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Michelle Stern Beauty

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Michelle is one of the most talented and sought after makeup artists in the industry. Specializing in fresh, glowing skin and eyes that command attention, Michelle has mastered the art of enhancing a woman's natural beauty.

Meet Michelle...

After discovering a zest for beauty and self-expression at a young age, I set out on a journey to develop my own signature style as an artist. Throughout the years I’ve experimented, tested, played and ultimately landed on a technique that is elevated, natural and timeless.

Your time spent with me should be a breath of fresh air amidst the chaos of a special day. I’ll bring the tunes, the ideas, and the energy. All you have to do is show up, relax and be ready to feel like the “Hollywood” version of yourself – glowing, radiant, and ready for your close up!

My Style...

is fresh, glowing and embodies “timeless glamour.” I have always loved natural makeup with just enough glam to make you feel like an elevated version of yourself. After all, when you’re looking back at your photos years from now, I want you to feel just as effortlessly gorgeous as you did on the day they were taken.

In addition to my “less is more” approach to beauty, I put collaboration at the forefront of everything I do. When you’re working with me, you have a teammate you can trust, standing by your side with an encouraging smile, a killer playlist, and all the restaurant recommendations you could ever ask for.

Please take a look at my website to see more of my work

P.S. you'll see most of my up to date work on Instagram where I also post short tutorials to help my followers improve their makeup skills :) @MichelleSternBeauty

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    Martha G. Married on 05/26/2023
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    One of the BEST choices I made for my wedding day.

    I RAN here to give Michelle Stern a five star review. I am very, very picky about makeup: I rarely wear much of it, but when I do, I want to look and feel like myself. I came across Michelle Stern's Instagram page and thought that every single bride she worked with looked absolutely stunning. Scheduling a trial was easy, and I absolutely loved the look that she worked with me on. I would describe her work as "natural glam" - you look like yourself, but in the best way possible. Michelle and her assistant did makeup for 11 women - bride, 7 bridesmaids, and 3 women in their 60's. Every single person looked fabulous, and my bridal party said how much they loved their makeup. They are true professionals. And Michelle guaranteed me that her assistant (completely necessary for a large group!) would work up to her extremely high standards -- and she did. Lauren was fantastic. I felt so beautiful, and was floating on cloud 9 the entire day. The day of the wedding, Michelle was organized, calming, and fun to be around. She helped the day run smoothly and keep the stress away. Michelle stuck around to give me touch ups after my first look, and then again after the ceremony. In between giving touch ups, she took hundreds of photos and videos for me on her iphone, and I can't tell you how fun it was to wake up the next morning to a full album to start re-living the day right away -- the photographer's work will be wonderful but it's weeks, if not months, away! I also wanted to share that I think she is uniquely skilled at making mothers of the bride look and feel very special. I've seen a lot of photos and seen weddings where the mothers have the wrong makeup for their skin type and their overall vibe -- eg. very dramatic eyes, caked-on foundation -- and Michelle tailored her work very very nicely for the older generation. Her work looked great on our variety of complexions and skin types. Michelle is a premium vendor. There are plenty of other good makeup artists with lower rates. But Michelle brings over a decade of experience, and it shows in her fantastic work, her professionalism, and the ease of communicating and working out details along the way. I can't say enough great things about Michelle Stern Beauty. Michelle, from my family, and my bridal party, and me, THANK YOU for doing an amazing job with our makeup. We absolutely loved you.

    Michelle Stern Beauty's reply:

    Martha you are an absolute DOLL!!! Thank you so much for taking time to write this thoughtful review ❤️ I can’t express how much I loved being by your side throughout the entire day. You kindness and inner beauty (not to mention how gorgeous you are on the outside) are unparalleled… your husband is a lucky man! I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!
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    Arielle G. Married on 10/09/2022
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    Michelle is the best!

    Michelle did the makeup for my wedding (myself, my mom and sisters) and did the most amazing job. We could not have been happier!! Michelle really listened to our concerns and made all look gorgeous, glowing and confident. We loved Michelle so much that we had her do a private makeup lesson with us! Would definitely recommend her as a makeup artist and will be using her going forward !!
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    Best mau in nyc!

    I recently had the pleasure of working with Michelle Stern for my wedding (and all my wedding events!) and I couldn't be happier with the results. From the moment I met Michelle, I knew I was in good hands (literally). From the trial to the wedding day and everything in between, she was incredibly personable and professional, putting me at ease the whole way through. Her confidence in her abilities as a makeup artist is evident in the final outcome, as she was able to bring out the best in me and my bridal party on my wedding day in a perfectly elevated, elegant way.

    On the day of the wedding, Michelle went above and beyond to make sure we all looked and felt wonderful. She and her team listened to our individual needs and preferences and created custom looks that suited each of us perfectly. Not only did we all look stunning, but the makeup lasted all day and night, even through all the tears and dancing!

    I highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a talented and reliable makeup artist. She is a true professional and truly made my special day even more beautiful. Thank you, Michelle! Can't wait to work with you again!
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Catherine Leonard Photography Catherine Leonard Photography Wedding Photographers

There are plenty of make-up artists out there, but to find one who is exceptionally talented and punctual is very rare. Michelle is affable, dedicated and has a great aesthetic no matter the skin type or ethnicity - she's one of the best! I recommend her highly and without reserve.

Blue Daisy Weddings Blue Daisy Weddings Wedding Photographers

As a photographer I have had the chance to work with Michelle on many weddings and boudoir shoots. I've always found her work to be beautiful because she pays attention to detail and knows just how to enhance each woman's best features. When it came time to do my own head shots I knew had to hire Michelle for makeup! Since this photo was going to be the first impression new clients would have of me, I knew I could trust Michelle to make me look like the most beautiful version of myself! I am always confident when I send new clients to Michelle because in addition to her talent, she is extremely reliable, responsive and friendly!

Tammy Golson Events Tammy Golson Events Wedding Planners

Michelle and I worked together on a classic wedding at the Yale Club last October. My client hired her to apply the makeup of a few ladies in her bridal party. The ladies were so impressed, all the others asked Michelle to apply their make up as well. Michelle's work is excellent. She is so efficient and her personality is a great asset to my day of team. I look forward to our next wedding together!


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