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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. 

skin that looks like skin

it's not just makeup on the wedding day

A boutique experience with years of expertise

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.

a calming,
comfortable presence
to start your wedding
day without worry

makeup that
looks as good
in real life as it does on camera

check if we're available for your date

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We require a signed contract and retainer to lock in your date with us. Once this is complete - it's a done deal!

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We recommend scheduling a trial 2-6 months out from the wedding day when your vision is ultra fresh. This is our time to get to know each other more and bring your look to life in person. We'll send you our calendar when the time is ready to book!

Once we meet in person, we send over any skincare recommendations or skincare regimen refinements that we think will help get your skin in its best shape for the day.

We set up complimentary phone or video calls for mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom, or step parents that would like to discuss preferences for their look so they get the special treatment too.

the experience

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Before we leave we make sure you and every single person gets a final touch up to make their makeup look as flawless as the last person who had theirs done so no one has to worry about their place in the schedule as you eat, drink, and laugh through your best day ever.

You can expect us to take 45 minutes with each person - but an hour for the bride so you never feel rushed and have time if we need to make any subtle tweaks.

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The day arrives - we always arrive at least 15 minutes before our start time to set up and get settled so you know we'll be sticking to schedule.

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We'll coordinate with other vendors to create an organized schedule for the day to keep us on track so you get to live fully present in the moment of your wedding day. You're free to have fun with your girls instead of rushing and frantically running around finding who goes next!

let's do this

FAQ

can i book a trial before committing?

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.

do you travel?

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!

is airbrush makeup the right choice for me?

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. 

do i need TO ADD touch up hours IN MY PACKAGE?

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.

what policies have you implemented to deal with changes due to covid-19?

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. 

covid-19

"Alexa was there for us with positive vibes. Not only that, but the makeup she did was flawless and amazing. Everyone looked gorgeous just classic and elegant without looking too done up-- exactly what we wanted. " - Danielle N.

"Alexa fully understood and cared so much about what I wanted, and she seriously delivered!" -Megan H.

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Alexa was unbelievable to work with and is by far the most talented makeup artist I have worked with. She can do both a very light/natural look or a more dramatic look. I had the pleasure of working with her for both my rehearsal dinner and wedding day where we changed up the looks (dramatic for rehearsal, more natural for wedding). She is unbelievably kind and helpful. The day of the wedding she was so calming and amazing to be around. She listens to what you want and gets it perfect. I can never use another makeup artist again, I’m obsessed!

Alexandra I.

Alexa is THE BEST - book her, book her, book her!! After my trial with Alexa it was such an easy decision to have her do my makeup for my wedding. She really listens to what you want. I wanted a very natural look as I don’t normally wear a ton of makeup. She made me look like me but elevated and it was exactly what I was looking for! Not only did I feel and look my best but so did my bridesmaids, mom and mother in law! I will definitely use Alexa again anytime I want to get my makeup done because she is the best!! Not only does her work speak for herself but she is very organised and professional. She sends you everything you need ahead of time and also helps you with a skin care routine leading up to the wedding. During the day she was on it with the timeline and made sure all the girls were good to go! She was so positive and fantastic to work with. If you’re looking for makeups - no need to look further! You will be thrilled with Alexa!! Thank you Alexa, for making me feel so beautiful and like myself on my wedding day!!

Amy C.

I loved working with Alexa on my wedding-day! She is truly a fantastic make-up artist. She is so talented, professional and fun to work with. My wedding day started out really hectic, behind schedule and chaotic. I was so overwhelmed, but Alexa just rolled with it and did an amazing job! She definitely brings a calming presence with her, and for that, I was so grateful. By the time I left her chair, I felt beautiful, relaxed, and ready to take on the day! She does AMAZING work - my bridesmaids and I were so happy with how our makeup looked. It lasted all day and night and I couldn’t have been more pleased. I’d highly recommend Alexa and would absolutely work with her again if I ever need my make up done professionally.

Christine O.

