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Gabriele D. · Married on 04/06/2021
Alana is amazing! When I was looking for a make-up artist, I was drawn to Alana’s soft glam look that highlights your natural beauty for the big day. Not only is she incredibly talented in how gorgeous she made myself and my bridal party, she also is a great person to have with you on your wedding day. Her down-to-earth, friendly, and altruistic nature was much needed to calm my nerves about everything going well. She also went above and beyond, providing all of us with little touch-up kits and my maid-of-honor with an extra one to touch me up, should I need it. When I forgot my lipstick at our hotel, Alana was ready with her awesome own line of lip products, and mixed two of them to recreate the berry lip that we chose at my make-up trial. I never needed to touch it up — it lasted all the way through the wedding and after-party that night! Alana is the best, and I loved having her be a part of my wedding day!Sent on 02/08/2020
Audra M. · Married on 03/10/2021
Perfect make up artist for my elopement!
Alana was absolutely wonderful to work with. I booked her on very short notice for our elopement (about 2 or 3 weeks notice) and I was so glad she was available. She's so talented and made me feel so beautiful. I wanted a natural, dewey kind of look and she nailed it. She asked me for some inspiration pics ahead of time and came prepared. She arrived on time and was so friendly. She wore a mask the whole time and was very covid safe. She even gave me a recommendation for activities for the rest of the weekend since I was new to the area. I would definitely recommend!Sent on 10/25/2020
Alexis S. · Married on 03/04/2021
Perfect wedding makeup
Alana is the best! She did the makeup for my sister's wedding and we loved how it came out so much that I booked her for mine a few years later. For my wedding, she did 9 women's makeup by herself and everyone LOVED their makeup. I really wanted beautiful but natural makeup and Alana nailed it! I looked like myself but just enhanced a bit :) Alana was professional, patient, and understanding of everyone's needs. Getting ready the morning of your wedding is a very intimate setting, but Alana being there felt very natural and only added to the calm vibes that I wanted. I highly recommend her for absolutely any occasion!Sent on 12/06/2019
Erica · Married on 10/03/2020
An artist and an angel
Where do I begin? Alana SAVED ME, as my original MUA dropped out at the last minute, and what a blessing in disguise this was! We instantly connected over email as her "vibe" perfectly complemented mine. Not only did she make me look amazing, but I FELT amazing–I was totally feeling myself all day. I threw a lot of vague descriptions about what I wanted at Alana and she delivered exactly what I was picturing. She is a true, intuitive artist. As a bonus, Alana is a delight to be around. She's warm, funny, and just has an overall wonderful energy–a MUST HAVE for an anxious bride on her wedding day.Sent on 01/03/2021
Lindsey B. · Married on 07/31/2020
Alana is amazing!
When I was originally looking for vendors for my 7/31/20 wedding, I reached out to Alana but she was unavailable. Fast forward to 2020 and I was looking for someone that would still be able to provide safe services for our small family only ceremony on our original date. Alana was referred to me from my photographer and I remembered I had originally reached out to her, and was so happy when she could now make our day! She was nothing but professional and kind, helping us navigate the day with safety in mind. I loved loved loved my makeup! I still looked like myself, just a way better version :) Alana is so talented at what she does. We also had a small celebration in October and used Alana for make up then and again, everyone was just blown away by her skills. If you want an elevated natural look and someone who will make you look like the best version of yourself, Alana is your girl!Sent on 02/18/2021
Sarah B. · Married on 07/18/2020
Me and my bridal party were flawless!
Alana was such a pleasure to work with! I originally had my wedding scheduled in July this year but my husband and I decided to push out our wedding to 2021. At the 10th hour we decided we still wanted to have a small ceremony but my makeup artist that I had originally booked now had plans. (Fair enough...I did tell her we were rescheduling) I am so so grateful that Alana was available for our date! I secretly was very happy because I had been admiring her work for a while also. She showed up exactly on time to my MIL’s house and right from the start was incredibly friendly. Not only that, but on a personal note, Alana is super sweet, relatable and interesting! It made for conversation that was most welcome on a morning that I was super nervous. As far as her work...it’s awesome! She did the makeup for my matron of honor, my SIL, both moms and myself the bride. We all looked flawlesss and no one had to even touch their makeup all day. (And it was a hot one in the thick of July!!) My pictures came out really elegant and I’m just so happy that Alana was available for my micro wedding! Thank you Alana!Sent on 10/09/2020
Brenna M. · Married on 06/06/2020
Best makeup ever!!
Alana was seriously a DREAM to work with. I got married in August 2020 which was a postponed date from June. With all of the rescheduling and uncertainty, Alana stayed calm, cool and collected. She took accommodating me & my girls to a new level with her positive and calming demeanor, which I really appreciated. I originally booked her because I loved her natural makeup look and feel and she delivered perfectly. I loved my wedding makeup even more than the trial. She really listened to what I wanted and made it come to life. It stayed on all night - even the lipstick which is from her own line. I still use it to this day, it's one of my favs :) Thanks for everything Alana!Sent on 10/26/2020
Kristie · Married on 05/20/2020
Amazing Soft Glam Makeup!
