Working with Alexa Rae Makeup is working with a human who cares. You'll get one on one attention from the second you book. We pay big attention to detail - and that goes for our actual makeup process as well as our communication process leading up to the big day. We want you to have that cozy feeling of hugging your artist on the morning of your wedding - vs. having to introducing yourself on your important day.
Makeup with us is built on the foundation of skincare. As a licensed esthetician and skincare expert, Alexa pays special attention to work with you on a skincare plan or regimen to get your skin in its best shape leading up to the wedding day. We are experts in creating makeup looks that feel flawless yet comfortable, and not ever heavy or cakey. We include airbrush makeup with every package because we believe for many brides this formula is the key to your naturally flawless complexion that stays put all day and night.
We provide more value than just showing up. We work with you closely to bring your vision to life through getting to know you, your style, and your vision. And no worries if you don't have one...we'll help create one for you. We include video calls for you to discuss your look and collaboratively create a visual mood board prior to your in person trial. We also offer these calls complimentary for MOBs or MOGs to get some special treatment and put their mind at ease.
We will never be the kind of artists that show up like a tornado - arriving late or looking like a hot mess. We'll bring a calm, put together, and easygoing presence that blends into the atmosphere so you can focus on hanging with friends and family without being overpowered by a huge personality. We want you to feel comfortable, and have a good time without having to worry to even check how you look because we'll be your mirror - we've got your back!
With a vast experience working with every type of photographer - we design your makeup look to work with the camera. We will do our research to make sure we understand your photographer's lighting and editing style so we can tailor your makeup to look flawless whether their photo style is dark and moody or light and airy. While keeping this in mind, we'll never be heavy handed. We prioritize you feeling comfortable and like your best self in real life over anything.
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Yes! You can book a trial before committing to locking in the date. I always like to note that if you do choose to book your trial prior to the date, your date is not held unless there is a contract signed and retainer paid.
Yes! We travel to wherever you might be getting married! We are based in Manhattan but travel to Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, The Hamptons, Montauk, Westchester, Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and other areas upon request!
Airbrush makeup is something we love for our brides. It offers an incredible flawless finish that photographs amazing while still looking natural, healthy, radiant and "like skin" in person. Airbrush is especially amazing and a MUST for those with oily skin or with events in the hotter months (may-september). This waterproof formula stays put through oil, sweat, tears, and 5 hours of dancing kind of sweat. A no brainer, for some- but this may not necessarily be for everyone! We will always let you know once we see your skin in person what will be the absolute best formula for you.
If your wedding is during a hotter month, or you have oily skin...if you are a crier...if mom is a crier...if it might be windy or rain...the answer is yes. We always strive to make every single client's makeup as flawless as possible, but of course there are just elements that we cannot plan for. You didn't spend money on a kick ass photographer and makeup artist for your makeup to look flawless for the first hour of the day and get ruined after taking the first two hours of photos - to look not so perfect as you walk down the aisle. Touch ups ensure that you (and your bridal party!) will look your absolute best through the entire night.
We have a whole page dedicated to the actions that we take to keep ourselves, or kits, and, most importantly our clients, safe. We also share our policies regarding postponed wedding dates and cancellations. You can see all of that information on the page linked below.