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Extreme Beauty
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cara B.
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Holly is an amazingly talented makeup artist. Being one myself and having the pleasure of working along side her for shoots and weddings, it is always a great experience. Her professionalism with her work and clients is a rarity today. To be a part of it is a privilege. I would recommend Holly for all your photos, weddings, and other special events that require Extreme Beauty.

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  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

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Makeup by Mary K. Engle
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heidi F.
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Mary K Engle made both me and my bridesmaids feel like models/rock stars. We looked so beautiful and we all were complimented throughout the night about how great we all looked! This is thanks to Mary K. Engle! She is exceptionally talented and will provide you with a beautiful look for your big day! She works closely with you to help you figure out your desired look. She is truly a talented makeup artist and I am so happy that she was a part of our wedding day!

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Facial Expressions by Tenia
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donnetta W.
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Good afternoon... I just everyone to know if you haven't hired or tried Mrs. Tenia hands down she is the 'one'. She is by far the most professional, helpful, polite, skillfull, down to earth and just awesome to work with. My one on one session was insight, rewarding and most of all fun at the same time. I am looking forward to many more sessions and skill building with one of Baltimore's talented makeup artist. Thank you thumbtack for finding my match.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina C.
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I hired Esha to do my wedding makeup in addition to my six Bridesmaids, two Junior Bridesmaids, Flower Girl and both Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom and I could not have asked for a better makeup artist to take the lead on getting us glammed up and ready for the day! I will be the first to admit that I am the WORST at portraying what I want in my look when it comes to makeup but that didn't phase Esha at all. My big thing was that I wanted to look natural and still very me.. as a girl who doesn't wear a ton of makeup every day that can sometimes be a little harder when you get in front of someone who knows makeup only because my idea of "not a lot of makeup" and a professional artist's may not be the exact same interpretation but Esha and I got on the same page from the very start. Esha completely nailed it and brought my whole look together. I would 100% recommend a trial. I did my trial the morning of my bridal shower to see how I liked it, how it held up and what changes I wanted to make. Esha was so wonderful and open to my notes I made at the conclusion of my bridal shower day. I wanted a full to see it all and really pinpoint what I liked and what I would want to see a little differently. For example, I went with certain pictures for the trial and then realized my own ignorance in not understanding what I showed her was more of the smokey eye look.. so looking back on pictures from my bridal shower, my makeup looked incredible but it was too dark for what I wanted as my wedding day look. Following up with Esha was a breeze and I sent her a few more pictures and she instantly got on board with what I wanted.. explaining the difference in the looks I showed her. To me they looked the same until she pointed out what wasn't! The trial was SUPER helpful because I tried the airbrush and a certain lip color but the morning of the wedding I went with HD makeup (because I was LOVING how my bridesmaids were looking) and completely went a different route with lip color. Neither of those changes threw Esha off at all. She worked efficiently and was extremely calm and laid back the entire morning.. the high emotions of the morning didn't fluster her at all. For all my bridesmaids she made sure I told each of them that if they didn't like something, to speak up and she would very happily change it because her main concern was us feeling comfortable in our looks, not being personally offended by someone wanting to change something. From the mothers to bridesmaids, to my young junior bridesmaids and tiny flower girl.. she knew how to do each age and skin complexion without fail. I have to thank Esha for her patience with me because the week of the wedding I had a "panicked bride" moment and she handled it all with poise and reassurance that all was good. It rained on my wedding day (ALL day), there were tears (but she teaches you how to cry and not ruin your makeup, bonus!!) and I sweated my tush off on the dance floor and then continued the party downtown Annapolis and let me tell you this.. my makeup was as flawless at 3:00 in the morning as it was at 12 noon when my look was complete... just as Esha promised it would be! Cannot thank you enough for getting me wedding-day-ready and all 11 of the best women in my life looking and feeling amazing! You've got my recommendation and I look forward to having an excuse to hire you to do my makeup again in the future! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! When the first two words that come out of your groom's mouth when he sees you is "Oh Shit".. you know you're looking drop dead GORGEOUS! Wouldn't have happened without you, Esha!! I looked like a bride and felt like my true self. That was a major win in my book! *I have attached two photos taken off our online gallery.. They are not the full resolution though.. still waiting on our thumb drive so I apologize for that! Esha, I can send you full resolution pictures if you would like so you can share them later! :)

