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November 16, 2018

Top 5 Virginia Wedding Makeup Artists Our favorites!

Top 5 Virginia Wedding Makeup Artists

Top 5 Virginia makeup artist recommended by Luke and Ashley Photography

Any girl who is getting married knows how important their hair & makeup are.  All our brides want to look their very best and by doing so they schedule a professional hair & makeup artist to get the job done.

I would tell you all the reasons why you should hire a professional, butSouthern Livinghas done a great job at that.  So go ahead and read up on the reasons.

Okay so you know you need to get a good artist on the books, but now the questions are who?

Well, luckily we have worked with some pretty amazing talent in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Our brides and their bridesmaids look flawless EVERY time.  What I notice too, with each of these teams is that not only do our brides look great right after and for portraits but even at the end of the night while they are getting funky on the dance floor, they still look put together and amazing.  That right there is some quality makeup!

Choosing 5 was a hard choice because we live in a very populated area where talent is at your fingertips.  We will update this list every 6 months to ensure relevancy.  This list is in no particular order.

Dhalia Edwards

Top 5 Virginia makeup artist recommended by Luke and Ashley Photography

In her own words,

My name is Dhalia (like the flower) and I reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia with my husband and three children. I grew up in the Hampton Roads area and it’s where I perfected my passion of makeup for more than ten years.  Our studio is located off Independence & Pleasure House area, providing in-house makeup services as well as on location. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most recognized photographers, agencies, crews, and talent.  Working in most areas of the entertainment industry, including T.V., print, and video. While there is excitement in that side of the industry, my absolute favorite place to be is working with a bride on her wedding day!

When I’m not busy playing with makeup and skincare products, I can be found cheering my kids on with sports or laid out on the beach spending time with friends and family.  Thank you for visiting and hopefully we’ll get to meet soon!




See a recent Dhalia Edwards wedding HERE.

Anywhere Beauty by Shae

Top 5 Virginia makeup artist recommended by Luke and Ashley Photography

In her own words,

I’m a licensed Cosmetologist / Esthetician and Makeup Artist. I perform Hair, Makeup and Skin Care on-site services for brides or any special occasion. I have been in the beauty industry since 2004.  Making you feel beautiful and confident is my goal.

We use the best quality, longest-lasting and effective products available to create your look.  We have specialized products for all skin types that will leave your skin looking flawless and fantastic!




See a recent Anywhere Beauty by Shae Wedding HERE.

BRIDEFace Richmond

Top 5 Virginia makeup artist recommended by Luke and Ashley Photography

From BRIDEFace,

Our brides love that we take the time to really listen so we can create the exact look they want for their big day. Every bride is unique and so is their look! We can’t wait to get the chance to work with YOU!!

“Always a bridesmaid but never a bride” is something we never hear at BRIDEface Richmond. We love to customize our looks for what will best suit each of your attendants. We love what we do; helping our brides to feel beautiful and confident.

Our on location services are perfect for the bride who knows what the wedding day is all about; creating memories that will last forever!




See a recent BRIDEface wedding HERE.

Sarah Rillon

Top 5 Virginia makeup artist recommended by Luke and Ashley Photography

From Sarah Rillon,

Sarah Rillon, owner and founder, has dedicated her life and career honing her beauty talents, training and mentoring other aspiring artists and actively freelancing for 16 years. For 11 years, Sarah has also managed a successful team of creatives, along with facilitating numerous makeup seminars for the number one global prestige cosmetics brand, MAC Cosmetics. Sarah and her team have consistently provided makeup and hairstyling services to thousands of clients for special events and weddings year after year, all derived from existing client referrals.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago,

she completed her collegiate studies in Southern California and currently resides in Hampton Roads. Sarah has inherited a loyal following and diverse client base from all over the nation. She continues to gain local and international followers through her social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Her work can be found in publications such as Hampton Roads Magazine, Vow, The Scout Guide, and People, just to name a few. She has also worked on set for various television stations, such as WHRO and TLC, along with several film productions and national commercial campaigns. Sarah specializes in beauty, airbrush, body art, bridal, special occasion, high fashion, and editorial makeup application. Sarah also was awarded the “Best Makeup Artist Award 2014” forACHI Magazineamongst a list of 150 nominees in Hampton Roads.

In May 2013, Sarah Rillon facilitated her first large-scale makeup seminar for her personal brand “Sarah Rillon MUA.” This seminar broadened her vision for the want and need of schooling for makeup artistry in Hampton Roads. Nowadays, she continues to receive ongoing education from the pillars of the beauty industry – to keep her an expert of her trade.



See a recent Sarah Rillon WeddingHERE.


Top 5 Virginia makeup artist recommended by Luke and Ashley Photography

In Leah’s own words,

I began my love of makeup artistry while competing at the national Miss USA Pageant as Miss Mississippi USA in 2008, where I placed as first runner-up. I fell in love with the idea of making women feel their absolute best, and I knew I wanted to share that experience.

After moving to the Norfolk area in 2011, I began work as a bridal consultant. By working closely with brides and helping them create a beautiful wedding party, I realized that I wanted to be involved even further by adding the finishing touch to the bride. Since then, I have enjoyed making each and every bride’s vision come to life!

Not only has my work been featured in numerous wedding blogs and local magazines,

but I’ve also done makeup for the Backstreet Boys, Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, the Today Show, and Face the Nation on CBS News!




See a recent Blushtones wedding HERE.

We love working alongside such talented teams such as these!

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