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Suffolk Professional Makeup Artists

Browse these professions makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Suffolk.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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I hired Priscilla as my makeup artist for my wedding in October .She made me look like a angel ! I got so many complements and I felt like a million bucks .She was very professional and you could tell she had a passion for what she does .

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
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Noel showed up on time and with all necessary supplies. She knew I was on a tight time schedule so she had pre-selected colors/shades based on a picture I sent her to save time. Unlike other makeup artists she listened when I said I wanted light/natural looking makeup and did not overdo anything. My husband thought my makeup looked better than the salon I normally go to and she was extremely reasonably priced. I warned her in advance that my 16 month old would be with me during the appointment and it didn't seem to phase her when I had to take a minute to take care of my daughter. I was extremely satisfied and would definitely hire her again.

TMB Makeup Artistry LLC
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jenine M.
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So the story begins, it was the day before New Years Eve I had everything ready- shoes (check), Dress (check), nails (check), Hair (check)…make up (OH NO)! So I started to panic, I am new to VA what am I going to do?!?! I decided to try ThumbTack to see if I could find a local makeup artist. I said "Jesus take the wheel and drive fast"!! Within moments Ms. Lisa Rose wrote me back. She provided an detailed over view of her services, price and weblink to view online portfolio. I was very impressed. She event accommodated my time request even though it was New Years Eve. She was extremely flexible. New Years Eve, I went to her home because she was booked up. I was greeted with a warm smile. Her room looked like a professional makeup studio. She talked with me about my skin type and what look I was trying to achieve. After a few moments, she went to work. We talked and laughed. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Throughout the process, she had me look at the mirror occasionally to make sure I was happy with the look she was creating for me. I was elated:) An 1.5 hours later, Lisa showed me the mirror one final time. I was so beautiful - I was speechless. Bottom line, if you are looking for quality no need to look any further. Lisa will take great care of you. I am scheduling another appointment with her next month for another event I am attending. I promise you will not be disappointed. Customer for Life!!! Thank you Lisa Rose!!

Makeup By Keba
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tacinta C.
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I must say I truly enjoyed Akiba as a professional and as an artist. I received several compliments on my makeup during our evening. I must add also, my makeup lasted all evening without running. As a client that has had my share of makeup artists in my day it's refreshing to know such raw talent, and professionalism is readily available. iw ill be using her again in the very near future. Thank you again. Keep up the good work.

Beyond Beauty By Ralphann
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tara H.
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Ralphann was fantastic! Truly a caring and nice individual, she is also a true expert in her field. My wedding hair and makeup looked incredible, both in real life and in the photographs! The make up application lasted in 94 degree heat with 90 percent humidity, looking almost as perfect at midnight as it did at 3 pm. If you want an expert makeup artist that is also a good person, pick Ralphann and her Beyond Beauty team.

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MakeupbysheenaB
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Sheena is an excellent makeup artist. She listens to her clients and uses her skills to highlight their natural features. Every time she does my makeup I feel BEAUTIFUL! If you need your makeup done for a wedding, event, or a night out, she is the girl to see.

Makeup By Jada Bard
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Emily D.
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Jada and her makeup artists were absolutely wonderful. Their makeup was flawless, and they were upbeat and happy the entire time. Jada was very professional in all her communications, and made all of us feel at ease. We had six makeups to do, of different ages and complexions, yet all of our makeups were equally well done and amazing.

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Professional Makeup Artist
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John J.
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Carolyn did my 16 yr old daughter's formal makeup. She rarely wears makeup and had little skills. Carolyn arrived early and her makeup outfit and lighting was impressive. She was very easy going and had provided several photos in advance to give her some ideas. She went to work and was very good at providing just the look we wanted. We both were looking for something slightly glamorous but age appropriate. She nailed it! She worked up a custom lip color and left her with a supply to do touch ups. We were both pleased with work and service and give her our highest reviews. Thank you again, Carolyn!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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The best makeup and hairstylist to have during a wonderful event.

MAKEUP FIX
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona J.
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Iman scheduled me in last minute after my original makeup artist canceled on me. I'm so glad she canceled because Iman did a beautiful job on myself and my entire bridal party. I would recommend.

Marina Kash MUA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alex C.
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Marina is an incredibly talented makeup artist. I was referred to her by my friend that had her makeup done for her wedding a year ago. She looked absolutely gorgeous and her makeup stayed all night. Marina was punctual, personable, listens and gives you her honest opinion. I felt so glamorous and flawless when she was done. Could be happier and excited for my wedding day!

Leila Jordan Beauty
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
A M P.
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Leila Jordan is an Artist with makeup. She’s so talented, so wonderful to work with, she’s attentive to your expectations. I would highly recommend her for any makeup needs, and trust in her styles and professionalism

Slayed by Sep
3.5
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sol A.
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Her work is amazing, and so professional. I had her do a makeup look I saw on the net for a wedding I had to go to, and let's just say, I ended up looking better than the bride lol

Diana D'Angelo Makeup
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debrah N.
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Diana transformed me into a beauty. I liked how she applied each makeup, she explained what she was doing and why. She recommended some great things for me which works. I left at ease. The makeup was spot on, I was pleased with it because I don't wear makeup everyday. I felt like a totally new person and everyone complimented how pretty I looked.

2nisha Michelle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lavina H.
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Twonisha transformed me. This was the first of many future makeup sessions. My family is in awe. Iook classy with a little edge. The salon design is a mixture of glam and tranquility. services. You will be please.

Lynn’s Look
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tess T.
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I asked her to do my makeup for prom and she made me look amazing....she has great humor and she made me feel like we were best friends.....overall my experience was amazing

Oudie Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lily C.
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Very pleased with my results. Made conversation instead of just sitting there not talking like some other makeup artists. Made sure I was happy with every single step and application. Answered all my questions well and with respect.

About

My name is Kierra Calhoun and I am an experienced freelance makeup artist in the Atlanta area. I am able to to provide outstanding artistry skills for a more than affordable price. I am able to create beautiful, classy looks appropriate for any special event or occasion.

  • 4 years in business
About

I am a self-taught celebrity inspired makeup artist located in the Hampton Roads Area. I specialize in wedding parties, military balls, photo shoots, etc.

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About

I do hair and make up. I have been doing it for about nine years, now I love doing it. I can't see myself doing anything else anything you name I know how to do!

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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