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Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Houston.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
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Linda offered a prompt quote for her amazing services. She did makeup for my mom, my bridesmaid & I. She was fast, efficient and thorough, working with us on styles that matched our look - giving options, alternatives and ideas. She was prompt and communicative - texted and called as needed. She arrived on time and was as friendly as she was knowledgeable. I could not have been happier!!! Thank you so much, Linda! I will recommend you to everyone!!!

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Dawn Nicole Faces of Beauty
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
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Dawn provided wedding makeup for me and my sister on November 4, 2016. She is amazing! This was our 1st time getting professional makeup, so Dawn explained the process thoroughly. She was prompt, organized, & clean. Most of all, she was friendly, personable, & she helped calm my nerves for my big day. We received countless compliments! I highly recommend Dawn for anyone needing makeup services.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rakel G.
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I had a great experience with La Bellalee makeup! Anabel was super sweet and very skilled at doing makeup. She also gave me a lot of tips and pointers on doing my own makeup. She's an expert at contour and shading and she can do a wide range of looks. I usually prefer a more simple look and she's awesome at that too. Thanks La Bellalee makeup and thanks Anabel! Two thumbs up!

Makeup By Andrea
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Maylia K.
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Andrea was so professional.. She came on time and do my hair and makeup right away. I love the eye lashes she put on my eyes and the eyes makeup was prettey. She did the hair the way I wanted and everyone in my party love it. Thanks Andrea! You've made my day! I will def contact you again!

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Vivid Glam Artistry
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kendra B.
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I had such an amazing experience as this was my first time ever having a professional to do my makeup. Her work was truly beautiful and I’m looking forward to booking her for my next event!

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Makeup By Darling
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erelvis J.
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Maravillosa!!! Me encanto su trabajo y profesionalidad....no voy a dudar en volver a sus manos para todas mis importantes citas 😊

Makeup by Daphne
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Pricilla G.
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Professional makeup, and professional artist. She was exactly what I was looking for in a makeup artist: easy to talk to, professional, and most of all, skilled! She listened to what I wanted instead of doing her own thing. She also helped me find the makeup that works for me so that I could buy it on my own time. Very satisfied!

Empire Faces
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
VEronica J.
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Amazing work by Lara and her team! My bridesmaids and I got so many compliments on our makeup. They were also on time with a 5 am arrival and we were all completed before the time scheduled. If you want the best work, then book them!!

Impeccable Beauty
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole A.
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Nicole was so nice and gentle. She made the makeup process fun and relaxing.

Makeup2go by CS
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan C.
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Corey did an amazing job on my makeup at my trials, bridals, and the wedding!!! My four bridesmaids and both moms loved their makeup!!! Abigail did our hair and was fantastic! We all looked so beautiful! Corey was so professional and fun. They worked well with our photographer on following the timeline. Plus, Corey went above and beyond to help me find some information and solutions for some of my skin issues. I wish I could have Corey do my makeup every day!!

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BORODINA STYLIST
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 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!!

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DeTa Beauty
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel F.
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Kathleen was great! I highly recommend her to anyone needing makeup done. She’s amazing at what she does & the makeup lasted all day. I will definitely use her again!

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
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.

HIGHBROW HAIR & MAKEUP
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine D.
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Connie is just a fantastic makeup artist! She is up to date on all the newest and best products and techniques. You would be hard pressed to find someone more devoted. I love that the makeup she does is so pretty and flattering, not to mention long lasting and sweat-proof. She makes you glow! She is also very sweet and pleasant to work with. She will listen to you and make you feel very comfortable. Highly, highly recommend Highbrow Makeup for any and all special occasion makeup needs! I only wish I had pictures on hand to share.

Makeup by AZ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Summan K.
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Always had great experience with makeup by AZ! Highly Recommended!

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GLAIZA CATHE ARTISTRY
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Glaiza did a great job with my makeup, helping me to look flawless but still very much myself.

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!

CNK Beauty Makeup
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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!

  • 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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Makeup Artist

Houston, TX

  • Event type
    Photo shoot
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (None)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    Engagement photo shoot
  • $80
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Houston, TX

  • Number of people needing makeup
    3
  • Details
    Just makeup and hair for wedding
  • $185
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist

Houston, TX

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Bridal party
  • Total people needing makeup application
    Other (6)
  • Makeup style
    Glamorous and bold
  • Additional makeup services
    Fake lash application: Yes, Airbrushing: Yes, Tattoo covering: No
  • Pre-wedding makeup trial
    Yes
  • Day- or night-of touch-ups
    As recommended by professional
  • Hair stylist
    No, I already have a separate hair stylist
  • Details
    purple sci fi is the theme
  • $128.36
    Average price
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