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  • 13 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne H.
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I had someone who was going to do my hair and makeup for my wedding day September 8th (Friday evening). Well the person that was going to work on our makeup for my daughter, Stepdaughter, & myself calls me on Tuesday to cancel leaving me 3 days to my wedding day to try to find another person. Of course I am totally ticked off because I specifically asked this lady on Sunday night if she was going to still do our makeup. She said yes ma'am don't you worry. Leaving me and assuming she got all 3 of us on my wedding day. So now I have to find someone asap to do our makeup for my wedding. My step daughter found Linda on Thumbtack. At that moment I needed someone quickly. I called Linda and she was available to do all 3 of our makeup and OMG she did an AMAZING JOB on my daughters's and my makeup as well. Especially it being a last minute and for 3 people. She is sooooo AWESOME!!!!!! She was on point, very professional, very friendly, and very organized, did our makeup the way we liked it and asked for. I will definitely be using her again.

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Dawn Nicole Faces of Beauty
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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DawnNicole did my makeup for my wedding and she did an amazing job! I received so many compliments on my makeup! My face looked absolutely flawless! Thanks Dawn

Makeup By Andrea
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Iheny N.
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I would recommend her over and over and over and over again. I run my own business and I understand just how important it is to give great client statisfaction. She does that and more! She's so professional and friendly. I trusted her to do anything she wanted with my hair and makeup and the results were AMAZING. If you're not hiring her, then I don't know what you're doing with your life haha honestly! She's amazing and I WILL use her for any event, any wedding, any birthday, anything that requieres makeup. Not only did she did an outstanding job but also her assistant left my mom looking like an model. Thank you Andrea, I know I said this before but thank you again. You made me feel like a Barbie for my gala.

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Makeup By Darling
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harina V.
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I had a great experience with airbrush makeup and hair for an event for me and my two sisters. She clearly knew what she was doing and was able to give us all three distinct and personalized looks based on what we wanted. She is also very personable. Would 100% recommend to anyone needing hair/makeup for events.

Impeccable Beauty
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 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.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monika M.
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The service was awesome she made me feel like I was a queen every time she did my makeup. Nothing need to be improve this is the best makeup artist in Houston.

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BORODINA STYLIST
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mehek V.
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Irina did my makeup and my mother's make up for my wedding and she did an amazing job!! I was very pleased with my make up and it stayed put for the whole day. The pricing was also very good. Irina was on time even though she had to come to my house very early. Highly recommend!!

Makeup2go by CS
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kara W.
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Corey did my makeup for my wedding. They did both bridesmaids and the MoB. All of us looked awesome. My makeup stayed on my face without running, streaking, fading or anything, and it rained ALL DAY LONG on my wedding day. Corey was professional, funny, sweet and her knowledge of makeup is impressive. I did the trial makeup and Corey and I worked out a look and colors before the big day, so I felt totally comfortable knowing how everything would look for my wedding day. Abigail did a great job on my hair too!

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DeTa Beauty
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce W.
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We got married in May 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Makeup is a bit foreign to me, and so I wasn't sure what look would be best. Kathleen brainstormed and helped me achieve two different looks. She is very detail-oriented (i.e. taking notes at my makeup trial), and at every step, asked what I wanted and didn't want. I ended up getting airbrush makeup and everything stayed on perfectly for the whole evening (6+ hours), even after crying and sweating on the dance floor. The products she uses are excellent (no breakouts, redness), and she is very cognizant of the sanitation of her brushes and materials. Considering her level of expertise and professionalism, she is very competitively priced. Thanks Kathleen!!!

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GLAIZA CATHE ARTISTRY
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Herminio M.
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She was great with her makeup. Amazing to talk to and friendly all around.

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!!!

The Makeup vault TMV
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea R.
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I contacted Angie with The Makeup Vault for makeup lessons because I was wanting to expand my knowledge on makeup for myself and learn new techniques and get hands on experience. Angie was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She made my learning experience enjoyable and I learned so much from her!!! She is an awesome instructor.

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Millicent T.
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Lexcole Beauty did a beautiful job on my makeup for my baby shower. Not only did she do my makeup, but she also gave me some makeup and skin care tips for when I do my own makeup. She is very punctual! I definitely will be using her again. Thanks Lexcole Beauty for making me beautiful.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laurasia F.
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The best MUA that has ever beat my face not only to say she was the first one to do my makeup at 12 for my first pageant and of course it was amazing. Over the years heir skillos has just gotten stronger my face is a living testimony

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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!

CNK Beauty Makeup
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail G.
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You tell her what you want and she not only satisfies your need, but exceeds it! Show her your outfit for the event and she’ll know exactly what to do if you aren’t sure what you want. Works in a timely manner to make sure you are on time for your event. I use her for all important events and would recommend her to anyone whether you need casual makeup done or a whole makeover for a wedding/Quinceañera/Sweet 16!

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!

Makeup By Joseline
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yevett V.
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makeup results were great and the process of getting makeup done was fun and memorable. highly recommended

Beautiful Yeux
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie H.
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Taught seven girls some makeup tips in a fun, easy environment. I now know how to put on falsies and contour my face!

Kayla the Makeup Artist
5.0
from 3 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. 👍🏾💯

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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