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Reading Makeup Artists

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Extreme Beauty
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherri S.
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Holly did the makeup for my niece's wedding. She did all the bridesmaids, mother of the bride and myself. I have had my makeup done before by other makeup artist and have never been pleased. I asked Holly to do my makeup a certain way and she did. I was completely satisfied and happy. I did not even go and remove it and re-due my own makeup, like I have in the past. All the girls and the bride were absolutely beautiful. Holly worked well with all of us. There was a lot of different things going on and we all were helping with different things for the wedding. Once again I would highly recommend Holly!!!!!

Vintage Doll Studioz
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
Nelle M.
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Jasmine was great! I never had airbrush makeup before and I was in awe at how it turned out! She is my new makeup artist for sure and her price is reasonable!

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K.Artisme(Art-is-me)
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline A.
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Hi everyone! I must say that I was very impressed with Ms. K. Artisme face painting designs. She was wonderful and believe me my twin girls were besides themselves. They loved the makeup and I enjoyed watching them and the other kids at their birthday party. I planned on using her during my Halloween batch. You will not be disappointed!

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The Art Of ZD Beauty
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karol G.
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Zsahnece is amazing!! She makes me look and feel like a rockstar every time she does my makeup. She takes her time to make sure everything is perfect all while making you feel completely comfortable. She's a very talented makeup artist. I only go to her for my makeup needs. Nobody does a smoky eye like her!

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Event Hair & Make up
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather C.
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Not only does she have the most competitive prices of any of the hair and makeup artists out there, but she is a joy to work with! So patient and knowledgeable, she figured out exactly tly what I wanted and made it happen with finesse. I can't recommend her enough!

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Beauty by Lilly's, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Lilly is absolutely an amazing person and makeup artist!! I highly recommend speaking with her first for any makeup needs!!

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Kouture Beauty Designs
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
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Krista did my hair which was a bit unique and complicated with a variety of braids, volume with extensions. I can't express how beautiful my hair turned out! The style perfectly matched my vision. Everyone complimented me on my hair even when I posted it on Facebook it was the hair then the dress. Krista brought her associate, Casey to do my makeup which also turned out very very beautiful. I don't wear makeup and she made me look 10 years younger with soft romantic colors to highlight the good parts of my face. They were both prompt, professional and respectful of everything by returning whatever they moved such as chairs to their original spots. Even making sure they have rubber wheels to not scratch the pine floors that were in the old farmhouse we got married in. I would highly recommend using Kouture Beauty Designs for your wedding or any event. I will hire them again in January for part two of my wedding! Thanks to both of you!

AElashes LLC
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley O.
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Debbie was early and managed to fit an extra girl in for makeup the day of my wedding. She did a perfect job on us. The makeup for each girl suited their style perfectly. I wanted a natural look and she did an amazing job at making me look like a beautiful bride without applying a ton of makeup. I still looked like me, but better. We made fast friends and we were all sorry to see her go when makeup was done. I 120% recommend her, and will be hiring her again in the future!

MAYED UP
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey T.
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Elaine is a wonderful hair, nail tech, and makeup artist! Every time she has done anything for me I have gotten outstanding results and a flood of compliments from people!

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tina L.
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Always brings out every woman's unique beauty.. I have worked with many makeup artists and there is none I trust more than Roxy. Incredible artist, and awesome to work with.

Jessica B. Beauty
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
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Jessica is an extremely talented makeup artists. Her communication is above average and her professionalism speaks for its self. She came to my house (brought all her own stuff including a chair and makeup light) and did makeup for me and my 4 bridesmades on my wedding day a few weeks ago. We all still talk about how much we loved our makeup and joke we wish we could always have Jessica on call! She arrived on time and worked efficiently to get us all beautified on time. I can’t wait to hire Jessica again for any/all future events...you should do the same! Thanks for making my (our) day more beautiful!!

Cust Cosmetics
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Luz C.
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Great professional service! Marisol listens and delivers exactly what you request. I have had previous services but none compare. Marisol is definitely my go to makeup artist from now on. Thank you so much.

HairbyCbrown
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeneice T.
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Crystal is amazing at what she does. She is a great stylist and makeup artist. You will be beautified and have a great time while sitting in her chair!

Jenny's Looks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon T.
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I found Jenny on thumbtack. I don’t wear makeup however the make up did not feel heavy. I had my wedding on 9/01/18 and I received so many compliments. Jenny will not disappoint you. She is a very nice caring person who loves her profession. Thank you Jenny for making my day beautiful!!!!

Tom Wa Beauty
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen S.
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Nyla is an extremely talented, passionate and professional makeup artist. I have used her services two times at my house and she does a quality job while being very friendly and caring along the way.

Jeanmassage
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jaretta Q.
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Had a blast. My mother and I took a makeup class for beginners. Jeannie was professional, and didn't mind us asking a 101 questions. She broke down every step, so beginners like us knew exactly what to do. And we was allowed to bring my own tools and makeup. We will definitely be taking another class soon

Not your Average Bella
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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Macey was awesome! She was so friendly and she did such a great job on my makeup! I will definitely go back to her if I’m in town again and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a makeup artist!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gerard B.
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Kelsey was the hair and make up artist on the second season of our web series "Method or Madness" as well as on the music video for Isle of Rhodes that we produced. We absolutely loved working with her. She always worked quickly without ever sacrificing her quality of work. She was a real pleasure to have on set with her great spirit and sense of humor, especially when we were working some very long hours. We highly recommend her! She's a true gem!

  • 6 years in business
Jennifer R.
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Marcia is my go-to for hair and makeup. I am a speaker and often have to call on her last minute for media appearances and events. She does wonderful work and I always feel so confident about how I look.

  • 4 years in business
Cassie B.
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Christina was completely prepared and was willing to accommodate me if need be. Her work wasn't rushed and she has a precise, steady hand. She is the absolute epitome of an artist, and she is SUUUPER friendly.

  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diana W.
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Chloe did the make up for my daughter's wedding this past weekend and did a fabulous job. She is extremely professional and very friendly. The girls looked lovely and the bride was stunning. I would recommend her without reservation!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for makeup artists in Reading

Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding on July 6,2013

Frederick, MD

  • Number of people needing makeup
  • $416.67
    Average price

Need an Airbrush Makeup Artist on June 1, 2013

Frederick, MD

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    I want someone that does air brush
  • $250
    Average price

Need a Wedding Makeup Artist

Gwynn Oak, MD

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of people needing makeup
    6 or more
  • Trial makeup session
    Yes, I am interested
  • Details
    I would like to know the price of the consultation, price of the Bride, and price of the attendees.
  • $231.67
    Average price
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