A BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH YEARS OF EXPERTISE 

MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AS GOOD IN REAL LIFE AS IT DOES ON CAMERA.

SKIN THAT LOOKS LIKE SKIN.

A calming, comfortable presence that starts your day without worry.

Our Values

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'll bring a calm, put together, and easygoing presence so you can focus on hanging with friends and family without being overpowered. 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 for the day.

We pay big attention to detail. 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 introduce yourself on your important day. 

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

We have an amazing team of artists, so we are able to accommodate for as many people as you need.

Alexa is based on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, and is currently accepting weddings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island City, The Hamptons, and destination locations upon request.
The Alexa Rae Makeup team is accepting weddings in all the above areas, with the addition of Westchester, Jersey City and Hoboken. 

I've always worn makeup, but I was truly stunned when I saw myself in the mirror. The way my skin glowed 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!

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Lindsey H.

BOOK HER NOW!!! Like most brides- I cared the most about make up- it’s high stakes! I found her on Instagram 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 their big day! 

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Dani P.

THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST. Alexa does a perfect job of making you feel like the best version of yourself. I'm not a big make up gal and wanted a natural look and Alexa made me look so natural, but also glamorous at the same time. She just gets it. 

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Sarah B.

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!

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Steph D.

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! 

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Alex I.

Alexa was simply incredible. She tackled my May wedding with ease and grace. Sure, I combed 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!

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Sarah D.

Alexa was absolutely amazing. She worked with us and was patient and supportive throughout all of the uncertainties around our wedding due to COVID. We decided to have a smaller wedding at our original venue and 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. She is beyond talented, I can't wait for an excuse to work with her again!

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Danielle N.

Alexa did an amazing job with my makeup! She made me feel so at ease on my big day! She showed up early and got set up right away! She understood my vision and really made me feel the prettiest I have ever felt. I typically hate getting my makeup done because I turn out looking like someone I cannot even recognize, but Alexa knew exactly what to do to make me look and feel soo naturally beautiful!

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Amy G.

Alexa did my makeup for my wedding and I still can’t get over it. It sounds vain, but I considered makeup the most important part of the day. Therefore, I wanted the perfect artist. I reached out to Alexa, she had the magic blend of editorial, high-fashion, celebrity, and bridal looks in her portfolio. She was incredibly knowledgeable and professional, without being intimidating. I was absolutely obsessed with the smoky bronze eye, pinky lip, and flawless skin look she did for my wedding day. Not to mention, it held up against the sudden Montauk mist that descended on the ceremony! My friends and family, who had their makeup done by Alexa, were equally infatuated with their looks. If you can book Alexa, do it. 

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Jessica G.