lasted ALL day and night, from 8am to midnight! More than that, though, Katie is just such a nice, thoughtful person. When the salon said they couldn't open earlier than 9am to start the bridesmaids' hair, Katie came out extra early to my mom's house to do her makeup, then drove over to the salon with us. And when I was all chatty and excited and nervous in the morning while my family was running around getting ready, Katie was just shooting the breeze with me, making me laugh and keeping me calm. I appreciated that SO much. She really didn't feel like just a makeup artist, it felt like I was hanging out with an old friend catching up. We all valued her professionalism, talent, and just lovely personality. She helped to make the day perfect! ...and I've never felt more beautiful! If I could give her 10 stars out of 5, I would. Book her now!! You won't regret it!!

Hopestar Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Anastasia H.
Verified review

Hope is an amazing makeup artist. She has done every different style of makeup on me from every day, to night out, to bridal, even costume! She knows what will look good on you and teaches you what to do as she's applying. I've had her do my makeup for every bug event in my life including my upcoming wedding! I wouldn't trust anyone else !!

  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey L.
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Lyndsie was incredible!!! She was so professional, talented, and FUN! She made getting wedding makeup done a wonderful experience for me and my entire wedding party. Everyone couldn't stop raving about her and what an amazing job she did! I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

Nina Nolfi Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rola G.
Verified review

Nina recently did makeup for my wedding. She did my makeup as well as my bridesmaids and mother of the bride. She was very profession and put everyone at ease, but most importantly, everyone looked PHENOMENAL!!! She was able to apply a wide range of looks! Everyone in the bridal party received multiple compliments about how great our makeup looked. I would absolutely recommend Nina for makeup for any event!

Haley Stefancis
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Leah L.
Verified review

Haley has done my makeup for several occasions including a few weddings and nights out. She has a great personable personality that’s easy to talk to and does a customized job for each occasion. She can do a beautiful natural look or completely glammed. I loved my results from her and would definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone!

Athome Beauty, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan P.
Verified review

Although there was a slight miscommunication about the services I needed, LA rolled with the punches and gave me an awesome haircut and updo for my wedding. I would definitely hire her again and would recommend her to others. I would also like to note that the weather was extremely unpredictable and she was still on time for both appointments.

About

I provide makeup artistry for most any occasion. I am specializing in bridal looks. I am experienced in television. I do print and film makeup. iI have expertise in makeup application for women of color especially, but not exclusively. I have over 30 years of experience and I am a licensed aesthetician, providing skin analysis and skincare recommendations to my clients as well.

About

I created my business to help women and men look their best, in any situation. I enjoy helping people learn how to apply and match color tones to best match their skin tone. Matching the makeup color to your skin tone provides a natural look. My goal is to make every person feel confident in their day to day life.

About

Right now, it's just me and one more girl. I'm still a student but am very talented and willing to work for a decent price. Look me up on my Facebook page at Madalyn.

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I'm a Paul Mitchell Partner School graduate, I am a Licensed Cosmetologist. I have a passion for styling hair and doing beautiful makeup for any event.

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Local Motion Hair Design, located in Butler, Pennsylvania, has been proudly serving our community for over 25 years. Owned and operated by Angela Lawrence, who has educated and performed platform work for Goldwell and Paul Mitchell, Local Motion offers a professional, yet friendly and genuine atmosphere. We strive to make all of our clients, existing or brand new, feel at home when they walk through the door. Beginning with the consultation, our staff always listens to your needs and pays full attention to your wishes. A full-service salon, excelling in color, color correction, foiling, highlights, lowlights, precision cutting, and design perming, Local Motion also offers hair removal and airbrush makeup. We can also give you that new look with our wide assortment of add-on hair pieces! We consider education a vital aspect of our business. With that in mind, our staff attends seminars and classes on a regular basis, ensuring that we are always in touch with all of the newest trends, styles, and techniques. Whether it's technical, hands-on or motivational, we are fully aware that education makes a difference! And with this knowledge, we are able to serve you to our maximum potential! Please contact us for a change that comes naturally... today!

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I have worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years. I was a regional makeup artist for an international cosmetic company and traveled throughout the tristate area, doing events in retail venues. I am now a freelance artist and will provide artistry for your special occasion. I primarily do makeup for weddings and photo shoots but have also done makeup for TV and fashion shows.

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I specialize in wedding makeup or a special night out. I do simple or extravagant looks. I am open to all styles. I will travel to you!

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I offer onsite professional hair and makeup services to help make your special event as care free and smooth as possible.

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2017 winner of Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice awards. 20 plus years of experience in eclectic types and styles of makeup with a focus on customer satisfaction. I love being helpful, it is what drives me.

  • 4 years in business
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Specialize in custom wigs~Certified Cosmetologist🎓Top Quality Hair Extensions, Pittsburgh, Unprocessed Brazilian 100% Virgin Human Hair, Hair stylist💁🏽💇🏼 I do events such as weddings and parties 🎉 and I specialize in Natural Hair and Sew ins💇🏼💁🏼 And Custom Colors🎨

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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