Best of Boston

Best Makeup Artist

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»
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 [...] read more»
2015 Best Makeup Artist, Special-Occasion

Tavi de la Rosa

Rare is the makeup artist who can shake you out of your routine with a single application of blush and eyeshadow. Tavi de la Rosa, [...] read more»
2014 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Katrina Hess

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 [...] read more»
2013 Best Makeup Artist

Paula Tierney, A Matter of Face

Locating an eyelash in a haystack is easier than finding a local makeup artist with a light touch. Once you hop up on the hot [...] read more»
2013 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, DW Beauty

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 [...] read more»
2012 Best Makeup Artist


We've got brushes and eyeliners aplenty, foundations and lipsticks galore. What we really need is help pulling it all together. That's where makeup genie Sadie [...] read more»
2012 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, DW Beauty

An expert in false lashes and airbrush foundation, Dani Wagener has a flair for the dramatic — a talent for making eyes pop and cheekbones [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2008 Best Makeup Artist, Wedding

Dani Wagener, Shu Uemura

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 [...] read more»