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Flawless Faces And Hair
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly C.
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Summer did such an exceptional job on the make up for my wedding! Not only are her makeup skills top notch, she is also very down to earth and caring which is exactly what you need on your wedding day! She did makeup for myself, my 7 bridesmaids, my mother and my step mother and everyone looked absolutely stunning!!! The makeup also lasts ALL DAY LONG! You will not be disappointed by Summer's work ethic, bright personality and creative genius. The onsite makeup also created a relaxed atmosphere that I would highly recommend to every bride out there. Do yourself a favor and hire Summer for onsite makeup needs! She will blow you away, trust me! :)

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Glam Empire Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra M.
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Jamilah is the best makeup artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She made me look like a princess. I continue to recommend Jamilah to everyone, she is that good!!!

Keaira Make up Artistry
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine P.
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Keaira is an amazing makeup artist. She is creative, on top of trends, and once she’s finished with your face, you are truly the most perfect version of yourself. She’s so talented. She’s kind, on time, funny, and just a true joy to be around!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 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.

Make-up by Josie
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Chad H.
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Josie is a wonderful talented makeup artist . She can take a photographers vision and make it happen . She makes brides and bridemaids look and feel extra beautiful on their special day . Josie is always on time and well prepared with the latest concepts and materials, keeping updated on all the latest in the industry . She is a very engaging artist that always finds the beauty in everyone and helps it shine through.

KATCH the Beat
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lea K.
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Kasio is always enthusiastic and is a truly passionate makeup artist! 10/10

JDozier Artistry
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ciin L.
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She did a great job for my wedding makeup. Always on time. Reasonable price. Flexible. I would admit that she got the talent! I told her that I wanted lighter makeup than the trail, and she used the right amount of everything that was definitely perfect. Everyone said I was absolutely beautiful on my special day. Thank you very much, Jeanette.

Camelia Makeup💄
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
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Camelia is amazing. She did a wonderful job. The makeup lasted all day and all night. I highly recommend her !!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen M.
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If you are in the throws of wedding planning, you can rejoice now that you have found Aida!!! Not only will she make you your most stunning self, but she will make your life so simple! In the midst of planning a wedding, it was such a relief to have a pro like Aida handling all things beauty. We began communicating about five months before our big day. I told her my ideas and shared some of my favorite inspiration photos. From those images, she developed a one-of-a-kind up-do, which she customized during the trial. It was seriously perfect. On the day of, The Bridal Beauty Specialists traveled to my family's house with all the goodies in tow, airbrush makeup, blow-out tools, up-do necessities, lashes, etc. Aida had already taken care of scheduling and pricing for me and my six bridesmaids (+ my mom and one unplanned aunt), so there was nothing left to do but enjoy the day and get pretty! We chose to pay individually on the day because that is what worked for us, but Aida will tailor the day based on your wants and needs. I could go on and on, but all you need to know is that working with Aida is a dream. She and her beauty team are extraordinarily talented (not to mention fabulous company!), and I guarantee they will help make your day so special. Thank you again, Aida!!!

Bellisima Lolita Makeup
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Zakkiyya M.
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The experience was excellent. Very professional. Loved how the makeup was done

FacesbyLani 💋
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Tiffany T.
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I really enjoyed my makeup, Lani was very fun and professional. She's knowledgeable about her craft. My makeup was very pretty!!!

  • 5 years in business
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Clean cut professional makeup application for a range of clients with different skin types and tones.

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Wouldn't you want to look red carpet ready? I offer makeup application, specializing but not limited to bridal, prom,maternity or babyshower makeup, girls' night in, girls' night out, makeup lessons, etc. I would love to perfect your beauty!

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I am a licensed freelance makeup artist. I am specializing in special event, black tie, and bridal makeup. Makeup is my passion.

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Greetings! I have a current PA esthetics license. I also have a culinary background and a current x-ray license. I would love to do your makeup for your special event! I can personalize it for you. I am detail oriented, and I always do it with love! You may also look me up on Facebook (Kristi Purcell).

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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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