Recommended by 100%
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Kristin · Married on 11/15/2014
I cannot even begin to describe to you how happy my family and I were with Russell and his team!!! I think the only way to truly express how much I would recommend him, is that after my own wedding, I made sure he did my best friend's wedding, my brother's wedding, and he will be doing my other brother's wedding in April! You would only recommend the BEST to family, which is exactly what I did. Russell is not just a makeup artist who comes in, makes everyone look beautiful, and leaves.... his personality, wit, and humor bring any bride exactly what they need on their wedding day! He was a calming force for me, and provided more laughs than we could even count! His work is impeccable! Not only did we all feel beautiful, but the makeup lasted the entire night (from 6am-1am). He LISTENS to your concerns/wishes and uses his expertise to give you a result better than you could have imagined. Russell is the real deal. You would be missing out on beautiful makeup and literally the PERFECT vibe for your wedding morning if you don't choose him as your makeup artist. So..... YES, i would recommend him! He is the BEST.Sent on 01/26/2018
Julie Cherico · Married on 06/07/2019
Russell is a complete joy to be around. He maintains his professionalism while being personable at the same time. He sure works his magic with his makeup and knows how to make a bride feel flawless.Sent on 06/21/2019
Robyn Harkin · Married on 05/31/2019
I cannot thank you enough!!!Sent on 06/18/2019
With only 2 weeks notice, you pulled off not only scheduling to do my makeup (Mother of the Groom) but my new daughter in laws makeup and her bridesmaids AND finding myself and my daughter in law a hair stylist!!! You, Julie and Chelsea were AMAZING!!
I would definitely recommend you and your team a thousand times!! You made me feel and look absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so much,
Tasha · Married on 05/11/2019
Loved, loved, loved the makeup! Russell is kind,professional, and very responsive. He accommodated my sisters and me for my engagement party in Delaware even though he was already booked for the day. Julia was amazing to work with! She totally understood the looks that my sisters and I were going for, and made us feel so comfortable in our skin. The makeup lasted all afternoon and night. We received so many compliments from other family members and guests. I can't thank you both enough!Sent on 08/27/2018
Kelley · Married on 04/13/2019
Makeup man is amazing!!
Russel will make you feel like a princess on your big day. Very nice, professional and knowledgeable. Worth every dime spent plus more!!Sent on 04/27/2019
Leslie · Married on 02/16/2019
Wish I could give more stars!
Not only is this man an artist, he’s an entertainer and a calming person to have on one of the most stressful days of your life. Russel is a wonderful man that from the minute you call him to schedule until the day he exits your bridal suite, he brings joy and energy to the most wonderful day.Sent on 03/12/2019
Brandi · Married on 01/19/2019
Professional, friendly and fun!
I can't say enough about Russell and his team. From the beginning he was easy to talk to and quick to respond. The process felt seamless, from setting up a trial time to accommodating an earlier than anticipated time line the day of. He kept his cool, helped me keep my cool and did such beautiful work. I felt like a more glamorous version of myself. So many people have commented about my make up and it lasted all day... even through some serious dancing!Sent on 02/11/2019
I would gladly recommend him to anyone. :)
Grace · Married on 01/19/2019
Beautiful, natural make-up with fun, responsive, knowledgable team
I met Russell at a bridal expo and got a great vibe. He and his team did the make-up for a friend's wedding in which I was a bridesmaid and did such a fabulous job I emailed him the next day asking if he was available for my wedding. My mom and I went to MAC for my trial with Russell. He taught us a lot about how to prep our skin for the wedding, gave me samples, and really listened to my wishes for my wedding make-up. I was very pleased with how natural and light the make-up felt. Russell is hysterical - a bright, energetic spirit who made us feel comfortable and kept us laughing the whole time. Russell was very responsive and stayed in contact prior to the email answering all of my questions and giving advice as needed. He even connected me with a colleague who provided me with additional free samples the week before the wedding to help hydrate my skin. On the day of the wedding, Russell and Ashleigh came to our hotel room at 7:30am to do make-up for myself, 4 bridesmaids, my mom, and mother in law. They spent so much time on each look (~45 minutes to an hour per person) and were extremely diligent. I don't think either of them took a break the entire time! Both Russell and Ashleigh were extremely professional but were also very friendly and fun. We all looked and felt beautiful and our make-up lasted throughout the evening. I am so happy I went with Russell and his team for our wedding make-up - great experience!Sent on 02/20/2019
Sharon Byrne · Married on 12/29/2018
Russell did the make-up for myself and my daughter (who is a special needs young adult) for my son's wedding. More than just professional, he is kind, takes the time to listen and makes what can be an overwhelming situation, calm and relaxed. His positive energy and enthusiasm was a breathe of fresh air! Both my daughter and myself, felt beautiful and confident the entire evening - especially with the many compliments we received. Definitely look forward to using Russell again for our special occasions!Sent on 01/04/2019
Laura · Married on 12/22/2018
1makeupman & his team were wonderful! Prompt, prepared, friendly and talented!! The trial was great and put me at ease for my wedding day make up. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to help glam me up for my big day!Sent on 01/17/2019
Amanda Doughten · Married on 11/24/2018
Russell and his team are truly great from start to finish! Russell is hilarious, personable, and beyond easy to work with. We had 15 people get their make-up done, and every single person LOVED the work Russell and his team did. Cannot say enough great things!Sent on 12/04/2018
Alana · Married on 11/24/2018
Russell and his team were the most professional and kind group I looked at during my search. Russell is honest, real, and incredibly talented!! He and Julia made our flower girls feel so special and were timely and efficient - every planners dream!Sent on 12/26/2018
Russell was worth absolutely every penny due to his skill of course but more importantly his responsiveness and dedication to his clients!
