Elle Leary has been a professional makeup artist for the last 13 years primarily working with celebrity clients and high-end beauty brands. She has worked for publications such as Teen Vogue, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar,Marie Claire and Chloe, for brands such as Benefit Cosmetics, CoverGirl, Revlon, Merle Norman and Colorescience to name a few, and with celebrities including Holland Roden, Debby Ryan, Vince Vaughn, Cher Lloyd and Emily Mortimer. For the last several years for the Grammy’s, Elle has enjoyed creating content and offering her commentary about fashion and beauty for the Grammy Glam Squad.
Growing up in San Diego, Elle thrived in the performing arts. As a young performer, she appeared on Star Search and as an adult she owned and operated a well regarded dance company boasting over 300 students. Pre-show costumes, hair and makeup had always been an exciting part of Elle’s life. After working for Make Up For Ever, she fell hard into the beauty industry, which became her first true love. With unwavering passion and drive to master her craft, she made the move to Los Angeles, where she gleaned inspiration and experience from the urban club scene and classic Hollywood red carpets.
Elle is driven by those unguarded moments before the cameras flash. Once she is satisfied wit her work and confidently places a mirror in the palms of her clients’ hands, there is silence and a speechless appreciation for her ability to bring forth what is already there – a woman’s true beauty.
Elle Leary Artistry provides many beauty services to pamper you on your special day. Elle offers on-site hair and makeup services, coming to you on your big day so you can relax and enjoy your time. The wedding beauty services she provides include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
User3707598 · 2+ years ago
I work with a lot of hair and make up artists in my industry. The first time Elle did my make up my skin and eyes were very tired. She gave me a mini facial and special pads to put around my eyes while i was getting my hair done. I have never had a make up artist care so much about my skin. You are not only getting a hair and make up artist but a licensed esthetician. I knew she did beautiful work soon after. She achieved an insanely beautiful look but I felt like I had next to nothing on my face. It was smooth and gorgeous. I asked her to do my wedding make up that day.Sent on 02/10/2014
I booked Elle well in advance because I knew the quality of her work but she was always very responsive to all of my emails or texts. On the wedding day she was by far the most attentive to my needs as the bride. She even sorted out an issue with the florist over the flower in my hair. She did a beautiful job on my make up as usual and was sure that I liked it before she left. She left with my maid of honor a 'kit' of all the things i would need for touch ups throughout the night.
You won't regret booking elle on your wedding day!
Nicolle · Married on 09/03/2011
I loved Elle the minute I met her for my hair and makeup trial. Not only is she extremely talented at what she does, and very professional, she is super fun and laid-back. She had no problem tweaking things so they would be exactly how I wanted them, and was able to create the look I wanted without much trouble at all! On my wedding day she was awesome, working efficiently and keeping me calm all at the same time :) My bridesmaids and I looked incredible at my wedding, and we owe it all to Elle and her wonderful assistant! I would highly recommend her services to any bride, she is just awesome! :)Sent on 10/13/2011
Maital · Married on 05/22/2011
Elle is awesome. I just had her do hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids/moms/grandma for my wedding this past weekend. Prior to that I had done 2 trials with her so everthing turned out exactly how I wanted it. (After the first trial I realized I wanted extensions to make my bun look bigger, so then I wanted a second trial. Elle even took the time to go out and buy extensions for me which was great cuz I had a very busy schedule).Sent on 05/24/2011
She is great with emails and is very professional. She showed up early on the big day She had planned on having her assistant come to help do all the hair/makeup, however, the assistant was a no show. Elle said shd had never had that happen before and I never did find out what happened to her assistant. However, to Elle's credit she immediately got on the phone and got another makeup artist down there. Although we got a little behind schedule, Elle made the best of a situation that was out of her control. She is also very sweet. I highly recommend her!
Elle's techniques and professionalism are top-knotch. She is one of the best makeup artists that I've had the opportunity to work with and I recommend her to every bride I can. Not only is her makeup amazing (and long-lasting, which is key for wedding day makeup!), Elle is also just an extremely hard-working, dedicated, and passionate individual when it comes to her work and her clients. She'll go above and beyond to make sure her clients get exactly the look they're wanting for their big day.