Best of Boston

2011 Best Makeup Artist

Dani Wagener Beauty

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 her own studio this past year. She’s got plenty of famous faces to her name, too, with Anna Wintour among those who’ve sought out her magic touch.

125 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-0415,