Arlington, VA1783 Makeup Professionals near you

Where do you need the makeup professional?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Arlington Makeup Professionals

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

Top Pro
Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
Verified review

Highly recommended! Easy to work with and professional. Will definitely contact again for hair and makeup services.

Top Pro
Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sammie M.
Verified review

Erin is so sweet and gave me the exact look I wanted. I got so many compliments on my makeup. I 100% recommend her!!! She is the best!!

Top Pro
DC Elite Image
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrianne H.
Verified review

Teresa and Lisa did a phenomenal job for my 12-person wedding group. Everyone from my 10-year old niece to my 70+-year old mother-in-law looked natural and polished. Nothing was over the top. Teresa was very responsive to my feedback from our trial and made adjustments on the day of my wedding that left both my new husband and me happy. I am sure I will be hiring Teresa again in the future!

Top Pro
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Myeisha B.
Verified review

Carlynn was great from the very beginning until the day of service. My makeup lasted all day into the night. Will book with Carlynn for future events.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Briana J.
Verified review

My mom and I loved our experience. We love how Aubrey is outgoing and could connect with us on anything we talked about. As well as doing our makeup beautifully.

Top Pro
MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
Verified review

Mia Jackson is one of the best artists I've worked with. I worked with her for several shows and photoshoots. She understands how to maintain a person's natural beauty, both in hair and makeup. An added bonus? Her personality :)

Top Pro
BeautyCreation
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevy N.
Verified review

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
Rebecca H.
Verified review

Would have her do my makeup again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin N.
Verified review

She was fantastic! All of my bridesmaids hair looked fabulous, my hair and makeup was exactly what I wanted. She was able to do everything from just a few inspiration photos. She was punctual and very easy to work with and she was able to do my mothers makeup even though she wasn’t originally asked to when hired. Great quality, great qualifications, great pricing, AND able to do both hair and makeup.

Top Pro
Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Spogmai K.
Verified review

If you want a natural or full glam look, maryam is your girl. Her background and experience is impressive, her knowledge in makeup is extensive, she is a professional and a truly down-to-earth person to work with. Whether she’s free-handing a certain makeup style or recreating an existing look from an inspiration picture, she always delivers in quality and satisfaction. What makes maryam’s makeup especially exceptional is her ability to cater to individuals by merging her own ideas and recommendations for a specific look or person with the specifities of clientele preferences. I have gotten my makeup done by maryam on multiple occasions so I can attest to her work and am able to honestly say that I’ve loved it every single time. I would work with her again any day and I would recommend her to anyone I know, regardless of complexion or undertone!

Makeup By Blanche, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jerita S.
Verified review

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.

EyeCon, LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha P.
Verified review

Yvette showed up early. Was incredibly professional. Did an outstanding job - she really took time to understand the look I was going for and was great at suggesting the right makeup to work with my dress.

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian C.
Verified review

Absolutely loved this experience! Makeup was beyond excellent!

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Priti R.
Verified review

Thank you coming to my photo shoot last weekend.I love your makeup. I like the Bold and Glamour makeup on my face.

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sara T.
Verified review

Martha is amazing! Absolutely wonderful! She’s so knowledgeable and knows all the right tricks! She is so sweet! I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional makeup services!

Makeup by Imahn
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Keon J.
Verified review

I hired Imahn to do makeup for a family event and she did a great job, her skills are incredible, she is very polite and professional, and everyone was beyond please with their makeup. Would definitely hire her again !

Paint Me Silly by Queen
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candice C.
Verified review

Sharmayne was professional and on time. My makeup was beautiful. I will absolutely re-hire.

RAVE Artistry
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana V.
Verified review

Great person and great makeup artist!

Makeup by Maryam
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Umaimah K.
Verified review

She is very nice. The makeup was well done

The Color Fairy
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
Verified review

Hands Down, the Color Fairy is one of the best MUAs! She recently did my makeup and for a few of the bridal party for my wedding ceremony. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. First of all, she traveled 300 miles to help make my day perfect! Due to the distance, consultations were by phone. I described my vision and we exchanged pics and looks. I opted out for trials because we all including bridal party lived in different states. I was sold with her professionalism, her knowledge and her listening ear. I trust(ed) her work and ideas and I cannot thank her enough. On the day of the wedding, she made the getting ready process really fun and comfortable. She has a sweet spirit that kept me calm. I was treated as royalty! I absolutely loved the make-up, the quality, the colors, the lashes and I looked and felt amazing.... and I loved seeing my girls so excited with their looks too. The make-up lasted all night. Thanks for making my day so Special and I look forward to using her services in the near future!!

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

See other requests for makeup professionals in Arlington

Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

Arlington, VA

  • Number of people needing makeup
    4
  • Details
    I'm looking for a wedding day makeup artist for the bride + 4 bridesmaids. The artist will have a station to use at the hair salon free of charge. The salon is the Jon David Salon, 1800 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. I need the artist to finish by 2pm. Thanks
  • $222.5
    Average price

Need a Wedding Makeup Artist

Arlington, VA

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Other (mother of bride)
  • Total people needing makeup application
    2
  • Makeup style
    Natural and clean, Romantic and soft, Gentle glow, Smokey eyes, As recommended by professional
  • Additional makeup services
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Pre-wedding makeup trial
    Yes
  • Day- or night-of touch-ups
    As recommended by professional
  • Hair stylist
    Yes, I would like help in finding a hair stylist
  • Details
    If makeup artist is willing to work early in the morning. Wedding ceremony is at 12 noon.
  • $200
    Average price

Need Makeup Artist

Arlington, VA

  • Number of makeup artists
    As recommended by professional
  • People needing makeup application
    Bride, Family
  • Total people needing makeup application
    5
  • Makeup style
    Natural and clean, Glamorous and bold, Gentle glow, Smokey eyes, As recommended by professional
  • Additional makeup services
    Fake lash application: Yes, Airbrushing: No, Tattoo covering: No
  • Pre-wedding makeup trial
    No
  • Day- or night-of touch-ups
    No
  • Hair stylist
    Yes, I would like help in finding a hair stylist
  • Details
    the makeup artist should know how o put tika and side tika and dupatta adjustment with hair.
  • $174
    Average price
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.