Laurels
Best Makeup
Artists in
St. Louis
2017

Why These Makeup Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored makeup artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best makeup artists in St. Louis, MO.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Amanda Macia Makeup

Amanda Macia Makeup is a freelance makeup artist in St. Louis focused on makeup applications for weddings, commercial and video shoots, and editorial photos with more than a decade of experience. Amanda offers two types of makeup applications including airbrush using a top of the line airbrushing system, or high definition using high-quality professional makeup and tools for brides, senior portraits, boudoir photos and other special occasions. Other wedding options include makeup enhancements for flower girls and junior bridesmaids focused on lips, cheeks, and eyes, and touch-ups for the entire bridal party. Other services include Amanda’s makeup artistry for commercial photo shoots with travel options available by request.

Valley Park, MO(314) 223-3836

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Beberoka

Beberoka is the St. Louis-based company founded by professional makeup artist, Mimi Nikolova. The Bulgarian native traveled the world to settle in St. Louis after working for prestigious companies including Christian Dior, Chantecaille, Chanel, Armani, and many others. Her list of celebrity clientele includes Mini Driver, Marti Pellow, Gina Gershon, Julia Stiles, and Pierce Brosnan. Mimi offers her makeup application services for weddings, fashion shows, photo shoots, and commercial events. Other services include makeup application lessons and Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatments. Clients stated “Mimi made me and my girls look amazing for my wedding,” “once you sit in her chair, you will feel pampered and walk away looking magnificent,” and “had so many compliments on my skin.”

Chesterfield, MO(314) 952-4598

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BKellerman MUA

BKellerman MUA is the makeup artistry of Brittany with nearly a decade of experience in creative, beauty, and bridal makeup applications. Brittany’s talent has appeared on the PlayboyPlus site, the Freeport News International Bazaar, the Ruby Zipper Blog, and she has received honorable mention in America’s Beauty Show Competition. She was also awarded First Place twice in the Salon Fair for Regency Beauty School. St. Louis clients reported “not just a run of the mill MUA, but a true artist,” “this artist is truly passionate about the work she is doing on each and every client,” and “would highly recommend BKellerman for any and all makeup needs.”

St. Louis, MO(202) 798-2292

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Branca

Branca is a full-service beauty company with three locations in Missouri including Creve Coeur, St. Charles, and Chesterfield and a large staff of stylists, estheticians, and nail technicians. Salon services include hair styling and makeup applications. Spa services offer facials, waxing, peels, massage, manicures, and pedicures. Wedding packages are available for salon and spa services for every member of the bridal party including the groom. Special offers for new guests include a complimentary haircut with any single process color, highlights, or Balayage service. Clients noted “top notch stylist in a warm and welcoming atmosphere,” “especially helpful and very talented,” and “if you’re looking for stellar salon service, definitely try Salon Branca.”

Creve Coeur, MO(314) 469-1222

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Daniellestyle Inc.

Daniellestyle Inc. is a group of talented makeup artists and hair stylists in St. Louis led by Danielle offering event hair and makeup and regular salon services. Danielle’s artistry has appeared in multiple publications including Martha Stewart Wedding, People Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, and St. Louis Magazine. She holds acclaim as St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Make Up Artist and the Rising Star nomination from Fashion Group International in 2013. Salon services by her team include haircuts, blowouts, single process color, full or partial balayage treatments, and Brazilian blowouts. Satisfied brides noted, “made me feel like a celebrity on my wedding day,” “well worth the money that was spent,” and “I have never felt more beautiful.”

St. Louis, MO(314) 302-1467

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Debbie Watson Hair & Makeup

Debbie Watson Hair & Makeup is a beauty salon in St. Louis under the leadership of Debbie Watson. She is a three-year winner of the Bride’s Choice Award, and her work has appeared in fashion shows and videos, on television, and in print. Salon services include haircuts, coloring, full and partial highlights and lowlights, makeup applications and tutorials, and hair smoothing treatments. Debbie has nearly three decades of experience in the beauty industry and trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. She furthered her education by studying under Lorraine Massey to receive certification as a Deva Inspired Curly Hair Specialist. Satisfied brides noted “makeup on my wedding day was simply gorgeous,” and “all of our makeup looked very natural and photographed very well.”

Ellisville, MO(314) 608-9001

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Emily Miller

Emily Miller is a makeup artist and hairstylist in St. Louis with an extensive list of impressive clientele including film stars, models, and personalities. Her corporate clients include Yoplait, Verizon Wireless, United Methodist Women, Travel Channel, Spike TV, and the US Olympics among many others. Her work has appeared in several magazines such as Bloomberg Markets Magazine, First for Women Magazine, and People Magazine. Emily also trains future makeup artists from her personally developed curriculum and is devoted to furthering her education on the latest trends and techniques.

Clayton, MO(314) 833-6459

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Looks By Lisa & Co.

Looks By Lisa & Co is a team of professional makeup artists and hair stylists providing on-location services for weddings, events, and special occasions throughout the St. Louis area and beyond. The company’s founder, Lisa Lipsitz, is a professional makeup artist with more than two decades of experience in the beauty industry. She has trained for Smashbox Cosmetics and has advanced certification in airbrush makeup application. Looks by Lisa & Co holds WeddingWire Awards for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and is the 2017 pick for The Knot’s Best of Weddings award. Satisfied brides reported “Lisa swept in and saved the day,” “made my wedding day so incredibly memorable and special,” and “we all got many compliments on our makeup.”

Clayton, MO(314) 229-1964

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Makeup by Elin

Elin Asvaldsdottir is the talent behind Makeup by Elin in St. Louis with nearly two decades of experience in makeup artistry and hair styling for weddings, events, photo shoots, commercials, and TV and film productions. Wedding packages are available for makeup only or a combination of makeup and hair, and Elin offers daily and hourly rates for her services on location for commercial productions. Other options include full makeup and light hair styling for senior portraits, business headshots, model portfolio shots, and general portrait sessions. Elin is also available for makeup lessons for adults, teens, and pre-teens by appointment. Clients reported “able to accommodate the needs of a wide range of clients,” “everyone looked absolutely gorgeous with your help,” and “received many compliments throughout the night.”

St. Louis, MO(314) 629-3895

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Mary Cates Salon

Mary Cates Salon is a full-service salon in St. Louis offering facials, hair styling and hair extensions, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and makeup applications including wedding packages. Bridal services are available in the salon or on location through the artistry of bridal hair designer and makeup artist, Bonnie. Her work has appeared in the St. Louis Bride Magazine, The St. Louis Post, and The Ladue News, and she averages over 30 bridal parties each year. Bonnie also styles hair and makeup for editorials, runway and fashion shows, and special events. Satisfied clients reported “you worked your magic on everyone,” “we all received many compliments on our beautifully done hair styles,” and “really appreciate the work you did.” Mary Cates Salon offers several promotions and a VIP Membership package offering hair styling, makeup, a deep conditioning treatment, brow wax, and an exclusive monthly retail gift.

Ellisville, MO(636) 527-2566

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St. Louis Makeup Artist

St. Louis Makeup Artist provides on location makeup applications for weddings and other special occasions through the artistry of Amanda and Renee. Their team has more than two decades of combined experience in every aspect of makeup including video, print, fashion, special effects, and more. Satisfied clients reported “would absolutely recommend St. Louis Makeup Artist to anyone,” “just can’t say enough wonderful things about these ladies,” and “made the process so easy, simple, and a lot of fun.”

St. Louis, MO(314) 374-9568

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