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Recent Makeup Artist reviews

Five stars 👌🏽 amazing service

Eye Makeup

$65

Loved my makeup for my birthday night out. Jennifer was very professional and just a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.

I need makeup artist services

$80

Milly went above and beyond with hair and makeup. She is very talented and a beautiful person too.

Hair styling for 3 people

$120

Amazing job and even did extras for my kids which we had not agreed prior. Thank you so very much for making our photoshoot so memorable! Would use again no problem

I need makeup artist services

$200

Milly was very particular with her work, and we were pleased with the outcome. She was friendly and timely.

Hair and make up artist - urgent

$175

What's the average cost of a makeup artist

$100 - $200

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$100

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$143

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$200

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Average reviews for Makeup Artist Services

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Best rated mobile makeup artists near me

Recent Mobile Makeup Artist reviews

Sarah did an amazing job. My makeup looked natural, yet flattering. Lasted all day too.

Mobile makeup

$100

I was super impressed with Kannika's skills. We hadn't discussed beforehand what look I wanted and she bought everything she could possibly need. She took into account what I was wearing, my colouring, and we discussed the look, she had great ideas so I was totally comfortable with her suggestions. The results were just beautiful. I got so many compliments how great I looked, all thanks to Kannika. I'm recommending her to all my friends and will definitely use her services again next chance I get!

I need mobile makeup artist

$100

Fantastic artistry. Very happy :)

Mobile makeup artist

$60

Maria did an incredible job! I'm glad we got to work together. The makeup look she done was exactly what i was after. definitely recommend!

Mobile makeup artist

$45

Thank you Helena. Highly recommended.

Mobile makeup artist

$100

Great experience heera was professional and made getting ready easy during my stay at the Sofitel

Freelance mobile makeup artist please

$80

What's the average cost of a mobile makeup artist

$100 - $137

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$100

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$106

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$137

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Average reviews for Mobile Makeup Artist Services

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Best rated wedding makeup artists near me

Recent Wedding Makeup Artist reviews

Sun was great! Highly recommend. Thank you Sim

Wedding Makeup & Hair Trial

$80

Thank you so much! You were amazing Jennifer!!!

Wedding makeup and hair

$300

Incredible makeup artist and hair stylist!

Hair & Makeup Wedding

$350

Highly recommended. Great bridal makeup for 4 people with different skin tones & types. Thank you!!

Wedding makeup - for Erica

$500

Juli was an absolute star - she did a knock out job getting me, my sister and Mum ready for my wedding, with her amazing skills, kindness, patience and good humour. Highly recommend!

Wedding makeup and hair for me, mum and sister

$600

Really pleased with the wedding makeup and hair session. Kanikachik was professional and attentive. Both me and the groom were very happy with the result! Strongly recommend her

Wedding Makeup and Hair Artist for Bride and Groom

$200

What's the average cost of a wedding makeup artist

$166 - $465

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$166

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$300

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$465

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Average reviews for Wedding Makeup Artist Services

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Why book local makeup artists through Airtasker?

Are you looking for an experienced makeup artist near you to help you look your best for an upcoming wedding or special occasion? Whether you want a simple look for your hair and makeup or a touch of glamour and special effects for an event, a makeup artist in your area can create a professional, longer-lasting look that’ll help boost your confidence.

The best place to find a mobile makeup artist near you is on Airtasker. We can connect you with top-rated professional makeup artists around you with quality products, tools, and techniques that’ll help you look amazing for every special occasion. No need to rush to the salon and schedule an appointment - just post a task and get offers for your makeup artist jobs.

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Top Makeup Artist related questions

The cost of hiring makeup artists averages between $60 - $1,000 in Australia, but it depends on the type of makeup you need, whether it’s the peak season for events, the location, and any extras. For example, the cost of bridal makeup is usually around $75 - $200 per person for the bride and bridal party. This may not include the services of hair stylists. If you need hair and makeup for your wedding day, expect additional costs. Specify the type of service you need to get the best offers from makeup artists around you. 


A professional makeup artist specialises in makeup artistry and uses quality products and special techniques to enhance your natural beauty, usually for a wedding or special occasion. With an eye for colour and an artistic flair, they can create any look you’re after and ensure that your makeup is long-lasting and photo-ready.

You can expect professionally applied makeup to last for up to 12 hours. If you’re planning to be at a lengthy event, your makeup artist may provide you with samples to quickly blot your face and touch up your setting powder and lipstick.

