Best of Boston

2003 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Katrina Hess

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 she’s going to the office or going to the altar. Hess is a well of beauty tips and tricks (from how to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth to giving lashes that elusive perfect curl). Equally impressive is her product knowledge: While she’s worked for many of the best (Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Chanel, Christian Dior), Hess now works only for her clients and has the luxury of culling every label’s standout cosmetics into a dream palette. Combine that with her meticulously honed technique, and you’ve got a beautiful thing indeed.

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