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Leesburg Makeup Artists For Weddings

Browse these makeup artists for weddings with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Leesburg.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy W.
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Winstead did an exllent job as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding. He showed up early and did above and beyond what he was expected to do. He is pleasant and easy to work with. Highly recommended.

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Erin
4.8
from 90 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Paula O.
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I’ve had a trial from Erin, and I love for ahe could make you sooo glowing on your special day without overdoing makeup.

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

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Makeup By Addi
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole Y.
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I am so glad that I hired Addi as my makeup artists for my wedding! Not only is she incredibly talented, but so CALM, accommodating, and flexible - it can be hard and stressful to organize a large group of people on such an important day, but in Addi's hands our morning went off without a hitch and everyone loved their final looks! During my trial, she made sure we settled on a look I was 100% comfortable with and confident in, but also that she knew would photograph well and have staying power. Everyone's makeup lasted through a full day of pictures, an evening wedding, and a night of dancing. I can't recommend her enough - you won't be sorry you hired Addi!

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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!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 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.

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MIA STYLIST MUA
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle T.
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Mia is a phenominal hair stylist and makeup artist! She has done multiple haircuts for me, and she did hair and makeup for me and my whole bridal party on my wedding day. Everyone was very impressed with her skills, not to mention her fun-loving personality. I highly recommend Mia for any of your beauty needs. She really knows her stuff!

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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I am so happy that I hired Anna to do all the hairstyling for my wedding. I loved her work! She stayed on schedule (7 hairstyles + my makeup in 4 1/2 hours), was very responsive to my requests, and made me feel beautiful for my wedding day. She did my makeup in addition. I don't usually wear much makeup and she did a nice, natural look that felt really comfortable.

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Jebella Artistry DMV
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Mallory M.
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Judith and Jossi are kind and professional, and it was fun to have my trial hair and makeup done by them. I only had vague ideas of what I wanted for my updo and makeup, but these artists did their magic and I was amazed by the outcome. I trust them completely with my and my bridesmaids' hair and makeup on my wedding day.

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Maryams Makeup Mastery
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan R.
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Maryam Did an amazing job on the makeup for myself and my wedding party. She listened to what we wanted and made our makeup flawless. She showed up on time and always made us feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Maryam’s Makeup Mastery!

Makeup By Blanche, LLC
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 35 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.

Aesthetic Accent
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Aliaya was on time, professional, and friendly. She set up and got right to work. When I would ask for something slightly different, she adjusted and got it all done. I made it to my bridal shower and bachelorette party looking fabulous - thanks so much Aliaya!

Usha MakeUp Beauty Lounge
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jing J.
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Excellent team of makeup artists and hair stylists. Highly skilled, personable, professional and extremely easy to work with. They went above and beyond on my special occasion to accommodate me. I highly recommend Usha

Bèni Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marta T.
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Amazing! Her work always delivers and I'm not one to wear makeup on the regular, having her as my makeup artist is refreshing and perfect!

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.

PT.Arts
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Amazing makeup artist! Thao is so talented and I’m looking forward to working with her again.

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yaya R.
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Loved my makeup for my anniversary party. I wanted a natural look with a pop of color and she totally delivered. The lipgloss stayed on all night, through eating and drinking. I was also quite surprised at how easy the makeup came off at the end of the night. Usually makeup removal gets messy and I have to wash my face a couple times, but the makeup came off so simple.

Showface by Alia
4.7
from 6 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.

Salon Plumage
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
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Sara did a very nice job with my hair and makeup before a photo shoot. She was professional, accommodating, and super pleasant. She is also very honest. I accidentally overpaid for the job and once we realized what happened later in the day, Sara immediately refunded the difference. I will definitely call her back in the future for her services when I’m in town.

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.

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