Makeup artists don’t need any formal qualifications - the most important thing is experience, skill, and quality products. But many do study courses like a Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics, Certificate III in Beauty Services, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Diploma of Screen and Media, and Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

The best way to find a talented makeup artist near you is on Airtasker. With plenty of local makeup artists to choose from, you’ll find the right artist for your style and your budget. Be sure to read reviews from previous clients and check if they have experience to find the right hair and makeup professional in your area.

A professional makeup artist has access to top-quality products that ensure your makeup stays put and helps you look your best in photos or videos. A mobile makeup artist will ensure you have a flawless finish and won’t require touch-ups throughout your event.

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What do makeup artists do?

Hiring a makeup artist is the best way to reduce your stress and enjoy the lead-up to an event. They’ll meet you at your chosen location, whether it’s your home or a venue, and talk about the look you want to achieve. But the exact inclusions and process you can expect will depend on the type of makeup service you need. Here are some of the makeup artist jobs that you can expect from Taskers:

Bridal makeup

Most brides want bridal makeup that looks natural, is long-lasting, and photographs well. Your wedding makeup artist will use cosmetic products that are specially designed for this purpose. They’ll start with using a primer on your skin to provide a smooth surface for your foundation. Airbrush foundation is often used in bridal makeup to ensure full and even coverage without looking or feeling heavy. Your makeup artist will apply a long-wearing lipstick that complements your look. Finally, they’ll use a natural eyeshadow palette to enhance your eye colour, along with false eyelashes and waterproof mascara to frame your eyes.

Special occasion makeup

The biggest difference between special occasion makeup and bridal makeup is in style. While bridal makeup is often kept classic or natural, you can opt for a more glamorous or dramatic look for a special occasion. If you're attending a costume party, you can request special effects for a complete makeover. Your mobile makeup artist will still ensure a flawless finish that’s long-lasting so you can look great all day and night, whether you’re at your high school formal, awards night, or a special date. 

Hair styling

Many mobile makeup artists also have a hairdressing background and can help you with mobile hair styling as well. It’s a great way to save time and money, and keep things simple while you get ready for your special event. Your makeup artist will be able to create a cohesive look, with a hairstyle that matches your your dress, accessories, and your jewellery. They’ll discuss your preferred hairstyles, then use a range of products and tools to create your look, including a hair straightener, hair curler, hair pins, hair elastics, and hairspray.

Recent Makeup Artist tasks

Mobile Makeup Artist

$75

Ballajura WA, Australia

8th Jul 2024

Basic / natural makeup required for a birthday on Sunday No lashes Travel to Ballajura at/around 1130am

Makeup artist

$130

Park Ridge QLD, Australia

6th Jul 2024

I need a makeup artist for hairstyle and party makeup on 10th July before 3pm

Hair styled

$50

Camden South NSW, Australia

6th Jul 2024

needing my hair dried and straightened (pinned back also). i’ll be washing it, i literally just need you to style it!!

Hair and makeup for wedding

$5

Brisbane QLD, Australia

3rd Jul 2024

Looking for a makeup and hair superstar for my future wife on our wedding day on the 31st of august. Time to be confirmed. Would like a trial before the wedding as well :)

Makeup Artist

$120

Melbourne VIC, Australia

3rd Jul 2024

My mums birthday party starting at 6pm and looking for a makeup artist for my mum. Would be great if you can do basic hair i.e. can blow dry or curls incase but she is not too bothered by this.

Hair & Makeup

$170

Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

3rd Jul 2024

Hi, I'm getting married :) As part of my wedding celebrations, I am to hold a Chinese Tea Ceremony, which I need hair and makeup done in the early morning I have asian features and I almost never wear makeup, so preferably after a soft natural look with lashes or a soft glam look? With hair, I'm after a updo, and will have hair accessories (I will provide thes) See photos for inspo on makeup and hair I live in Port Melbourne but the event will be held up North in Lalor 3075, so can be flexible on location Depeding on location, I need to be done by 8am if I'm in Port Melbourne Or 9am if I'm in Lalor Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions :)

Make-up artist/hair stylist - Chatswood - Style one person

$120

Chatswood NSW, Australia

3rd Jul 2024

Suit recent grad or early career stylist. Need my make up and hair done for a Flamenco show please. Glam look - one person. At the Concurse Theatre Chastwood. Set up at 5.45pm, style from 6pm to 7pm. Images are just inspiration. I know we can’t each this in an hour but gives an idea!

