Joy Lager is a freelance makeup artist available for on-location work, servicing all areas between Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV. Bridal makeup is not only her specialty, but her passion!
Having been in the industry since 2001, Joy is a licensed makeup artist with over 15 years in the industry. She is also employed as a freelance makeup artist by M.A.C. Cosmetics, and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has been featured in several magazine publications, including WV Wedding, The Knot, and Pittsburgh Magazine Wedding Edition. She is a recipient of Wedding Wire's Couples Choice Award from 2012-2017, and has also been voted as one of The Knot's 'Best Of' Wedding Picks from 2012-2017. Most recently, she has joined forces with several other Pittsburgh makeup artists to create the JL Makeup Studio, a one stop shop to where all of your bridal and beauty needs can be met!
Joy has worked with hundreds of bridal parties and brings years of experience, skill, creativity, and professionalism to every client she meets. She will be with you for every step of the process, helping to create your perfect look for the big day!
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Sharon Marcela · Getting married on 01/05/2021
Fantastic Experience For My Daughter's Wedding!
JL Makeup and Beauty Studio absolutely did a beautiful job on all of my Daughter’s Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Grandmothers, Moms and especially my Daughter!! Joy had a timeline for all of us for hair and makeup. Joy and the other stylists that worked on us were extremely efficient and had all of us done in plenty of time to get dressed! Everyone looked radiant and beautiful!! I would definitely recommend JL Makeup and Beauty Studio for any occasion!!Sent on 10/22/2019
Courtney · Married on 11/09/2019
Amazing makeup artist!
Joy did an amazing job doing my makeup for the trial and wedding day! I had the trial on the day of my bridal shower to enjoy it and received so many compliments. Everyone said my makeup was flawless and that they had to know who did it. She listened to exactly what I wanted and gave me a beautiful super glam look! For the wedding day, we did the same thing and it lasted all day. I was nervous at first about the airbrush and if it would make my face break out but it did not and it lasted all day through sweat and tears. We had it done at 7 AM and it lasted until midnight +. I highly recommend Joy and will absolutely use her again in the future if I need to get my makeup done for anything. She was also super sweet and we had great conversations during both sessions.Sent on 11/25/2019
Sarah Klesser · Married on 09/21/2019
Sooooo incredibly happy with my make-up by Joy for my wedding day. It was honestly PERFECT.Sent on 10/19/2019
Joy is so extremely talented. I was very worried about my make-up for my wedding day because I wear very limited make-up on a daily basis and really don't know much about make-up products, etc.
I explained to Joy that I wanted a simple/natural look but also wanted it to be special and enough for my big day. She totally nailed it. I was SO happy with it, 100% confident that it was perfect. I received SO many compliments all day.
In addition, my bridesmaids, moms & flower girl LOVED their make up as well. Two of them even said to me that this is the first time they had their make up done and actually loved it.
Joy and her team are so incredibly professional, respond to you immediately, show up early, really everything you could ask for.
JOY - THANK YOU!
Joy is awesome! She is very passionate about what she does and it shows it her work. She is an award winning esthetician and nail technician and goes above and beyond for her clients. We highly recommend her for your special day! Cheers, Bethany & Andrew
Ladies, Beauty by Joy is such an amazing make-up artist. Joy is very reliable but most of all, she is a talented artist. She works in conjunction with the photographer to make you look your best and knows exactly how to emphasize your beauty. She is amazing!
Joy is the best! All the brides look radiant and glowing the whole day! Exactly the look you want in your wedding photos for sure!