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Bellevue Freelance Makeup Artists

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Marcella May Make-up
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shruti S.
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Marcella is an excellent makeup artist. She values the customers' thoughts and is very friendly too. I'd recommend her for everyone

  • 11 years in business
  • 407 hires on Thumbtack
Conor M.
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Cassandra has been actively involved as a professional makeup artists for a good number of years. In the time that I have known her personally and professionally, her artistry is world class. She lives and breathes her work and her passion for her job shines through in every job that she does, be it in film and TV, modeling and formats and weddings. She has traveled around the world and has been in high demand for her attention to detail and remains so to this day. She is highly recommended.

  • 16 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Helen S.
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Tracy was a delight in all the chaos of wedding planning & the wedding day itself. Being fairly particular about my own hair/makeup because of unique features, I was really wary when looking for a hair/makeup artist for my wedding day & though I was skeptical for awhile, Tracy was always very prompt in responding to my concerns/thoughts whether it was through email or texts. We had a scheduling issue initially for my bridal trial for hair/makeup, but she was able to communicate with me that everything would work out on the wedding day (seeing as I am an out-of-town bride) as I went flying out the door to make another wedding appointment that weekend; I felt 100x better after meeting in person & really going over what I wanted versus what also would be necessary to come out in photos. I am pretty sure Tracy & I have an email thread 100 emails long with me asking about various products, styles, & consultation just because the world of hair extensions & the like were so foreign to me (thank you sooo much for the recommendation!). Tracy will tell you how it is & help you achieve what you are looking for the best way she can & also understands the nature of a budget! She was SO helpful in this, on top of everything else. On the wedding day itself, Tracy brought an extra artist than what we agreed to, which was very helpful in terms of timing & really appreciated. We all had a blast getting ready with Tracy & her team & my bridesmaids adored her; she was very forthcoming about trying new styles out & how we could achieve looks by going through photos & playing around when necessary--it was very appreciated. All my bridesmaids & myself loved our hair & makeup (with suggestions given when we were unsure or hesitant about boldness, but reassured about our decisions especially based on photography); they were of all various styles, yet, all complemented each other as one cohesive group. I've never felt so beautiful after a hair/makeup session & am so satisfied with my entire experience with Tracy & her team; it really felt like a bunch of girlfriends getting ready for a special day, Tracy & her team included :) Thank you so much for trumping my fears of hiring hair/makeup artists, especially on a day that really counted! xx

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The Little Makeup Artist
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelli P.
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I absolutely love The Little Makeup Artist's work . I hired her to do mine and my bridesmaids , mother of the groom , and flower girls make up . I showed her what I wanted and she went above and beyond! All of my girls loved their makeup and all my guest couldn't stop talking about how beautiful I was . I knew it was because of the skills and knowledge of the little makeup artist . I recommend her to anyone who wants or needs their makeup done . I loved her and my make up . Thank you so much ❤❤

  • 15 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Bounprasong K.
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It was a pleasure meeting Ivonne. She was friendly, professional and very detailed oriented. I was ecstatic with how I look after the makeover. She knows how to apply the right colors to compliment your face. She is a talented makeup artist and thanks to her, the pictures from my photoshoot turn out amazing!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chloe L.
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Arianne did my makeup on Halloween, I'm also in this industry and she is one of the only makeup artists I will let touch my face! Super down to earth and very very talented. Would recommended to anyone of any skin type or any age! Amazing!

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Darcy N.
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Julia is an incredibly tallented hair stylist & makeup artist. I felt so beautiful & at ease on my wedding day, thanks to her. Julia listened to my request, provided a trial hair consultation, and did some magic to make my hair dreams come true. I gave Julia the task of creating a hairstyle that could fit under a motorcycle helmet, could be windblow & stay glamorous for hours. This girl has an eye for style & she is a great support to any bride or bridal party. Oh and did I mention she is fun, lovely, handworking, efficient & works well in a variety of settings including proms, banquets, black tie events, weddings, or any time you want to feel your best.

Jennifer Kuhlman Makeup
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
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Jennifer did an amazing job on each of the bridal party member's makeup! The Bride looked gorgeous and the makeup colors Jennifer chose fit her perfectly! I needed a makeup artist last minute and Jennifer helped me out and did it. She also worked with me to coordinate appointment times. I would highly recommend her for your wedding or event!

Beauty by Morgan
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Abby S.
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Morgan was extremely sweet and super easy to work with. She took all of my suggestions and made them become reality. I got so many compliments on my makeup at Prom. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist!

