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Grand Prairie Special Effects Makeup Artists

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Fancy Faces by Veronica
4.8
from 126 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 241 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ms. C.
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We hired four artists to do face painting at our event. They were punctual and wasted no time in getting set up to receive kids. They had a steady line at their tent! Loved the variety and quality of their work - it was excellent.

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Tailor Made by Tiffany
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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The thing that made me choose Tiffany over all the other makeup artists on this site was her 1 negative review (145 positive reviews). Most people don’t even respond to negative reviews but Tiffany responded, explained what happened, apologized and offered her services to this client in the future. That really won me over. I live about an hour and 15 minutes+ from Tiffany. She booked a hotel room in my city the night before just so that should could make sure that she arrived on time for my special day! She was 5 minutes early. I’m sure the hotel room cost just as much as her very reasonable price for the services she provided which means she cares more about growing her brand than profit. I do not wear makeup at all and didn’t want heavy makeup. Tiffany went over everything with me and gave me the look I desired. She also brought her own chair and lighting which I thought was amazing. She was very professional and friendly and she has a client for life. I will refer her to all my friends and anyone who asks. Thank you so much Tiffany for helping make my day amazing!

  • 5 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I had to look for a new makeup artist a day before the wedding because my other makeup artist canceled. I reached out to Kodi at 12:45am and she responded! She assured me she would be there. She came on time and she did a fantastic job! I loved the makeup and she is so nice! Thank you so much!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayushe S.
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I absolutely loved my makeup and hair with Candace! I've been through many makeup artists in the process of wedding photography, and Candace was by far my absolute favorite. I'm rarely impressed with people, so this was great. To expand on why I was happy, I'll explain the major factors that drive my opinion. First, Candace was responsive to my needs and experienced enough to actually work with my thick, fluffy Indian hair! Second, she actually spent a great deal of time going through the Pinterest photos I sent her and created my look accordingly. Third, she was willing to travel to me and start at 5:30 am to accommodate my ridiculous time schedule for photos in Atlanta. Fourth, she knows makeup: she has a collection of the best, high end make up products--I spend so much time and effort on my daily makeup regimen, so I wanted an expert, not someone claiming to be an expert. Several others who gave me quotes didn't even know the brand Urban Decay, which is ridiculous for a makeup artist! Fifth, she is the first person to know how to tease my hair even better than I could--no one has done my hair to my liking before! In addition to all this, her warm, bright personality and ability to relate to anyone make her a charming professional to spend 2 hours with. I couldn't be happier and will be coming to her for all future needs.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie T.
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Shannon was absolutely a pleasure to work with!!! She was professional, fun and timely! I couldn’t have asked for a better makeup artist and plan to use her for other events!

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Faces by Fiona
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lihi C.
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I'm a professional makeup artist, with big experience, and i want to say that Fiona is so talented! She is an amazing makeup artist. After she did my makeup, i didn't want to take it off. I wanted to stay like that forever. She made me feel so beautiful! Her work include a very good taste, quality and a big professionalism, she has something that you cannot get at the makeup school, you need to born with it. Thank you my dear I cannot wait to have your makeup again! Lihi

Greggs Magic
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Nicki S.
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The kids ranged from babies under 1 to 5 years old and Gregg kept their attention the full performance. He made the birthday girl feel really special by including her on some of the tricks. I received many compliments from the parents that it was a unique experience and they enjoyed watching their kids laugh and be amazed by the magic. Gregg was easy and pleasant to work with. I would recommend him to others!

CK Events and Designs
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew W.
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What a great experience! Cynthia King was so good with the kids and has a real talent for all types and styles of face painting. I will definitely use her again!

  • 11 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Madelynn K.
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Samantha was a pleasure to have at our wedding. She was able to complete every woman's wishes for hairstyles. She was also very flexible with our schedule and did everything to make sure I was a happy and beautiful bride! We are very grateful to have stumbled across her on thumbtack 😊

  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Devya T.
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Maghan did some incredible work on my bridal party!! She did makeup while Samantha (a partner she pairs up with) did hair for 11 people! Maghan did hairbrushed makeup on all my bridesmaids and they all were raving about it!! It was great to have everyone looking beautiful on my day!! They arrived on time even with a ton of rain!!! I would highly recommend Maghan

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Flawlessbycaro
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariel C.
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Carolina does the most amazing work! She not only makes your skin look so fresh and young with her products but she is truly an artist when it comes to doing your makeup. I have had so many compliments on my look, skin, and how natural her products make me look. My favorite is the custom blend which lasts for such a long time and provides me with the perfect amount of coveage for work or a night out. I love that everything is organic as well, it just feels so light and clean on my skin.

