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Linda Myura Reagan · Getting married on 10/03/2020
Unbelievably fun and so so talented!
Just give Russell a try! You will never want to try anyone else. His team is extremely talented, fun and professional. They don't just do beautiful make up work, they are part of the party!!! We would hire him again in a heartbeat!!Sent on 10/12/2019
1makeupman's reply:Linda, I felt like I’ve known you forever! Like family! And that is what you and Michele are now... part of the 1makeupman community and family! My team and I just loved being a part of the big day and look forward to future events with you both!
Kristen · Married on 10/19/2019
Blown away and will use again and again!
Russell and Jackie Scully were absolutely amazing to work with. Jackie's work is beyond stunning on top of her being incredibly fun to be with the morning of my wedding. We also were ahead of schedule which alleviated any need to be anxious day-of. I will be using her for every major event and recommend this team to anyone getting married!Sent on 10/07/2019
Brianne Angebranndt · Married on 10/06/2019
No better choice!
Russell not only makes you look amazing but he will make you feel comfortable, like you have known him forever. He has such a great presence about him and I couldn’t be more thankful to have had him be apart of my special day!Sent on 10/23/2019
Danielle · Married on 10/05/2019
Russell Borns is T H E best at what he does!
From the beginning he responded quickly to emails and was always pleasant to interact with. On my wedding day he and his team, Sarah & Ashleigh, arrived on time and set up the hotel room as they needed while I laid I bed and watched TV lol! They were all very relaxed and set a great tone for the beginning of a long day. I am so so happy with the entire experience! Plus my girls and I all looked stunning. Couldn't have possibly asked for more! Thank you Russell!!Sent on 10/16/2019
1makeupman's reply:Danielle, I’m so happy that you enjoyed my team and I being a part of your wedding day as much as we did! I can’t wait to hear about your honeymoon and on behalf of the girls and I, thank you. I value your review and look forward to seeing you again soon! -Russell
Emily Molinaro · Married on 09/28/2019
Jackie did an AMAZING job with all the wedding day makeup looks for me and my bridesmaids! Everyone looked stunning!Sent on 10/02/2019
Amber Yasack · Married on 09/21/2019
Russell and his team were great! I would definitely would recommend to a friend! We had a great time with them!Sent on 09/23/2019
Jenna Wolff · Married on 09/14/2019
Wedding hair and makeup
Russel and his crew were amazing! They brought so much excitement and enthusiasm the morning of our wedding. They are such a friendly group and so easy to get along with.Sent on 09/23/2019
Jeanene Johnston · Married on 09/07/2019
Top notch service and beautiful work!!
We engaged Russell and his team for my daughters wedding! My daughter is a natural beauty and what she wanted was enhancements- not to look “made up”! Russell’s team did just that! Such a lovely team from a personal perspective! Julia was our artist and she was so sweet and so comfortable with the bridal party! She listened to what each person wanted and definitely out did herself!! Highly recommend Russell and his team!Sent on 09/16/2019
1makeupman's reply:Jeanene, on behalf of Julia and the rest of my 1makeupman team, thank you! Julia loved being able to do Tayler’s makeup, and all of her bridal party! What a beautiful bride Tayler is and we are so happy for the newlyweds! Thank you sooo much for taking the time to write such a supportive review! With gratitude- Russell
Nikki Karkosak · Married on 09/07/2019
Thank you Russell!
Russell was absolutely amazing from start to finish! All of my girlfriends got their makeup done for a friend's wedding so this was my second experience with him and first one as a bride :) He can do no wrong in my eyes!Sent on 10/18/2019
1makeupman's reply:Nikki! Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review regarding my makeup services! I absolutely loved doing your makeup, as well as your amazing friends! (Who are now my friends too! Lol!) You looked exquisite in all of your photos and I loved seeing your honeymoon journey! Congratulations as well on your new home in Nashville! Much love to you both! -Russell
Alyssa Saienni · Married on 09/01/2019
I was very hesitant about having my makeup done as our wedding was DIY and required a lot of set-up the day of. After speaking with Russell he totally put me at ease and Julia, a member of his team, was sent out for our event. Julia did an amazing job on our makeup for myself and 4 bridesmaids. I had an outdoor wedding and the makeup lasted all night. Julia could not have been more helpful and accommodating to what we wanted. I would highly recommend this team!Sent on 09/05/2019
1makeupman's reply:Hi Alyssa!
