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On your wedding day, you want to look like the best version of yourself. It’s one of your happiest days and you want everything to be perfect, especially your makeup, because all eyes are on you! New York City based makeup artist Michelle Coursey has years of experience and can help you look beautiful, elegant and radiant.

Michelle is an accomplished makeup artist with years of experience in the beauty industry. She specializes in the clean, flawless, elegant makeup that brides want. She is based in New York City but her clients have brought her as far away as Turkey and Hawaii to work her magic on them. She understands that brides want to look their absolute best on their wedding day, but still look like themselves. Her clients appreciate not just her flawless technique, but also her calm demeanor and soothing touch, which is so important on their big day.

Michelle understands that wedding makeup isn’t about the newest shade of lipstick or eye shadow; it’s about creating the most beautiful, elegant version of yourself so you’ll be happy on your wedding day and happy looking at your weddings pictures for years to come.

She specializes in airbrush makeup, which is long-lasting and provides a naturally flawless look to the skin. She uses only high-quality brands in her kit, including Laura Mercier, MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Makeup Forever and others.

Her work has appeared in countless magazines, both nationally and internationally, as well as on the runway, the red carpet and television. To see her editorial and commercial work, please visit

In addition to weddings, Michelle is available for makeup lessons and all kinds of special events.

Michelle can be reached by email at or by cell at 917-648-7354. She is happy to answer all of your questions about your wedding day beauty!

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Roxana M. Sent on 11/13/2023
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Fabulous makeup artist for wedding!

Michelle was a perfect addition to the Getting Ready crew on the day of my wedding! Michelle is an amazingly calm presence yet is also incredibly skilled at what she does. I can’t emphasize how important her calm presence was on a day that is crazed and busy.

I did a makeup trial with her a few months before the wedding and Michelle got exactly the vibe/look that I wanted! She did a beautiful job on me, my sisters and my mom, all of whom have very different approaches to makeup. Throughout the whole process, from initial email to the big day, Michelle was also incredibly responsive and always emailed back within hours. She was so easy and lovely to work with and I recommend her with flying colors!
Dorothy B. Sent on 10/15/2023
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Dorothy (bride)

Michelle is a pro — she’s worked for years with some of the biggest names in fashion —and it shows: she’s a calming presence, a clear and proactive communicator, flexible and accommodating, and she sent me (and my sister) off to my wedding with subtle, beautiful makeup that didn’t budge all night. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of bridal or other event makeup!
Emma A. Sent on 10/02/2022
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Perfect makeup experience

If you’re looking to hire a makeup artist for your wedding or another event, look no further! Michelle is wonderful — responsive, kind, talented and easy to work with in every way. I’m not a person who wears makeup normally and she did an amazing job of making me feel beautiful and natural on my wedding day. She also did my mom and sister’s makeup and everyone looked amazing! Michelle has the perfect energy for the day-of frenzy, she was on-time, calm, professional, warm and had us all looking gorgeous and ready in time for our photos. I highly recommend working with Michelle!
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