Hello Beauties! My name is McKenna, and I am a freelance Makeup Artist based in New Jersey, close to popular venues such as Perona Farms, Bear Brook Valley, Mountain Creek, Skyview Golf Club, etc. I graduated from fashion school in NYC, but makeup is my true passion so I decided to pursue my own business in Freelance Makeup Artistry in 2013. I apply makeup for all occasions (weddings, proms, birthdays, homecoming, formal, TV, etc.) but, I specialize in Bridal Makeup. My goal is to make all brides and their loved ones look and feel their best on the most special day of their lives! I work alone or I have a team for bigger bridal parties! I also offer Mobile Spray Tanning services! Why not look GLAM and TAN on your wedding day?! To see more reviews by my amazing Brides, please check my Knot Profile!
13 Reviews for Makeup By Mckenna
Recommended by 94% of couples
12 User photos
Taryn · Married on 11/15/2019
From the moment I got engaged I knew from the start I wanted McKenna doing my makeup. Not only did I go to school with her and know how phenomenal of a person she is, but by just looking at her pictures I knew I needed her there on the big day. I couldn’t be more right. From my engagement photo shoot, to my trial, to the spray tans and on the wedding day, McKenna truly blew me away. I do not wear too much makeup so I was very nervous about having my makeup done and being so done up. I told McKenna this and she did EXACTLY what I wanted. She took time throughout the whole process to get to know me, my personality, and what made me happy. She is extremely professional, responsive, and an amazing person to work with. McKenna took her time on my wedding day and made every girl look absolutely stunning. I am still speechless with how beautiful everyone looked. My bridal party could not stop talking about how much they loved the makeup. McKenna is not only amazingly talented, but she is incredibly passionate about what she does and you can tell that every ounce of makeup she is putting on your face she is doing out of love for you and pure love of her job.Sent on 11/16/2019
If you are looking for someone, efficient, professional, dedicated, helpful, caring (the list goes on and on), please look no further than McKenna. She made me completely stress free, incredibly happy, and beautiful on my wedding day. McKenna, I cannot thank you enough for how happy you made my heart on the best day of my life. Five stars are not enough for the magical day she gave me!
Kourtney Agugliaro · Getting married on 07/07/2022
Amazing bridal makeup
McKenna is flawless inside and out, she has such a talent for bringing out the beauty in each and every girl she has as a client, from the bride to bridesmaids to mother of the bride and groom. She makes you feel so comfortable to tell her exactly what you want. I would definitely recommend her, not only for a wedding but for all special occasions!Sent on 08/02/2020
Makeup By Mckenna's reply:Thank you so much Kourtney! I am SO HAPPY you got to still have your special day despite all of the craziness with the Pandemic. I loved working with you and all of your girls! You were my first wedding since the Pandemic started and I could not think of a better wedding to kick start doing Bridal Makeup Again after not being able to work for 4 months. I can not wait to see all of the professional photos! Please send some my way when you get them! Congratulations! :) xoxo
Jasmine Tsai · Getting married on 03/03/2021
As I do not typically wear heavy makeup and am very particular with what little I do put on, I was initially nervous about finding the right makeup artist (if any at all). Thank goodness my wedding venue recommended McKenna because she is AMAZING!! From the trial to day-of, McKenna was incredibly sweet, attentive, and worked her magic. She promptly responded to what I like to call my “indecisive craziness”, always addressing and appeasing my concerns regarding eyeliner, lash extensions, etc. She also recommended my hair stylist, so I have McKenna to thank for my hair as well!Sent on 03/21/2020
I originally intended to wear my glasses for the wedding but McKenna did such a stellar job that I ultimately decided to go without - and thank goodness I did! My mom, sister, and bridesmaids could not stop gushing at how great the makeup looked. And believe me, it takes a lot to make me feel comfortable without my glasses.
And of course, I am forever grateful for McKenna’s support during the craziness of COVID-19 as my wedding was on the last possible day before NJ banned all gatherings >50 people. My only regret is that she wasn’t able to join us for our wedding afterwards!! :)
Edit: And of course I messed up the wedding date. 3/15/2020.