Devon · Married on 11/18/2018
Amazing service... highly recommend.
I hired Russell to do hair and makeup for my bridesmaids and he was beyond amazing. We were slightly disorganized and very last minute with booking (there were 8 bridesmaids) and Russell was very patient and easygoing through out it all. He made everything so simplistic. I highly recommend for any wedding or event. He is amazing.Sent on 11/25/2018
Patti · Married on 11/10/2018
Last minute we had to make a change in location due to an emergency. Knowing the stressful change he was so flexible and made everyone at ease.
I would highly recommend Russell who went above and beyond to make our wedding day special.Sent on 11/20/2018
Kelsey Williams · Married on 11/03/2018
Russell is a gem of a person and a phenomenal makeup artist. He accommodated my tight schedule and still made everyone look flawless! I highly, highly recommend him and his team.Sent on 11/19/2018
Adrienne · Married on 10/28/2018
Perfect wedding make up
Russell was absolutely amazing from start to finish. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. My friends, family and I all loved him. He is beyond talented and loved how I felt about his work. I was worried I would feel like I was wearing too much makeup but I loved my look for my wedding. Thank you Russell!!!!Sent on 11/19/2018
Ilicia Strasser · Married on 10/27/2018
Bat Mitzvah Make-up
I hired Russell and his team to work their magic for my daughter's bat mitzvah-we felt so like royalty! I got so many compliments! Thank you for making our night feel like magic! You were punctual and professional! Looking forward to another occasion to use you again!Sent on 11/19/2018
Jessica · Married on 10/20/2018
The absolute best!
Words cannot do a justice of describing our experience with Russell and his team. Professional, passionate, kind, loving, ALL OF THE ABOVE. Russell and his team listened exactly to our requests and nailed exactly what each one of us wanted. They were so fun and easy to work with. Truly made me feel special on my big day. HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend to all!Sent on 10/23/2018
Jessica · Married on 10/20/2018
Wedding Makeup Review
Russell and his team exceeded all of my expectations. His team arrived on time and were very professional. He listened to my request to have our makeup more a natural look. His personality also made for a fun and enjoyable experience. I highly recommend his services!Sent on 11/19/2018
Karen · Married on 10/20/2018
Amazing and talented! Would highly recommend!
Jackie was our makeup artist for the day and she was just the best. All the girls including me the bride looks stunning! The one girl who didn't want her makeup done because she never likes how it looks regretted not having her done! She did get her lashes done!Sent on 11/30/2018
Jackie was very easy to work with and the first makeup trial I had with her I later didn't think that was the right look for my wedding day and she said I could do a second trial and made sure that I was happy by the time I left! I highly recommend Jackie!
Kelley · Married on 10/19/2018
Amazing wedding makeup
Russell was so talented and easy to work with! He made me feel so beautiful and kept my bridesmaids and I smiling the morning of the wedding. I received so many compliments on my makeup during my wedding night and how natural it looked. I felt so beautiful, but still felt like myself!! I would definitely recommend Russell to any bride :)Sent on 10/20/2018
Kerr Kulesza · Married on 10/13/2018
A morning full of laughter
Russell and his team are the best! My mom can’t stop talking about how at ease she felt while getting her makeup done, and honestly that is the best way to describe how the morning felt. Russell has a way of making you laugh and forgetting about all your pre-wedding jitters, while simultaneously transforming you into a gorgeous goddess for your big day. I definitely would recommend booking with Russell for your wedding day!Sent on 11/13/2018
Jordan · Married on 10/13/2018
Makeup for my wedding!
Russel was booked for my specific wedding date, so he put me in the hands of one of his most trusted make up artists, Sarah. She was amazing!! She made everyone feel so beautiful and she completed my make up the exact way I wanted it. I don’t wear makeup ever, so I didn’t want it to look too caked on and it never did! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Russel and Sarah to anyone!!Sent on 01/05/2019
Katelyn · Married on 10/12/2018
I hired Russel to do makeup for my wedding on October 12. I found him while searching through Wedding Wire. I found his Instagram and I just knew I had to book him! He is so great at what he does. He brings a relaxed and fun atmosphere with him on the day of your wedding. When I met him for the first time I was blown away by how fun and energetic he is! It’s so contagious. On my wedding day, Russel did an amazing job and made me feel so beautiful. I HIGHLY recommend him for your special day.Sent on 11/19/2018
Katherine · Married on 10/07/2018
Russell and his staff are a complete package. They went above and beyond our expectations. We had two in the wedding party that at the last minute decided to have their makeup done. Russell's response, that was the least of their problems and did not hesitate to do their makeup. Russell and Ashleigh are amazing makeup artists. Our hair stylists were Jess and Madison, can't say enough how beautifully they styled our hair. We all received compliments from the guests. I highly recommend Russell and his staff they are very personable and professional. I have included a picture of my hair done by Madison. Thank you, Russell, Ashleigh, Jess and Madison for making the wedding extra special. Katherine, Mother of the GroomSent on 10/11/2018