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  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha H.
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I can't say enough about Kate. She was incredibly responsive, made all the girls feel at ease and went ABOVE and BEYOND what is expected of a makeup artist. She was helping style hair, helping with dresses, giving everyone touch ups and pointers. She truly is the BEST in the business. And if it's not for her personality and kindness, my makeup was absolutely FLAWLESS and lasted the entire night. Everyone made comments on how beautiful it was. I can't say enough about Kate and if you are looking for a make up look no further! Thank you again Kate for making my Wedding Day PERFECTION!

Gemme Jolie Belle Makeup
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
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 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
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!

KK Makeup Artistry
from 7 reviews
    Cheryl F.
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    Amazing makeup artist!!! My face looked flawless..will definitely be back!!!

    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle B.
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    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

    • 7 years in business
    Robyn A.
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    Alicia did a fantastic job on my bridal make up. It turned out better than I could have imagined. She was fun to work with and really knew her stuff. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to look fabulous for any occasion.

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

    • 4 years in business

    My products are different because they contain only a few ingredients and encourage real change in the skin.


    The fact that I am a perfectionist and desire to please pushes me to do my best in each craft. One reason my work stands out is because you can wear it morning, noon and night without feeling like you have too much going on. #LessISBetter my favorite quote!!!!


    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.


    I love to make women look and feel beautiful! I do makeup artistry and sell custom-made full lace wigs.


    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!


    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.


    We are a professional hair salon providing natural styling chemical and hair extension services. We offer makeup services for proms and weddings. We also teach class for professional cosmetologist and makeup artist.


    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.


    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'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.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    My work brings future beauty. A beauty that inspired people i know and others who have repeatedly complimented my work and referred me to friends. One thing about my job is that, not only you provide good quality of customer service, but you also gain friends.


    I am a licensed esthetician/makeup artist. I specialize in wedding/special-event makeup. I travel to the bride's location of choice, so she had one less thing to worry about on her special day! Let me make you feel beautiful while walking down that aisle to say "I do".


    I am servicing your beauty needs, and I have the ability to come to you. I do full-service color, cuts, natural hair care, moisture treatments, makeup applications and more. Search for abucutz on Google.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 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.

    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

    Highland Park, IL

    • Event type
      Wedding, Photoshoot, Prom / Formal, Special Occasion, Theatrical and Performance , Creative / Special effects
    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Trial makeup session
      No, I am not interested
    • $75
      Average price

    Need a Makeup Artist

    Chicago, IL

    • Event type
    • Number of people needing makeup
    • Trial makeup session
      Yes, I am interested
    • Details
      Need makeup done for my wedding day that can come to my mom's house in chicago
    • $136.25
      Average price
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