Expertise.com

Best Makeup Artists in San Francisco

Laurels
2023
Laurels

We did the research for you!

Learn more
  • checkboxLicensing
  • checkboxUser Reviews
  • checkboxMystery Shopping Calls

Makeup Artists FAQs

Learn more
FREE

Expertise.com Concierge

Let us do the work for you!

Share your needs with our Concierge team, and they'll book you with our best available top-ranked service providers!

Bridal Beauty Hair & Makeup By Lia logo

Bridal Beauty Hair & Makeup By Lia

San Francisco, CA 94112

Business Description

Bridal Beauty Hair & Makeup By Lia offers a range professional beauty and styling services for traditional, ethnic, and City Hall weddings, as well as fashion editorials, corporate headshots, television, and film. From blushing brides to flower girls and even the groom, the company's talented and experienced hair and makeup artist creates custom looks for the big day, and customers have called Lia "An absolutely amazing makeup artist!" The company also offers service for destination weddings for an added travel fee.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (54)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (9)
Chris McDonald Makeup logo

Chris McDonald Makeup

San Francisco, CA 94118

Business Description

Whether clients are looking for a soft and natural glow or alluring glamour, the owner/artist of Chris McDonald Makeup has the experience, talent and skills to create customized makeup for any occasion. The company offers on-location and destination makeup and styling services for print, video, weddings, special events and private makeup lessons. With 20+ years as a makeup pro, she's a team player who works with her clients to help them create just the look they want in a a calm, fun environment. One happy client said "She and her team made everyone look gorgeous and natural" and another said, "She makes you the most beautiful version of yourself!"

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Coy Makeup logo

Coy Makeup

San Francisco, CA 94133

Business Description

For more than five years Coy Makeup has been providing the finest in makeup services, including wedding and event makeup, dramatic makeup and body painting, and theatrical makeup. The company's work has appeared at L.A. Fashion Week and in music videos, print ads, and local opera. The company's skilled hair and makeup artists create the perfect look for any wedding, from traditional to vintage to cutting edge. Customers can use the contact form on the company's website to request a price quote.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (9)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Dreamcatcher Artistry logo

Dreamcatcher Artistry

San Francisco, CA 94102

Business Description

Customers have called the services and makeup artists at Dreamcatcher Artistry "absolutely wonderful!" and "…incredible in every way." The award-winning company offers world-class makeup and hair styling for any special occasion, including complete customized service for brides and members of the wedding party, starting at $200 for full airbrush bridal makeup. Customers can choose from a range of beauty services like airbrush tanning, clip-in hair extensions, and a full set of individual lashes, and the company provides styling for commercial work and photo shoots.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (96)
Eliza Desch Makeup & Hair logo

Eliza Desch Makeup & Hair

San Francisco, CA 94925

Business Description

Eliza Desch Makeup & Hair is a full-service San Francisco beauty service that provides expert styling for photo shoots, commercials, and special occasions of all kinds. The company offers full-service bridal styling, customized to make every bride shine, and one happy customer said: "I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it was working with Eliza for my wedding." The company also offers two-hour in-home makeup lessons for $200, and makeup party classes for groups of three or more, for $75 per person.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (32)
Eye Candy SF logo

Eye Candy SF

San Francisco, CA 94109

Business Description

Customers have called the owner of Eye Candy SF "INCREDIBLE!" and love the company's professional makeup and skincare services. The company's team of makeup artists and hairstylists offer an extensive selection of aesthetic services such as brow shaping, microblading, brow and lash tinting, threading, and lash perms. In-salon and on-site bridal beauty packages are available, as well as brow shaping and threading services for men. Customers can call or contact the company on the website to schedule an appointment.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (64)
Google
4.2 / 5 (33)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (20)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Fresh Face Makeup logo

Fresh Face Makeup

San Francisco, CA 94104

Business Description

Fresh Face Makeup is a team of professional makeup artists and hairstylists that specialize in bridal styling, and one happy bride said, "Thank you so much fresh face makeup!! You really made our wedding day special!" Customers can call the company to request a pre-wedding trial to find the perfect look, and wedding day services start at $195 for traditional bride's makeup and $95 for traditional bridesmaid's makeup. Hairstyling starts at $225 for brides. Service is also available for professional headshots and special events.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (130)
Lavish Hair and Makeup Studio logo

Lavish Hair and Makeup Studio

San Francisco, CA 94109

Business Description

Lavish Hair and Makeup Studio is a full-service hair and beauty salon that provides world-class beauty styling for weddings, special events, and everyday glamor. On-location bridal services include full custom makeup application starting at $169, bridal hairstyling starting at $184, and flower girl hairstyling for just $54 for children aged eight and under. The company also offers professional hair services such as cuts, color, perms, and Brazilian blowouts, as well as makeup lessons and professional makeup application for photo shoots.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (83)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (22)
Google
4.4 / 5 (16)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Lela Nguyen Hair and Makeup Artist logo

Lela Nguyen Hair and Makeup Artist

San Francisco, CA 94118

Business Description

The team of beauty experts at Lela Nguyen Hair and Makeup Artist are passionate about making customers look amazing, and specialize in bridal, pageant, and special occasion styling, always with a focus on highlighting natural beauty. Customers have left rave reviews about the company's services and staff, like one bride who said "Lela, thank you for making me always feel and look so beautiful on my special day!" The company also offers private, one-on-one makeup lessons and makeup parties.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (149)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)
Makeup by Stacy logo

