Makeup Artists Directory
About Face Makeup, Inc.917-501-8278; aboutfacemakeup.com
During consultations, Noelle Bonham creates a customized look for each bride and teaches her how to keep her makeup and hair in place until the end of the reception. Then, on the big day, she’ll do it all over again. Bonham also offers airbrush tans and foundation coverage to hide skin flaws and tattoos. From $400.
Amanda Shackleton58 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 917-334-6155; nybridalbeauty.com
It’s one-stop shopping with Shackleton, who offers both hair and makeup services. Her natural technique ensures that women look as good in person as they do in photos. Trials start at $125 for hair or makeup and $175 for both; day-of hair and makeup is $500; brides can book Shackleton for the entire day from $1,000.bridalgal.com
Lilly Rivera is a pro at airbrush makeup, which is long-wearing and waterproof. Rivera works with women of all races and knows their particular makeup needs. A trial is $175; day-of makeup on location is $375 for the bride, and $175 for each additional person (three-person minimum).butterflystudiosalon.com
This Gramercy Park salon specializes in black-tie wedding makeup—full in-salon services start at $150, and on-location styling for the bridal party begins at $1,500. Veteran makeup artist Francesca Roman’s hand-applied makeup lasts up to ten hours with touch-ups; airbrushed makeup lasts ten to twelve hours.
Cheek to Chic212-496-2244; cheektochic.com
Specializing in the natural look, Raychel Wade works closely with brides on what she calls the “You on Your Best Day” package (three-person minimum, including the bride, from $700). Each additional person is $150. She also offers lessons ($175).
Christan Burran917-373-6426; christanburran.com
Burran’s high-fashion work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone, but she’ll create whatever look suits the bride. On the big day, Burran creates a calm atmosphere by burning candles and aromatherapy oils. Trials are $250, the bride’s makeup is $500, and each additional person is $250.
Damali NYC212-604-4441; damalinyc.com
For $250 to $350, this team trained by Bobbi Brown will ensure a smudge-proof, photo-ready bride; they also offer eyelash extensions and spray tans. Consultations are $150 for the bride (part goes toward the final cost), and $150 for bridesmaids.
Dominique Salon2 E. 61st St., nr. Fifth Ave., lower level, in the Hotel Pierre; 212-759-5544; dominiquesalon.com
The bridal package ($500) offers unlimited styling by Dominique de Anfrasio for however many people will fit into a three-hour time frame. The same goes for makeup. For the bride alone, it’s $300 for hair and $300 for makeup.
Eve Pearl805 Third Ave., at 49th St., upper level atrium; 212-486-7106; evepearl.com
A five-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist, Pearl specializes in gorgeous, natural looks. A trial is $250 ($100 of which goes towards the wedding-day makeup), and on-site wedding-day makeup for three people is $1,000. Pearl will do the rest of the bridal party for $250 each.
Francesca Maniace917-834-5673; francesmaniace.com
Maniace is committed to clean, precise looks that won’t go out of style. With a background in fine arts and photography, she understands how to make a face camera-ready, and her airbrush technique makes sure that the makeup will stay in place all day. A trial is $150; wedding-day application for the bride is $400, and from $150 per person for the bridal party.
James Boehmer234 Mott St., nr. Prince St., Ste. 22; 917-940-5587; jamesboehmer.net
Although high-fashion looks are Nars artist Boehmer’s specialty, he’s equally skilled at low-key jobs—he’ll sometimes use an airbrush to create a more tanned look ($300 per person). Consultations start at $200.
Jessica Liebeskind Make-up artistry917-531-9063; jessicaliebeskind.com
Brides won’t find an abundance of false lashes in this makeup-artist’s kit. Liebeskind (a Fashion Week regular (at Reem Acra, Badgley Mischka, and Amsale) likes to keep things practical, natural, and timeless. To make sure her soft and subtle aesthetic clicks with her client’s, she suggests booking a “chemistry trial” ($250). Wedding-day application from $1,000.
Jill Harth Cosmetics917-779-8928; jillharth.com
Having spent two decades producing international beauty pageants as well as working in film and television, Harth uses airbrush techniques to transform a beleaguered complexion into a blemish-free face. A two-hour trial application is $150. Wedding-day rates are $395 for the bride; each additional client is $125.
Keri Berman917-566-6426; keriberman.com
Berman is known for both her friendly professionalism and her contouring and highlighting. Consultations are $250. Wedding makeup application for the bride and one other person is $1,000; each additional person is $200.kimara.com
Ahnert’s luxe studio is perennially booked, so it’s best to make appointments early—three to six months in advance. In-studio trials are $150 with a staff member and $185 with Ahnert. On-location work starts at $700, or $1,000 for Ahnert herself. There is a three-person minimum for all services.
Kim Do917-709-4381; kim-do.com/weddings
This pro’s focus is on flawless, luminous skin. Do likes to schedule trials three to six months in advance ($250), and will travel to make up the bride on the wedding day ($425, plus travel fee).laurageller.com
In her Upper East Side studio, Geller matches brides-to-be with her team of veteran makeup artists based on personality compatibility; an in-house wedding coordinator arranges appointments. Trials are $95; day-of application is $300. Brides can arrange for an artist to be on hand for touch-ups ($150 an hour).
Lea Siegel718-398-7002; email@example.com
In an in-depth consultation session, Siegel will discuss how she plans to craft the look so that it lasts for hours and photographs well. From $300.
