Best of Boston

Best Makeup Artist

2023 Best Makeup Artist

Beauty by Nelse

Who do Boston’s movers and shakers call when they need to look their best for a big event? That’d be this cosmetics queen, whose 18 [...] read more»
2022 Best Makeup Artist

Glamour Cosmetics

Bid farewell to the days of overdone contouring and powdery foundation: Makeup artist Garineh Ashjian helps you nail that glowy, I-woke-up-like-this vibe. (She’s also all [...] read more»
2022 Best Makeup Artist

Stacey Frasca, Studio 28

What do Lorraine Bracco, Bryan Cranston, and Boston’s own Gretta Monahan have in common? They’ve all taken a spin in Stacey Frasca’s chair. With three [...] read more»
2020 Best Makeup Artist

Glamour Cosmetics

No caked-on foundation, overly rouged cheeks, or clumpy mascara here: Makeup artist Garineh Ashjian’s bridal portfolio abounds with natural looks, showcasing the technical abilities and [...] read more»
2019 Best Makeup Artist

Amy Bailey, Townhouse Beauty Bar

Getting your makeup done sounds glamorous—until you look in the mirror and don’t recognize the face staring back at you, that is. That never happens [...] read more»
2018 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Maryelle Makeup & Hair Artistry

Maryelle O’Rourke and her team of artists are pros at making brides "I woke up like this" beautiful, traveling to venues in Boston and beyond [...] read more»
2017 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, DW Beauty

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 [...] read more»
2017 Best Makeup Artist

Lauren Genatossio, Sarra

Whether she's beautifying a model for a photo shoot or touching up a client for a special occasion, Lauren Genatossio isn't covering flaws—she's enhancing features. [...] read more»
2016 Best Makeup Artist

Katrina Hess

A stalwart of the Boston beauty scene, Katrina Hess has always been a go-to for special-occasion makeup. But she’ll also transform your daily makeup routine [...] read more»
2016 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding


Tan lines and problem skin are no match for Kelly O’Keefe and her team of makeup artists and aestheticians, who travel throughout New England to [...] read more»