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Madison Makeup Professionals

Browse these makeup services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

Alexa Rogers-Make up Artist
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Evin J.
Verified review

I would definitely use Lexa's makeup services again! She was on-time and I felt beautiful on my wedding day! She also did my moms makeup. The final results weren't as good. My mom honestly looked awful. Way too much makeup. She fixed it, which made it better but still not great. My suggestion: do a trial for the MOB and the bride. That way there is no way anyone will be upset.

JazdUp Artistry
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Grace C.
Verified review

I loved everything 😍 She works with what you want, she was on time , the makeup was exactly what I wanted and she can hold a conversation

Beta Blue Makeup Artistry
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Brianna H.
    Verified review

    I enjoyed the makeup experience that I had with Andrea. She did a great job with explaining what she was using and telling me what she did before she did it. I don't wear makeup that much but after she was finished I would go back every day if I could. Everyone I saw commented on my makeup and said it looked really nice. If you or anyone you know is looking for someone to do your makeup, I would definitely recommend Beta Blue!

    Beauty by Ellie
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jackie D.
    Verified review

    Ellie did my makeup for my wedding and she did an amazing job! She showed me different options and styles and I picked which one I like best. She was there early and was eager to do my make up! I couldn't have asked for a better person to do it!!

    Makeup By TianaLissette
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sasha A.
    Verified review

    Tiana did my makeup for my wedding day. I felt beautiful, which is not something I feel on a typical day. It was very natural romantic look that I asked for. I didn't want to take away from my dresses and the rest of my look. It lasted from 1pm until 2am. Everything was still firmly attached to my face, my husband had to remind me to wash my face before I crashed into the bed.

    Twisted Hair and Beauty
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I love doing makeup and hair for wedding events, photo shoots, bodybuilding competitions and more. Get more than you expect at Twisted Hair.

    Makeup By Maria Elena
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Edy R.
    Verified review

    Maria did a GREAT job giving me the exact color highlights I wanted! While getting my hair done, Maria was very conversational and fun which made my experience that much better!

    About

    Every face is a blank canvas, awaiting to enhance ones features. My service allows clients to experience there mood by applying different colors to the face. Makeup is an art that allows you to express your physical features everyday.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I personalize every service/look to my client making sure all of their needs are met.

    About

    I have makeup certifications in the following: - Beauty/Bridal - TV/Movie/Creative - Special Effects I am a freelance makeup artist, and I am willing to travel.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Arch Madison is a one-stop shop for your best look. We offer makeup application, hairstyling and full facial waxing services along with brow and lash tinting! We offer a wide variety of bridal makeup and hair service packages to meet the needs of any and all brides. We provide these services in our beautiful store but are also willing to travel on location for an additional fee (dependent on location). We have a wedding coordinator based out of Chicago who will flawlessly plan out your beauty needs for your big day!

    About

    I am a hairstylist and makeup artist. I love styling hair! My specialty is retro styles and makeup, but I do it all, including cuts, color, styles, perms, makeup, and bridal parties.

    About

    Doing make-up and helping woman be the best that they can be truly gives me joy and makes me peaceful. I believe this talent is a gift from God and he joins me each time I do a face or help a woman find the products she needs to look and feel her best.

    About

    My name is Jade Jacobson, and I live in the Madison area. I am passionate about makeup and helping you look your absolute best. I have an art background and graduated from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a BA in Painting. Art has inspired me to love color, texture, and beauty in general. I have learned that my greatest talent lies in using the face as the canvas. I'll create the most beautiful you.

    About

    I have over 16 years of experience as a makeup artist. I worked for Chanel, MAC, Lauder and Prescriptives. I specialize in large weddings.

    • 32 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Wedding makeup is my specialty. I airbrush so your makeup last 12-14 hours. During your trial we will go over the photos you like and how you want to feel. I have 24 years of experience that will make you more beautiful than you have ever seen. I want you to feel amazing on your wedding day. This is where your vision meets my skills.

    About

    I have been in the beauty industry for over 10 years, and I love doing makeup. I don't offer air brushed make up or tattoo covering. Since I work alone I can only do small groups 3-4 max. Each application usually take between 30 mins to an hour depending on skin type and desired look.

    About

    With a passion for makeup all my life, I love making others feel confident and beautiful for their special occasions. I am a freelance, self-taught artist that loves sharing all I know.

    About

    I have been freelancing as a makeup artist for 7 years and have worked at Sephora doing makeup on a daily basis for the last 5 years. I am also experienced with airbrushing. The system I use for airbrushing is Kett Cosmetics. It is a high-end, top of the line system that gives a flawless look to any complexion. I give references upon request.

    About

    I am a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist. I am certified in bridal makeup techniques with Jane Iredale taught by Kevin Mendelson. I currently work with RZ and Company, a salon and spa center. Standard application is $35 and special event make-up is $65 for your brides-to-be. Individual lashes are $15 and we do not carry strip lashes or glue for them, nor do we have waterproof mascara. Jane doesn't believe in them, but I am more than happy to apply them as long as they are provided. We also carry three amazing skincare lines including cellex-c, guinot, and glotherapuetics and have facial treatments incorporating these products to get your skin glowing on your big day. We also are a registered salon for Nufree antimicrobial hair removal system which uses soy, not wax to more effectively remove hair with less irritation. The salon of course has an amazing staff of stylists, as well to provide you with the complete bridal package. We hope to see you for your special events and to help you shine at them.

    About

    I make good faces always by using good makeup. I stay focused and blessed, my folks. I'll do the best work, and I'll try to help you. You try to help me.

    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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