Professional Freelance Makeup Artist
Coming from a long family line of artists. Marieanne Souza is an award-winning professional freelance makeup artist, stylist, bridal beauty expert and educator with over twenty years in the beauty and photography industry. She is professionally trained and licensed in esthetics and makeup artistry....and has spent a good part of her career working in both London & San Francisco. From luxury spas such as the historic Westin St. Francis, Koru Skincare & Beauty....to the San Francisco Ballet. Marieanne is a former member of management for some of the top artistry brands in the cosmetic industry, and has been on several retail cosmetics training teams.
With a particular passion for and concentration on bridal beauty, her 5 star ratings on Wedding Wire, Yelp and several other industry review sites have earned Marieanne the reputation of being the consummate beauty professional. Her work can be seen on Vermont Wedding Style, The Knot, Vermont Vows, Martha Stewart Brides, Style Me Pretty, and several other noted photography and wedding blogs. A constant student of her craft, she continues her education by attending workshops and seminars nationally, and is mentored by some of the industry's biggest names in the business.
Marieanne's work has been featured in several publications including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Real Weddings Magazine, Our Wedding magazine. Her work has also been featured on television broadcasts such as CBS News and this years political campaigns. Marienane is currently working with clients and photographers daily for makeup and styling for all occasions on location and from her Midtown Southern Vermont Studio.
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Alison · Married on 08/26/2017
I couldn't be happier with my choice to work with Marianne on my wedding day. During our first consultation, she spent time talking to me about my skincare routine and how I could improve it leading up to the wedding to ensure my skin was in great shape. Thanks to that conversation, it was, and this was a critically important step that she recognized that other vendors I had researched did not! Next, Marieanne was extremely organized, detail oriented, and made sure that I didn't have to worry about taking care of anything. For example, instead of having to create a schedule, she created the schedule and I just had to drop names in the time slots. Although this may seem like a little task, it would have been very time consuming and overwhelming when you have 1,000 other things happening. Leading up to the wedding, she emailed reminders about skin care, completing necessary info she needed, payments, etc well in advance so that I wasn't stressed with tasks only a few weeks before my wedding. On the big day, she was there on time and ready to go without reminders from me and without asking any questions during a very busy and emotionally overwhelming day. On top of being an excellent vendor from the business perspective, I was absolutely, positively in love with my makeup. It was literally perfect. I felt the most beautiful I've ever felt in my whole life, while still feeling natural and like myself! Finally, I still describe one of my favorite moments of my morning as being the hour I spent with Marieanne in the chair doing my makeup. There's something very calming about the atmosphere she creates and she was able to relax my nervous energy. When I looked in the mirror after she was done, I literally couldn't hold back the tears! It was perfect! If you're looking for a professional that you can trust and you want to create the perfect look that suits you on your wedding day, I couldn't make a stronger recommendation than Marieanne!
Heather · Married on 10/06/2018
Marieanne will be doing makeup for myself, my bridesmaids, and my mother + mother in law in October. I just met with her this past weekend for my makeup trial and she was absolutely amazing.
She spent so much time getting to know me and also to go over the makeup style that I wanted. She explained everything that she did. The end product was INCREDIBLE. I have had my makeup done many times as a bridesmaid and for other photoshoots and I have NEVER had my make up done as perfectly as Marieanne did it. My skin looked flawless and I looked natural and exactly how I envisioned for the big day.
The best part is that Marieanne doesn't just focus on makeup - she focuses on good skincare, which is so important to building a great foundation under the makeup. She gave great tips and suggestions for products to use.
I absolutely cannot wait for her to do my makeup on my wedding day and am 100% confident she'll make me look my absolute best!
Update - Marieanne did our makeup for our wedding a week ago and as I predicted, she was perfect. She made us all look so natural and beautiful for our wedding day. She was so flexible - when things didn't go as planned, she just kept moving - she kept us all on time! She made each bridesmaid look incredible and both our mothers loved their makeup. She also took the time to make our flower girls feel like the big girls and made them feel so special.
I can't say enough good things about Marieanne - she is absolutely worth every dime and I would recommend her to all brides!
Alicia · Married on 08/18/2018
Flawless Cosmetic Design was an amazing piece in our wedding planning. Marianne is an incredibly talented make up artist. She was professional to deal with throughout the entire planning process. A joy to work with and such a calming soul on a hectic, but wonderful wedding day.
Marieanne at FCD is absolutely amazing to work with! We offer up her services to all our brides knowing they are in such good hands and will be 100% satisfied with their look on such a special day!
As a beauty professional, I highly recommend Marieanne. She really enjoys what she does and it shows. She is a pleasure to work with and her work with makeup is outstanding. She is also very punctual and professional.
Marieanne is a true makeup professional. She has an impressive knowledge of the products, coloring & modern techniques. Marieanne is a master at applying makeup that enhances a bride's natural beauty. Her genuine kindness and joy for each of her brides makes her not only a talented and highly sought after makeup artist but also a great friend you will want to stay in touch with long after your perfect day.