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Houston Costume Makeup Artists

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Space City Clowns
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina R.
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Definitely recommend space city clowns. Her clown costume is simple so your little ones are not afraid. Her face painting and balloon making is perfect, lots of good compliments from my guest. Awesome communication. Will use space city clowns again Thank you

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  • 13 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ruth W.
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Linda was great; quick communicator, professional, flexible, wonderful stylist and excellent makeup artist. I would recommend her to potential clients. This was my first experience with thumbtack and it was very positive.

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Dawn Nicole Faces of Beauty
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly G.
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Dawn Nicole is a fabulous makeup artist. She was very professional, highly skilled, and very personable. She arrived at my hotel as scheduled, asked lots of questions about the look I was going for and the event I was attending and did not leave until I was completely satisfied. I would recommend her and use her again and again. She gave me more than I expected.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie S.
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The makeup artist, Anabei is kind and generous. Before hiring her, I asked many questions about hair style details. She responded very fast and clear.

Makeup By Andrea
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Sena P.
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Andrea is amazing. From the first time she did my face in 2008 she's been my main well only makeup artist. I will reschedule shoots are fashion shows if she's not able to do my makeup. Andrea will always be my #1 makeup artist!

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Vivid Glam Artistry
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacqueline P.
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Shaketha did a great job! On time and professional makeup artist who is really sweet!

Mariana's Artistic Services
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Ricardo O.
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Very professional. The makeup looked amazing, she is a true artist!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jose V.
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She created the most incredible wearable balloon costumes. Listened to my last minute requests and adapted them. They were a hit at the party! Thank you!

Makeup by Daphne
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Hope C.
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Fantastic! I've gotten my makeup done by Daphne sereral times and each time has been a great experience. She's a perfectionist and is considerate of your ideas and tries to accomplish the look you're going for. Her style is bold and beautiful yet natural looking. Perfect for weddings or formal events. Overall one of the best makeup artists I've been to in Houston.

Empire Faces
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Phuong J.
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Lara Toman was so sweet and supportive with my preferences for my bridal group! I met Katherine (forgive me if I misspelled her name) during my makeup trial, and she did a fantastic job on blending my acne-prone skin with naturally subtle but noticeable colors. I was disappointed that she wasn't there on my wedding day when confirmed she'll be there, but Lara ended up doing my makeup and she didn't disappoint! Basically there were 2 hairstylists and 1 makeup artist there all ready to go. The makeup crew was very patient with my mother, who is, as much as I love her, can be hard to please at times so she had her makeup "tweaked" three times. Plus an unfortunate event happened right before the wedding, so my mother was being discouraging WHILE I was getting my makeup and hair done. Thankfully, Lara and her team were very encouraging throughout my session. They even stayed longer than they should've. That meant so much to me, because my night was amazing from there onward. I highly recommend going with Empire Faces for wedding events. Our makeup came out great in our professional photos!

Impeccable Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy W.
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Trenesia is absolutely amazing at what she does. She very professional and she made me look and feel beautiful. If your looking for a good makeup artist she is diffently the one to call. I have her locked in my phone and I will be using her on a regular basis.

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BORODINA STYLIST
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz A.
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Ms. Irina did a very beautiful job on my hair and makeup. She is also very considerate in her pricing, and will not give you anything less than flawless quality. She knows her craft well and will make you feel comfortable while she does her job. Two thumbs up for her!

Makeup by Jen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey A.
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Jen is such an amazing artist and I hired her for my bridal portraits and my wedding makeup. I could not believe how stunning and natural she made me look. She is a true artist in her craft and is more than reasonably priced. If you are looking for someone to do your wedding makeup, makeup for a photoshoot or anything else - you MUST HIRE JEN! She will take care of you. As a hairstylist myself, she will be my number one makeup artist I recommend in Houston and nearby places. Thanks Jen for helping make my special day PERFECT!!!

The Makeup vault TMV
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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Every time I get my makeup done by The Makeup Vault it’s a a great experience overall. Angie does a fantastic job of always making sure I leave her studio happy and satisfied. If you’re looking for a quality makeup service in Houston, TMV is the place to go!!!!

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Lexcole Beauty
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ella G.
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Alexis was absolutely amazing! I had no idea how makeup can change my face and attitude. I will rebook an appointment!

HIGHBROW HAIR & MAKEUP
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie R.
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Awsome makeup artist!! Made me feel great and special.. very professional!! I highly recommend her...

Makeup by AZ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sobia M.
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Azra is very talented, sweet and experienced makeup artist. I would highly recemond her.

Makeup by Alicia
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Demi S.
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I have relied on Alicia several times to do my makeup, and have been happy with the result every time. She did my makeup, and the makeup of my mother and bridesmaids, on my wedding day. She did a wonderful job of paying attention to each of our preferences and made us all feel beautiful on the big day. I highly recommend Alicia whether you need makeup done for a special event, or just a night out!

Facesbynikkic
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shemece D.
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Nicole is beyond amazing. I couldn’t be more happy with her service. She is so talented and passionate about her job that my make up was just outstanding. What a great Makeup artist!

Makeupbychelseyyy
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Ana P.
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    Chelsey did an amazing job on my makeup! I needed a makeup last minute because I had a photo shoot, Chelsey literally saved me & made wonders happen. I’ve had my makeup done a few times by her & every experience in her chair is fun, she’s such a gem. I would definitely recommend her as your makeup artist.

    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Just came back to using Thumbtack. (see my service reviews on my website) Specializing in traditional and airbrush makeup. Professional and experienced on-location makeup services for fashion, editorial, bridal, prom and event! Every client is different, but there is magic when you see each face light up after you've just finished a makeup application. The confidence and shine that comes from those moments is priceless. PLEASE VISIT: stylebyaishah.com for more information and portfolio.

    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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