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Shelby Theisner Makeup
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan Y.
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Not only was Shelby easy to communicate with, flexible, and on time, but the quality of her work for both my hair and makeup was top notch! She knew exactly what would look good on me and went with it. I received compliments all night! Would hire Shelby again.

HSH Makeup Specialty
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bettina S.
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I would highly recommend Helene for any makeup services you need! She is very professional and really takes her time to make you feel comfortable and of course beautiful. She originally did my makeup for my wedding along with my bridal party....we only wanted our makeup, which you can tell she really loves what she does! I was so pleased with the look, I alo hired her to do a makeup artistry lesson so I could learn from her experience! She was great and had a ton of knowledge that she shared with me. It was the best choice I've ever made.

The Makeup Junkie
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Christina N.
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Sadi, the Makeup Junkie, is an amazing makeup artist. Not to mention a great hair stylist! She did the makeup and hair for myself, the bride, and my four bridesmaids. She takes her time to understand the person she she is beautifying and what their preferences are, while still maintaining a cohesive look between all of the girls. She works well with brides who keep changing their mind on hairstyles, and makes sure to give professional input. Looking at the pictures now, I'm amazed at how well she emphasized each of my bridesmaids' unique features... everyone looked gorgeous! The whispered, "you are so beautifuls" from my husband during the ceremony made it worth every penny.

DANIELA BELL | MAKEUP STUDIO
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie T.
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I could not be happier with my choice to go with Daniela. There were a lot of choices to pick from since I received several quotes through Thumbtack. Daniela was prompt with her responses and outlined her prices clearly. On the day of the event she arrived on time and was ready to work. She is very personable and easy to get along with. Although I didn't really have any makeup looks to show her, she was able to listen to my requests and create a beautiful look for me and my sister. My makeup looked beautiful especially since I got false lashes applied. The lashes were very high quality and felt very light. You could hardly feel them. The lashes were applied very well and stayed well on through the night. Although the lashes are an extra charge, it is well worth it as they are premium quality and re-useable. Daniela also uses high quality makeup such as MAC Cosmetics. She was very informative throughout the whole process and even gave some tips on makeup application, lash application/removal, and false lash care (since she gave me re-useable ones). Daniela is also very open and accommodating to making any changes if you are unhappy with anything. She wants you to feel and look beautiful. My only regret is that I don't live in Dallas, because I'm missing out on always getting my makeup done by Daniela for every event!

Mobile Radiance LLC DFW
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ariana S.
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Jaeli is my weelky makeup artist! As for myself I never ever wear a full face of Makeup she takes over everytime!! Never fails to perfect her work ❤️ She makes sure every face feature is on point!

Shearit Makeup
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Erin B.
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D'laina is an amazing friend and makeup artist. She did my makeup for my wedding and it lasted all day. She did it exactly how I wanted and didn't mind it when I asked questions. She knew exactly what to do to make my face look good. Not only is she wonderfully talented but she is so laid back, fun to be around and hilarious. Lover her to pieces and will always use her for my makeup needs.

La'Makiaj
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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She listens to what u say, and do exactly what u need. I recommend her to everyone, she's a great makeup artist.

Andrea Rivera
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennet G.
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My daughter’s first time using makeup and she loved her experience with this artist. We asked the focus to be on her eyes and she did exactly what we asked for. We will be hiring her again. Great job!!!

Makeup Artistry by Shavonda
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
CShante F.
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Shavonda is a great makeup artist. She goes above and beyond to make sure you that you are satisfied with your makeup look. I didn't know what makeup look I wanted intially for my birthday so I let her freestyle and when I tell you I was overly impressed with the my look!!! I will definitely be booking her for all my special occasions!! CShante

Cheeks Make Up Artistry
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Arlene M.
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When I tell you great at what she do that describes Shauntavia Williams. She is very professional and she knows how to make your special day even more special. My make up was flawless and lashes on point. Everyone was at aww when I walked out at my wedding. Thanks Shauntavia

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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