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Houston Costume Makeup Artists

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Space City Clowns
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 307 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
  • 221 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 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 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.

Makeup By Andrea
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 56 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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  • 9 years in business
  • 52 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!

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!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachella W.
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Jo was so nice, she responded to my text immediately. She did my daughters Makeup for her prom at the last minute with no problem. My daughter looked so glamorous. She’s definitely gonna be our new makeup artist.

Impeccable Beauty
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 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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IRINA BORODINA STYLIST
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 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!

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Makeup by Rosalyn
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
India T.
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She's my new makeup artist...I love her n love my makeup!!!

Makeup2go by CS
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs R.
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I really appreciated the time she took to explain the product and how to apply on my face/skin. I found Corey to be very knowledgable as a makeup artist. I have been to others who seem to just about the sale than to take the time to show me what I need to enhance my face. Thank you for making my anniversary so special. It's Royer

The Makeup vault TMV
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 22 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!!!!

Makeup by Jen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 17 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!!!

Beauty & Makeup by Sandra
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon M.
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Sandra gave me a makeup tutorial that covered a progression of makeup techniques from daily wear to a night out. Leading up to the appointment she confirmed and was easy to reach. She arrived on time and well equipped with lighting and makeup. She was very patient and kind, taught me correct application methods, and explained various tips to correct my application errors. She used a combination of my products and hers and made economical product recommendations for items I did not have. She did not rush through the lesson and made me feel very comfortable practicing techniques. I highly recommend Sandra if you want learn about makeup application and/or if you want a professional makeup artist for a special event.

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Lexcole Beauty
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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

BD Styling Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sunaina G.
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Brenda came to my rescue at my wedding to correct and re-apply the existing makeup done by a local artist which I was not impressed with. Given the time pressure, she was quick, persuasive and while she ousted everybody else out from the scene, she kept me calm and re-assured during this process keeping my smiling. She kept the makeup clean, simple and traditional as I wanted it. It stayed intact all night, and my pictures looked fresh and pretty even though it was a night event. Brenda was not even a certified make-up artist at this time but she most definitely had the passion, talent and confidence to jump in on such an important day. She even helped our other friends with their make-up and hair! She has come a long way since and you can be guaranteed that she will be pleasant to work with and if you are like me and like natural look, she will keep you as true to your original self as possible. I would highly recommend hiring Brenda!

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Bridal Art Studio
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sana S.
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Asra is one of the best makeup artists I have ever come across in my life! She is professional, punctual, and her work speaks for herself! All my family and friends have been so excited after seeing her work that they are all ready to hire her for their future events. She is the best!

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!

Kayla the Makeup Artist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
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Kayla is awesome at what she does with a great personality. I will definitely be using her again for makeup lessons or just to do my makeup for a big event. 👍🏾💯

Party Pro
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Konstantin Z.
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Excellent halloween makeup artist. The job is done quickly and T. was very helpful in arranging my look. My face painting held well throughout whole night and i trully had a blast. I was coming back for three straight years. Highly recommend.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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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