Laurels
Best Makeup Artists
in New York City
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 New York, NY.

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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.

Ai Love Hair

The founder of Ai Love Hair has more than 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. Ai has styled hair and makeup for magazines, CD cover shots, and TV shows, and leads hair and makeup styling for more than 50 weddings a year. The makeup artist also gives personalized makeup lessons. The business won the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2013.

New York, NY(917) 328-8227

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Anabelle LaGuardia

Anabelle LaGuardia has been working in the makeup industry for more than 20 years. Anabelle has worked with Lancome, Ladies' Home Journal magazine, and QVC, and her work has been featured in New York Weddings Magazine. The makeup artist's services include engagement shoot makeup, trial wedding makeup, wedding makeup on the big day, portrait shoot makeup, and private makeup lessons. Clients give positive feedback for Anabelle LaGuardia's stunning makeup and friendly, calm personality.

Manhattan, NY(212) 340-4772

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Beauty By Eden Di Bianco

Beauty By Eden Di Bianco specializes in natural beauty services. The makeup artist graduated from the Carsten Institute and only stocks cruelty-free and professional grade makeup. Eden Di Bianco has worked for clients including Lizz Winstead, Bella Agency, Travie McCoy, JC Penney, and Alexandra Grecco. The business gives hair and makeup services on location and provides Indian wedding hair and makeup packages.

Astoria, NY(347) 674-3621

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BridalGal

BridalGal is a New York City makeup company with a multicultural approach to makeup. The founder has more than 25 years of experience in the beauty and bridal industries and has worked with clients including Lauren Bush, Rachel Hunter, Amanda Hearst, and Anh Duong. The business uses airbrush makeup, which is oil-free and non-comodegenic and has a full color range. The company also provides skin care services including chemical peels.

New York, NY(917) 330-1913

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Cheek to Chic

Raychel Wade, the founder of Cheek to Chic, has had her work featured in Allure, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, O, The Oprah Magazine, Lucky, Self, and other publications. The New York City makeup artist gives makeup lessons, gives personal makeup guides, holds makeup workshops, and applies bridal makeup for weddings. Clients say that Raychel Wade is a calm, easygoing person and gives helpful and motivating advice.

New York, NY(646) 319-6141

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Deborah Altizio

Deborah Altizio is a makeup artist based in Brooklyn who has worked and trained with Bobbi Brown, Lucia Pica, Laura Mercier, Lucia Pieroni, and other beauty mentors. The makeup artist has styled makeup and hair for advertisements, fashion photos, celebrity photoshoots, and magazine covers. Deborah has worked with celebrities such as Megan Fox, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, and Padma Lakshmi. Clients attest to the artist's talent, speedy work, and flexibility with the needs of her clients.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 214-4025

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Face the Day NY

Face the Day NY applies makeup for weddings, prom, bat mitzvahs, photoshoots, TV, and film. The founding makeup artist has worked with TV and production companies including Starz, CBS, Fox 5, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Telemundo, and CNN. The New York City company's work has been seen in Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Complex, Maharani Weddings, and Ruffled.

New York, NY(646) 397-1669

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Ivanka Lova Makeup and Hair

Ivanka Lova Makeup and Hair designs bridal makeup and hair, party makeup, and makeup for film, TV, and fashion. The New York City makeup artist attended the Ivano-Frankivsk Art and Culture University and has worked in the beauty industry for more than 10 years. Ivanka's work has been selected as a finalist for the Powder Group Makeup Show competition. Clients give positive feedback for the artist's perfect makeup and hair.

New York, NY(212) 810-9475

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James Vincent

James Vincent has experience applying makeup for film, theater, TV, editorial photoshoots, and runway shows. The makeup artist has worked with companies such as MAC, Stila, Armani, YSL, and Make Up For Ever. Nylon magazine, The New York Times, and WWD have named James as a Makeup Artist to Watch.

New York, NY(646) 220-6959

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Lorin Cole

Lorin Cole's work has been published in Italian Bazaar, Black Book, Cosmopolitan, Details, Elle, French Elle, and many other publications. The makeup artist does makeup and hair for photoshoots, fashion shows, commercials, videos, special effects, and weddings. Lorin Cole also gives private makeup lessons.

