Find a makeup artist in Alexandria, VA

Find makeup artists in Alexandria, VA

Find makeup artists in Alexandria, VA

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Find makeup artists in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 makeup artists in Alexandria, VA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Glammed By Mima

Glammed By Mima

24 hires on Fash
Serves Sterling, VA
Linzie L. says, "Amazing! I was impressed by Shamima and her knowledge to create both my hair and makeup a success. I would recommend her time after time. Her knowledge and the clients wishes will create the perfect look of what you are looking for. " Read more
Touch By Rita

Touch By Rita

New on Fash
Serves Washington, DC
I stand out I only Do Soul Food And Salmon one u experience Touch by Rita Not just any Soul Food but a unique taste that will keep you smiling and talking about more
Makeup By ErinH

Makeup By ErinH

New on Fash
Serves Rockville, MD
I customize makeup applications to your specific request I love helping people see themselves at their very best.
Colorz Of Beauty

Colorz Of Beauty

Serves St Charles, MD
Lashawn B. says, "Just wanted to tell you that I got SOOOO many compliments on the makeup!!! You are truly an incredible artist and individual. You made me feel the most gorgeous I have ever felt. Thank you ! " Read more


New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
Serves Baltimore, MD
Hello and good evening my name is Ayana Von Hendricks and I'm the owner of AyanaVonHendricksBeauty...I've been working in the beauty industry for 20yrs and I've worked as lead makeup artist for various fashion shows i.e. NYFW2015 and NYFW2016, Baltimore Curves Rock Fashion Show, and I've done some reality tv work as well...I also worked on various photo shoots...I'm interested in the position for the makeup/lash extension artist if it's still available...and my user handle on Instagram is ayanavonhendricksbeauty where you can see samples of my work...please feel free to contact direct link to my Instagram is
Creative Hair And Make Up Design By Perry Warren At Frizzles Salon In Springfield

Creative Hair And Make Up Design By Perry Warren At Frizzles Salon In Springfield

New on Fash
Serves Alexandria, VA
100% customer service and years of my knowledge experience and practiced techniques!!
Charnita P Beauty

Charnita P Beauty

Serves MD CITY, MD
Chayla G. says, "She is always prompt and on time, ready to get the job done and is always prepared. I'm not someone who wears makeup every day but I loved my glam look for my event. " Read more
Colour By KitaRoche’

Colour By KitaRoche’

3 hires on Fash
Serves Forest Heights, MD
Patricia F. says, "What an amazing experience. Kita was professional and very personable. She brought out my features. My look got rave reviews!!" Read more

Your makeup artists questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Alexandria makeup artists

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Jyothsna K.
Shamima is really grear at hairstyling ❤️ I have an extremely smooth and straight hair but shamima managed to get the wavy look that I always dreamt of and it stayed for almost 3days to my surprise. Great job shamima. I highly recommend her for hair styling and glossy makeup look.
Glammed by Mima
Kennedy M.
As a new client, she knows how to meet all of your needs and wants. I gave my idea and she ran with it and I loved it !!
Charnita P Beauty
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