Lori Hamlin800-378-7125; lorihamlin.com
Working out of her Soho studio, Hamlin applies more than 120 synthetic lashes one by one—$750 for the first application; $250 for the re-lash. (Her associate charges $450 for lash extensions and $150 for the touch-up.) For wedding-day makeup with Hamlin, prices start at $1,500 for half a day; a consultation and trial is $350.
Lorin Cole917-306-0120; lorincole.com
With more than 25 years of experience, Cole doles out flawless, natural-looking faces as well as some personalized makeup tricks to try at home. Trials are $200. Wedding makeup application for the bride and two others is $800.
Make-up by Anabelle Laguardia212-340-4772; anabellemakeup.com
Laguardia is known for her eye contouring (the secret is individual lash applications) and her serenity in the midst of nuptial chaos. Consultations are $100 per person. Makeup on the day of the wedding starts at $100.
Marina Kanes917-742-2436; marinakstudio.com
Kanes knows her products and how to use them. She can be booked for the entire wedding day, and also provides the bride with a survival package: lipstick, blotting paper, and a touch-up kit. Consultations from $75; makeup from $200.
Matthew Nigara646-298-0890; firstname.lastname@example.org
Although Nigara is primarily a runway makeup artist, he still finds time for wedding work. The bride should bring her dress and a digital camera to the consultation ($300). If it’s a big wedding party, Nigara will show up with two assistants ($1,000 for the bride and an additional person; $150 for each extra guest). For $1,750, he’ll stay the whole day.
Meredith Carre917-497-7838; meredithcarre.com
This certified aesthetician is happy to help brides with a skin-clearing treatment or waxing regimen, and her light makeup application keeps skin from feeling layered and heavy. Trials cost $50. She will travel anywhere for on-site applications and touch-ups ($225 for the bride; $125 for each bridesmaid).
Piera Canu917-251-8221; pieracanu.com
Canu, an Italian makeup artist, is known for bringing light into her clients’ faces with a soft and natural base. Packages, which include the bride and two others in her bridal entourage, start at $800.
Robin Narvaez at Salon Eliut Rivera762 Madison Ave, nr. 66th St.; 212-472-3440
For the control-seeking bride, Robin Narvaez is the perfect safety net. During the mandatory wedding trial ($160), clients learn to apply makeup, receive personalized shopping lists, and get their eyebrows expertly plucked. On-site makeup is $200 per hour.
Sally Duvall917-670-4271; sallyduvall.com
As the former assistant to the late, great Kevyn Aucoin, Duvall is known for creating natural yet sophisticated looks using minimal makeup. Wedding-day makeup is $275 for the bride, and $95 for each additional person. For groups of four or more, it’s $225 for the bride and $85 for others; or let Duvall make up everyone (ten hours for $1,000).
For a camera-ready bridal-magazine look (her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings, among others), clients pay Eriksson $300 per hour. She also will travel.
Stephanie Barr917-885-6502; stephaniebarr.com
One of New York’s airbrush-technique pioneers, Barr brings out her clients’ best look. Plus, she’ll travel for on-site applications. Consultations are $250 ($100 goes toward day-of services); a combination of airbrush and traditional applications is $450 for the bride, and $150 for each additional person.
Three Custom Color Specialists54 W. 22nd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-730-8828; threecustom.com
For makeup that’s hand-blended to match any skin tone, brides count on Three Custom Color Specialists. The trial and consultation for the bride costs $125 ($85 for each additional person; products are extra). On-site applications from $350 ($150 for each additional person).
Do-it-yourself brides come to McEvoy’s studio for an hour-long makeup lesson ($450 for McEvoy; $300 for a staff artist). They leave with instructions and a makeup-filled kit. For those seeking a pro, a consultation and trial with one of their makeup artists is $125—$50 of which is redeemable in makeup. Day-of prices upon request.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- Amanda Shackleton / NY Bridal Beauty
33 Lexington Avenue #2F New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 917-334-6155 ; www.nybridalbeauty.com
Elegant, fresh-looking hair and makeup by Amanda. My years of experience with top models, magazines and celebrities ensures you will look modern and beautiful – never overly made up. Offering on location services.
- Amy Zdunowski-Roeder
476 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 ; Tel: 917-517-4020 ; www.amyzdunowskiroeder.com
This makeup artist and male groomer is a regular on the set of the "America's Next Top Model" and her looks have appeared in the pages of People, W, and Nylon. Celebrity Clients include Kristin Wiig and Elaine Irwin.
- Ivanka Lova Makeup and Hair
P.O. Box 229 New York, NY, 10024 ; Tel: 212-810-9475 ; ivankalova.com/ilmuo/wedding-makeup
Ivanka Lova specializes in long-lasting, photogenic airbrush makeup and creative hairstyles. Her work appeared in NYFW, on the cover of American Banker, and in The Makeup Show competition. Bridal makeup $250. Makeup and hair: trial $150; bridal $350; additional $175.
- Makeup By Anabelle LaGuardia
On Location Travel within the Tri-State & Destinations ; Tel: 212-340-4772 ; www.anabellemakeup.com
Veteran Makeup Artist of 15 years, Anabelle is known for her calming demeanor, exceptional customer service, attention to detail and makeup styles that suit each individual bride. Rates range from $300-$150. Airbrushing upon request
- Once Upon A Bride
122 West 26th Street New York, NY ; Tel: 212-353-2350 ; www.ouab.com
Once Upon A Bride has extensive experience in the fashioning and bringing out the exquisite beauty of the bride. The elite staff is comprised of New York's finest make up and hair artists, all of whom specialize in brides.