Find a makeup artist in Raleigh, NC

Find makeup artists in Raleigh, NC

Find makeup artists in Raleigh, NC

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Top 10 makeup artists in Raleigh, NC

Clients agree: these Raleigh makeup artists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hair Honey Boutique

Hair Honey Boutique

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Spring B. says, "She was amazing. My hair looks amazing. I couldn't be happier with my new look!!!!" Read more
Exxclusive

Exxclusive

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
My service is versatile I can barber your sons hair w designs , do your updo for a wedding, n put extensions in 30 inches for your event Do your grandmas roller set w teasing w perm rods highlight chunks on your aunt all textures all types trained For it all (Exxclusiveeverything) on instagram I love fixing things up I love the before n after
The PSW Experience

The PSW Experience

5.0(3)
6+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Kelsee F. says, "I honestly wish there was a 20 stars rating! This is my the best makeup artist that I’ve ever encountered,literally! She always brings my vision to life & I’m always leaving beautiful & satisfied � Quality is everything to me & Paris does just that! I highly recommend Posh Faces by Paris �� #slayyyyy" Read more
Natural Beauties By Vee

Natural Beauties By Vee

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Working with me as your virtual makeup artist has its advantages. Here's why: 1. My years of Extensive knowledge: I've been trained for over 9 years on a wide range of makeup brands, techniques, trends, & product recommendations. 2. Personalized advice: By understanding your preferences, skin type, and desired look, I can offer tailored recommendations to suit your unique & specific needs. Whether it's choosing the right foundation shade or mastering a specific technique. 3. Availability and convenience: You can rely on me to provide prompt responses within 24-48 hrs. I also don’t mind providing personalized “guidance” as needed. 4.
Faces By Diya

Faces By Diya

5.0Exceptional(18)
6 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Dianne R. says, "I loved her, her workplace environment and the final outcome of artistic make up on my face. My face felt revived and alive again. It was truly a beautiful experience. I would recommend her to everyone!" Read more
Ashley Leighanne Da Stylist

Ashley Leighanne Da Stylist

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I cater to my client.I try my best to make sure that every client get highest qualified services. Most importantly making client feel comfortable when they meet me and also making sure the had a awesome experience.
G Mane Studio ............ 6904-104 Glenwood Ave

G Mane Studio ............ 6904-104 Glenwood Ave

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Donna B. says, "Very Professional service.Please go to styleseat.com/Tangy" Read more
Savage Skin

Savage Skin

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I offer a variety of services utilizing the highest quality products. My creativity shines best when I'm given a certain amount of freedom. I love building long term relationships with clients and I thrive whenever someone puts their trust in me.
Coated In Glamour

Coated In Glamour

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
I start all of my services at the shampoo bowl with the professional products, I master styling natural hair and extensions & I specialize in color services. Most of all I promote hair growth & versatility. The services that I provide can be performed in our salon settting or on-site a place of your choice if your being styled for a special event such as your birthday, vacation, photo shoots, weddings, baby showers, corporate events and more.
GlobalTresses

GlobalTresses

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Raleigh, NC
Im passionate about doing hair and i go rhe extra mile of being educated to stay upon the latest hair trends

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 Raleigh makeup artists

Recent success stories from people in the Raleigh area.
Karen C.
She’s very thorough, listens and is genuinely passionate about what she does! It was a great experience and I love the one on one atmosphere!
Hair Honey Boutique
Bell H.
Posh faces by Paris is hands down one of the best artists. She had my wedding party and myself looking beyond flawless. I would recommend her services a million times over. A satisfied customer who will definitely use her services again.
The PSW Experience
Jasmine T.
Diya was amazing with makeup for our wedding! My bridal party loved their makeup, and so did I!! I wanted a natural look for the big day, that is EXACTLY what I received!! Diya provided the services needed with a positive and fun vibe making it even better!! If you are looking for someone that knows what they're doing, FACES BY DIYA is the way to go!
Faces by Diya
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