Post # 1
Hi there, Bees,
I’m hoping to find a makeup artist who will be available for my central NJ wedding. I’m very good at doing my own, but would like it professionally done for my special day–that way, I won’t have to have another thing to stress about!
I’m not into the “natural bride” look and am into a glam look a la RuPaul—I think his makeup is fantastic! To that end, I’m searching for a makeup artist who understands light and shadow a la Kevyn Aucoin, Troy Jensen, Scott Barnes, etc.
If anyone has some suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Post # 3
Gary Politano from Wedding Belles is fantastic! He worked on Miss America pagent contestants for years and even developed his own make up line during his career. His personality is wonderful and will create the exact look for you for wedding day. Give him a call – (973) 751-4597!
Let me know if you book him!
Post # 4
The Glam Fairy!!
She’s on the show Jerseylicious! She does awesome makeup… she’s alittle bit of a diva but does heavy over the top type makeup!
Post # 5
@o0olibelulao0o: WoW! I just went to that website and I have to say, they may do great maekup, but they seem so obnoxious that i would never want to deal with that, ESPECIALLY ON MY WEDDING DAY! Yikes!!!
Post # 6
@Jsquared: I agree with you. I looked at their website and they do incredible work but I would never work with them. It’s my wedding day and I’m the diva not the makeup artist!
Post # 7
Try Lauryn. She’s NJ/NY based, and very glam with her style of makeup.
Post # 8
Hello!! My wedding was in March and I had my makeup done by Makeup By Shaili. I actually met her as a makeup artist at the MAC Cosmetics counter because I was watching her do a makeup application on a customer. I asked her about her prices and if she travels and we clicked right away! She is located in central New Jersey but she travels all over. I used her last year for my engagement pictures as well. I recommended her all the time. I was scared listening to all the horror stories about artists not arriving on time or doing multiple weddings in a day and rushing, but she guaranteed that she would not be taking more then one wedding in a day. It is also very hard to please my mother because she hardly wears makeup, but Shaili did an amazing job and my mother actually loved it!!!!! Her work is better then the most I have seen and her prices are extremely reasonable! I am looking forward to my younger sister getting married next year and using her as well!
Here is her info: [email protected]
I heard she also made a facebook page recently to show some of her work but I have not gotten it from her yet…but I can promise you that her work is flawless!
Post # 9
I agree with bride2be!!!
I am actually from Freehold, NJ and I have been searching for a makeup artist for so long! I actually did 3 trials and already chose someone but then came across Makeup By Shaili on facebook. I decided to do one more trial to give her a try and I loved it!!! I am so happy I did not settle for the other person I chose (I won’t say the name but it was nothing compared to Shaili). She actually also is a MAC makeup artist which made me feel at ease because I love MAC makeup. I told her exactly what I wanted and she did exactly that. I felt that all my other trials didn’t really listen to what I wanted and asked me but still did what they wanted. Her prices are very reasonable and the best part is that she also has hair people that she can bring. I don’t have my outfits picked yet so I did a trial with neutral colors just to make sure I liked her work and I loved it! I already gave my deposit in so my date is locked in for next year! I would definitely recommend her to my friends! Trust me I know how hectic it is for us brides with all the things I have to remember to do everyday for this wedding (our hubbys have no idea lol), but after a long search for artists, she was the best! I was also happy that she responds quick and follows up as well because I was a little worried because the other person I chose took a while responding to everything. So save your time because there are hardly enough hours in the day to get everything done!
I hope you like my choice, and if not, good luck in your search and future.
Here is the facebook page that I had found her on:
There was no number for her on fb but I contacted her via email at [email protected] and she sent me her #.
Post # 10
I am getting married in May 2012 and did my trial with MaryAnne Mendes. I had 2 trials and I was starting to get frustrated until I just randomly searched on the internet and saw her work. I wanted someone to do both hair and makeup and be able to do airbrushing. I have a tattoo I want covered. I read some reviews of her online and they are all positive. She has been doing makeup and hair for awhile and has a lot of expereriece in fashion and TV. She has been on a few wedding shows as well. Besides the pictures online, she has a lot more in her albums. It’s amazing how much work goes into looking natural. I like my eyes to pop but some of these artists put way too much foundation and don’t look natural. I hate wearing foundation and the airbrushing is so light and lasted all day! She is pricey but definitely worth it! She has a great personality which is very important on such a crazy day. Here is her blog. She keeps this more updated than her website. http://www.maryannemendes.blogspot.com
Post # 11
Simply Beautiful Makeup of NJ has the best prices for Airbrush by far.
Lo the owner has been a makeup artist to the stars for several years and now is working in NJ/PA.
Post # 16
@o0olibelulao0o: For the same price you can have myself fly from uk to NYC and I am French lol visit http://www.johnnyparis.webs.com
Post # 17
Friendly French makeup artist from uk , available for HeN parties , weddings, photoshoots visit http://www.johnnyparis.webs.com x merci