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Forest Hill Makeup Professionals

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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney P.
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I booked Candice very last minute for makeup services for myself and my bridesmaids for my wedding day (after reading her wonderful Thumbtack reviews). Candice responded more quickly than any other artist and was thankfully available for my day. Candice was extremely professional with a detailed list of services and a contract that put me at ease. Candice traveled to my location and had a plethora of professional makeup tools and equipment. She did an AMAZING job on all 4 ladies, including myself. I rarely wear makeup and she was sure to apply the right amount to make me feel like the most beautiful bride! Each of my bridesmaids looked great as well and were very excited about the professional makeup. I HIGHLY recommend Candice, you will not be disappointed!

from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Ren W.
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If you are looking for a true professional then stop right here. Brish Makeup Artistry went beyond the call of duty!!! With a moment's notice, she worked her magic. I would rehire her anyday! She is the best of the best!! Thank you for making my special day the BEST!!!

BJohn Beauty LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
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Well, well, well....How can I describe my experience with BJohn? Simply fantastic. BJohn is the ultimate professional MUA that we need today. She asks questions about the colors and textures of clothing her clients are wearing and she knows exactly what to do. I've had MUA's before that put layer after layer of unnecessary makeup on me. Not BJohn. She gave me a light beat and I looked like a million bucks. I especially loved the airbrush method. Thank you so much for making my night a special one. I will book you again soon! Love you much.

from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri C.
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Joanne did my wedding makeup for me and my bridesmaids. Everyone loved their makeup and we got tons of compliments. My husband especially loved the way my makeup looked. It also lasted through the night. Joanne listened to what we wanted and delivered!

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  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica A.
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I enjoyed working with Dayana! Not only did she do a wonderful job with my makeup, but she also gave great tips and product advice to use for later on. Great experience!

Glam Up with Uniqua
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
London G.
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My favorite thing about with Uniqua of Glam Up is her ability to make me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. She has the ability to make you feel beautiful with or without makeup.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tonya B.
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She is amazing, very professional. We just loved her.

Wink Prettyy
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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Bri is so sweet and is very talented!!! My makeup turned out beautifully!!! She came to my hotel with her gear and did her work so professionally. She took all of my suggestions and requests and brought them to life!!! I felt so beautiful on my big day. I will definitely be using her services again and you should too! ;)


I'm an experienced makeup artist and skincare expert. I have worked in Sephora, Nordstroms, Ulta and well as medi spas.


I feel my work stands out from others because I really love make-up and enjoy what I do! I put 100% into my daily make up routines and that is how I like to treat my clients. I have a very unique sense of taste when it comes to make-up and beauty.

  • 16 years in business

I work with the individual. I want you to feel amazing on your wedding day and have everyone say how beautiful you look, not how beautiful your makeup looks. I have 13 years experience in the industry and work best with brides.


I have over 25 years of experience in cosmetology. My specialties include but are not limited to the following: * hair coloring * perming * relaxers * cutting/styling * updos (wedding/prom/special occasions) * makeup (natural/elegant/dramatic) There is really no limit to my talents and abilities, so please ask if interested!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a hairstylist who can also do makeup. I also can do semi-permanent lashes. I can do any special event such as proms, wedding photo shoots or even birthdays.


I am a certified makeup artist. I am also specializing in natural hairstyles and extensions. I sell 100% virgin hair and 3D mascara!


Becoming a traveling stylist has really helped my clients. Access to me when needed to service males/females for any occasion they need to look or feel their best. From hair to nails, makeup, fashion, etc., book me for your event and we can make it happen! Sculpt To Perfection is here to make you shine!


My business is not a real business but a good description of it would be me doing makeup/hair/nails to anyone who needs assistance for any sort of event.

  • 25 years in business

Anyone can makeup a 20 year old beautiful model with perfect skin. I pride myself on having the capability to work with your every day woman, age, skin color, skin challenges, and teach along with create.

  • 13 years in business

Internationally published and accredited Artist -specializing in editorial, film, runway, bridal & other special events. WILL TRAVEL Booking: Sabrina@ave42com

  • 23 years in business

Private makeup,skincare,Parfums,fashion styling,lessons and wardrobe organizing. I only use La Haute Couture luxury lines. Impeccable Renaissance service at all times in person as well as on E-Tech Commerce.


I am a professional makeup artist and a licensed cosmetologist. I'm a makeup, hair, and fashion consultant for all occasions.

  • 12 years in business

Professional, Prompt, self awareness, friendly, motivational, reliable, and dependable

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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Need a Makeup Artist

Glen Allen, VA

  • Event type
    Other (2 week long Mineral Fusion promotional event in Whole Foods Market)
  • Additional makeup services required
    Other (This is a sales position as well- make up upon request)
  • Number of people needing makeup
    Other (The demo will be in a retail environment, traffic will vary)
  • Details
    The rate is $25/hr, 6 hours a day. The event is 2 weeks long, but the MUA is not expected to work everyday. All demoing products are provided. This demo is specifically for Mineral Fusion cosmetics- experience with natural make up or mineral make-up is a plus! The MUA should be a great sales person with enthusiasm! Please get in touch if interested in this opportunity
  • $150
    Average price
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