New York, NY(917) 306-0120

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Major Face

Major Face has been serving the New York City area since 2011. The founder has worked with celebrity clients including Naturi Naughton, Pat Cleveland, Kelly Price, Matt McGory, and Shanice Williams, as well as corporate clients including Target, Dolce and Gabbana, Mars, and Inked magazine. The makeup artist has styled makeup for special occasions, portraits, editorials, fashion shows, film, and TV shows.

New York, NY(914) 733-2049

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Makeup by Katie

Makeup by Katie specializes in bridal and celebrity makeup. The New York City makeup artist has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, and works with Bravo, Oxygen, HBO, NBC, and CBS as a TV makeup artist. The company's services include model and actor makeup application, TV and film makeup, photoshoot makeup, eyebrow shaping on location, semi-permanent eyelash application, and makeup lessons.

New York, NY(212) 300-6738

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Marie Robinson Salon

Marie Robinson Salon is located in New York City's famous Flatiron Building. The salon works with celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, and Elizabeth Moss. The makeup artists apply bridal and everyday makeup, shape eyebrows, apply temporary eyelash extensions, tint eyelashes, and give makeup lessons. The salon also styles and colors hair and adds hair extensions.

New York, NY(212) 358-7780

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Michelle Stern Makeup Artist

Michelle Stern Makeup Artist has been interested in beauty from a young age and has experience working with MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown. The New York makeup artist applies makeup for brides and bridal parties, TV and print, runway shows, engagement photos, and special events. Michelle Stern gives private makeup lessons and consultations, and has experience with airbrush makeup. Clients attest to the artist's long-lasting, beautiful makeup and friendly, patient personality.

New York, NY(646) 842-1985

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New York Bridal Beauty

The owner of New York Bridal Beauty has worked with magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Modern Bride, Fitness, and Shape. The artist has worked with celebrity clients such as Martha Stewart, Pierce Brosnin, Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, and Katie Courick. The company's focus lies in styling wedding hair and makeup. Clients say that New York Bridal Beauty has reasonable prices and a professional makeup artist.

New York, NY(917) 334-6155

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Nina Mua

Founded in 2013, Nina Mua is a beauty school with an experienced team of makeup and hair professionals. The New York City school runs classes including intensive four-week makeup programs, three-week hairstyling programs, portfolio building, and private makeup or hairstyling lessons. Students have praised Nina Mua for its professional, supportive, and inspiring teachers.

New York, NY(855) 267-8883

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NYC Faces

NYC Faces has been serving New York City clients since 2002. The makeup artist, Anni, has experience in makeup for fashion shows, films, theater, photography, and retail companies. Anni won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and is a vendor for Wed Loft. The business uses airbrush makeup for perfect skin on brides' wedding days, gives one-on-one makeup lessons, and provides personal shopping services.

Brooklyn, NY(212) 203-5277

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Once Upon a Bride

Once Upon a Bride has been serving New York City clients since 1999. The founder, Stacey Weinstein, has worked in the beauty industry for more than 25 years and was nominated in 2014 for a daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Hairstyling. Stacey Weinstein has appeared on My Fair Wedding, Entertainment Tonight, The Knot LIVE, and Get Married, and has styled celebrities including Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Jane Pauley.

New York, NY(212) 353-2350

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VickyC5

The artist behind VickyC5 has been working in the makeup industry since 1994, when she started by working on fashion runways. Vicky gives makeup services for TV and film, headshots and photography, weddings, and special occasions. The makeup artist also applies eyelash extensions, gives professional makeovers, gives makeup lessons, and offers permanent cosmetic enhancements. The business won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2016.

New York, NY(212) 695-7900

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Wedding Makeup NY

The founder of Wedding Makeup NY has done freelance work with MAC, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Benefit, Bloomingdales, SAKS 5th Ave, and Macy's. The company's bridal makeup services include phone consultations, a pre-wedding makeup trial, and wedding day makeup application. The salon's work has been seen in UMEN, advertising campaigns for Complete Body Fitness and Wellness Clubs, and other media.

New York, NY(212) 537-6551

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