Tracy Graham · Married on 09/01/2019
Russell and his colleague Ashleigh did an absolutely amazing job with both my own and my mother-in-laws make-up! He is very professional, but also made you feel like you had been friends for years. And it was just amazing that they brought the feel of a professional make-up shop to my hotel room the day of the wedding! I have never felt more beautiful in my life and his make-up really made me look like the best me!Sent on 09/22/2019
Candice Shaw · Married on 08/24/2019
Russel did my makeup for my wedding along with my bridal party & aunts. He not only does a flawless job but he makes you feel comfortable like you have known him for years! My aunt is currently undergoing chemo and lost all of her hair. He made her look like an absolute movie star!! I haven’t seen her so confident in so long it brought me so much joy on my wedding day. I would highly recommend Russel he not only makes you look flawless but also brings such a good energy with him, the kind of energy you want on your wedding day :)Sent on 08/28/2019
Lauren · Married on 08/17/2019
Absolutely wonderful experience. My bridesmaids and I looked so beautiful! Very professional job and our makeup lasted all night!Sent on 09/02/2019
Brett · Married on 08/10/2019
Look no further for your makeup and hair needs!Sent on 08/12/2019
Russell, Julia, and Ashleigh did a fabulous job. We all looked beautiful! My mother, who is always self-conscious about her looks gave what might be the biggest compliment any makeup artist could receive. She said, "He made me look like my younger self!"
The entire team was very patient and kind. They worked well with a girl who was inexperienced with makeup and kept asking to try different things. Russell was very understanding of my overly sensitive eyes. In the past, makeup artists always get frustrated and nasty. I know it's frustrating, but I can't help it, but Russell was a champ. He understood and gave me breaks for a few seconds to stop tearing up and to to recenter. He never once made me feel badly for being fidgety. I have always dreaded having my makeup done, but I learned after my trial with Russell that I was in perfect hands! He and all of his team kept us laughing and smiling and having fun during what could be a stressful time.
Russell also took some time to give great advice and mentorship to my teenage cousin/bridesmaid who is a budding makeup artist. It meant so much to me, to her parents, and of course to her that he recognized her talent and took time out to help her on her way.
Madison was just fabulous! My hair stayed in all night. She worked quickly and efficiently but did a great job! She was very patient with my five year old flower girl who was very excited and made her look adorable! Two days before the wedding, I asked if, after she was done with the bridal party and moms, Madison could run up to a guest who was in the US from Australia from our wedding. This last minute addition didn't faze her, and our friend looked absolutely lovely!
I live in New York and it was scary for me to choose vendors for my wedding when I live so far away from where my wedding was. I was most worried about hair and makeup, but Russell and his team were exactly what I wanted, and they really delivered in their talent, kindness, and positivity!
1makeupman's reply:Brett, what a wonderful day for a wedding and you were the recipient of it! I have enjoyed serving you throughout the wedding process and I cannot thank you enough for trusting in my team and I. Your review touched me, and words aren’t enough to describe my gratitude. Congratulations to both you and Matt, we look forward to following your journey ahead! With blessings and thanks, -Russell
Meredith Gardner · Married on 08/03/2019
Russell & His Team are unlike no other
Russell & Sarah are dynamite! Russell was recommended to me by a friend of both mine and his. She swore by him and said I would not be disapointed and that is the truth. By the end of the makeup trial I knew that he would be perfect for not only the day of my wedding but a friend for life! Russell and Sarah made sure everything went smooth and kept me calm since anxiety levels were running high. And can I just say that everyone who had their makeup done looked incredible. They truly are the best pair and I will be using them for further events. Thank you Russell & Sarah! You killed itSent on 08/14/2019
1makeupman's reply:Meredith, YOU are a Rock Star and a beautiful soul!!! I loved meeting you at your trial, and even more so, your story. I look forward to seeing pictures from your day, and catching up soon! #friendsforlife Much love! -Russell
Gauri · Married on 07/27/2019
Love love love
Great MUA! Made me look like a princess on my wedding day. Truly captured my vision !!Sent on 08/15/2019
Tom Harrison · Married on 07/21/2019
Absolutely. He was kind and thoughtful. A true master of his craft.
Truly amazing. Our wedding party looked beautiful. I would highly recommend him for future eventsSent on 07/30/2019
1makeupman's reply:Tom, it was truly a pleasure being a part of your wedding! You and Jerry are so amazing, and I love your pictures! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and sharing your images from the wedding! Congratulations-Russell
Stephanie · Married on 06/28/2019
Smooth from start to finish!