Alana did my makeup perfectly for my elopement! I did a trial with her a couple months before, and she made the slight adjustments I asked her to for the perfect look on the day of. I wanted a natural soft Glam look, and that's exactly what she did for me! So glad I went with her because my makeup looked perfect in pictures! Alana was very accommodating and easy to work with. We got married in the middle of a pandemic, and Alana took all precautions. She made sure everything was clean and properly sanitized and wore a mask the whole time. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the Hudson valley area. Definitely recommend her for your wedding or special day makeup!Sent on 09/25/2020
Jenna F. · Married on 05/09/2020
I wholeheartedly recommend Alana for your bridal makeup! She knows exactly how to create natural looking yet absolutely stunning looks. I was so happy with my wedding day makeup! All of my bridesmaids and Mom/MIL were raving about how great their makeup was and how lovely it was having Alana there with us that day. Throughout the entire process she was easy to communicate with and addressed all of my questions. She was flexible and supportive through the changes and uncertainty that Summer 2020 brought. I'm so happy we went with her!Sent on 10/07/2020
Katherine C. · Married on 05/02/2020
Alana did amazing makeup on my wedding day, and was awesome to be around!
Alana did an amazing job with my bridesmaids and me on my wedding day. I knew I was in good hands, and that makeup was not something I needed to stress about. She is also a really nice person, and has a calm, pleasant, demeanor that helped everyone just chill out and relax on the morning of the wedding. Super nice, super professional, super talented... I recommend her highly!Sent on 01/12/2020
Kathryn D. · Married on 03/06/2020
Couldn't have been better!
Alana was amazing! She made the entire process easy and smooth. She was so much fun day of and really listened to each of my bridesmaids about what they wanted - everyone LOVED their makeup. I also took Alana's recommendation for a photographer and couldn't have been happier. Alana is the best choice in the Hudson Valley/NYC area - hands down.Sent on 12/14/2019
Kelly · Married on 02/22/2020
Will make you look flawless
I simply could not be more thrilled that I booked Alana for my winter wedding! She delivered the exact look I wanted, even though I am not particularly makeup-verse and wasn't great at articulating what I wanted - she just knew. And she did such a gorgeous job on me, my bridesmaids, and my mother, all of whom have different preferences. Not to mention, she was such a pro to work with, especially when scheduling my trial - and RE-scheduling it last minute when I got sick! I am so, so happy I picked Alana to be a part of the day! She kept the energy focused but light on the day and we all felt absolutely amazing. I have never looked better. Thank you, Alana!Sent on 03/24/2020
Kirsten · Married on 10/19/2019
As someone who hates getting their make up done, Alana made the experience easy and actually enjoyable! During my trial, she was so open and eager to create my perfect vision and was so patient when I couldn’t describe what I wanted clearly:) on my wedding day it was like seeing an old friend again and she killed it. My make up was exactly what I had envisioned and lasted all night without feeling thick or gross. I would highly recommend her and would love to work with her again.Sent on 11/04/2019
Caitlin · Married on 09/29/2019
Amazing and Skiled!
Alana truly worked magic on me and my bridesmaids for my wedding! She was absolutely wonderful - a true professional who was able to expediently transform all of us with her skills into polished beauties. Alana was very easy to talk to and to work with - she was sure to ask about any photo references to make up I liked and was great at emulating that. I preferred a natural, glowing look for my make up and Alana certainly delivered! She is warm hearted and easy going, and again, a consummate professional!Sent on 10/23/2019
Clare · Married on 09/14/2019
She's a genius!
Alana and Katie Kelly hair were my "getting pretty" team for my September wedding and oh my goodness I could not have chosen a better team. Alana is *so* incredible. I don't usually wear much makeup, but she nailed the "soft glam" look she prides herself on - I looked like me, only much prettier. She even kept my freckles visible! (They are an integral part of my face!). She also managed to calm down the very stressed mums and make them feel gorgeous, and made my team of bridespeople feel confident and beautiful. Not only is she super talented, but she is absolutely lovely. Exactly the sort of calming energy you want around on your wedding day. If you want to feel prettier than you have ever felt, hire her for your wedding. You absolutely won't regret it.Sent on 09/29/2019
Gabrielle N. · Married on 09/14/2019
Alana is the best!
Alana did such an amazing job for our wedding. I was definitely stressed about my hair and make up for the wedding because it was raining and it ended up being a hot day - Alana dealt with my craziness with grace & made sure that everyone looked absolutely gorgeous on the day of through the full day. I had a mix of bridesmaids, junior bridesmaids & moms on the day of and she accommodated the most glam to the least glam and everyone in between. I've been in a lot of weddings and I've never seen someone able to accommodate so many different looks & so beautifully. Everyone's make up looked flawless from the minute they were finished through the rain, 3 hours of a pictures, a ceremony, hours of dancing and then a bonfire after party. She also stopped by the venue right before the ceremony for touch ups (not that I even needed them) just to ease my concern. On top of being amazing at what she does, she's also a beautiful person who had such a calming presence throughout the whole process. I can't thank her enough & would recommend her to anyone needing make up services!Sent on 10/04/2019
Suzanne B. · Married on 08/24/2019
She did a wonderful job on everyone from Bride to Mother of the Groom! I was looking for the "no make-up" look and did an amazing job!Sent on 11/19/2019
Jessica J. · Married on 07/19/2019
Alana was crucial!
