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Carl Ray Makeup Artist

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

  • 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❣️

    Experience

    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.

    Services Offered
    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

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the base price for blowouts for brides?

$25

What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for brides?

$450

What is the base price for airbrush makeup for brides?

$15

What is the price of trial service for traditional makeup for attendants/family members?

$250

Does makeup price include false lashes?

No

What beauty services do you offer?

Consultations
Group Services
Makeup

What makeup services do you offer?

Contour Makeup
Eye Makeup
Natural Makeup
On-Site Makeup
Wedding Party Makeup
Makeup Trial
Fake Lashes
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    Carl is just wonderful!

    Carl made me look and feel so beautiful on my wedding day! He truly is so gifted at what he does, and he’s a wonderful person to boot! I hope I have another reason to hire Carl for makeup again soon! My mother and my MIL also loved the makeup he did for them!
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    Taylor M. Married on 04/09/2022
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    Felt like a celebrity!

    I searched endlessly for a makeup artist for my wedding for myself and my bridesmaids and knew I struck gold when I stumbled upon Carl. His work speaks for itself, but I took so much pleasure in seeing all of my girls be genuinely excited about how they looked! His calming presence is exactly what a bride wants the morning of a wedding. I felt super glam and will absolutely hire him again for events. Considering Carl's clientele, I thought his prices were very reasonable. Such a treat, and worth every penny.
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    The best of the best!

    Carl Ray is just the best of the best! After having him at my sister’s wedding a decade ago, my family and I were so happy we could book Carl for my wedding. He is so talented at bringing out everyone’s natural beauty and making them feel gorgeous! I had complete trust in him on my wedding day. He is also a joy to be around! I hope to have the privilege to work with him again!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Elegance & Simplicity Elegance & Simplicity Wedding Florists

Carl is simply one of the best in the DC area - we highly recommend him!!!

Ever After Visuals Ever After Visuals Wedding Photographers

If you want the best, get Carl! Professional, an specializes in making your makeup enhance your personal beauty. We highly recommend Carl!

Hair by Giselle Hair by Giselle Wedding Hair & Makeup

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!

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880 P St NW, 1275 K Street NW Washington, DC, 20001
2028429113
202-290-4112

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