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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby J.
Verified review

I reached out to Candice at the last minute after my makeup artist bailed on me less than a week before my wedding. She promptly responded and I was fortunate that she was available on my wedding day. I took a risk by moving forward with her without doing a consultation first but my bridal party's makeup came out great. Candice was professional and accommodating and ensured my day went as planned.

Tara Tate Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea W.
Verified review

She is an outstanding makeup artist! She is very professional and the results show how great she is at her craft. I will go to her when I want flawless work! Don't hesitate to hire her!

Makeup by Angela Joy
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Candace L.
Verified review

My wedding was wonderful, in part due to my makeup artist. Angela's makeup techniques made me look wonderful in my pictures. My bridal party looked great too. I highly recommend her.

Glam Up with Uniqua
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stacie P.
Verified review

Loved loved loved Uniqua! She is now my makeup artist of choice for all events! She gave me exactly what I asked for for the Pink and Black Tie Affair event we had.

Makeup Artistry by Malissa
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia T.
Verified review

Malissa is one of my fav makeup artists! She made me feel like such a baddie on my birthday, she does not disappoint! I honestly didn’t have a clue on a look but she has an eye for beauty! Plotting my next visit 😍

JoFaces
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri C.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan H.
Verified review

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!

Sahmbeauty NYC
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Karla M.
    Verified review

    she was a very excellent makeup artist. Overall my make up was very beautiful and just how I like it! I’d totally come back to her for my make up!

    Beauty by Ayonna
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Kelly W.
      Verified review

      Ayonna was very professional and on time for the photoshoot. She is extremely talented and the products she used are highend so our makeup looked flawless. I would definitely recommend!

      Wink Prettyy
      5.0
      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! ;)

      Fusion FX
      5.0
      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!

      MsRich1984 @gmail.com
      5.0
      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!

      About

      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.

      About

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

      About

      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!

      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      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.

      About

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

      About

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

      About

      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.

      About

      I do hair and makeup for very diverse events. I specialize in Indian and Middle Eastern weddings. I love my job.

      About

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

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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 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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      Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding

      Chesapeake, VA

      • Number of people needing makeup
        1
      • Details
        Small wedding. Tight budget. Hopeful bride.
      • $60
        Average price

      Need a Makeup Artist for a Wedding on Aug. 24, 2013

      Chesapeake, VA

      • Number of people needing makeup
      • Details
        Natural looking only.
      • $77.5
        Average price

      Need a Makeup Artist

      Virginia Beach, VA

      • Number of people needing makeup
        1
      • Details
        We will be getting married on the beach.
      • $90
        Average price
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