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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Knetta J.
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Candice was absolutely FANTASTIC to work with! From our consultation to the wedding day, she was professional, punctual, and pleasant to be around. She was so easy to communicate with and responded to all emails and texts in a timely manner. Candice eased my anxiety about having a full application service done, considering I'm not an everyday makeup "wear-er." She made me feel like a chocolate porcelain doll on both my bridal shower day and wedding day. I had five bridesmaids that received full application services as well, and she exceeded all of their expectations. She matched up foundation colors perfectly, and really took her time figuring out which products worked best for each lady. I do not have a before and after shot of the wedding day glam, but I do have a before and after shot of my bridal shower look, bridal party, and me after the ceremony with my now husband. I am SO glad I stumbled upon her on Thumbtack! If you need a fabulous makeup artist, and this is coming from someone who does not know much about makeup and has many reservations about makeup, go with Candice. You will not be disapppointed! Thank you Candice for being apart of a day that I will never forget!

from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Paula B.
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Brishna was amazing! I worked with her for my pre-wedding trial and wedding day makeup and hair. Her and her team also did hair and makeup for my bridesmaids. I was thrilled with her work and felt amazing all day. Brishna and her team really know what they're doing, and took special care to ask us all about our looks and skin types and everything. My makeup and hair lasted all day and night, and I got so many compliments on my entire look. Not only is Brishna a talented makeup artist, she is a really kind and fun person to work with, and super friendly. She also went out of her way at my pre-trial to make sure my eyebrows were looking good, a huge plus! Thank you for everything Brishna!!

Beauty by BJohn
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fotosbyfitz F.
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I've worked with BJohn on numerous occasions and found her to be on time, prompt, organized, and professional. Its been a delight working with her. I look forward to working with her whenever time permits, and she has been an asset to my photo shoots. She appears to take pride in her services, which is a joy to me and the client(s). I would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for a a great makeup artist.

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Plush Makeup Artistry
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Kristina is a wonderful makeup artist, who is understanding, kind and professional. She worked with me to find the perfect look for my special day and was always ready to listen to my needs. When she finished with me I felt so beautiful and everyone loved my makeup! It was natural but gorgeous. Kristina has a real gift and she is a true artist! I greatly recommend her services!

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!

Stephanie Parker Makeup
from 3 reviews
    Arpie S.
    Verified review

    I cannot say enough good things about Stephanie Parker and her talent as a makeup artist. She did my makeup for my wedding in 2004, and it was perfect. I have recommended her to several friends, and everyone has been thrilled with her.

    Makeup by Candace Nicole
    from 3 reviews
      Shannon W.
      Verified review

      Candace did an excellent job on my face! I wanted a natural look with a "smokey eye" and she did just that. Candace also gave me some eyelashes, which were amazing. She was professional, knowledgeable, and fun to talk with. I absolutely loved my face and can't wait to get it done again! I would highly recommend Candace Nicole for anyone looking for a makeup artist. She's great!

      Beauty by Ayonna
      from 3 reviews
        Tiffany W.
        Verified review

        In many occasions I've used Beauty by Ayonna. I've always had plenty of ideas and she makes them come to life with an artistic flare. Most recently she was the make up artist for my wedding party. Everyone especially myself were truly pleased with the job done. Plenty of compliments as a result of her dedicated work. So even if it's simply for an small event, a formal engagement or simply a girls night out, I will again turn to her not just for services but also advice!!

        Fusion FX
        from 1 review
        • 5 years in business
        Elisabeth W.
        Verified review

        Shelby helped do my makeup for a party and she did an amazing job! She made me feel completely comfortable and catered the makeup to my personality and style preferences. I felt SO pretty afterwards and got a lot of compliments. I would definitely recommend Shelby and Fusion FX for your makeup needs!

        from 1 review
        • 3 years in business
        • 3 hires on Thumbtack
        Jalah G.
        Verified review

        Colby did an amazing job! My face looked like it was beat by the god!


        Meghan Needham of Makeup by Meghan is a professional, freelance makeup artist, based out of Richmond, Virginia. Makeup by Meghan provides on-location makeup services, bringing the beauty to you on your big day! Meghan's services include airbrush foundation, which wears for hours and gives picture perfect coverage. Rates available upon request.

        • 19 years in business

        Professionalism, kindness, respect and I do a incredible job. Whenever they say... Yadie I need you. Yadie always gives her all to her clients and to be right were they need me. I spend time communicating and prepping with my clients. It's important for me to have the details of your desires and that we translate that into beautiful makeup to ensure you feel your best.


        I am a professional makeup artist and a stylist. I service weddings, magazines, shows, editorial films and more.

        • 11 years in business

        Freelance professional makeup artist offering: Bridal party makeup Special occasion Non permanent/ semi permanent lash extensions Makeup lessons Tattoo coverups


        We feel that you deserve to look and feel your best. We will work together to give you the highest quality you wish for, as well as the most superior products and service for your perfect bridal look!

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


        What pleases you in regards to your makeup needs? It is my goal to satisfy your areas of concern and needs.


        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.

        • 6 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack

        I am a makeup artist for weddings, proms, or just a night on the town. I specialize in glamour, but I can achieve natural looks as well. I do makeup application or makeup lesson. I am also an expert on skin care. I have worked under the Estee Lauder Brand or Clinique.


        I specialize in hair care, growing treatment, as well as make thickness come back. Rates: * Sew ins: starting at $80.00 * Micro-links: $145.00 * Invisible parts, starting at $65.00! I am a braider that specializes in natural hair. Services include: * Senegalese - $105 * Micros - $100 * Kinky twist - $80 * Nubian twist - $70 * Box braids - $85 * Illusion braids - $105 * Braided Mohawk - $60 * Flat twisted updo $40 * Cornrows (all natural or extensions) - $25 and up * Cornrows layered - $65 and up * Sew ins (incl cut and style) - $80 and * Quick weaves (incl cut and style) - $60 and up * Invisible part quick weave and invisible hairline (incl cut and style) - $50 and up * Dreds re-twist - $45 * Dreds pipe cleaner curls and re-twist - $40 * Double strand twist (natural hair) - $30 Other services offered: * Eyebrows: $5 * Facial: $15 * Makeup and cosmetic services (varies) * Deep conditioning scalp treatment: $10 * False lashes: $10 * Roller wrap: $30 (add volume and body) * Brazilian blowout: $30 and up (with or without relaxer; hair is flowy and bone straight) * Pompadour updo (stylish and sophisticated) I do travel, with an added gas expense. I do not work in a shop; my hours are flexible. Up North Stylist is now in your area.

        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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