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Austin Freelance Makeup Artists

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

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Velvet Beauty
5.0
from 139 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabriela T.
Verified review

Marisa did my makeup for both my bridal portraits and my wedding day and did an AMAZING job! Marisa is very talented and really listened to what I wanted and what my girls wanted and followed through 100%. Everyone in my bridal party looked so natural and beautiful! Not only is Marisa an amazing makeup artist, she is very professional, and personable! My bridal party and I had a lot of fun with her the day of my wedding. I am so glad I found her for my big day and cannot wait to hire her again! Marisa will not disappoint you!

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Nicole G. Makeup Artist
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie L.
Verified review

Nicole is very nice and professional. We wanted Korean style makeup and she actually took time to study the tutorials I sent to her. Of course she did a fantastic job for me and my girls on the wedding day. I definitely recommend her to every lady out there who wants to hire a professional makeup artist for your special day!

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Makeup by B I A
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla A.
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OK. Bia is one of the most professional makeup artists I have ever met. Not only is she wonderful at what she does, but also listens to her client. Her makeup arsenal is filled with products that look amazing on skin. I am usually hesitant when a makeup artists does my foundation and brows, but Bia's expertise allows her to never make mistakes. She did me and my sister's prom makeup (pics included!) and everyone kept asking who did it! They marveled at how glowy my face was and the precision of my brows. Overall, I HIGHLY URGE anyone and everyone to HIRE BIA. Don't regret not allowing her to do your makeup.... Thanks Bia and my sister and I love you!

Très Unique Studio
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
William R.
Verified review

Wow! What life savers lol! Let me tell you guys that without these ladies I would've been so lost. As a new bride to be I was really overwhelmed with the many hair options out there....*sigh* I mean, hair up? down? side? WHAT! I had so many other things to plan that this at the time wasn't even a priority. I found Tres Unique Beauty Lounge a few weeks before my wedding date. I was afraid the the last minute planning on my part would be a problem but ToCarra (owner) was very nice, sweet, and most important understanding. There was no speech about the proximity of my wedding date or the inability to secure a wedding day or time with her. She was very flexible and relieved my stress. I went to the pre-trial to secure a look for hair and makeup. The hair/makeup artist she paired me up with Alex was very nice and man! she can work a contour and eye shadow like no other! lol! I did make some changes in between the pre-trial and wedding , they flexed without a problem. They (Alex and Shelby) arrived at the reception site before I even got there and made the tension of the day , at least for that part, disappear. They used quality makeup and were very supportive. My maid of honor that was worked on by Shelby looked absolutely beautiful! She color matched her perfectly, even after the last minute add on I needed for her. Alex definitely gave me a beautiful face for my wedding day. As my now husband said " Your makeup isn't dull or boring, it definitely has character! You are beautiful" .Compliments from everyone at the wedding and I'm looking forward to looking at my wedding pictures to show off the magic she created. Overall, I recommend these ladies to anyone who needs a makeup/hairstylist for any occasion. They are very professional, flexible, dependable and best of all, a comfort to those of us brides to be who need a lil TLC in the process... Thank you ladies, I am truly grateful.

Noemi Alvarado
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Sara W.
Verified review

simply loved noemi and the make up and hair she did for my wedding. It lasted all day and eye makeup lasted 2 days she uses great makeup brands that worked well on my sensitive skin. Noemi is very professional and experienced and a wonderful person. She has magic in her hands and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a great makeup artist

Yona Shaw Makeup Artist
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Candice G.
Verified review

Friendly, professional, dependable. Yona Shaw is a very talented Austin makeup artist. Her work has been published in multiple magazines, including Vogue Italia.

Aphrodite Beauty
4.2
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Piper B.
Verified review

Estelle did a last minute makeup job for my wedding and not only was she super flexible with the time, she did an absolute amazing job and made me feel absolutely gorgeous for my big day! 5 stars and recommend to anyone I know!

