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Tonya Carlson Jolly

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About Tonya Carlson Jolly

hired 4 times on Thumbtack

I offer professional beauty makeup and special effects makeup in film, corporate video, fashion photography and weddings.

15 plus years of experience.

key beauty make up artist, key special effects makeup artist in featured films.

I specialize in flawless HD-ready skin.


Seattle, WA 98155

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  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Tonya did a fantastic job creating a sugar skull look for both me and my husband.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I highly recommend Tonya.

    She arrived on time, was very congeniel and did a fabulous job of making up my face, a la "Rocky Horrer Picture Show" Style.

    I received many compliments on my facial makeup and ultimately won a prize for best costume and look.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I mostly work in film and corporate video, but I love doing photo shoots and brides, anything creative and fun.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Know what you are looking for, there are many kinds of make-up artist out there. Know what kind of mua, your project or event needs.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. all mediums are different, make-up for a fashion show is applied totally different than for a fashion shoot. Film and most camera's are HD and applying HD make-up is very different and requires skill and understanding, as well as experience to be done well. if you are looking for a mua for film or an HD camera make sure they are experienced in working with HD or your project will look un natural.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Ask the artist what they have done that is similar to what the event or project is calling for, ask for photos of the artist's work.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. what kind of make-up atrtist the project requires, if it's beauty make-up is it for film or photo or run way? does the artist need to know about how to apply HD make-up? is it for a high fashion, or body art, SFX? You can usally find the style of artist by going to the artists website, seeing the work and reding the bio, but all artists have different specialties and style, and mediums they prefer.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I just wrapped a feature film, I was key make-up and key special effects, it was a horror film, so it was alot of work. I ended up taking on wardrobe too, it was crazy and hectic but I loved every minute of it.

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