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Danielle Bender, makeup artist  photo by melissa stimpson photography

Danielle Bender, makeup artist

photo by melissa stimpson photography

I have been fascinated with makeup for as long as I can remember. From how it is used in film to craft characters, scenes and even feelings to how its use in “the real world” can influence our confidence and help us to express our creativity.

I was privileged to train with Emmy-nominated makeup artist Kerry Herta who taught me the ins and outs of HD and airbrush makeup artistry. Since then I have utilized these skills in working with countless (amazing!) brides as well as photographers and video production companies.

I enjoy all modalities of makeup artistry and am happy to create any look you desire. That being said, all makeup artists have their “thing”. For me it is perfect complexions and clean, natural makeup. Brides that look radiant and yet recognizable! I joke that I get all the PTSD brides; the ones who have had a negative experience with having their makeup done and now they are afraid They may have felt like it was caked on and they didn't look or feel like themselves at all. Thankfully, someone always seems to say “call Danielle!”. I get a lot of referrals this way and and a lot of brides who end up coming to me for a lighter touch. That being said, I can do anything you want. Which is important because you will likely have diverse makeup tastes within your bridal party. The important thing is that everyone feels comfortable so they can feel confident in photos and be able to relax and enjoy the day. Or at least worry about something other than makeup!

Your wedding day is one of the most amazing days of your life and getting ready is a huge part of that. When I got married in October 2018 everyone asked me “are you going to do your own makeup?” My answer was always the same. “Hell, no! I am not touching a brush.”

I advise you to do the same.

-Danielle

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Bridal Rates

Makeup
$120 - Bride
$85 - Bridal Party/Moms
$75 - Trial Run
$20 - Lashes

Hair
$120 - Bride
$75 - Bridal Party/Moms
$65 - Trial Run

Photo/Video Rates

Available on request.

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Reviews

“She’s amazing . . “

“Danielle was INCREDIBLE!! For my wedding in August, I initially booked a company that was mediocre mainly because I was nervous I wouldn’t have one for the day of my wedding. Luckily my brother got married three months before me and my sister-in-law hired Danielle for her makeup. For this wedding, my sister and I decided not to get our makeup done because in previous weddings ours always seemed to come out way too heavy and we always wished we’d saved the money and just done it ourselves. However, when we saw the other bridesmaids’ makeup and bride’s makeup done by Danielle, for the first time we wished we had gotten it done. She did such an amazing job with the natural look - everyone’s makeup looked absolutely stunning. I asked Danielle that day if she was open on my wedding date and luckily she was :) I was so stressed about what my makeup would turn out like with the previous makeup artist, but after my trial with Danielle I was so relieved (one less wedding detail to stress about!) Danielle really helped me feel so beautiful on my wedding day and I cannot thank her enough :) Every makeup artist will tell you they can do a “natural look”, but it usually comes out caked on. Danielle actually makes it look so natural and gorgeous. She really knows what she is doing and made my life easy because I don’t wear a lot of makeup and she knows what looks good on specific skin tones and immediately knew what would look good on me. She’s amazing and I highly recommend her for weddings, functions, etc. I wish she could do my makeup every day! Absolutely loved her and I can’t thank her enough for making me feel like a beautiful bride :)”

— Caroline

“She’s the best!”

“Danielle is one of the most genuine, kind-hearted and TALENTED makeup artists out there. She is super reasonable with cost, and most importantly RELIABLE. Ladies, let me cue you in to how I got to booking with Danielle. Picture this, you book your makeup artist a year in advance (I am no joke with makeup just an FYI), only to find out less than 6 weeks before your big day that your vendor turns out to be a flop. This was the most important thing for me and I was scrambling at this point to say the least. I called around and most places were booked and those that weren’t didn’t impress me quality-wise. And then, a miracle! I was referred to Danielle! She was super responsive and flexible. After my first conversation with her, I knew she would not let me down! My girls were gorgeous and I couldn’t have been happier with her services! Fortunately, Danielle tolerated my crazy makeup control and treated me like a friend! Ladies, you will not be disappointed with Danielle! She’s the best!”

