Best of Boston

BEST Makeup Artist

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»

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 her, and instead of the annoyed streetwalker look that so… 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. But make no mistake. She can do what no other… 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 industry trends, but mostly listens to what his customers say… 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»