Servicing the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire & Orange Counties, for any occasion from Weddings, Prom, Quince/Sweet 16, Photoshoots and Engagement Shoots, just to name a few.
Hello Beauties! I'm a Freelance Makeup Artist, with over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry. I offer professional on-location makeup services, specializing in beauty & wedding makeup.
When I was getting married (back in 2008), finding a makeup artist was not easy. After a lot of research online, I found someone who had the style of makeup that I was looking for, so I booked her! I even asked what I needed to do or not do, to be prepared for my trial. Because I wasn't a makeup artist at the time, my only request was a classic look, concealing my imperfections with a red lip. Unfortunately, my experience was terrible - Both makeup & hair was a disaster. Looking back now, communication, knowledge in skin tones, color matching and really listening to your client, is what was lacking in my particular situation.
A few months after my wedding, I lost my job in property management. Faced with very little opportunities in sight, I decided to make a career change. While it wasn't easy, I decided to become a makeup artist for weddings, specifically, to help other brides avoid a bridal trial nightmare and save them money, because hair and makeup trials aren't free.
Makeup is very personal, we all have different preferences. So, my goal is to give my clients the best possible results, working with you to achieve the look you envision for your special day.
In addition, I'm professional, reliable, easy going and positive, a little sassy, a hopeless romantic and all things makeup and weddings make me happy! I love my job, its very rewarding and brings me joy. I've been lucky enough to have worked with so many amazing people - Will you be next?
My kit consists of a mix of high end & professional makeup products like, Face Atelier, Hourglass, Mac Cosmetics, Sonia Roselli Beauty, Graftobian Makeup, Tarte, Urban Decay and Skindinavia, that will help me create a personalized fresh, radiant, flawless & long-lasting makeup look you will love!
It would be an honor to help bring your wedding day vision to life, that will reflect your very own personality, glamour and style. I can help you create memories that you will cherish forever.
MAKEUP BY MARIA VELA
Professional On-Location Makeup Services
As a professional in this industry for over 10 years, My goal is to provide quality services for my clients at competitive rates. I’m highly passionate about my job and am constantly seeking out new opportunities to gain a new skill or improve existing ones. I specialize in beauty & bridal makeup. My style is Timeless and Classic, with that radiant glow from within look, while still looking like yourself. Have a look at the services I provide and let me know if you have any questions.
DAY OF + BRIDAL TRIAL
Whether it's at home or in a hotel, I provide on-site services and come prepared with a detailed timeline schedule, makeup kit that is clean & sanitized, clean brushes for every client & pro lighting.
During the trial, I work with you to get an overall sense of what you’re envisioning for your wedding day makeup through inspirational images, pictures of wedding dress or color palette, to help customize your look. After your appointment, I will take notes of all the products used, so I can recreate your custom look, for the big day.
Interested in having your bridesmaids and mothers glammed up? No worries, I've got them covered, too! Special pricing is offered when you book and add BM/MOB/MOG services.
Luxury skin prep, customized makeup application w/cream/liquid/powder foundation, contour/highlight, false lashes & Touch-up Kit.
BRIDAL PARTY & MOTHERS
Being a bridesmaid is such an honor, so you'll want to look your best, without stealing the spotlight. And, lets not forget about the mothers, everyone deserves to get pampered.
A soft natural look will be decided on by the bride, to compliment her overall wedding day look.
Male grooming is also available. Inquire for pricing.
Skin prep, liquid/cream/powder foundation, softly defined eyes, natural powder contour & highlighting, natural false lashes, sample lip color & disposable lip wand.
*Must be booked by THE BRIDE, to honor this pricing.*
Looking for a more dramatic look for your upcoming event, then this is perfect for you.
A full glam makeup application is customized to compliment & highlight your best features, focusing on a smokey eye, contour & highlighting.
Luxury skin prep, liquid/cream/powder foundation, contour/highlight, dramatic eyes, full strip lashes & sample lip color.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS, PHOTO SHOOTS & EVENTS
Are you celebrating something special or or part of a bridal party and want to look your very best? Maybe you have a big event coming up? Look no further, I've got you covered!
A Soft Glam makeup application is customized to compliment & highlight your best features, with that radiant glow from within look we all want.
Luxury skin prep, liquid, cream or powder foundation, softly defined eyes, natural powder contour & highlighting, natural false lashes,
sample lip color & disposable lip wand.
PROM, GRADUATION & SENIOR PORTRAITS
Attending high school, college or a trade school can give you many opportunities to get dressed up. I guarantee you'll look picture perfect all day!
Soft Glam makeup. Students Only. Must be under 18 years old.
Skin prep, soft glam makeup application & natural false lashes.
A LA CARTE - FALSE LASHES
$15.00 & Up
Feeling like your makeup is missing something? You'd be amazed at what a pair of lashes can do to your overall look. It will give you the right amount of drama, and glam, bringing your look together.
Natural Wispie Lashes & application only, with paid service.
Full/Dramatic lashes available upon request. Call for current pricing.
Do you need more information about the services I provide? Feel free to get in touch with me.
I look forward to chatting with you.