— Christina

 

“Danielle was incredible!”

“Danielle was incredible! I wanted to make sure that I had a flawless finish for my makeup but still look like myself. I thought she did a great job of listening to my preferences, working with my skin tone, and creating looks that suited me (and my outfits) really well. She is a master with airbrush makeup! She also did makeup for my mom and sister who rarely wear it and they were so comfortable with how they looked. She is so positive and kind, and a pleasure to have around especially on your wedding day which can be stressful at times. Thank you, Danielle, for making me feel beautiful the whole weekend!”

— Shivani

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“I would recommend Danielle a thousand times over”

“Danielle was a pleasure to work with from the trial right through to the day of! She was friendly, punctual and professional and made everyone in my bridal party feel relaxed and comfortable. The airbrush makeup was absolutely flawless and lasted through the whole day and night and even through some (happy) tears and a lot of dancing! My bridesmaids, the MOB, MOG and myself were all very pleased with our wedding day looks! Huge bonus was very reasonable pricing when she could easily charge much more for the quality of her work. I would recommend Danielle a thousand times over and hoping that I have another event in the future that I will get to use her for!”

— Jessica

“Definitely recommend!”

“I cannot recommend Danielle highly enough. She did my sister’s wedding in 2016 and then mine this past May. Danielle’s makeup looks so natural while managing to highlight people’s natural beauty. I’ve had airbrush disasters before in which it looks like it’s been caked onto your face, but the opposite was true with the way Danielle applies it. My sister-in-law, who was one of my bridesmaids, is now using Danielle for her wedding this summer after seeing her work! In addition to her skill, she is extremely friendly and professional. Definitely recommend!!”

— Katie

“I have honestly never felt more beautiful . . “

“I recently got married in Rhode Island at my parents’ lake house. My little sister got married a couple of years ago. She used Danielle to have all of our makeup done. She is the best! I have honestly never felt more beautiful and the makeup looked flawless. She applies just the right amount and makes all of your best features really stand out for photos. So of course last month when I had my wedding I immediately asked her to work her magic again! She did such an amazing job and my husband could not stop staring at me! Ha. Thanks Danielle!! You’re awesome! You absolutely cannot go wrong with picking Danielle when you want to feel beautiful!”

— Kirsten

“You won’t regret”

“Danielle did the makeup for my wedding a few years back and it was absolutely incredible. Like “drove to Vermont, did 10 people’s makeup that lasted 12 hours in the pouring rain” incredible. She has done all of my friends weddings since then and I would recommend her to anyone. Very organized and professional. You won’t regret.”

— Liz

“Incredible!!”

“Danielle was the make-up artist for my wedding. She did my make-up, my mother's and also my sister's. Danielle is not only incredibly professional and knowledgeable about her business but she is so willing to help her clients. In a business where the majority of her clients are complete strangers it is amazing how quickly she is able to build a relationship with them and make them feel completely at ease. Prior to Danielle, I had never had my make-up done professionally and she made me feel so instantly comfortable as if I had known her for years. Besides being incredibly personable, Danielle is also so knowledgeable about her products. She was willing to answer any question I had in detail and never made me feel rushed. She promotes for her clients to learn about the products they use so they can make wiser choices about the make-up and face care they are putting on their skin. All in all, the experience I had with Danielle was amazing. She has completely changed the way I look at skin care and I am so thankful I found her. If you look around you may find other makeup artists that are cheaper and you may be tempted to go with them based on price... DON'T DO IT! Danielle may be considered expensive by some but trust me when I say this... you get what you pay for. The quality of Danielle's service is incredible. I LOVED what she did for me on my wedding day so much I went back and had a private consult with her so I could learn about makeup and skin care from her. The private consult afterwards was SO worth it (I highly recommend that service as a follow up after whatever event you initially get your makeup done for). Bottom line- if you need to get your makeup done for an event OR even if you just want to get better at doing your makeup Danielle is your go-to-girl!”

— Sarah

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