Best of Boston

BEST Makeup Artist, Wedding

2017 BEST Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, DW Beauty

Boston

Ever wonder how celebrities achieve that flawless red-carpet glow? It’s all about the airbrush—makeup, that is. Boston beauty expert Dani Wagener, who’s worked with Jenny McCarthy and Emily Deschanel, specializes in this technique. Armed with false eyelashes and the perfect… 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 soothing atmosphere—which makes sense considering she’s worked with everyone from… 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 you in skin maintenance and eyebrow shaping, and on the… 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 deft hand with airbrush foundation, custom-blended to perfectly match each… 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»

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»

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»