Bella MUA
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ash S.
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Ana did my wedding hair and makeup.She was absolutely great to work with. Before i scheduled my trial makeup/hair with her, i had tried other highly rated artists through weddingwire and i was not happy with the trials. The best thing i loved about Ana was that she was patient enough to first understand your taste and then work with you to create your own style.She did absolutely amazing for my wedding makeup and hair and i highly recommend her.

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Anna Body Art
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan Z.
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Amazing job on my tiger face makeup. She is true artist and worked incredibly fast. Would definitely use again.

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Yömakeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina R.
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I was overwhelming pleased with Yomakeup! I had a makeup artist cancel at the last minute for my wedding and Jessika saved me! Everyone commented on the whole night how wonderful all of our makeup was done. If I ever have another event or need to have my makeup done she will be my first call. She will also be my recommendation to anyone that asks.

Versage MakeUp Artistry
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Peri W.
Verified review

She is a super fun artist to work with, her artistic talent really is evident when she's applying makeup! I couldn't believe how natural and beautiful my makeup looked when she had finished, the makeup she used was very good for my skin and didn't cause any bad reactions whatsoever. I was extremely impressed with the great service she gave me, it was really needed and wanted!! I strongly recommend!

  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Red Rock V.
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Haley provides on-site wedding services for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride. She arrives early and sets up her mobile salon station in the bridal suite. She did a fabulous updo for the bride and also does flawless airbrush makeup. The bride was picture perfect throughout the entire celebration with temperatures in the high 90's during the outdoor ceremony. Haley is very friendly and does beautiful professional hair and makeup. We have asked her to be our preferred hairstylist and makeup artist. She is in my opinion the best in town for special event hair and makeup. Some of our brides have also used her airbrush tanning service a couple of days before the wedding and it looks natural and never orange. We highly recommend her and refer all of her services to our customers and Brides.

Makeup ATX
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Codie, was by far the best makeup artist I have ever used! I had a work party to attend and my other makeup artist cancelled on me the day before, luckily I was able to get glammed by my super hero Codie! She honestly saved me from looking a wreck, I was grateful that she could come to me on short notice and then she exceeded my expectations with her makeup skills and personality! I will definitely recommend using her if you need makeup, I will next time for sure!

Blush Beauty by Lea
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Zun K.
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Lea is great makeup artist. She did an amazing makeup on me and my mother for the wedding. I am so pleased with her service and she is very easy to work with. I will hire her again in the future. Her pricing is awesome along with her work, that was another reason which inclined me to hire her. She will satisfy you before she leaves and never rushes you. I will highly recommend everyone to hire her!! Thanks lea

Gifting Beauty
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Krista G.
Verified review

Lauren went above and beyond my expectations. She is a skilled makeup artist and hair stylist. I would Highly recommend her for any special occasion.

JLM Cosmetic Artistry
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Daniel H.
    Verified review

    I’ve worked with Jonathan with several photo and video shoots over the last three years, and there are several reasons I keep inviting him back to the sets. He’s punctual, friendly with staff and models, a makeup and skincare expert, always willing to help beyond his job duties, and attentive. He is the model by which other cosmetic artists should mold themselves after.

    Makeup Artistry by Monica
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kendra A.
      Verified review

      Monica was great! She listened to what I wanted and it came out just like i wanted. Very professional, friendly and easy going and great work. I would recommend her to all of my friends.

      Jacq Gomez
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Elaine J.
        Verified review

        I love Jacq and how beautiful she makes me look! The products she uses are hypoallergenic so no fear of breaking out. Jacq can give you a beautiful natural look or a very glamorous evening look. She has done my daughter's makeup for pageants and photoshoots. If you have makeup, hair or waxing needs Jacq is the artist you can truly trust.

        Amanda Pye Makeup

        New To Thumbtack

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          • 1 year in business
          About

          I do airbrush makeup for all occasions, like weddings, quinceañeras, parties and halloween. I also do special effects, gore, tattoo cover-up, etc.

          Makeup 4 time

          New To Thumbtack

            About

            I provide professional makeup services for any event or special occasion that needs a touch of class, elegance or creativity to set the mood right.

            Q & A

            Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

            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 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.

            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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