Style is what you do with it!
I have had a passion for art my entire life. To me, beauty lies within everything and everyone. Makeup has always been another creative outlet for me. As a young girl, I often experimented different “looks” on anyone who would let me work on them. This is something that I have continued to do throughout my life to this day.
After a long corporate career, I decided to focus on my passion for makeup. In 2008 I attended Capri Institute in Paramus, NJ, obtaining a designation as a Skin Care and Makeup Specialist. I am also a licensed NJ Skin Care Specialist. I further received a designation as a Certified Makeup Artist, as well as trained in Airbrush Makeup at Temptu’s headquarters in New York City. Continuing my education is a priority for me & I am always looking for new classes, techniques & products.
In 2014 I moved with my family from New Jersey to the St. Louis area and I absolutely love living here! Aside from my passion for makeup, I am a major foodie. I love trying new restaurants as well as cooking up new recipes. I also love pretty much anything creative, If I can think of it I will think of a way to make it a reality.
I believe the face is a canvas and that everyone has their own unique beauty. Beauty cannot be measured against set standards, but against how we feel about ourselves. Masking beauty behind makeup is not my approach, rather, creating a more beautiful, enhanced version of the “you” that already exists. I look forward to helping you define your own standard of beauty.
Due to durability and superior application, I choose to work primarily with airbrush foundation. I do have cream foundations as well, and usually use them in conjunction with airbrush.
All services are on location only.
Trial $150.00 (includes false lashes)
Wedding Day Application $175.00 (includes false lashes)
Wedding Day Application $100.00 (includes false lashes)Please note, there is a Minimal Service Amount for Bridal Bookings of $500.00
This is non-refundable and is needed to secure your date. Your date is not booked until both the retainer and signed contract are received. The retainer amount will be deducted from your total due for wedding day services.
Trials must be paid at the time of service.
Single Makeup Application $125.00
Makeup Lesson w/Shopping Trip to Ulta or Sephora, 2 hours $200.00
Makeup Lesson using Client's own products with recommended products, 1 hour $150.00
Thinking of gathering the girls for something different? How about an evening of makeup tutorials? Or thinking of hitting the town with your best gals and want to look extra special? I am available for group makeup lessons & sessions. Contact me and we can think up something special for your group.
Early Arrival Fee (For Arrivals earlier than 7:00am): $100.00
Travel Fee: $25 for every 20 miles outside limit – limit area is within 25 miles of 63021 (Ballwin, MO)
Any Hotel parking or valet costs incurred by artist(s)
"Debbie is AMAZING! Professional & very knowledgable at what she does!! Highly recommend her for any event that you may need a little extra glam for!” Lauren S.
“I RECENTLY WATCHED DEBBIE DO MAKEUP FOR ONE OF MY BRIDES AND SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY GREAT! SHE WAS FRIENDLY, AND VERY KNOWLEDGABLE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!” ASHLEY C.
“Debbie is simply the best!!!!! Very professional and personable. Her talent far exceeded my expectations for my wedding! I felt beautiful and confident on my big day.” Casey P.
“YOU HONESTLY MADE ME NOT ONLY LOOK BEAUTIFUL BUT FEEL BEAUTIFUL (YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THAT TOOK FOR ME TO ACTUALLY SAY HAHA) THANK YOU DEBBIE FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR US ON MY WEDDING DAY. I AM SO HAPPY TO SAY THAT I HAVE A MAKEUP ARTIST AND FRIEND FOR LIFE! XOXO” TIZIANA K.
“Debbie is wonderful! I am so grateful that we found her! She was easy and fun to work with, and she was always quick to respond and professional. She was very thorough in explaining her process, and passionate in what she was doing. I would definitely recommend her to any friends/family that are looking to have their makeup done for a special occasion. Thank you so much Debbie, for making me feel like a princess on my wedding day! I couldn’t have been happier!” Erin H. “TO THIS DAY, NO ONE HAS COME CLOSE TO DOING THE JOB DEBBIE DID. SHE IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST! I WISH THAT SHE WAS IN NEW JERSEY FOR MY WEDDING BECAUSE AFTER HAVING HER, I REFUSED TO PAY FOR ANYONE ELSE!!!” MEAGHAN A.
“We found Debbie by accident when the original make up artist for my daughter’s wedding kept putting us off and not responding to setting up dates. Debbie was a Godsend…quick to respond and was at our house 4 days later doing a practice run. She has a wonderful personality and the make up she does is so natural looking and beautiful. I highly recommend her!” Melinda R.
In my experience I have found that airbrush makeup gives the most flawless finish to the face. It is lightweight yet provides excellent, build-able coverage. It is sweat-proof, tear-proof and can last an insanely long time. It holds up extremely well in high heat & humidity and I find that it really is the best overall foundation option. I’m somewhat of a minimalist, preferring only to work with products that I find to be tested and true. That being said, I carry a variety of Temptu airbrush formulas in my kit and choose the formula that will work best with your skin type.
Your makeup will last all day, into the night. It is extremely durable. I really take my time researching and testing the products I use to ensure they provide the longest and best wear possible.
Yes, if you can do it, it is 100% worth the cost to spend money on your wedding makeup (& hair!). It is an investment that is complimentary to your dress, shoes, flowers and every other detail you put into your “big day”. Your face will be forever captured in your wedding photography and you want that face to be a flawless reflection of that image you’ve dreamed and planned for. A professional makeup artist will use all of the right products & techniques from start to finish that will work with your face & modern photography. If you cannot afford to have your makeup professionally done for your big day, then I highly recommend scheduling a makeup lesson with a professional prior to your wedding day, leaving ample time to purchase your products and practice your look to get it just right.
There are reasons why the bride’s makeup costs a bit more than the other members of the bridal party. Some factors are time spent on coordination, contracts and other behind the scenes things that need to happen in order for the wedding day to run smoothly. Additionally, more time is devoted to the bride on the actual day than the other bridal party members. One last thing to consider are items that are used on the bride that are not used for other bridal party members, which can include eye gels, skin masks or other luxury items.
I am somewhat of a product junkie for being one that is a minimalist. I love to try out new products and formulas. I have tools & products in my personal & professional kit that range from e.l.f. to NARS and everything in between. Some of my personal favorites are Anastasia, NARS, Viseart, Urban Decay, MAC, Laura Mercier & Too Faced. I am not loyal to any one brand. I don’t think that there is any one brand out there that has hit a home run with every product in their line.
Bridal bookings are generally done on key booking dates during wedding season. Once your date is booked, I cannot book another client for that date. Should you choose to cancel, the likeliness of booking another client that date is slim.
For bookings & inquiries, please contact me!
Phone: 636.422.0195 (call or text)