Finding the right makeup artist in Houston comes down to knowing what you want to get out of a project. Are you planning an engagement shoot, working on your modeling portfolio, or creating an Instagram ad campaign? While many makeup artists can offer a broad range of skills, some of them specialize in particular types of projects, so doing research ahead of time can be a big help. We’ve picked out eight of our favorite makeup artists in Houston to get you started, as well as some Peerspace venues that we think they’d be perfectly suited for.
With plenty of venues to choose from all over Houston, you’ll find spaces that are ready to go right out of the box, such as this visual warehouse near the Galleria or this industrial studio in downtown with lots of natural light. Other spaces can be set up to suit your production with a little help from the Concierge service, as well as some lighting and camera gear.
Jen Marine is a makeup artist in Houston who offers services for beauty, fashion, editorial, and bridal shoots. Whether you need new headshots for LinkedIn or an album cover to market your new music release, Jen has worked with musicians, yoga instructors, and professional models in the Houston area for years. With a background in fine arts, she brings her unique skills and sense of color theory to her work behind the camera.
She’s worked with major musicians, such as Panic! at the Disco, as well as celebrities like Kerri Strug and Chris Colfer. She’s also appeared in Women’s Day, Texas Monthly, and other print publications. Her half-day rates for commercial productions start at $350, while headshots and portfolios start at $200. She also offers makeup services for men and for girls ages 12 and under.
Hart My Style is a makeup studio run by Liz Hartman and her team. They offer bridal makeup, hairstyling, false lashes, and more, ensuring that everyone in your bridal party looks their best on your big day. Hart My Style works with brides of all backgrounds, and can provide makeup services for Asian and South Asian weddings, in addition to traditional American styles.
Hart My Style isn’t just for weddings, though. They can also get you styled up for boudoir and engagement photos, fashion shows, commercial film shoots, and more. Travel is included for locations up to five miles away, so choose a photo studio on Peerspace and get started!
3. Devin Harvey
Devin Harvey is your go-to makeup artist in Houston for eye-catching commercial photography. She’s worked with brands like Nordstrom and the NCAA, and her styles have appeared on the cover of People and a variety of TV networks. She’s as comfortable working with avant-garde fashion models as she is with celebrities, politicians, and modern brides. Choose Devin for a photo or video production at this professional broadcast studio on Peerspace.
Pink Palette Artists offer their clients “artistry with a feminine touch” from an award-winning hair and makeup team in Houston. They offer services for weddings, photo shoots, runway events, theater productions, quinceaneras, proms, and more. They also offer workshops on everyday makeup techniques, as well as how to use the TEMPTU Airbrush Pro Machine.
They’ve styled celebrities like Olympic gymast Simone Biles, as well as various Telemundo and TV stars. Choose them for a straightforward hair-and-makeup session at their Houston studio, or hire them for a photo or video production at a local Peerspace venue.
Among the most talented makeup artists in Houston, Ashley Adams is currently booking brides for 2020 up until spring 2021. Her bridal party packages include a preview and consulation, on-location wedding services, post-ceremony touch-ups, and more. Ashley is also available for personal bookings at her studio for “Soft Glam,” “Detailed Glam,” and “Divine” makeup styles with false lashes.
Prefer to do your makeup yourself? She also offers group classes for everyday women, as well asa Makeup Artist Masterclass for professionals to help you create your own signature style.
Hey Lovely is a Houston-based makeup team that can travel anywhere in the world for a photoshoot or destination wedding. Offering a boutique experience, they can provide a new look for a special event or a collection of stylish Instagram photos. Their work has appeared on ESPN, HBO, and HGTV, and in magazines such as Brides of Houston and Martha Stewart Weddings.
They offer a range of beauty services, including hair extensions, eyebrow shaping, airbrushing, and more. They also have experience with lifestyle and commercial shoots, and are ideal for a modern home or cooking show in a contemporary light-filled home like this one.
7. Lisa Pelayo
Lisa Pelayo has over a decade of experience working in the beauty industry, and has trained in New York and LA to learn about HD video and photo lighting techniques. In addition to makeup services, she offers lash extensions, custom airbrush tanning, and tattoo cover-ups. She has a licensed hairstylist who works with her on bridal services, and can also help you create a new look for a prom, portrait shoot, boudoir photoshoot, or PR event.
Finally, don’t miss Adorne Artistry, a small team of makeup artists in Houston offering a luxury makeup experience. They describe their style as “natural, romantic, and dreamy,” and you can choose to be pampered in their modern, chic salon, or bring them to your own location by way of their mobile studio. From senior portraits to editorial and lifestyle shoots, they can adapt to any photo or video production you have in mind. They also offer makeup workshops and meet-and-greets with lifestyle bloggers like Emily Herren of Champagne & Chanel.
A proper makeup application should last you all day, and many of these makeup artists provide touch-up kits so you don’t have to worry about anything. But if you’re shooting under hot studio lights, it’s best to have a makeup artist available to keep you camera ready all day long. That’s why many of these MUAs offer full-day or half-day rates for photo and video productions. Just make sure to book a profesional Peerspace venue with a makeup area and you’ll be all set!