Carmella_art
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Alyx B.
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I've worked with Allisha on several shoots now, and have been more than satisfied with her work. She has done everything from makeup, styling, hair, on set Styling, as well as design and concept... She ALWAYS delivers 110% !!! A DEFINITE artist i would work with on ANY shoot!!!

Elegant Beauty By Hina
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
P. V.
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Hina did my make-up for a ball. She was very nice and professional. I definitely plan to use her again.

Ava Slater’s Artistry
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Grace T.
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Ava is a talented makeup artist with very artistic my first impression of her was friendly with an incredible personality I spoke with her and told her what I was looking for she let me know she listen to me by repeating back to me what I stated I wanted. She seem very confident which made me feel comfortable right away and it let me know she would take good care of me. During the application she educated me and generally offered me tips on how use makeup and how to apply makeup for day/ night time looks to do for myself in between appointments at home. Overall it was a great experience and Ava provided a positive environment as an established makeup artist she performed an excellent job and as for the results I left looking flawless. So I definitely recommend her as a go-to person for a makeup application service at anytime for any occasion.

Blaes Beauty
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Ashley B.
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Best makeup artist! Roy applied makeup for my sister's wedding and for a professional photo on LinkedIn. I received several compliments on her work from family at the wedding and from coworkers who saw my wedding selfies and updated LinkedIn profile. Big thank you for helping me out with a cat eye (I have an astigmatism that males it too difficult for me to apply eye liner).

Adventus Makeup By Eva
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lael S.
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Eva is great at what she does! Experience with all types of skin tones! I will definitely have her as one of my 'go-to' makeup artists for my event planning clients!

BethanyJane - Makeup Artist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Amanda S.
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Bethany made me and my maid of honor feel like a queens on my wedding day!! she’s so nice and makes you feel so comfortable with her! She’s defiantly under priced for the work she does, I will have Bethany do all of my future makeup!

Vivian
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria W.
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I was the Maid of Honor in my best friend's wedding and Vivian was amazing! She was relaxed and professional from the second she arrived at 6am on the day of! She was able to whip out 3 bridesmaids, one mother-in-law, the beautiful bride, and even a last minute addition, all by picture time at 12:00pm. She was upbeat and positive and her makeup was amazing and lasted throughout the night! The bride looked absolutely stunning and she made sure to take just as much care with all of the bridesmaids as well! From the first time I talked with Vivian over email, she has been nothing but prepared and professional. She helped the bride create her vision during the trial makeup session, and later followed up with email to get selfies of all the bridesmaids in order to prepare lip and foundation colors. She even brought an extra stick of lipstick to give to the bride so she could reapply on the day of the wedding, if needed! I could not recommend Vivian more! If you are looking for a professional and punctual makeup artist who's phenomenal at her trade, then look no further.

Julian M Sandoval
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Amanda R.
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I have used many make up artists and Julian was absolutely amazing! At last minute he was able to make the time to come and do my makeup for me! He was really dedicated to making sure he got everything I asked for correct and would ask for my input a lot. Really friendly and made me feel comfortable at all times! Would definitely have him again if I wasn't on the other side of the world!

  • 13 years in business
About

Hi! My name is Nancy Nav. I am a hairstylist and makeup artist. My passion is to make people look and feel absolutely amazing. Doing hair and makeup is like an art. I love every moment, and I am always looking for anything that can challenge me in the fashion industry. I'm co owner of We The People Salon located in old Bellevue, WA. I have been doing hair for 9 years and makeup for 7. I specialize in cutting, highlighting, color, and special event styling. I am constantly striving to perfect my makeup artistry by attending classes at schools, like Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles for classic makeup and airbrushing. I enjoy photo shoots, fashion shows and bridal events. Classic styles have always naturally inspired me, but what really excites me about classic styles is when I see them recreated into a current look. Oribe is one of my biggest inspirations for this reason.

  • 18 years in business
About

I do makeup, and facial for weddings, proms, photography, and event. I can go to your place or vice-versa. I have been doing this more than 10 years, and I love what I do. Colors make me very happy. We can use your makeup or mine.

About

I am a professional hair and makeup artist. In salon or on-site services is available. I have been in the industry for almost a decade. I've been working in a salon services, photography, special occasion styling, and much more.

About

I provide professional makeup artistry for weddings, prom, special events, etc. I am a certified makeup artist and have worked in the beauty industry. I would love to help you feel beautiful on your special day!

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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