On time and particularly good with hair styling.

Make up artist

$150

Parramatta NSW, Australia

2nd Jul 2024

Make up done for event around 6am

Makeup artist

$5

Edensor Park NSW, Australia

2nd Jul 2024

I am having my wedding on the 16/2/2025

Make up artist

$100

Bonbeach VIC, Australia

6th Jun 2024

Hi I need a make up artist at 7:30 am on the 29th June, needs to be able to do natural glam as it’s for a photo shoot

Nguyen was great and did a lovely job of my full face makeup

Make up and hair

$200

Guildford NSW, Australia

17th May 2024

Hair light skin heavy eyes make up lashes

Beautiful make up and great to work with

Hair & makeup artist

$120

Narrabeen NSW, Australia

19th Apr 2024

Looking for a hair and makeup artist to help me get ready for my thirtieth. Narrabeen. (2101) Need to be ready by 4:30pm. I have the Dyson hairdryer and also the beach waver curler if needed. I’ve been so busy getting party ready, I didn’t worry about my getting ready. Pic for reference. Theme is Gossip Girl. Thanks in advance!

Jacqueline was excellent. So professional and friendly. Would highly recommend! Incredible work and so fun and relaxing. She is lovely and you won’t regret it!

I need two ladies to help me unpack tomorrow a makeup room

$500

Fitzroy VIC, Australia

9th Apr 2024

I have makeup and skincare that needs unpacking tomorrow into ikea drawers

So helpful thanks so much

Teach me how to do makeup

$100

Narraweena NSW 2099, Australia

20th Mar 2024

Hi looking for a makeup artist to teach me how to do Smoky eye and fake eyelashes too and full face of makeup. The makeuo artist need to bring there owm make up. The cost including everything .

She was very helpful and gave me good tips.

Makeup and hair done pointcook,22d march

$180

Point Cook VIC 3030, Australia

12th Mar 2024

I need my hIr and mKe up done with eye lashes

Thanks for your service

Make up artist needed for light makeup

$5

Brisbane QLD, Australia

6th Mar 2024

Need a makeup artist with their own kit to do my finances makeup very early on Wednesday the 27th (she’s from the Philippines so has medium toned skin. It’s a simple civil wedding at births deaths and marriages in the city but we need to be there by around 9am. Depending on where you are we can come to you or you can come to us in coopers plains, so make an offer!

Cal did an amazing job sorting out make up and hair for my partner - very friendly and talented. Would definitely recommend!

Hair & Make Up Artist for School Formal

$175

South Yarra VIC, Australia

5th Mar 2024

Professional Makeup and blow hairstyle for a school formal. Year 12 student South Yarra- between 1 - 3 pm

Bethaina is an absolute rock star Airtasker, and true professional. She did my daughter's hair and makeup, and we could not be happier with her work. An absolute pleasure to deal with—prompt, punctual, and equipped with all the professional tools, makeup, and hair products. The whole experience was easy and seamless and no stress at all. We will use her services again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for hair and makeup services.

Eye makeup

$80

Melbourne City, VIC, Australia

1st Mar 2024

Glam smokey eye makeup in gold/brown tones - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 3rd Mar 2022 3.15pm

Fabulous work so efficient and turned out beautiful

Blow dry / hair style

$70

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

15th Feb 2024

Heading to Taylor Swift on Sunday evening and would like my hair blow dried/styled. I’m useless at doing it myself! I will wash my hair. Just would like a beautiful blowout. Happy to come to you or to do it at home. Very flexible!

Cathy came to my house and did my hair, we did a blowout and some curls. Very happy. Easy, communication, easy booking highly recommend.

Hair and makeup tutorial

$250

Preston VIC, Australia

5th Feb 2024

I’m looking for a hair and makeup session for two women who need help! We need an experienced hair and makeup artist to refresh our makeup routine, and easy techniques to blow dry short hair. The two hour session will need to be on a Friday late morning to early afternoon with the date to be confirmed. Two hours Preston $250 inclusive of all fees and travel - Due date: Flexible

Tilly was more than we expected. She gave great tips and taught us makeup and hair techniques. Tilly is a fabulous communicator, explaining and demonstrating her techniques with ease. Can’t recommend Tilly highly enough. Sue and Julie.