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Madison Prom Makeup Artists

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

Alexa was great! She did my makeup for my wedding along with my sisters and mom. We all looked amazing! She took so much care with each of us. You can tell she is very passionate about her work!

Bao Artistry
from 15 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca U.
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I needed wedding makeup very last minute (as in 2 days from my wedding), and Bao was referred to me by another makeup artist. Bao was wonderful! She made me feel so glamorous and how every bride dreams!!!! Absolutely recommend her 100% for anyone!!! She will listen to your ideas and give you the look you've always wanted! She even gave us all makeup tips and lessons along the way! It was a most wonderful experience, and every bride needs to be able to say that about their wedding and how they feel! Bao will help you do it!

  • 10 years in business
Erin T.
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I have spent the past five years as a runway, clothing & jewelry fashion, editorial/print, commercial advertisement, and HAIR model, rotating continuously through the Madison, Chicago, and Milwaukee markets. In the hair care industry, I’ve represented companies such as Wella and Sebastian, Paul Mitchell, Aquage, Matrix, Redken, and Onesta (many times working directly with each brand's platform artists--including Nick Arrojo, Vivienne Mackinder, Julie Larr, and Eric Fischer) . Thus, I can say with confidence that I have received haircuts, colors, classic and high fashion styling from some of "the best of the best". With this in mind, I both sincerely and happily write that Candi Robbins ABSOLUTELY "holds her own" among the hair care industry’s top professionals. Candi is a rare and wonderful gem. Her unique, clever, vibrantly creative flair, respectful professionalism, willingness to bear with my incessant chatter (written in jest, but none-the-less true), and authentically innate talent (in addition to the skill set she has learned and honed over the years), place Candi at the top of my "favorites" list. She has become the first person I contact when planning shoots and shows, and I will unhesitatingly recommend her as both a Hair Stylist AND Makeup Artist for any project, event, shoot, or show requiring either (or both) services. Candi is a genuine double threat, possessing the enviable abilities of creating flawless makeup looks AND crafting fashionable, eye catching, artful hair styles. She is a true talent, a wonderful person, and “the real deal” (both personally and professionally). Cheers!

JazdUp Artistry
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dalia S.
Verified review

Wonderful artist. Very accommodating and I got tons of compliments on my makeup :) And - my friend who is also getting married soon actually asked for the contact info of whoever did my makeup (which I was glad to provide) so I think that truly speaks for itself!!! 💎👌🏼

Lucky Penny Makeup Artistry
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Angela M.
Verified review

Had a great time.. with her the day of my wedding!! I would recommend her to anyone !!

  • 7 years in business

I treat all my clients as individuals. Having worked with a range of styles, my make-up is adaptable. I've worked with film, runway, bridal, and competed to showcase my makeup talent.


I am passionate about makeup, and love having the opportunity to create a look that is customized to best flatter and accentuate your natural beauty. You tell me if you prefer the natural "no-makeup" makeup look, or if you're envisioning something more dramatic, I make sure the end result is flawless.

  • 7 years in business

I am very passionate about all things beauty and love to help people. I work as a makeup artist at Sephora for a part time job because I love doing makeup and helping people find the best products possible for their needs.


I am a self-taught makeup artist and stylist. I have many clients and am looking to expand my network a bit more. I am not licensed, but if that makes you uneasy at all, check out my Facebook page (In Your Face Styles and Smiles), and look at my "virtual portfolio". Not only do I do hair and makeup, I also do Halloween makeup and special effects. I'm constantly looking to learn more when it comes to all things hair and makeup. I just love watching someone smile from ear to ear after I have had the honor of enhancing his/her beauty with my skills and talents. Thank you for looking at my profile and considering me to make you up for your special day. I promise you, you will leave with a smile!


I'm a makeup artist who also specializes in healthy skin care! Ask me how to receive a free makeup session!

  • 3 years in business

I do makeup for weddings, proms, office events, senior pictures, family get-togethers and college graduations.

  • 9 years in business

I am a detailed makeup artist, I represent outstanding quality in my work


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.

  • 12 years in business

I am providing on-location and in-salon makeup services for weddings, special events and personal beauty. I do makeup that is simple and reflects your own, personal style. I specialize in Bobbi Brown cosmetics.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


I am a freelance hair and makeup artist who enjoys making people feel amazing about themselves. If you want party makeup, wedding makeup, or just going out for the day makeup, I'm your guy.

Q & A

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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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