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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Linda Myura Reagan · Getting married on 10/03/2020
Unbelievably fun and so so talented!
Just give Russell a try! You will never want to try anyone else. His team is extremely talented, fun and professional. They don't just do beautiful make up work, they are part of the party!!! We would hire him again in a heartbeat!!Sent on 10/12/2019
1makeupman's reply:Linda, I felt like I’ve known you forever! Like family! And that is what you and Michele are now... part of the 1makeupman community and family! My team and I just loved being a part of the big day and look forward to future events with you both!
Kristen · Married on 10/19/2019
Blown away and will use again and again!
Russell and Jackie Scully were absolutely amazing to work with. Jackie's work is beyond stunning on top of her being incredibly fun to be with the morning of my wedding. We also were ahead of schedule which alleviated any need to be anxious day-of. I will be using her for every major event and recommend this team to anyone getting married!Sent on 10/07/2019
Danielle · Married on 10/05/2019
Russell Borns is T H E best at what he does!
From the beginning he responded quickly to emails and was always pleasant to interact with. On my wedding day he and his team, Sarah & Ashleigh, arrived on time and set up the hotel room as they needed while I laid I bed and watched TV lol! They were all very relaxed and set a great tone for the beginning of a long day. I am so so happy with the entire experience! Plus my girls and I all looked stunning. Couldn't have possibly asked for more! Thank you Russell!!Sent on 10/16/2019
1makeupman's reply:Danielle, I’m so happy that you enjoyed my team and I being a part of your wedding day as much as we did! I can’t wait to hear about your honeymoon and on behalf of the girls and I, thank you. I value your review and look forward to seeing you again soon! -Russell