Charleston, SC125 Makeup Artists near you

Where do you need the makeup artist?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Charleston Makeup Artists

Browse these makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Charleston.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica W.
Verified review

She was awesome, word with me and my bridal party with evwrything we had going on. I was in tears of amazement and joy when i saw my finished results. Over all amazing!!! Could have asked for any better of a makeup artist. Will definitely use again for special events!

Top Pro
  • 36 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Glenda I.
Verified review

Marie Santos is an amazing makeup artist and she puts her whole heart into her work. She understands different types of skin issues and will make you look absolutely beautiful! Not only is very affordable, she has a fun, positive, outgoing personality, which is so important to have on stressful occasions.

KiKeara Image Group
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Latonia R.
Verified review

Kinu is excellent with my daughter. Kinu your work is amazing and the props that you put together is on point. From the make-up to the wardrobe is absolutely gorgeous and her hair style matches everything in the concept!!! You are the best at what you do Kinu!!! Kinu rock as a model coach!!!!

Wink
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Diana R.
Verified review

Cyndi did a makeup application for me before a photo shoot. She did an amazing job! She matched my skin color perfectly and everything she used on my face was top of the line!

Beauty by Erica Schmitt
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Heather D.
Verified review

She did a great job! She came out to wild dunes resort to do my makeup and 3 of my bridesmaids. Love her!!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Holly Angel
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Callie W.
Verified review

Holly has always done a fabulous job with my hair color and cut. She has made wonderful recommendations on makeup and provided airbrush makeup instruction.

  • 24 years in business
Jevettra G.
Verified review

Nivi provided excellent service and I still rave about her to brides looking for a makeup artist. She explained exactly what the costs were, arrived early to the where we were getting dressed and was able to complete everyone's makeup on schedule. I will DEFINITELY be using Nivi again.

BeYoutiful Intentions
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Portia R.
    Verified review

    My makeup was done for my cousins wedding and it was perfect. I had a very natural look with a pop of color eyeshadow. My experience was amazing!!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I offer the following services: * Special Event Makeover - $85 Do you have a date night, photo shoot, speaking engagement for work r maybe you just want to refresh your look? We’ll give you a complete, professional and more important, natural makeup look based on a variety of makeup products and tools equipped to give you a flawless, pulled-together look that you deserve. * Makeup Bag Makeover - $195 Think of this like a closet purge for your makeup drawer. You know you’re hanging on to way too many products, most which you probably don’t use or aren’t suitable for your skin and coloring, or perhaps you just don’t know how to wear or apply them correctly. This is for the gal who’s totally stuck when it comes to makeup or in need of a total overhaul of beauty products. We’ll first assess your makeup needs, your lifestyle and your makeup comfort level. Then, we’ll review all the makeup products and tools you own to determine what to keep and what to toss. We’ll leave you with two to three makeup templates, so you know exactly how to wear which makeup where (and what colors as well). We’ll also build you a specific shopping list with exact suggestions of products to purchase. Don’t worry, we shop from drugstore and designer based entirely on your budget and preferences. We most definitely keep skin sensitivities and allergies in mind as well. If you need help with makeup application, you most likely need the total beauty transformation as this is not covered in this package. * Total Beauty Transformation - $295 This is a two-session process. Get everything from the makeup bag makeover consult during session one. After you’ve spent time purchasing the items on your custom-built shopping list, we’ll reconvene for part two. During this second session, we’ll show you exactly how to use your tools, apply makeup with new and easy techniques, and even dive into more complicated things like contouring if that’s something you’re interested in. We’ll also give you a full makeover by mixing your new and old products, so you walk away with a glowing face that feels comfortable, radiant and enhances your natural beauty. It’s best to schedule this second appointment on a day that you can rock your new look (date night, girls' night out or perhaps a professional event that you’re making an appearance at).

    About

    I provide premier on-site hair and make up services. For more information, please find us on Facebook. If it's your wedding, prom, boudoir session, or special event, I have you and your ladies covered! Thank you!

    About

    I'm a licensed esthetician. I have lots of training in the makeup and skincare industry with certifications in Jane Iredale, NovaLash eyelash extensions and Dermalogica.

    About

    HoneyBlee Studio is your full body waxing and makeup studio located in the heart of Goose Creek, laced with class and elegance.

    About

    If you are in the Charleston area and need to be glammed for an event such as weddings graduations proms call Koco.

    About

    I am certified in fashion makeup artistry in Summerville, SC. I specialize in bridal and special events. I'd love to enhance your natural beauty and make your day extra special!

    About

    I'm a professional makeup artist/hair stylist based in Charleston, SC. When I'm not cutting or coloring hair in our downtown studio, I'm involved in local fashion shows and photo shoots. Recently I've added bridal to my resume, working with dozens of brides-to-be who are looking for a stylist to complete their look for the big day!

    About

    I do it to the best of my abilities and take pride in my work!

    About

    Certified makeup artist! Can use my makeup or yours. I can be as bold or natural as you want. I want you to be happy! Trial available if needed!

    About

    We offer makeup artistry that is about the bride's vision and not the vision of the makeup artist. Services include makeup. We do touch-ups for photos.

    About

    I provide all on location services at my clients convenience to ensure they are in a comfortable and relaxed environment while providing these services.

    About

    I am a licensed hairstylist and makeup artist. I hold not only a license to hair, but I am also a licensed cosmetology instructor. I specialize in hairstyling and updos. I also enjoy exploring and creating art through hair color.

    About

    I have been giving professional service for over 15 years. My prices are affordable for hairstyling and makeup. I specialize in weddings, proms, photo shoots, etc.

    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

    See other requests for makeup artists in Charleston

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

    Johns Island, SC

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      6 or more
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      I am interd in a trial run before booking services. There will be a total of 8 girls including myself.
    • $250
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      6 or more
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      I am looking for a person who works very well with makeup for people of color. I am getting married at the Springmaid Beach Resort.

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

    Isle Of Palms, SC

    • Event type
      Wedding
    • Number of people needing makeup
      5
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      My wedding is March 3, 2013. I have 4 bridesmaids. I'm not looking for completely invisible makeup. We will be getting ready at a house in Isle of Palms.
    • $85
      Average price
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.