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Best Makeup Artists in Kansas City

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Kansas City Makeup Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Website
Overland Park, KS 66210

Why choose this provider?

Bridal Artistry Kansas City is an on-location makeup and hairstyling company serving the Kansas City area. The company was founded in Washington, D.C. more than 15 years ago, and stylists Lisa Lawson and Diann Dayton each have more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. Lawson and Dayton work exclusively with brides and wedding parties, offering a variety of hair and makeup packages in addition to à la carte services.

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.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (22)

Website
Kansas City, MO 64155

Why choose this provider?

Devine Makeup Artistry was established by makeup artist and photographer Lora Devine, who also runs photography studio Devine Studios. Devine offers a variety of makeup and photography services, including "before and after" glamour shots, boudoir photography, makeup for fashion shows and editorials, television makeup, bridal makeup and photography, and maternity makeup and photography. Event makeup is $75 per person, and bridal makeup is $100, including false eyelashes and application. Trial rates are available for bridal parties. Devine can be contacted through a form on her website.

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
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Overland Park, KS 66209

Why choose this provider?

Rachel Naster Studio is a makeup, skin care and waxing studio based in Overland Park and serving the Kansas City area. Naster specializes in bridal and commercial makeup, and also offers a variety of skin care services, including facials, LED treatments, microphototherapy, and non-acid peels. Wedding makeup is $175 for the bride, which includes trial makeup application and false lashes, and $70 each for bridal party members.

Website
Kansas City, MO 64109

Why choose this provider?

Kay Kremer is a Kansas City-based makeup artist with more than 12 years of experience. She creates makeup looks for a wide variety of events and purposes, including bridal, print, commercial, runway shows, boudoir photography, portrait photography, and other special occasions. Kremer works on location in the Kansas City area. She won a Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Award in 2014 and 2015 and has been a featured wedding vendor on Borrowed & Blue.

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.
4.8
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (19)

Website
Kansas City, MO 64108

Why choose this provider?

Skyline Downtown Salon is a hair, makeup, and spray tanning salon based in downtown Kansas City. The salon offers a wide variety of hair cutting, styling, color and extension services in addition to a full slate of makeup packages and à la carte services for bridal parties. À la carte bridal services include heat styling, updos, blowouts, and makeup application, and trial services are available to test out looks ahead of time. A styling package for grooms is also available, which includes a haircut and a brow wax.

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.
4.7
Google
4.8 / 5 (191)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (186)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (162)

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.
3.8
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Website
Kansas City, MO 64114

Why choose this provider?

Kristine Kay Skin Spa is the skincare studio of “Beauty Artist” Kristine Kay, who has been in the makeup and skincare industry for more than 16 years. Kay offers a variety of skin- and makeup-related services, including spa facials, anti-aging treatments, acne treatments, lash and brow design, and makeup application. She specializes in makeup for fashion photoshoots, film, and television, and does not work with brides and wedding parties. Appointments can be booked 24/7 online.

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.
4.1
Google
4.7 / 5 (34)
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (14)

FAQs

  • 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.