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JACQUELYN CUTURIC ARTISTRY
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I waited until he last minute to book a hair & makeup artist (procrastination at it’s finest) and Jacqueline has been very understanding throughout the whole process. She is extremely responsive and has made everything very easy.

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Touch of Blush Beauty
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet K.
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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
Katie R.
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Michelle has been doing my makeup for over five years - she’s professional, friendly, up to date on all the latest makeup trends, personable, and always make me feel beautiful (inside & out). I have no problem telling her what I’m wearing and have her pick my makeup look for me - seriously just book her now, you wouldn’t find a better makeup artist

Honey Bee Bridal
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Emily did an excellent job on my wedding makeup and my bridal party's makeup as well. I had tried out several other makeup artists, and I found that everyone else overdid it, and I looked too made up. I didn't look like myself. When Emily did her trial run, I was more than pleased with the results. The result was not only natural, her makeup made me look better than myself. The result was me enhanced! She made me look flawless, and my wedding pictures are proof of that! My bridesmaids makeup looked just as flawless and beautiful, too! I highly recommend Emily if you need a professional makeup artist for a special occasion like a wedding, homecoming or a prom! She was prompt, professional, and goes above and beyond!

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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
Irina B.
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I had a pretty specific look in mind for my event, and the final product reflected that very well--Katie was very attentive to detail. She also considered my skin type (combination) before using products on my face. Overall, the application was flawless and long-lasting-- I only had to touch up twice with oil blotting sheets in the entire night! Also, the price is extremely reasonable. She doesn't even charge for false lashes. For $40, and the quality and attentiveness Katie offers, I'd recommend her over the makeup artists in the Ulta/Sephora/MAC stores.

Hopestar Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Danielle R.
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I can't say enough good things about Hope! We did a practice session before the wedding and I knew she would make me look like the beautiful bride I had always dreamed of being. She really listened to what I liked and my makeup was perfect. We had pictures done several hours before the wedding and she even waited to touch up my makeup before the ceremony. I got so many compliments on my eyes. If you're looking for a makeup artist for your wedding, there is no one better than her!

Adrienne Pace
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Dawn D.
    Verified review

    I have worked with Adrienne several times over the past few years and love her work. She makes my models look flawless. I've had her do everything from soft, natural looking makeup to bold makeup for fashion shots. She can make anyone look beautiful, and no matter what the look is, she nails it. I recommend her to all my brides who are looking for a great makeup artist, and insist on using her for all my model shoots. She is a true artist and her work enhances my pieces so much. She is also incredibly professional and fun to work with.

    Alexandra Healy
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Jenna M.
      Verified review

      She is amazing with makeup and knows exactly how to make anyone look flawless

      Flirt Beauty Studio
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Leann Z.
        Verified review

        Flirt Beauty does an amazing job. I love the look I have gotten in the past and I am so looking forward to Julie doing my makeup for my upcoming wedding. Very professional and excellent service.

        Haley Stefancis
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 3 years in business
        • 4 hires on Thumbtack
        Maggie B.
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        Haley was an AWESOME makeup artist and incredibly easy to work with. She made me look beautiful, and delivered exactly the look that I asked for!!!! She was also very nice and prI will definitely be hiring her again in the future. Awesome makeup artist, and very nice!

        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 am a freelance makeup artist who also works full-time at a full-service salon. I offer hair and makeup service needs for all events, specializing in wedding makeup and hairstyles. I am certified in airbrush makeup and that makes all the difference in wedding makeup. I have a passion for making women feel beautiful on one of the most important days of their lives. I offer a free trial because I am always confident that the bride will fall in love with how flawless her skin looks once the airbrush is applied. I am located just outside of Pittsburgh and I would love to work with you!

        About

        I graduated from the Art Institutes, I have experience doing beauty makeup and special effects makeup for 5 years, and I can also make custom props, accessories, masks, and costumes that can give your shoot or film a different look from the rest.

        About

        I have worked with countless brands and have been in professional and freelance environments where I have had requests to do very traditional work to more avant garde, theatrical makeup.

        About

        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.

        About

        I provide hair and makeup to fit any event. If you have a picture, theme, or idea, I can work with you to create the style of your dreams.

        About

        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.

        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

        I believe the number one thing you can have in life is passion. Passion is such a powerful emotion that you must possess. I believe to be able to have this insatiable feeling you must breath, sleep, and live it. It’s something that is rooted in your heart and thoughts. . . It knows no boundaries. One of my passions is art. Being a makeup artist allows me to express my art through “painting” people..

        • 25 years in business
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        About

        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.

        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.

        Actual Requests

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        Need a Makeup Artist for My Daughter's Prom

        Irwin, PA

        • Event type
          Other (corrective makeup to cover scars)
        • Number of people needing makeup
          1
        • Trial makeup session
          Yes, I am interested
        • Details
          My daughter was severely injuries in a car accident that left scars on her face. I a looking for makeup to be done for prom so she has at least one night to be as pretty on the outside as she is on the inside. Thanks
        • $100
          Average price

        Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding on March 23rd

        Greensburg, PA

        • Event type
          Wedding
        • Number of people needing makeup
          2
        • Trial makeup session
          Yes, I am interested
        • Details
          I think we prefer MAC products or mineral products.
        • $100
          Average price

        Need a Makeup Artist

        New Kensington, PA

        • Event type
          Other (Get an idea of how to do professional make up myself)
        • Number of people needing makeup
          1
        • Trial makeup session
          Yes, I am interested
        • Details
          I am very pale and have sensitive skin
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