Best of Boston

BEST Makeup Artist

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 deft hand with airbrush foundation, custom-blended to perfectly match each… 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 get the Elvira treatment. Enter sprightly stylist Paula Tierney. A… 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 drama ends. Wagener’s laid-back approach makes for stress-free wedding-day beauty… 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 only applies pitch-perfect highlight and shadow, but also patiently explains… 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 airbrushing) at Nars, Estée Lauder, and Shu Uemura before opening… 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 ratchets it up for the nuptials. After a session in… 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 with your best features—and plays down the rest—to produce a… 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 the look at home. And she doesn’t tout just one… 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 just-fallen snow, and cheeks take on a rosy hue. Best… 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 it, a woman should feel like a million bucks whether… read more»