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San Antonio Makeup Artists

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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pauline M.
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Ronee is a professional and sweet makeup artist and hair stylist. It's clear that she loves what she does! She was early on my wedding day and stayed right on schedule. She was able to finish all 6 of my bridesmaids hair and/or makeup and finished off with my bridal makeup and hair in a timely manner. She wasted no time and listened carefully to what each of us wanted. Definitely recommend! :)

Lily Flower Hair and Makeup
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lois S.
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Ruth is a true professional. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to make-up techniques and latest trends. She made me feel at ease and created a look that was stunning without using too much make-up per my request. She enhanced my natural features and suggested a color palette that really went well together with my skin tone and outfit. I was very pleased with the final result. My make-up looked amazing in our family photos too and I received lots of compliments. I highly recommend Ruth as a makeup artist.You will not be disappointed and will be contacting her anytime you want to look your best!

My Makeup Movement
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie B.
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Mary is amazing! We did a trial run because I don't usually wear very much makeup and I was hesitant about it. I was so impressed with her work and her personality was definitely a plus. She did my hair and makeup for bridal portraits and her staff did hair & makeup for 11 people for my wedding including me. We got so many compliments and my husband still is talking about how much he loved my makeup. He said I looked breathtakingly gorgeous! Mary and her staff are the best :).

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LISA B.
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My bridal makeup trial when great! Tammy’s makeup artist skills are on point! Looking forward to Tammy making me look beautiful on my special day!

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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She is absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend her to anybody who need a makeup artist. She was very punctual, she showed up at the time she said she would. Which is very important because I hate when people are late and she wasn't. Her communication was great and she really wanted to understand my vision for my fashion photoshoot. She really understood what I was wanting with the photos I sent her. When she arrived I didn't say anything to her specific to the make up. I just let her do her thing and she did the makeup spot on to what I wanted. All in all she was very professional, sweet, high quality work and her response time was almost immediate. I will definitely use her again!

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Gem.In.Eyes: Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nedra M.
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Chibbi is fantastic. I've had my makeup done by him a few times now and I have an absolute blast every time he does it. He's a fun and funny person who prioritizes making people feel comfortable. I've had experiences with other makeup artists where it was just really awkward and uncomfortable, but Chibbi makes it fun and light. Also, he isn't bothered by questions! If you ask him about specifics about products or techniques, he's great at explaining. He's really gentle with his brushes and doesn't skip the skin care portion of the process. Communicate with him -- tell him what you want, or even how you want to feel, and he'll make it happen!

  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Sue is an amazing makeup artist! She listened to what I wanted and helped me to pick colors to achieve that exact look. Sue is very patient and professional and will make sure that you are completely satisfied and of course beautiful! She deserves a million stars!

Annalisa Rodriguez MUA
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tatiana A.
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Annalisa R. is AMAZING!!! Not only is she talented but she gave me exactly what I wanted for my birthday look! I got so many compliments about my makeup that night and it all stayed in place till I had enough of my fun. She was very nice, made sure to ask me what I wanted, and made me comfortable about the look before we started. As I have stated before the end product was just great and love that she is not scared to play with any colors!( this is important to me because a true makeup artist doesn’t have just one look they can do all) I will continue to go to her for any event I have in the future and would highly recommend this beautiful gal!

Face Creations by Marilyn
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marisol C.
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Love Marilyn! She's one of the best makeup artist in San Antonio. Always leaves you looking flawless and beautiful!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carla L.
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Ashley has done makeup for at least 3 models for us. She is a true professional and does outstanding makeup artistry each and every time. I will definitely continue to use her services as well as highly recommend!

The Painted Rose
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jen M.
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I've used Aprul twice and plan to use her again. She did my daughter's hair and makeup for prom and graduation. Aprul is a very talented makeup artist who loves what she does. Her passion is evident in her work. Aprul is extremely professional, knowledgeable, up to date on the trends, and really takes to time to listen to what you want. I highly recommend her!

Oh My Juliet Makeup
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Seili P.
Verified review

By far the best makeup artist I have delt with! Juliet is very versatile, she has done both soft & full glam looks for me in the past & both are amazing. Highly recommend her for any of your upcoming events!

Makeup by Courtney O.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Megan G.
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Courtney did great for my date night! I can't wait to use her again! She is valued your time and makes sure she does exactly what you ask. She pay attention to you skin type. Thank you, Courtney!

Beautiful Creatures
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Brandon G.
Verified review

Does pretty good with haircuts. I'm a very particular man who's never gone to the barber/salon without a complaint or two. Ashley is one of two exceptions.

About

My passion for art and beauty have fueled my career and keep me pushing foward . I feel it shows in my work ethic and in the makeup I create.

About

We are a small husband-and-wife business that is offering photography, makeup, and video services. We received the San Antonio Weddings Brides Favorite award for 2013 and 2014. We provide services for all events such as weddings, families, schools, etc.

About

Carolina Galindo has 3+ years of experience doing makeup applications for weddings or special events and has attended the Aveda Institute for the esthetics program gaining even more knowledge of the canvas, the skin.

About

I have more than 10 years of makeup excellence, mastering techniques of all beauty demands. I am a perfectionist in all areas. I have achieved highest certifications with elite makeup brand.

  • 5 years in business
About

Do you want to look flawless and glowing, I do professional makeup for quinceaneras, weddings, or any special event. I do have my own makeup line, also I offer personal makeup classes.

  • 6 years in business
About

My work stands out from others because what I do is different, I am excellent at what I do and how I do it. I do what you as the customer wants and if you your not to sure then I will give you options

  • 7 years in business
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I do both hair and makeup for special occasions. I work alone or with a team depending on the job. I have eight years of experience in hair and seven in makeup. I look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Makeup Artist

San Antonio, TX

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    Date is flexible. Money is negotiable. Willing to pay travel.
  • $65
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist on July 19, 2013

Austin, TX

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    I'm African American so I need brown powder and I want a natural look not to heavy
  • $165
    Average price

Need a Makeup Artist for a Photoshoot

Leander, TX

  • Number of people needing makeup
    1
  • Details
    This will be for a fitness photo shoot so I don't need "wedding makeup" just ready for the camera
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