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Browse these professions makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

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Velvet Beauty
5.0
from 134 reviews
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabriela T.
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Marisa did my makeup for both my bridal portraits and my wedding day and did an AMAZING job! Marisa is very talented and really listened to what I wanted and what my girls wanted and followed through 100%. Everyone in my bridal party looked so natural and beautiful! Not only is Marisa an amazing makeup artist, she is very professional, and personable! My bridal party and I had a lot of fun with her the day of my wedding. I am so glad I found her for my big day and cannot wait to hire her again! Marisa will not disappoint you!

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Nicole G. Makeup Artist
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie L.
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Nicole is very nice and professional. We wanted Korean style makeup and she actually took time to study the tutorials I sent to her. Of course she did a fantastic job for me and my girls on the wedding day. I definitely recommend her to every lady out there who wants to hire a professional makeup artist for your special day!

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Makeup by B I A
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla A.
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OK. Bia is one of the most professional makeup artists I have ever met. Not only is she wonderful at what she does, but also listens to her client. Her makeup arsenal is filled with products that look amazing on skin. I am usually hesitant when a makeup artists does my foundation and brows, but Bia's expertise allows her to never make mistakes. She did me and my sister's prom makeup (pics included!) and everyone kept asking who did it! They marveled at how glowy my face was and the precision of my brows. Overall, I HIGHLY URGE anyone and everyone to HIRE BIA. Don't regret not allowing her to do your makeup.... Thanks Bia and my sister and I love you!

Très Unique Studio
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine E.
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I hired Très Unique Beauty Lounge to do makeup for a formal evening event. I requested a look for a black dress that would stand out and different. She was able to give me a stunning look that matched the hidden tint of my dress. I received compliments all evening from guests at the event. The lady who did my makeup was professional the whole time. The manager, ToCarra Gongob, responded quickly to my messages on Thumbtack and accommodated me at a last min notice. I highly recommend using Très Unique Beauty Lounge.

FacebyNik
4.5
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Eriika L.
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I'm a professional photographer for Bivio Photo and recently hired Nik on a photo shoot. I definitely thought her work was amazing and she is a highly proficient makeup artist. An accomplished, professional and reliable makeup artist is very important to a photographer. Even more importantly, Nik was very engaging and enjoyable to be around. We had a really fun shoot/session and I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.

Noemi Alvarado
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Sara W.
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simply loved noemi and the make up and hair she did for my wedding. It lasted all day and eye makeup lasted 2 days she uses great makeup brands that worked well on my sensitive skin. Noemi is very professional and experienced and a wonderful person. She has magic in her hands and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a great makeup artist

My Makeup Movement
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Diantha R.
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Mary was fantastic! She provided services for my daughter and her bridal party last Saturday at the Hotel Alsace in Castroville, Texas. Mary transformed my already beautiful daughter into a GODDESS! The bridal party also looked beautiful and radiant. Not only did Mary and her associate did a great job on everyone's makeup but also did a marvelous job on all of the girl's hair! Mary definitely knows her craft! I love the way that she had small lip glosses for each girl in their shade that she applied to their lips to complete the look. She even did the makeup for the mother of the bride who was not originally a part of the package and didn't charge. I will definitely recommend her to anyone that has a makeup artistry need and will utilize her myself in the future!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
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She was very professional and was early to my makeup appointment. She did my makeup the way I wanted it which was ROARING 1920's and my makeup roared ! Also she did my makeup with out a trial makeup run and it came out exactly the way I wanted it bold . She also did my nieces makeup on point to what I wanted 1920s theme. Furthermore we got mink eyelashes that where beautiful and stayed on no matter what . She also did both our makeup in a reasonable time and had everything we wanted and needed with her. I would recommend her for sure. Thank you again Tammi

Bella MUA
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ash S.
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Ana did my wedding hair and makeup.She was absolutely great to work with. Before i scheduled my trial makeup/hair with her, i had tried other highly rated artists through weddingwire and i was not happy with the trials. The best thing i loved about Ana was that she was patient enough to first understand your taste and then work with you to create your own style.She did absolutely amazing for my wedding makeup and hair and i highly recommend her.

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Anna Body Art
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan Z.
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Amazing job on my tiger face makeup. She is true artist and worked incredibly fast. Would definitely use 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!

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Yömakeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina R.
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I was overwhelming pleased with Yomakeup! I had a makeup artist cancel at the last minute for my wedding and Jessika saved me! Everyone commented on the whole night how wonderful all of our makeup was done. If I ever have another event or need to have my makeup done she will be my first call. She will also be my recommendation to anyone that asks.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 15 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!

Versage MakeUp Artistry
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Paige N.
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Elizabeth did a wonderful job doing our bachelorette party makeup! She was very professional and wonderful to have around!

Erica Gray Beauty
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie T.
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Erica did makeup and hair for my bridal photoshoot and I was really pleased with the results. Her work was done effectively and in a timely manner. She adapted easily to the look I was going for and I felt beautiful for my photoshoot. Oddly enough, she knew my photographer and was willing to come for few hours to assist during the photoshoot and do touch ups and pose recommendations which I felt really thankful for and lucky ! I highly recommend Erica if you are looking to get a beautiful and natural makeup look for any occasions !

Pure Glam Make-up
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi A.
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Amazing service. She is extremely professional and really made my day a special one. My makeup and hair was flawless. I highly recommend Jennifer. She is amazing talented makeup artist.

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Fire Blossom Beauty
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neena W.
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I had a great experience with Fire Blossom Beauty! I've never gotten my hair and makeup done professionally (and I hardly know what i'm doing when it comes to makeup) so I was very happy when I met Michelle who is very down to earth and didn't make me feel like I was asking dumb questions. I wasn't sure what I wanted but she was very patient with me and explained the different techniques. Since I was getting hair and makeup done for my wedding, I was of course semi-stressed out about the end product. I scheduled a practice run with Michelle about a month before my wedding and this definitely eased my stress about how I would look on my wedding day. I was very confident that I would be in good hands! She was also very quick to respond to my messages. On the day of my wedding she arrived early to our appointment so that she could set things up and get started sooner. I'm glad she did this because I am usually a stickler about getting somewhere on time. It definitely helped to take away some of my stress. An overall great experience and you can't beat the price! My hair and makeup remained intact through the entire wedding and even through partying on 6th street until 2AM!

  • 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 10 reviews
  • 4 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!

Blush Beauty by Lea
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Zun K.
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Lea is great makeup artist. She did an amazing makeup on me and my mother for the wedding. I am so pleased with her service and she is very easy to work with. I will hire her again in the future. Her pricing is awesome along with her work, that was another reason which inclined me to hire her. She will satisfy you before she leaves and never rushes you. I will highly recommend everyone to hire her!! Thanks lea

Austin Texas Makeup
5.0
from 1 review
    Laura L.
    Verified review

    Haley arrived early to get 6+ models (men, women and teens) ready for a photo shoot for our company Mosaic Weighted Blankets and everyone looked great she tailored each client and the make looked natural and professional. The photos turned out great and Haley is great at working with clients. Great Value and will use again!

    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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