Bristol, VA32 Makeup Artists near you

Where do you need the makeup artist?

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.

Bristol Makeup Artists

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

from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
D. L.
Verified review

Thank you for your expertise with my photo shoot. You were so informative and did such an excellent job on my makeup! I will be using you in the future!!!!

  • 19 years in business
Roseanne L.
Verified review

Ashley was great to work with. She is talented and very professional. She understood the look I was going for better than I was able to explain it. She did my mother's makeup as well as the make up for my daughters who were my bridesmaids. I was so pleased with the with how beautiful and natural everyone looked. I would highly recommend Ashley.

Agape Events
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Jeremiah N.
Verified review

Maranda is amazing! Agape and Pink Shutter Photography are an excellent business to use. They offer so many different services to suit the needs of many different clients. Maranda is sweet and easy to work with. She offers the best prices and quality. She will do everything she can to accommodate you and make you feel comfortable. Her Photography services are state of the art. She is amazing at makeup and cosmetics. My daughter has used her for proms and events for both Photography and makeup artistry. Can't go wrong with Agape or Pink Shutter. She runs both of them.

Leslie Renfro MUA
from 1 review

    Makeup artist with 8 years experience working with bridal, prom, pageant and all special occasions. I also give both personal and group lessons for everything from dramatic to everyday makeup.


    With years of professional experience in cosmetics and beauty consulting, I have offered services to the High Country, Western North Carolina, and surrounding states including SC, TN, and GA. I specialize in makeup art for weddings, beauty pageants, and special events. I was employed with MAC Cosmetics and worked on A few television production Pilots, trained in most makeup areas. Specializing in Runway, Theater, and of course Weddings, Pagaents etc. Check out my work on Facebook page! Allison Potter Creative Makeup Artistry


    I have been an aesthetician for 12 years and makeup artist and skincare therapist as well. I am specializing in beautiful natural looking makeup applicants. I do it for events or individuals and personal or special events. Contact me today for a consultation.

    • 21 years in business


    There is nothing I love more than helping people feel just as beauty on the outside as they are on the inside!


    Passionate Hair & Makeup artist serving the tri cities & surrounding areas.

    • 6 years in business

    I offer face, body, hair and nail art. I provide face painting and other artistic services for birthday party to a "girls night" party. I provide professional luminess makeup application and hairstyling. Also included in my services are hair feathers, chalking, and beading.


    I have been a MaryKay Beauty Consultant/Make-Up Artist for 13 Years.

    • 5 years in business

    I create a bond with my customers that shows me exactly what your looking for out of your experience and keeps you wanting more !


    I am currently a Cosmetology and MUA student with a huge passion for the industry. I have been doing hair and makeup for over ,10 years for proms, competitions, and events.


    I like to be different and try new and different styles of makeup. I think that makes me different.


    I have been a licensed cosmetologist and professional makeup artist for 5 years. I love making people feel and look beautiful, regardless if it's a big occasion or not. Please give me a call or email me. Let's give it a shot. Let me help you. Check me out on Facebook at Ellie Mue. The best way to contact me or my number is on my page.


    I love doing makeup. It is my passion to make other women feel glamorous and beautiful. I have worked for Little Black Book Boudoir, and I am currently working for White Diamond Images!

    • 4 years in business

    I am a versatile makeup artist. Are you wanting natural makeup for your wedding day? I can do that! Are you wanting something more dramatic? Not only is this my personal favorite makeup look to achieve, but I can do that as well.


    I am a licensed esthetician of 7 years and a beauty industry warrior of 15+ years. I have extensive experience in professional makeup application for photography, special events, and weddings. My extensive experience in corrective skin care also helps me advise my clients in preparing their skin for their special occasions, as well as ongoing maintenance and improvement to their overall skin health and appearance.

    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    Professional Makeup Artist with 5 years experience. Specializing in bridal, bridesmaids, mother's of the bride, pageant & prom makeup. Makeup Artist with Makeup Geek.

    • 30 years in business

    I am very versatile in my styking.


    I am a salon owner! I do hair for weddings, proms and special events! I do nails and makeup as well! I have been doing hair for around 20 years!

    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

    See other requests for makeup artists in Bristol

    Need a Makeup Artist on August 17, 2013

    Trade, TN

    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Details
      5 bridesmaids and myself

    Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding on September 22, 2014

    Corryton, TN

    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Details
      I'm not sure on the exact date yet.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.