Based in New Castle, Delaware, 1makeupman is an on-site makeup artist who gets more excited about weddings with every new bride. Licensed makeup artist and owner Russell Borns believes that makeup serves as an accessory to a bride's facial features just as jewelry is an accessory to the wedding gown. Russell and his team of artists not only provide makeup services for the bride on the wedding day but for wedding parties and groups of up to 30 people.
Brides are not only clients to 1makeupman, but many become close friends once the wedding is over. Russell schedules a makeup trial ahead of the wedding to ensure his brides are satisfied with their look. He creates looks using contour makeup, eye makeup, natural makeup, and fake eyelashes, and can cover any tattoos. He is also available to provide men’s grooming services.
175 Reviews for 1makeupman
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Morgan · Getting married on 09/15/2022
Everything I wanted on such a special day
Best makeup service I have ever had done!!! He even came to the salon where I got my hair done at! Very kind and funny! Made me laugh and stay calm while waiting to marry the love of my life. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, beautiful work !!Sent on 11/01/2020
Liza · Getting married on 09/05/2021
Russell is well known throughout DE and this region for a reason! We had to cancel our big reception plans this year due to COVID and instead had a small local ceremony with just our immediate family. Russell was flexible and was willing to do hair and makeup for just me and my maid of honor rather than a whole wedding party as originally planned. He is very talented and my makeup came out just as I had hoped. I didn't even get the chance to have a trial with the COVID craziness but Russell executed my vision perfectly just through our communication. Madison was excellent for hair. Highly recommend!Sent on 09/11/2020
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Charlotte L. · Getting married on 06/19/2021
Awesome customized look! Very efficient as well!
Russell and Mariah did a fantastic job with my bridal hair and makeup! For the trial, they were flexible with my schedule and responsive to my feedback, such that we were able to tweak both the makeup and the hair to my liking. On the big day, they were able to re-create the look with ease, and both Russell and Mariah worked efficiently to finish everything in time for us to promptly begin our ceremony! I would definitely recommend them for your future wedding needs!Sent on 06/01/2021