your wedding WITH US

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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 every bride on a skincare plan or regimen to get their 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 a 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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After your contract is signed, we'll start to work on a mood board via phone or video to start to get your style and vision articulated. 

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We recommend scheduling your 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 typically spend 1.5-2 hours here until we can really solidify a look that you feel extremely comfortable and confident in.

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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