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Appleton Makeup Artists

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Makeup by Stephanie Schuh
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Stephanie agreed to do my bridal makeup as well as the makeup for my bridal part (4 bridesmaids plus my mother). She recognized that given the time allotment she was not able to guarantee finishing all the makeup on time. Therefore, she implored the assistance of a peer to help do the makeup and all makeup turned out beautifully as well as within the time allotment. I and my wedding party received compliments all night.

Makeup by Raesha
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie Z.
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I am very much so a jeans and tee shirt type of gal and wear minimal makeup. I had business photos coming up and I wanted to look a little more polished. I was referred to Rae4sha through a mutual friend. I was a little nervous about how I would look after the application. After talking for a while, we decided to go with the airbrush application. Every preconceived thought I had about airbrush is demolished. The coverage felt light and my oily skin approved. Raesha took my regular style (I'm using the word loosely) and just amped it a little bit. I still looked and felt like myself. Raesha not only blew me away with her knowledge and talent, her personality made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. I am recommending Makeup by Raesha to all the ladies! Even if you don't have a fancy event planned, it's nice to sit back, be girly, and enjoy the makeover.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
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Amanda is a great makeup artist! She did the makeup and also styled my hair for my wedding, and I couldn't be happier with her work. The makeup and hair was amazing! She listened to what I wanted and made it real. Thanks Amanda!

Jazzafied Artistry
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dallas S.
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I cannot recommend her enough! She did such a good job on everyone's makeup and she was just as excited and happy as the rest of us were! Seriously she was wonderful. I'll definitely need her again.

Zen Salon
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany C.
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She did my makeup for my wedding and I absolutely loved it!! I would recommend to all my family and friends

Southern Hair & Makeup
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya L.
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Caitlyn was professional from the start! She did a wedding trial for me and offered great suggestions after I'd changed my mind a million times. My bridesmaids and mom were happy with their hair on the wedding day. Thank you for traveling to DC for us!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We are a full-service family salon. We do everything, from trims to specialty-style makeup artistry, color and waving to complete your look.


I am a licensed cosmetology manager and certified makeup artist. I specialize in photography makeup and special occasion styles.


Love to do all the current hair trends. I travel the country and network with other hairdressers to stay with current trends. So from a kids cut, someone retired I will make everyone look and feel great. From color,cut, keratin treatment or formal event I can do anything with 20 years experience!


I offer skincare and makeup for everyone. If you want a lesson on how to take care of your skin, contact me. If you need a makeup consultant, contact me.


I am a master stylist and makeup artist. I have been in the business for 17 years. I do event hair and airbrush makeup. The airbrush makeup lasts up to 18 hours and is HD which will look amazing in all of your photos!


I have been a makeup artist now for over 10 years. I had my own business and built up clients near Stevens Point; however, I just moved back to Appleton. I was also Ulta's lead makeup artist. My favorite is getting to make a bride feel beautiful on her special day and that is mainly what I do, but I have done girls' makeup for dance recitals and photography. I require a trial run on brides to make sure we can work together to make sure you feel more beautiful than ever on your special day. I feel you need to be born with this talent, but you also have to love what you do and I love doing make up on brides, partly because I love doing make up, but also, I'm in love with the idea of love and love stories and feel that when you do find that one, you are truly lucky. I always would like you to try false lashes at the trial run, but I won't make you, as not only will they make your eyes pop, but they make you not only the center of attention, but your eyes also really stand out in photographs. I love what I do and I am confident when it comes to my ability in doing makeup. I also have many photos for you to view to see my work! I can't wait to meet you and make you feel gorgeous on your wedding day! Christi


I'm a new makeup artist looking to fill my portfolio. I start with skincare, as this is essential for best makeup application. I work with many different looks, from natural to dramatic. I only use high-quality product lines. My business is amazing and allows to work when and where I want, and my studio is mobile. My clients can come to me or I go to them.

  • 8 years in business

As an artist I pay close attention to detail. I enjoy the challenge of working with different face shapes and skin types, applying a look that is flattering.


Gretl is a professionally trained multi-media makeup artist located in the Twin Cities. As a freelance artist, Gretl travels on-site to your location, providing a relaxed and professional service. Having been obsessed with makeup her whole life, she is thrilled to make her passion her career and share that love with others. She is available for bridal, photo shoots, special events, TV, prom, boudoir, engagement photos, makeup lessons, and more! I am committed to providing the best experience for my clients. Your 100% satisfaction is my priority! My focus is on highlighting your natural beauty. By applying subtle accents, I can enhance and show off your natural beauty whether you desire a natural or dramatic look. Contact me, and let's get started planning your special event!


I provide hair services to meet the standard of all modern trends. With full consultation, I can offer you my highest quality of creativity to make you feel gorgeous in every way.


I bring out women's natural beauty and expression. I love to use individual's natural contours and highlight their own assets using an artistic approach.

  • 2 years in business

I listen to what you want and my goal is to help make your special day amazing. I'm friendly, fun and easy to work with. I am a Licensed Esthetician. Skin prep is all part of the process!!


No matter what the event, I'd love to do your makeup to help you look elegant for your special day/night. No matter what look, I'll do what I can to get you the perfect look!


My love for creativity and passion for makeup have come together to help create your perfect look for your special day! I am a freelance makeup artist who will travel to your location for any event you would like to look your best at. Makeup doesn't hide your flaws but accentuates your beauty!


I do all kind of makeup, from soft, elegant makeup to dramatic makeup and special-effect makeup. I can do for an event, photo shoot, or others.

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 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.

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.
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