Carl Ray Makeup Artist, LLC is a Washington D.C. based beauty service provider, specializing in professional makeup and beauty services for brides.
Carl Ray will work with you to ensure that you are both on the same page for your
“Wedding Day Look” and offer suggestions during your bridal trial, ensuring you will be Everything and More on your Special Day❣️
Carl Ray has been named Top Bridal Makeup Artist by Washingtonian Weddings Magazine 20 years consecutively.
Carl Ray truly is a Bridal Makeup Guru!
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His clientele consists of many notable individuals, including the First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Diane Von Furstengburg, Anna Wintour and Natalie Portman. Carl’s work has been featured on covers and in spreads for Brides, Town & County Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Washingtonian Weddings, Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Allure, Essence, Ebony and Glamour magazines.
Carl Ray Makeup Artist, LLC specializes in a beautifully polished and clean look for his brides.
Carl Ray Makeup Packages include various beauty services, as well as a consultation and trial run. The types of makeup services brides can choose:
- Natural Beauty
- Soft Glam - High Glam
- Engagement photos
- Bridal party makeup
- Bridal makeup trial
- On-site makeup
- False lashes
- Touch ups
138 Reviews for Carl Ray Makeup Artist
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Erin R. · Married on 12/19/2020
Simply the Best!
Carl Ray is top notch - look no further, ladies! When Covid made wedding planning difficult, the one element of my wedding I knew I could count on was my makeup. Carl Ray was so sweet and lovely and made me look and feel prettier than I ever have felt before. I still looked like myself, but like Vogue cover worthy! Also have to say that my makeup held up perfectly despite countless mask on/mask off moves, and my lashes even lasted overnight with my sleep mask! Carl is so amazing and sweet and super responsive and there is just no one better!Sent on 12/21/2020
Kj · Married on 11/11/2020
Carl Ray is a phenomenally talented artist whom I am sincerely fortunate enough to have had grace my life. One year after completing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation for breast cancer, in addition to facial surgery for skin cancer, Mr. Ray transformed me into the beautiful bride of my dreams. This precise and exacting gentleman expertly tailored his products to my skin’s needs and personality. The trial run ensured he familiarized himself and his craft with my location, expectations and desired result prior to the big day. The consummate professional, he confirmed appointments, answered texts or e-mails promptly, arrived on time, left my house cleaner than when he arrived, and took every CDC recommended Covid precaution, and then some. Carl is also exceptionally kind and gracious. He generously took the time to touch up my 85 year old Mother’s make-up as well as that of my two sisters. His affable demeanor was a pleasure to be around, and somehow even managed to keep my Dad’s nerves in check. Carl Ray is that rare total package – insanely talented, yet without the arrogance. He is a true joy; any client lucky enough to snag him is fortunate indeed!Sent on 02/08/2021
Isla M. · Married on 10/31/2020
Excellent make up artist
Carl was wonderful! I’m so glad I hired him for my wedding day makeup. With COVID we have had many changes with the date and where we are getting married and decreasing the number in the bridal party and Carl was so flexible and understanding. We started early and Carl made sure I knew he was on his way and he arrived on time. He was efficient and helped us stay to our timeline. Truly a lovely human and talented makeup artist. Would definitely recommend!Sent on 11/16/2020
Carl is simply one of the best in the DC area - we highly recommend him!!!
If you want the best, get Carl! Professional, an specializes in making your makeup enhance your personal beauty. We highly recommend Carl!
Working with Carl Ray is always a pleasure! He has such a wonderful, happy personality and his makeup is flawless!!! I would highly recommend Carl to anyone!