BOOK HER NOW!!! Like most brides - I cared the most about make up - it’s high stakes! I found her on insta and automatically loved her style. She makes you feel like your most beautiful self. She is extremely responsive, professional and most importantly talented. She has the wow factor every bride is looking for on the big day! Set up your trial and you’ll see the talent!

Dani P.

I highly recommend Alexa! She is very professional, accommodating and simply so nice to work with. She did my makeup as well as my family’s and we all were so happy with how we looked. I really am not that into makeup so she used the images I showed her as well as her creativity and created a look that I felt confident & beautiful with. I cannot recommend her more and can’t wait to use her for another occasion!

Jamie W.

Alexa was great to work with. I was a little unsure about what to do for my makeup, and she was able to work with me and my vague ideas and create a stunning look. On the day of the wedding my makeup looked even better than it did during the trial. It was a hot summer day in the city, which is always a makeup killer, yet my makeup stayed PERFECT all nigh even after hours of sweating and being in the sun. It was honestly the best I have ever looked.

Kerry W.

Absolutely amazing. To start, she’s incredibly sweet and calming — great presence for you day. She was SO communicative and responsive in the lead-up…she helped me decide on products to prep my skin and recommended lip colors for my engagement shoot. She also proactively reached out during the pandemic just to check in on her brides. Besides all that, her taking is BEYOND. I’ve always worn makeup, but I was truly stunned when I saw myself in the mirror. The way my skin flowed with perfect blend to my neck was unlike anything I’d seen, and she made my best features pop. She listens to what you want but also uses her expertise to craft the best result for you, specifically. She can do any look — we did a bold red lip with bronze smokey eye for my rehearsal, but switched it up to a more matte and neutral look for my wedding day. I was equally obsessed with both. Book her!

Lindsey H.

Alexa was the most amazing makeup artist for our wedding day!! She gave me and my bridesmaids a gorgeous and glamorous - but incredibly natural - look that w wanted. The process with Alexa from booking the trial to the wedding day was incredibly easy and Smoot. I’m very grateful to her for sharing her talents with us and I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Marissa K.

Alexa was the BEST! She not only did an incredible job and made me feel beautiful, but she was also so calm and put together the morning of that it helped make everything run smoothly! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Maura M.

Alexa was the most amazing makeup artist for our wedding day!! She gave me and my bridesmaids a gorgeous and glamorous - but incredibly natural - look that w wanted. The process with Alexa from booking the trial to the wedding day was incredibly easy and Smoot. I’m very grateful to her for sharing her talents with us and I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Sarah B.

Alexa was simply incredible. She tackled my May wedding with ease and grace. Coming out of Covid, it was an extra-special treat to feel our best. Sure, I combined through Pinterest for inspiration, but when you hire Alexa, you’re hiring her for her deep knowledge of skin and makeup. She helps you prep your skin for the big day in advance, and gives suggestions based on your facial features to make sure your final look is perfect. With Alexa, you’ll look like YOU on your big day, just flawless. I’m sitting here thinking of events I can work with Alexa for just so I can feel that pretty again!

Sarah D.

Alexa is absolutely the best. I have never liked how my make up turned out when it was done professionally until I met Alexa. She was kind, collaborative, and helpful throughout the entire process. I absolutely LOVED how I looked on my wedding day. I received so many compliments and would without a doubt recommend her to any bride.

Stacey S.

Alexa is so fantastic! My friends kept saying how they thought Alexa provided the best makeup services they had ever received, and I completely agree! She made all of us feel so beautiful, with different skin tones, eye shapes, etc. And not only is her individual skill set amazing, but she’s so kind and lovely to work with . Thank you for everything, Alexa!

Stephanie D.

Alexa is so amazing! For our NYC wedding , we chose a low-key city hall elopement, just the two of us. I’m not big on makeup and glam in my day-to-day, but I sill wanted it to feel elegant and special. Alexa was phenomenal and made me feel so beautiful - but still like me. She asked a lot of questions during the planning about what I wanted and how I wanted to feel on the day, and she was so knowledgable, caring, flexible and accommodating. Super great energy and fun to be around on your big day - highly recommend!

Una L.