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.
153 Reviews for 1makeupman
Recommended by 100% of couples
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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
1makeupman's reply:Hi Liza!
Erin Forrest · Married on 10/24/2020
Fabulous, highly recommend
Omg amazing, personable, super professional and all of us girls looked stunning! I can’t say enough fabulous things!Sent on 12/15/2019
1makeupman's reply:Hi Erin!
Jennifer Bowen · Married on 10/23/2020
Makeup for me and bridal party
Russell & his team are true professionals & nothing short of the best . They arrived onsite with ring lights for better lighting to protect their work and had top notch equipment. My entire bridal party was obsessed with their makeup including my mother who never wears ANY makeup and has never had her makeup done . He was also patient and personable with the children in the bridal party & made them feel included . And as for me , I have never felt more beautiful. I told him to do whatever he wanted knowing he was the professional & would bring out the best in my features & he did exactly that . Thank you so much for making me feel like a princess on my wedding day .Sent on 10/24/2020