All brides hope to look their best on their special day. Whether it's finding the right dress, the perfect hairstyle and the best accessories, making these choices can be anything but easy. Make-up artists are masters in their craft and have built their success by transforming people from everyday beautiful to heart-stoppingly beautiful!
These are our picks of the best make-up artists in the United States…
Alena Lemondy grew up in her mother’s beauty salon. She watched in awe as her mother transformed her clients into something they wanted to be. Motivated by her passion for beauty and the power of transformation, Alena founded Lemondy NYC. She hires only the most promising artists and teaches them how to use their client’s natural beauty to their advantage. Beauty is about allowing the client to shine, not about making them look like a completely different person.
Originally hailing from Peru, Andréa Tiller has had a passion for fashion and beauty for as long as she can remember. Her imagination, passion and skill are what make her such a well-respected and requested artist in the industry. She’s a skin and brow enthusiast, which means her looks boast clean skin looks with expertly executed brows. She has been featured in US Weekly, NYLON and Flare Magazine.
Ann Benjamas Liendo
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Ann Benjamas Liendo is of Thai and Chinese descent. She now lives in New York and has worked as a make-up artist since she was 18 years old. Her looks are glamorous and unique and would work well for bigger wedding celebrations. She uses varying techniques to achieve a flawless skin look with a happy, healthy and dewy glow.
Sarah, the smiling face behind Beauty Bespoken, has had a passion for beauty since she was a little girl. She loved to play dress up and, in later life, she uses this creativity and imagination to enrich her make-up artistry. Her looks are soft and feminine, with a hint of sparkle and a dedication to let your inner beauty shine on your special day.
Few artists focus on natural beauty as much as Caitlyn Meyer does. Her make-up philosophy is that everyone is uniquely beautiful and the best make-up looks stay true to that natural beauty. A bride should radiate confidence and happiness on their special day and make-up looks by Caitlyn Meyer allow brides to shine.
Carolina Dali-Trites was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her love of art was realized early in life and once she discovered that fashion was also her calling, she turned to make-up artistry. By combining all of her passions in life, make-up artistry never feels like a job for Carolina and it has taken her all over the world. She has worked with the likes of Tom Ford, Dior, Chanel, and Calvin Klein.
Danielle Estrada creates beautiful bridal looks. She started make-up as a passion project through YouTube after spending long hours working as a sales associate. She would practice with her sister and her creativity grew from there! Now, Danielle is a well-known and loved industry artist and has even worked with celebrities from Dancing with the Stars! She has also done work for Bad Bunny and The Bachelorette!
Hung Vanngo was born in Vietnam and raised in Canada. His exposure to a variety of cultures fed his creativity and enriches his make-up looks with unexpected colors and techniques. He is as comfortable with avant-garde make-up as he is in the world of bridal beauty. His respect and knowledge of the wider fashion and beauty industry mean his make-up looks fit flawlessly into the bigger picture. He has worked with A-list celebrities like Selena Gomez, Amy Adams, Rose Byrne, and Gwenyth Paltrow.
As one half of the Beauty Icon NYE brand, Liza Ray loves the world of bridal beauty. Liza has built her brand and her personal reputation on her expert application and creative use of products and colors. She wants brides to look and feel their best on their special day, and plastering thick make-up on them is not the right way to go. Liza’s looks are natural yet polished, with a splash of subtle sparkle and creativity.
Makeup x Samantha J
Samantha J is based in Salt Lake City and offers a range of make-up services, including pageant and bridal. Her bridal make-up work has attracted media attention for its simple, clean and elegant aesthetic. Her clientele spans a range of bone structures and ethnicities. She is comfortable working with every type of bride and confident that she can make their natural beauty shine.
Tanya Bures, the founder of Page Beauty, has been in the wedding industry for over 20 years. She started her journey in the beauty industry when she attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and found herself transfixed by the artistry behind fashion models make-up. Tanya sees make-up artistry as painting, but instead of on a canvas, her art is created on someone’s already beautiful face.
Anyone who keeps up with the make-up world will have heard of Pat McGrath. She is nothing short of an icon. Her make-up line consistently sells out in retail stores and is well-respected by the make-up community for its high quality. Pat McGrath has done the make-up of every cover star for Italian Vogue for 20 years. She has worked with the biggest brands in the industry and her services are amongst the most coveted in the world of beauty.
Patrick Ta is a titan in the beauty industry. He has over 2 million followers on Instagram and even has his own make-up line! He loves the dewy make-up look and he’s bestowed this look on countless Hollywood celebrities including Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Shay Mitchell, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, Rhianna, and Olivia Munn.
Tyron Machhausen was born in Berlin, Germany, but now resides in New York City and works as a make-up artist full-time. He is a Chanel US make-up artist and has been in that position for three years. His passion for make-up was ignited after he accompanied a friend to Milan Fashion Week and found himself mesmerized by the model’s transformation. Tyron has done work for Stella McCartney, Naomi Campbell, Elizabeth Hurley and more!
Victor Henao was born in Columbia and now resides in New York City where he creates beautiful make-up looks and helps his clients feel gorgeous. His work can be categorized by his mastery of the flawless skin look and his bold use of color. Make-up looks by Victor have been featured in major publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle Magazine. He has also worked with iconic brands like Victoria’s Secret and Estée Lauder. Victor has also worked with Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and Kourtney Kardashian.