Makeup by Stacy

San Francisco, CA 94110

Business Description

Makeup by Stacy is a professional San Francisco makeup artistry service that specializes in customized beauty styling for weddings, and one customer called the company's services "ABSOLUTELY TRANSFORMATIVE!!" From weddings to fashion editorials to photo shoots, the company's talented and highly experienced makeup artist designs the perfect look for every customer's needs and lifestyle. In-studio makeup lessons are also available, starting at $350. Customers can use the scheduling tool on the company's website to check availability and book an appointment.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (91)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)
Makeup Gourmet logo

Makeup Gourmet

San Francisco, CA 94103

Business Description

The owner and master makeup artist at Makeup Gourmet has been styling celebrities and models around the world for over 30 years and offers star-quality makeup and training services to customers throughout San Francisco and surrounding areas. The company provides expert makeup application and styling for weddings, photo shoots, and special occasions. Professional training courses are available, as well as live online training and consultation, public speaking engagements, and private makeup lessons. Customers can email the company for price quotes and information.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (52)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (36)
Google
4.6 / 5 (19)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Maria Lee Makeup and Hair logo

Maria Lee Makeup and Hair

San Francisco, CA 94115

Business Description

Customers have called the owner of Maria Lee Makeup and Hair "a wonderful makeup artist," and love the company's top-quality beauty services. The company offers an extensive menu of professional makeup and styling services for boudoir photo shoots, weddings and events, holidays, fashion shows, tattoo and scar camouflage, and special effects. Complete bridal makeup and hairstyling are available for traditional and City Hall weddings, including add-on options like custom false eyelashes, airbrush makeup, and hair and makeup touch-ups throughout the wedding day.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (90)
Google
4.8 / 5 (32)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)
Rebecca Taff Hairstylist and Makeup Artist logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Rebecca Taff Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Visit WebsiteWebsite
San Mateo, CA 94403

Business Description

Rebecca Taff Hairstylist and Makeup Artist provides customized makeup and styling services for fashion shows, editorials, photo shoots, special occasions, and film, television, and print advertising. The company's styling work has been seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan China, Refinery 29, and Elle Magazine, and offers professional service to models, celebrities, and individual customers of all ages. Customers can call or email the company to request information and pricing and to schedule an appointment with the company's world-class makeup artist.

The Glamourist logo

The Glamourist

San Francisco, CA 94043

Business Description

The Glamourist is an award-winning company that provides makeup and hairstyling services for weddings, events, portraits, commercial shoots, and editorials. The company's expert stylist specializes in weddings and offers a range of bridal packages like the basic package for $1,000 which includes full makeup and hair styling, airbrush foundation, false eyelashes, and a touch-up kit. Add-on services such as tattoo coverage, makeup lessons, and faux eyelashes are also available. Customers can call, email, or contact the company on the website to schedule a consultation.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (64)
Triple Twist logo

Triple Twist

San Francisco, CA 94102

Business Description

The owner of Triple Twist has more than 20 years of professional makeup and hairstyling experience, including experience as a former star artist for Cirque du Soleil, and now uses those skills to make brides look their absolute best on the special day. The company offers a range of bridal styling packages for traditional and City Hall weddings, as well as pre-wedding trial runs, and private and group makeup lessons. Customers can use the contact form on the company's website to request price quotes.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (139)
Google
4.6 / 5 (11)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding or prom, hiring a makeup artist can make it easier to get ready. It takes some stress off of you by putting this task in the hands of a professional. It also ensures you get a trained professional to get your look just right.

    A professional makeup artist can also help you get ready for a photo or video shoot, whether it’s for wedding photos, family photos, videos or a new professional photo for your work portfolio. These artists apply knowledge of lighting and how colors catch the light to help you get the best possible finished look.
  • Why do people hire makeup artists?

    People typically hire makeup artists to get a special look for events, such as weddings. People also hire makeup artists when their images are being captured, such as in photo shoots and when making videos.

  • How much do makeup artists charge?

    Makeup artists typically charge a base price that’s between $75 and $125 per person. Several things can increase the base cost. These extra services include things like coming to your location, adding glitter to your makeup, and putting on false eyelashes.

  • Do makeup artists use their own makeup?

    Makeup artists typically use their own makeup rather than the client’s makeup. They typically put their cosmetics in a second container or on a palette to make sure bacteria doesn’t get in the original makeup. However, client requests to use personal makeup can sometimes be accommodated at the makeup artist’s discretion.

  • Do I really need a makeup artist for my wedding?

    While it’s possible to do your own makeup for your wedding, hiring a professional makeup artist can relieve stress on a very busy day. Makeup artists can also offer advice on how makeup will look in photos and can choose products that stand up to heat.

  • How much is a makeup artist for a wedding?

    It typically costs between $90 and $475 for a wedding makeup artist. Things that affect the cost include whether the service is provided only for the bride or if the whole wedding party needs makeup done.

  • How do I find a hair and makeup artist for my wedding?

    To find hair and makeup artists for your wedding, do a search for these specialists and then check online reviews to see what others think of their work. Consider a paid trial run. It’s an extra cost, but it lets you see the work before your wedding day.