Whether you’re an experienced model or still a little bit camera-shy, a makeup artist can help you show off more confidence and personality in front of the camera. From airbrush makeup to false eyelashes and hair extensions, getting your makeup done is a must for any professional photo or video shoot. Since each makeup artist has their own specialty, however, you’ll want to find the right one for the occasion. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of our favorite makeup artists in Dallas for your personal or professional photo/video projects in 2020.
Don’t forget to put some thought in your photographer and venue, too! A talented makeup artist will work with your photographer to create the best look for the venue and lighting conditions. From a modern event space with makeup stations, to to a chic photo studio with unique props, you’ll find dozens of great venues on Peerspace that you can rent by the day or hour in Dallas. The Peerspace Concierge can help you line up a photographer and camera gear, too!
1. Jenny Torry
Among the most talented makeup artists in Dallas is Jenny Torry, who started out her career as a painter before transitioning into makeup. She takes a painter’s approach to her technique, believing that “makeup enhances [a model’s] natural features and magnifies their beauty that already exists.”
Her business, J Torry Makeup and Hair Artisty, specializes in bridal makeup, and has appeared on South Asian Bride, Wedding Wire, and other bridal websites. But Jenny’s skills aren’t limited to weddings, and she’s just as happy to provide services for engagement and boudoir shoots, senior portraits, quinceaneras, maternity and family photos, and more. She’s also worked in print and commercial photography, and offers makeup 101 classes and private lessons.
2. Kay Castro
Kay Castro is another well-rounded makeup artist in Dallas who specializes in media makeup for video and print. Her experience on film and TV sets means that she knows how to create a “flawless on film” look for models of any gender, ethnicity, or skin tone. Her work has appeared in Maxim, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy, making her a go-to choice for fashion and lifestyle shoots in Dallas. She also offers wedding packages, as well as private makeup lessons.
3. Beautify Me
Beautify Me is run by Malysa Correa, a makeup artist and hair stylist with experience in media makeup, bridal makeup, and more. Whether she’s working with a TV network, a corporation, or a bridal party, she brings the same level of skill and dedication to her craft. Her services include traditional and airbrush makeup, hair styling, and more, with half- and full-day rates for media productions. Choose her for a TV commerical, documentary, music video, or a wedding.
Paige Anderson is a hair and makeup artist in Dallas who provides stylish looks for commercial and lifestyle photography. Her fashion makeup has appeared on the cover of Gladys magazine, while her men’s grooming techniques have been featured in Dapper. With experience working with men, women, and children, Paige is a great choice for editorial photo shoots of all kinds.
Beauty & the Blush has been offering makeup services in Dallas since 2009. Founder Rayven Walker describes her makeup style as “soft, romantic and organic — anything but fussy” with a mix of “glamour and sophistication.” Her focus is on wedding day makeup, but she also offers services for other occasions, such as headshots, senior portraits, family portraits, and more.
You can book a beauty preview session, a bridal photo session, or a wedding party package that includes full-face makeup and false eyelashes for all of your bridesmaids.
6. Penny Sadler
Penny Sadler is a commercial makeup artist in Dallas, providing services for media, corporate, and artistic photo sessions. Her goal is to create a “professional, polished image” for celebrities, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and more. Although based in Dallas, Penny travels frequently, and shares her top travel makeup tips in the media and on her blog.
From destination weddings in Florida to corporate boardrooms and film productions, Penny has provided makeovers, male grooming, and skin care consultations to CEOs, celebrities, and everyday models alike. Whether you need a haircut and color, special FX makeup, or even wardrobe advice, Penny knows how to get you camera ready for any kind of project you have in mind.
Desiree Phillips is an all-around makeup artist who offers bridal and editorial services, makeup lessons, “glam sessions,” and more. Her work has appeared on major magazine covers and in ad campaigns for brands like Humble Flourish. But one of her specialties is providing personal makeup services for women who want help shopping for and applying their cosmetics. Desiree uses her experience behind the makeup counter to choose the best products for each client.
She also has experience with fashion and runway makeup, red carpet events, and HD photo shoots, having worked with celebrities and sports stars in the Dallas area. Hire Desiree for a photoshoot in this professional film studio with a private makeup area and dressing room.
Cass Marie offers makeup services for special events of all kinds, including proms, weddings, family portraits, and more. Her style is perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings throughout the North Texas area. Whether you’re a high school student looking for senior portraits or an aspiring male model building your portfolio, Cass Marie will help you look great on camera. She’s one of the top makeup artists in Dallas after all!
Remember, choosing a makeup artist is only part of the equation. All of the makeup in the world — and even collaboration with the best makeup artists in Dallas — won’t help if you choose a dark and dingy room with poor lighting equipment. When you look for a venue on Peerspace, you’ll find spaces that are designed for photo shoots, such as this great studio in the Design District with built-in hair and makeup stations.
And if you choose something more eclectic, like this artsy underground cavern, you can call up the Concierge service to have professional camera and lighting gear delivered. They’ll make sure that your makeup artist and photographer have all of the equipment they need to do their best work!