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Best Makeup Artists in Austin

Our Recommended Top 14

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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Austin, TX 78746

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5.0 (54)
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4.9 (47)
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5.0 (18)

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Makeup by Adrienn and Team is a hair and makeup styling company based out of Austin, Texas. Founded in 2012, it specializes in both airbrush and traditional makeup application for weddings, special events, print, and film. Pre-wedding bridal makeup trials are available. Wedding clients can book individually, or as an entire wedding party. Makeup by Adrienn and Team provides makeup for photoshoots including engagement, boudoir, maternity, and headshots, and also offers personalized application lessons.

Austin, TX 78733

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5.0 (1)

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Jessi Pagel Makeup + Hair is an Austin makeup artist who has over 16 years of experience. She provides makeup artistry for network television, live events, commercials, celebrities, editorial, and music videos. Her clientele includes NIKE, Refinery29, ESPN, 48 Hours, CBS, NBC, People Magazine, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky Magazine, and more. Jessi is available to travel.

Austin, TX 78758

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4.9 (31)
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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Luxe and Lotus Beauty LLC is an Austin business that provides special occasion and wedding makeup services. Services include makeup application for the bride, bridal party, mother of the bride or groom, makeup trial for the bride, and packages. Makeup application for headshots, special occasions, and media is also available. Owners and makeup artists Brigette and Christina have over 20 years of combined experience. Clients appreciate their punctuality, professionalism, and talent.

Austin, TX 78730

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (10)

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Rachel Hill Makeup is an Austin makeup artist who specializes in portrait, bridal, and film makeup. Services include full and partial makeup application, day of bridal application, airbrush makeup application, and bridal packages. Rachel is airbrush certified and was published in Green Wedding Shoes.

Austin, TX 78759

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5.0 (1)

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Glow Bridal Makeup is an Austin business that provides mobile service to clients for special events, engagements, and weddings. Wedding makeup services include bridal trial makeup, bridal makeup, mothers and attendants makeup, engagement session makeup, and false lashes. Wedding hair services include bridal trial hair, bridal hair, mothers and attendants, flower girl, extensions, and blowouts. Spa services include facial with a peel, face and body waxing, gentlemen’s deep cleansing facial, teen facial, and organic anti-aging facial. Travel within Austin is free. Owner Kate Franklin is an esthetician and makeup artist and has been in the industry for over nine years. Hair stylist Letecia Villegas has over 14 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Glow Bridal Makeup won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Austin, TX 78751

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4.5 (332)
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4.9 (2)

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Red Stella Salon is an Austin business that provides makeup, hair, and skin services. Hair services include men’s and women’s haircuts, shampoo and blow dry, special occasion styling, extensions, color, treatments, and perms, keratins, and relaxers. Makeup services include makeup application, airbrush makeup, and lashes. Red Stella Salon also offers facials, peels, waxing, tinting, men’s care, and bridal and bridal party hair and makeup. Clients appreciate their patience, professionalism, and kindness.

Austin, TX 78750

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (8)

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LucieMarie is an Austin business that provides on-location hair and makeup services for events and weddings. The business, which is owned by Angela Parker, has been serving clients for over 10 years. Services include bridal hair and makeup, bridal party hair and makeup, headshot hair and makeup, male grooming, fashion shows, film hair and makeup, special event hair and makeup, airbrush makeup, airbrush tanning, brow and facial waxing, hair extensions, and tattoo cover-up. Clients appreciate Angela’s patience and flexibility and the natural looking makeup application.

Austin, TX 78704

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5.0 (21)

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Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry is an Austin business that has been serving clients for over a decade. Nisa has 15 years’ experience as a professional makeup artist. She provides her services to weddings, TV appearances, photo shoots, galas, proms, and other special events. Makeup services include airbrush makeup application, full makeup application, and full and partial makeup application for brides, mothers of the bride or groom, and bridal parties. Travel fees are extra for locations outside downtown Austin. Nisa is available to travel for destination weddings.

Austin, TX 78702

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Pearl Hair + Makeup is an Austin boutique salon that has been serving clients for over six years. Owner Maris Malone has won several awards and has been published in numerous publications including Austin Wedding Day, Under the Radar, The Knot Magazine, American Beauty Magazine, and Hairdressers Journal. Hair and makeup services are available for brides and include trial hair and makeup and services for the day of for the bridal party and mothers of the bride and groom. Pearl Hair + Makeup won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards in 2016 and Junebug Weddings’ The World’s Best Wedding Hair & Makeup in 2016.

Austin, TX 78727

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5.0 (12)

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Laura Martinez Makeup Artist is an Austin makeup artist who specializes in makeup for editorials, engagement shoots, weddings, and makeup lessons. Laura’s work has been featured in The Knot, Teen Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Austin Monthly, and more. Clients remark on Laura’s reliability, patience, professionalism, and talent.

West Lake Hills, TX 78746

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4.6 (132)
Yelp
5.0 (74)
Google
4.9 (62)

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Adore Makeup Boutique + Salon is a Westlake Hills business that has been serving clients for over three years. Owner Rhea McCarter has won numerous awards and specializes in editorial, event, and wedding makeup and hair. Services include makeup application, temporary lash application, makeup party, makeup lessons, hair and makeup for engagement, bridal day, bridal attendants, moms, flower girls, bridal portrait, and junior bridesmaids. They also specializes in production makeup and microblading eyebrows. Adore Makeup Boutique + Salon also offers classes. Awards Rhea and her team have won include Bride’s Choice 2013, Bride’s Choice 2014, Couples’ Choice 2014, The Knot Best of 2012-2020 Hall of Fame. Clients remark on their skill, communication, and talent.

Austin, TX 78756

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5.0 (50)

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Kiss N’ Makeup is an Austin business that specializes in brow shaping and makeup artistry. Services are wedding makeup application, other event makeup application, eyebrow shaping service, and men’s eyebrow grooming. Kiss N’ Makeup also offers makeup lessons and hand tweezes eyebrows. Clients appreciate her skill and the relaxed service.

Austin, TX 78701

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5.0 (37)
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4.5 (25)
Google
4.6 (19)

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Rae Cosmetics is an Austin business that provides mineral-based makeup for active women. Owner Rochelle Rae has won over 50 Best Makeup Artist and Cosmetic Awards. Her clients are Zac Posen, MTV, The Rachel Ray Show, Gayle King, Maxim, and more. Services include makeup application for weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthdays, girls’ night out, anniversaries, graduations, portraits, and more. Clients appreciate the makeup application and the cosmetic line.

Austin, TX 78738

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5.0 (1)

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Lisa Gleeson Makeup Artist is an Austin makeup artist who has over 15 years of experience. She has provided makeup services for national and international ad campaigns, magazines, commercials, broadcast, print, editorial, runway, and HD TV. Lisa also does wardrobe for lifestyle and commercial shoots and is willing to travel outside of Texas.

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.