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Top 10 makeup artists in Los Angeles, CA

Clients agree: these Los Angeles makeup artists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Maria Angelic Makeup

Maria Angelic Makeup

5.0(1)
2 hires on Fash
18+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Lindsey G. says, "My experience getting my make up done by Maria was amazing. I had never felt more beautiful! The setting was clean and professional and she always made sure I was comfortable and is amazing at what she does! :)" Read more
Saruulbebe Makeup Artist

Saruulbebe Makeup Artist

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Saruul Bekhbaatar is a highly skilled and sought-after makeup artist based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. With over nine years of experience in the beauty industry, Saruul’s journey began with a deep passion for art and beauty, which led her to pursue formal training at one of Los Angeles’ premier Cinema Makeup School. After graduating at the top of her class, she quickly made a name for herself by working with a diverse clientele, including celebrities, models, and everyday individuals looking for that perfect look. Throughout her career, Saruul has collaborated with photographers, fashion designers, and major cosmetic bran
Teresa Foss Beauty

Teresa Foss Beauty

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Jacqui D. says, "Teresa is súper profesional. Aside from being, organized, timely and professional, Teresa is super talented! Whenever I work with her, I know we will make beautiful images!" Read more
Marcie_artistry

Marcie_artistry

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Fiorela U. says, "First off... the customer service was one of the best I have experienced in a while. Specifically during these crazy times. Super professional! The location is covering all their basis in regards to keeping up with the safety guidelines. Second... marcieartistry slayed my face! Her skills are amazing! Gave me some great tips! Overall my experience was the best! Highly recommend for any of her services! You won’t be dissappointed!" Read more
Makeup By Etari

Makeup By Etari

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Editorial makeup is my style. I love to enhance the beauty that you already have!
Beau Beau

Beau Beau

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I aim to deliver custom glam makeup applications, to ennhace beauty of the client, and to fit the occasion. Also, I believe every makeup application is a learning experience for the client, therefore I encourage clients to ask questions.
Make Up By Luvly Red

Make Up By Luvly Red

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
For looks on my client you can check out my Instagram @makeupbyluvlyred. What I enjoy the most of about my work is the fact that I get to play with make up. I've always love art so to be able to create art on a person is amazing to me. But best of all, I just absolutely love when my customer is happy with my work. I love making them feel beautiful.

Your makeup artists questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do makeup artists charge?

Makeup artists charge $60 to $170 per person on average for a basic, non-bridal makeup application. Freelance makeup artists charge $50 to $120 per hour. Makeup artists charge a flat rate, per hour, per half-day, or full-day, depending on the service.

Common services or skills include:

  • Traditional makeup
  • Airbrush makeup
  • Bridal makeup
  • False eyelashes or extensions
  • Hair styling
  • Brow shaping or microblading

How much do makeup artists charge for weddings?

Wedding makeup costs $80 to $300 for the bride and $75 to $150 per person for the bridal party. Most brides choose a hair and makeup package, which costs $180 to $600 total. Some makeup artists apply some basic makeup to the flower girl for $10 to $50.

What is a makeup artist?

A makeup artist is a person who is trained to apply cosmetics, usually for special events or photoshoots. Makeup artists usually perform a consultation or trial to see if their skills and products are a good fit. A basic package typically includes:

  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Setting powder or spray

Some makeup artists include airbrushing, contouring, false lashes, or a touch-up kit in their basic service. Others offer these features for an extra charge.

How long does a makeup artist take to do makeup?

A makeup artist takes 60 to 90 minutes to do most makeup applications. Wedding makeup takes 60 to 90 minutes for the bride and 30 to 45 minutes for bridesmaids. Complex styles or designs take longer than simple or everyday looks.

Do you need a license to be a makeup artist?

Makeup artist licensing rules depend on the state. Most states require a cosmetology license in salon settings. However, most states do not require a license for non-salon services like weddings, photoshoots, or private events.

How much should I tip a makeup artist?

Most customers tip a makeup artist 15% to 25% after the application, but it's not always necessary. Freelance makeup artists who set their own prices do not typically expect a tip. Most customers tip for exceptional service, much like other industries.

Tipping a makeup artist at a beauty counter is not expected, and some businesses don't allow it.

How do I choose a makeup artists?

Start by searching our list of local makeup artists, then:

  • Compare at least three free estimates.
  • Read reviews and look at pictures on Fash and Google.
  • Look for licensed or certified stylists or members of the International Association of Professional Makeup Artists (IAPO)
  • Choose an artist who's experienced in the style you want done.
  • Ask about what products they use, especially if you have sensitive skin.
  • Make sure they're available on the day you need them.
  • · Avoid making large payments up front.

What questions should I ask makeup artists?

To find the best makeup artist for you, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been doing makeup?
  • Do you have a portfolio?
  • What certifications and licenses do you have?
  • How far in advance should I book?
  • Can you create the look I want?
  • Do you require a deposit?
  • What is your cleaning and sanitation procedure?
  • Do you charge a flat rate or hourly fee?
  • Do you have any group rates?
  • How long will the appointment take?
  • Will you give me an estimate and contract in writing?

Reviews for Los Angeles makeup artists

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Sharon M.
Teresa has a keen eye for detail in all of her makeup applications. She knows how to bring out the beauty in her subjects' features. As a bonus, she is also kind and beautiful inside and out. I highly recommend her.
Teresa Foss Beauty
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