Alana was an absolute joy to work with for my wedding. We got married on July 19, 2019 - and it was BLAZING hot. Between the heat and the humidity from a random sunshower an hour before our outdoor ceremony was to start, I was SURE I'd look a sweaty mess by the time I walked down the aisle. Boy, was I wrong. But let me back up.
Alana arrived promptly and immediately began her set up. We had worked out the order of the bridesmaids ahead of time, and she got right to work. She worked with each girl to find the best look for their skin and complexion. Every single one of the girls looked beautiful.
When it came time for me, I asked Alana if she could up slightly from our trial. She took my request in stride and executed it flawlessly. She constantly reassured me that I would NOT look sweaty in photos, and touched me up once more before she left.
Alana was 100% right. I could feel the heat hanging in the air, yet my face looked absolutely flawless. My husband and guests remarked multiple times how amazed they were that I looked like I was not the least bit bothered by the heat. And my photos proved it. Alana is a true miracle worker, a badass woman, and a kind-hearted soul. If I was financially able to, I'd hire Alana as my private make-up artist, so that I could feel as glamorous and gorgeous going to Target as I did on my wedding day. Thank you times one million for being such a crucial part of my wedding day.Sent on 10/03/2019
Bethany · Married on 07/14/2019
Just the best!
Alana did makeup for me and my bridesmaids, and I can't recommend her enough. She helped me achieve a natural look that made me feel like the most beautiful version of myself. She also adapted to all of my bridesmaids' requests—there was a range of styles and levels of glam—and everyone looked gorgeous! Perhaps the most impressive part of it all was that everyone's makeup lasted beautifully over the course of my mid-July outdoor wedding. And I have to emphasize that Alana is the loveliest, sweetest, most relaxed person—exactly the vibe you want on the morning of your wedding to help ease any potential anxiety. Thank you Alana!! You are a gem.Sent on 08/04/2019
Molly · Married on 07/05/2019
Amazing to Work With
Alana did my make up for my July wedding. She also did make up for my mother and 6 bridesmaids. She was wonderful to work with and did an excellent job. Everyone felt so beautiful and comfortable in their makeup the day of the wedding. I could not recommend her enough!Sent on 07/08/2019
Jen · Married on 06/30/2019
Alana is talented, personable and such a pleasure to work with!
Alana is an absolutely wonderful makeup artist! She is so easy to talk to and as someone who isn't used to wearing much makeup, she really listened to any concerns I had and was incredibly flexible and adaptive. She created a final look that was glammed up but also felt like me, and by some magic it lasted through the after after party! She also created absolutely stunning looks for my five bridesmaids, mom and mother in law and kept the wedding morning stress free by not only creating a seamless schedule but leaving plenty of time for touch ups ensuring everyone looked and felt their best! Through Alana, we also found Katie Kelly who is a master at bridal hair. Together they make the perfect hair and makeup team and I'd recommend them in a heartbeat!Sent on 07/19/2019
Allison · Married on 06/23/2019
Most beautiful bridal makeup!
Alana is so incredibly talented patient and kind. She listened to all my thoughts and concerns and she made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day! I had a huge bridal party and she was totally cool about it and made everyone look their absolute best! My mother was going through chemotherapy during my wedding and Alana paid extra attention to her. She felt and looked so beautiful! It really meant so much to the both of us. If you're looking for a makeup artist that is talented, fast and really listens to what you want I would 100% suggest BEAUTY by Alana Maria.
Thanks again for everything!
-AllisonSent on 11/06/2019
Kaela K. · Married on 06/22/2019
Alana did such an amazing job. I was so blown away at how gorgeous she made everyone look including my six bridesmaids and mother. With a June wedding, I went in for a hair and makeup trial in February with the idea that I wanted a "natural" look, however I quickly realized that I needed a little more glam. Alana accommodated a re-trial in late May and I am SO glad I went in for one. She made me look like a true bride without overdoing it. I highly recommend Alana for your day-of makeup. She is truly an artist.Sent on 12/03/2019
Maura · Married on 06/08/2019
The most talented, kind, wonderful artists!
Alana and Katie are the best team! They are responsive, helpful, patient and SO talented. They make you feel taken care of and so special on your special day! They will help you find the right look for you if you are indecisive, or flawlessly execute the look you know you want! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!Sent on 11/27/2019
Julia P. · Married on 05/18/2019
Alana is awesome!
Alana did my makeup for my wedding, along with my bridesmaids, my mother, and my husband's mom. Everyone looked amazing! It stayed all day and she was so great and efficient to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an upcoming wedding!Sent on 05/25/2019