Amanda McCarthy loves makeup. In fact, the only thing she loves more than the perfect eyeliner or pop of color on the cheek is making other women feel absolutely gorgeous. What started as a young obsession with beauty magazines and routine cosmetic experiments on her little sister finally blossomed into a career for Amanda nearly 10 years ago. She’s since worked as a professional makeup artist for top cosmetic lines such as Clinique, Bobbi Brown, and Trish McEvoy, developing her very own application techniques along the way. Looking to bring the beauty to her clients on a more personal level, Amanda launched her own business in 2009. She now provides on-location makeup services for weddings, print and other events, using a consultative, collaborative approach to make her clients not only to look beautiful but feel beautiful as well.
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Emily · Getting married on 12/10/2019
highly recommend, professional, talented
I absolutely love Amanda! From the moment we met at the trial, to the day of, she was wonderful to work with. She is so much fun and truly wants you to look your best, while feeling your best, and still feeling like yourself on the big day. She was super flexible and went with me when I changed my look from my trial to the wedding day. She was honest and wanted my look to match the venue, which I super appreciated. She was extremely professional by coming in and setting up (an incredible set up with mirror, large light, all of her makeup laid out, large comfortable chairs) without us even knowing she was there! She made me laugh the entire time as well as making me feel so beautiful inside and out. I heard every single one of my bridesmaids compliment how professional Amanda and her associate were. They asked questions that all of my bridesmaids super appreciated and stated they have never been asked by a makeup artist before - such as allergies, skin sensitivities, and their comfort with makeup. Amanda was a very welcome addition to our morning and felt like one of us, not just a vendor. I would 100% hire her again and have already recommended her to future brides.Sent on 10/17/2019
Emily · Married on 06/22/2019
Five-Star Glam Squad for weddings or anything you want to be beautiful for!
Amanda is the best! She is the person you, your bridal party, and family will want to be around the day of your wedding. I was feeling anxious and a little ill from nerves the day of the rehearsal and the morning of the wedding, but Amanda was a calming and kind presence to be around, and she helped to put me at ease. Not only that, but she does a great job with makeup: She can do whatever look you’re going for, with a great talent for doing natural but glam looks that will work great for photos. Amanda did the makeup for my engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day, and I couldn’t be happier with her work. She has a great variety of high quality products, is knowledgeable about makeup and the newest trends and products. She is receptive to any ideas you have, in addition to being creative. Her and her team were great for taking care of myself and my bridal party and keeping us on time - she was especially great with our two flower girls who were fighting over who got to get their makeup done with her first! Thank you for all your hard work, Amanda!Sent on 07/01/2019
PS - As a former LA-based spray tan lover who has struggled to find a great spray tan in Maine, I’ve also gone traveled to her adorable studio in York several times for spray tans, and I’d highly recommend her for those as well!
Annabelle Smith · Married on 05/31/2019
Working with Amanda was a dream. Not only is she incredible with your makeup, but she also transforms into a best friend/therapist. I was extremely nervous while getting ready and she totally put me at ease. She knew just what to say to keep the mood light and exciting! And even after many tears, and a blotchy red face, she worked her magic and made me feel beautiful! Amanda was so sweet and even stayed until the moment I left to make sure I was ready for the ceremony! Everyone in the bridal party looked stunning and I can’t thank her enough!!! I would love to work with her again. She is so much fun! You will have zero regrets booking this talented lady!Sent on 07/01/2019
Amanda is one of the best makeup artists in the Boston area!! I always love working with her for both professional and personal projects; my go to for beauty needs!!