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Milwaukee Makeup Artists

Browse these makeup artists with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Milwaukee.

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  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hannah D.
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Kate was an absolute angel for me from the moment I got her response. I was trying to plan my Wisconsin wedding from my home in England and was getting pretty stressed out with trying to find everything we wanted without ever seeing it in person! Kate was calm and such a comfort to me at that time whilst she helped me through the process. Also, once we (finally!) got to meet face to face she was just as sweet as I'd hoped and a clearly talented, professional woman. She gave me a lot of options and allowed me to make choices about what I wanted as well as stepping in to give her opinion on what would work best for me when I didn't know. I would absolutely recommend Kate to anyone looking for a makeup artist in the area - she was fantastic!

Gemme Jolie Belle Makeup
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Katy F.
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Rubi was the makeup artist for my best friends wedding recently and she was amazing! She was so sweet and she did a fantastic job and made sure it was done well and we were happy. My makeup lasted well into the night until I took it off! She was very reasonably priced too!

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Butterfly Beauty On the Go
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Briana C.
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This gal is wonderful to work with so far! I have absolutely no complaints. Very honest when it come to the consultation and very transparent when it comes to any questions I had! I can't wait to have my make up done by her on my wedding day!

Beauty and Whiskey
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna P.
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Jess was a godsend! I reached out to her a couple weeks before my wedding 10/29/16 after our original makeup artist didn't feel like the "right fit." She was able to squeeze me in for a trial and was super accommodating for our wedding party of 7 people. She was efficient, worked well with each individual's preferences, and made everyone comfortable and at ease- and feel fabulous! She did great work and was at a great price point, I would highly recommend Jess to any bride!

Makeup by Kirsty
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Becky S.
    Verified review

    Kirsty did the makeup for my entire wedding party and myself! She arrived early and scheduled plenty of time in order to devote enough time to each girl. She is the sweetest person in the world and made me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day! If you're looking for amazing makeup by a truly amazing person, Kirsty is the best choice!

    Stephanie Morales
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Brittany B.
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    Stephanie is absolutely amazing! She was my makeup artist for my wedding! I specifically had her focus on myself, my mother, as well as my maid of honor. No complaints and I would hire her a thousand times over again for every major event that I have if I could. Highly recommended!

    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle B.
    Verified review

    I hired Bridget to do my makeup for my wedding and she did an awesome job. She listen to what I wanted done and nailed. Very friendly and very out going. Thank you

    Jorden Spencer (Franke)
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Ali V.
    Verified review

    I'm in love with Jorden!! My bridal party and I got our mqkeup done by Jorden before my wedding and to say that she is incredible is an understatement. Her customer service, authenticity, and overall talent is above and beyond any other makeup artist. She made me feel beautiful and my makeup lasted all day and night through the July heat and lots of dancing-talk about quality! Thank you Jorden for making me look and feel beautiful on my special day!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kayla W.
    Verified review

    I worked with Rebecca for my own wedding back in 2014. She provided both hair and makeup. I had the pleasure of working with The Hitching Post this past May for a friends wedding as well. Everything was phenomenal from start to finish. Extremely professional and detail oriented!

    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

    I have been in the industry as a professional for 7 years but my passion started when I was just a little girl. Before I started freelancing, I worked for MAC Cosmetics for 4 years, where I was trained on the latest products and techniques and continue to do so now that I am on my own. I strive to help my clients enhance their natural features and feel like the best version of themselves. I carry a wide range of brands and products, catering to all skin tones. I pride myself on providing the best experience for you for all of your special occasions!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I'm able to service all skin tones and ethnicities, and can give you a natural glam to a dramatic bombshell.

    About

    No matter what the occasion is, my goal is to make you look and feel beautiful! I love doing creative and unique looks but also love the beauty in more natural looks.

    About

    About

    I am an Aveda trained independent makeup artist, hairstylist, event beauty planner, and group spa party professional.

    About

    I am a freelance makeup artist. I have knowledge of both makeup and skin care, and I can also style hair. I will give clients a full makeover, including basic hairstyling if needed. I do looks for all ages and events, from from a daily casual look and night-out look to a wedding look. I offer free advice and tips on skin and hair care and products that would suit clients' needs. I give free over-the-phone consultation before in-person appointment.

    About

    I am a freelance makeup artist specializing in natural and dramatic makeup. Using the best quality products and tools, I can ensure you that I will bring your vision to life and help to transform you.

    About

    I have 10 years of experience and a cosmetology license in multiple states. I have worked for a season in the USVI (St. Thomas) doing bridal hair and makeup for La Luna Salon and The Ritz Carlton. I have been the MUA for many photo shoots and fashion shows in my area. I pride myself on my versatility!

    About

    I do makeup for women and men and also styling and wardrobe recommendations at a low cost and for a fun time, even for on the go service or parties.

    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'm a beauty consultant, makeup artist, and makeup and skin care distributor. I'm a professional who specialize in all things makeup and skin wise.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Makeup Artist for Day of The Dead Costume

    Arlington Heights, IL

    • Event type
      Creative / Special effects
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • Details
      it is for a day of the dead costume
    • $151.25
      Average price

    Need an Airbrush Makeup Artist on October 13, 2012

    Chicago, IL

    • Event type
      Special occasion, Other (Engagement Photos)
    • Number of people needing makeup
      1
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • Details
      Interested in Airbrush makeup. Hair needs to be done, not an up-do! Long hair, maybe 4 inches below shoulder. Just a styling maybe?
    • $128.33
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist

    Huntley, IL

    • Event type
      Other (14 yr old bday)
    • Number of people needing makeup
      6 or more
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • $52.5
      Average price
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