Russell does amazing work! I really enjoyed my makeup trial and the makeup tips he gave me. I also enjoyed having him there on on my special day to make me, my mother, and bridesmaid feel beautiful. He is very comical and I really appreciated the light he brought to a day that could be very stressful. I can't thank you enough Russell!Sent on 07/30/2019
1makeupman's reply:Stephanie! What a beautiful, and hot day it was! But we had a blast and I loved all of your bridesmaids and family! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of me and my makeup services! Congratulations! -Russell
Danielle · Married on 06/22/2019
Russell was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. He made my pre-wedding experience not only stress free, but extremely fun with his very outgoing personality. He explained every step of the makeup application process, while also making all of us girls laugh and decrease our nerves (aka my nerves). His work is absolutely flawless and I would 100% use him again!Sent on 07/04/2019
1makeupman's reply:Danielle, you are such a beautiful soul! I absolutely cannot thank you enough for choosing me for your wedding! I just loved meeting your bridal party and of course doing your makeup! ;)Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! Congratulations and blessings! -Russell
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
1makeupman's reply:Julie, what a pleasure it was to be a part of your special day! Your bridal party were beautiful inside and out! I cannot wait to see more of your wedding photos and thank you again for allowing me to do your wedding makeup! Congratulations again! -Russell
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,
1makeupman's reply:Robyn, we did in fact pull it off! :) My team and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Gabby’s special day! Thank you for reaching out to me, booking with me, and even more so for taking the time to write such a supportive review! Many thanks, -Russell
Haley Diltz · Married on 05/18/2019
Such an Enjoyable Process
Russel and his colleague, Ashleigh, traveled to PA to do on-site makeup for my May 18, wedding. They were absolutely fantastic and professional from start to finish. They communicated great and were more than prepared to set up everything they needed in our tiny, bridal cabin. Not only did all of our make-up look absolutely beautiful, but we had such an enjoyable time with Russel and Ashleigh. They are incredibly personable and fit right in with our group. Our bulldog, Ralph, was also having such a good time he took up residence under Russel's table and soaked it all in. I would not only recommend Russel and his crew, but I would also book again in the future!Sent on 06/25/2019
1makeupman's reply:Haley, Ashleigh and I enjoyed every minute of the day! From our drive up, to meeting everyone and of course doing makeup, to even our commute home! Everyone was so accommodating and thoughtful to even being asked to stay for the wedding!!! We absolutely love your pictures and if you’re ever in need of our services again, please let me know! Safe travels back to Colorado and congratulations again! -Russell
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
1makeupman's reply:Tasha, music to my ears! Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Julia, my team, and I pride ourselves on being obsessed about our clients! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the future for any of your makeup needs! Many thanks! -Russell
Kate Mcgarry · Married on 05/11/2019
Dream makeup artists for a dream wedding
Russell and his team were so unbelievable for our wedding day! Not only were they unbelievably talented but so incredibly friendly and personable which made the morning getting ready even more special! Even with some time issues Russell came through for us and I am so thankful for that! Thank you for all your hard work!Sent on 07/02/2019
1makeupman's reply:Kate, Thank you for taking the time to write such a supportive review! When your heart is full and your desire is to serve others, which is how my team and I are built, everything is always possible! I’m looking forward to receiving some of your beautiful pictures from your wedding day and on behalf of my 1makeupman team, thank you and congratulations!! -Russell
Lindsey · Married on 05/04/2019
Amazing Makeup Artists
Russell and his team are so incredibly talented and amazing. Ashleigh did the most amazing job on myself and my bridal party. They made me feel so at home and comfortable during my wedding trial that I knew my wedding day look would be amazing. Ashleigh showed up early and did everything she could to make the day go amazing and everything run smoothly. I cannot thank you both enough for making me look like the image of a beautiful bride I had in my mind. I cannot wait until I have another opportunity to be able to use them and would absolutely recommend them to anyone!! I cannot thank you enough!Sent on 07/11/2019
1makeupman's reply:Lindsey, nothing makes me happier as an owner, artist, and citizen than to hear words such as yours! THANK YOU for taking the time to sing Ashleigh’s praises! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the process as well as your wedding day! I have always told my team, we are to do as much as we can to serve our client, as service to many leads to greatness. Thank you as well for attaching your pictures, they’re lovely! Congratulations and blessings to you both! -Russell