Laurels
Best Makeup
Artists in
Charlotte
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 Charlotte, NC.

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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.

Beauty Asylum

Beauty Asylum provides makeup artists in the Charlotte area. The team specializes in both hair and makeup with services for men and women and is typically hired for high-end style and image consulting for celebrity clients as well as local brides. The team of freelancers works on-site for engagements, weddings, editorial shoots, media productions, and multimedia corporate functions, and wedding day trial sessions are also available. Bios for all makeup artists can be found on Beauty Asylum's website, and their work has been seen or featured on Ruffled, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, and Open Your Mind on CBS as well as in Carolina Bride and British Vogue. One of the studio's artists was also a 2015 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings as well.

Charlotte, NC(980) 202-2655

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Erin Ashley

Erin Ashley handles professional makeup applications in Myers Park. The artist specializes in wedding makeup for everyone from the bride to the flower girls and can provide on-location traditional as well as airbrush makeup in any and all styles. The artist can remain on-site at the wedding as desired on an hourly basis, and every bride receives a customized pricing package based on her exact needs. The owner and makeup artist holds a degree in Fashion from Florida State University and previously worked in the skincare/cosmetics retail industry. Services are also available for photo shoots, headshots, and commercial work, and clients can also request customized makeup lessons. Erin Ashley has been seen in Charlotte Wedding and Carolina Bride and has also been featured on Style Me Pretty and Southern Weddings.

Myers Park, NC(803) 804-1850

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Flawless Makeup Art

Flawless Makeup Art has been a Charlotte makeup artist for almost a decade. Hair and makeup wedding packages are available for the brides and their attendants, and details can be found on the studio's website. Flawless Makeup Art also has a menu of Prep Services before a makeup application such as a Honey Cleaning Wash, a Steaming and Moisture Treatment, and Eye Shields, and makeup applications are available for photo shoots and fashion shows as well. The owner and makeup artist is known for being friendly, easy to work with, creative, and always punctual and has worked for names such as MTV, NBC's Dateline, BET, People, and The Charlotte Observer. Clients can also request one-on-one makeup lessons in their home or in the studio.

Charlotte, NC(704) 975-9526

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Glam by Gisela

Glam by Gisela is a makeup artist in North Carolina. The owner seeks to highlight the beauty in women with services for weddings, nights out, just for fun, makeovers, or other special occasions. Clients appreciate her attention to detail, caring and friendly approach, and customization based on each woman's style, features, and desired look. The studio offers full bridal makeup or just for the eyes plus a trial session along with makeup for others in the bridal party including the flower girl. Special add-ons include airbrush makeup, false eye lashes, and commercial on-site work for a half or full day. Makeup lessons are also available. Glam by Gisela won the Thumbtack Best of the Best Award in 2014 and 2015 and was named a Thumbtack Spotlight Makeup Artist in 2016.

Charlotte, NC(704) 909-8399

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Lovely By Lindsey

Lovely By Lindsey has been offering makeup artist services in Cornelius since 2009. The studio is home to a freelance, on-location makeup artist who seeks to always bring out a client's natural beauty per their vision and the occasion at hand. Makeup, as well as hair and lash extension services, are available for weddings and engagement parties, other special events, boudoir photo sessions, maternity and family photo shoots, high school senior portraits, and headshots. The owner also offers Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions and various beauty classes for groups or individuals such as Flawless Foundation, Day to Night, Party Ready: Eyes & Lashes, and Everyday Look. Lessons are available for hair as well, and Lovely By Lindsey was featured on Inspired By This in 2016.

Cornelius, NC(704) 661-1883

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LULU Beauty Lounge

LULU Beauty Lounge handles professional makeup in the Charlotte area. The studio works by appointment only and has a reputation for high-end makeup applications and personalized care with services for full makeup, airbrush upgrade, eyes only, and applications of false lashes including mink false lashes. Airbrush tattoo cover-ups are also available along with full bridal makeup and hair with numerous packages to choose from on LULU's website. The group uses top-quality products from names such as NARS, Make Up For Ever, MAC, and Urban Decay and also provides full waxing services. The owner is a licensed aesthetician, has studied with a number of celebrity makeup artists, specializes in lashes, skincare, and waxing, and has worked on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC and The Democratic Presidential Forum.

Charlotte, NC(704) 458-3988

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Make Me By Joya

Make Me By Joya provides makeup artistry to Charlotte and the surrounding areas and is backed by over 10 years of practice. The studio offers on-site services for weddings, runway shows, photo shoots, music videos, film, commercials, television, editorial, and private clients including various celebrities. Make Me By Joya's menu of services includes bridal and bridal party makeup including a 90-minute consultation and skin treatment for the bride and complimentary makeup for flower girls under the age of 10. Makeup for media productions, special effects, applications for senior portraits, birthday makeovers, galas, and girls' birthday party packages are also available, and hair services can be included as well. The owner and makeup artist has worked for major makeup lines such as Chanel, Stila, MAC, and Prescriptives, and potential clients can receive a quote right online.

Charlotte, NC(917) 242-7900

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Makeup Artistry by Alyssa

Makeup Artistry by Alyssa handles makeup services in the Charlotte area. Professional makeup applications are available for weddings, editorial work, special events, TV, independent films, and commercials along with lessons for those looking to do their own makeup or are aspiring makeup artists themselves. Brides can look trough the studio's website at various offerings and packages for the entire bridal party including airbrush makeup and mink lashes, and a trial session is required. The owner/makeup artist previously worked at MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown and has been featured on A Touch of Modern and The Inspired Bride as well as in Charlotte Wedding, Carolina Bride, and Ballantyne Magazine.

Charlotte, NC(803) 322-6206

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Makeup By Champa

Makeup By Champa brings almost 10 years of experience as a makeup artist to the Huntersville community. The artist specializes in traditional and airbrush wedding makeup and suggests a trial session before the big day. Additional services include makeup for proms, birthdays, on-site photo-shoots, and private or group makeup lessons, and a full menu of wedding, in-studio, and on-site services can be found on the website. The owner/artist is a certified in eyelash extensions and has worked or trained with makeup lines including MAC, Tarte, Smashbox, Stila, Dermalogica, Murad, and Philosophy. Makeup By Champa has been seen in Caroline Bride and The Charlotte Observer, twice won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2014 and 2015, and was named Best of 2013 by MyWedding.com.

Huntersville, NC(980) 253-9955

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The LALA Girl

The LALA Girl brings almost 15 years of experience as a professional makeup artist to Charlotte clients. The owner set up shop to bring celebrity-level service to women in the area for their wedding day, night out, private party, personal makeover, or other occasion or need. Brides-to-be should schedule a consultation before their special day, and on-site services including house calls are available. The shop offers spray tanning and blowouts as well, and customers can also come in to purchase top-of-the-line beauty products. The owner previously worked in Los Angeles in film and print as well as on TV programs for the likes of E!, Disney, Telemundo, WB, and NBC. The LALA Girl has been seen in The Knot and won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016.

Charlotte, NC(704) 521-5266

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