Allison Perlstein is a freelance makeup artist based in Washington, D.C. and is available for weddings and other events/appearences. She is an experienced artist specializing in an eco-friendly and natural approach to makeup. The outcome is subtle yet significant and clients are always pleased with her ability to enhance their natural beauty without too much makeup. She has worked with high-profile clients that range from MTV and Warner Brothers, to fashion power-houses like Kate Spade and Rachel Comey. Allison's versatile experience and unique background has shaped her into a well-rounded artist with a deep understanding of color theory, facial structure and an intutive sense of her clients' needs
Allison Perlstein provides professional makeup services for weddings, headshots, Television appearences, advertising and editorials. Brides can add a trial beauty run to their makeup package for an additional fee. Services offered include the following:
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Irene · Married on 12/09/2018
My favorite wedding vendor!
I found Allison on weddingwire and I'm so happy I did! She was a calming presence throughout the planning process and the day of my wedding in DC. Allison was flexible on setting up a trial and spent time making revisions to be sure everything was right. On the morning of the wedding I didn't have to explain anything and just let her do her magic! We didn't have a wedding party but my mother-in-law and sister-in-law both also had their make-up done and loved the results. I highly recommend Allison! Plus, she's totally the cool friend who will give you awesome skincare and make-up advice and maybe take you rock climbing :)Sent on 12/17/2018
Anna · Married on 06/08/2019
Amazing, sophisticated and natural makeup!
Allison is so talented, and did an amazing job on our wedding day! I’m very (very!) picky about makeup because it’s so easy to overdo it and look like a completely different person. I wanted a classic look that looked like “me” (only slightly better, right?) and Allison was amazing. I originally wanted to do my own makeup, but my friends convinced me I wouldn’t want the stress on my wedding day and needed someone who could do slightly more than normal. They were right. Allison was professional, calm, responsive and super fun to work with. Definitely recommending her to all my friends!Sent on 06/30/2019
Alicia · Married on 12/08/2018
Allison made me feel beautiful on my wedding day!
Allison is an amazing artist who made me and my bridesmaids feel so beautiful and confident on my wedding day.Sent on 02/19/2019
Having a wedding in December means dry skin, chapped lips, and no tan, but she created the exact look that I wanted, melding a classic/ romantic/ whimsical vision with a LOT of glitter :-). As someone with very sensitive skin and a lot of allergies her products felt as great as they looked on my skin and my makeup lasted all day long (even through all the tears). Allison was affordable, flexible, and totally committed to doing what it took to make me feel comfortable and beautiful.
The folks responsible for your look on your wedding day are half artist half therapist, you trust them with a lot as a bride. I was so lucky that my look on my wedding day was in Allison's hands, she prioritized how I felt when I looked in the mirror above anything else. Thank you so much Allison, I can't wait for an excuse to work with you again!