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Richmond Makeup Application Professionals

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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin K.
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Working with Candice was easy and fun. She arrived early and did our makeup exactly how my friend & I asked. The makeup application was light (not caked on or heavy) and lasted the entire evening. I will use her services again and would highly recommend her to anyone.

from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Deepika U.
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I had an Indian wedding and Brishna did my makeup and hair for Mehendi, wedding ceremony and reception. Brishna did a good job with my makeup and hair for all the functions. My wedding veil was literally 20 pounds and she did a great job with fixing it, and it stayed at the same place for the entire wedding. I had many questions regarding my wedding look leading up to the wedding but Brishna always made herself available to answer my questions. Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it.

Beauty by BJohn
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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan H.
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Dayana did an awesome job with my makeup! I needed my makeup done for a pageant I was competing in near Fort Lee and Dayana knew exactly what kind of look to give me! She was lovely to work with and even helped us with directions when we got a little lost. My makeup was one of my favorite parts of the day. Thanks so much Dayana!

Glam Up with Uniqua
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicey B.
Verified review

My experience with Uniqua was awesome! I looked stunning for my event and recieved so many compliments on my makeup. So happy I found 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!

    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.

      Wink Prettyy
      from 2 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Nicole J.
      Verified review

      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! ;)

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Maria U.
      Verified review

      Thank you for making all of us beautiful for our wedding, you are a pleasure to work with. Maria

      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!


      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.


      I like doing makeup on people. I have so nice customers. I just have a good time doing your makeup to make you look cute and beautiful.

      • 7 years in business

      Tell us what you need and we will deliver! Here at House of Blingg and Beauty we focus to provide clients with full-service professional makeup application. Eyelash extensions are available upon request. Our services include but are not limited to; professional bridal makeup and/or professional makeup applications for wedding parties. Also providing professional makeup application for events such as proms, special occasions, birthdays, photo shoots, or for just a simple day out on the town. Whether a client is interested in a full-face makeup, natural make-up, or some light touches, we provide it all. At this agency, we take pride in providing excellent customer service to everyone. Our mission is to solely make you beautiful and happy! We are also able to provide client's with custom top-of-the-line premium virgin hair extensions. Professional installation of hair extensions may also be provided if needed.

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

      • 13 years in business

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

      • 11 years in business

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


      I love dramatic makeup and the biggest lashes I can find for special occasions, however I believe in giving my clients exactly what they want, whether it is full glam or natural beauty makeup they are wanting I guarantee total professional satisfaction.


      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!

      • 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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