Best Makeup Artist in Boston

2015 Best Makeup Artist, Special-Occasion

Tavi de la Rosa

Rare is the makeup artist who can shake you out of your routine with a single application of blush and eyeshadow. Tavi de la Rosa, who mans the Sisley counter…Read More

2015 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Noel McKinnon, Makeup 2 Die 4

Brides call Noel McKinnon the “wedding whisperer,” a nod to her cucumber-cool poise. Armed with a silky southern accent, individual lashes, and airbrush foundation, she creates flawless looks in a…Read More

2014 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Katrina Hess

Boston

This makeup pro has been primping brides from the Back Bay to Bermuda for more than 20 years. During a consultation at her lofty Newbury Street studio, Hess will school…Read More

2013 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, DW Beauty

Boston

Dani Wagener’s brides always look flawless in photos. Some of it is nature and the blush of true love, of course, and some of it is the result of Wagener’s…Read More

2013 Best Makeup Artist

Paula Tierney, A Matter of Face

Boston

Locating an eyelash in a haystack is easier than finding a local makeup artist with a light touch. Once you hop up on the hot seat, you’re more likely to…Read More

2012 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, DW Beauty

Boston

An expert in false lashes and airbrush foundation, Dani Wagener has a flair for the dramatic — a talent for making eyes pop and cheekbones glisten. Fortunately, that’s where the…Read More

2012 Best Makeup Artist

Sarra

Boston

We’ve got brushes and eyeliners aplenty, foundations and lipsticks galore. What we really need is help pulling it all together. That’s where makeup genie Sadie Sham comes in: She not…Read More

2011 Best Makeup Artist

Dani Wagener Beauty

Boston

Like some fabulous fairy godmother, Dani Wagener waves her mascara wand and—poof!—you’re transformed into a sultry siren or a girl next door. The makeup artist honed her skills (including seamless…Read More

2008 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, Shu Uemura

Boston

Too many makeup artists labor under the tragic misconception that “bridal” means caked-on foundation, tarlike mascara, and Dynasty-esque cheek contouring. Not Wagener, who studies the bride-to-be’s everyday look, then simply…Read More

2007 Best Makeup Artist

Dani Wagener, Shu Uemura

Boston

For everyone out there who thinks you’re attractive, chances are there’s someone else who thinks you look like Shrek. Makeup tilts the odds in your favor. Fifteen-year vet Wagener works…Read More

2005 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Katrina Hess

Boston

Makeup savant Katrina Hess gives brides a glow so natural they seem lit from within. We’d guess it was magic, but Hess will also provide tips to help you re-create…Read More

2004 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Katrina Hess

Boston

Katrina Hess treats the face as a blank canvas and with her expert brushwork, transforms it into a work of art. Eyes become luminescent as the moon, skin shimmers like…Read More

2003 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Katrina Hess

Boston

Over the years, hundreds of women have watched natural beauty they never knew they had emerge from under Katrina Hess’s skilled brushstrokes. Weddings are a specialty, but, as Hess puts…Read More

2002 Best Makeup Artist

Rachel Bezanson, Michaud Cosmetics

Boston

You want natural? Tell Rachel Bezanson so, and, when she’s done, you’ll see only the gleam of your features, not cakey foundation or madly mod eyeliner. You want dramatic? Tell…Read More

2001 Best Makeup Artist

Lisa DeCobert, Louis Boston

Boston

DeCorbet’s girly chatter and down-to-earth approach is a welcome relief from the hard sell of many other makeup artists around town, so it’s easy to regard her as a pal….Read More

1996 Best Makeup Artist

Hunter Caldwell

Boston

Whether it’s a question of what to wear every day, or for a special occasion, Caldwell is the one to call. An encyclopedia of colors, he pays some attention to…Read More

1994 Best Makeup Artist

Ildiko

Boston

Let Ildiko instruct you in how to put on your best face for a very special occasion or just for fun…Read More

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