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Alexandria Celebrity Makeup Artists

Browse these celebrity makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alexandria.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roslyn L.
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Winstead is a savvy professional makeup artist and producer. He was flexible to work with me to meet my particular needs. He also offers a great services at a competitive price.

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Erin
4.8
from 94 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
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Mimi A.
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She is extremely professional and punctual. I found my to go makeup artist now. Look no further. She is reasonable and doesn’t try to break your bank like other makeup artists, especially when they know you have an event they jack up the price...unacceptable. With Erin she is affordable, loves what she does and an incredible personality. She gave me exactly the look I wanted. The makeup lasted the whole event. It was so beautiful I didn’t want to take it off. Thank you for such an outstanding work of art. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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DC Elite Image
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daryle L.
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I could not have been happier with DC Elite Image. Teresa was accommodating (came to my home to do my makeup for a holiday party), super friendly and professional to work with - and I simply loved my results! I would recommend her without hesitation to any individual or organization needing a professional makeup artist. And I will certainly be a repeat customer!

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  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Tricia G.
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The BEST makeup artist EVERRRRR! I Love her work! Carlynn was punctual , responsive to all communication and very pleasant to work with. She felt like family! I will DEFINETLY recommend her services to all I kmow that are in need 🙏🏾💄💄 please dont forget about us!

Makeup by Fran
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia H.
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Francisca is amazing! She was prompt and did a fantastic job. I couldn't believe how quick she was. She is so friendly and easy going and informs you what she's doing throughout the whole process. She's a sweet and extremely talented makeup artist! She even let me know what ringlights she uses when she takes photos. I go to the DC area often, so I will definitely be using her services again!

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Inside Out Beauty
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Amazing job! Karla is an amazing makeup artist and I will def use her again! I needed a makeup artist for Miss Adams Morgan and she was so helpful. Did a pre-look a couple of days before. Stylist from salon as helped with wig so overall an amazing experience!

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Karma's Kreations Artistry
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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JoAnnie H.
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Aubrielle came to my home and did my wedding makeup. She was very professional and friendly and exceeded every expectation. My make up was beautiful and my wedding pictures turned out amazing! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

CHANCE LAWRONE
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Sherri B.
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I never normally write reviews but I was so impressed. She made all of us feel special and beautiful. Most makeup artist only do makeup one way( which I hate) but Jaydes makeup capibilties and talents were able to stretch from my daughter (13) who's makeup was very beautiful and age appropriate to my Great grandmother(81) who's makeup was light and elegant. But most importantly my husbands jaw was on the floor. Lol.. THANK YOU SOO MUCH.

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Makeup and hair by Rita
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Mila J.
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Rita is a talented makeup artist. She knows what she's doing and will work with you to ensure you get the look you want. I highly recommend her.

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BeautyCreation
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevy N.
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Roma is the best makeup artist you can find in the Woodbridge area! She will work with your vision and bring it to reality. she is caring and very professional. Her makeup products are the best. Her Foundation makes your skin a dewy, healthy and youthful look that will last a long day.

Makeup and All That Jas
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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She gave me a natural look with a soft glow in addition to a bold purple lip color. She was very sweet and she took time to adjust the makeup to my preferences. I will definitely ask her to do my prom makeup. Her prices were very cheap compared to other makeup artists. And the makeup done was outstanding. Extremely pleased.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Bianca F.
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Maryam is fantastic!!! She truly has an art and is a VERY talented makeup artist. I am so happy I chose her for my special day...my wedding!!! She's super responsive...professional and overall just a friendly upbeat person. She gave me tons of recommendations and helped me pick my hairstyle. She did both my make up and hair and I received so many compliments. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants to enhance their beauty. Let her transform you!!! Hope to work with her again in the future!

Makeup By Blanche, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jerita S.
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Blanche's makeup skills are top notch. I signed up for the makeup tutorial and she was extremely patient and a very effective teacher. She could be a celebrity makeup artist - that's how good she is. I can't wait to sign up for another session with her.

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shivani V.
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I highly recommend My Makeup Artist Usha! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Usha and her team. They were able to perfectly create the look that I wanted, which held for the entirety of my wedding. We had 2 other women getting their hair and makeup done on the morning of my wedding.They really listened our ideas and were able to create different, lovely styles that suited each individual woman. The entire morning went so smoothly thanks to their skill and professionalism.

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Ms. Patricia McQueen is one of Best makeup artists in the DMV area. I have seen her do a wedding of 15 bridesmaids,also her work at the White House. she is a celebrity makeup artist. I love her clown outfit as well,when she is doing kids faces. the next time you have a wedding or have a birthday party for your child please book her she's one of the best. She gets there on time.

Glammed By Tee
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tarsha F.
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She was absolutely the best. She did the makeup for 3 of us. She was everything we could have asked for in our first professional makeup artist. To say we loved it, would be an understatement. We all felt and looked AMAZING because of her.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
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Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

NGK Studio
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
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Gul and her partner were both very responsible and showed up on time for my wedding.. I knew that I could count on them to be there for my special day. From the minute I met Gul, she continued to respond to my messages very quickly and gave very helpful advice and answered any questions that I had. They are both very good makeup artists and only use the best quality makeup and products.. You can count on them to make you look flawless on your wedding day, and they will put in as much time as you need them to get the job done. If you want a makeup artist who will do any makeup look you like, use high end products, and give you only the best advice possible then you can count on these two ladies 100%. They will not let you down. I think more people should know about NGK studio because these two girls truly are experts in the work that they do and they are very hardworking they will not let you down. I promise. I got so many compliments on how flawless I looked the day of my wedding, and how amazing my hair looked that day. People couldn't stop raving over the fact that I just looked like I walked out of a movie.. I was very tired that day too(functioning on only one hour of sleep and they were somehow able to transform me into a celebrity) You will look amazing too on your wedding day four sure=) =) I am usually very picky with who I decide to do my makeup, but there was just something about this girl that I could tell she would do a fantastic job and I was right. Spread the word, these girls are experts!!! Sincerely, Dana

Showface by Alia
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hala S.
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I contacted Alia for several occasions and as usual, she exceeds our expectation. I have tried many make up artists before and she is the best. She is very passionate about her job, respecr her customer needs and the most important the outcome of her work is amazing and elegant.

KC ARTISTRY
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Davey C.
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Krystal has been training with my company True Colors Beauty Co. she’s passionate with makeup and very eager to strive to the top in the makeup world. She cares a lot about the clients and their opinion and I️ would recommend her with my own clients !

Royal Blue Artistry
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Carla B.
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Janine did the makeup for my cousin's wedding! She was professional, efficient, and skilled! Will be using her again real soon!

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 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.

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.
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