Michelle Stern is an incredible make-up artist and true professional! I got married on May 20th, 2017 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and it would not have been the same experience if she was not part of my team. ...Original recommendation
My bridesmaids all loved their make-up. My cousin was extremely apprehensive about fake lashes because she has sensitive eyes but Michelle had a feather touch. When I started getting emotional and tearing up Michelle helped re-apply my eye make up (she made the one mistake of asking how my fiance proposed and it's a real tear jerker).
Look no further, this is who you should book for your wedding or any event that you want to look amazing for. Michelle did my makeup and my bridesmaids makeup for my wedding. She is beyond talented and so sweet. We all looked amazing and flawless, but the best part is we looked like ourselves. She listened to what we each wanted and executed it perfectly. She was on time and kept us on schedule all day, she even gave all the girls some touch ups as we were running out the door! I can't say enough good things about her and can't wait to book her for the next wedding I have to go to!Original recommendation
I was VERY selective with who I chose for my MUA. I studied many artists' portfolios meticulously and went through way too many (and at times even overpriced) trials before I found Michelle. She was the only one who understood my face, and it showed especially in the way she applied foundation and contouring. Somehow she simultaneously made me look flawless for the camera and maintained my natural look in person.... and you can't find that with just anyone. Michelle was super cool to work with, too. On the day of my wedding she and a partner did all six of my bridesmaids plus two mothers, and the getting ready atmosphere felt like a glamorous party. Everyone loved her. Oh, and we all arrived on time to the church looking like supermodels.Original recommendation
I did my due diligence and scheduled many makeup trials to ensure I was absolutely in love with both my makeup and the artist for my wedding day. There are SO many moving pieces and different vendors for your wedding and peace of mind is absolutely key. If you have any worries or concerns, do not proceed because come wedding day, when all of the hard work is done, it is your time to enjoy and soak in every single minute! Being worried about either someone not showing up on time or not performing exactly to your liking simply isn't worth it. With Michelle I had absolutely NO worries! I saw a photo of the before and after of makeup Michelle did for a wedding on Instagram and immediately scheduled a trial. From my trial through my wedding day, communicating with Michelle was a breeze. I was never confused or concerned about anything, her prices are extremely reasonable and comparable, and her work is flawless. Michelle is a consummate professional with so much knowledge and skill, but she is also an absolute joy to work with as she is friendly, warm, kind and calm. My entire bridal party couldn't stop raving about how much fun we had with her while we got ready, and how beautiful all of our makeup looked. I would hands down recommend Michelle ten times over for her services and would use her again myself in a heartbeat!Original recommendation
I booked Michelle for a make-up lesson during a girls weekend/birthday trip in the city. From start to end, she was professional, approachable, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure that we felt comfortable with techniques and tips. Plus, she was super fun and sweet, and fit right into the atmosphere of the weekend! Not only were the lessons incredibly informative and tailored to each of us, but the make up was amazing! I have not felt this pretty since my wedding day! I can't wait to put all that I learned to practice. I plan to recommend Michelle to anyone I know in the vicinity of NYC!Original recommendation