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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 Rochester, 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.

Beautiful You by Katie Altobelli

Katie Altobelli is the creative hair stylist and makeup artist behind the Beautiful You by Katie Altobelli team in Rochester. Katie has 12 years of experience and a passion for bridal, prom, and special occasion hair designs. She received WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice award in 2015. Prices for hair only consultation and trial runs begin at $80 or for hair and makeup consultation and trial runs start at $125. Other services available are blow drying and styling, airbrush makeup application, and lashes with or without makeup are available. Clients reported “nothing but smiles from this bride,” and “everyone raved about our hair.”

Rochester, NY(585) 727-0090


Blush Brush and Bronze

Blush Brush and Bronze is the Penfield studio of Robyn Fazio as she is the primary makeup artist and NYC licensed esthetician on staff. Robyn was trained in NYC and received her certificate in Fashion and Glamour from Empire Beauty School. She specializes in skin care, waxing, spray tanning, and eyelash extensions. Her focus is on commercial and bridal makeup and uses high-quality products in her work from MAC, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, NARS, Stila, and OCC Cosmetics.

Penfield, NY(585) 704-3669



Browbiz is an eyebrow sculpting studio offering brow shaping, express facials, and more at two locations in Rochester. The company also provides lessons in makeup application, facial waxing, and chemical peels, as well as microblading for eyebrows with the first touch-up included in the price. Brow grooming for men is available as well.

Rochester, NY(585) 730-8076


Cheri' Marie Hair & Makeup

Cheri’ Marie Hair & Makeup offers on location hair and makeup artistry from her Rochester location. The owner, Cheri’ Marie, is a professionally trained international makeup artist and former senior educator for Mirabella Beauty with a background in fine arts. She was featured as a top 10 finalist in Rob Dyrdek's “Get Busy Living” competition and offers free consultations on hair and makeup assignments for every kind of special occasion including weddings, parties, bat mitzvahs, and more. Hair and makeup packages are available with additional fees for travel.

Rochester, NY(585) 469-3199


Daring Young Red

Kristen Quinn is the makeup artist behind Daring Young Red in Rochester with over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic and skincare industry. She has a B.S. degree from Nazareth College of Rochester and earned her Makeup Artistry licenses at the nationally accredited Von Lee International School of Esthetics and the Continental School of Beauty Culture. Kristen is a dual-licensed esthetician with advanced certification in paramedical airbrushing, ear coning, derma planing, electroporation, microdermabrasion, and advanced peels, all of which are available to Rochester area clients. Daring Young Red operates regionally and offers a full-service bridal package including facials, waxing, makeup application, and brow sculpting.

Rochester, NY(716) 225-1499


Eva Jewel Makeup Artistry

Eva Jewel is the primary makeup artist, beauty educator, and NYS licensed esthetician behind Eva Jewel Makeup Artistry in Rochester. Her education began at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and she worked as a beauty studio artist for Sephora. She added to her training by attending NYC’s prestigious MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy and Mario Dedivanovic’s Makeup Masterclass in NYC to learn celebrity makeup techniques. Eva is available by appointment for local and worldwide weddings, commercials, photo shoots, prom and senior portraits, and more. Eva offers private lessons in her studio in the use of makeup and application techniques.

Rochester, NY(585) 943-7840


Genevieve Makeup Artistry

Gen is the passion behind Genevieve Makeup Artistry, specializing in makeup for weddings and other special occasions and recently launching her own line of cosmetics, NextGen Cosmetics. She has more than a decade of professional experience in makeup artistry and freelances for various brands such as Smashbox and Bobbi Brown. Gen is current in makeup trends such as high-definition makeup, color trends, and other special techniques. Gen invites clients to host a beauty party to learn about makeup trends and get customized makeup advice, finishing with a mini makeover.

Rochester, NY(585) 469-4762


Ideal Artistry

Ideal Artistry is the place to find Liana Muniz of Rochester for her signature style in makeup artistry. Liana is available for weddings, proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet Sixteens, portraits, photo shoots, and private parties. Appointments can be arranged on the website.

Rochester, NY(585) 406-1991


Katie Coco Makeup Artist

Katie Coco Makeup Artist freelances her makeup artistry in Rochester specializing in beauty, bridal, and special effects makeup including the use of prosthetic pieces. She attended The Make-Up Designory in New York City to master the fundamentals of beauty makeup for print, film, and television. She expanded her skills in special effects makeup by learning special makeup techniques, sculpting, and the application of prosthetic appliances.

Rochester, NY(585) 750-9574


Larijames Salon & Spa

Larijames Salon & Spa is a full-service salon in Webster offering hair styling and treatments, facials and peels, skin treatments, and massage therapy. Many brand name products are available including Paul Mitchell Hair Care, Awapuhi Wild Ginger, Tea Tree, Larijames Makeup, CosMedix Skin Care, and others. The salon is proud of their commitment to support groups such as the Special Olympics, Hair for Hospice, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Vietnam Veterans, and many more. Other popular services offered are manicures, pedicures, hair removal and waxing, and spray tanning.

Webster, NY(585) 671-5140


Makeup by Claire Kenna

Claire Kenna specializes in bridal, high fashion, and editorial style makeup as a freelance makeup artist in Rochester. Claire obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology before enrolling at Shear Ego International School to receive an Esthetics License. She launched her career as a beauty advisor and makeup artist at Chanel before going freelance with Makeup by Claire Kenna. Claire offers several packages for brides or other special events in her studio or on location. Bridal makeup starts at $75 with additional costs for airbrush foundation, false lashes, and travel expenses.

Rochester, NY(585) 857-1397


Makeup by Laura

Makeup by Laura in Rochester offers several packages for brides and the entire bridal party. Laura recommends a bridal trial run session three to five months before the wedding to determine the right look for the bride. Laura offers several personalized makeover packages to teach makeup application techniques and assist clients in finding the right products.

Rochester, NY(585) 802-4389


Scott Miller

Scott Miller has two salons located in Pittsford and Webster offering hair styling, makeup application, and spa and wax treatments by trained professionals. Members of the Scott Miller creative team participated backstage at New York, Paris, and Milan’s Fashion Weeks with designers, Monique Lhuillier, Jason Wu, Rodarte, and others. The salon offers several product lines including La Mer, Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown, Oribe, and SkinCeuticals along with their exclusive skin care line, Shima.

Pittsford, NY(585) 264-9940


Tierney Messmer Makeup & Skin

Tierney Messmer is the professional makeup artist and esthetician behind Tierney Messmer Makeup & Skin in Fairport offering facials, waxing, and makeup for weddings and other special events. She earned her first degree at the Continental School of Beauty Culture and is fully trained in all fields of esthetics and makeup artistry including airbrush makeup, application of false lashes, spray tanning, and more. She enjoys sharing her makeup artistry for charitable events and other worthy causes. Clients are happy to report “very professional,” “will use her again,” and “absolutely amazing.”

Fairport, NY(585) 899-9482


Tiffany Loveless

Tiffany Loveless is a four-time WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award recipient for her work as a wedding, portrait, and event makeup artist based in Rochester. Tiffany offers a variety of wedding and event packages for the bride and up to six additional guests including special touches such as faux lashes, airbrushed foundation, and travel within 20 miles. She also offers tattoo and scar coverage, customized touch-up kits, and more. Makeup lessons are available in 90-minute or 45-minute sessions on various makeup techniques in her studio. Satisfied clients reported “amazing job,” fantastic work,” and “absolutely wonderful.”

Rochester, NY(585) 953-7124


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