22 total reviews
Calgary , AB
Wedding Date: 6/30/2013
Elite Makeup Designs, specifically, Brittany and her team, were an absolute joy to work with. They made myself and all of my seven (yes seven) bridesmaids look like runway models. Even the photographers commented that they had never seen a better looking group of girls! I had the airbrush foundation used for my look, as recommended by Brittany, and it lasted through an entire day of LA heat, July sun, dancing, crying and of course sweating! Also the unconventional bridal hair she did for me was perfect - there is nothing I hate more than "bridal" hair!
I can't say enough good things about these girls, they were all super personable and did any little changes that were needed quickly and with grace. They completed one bride, seven bridesmaids, two mothers and one cousin with 45 minutes to spare until ceremony time and we all looked fabulous!
San Diego, CA
Wedding Date: 5/4/2013
After having an issue with the person who was supposed to do my hair and make-up Brittany swooped in with a little over a month's notice and saved the day! She squeezed me in for a trial and made sure that I felt like every girl should on her special day! My hair and make-up were amazing and I have Brittany to thank for that!
Wedding Date: 7/6/2013
I cannot say enough great things about my experience with Brittany Renee of Elite Makeup Designs.
I initially had a difficult time finding a professional hair and makeup person for my wedding. I had tried two people previous - both disasters. When I contacted Brittany I was apprehensive to schedule (and pay for) another frustrating trial. Instead, I asked to simply meet her so that we could talk about the look and what I wanted. She gladly agreed. When I met her I knew right away that she was a true professional.
I went forward with the trial which was exceptional. She listened to everything I asked for - providing input as needed. The day of I couldn't have had a better experience. She texted on her way to the hotel - just to let me know she was on her way - and arrived early with plenty of time to set up. She takes such care to make sure her brides are at ease.
My overall look was incredible. The makeup was perfection and stayed beautiful through the ceremony and reception (even through LOTS of wind!). I received so many compliments and couldn't have felt better or more beautiful.
Brittany has a relaxed, fun personality that only added to my wedding day. And her professionalism is second to none. I highly highly highly recommend her.
Wedding Date: 7/19/2013
Brittany is FANTASTIC! She did the make up for me, a couple bridesmaids and my mom. She did an awesome job! I don't typically wear makeup and she made sure it wasn't over done, yet there was enough. She was on time and professional. I would HIGHLY recommend Elite Makeup Designs.
Wedding Date: 6/14/2013
Brittany is AMAZING in her work! She is phenomenal hair and make up! Worth every penny to make you beautiful on your day!
Wedding Date: 10/3/2011
Living in LA and DC, I've had more up do's than one woman should ever admit and rarely do they turn out being something I love - usually it something I can "live with" since its just one night. But when the one night is your wedding night, it has to be perfect. From our first phone call, Brittany told me she understood exactly what I wanted - assured me it would look nothing close to "prom hair" and put me totally at ease (I live 2500 miles from where I got married). She showed up, was early, charming and ultra professional. And a ton of fun. I wanted my long hair low, loose and sort of undone. Nothing that looked like i was trying too hard. It was PERFECT. And as a final touch for my outdoor wedding, she tucked in some beautiful little wildflowers. So many people commented on my hair. She made me feel beautiful. It was exactly as I'd imagined. If you're unsure about who to have do your hair, look no further. She's a true talent.
Wedding Date: 8/21/2010
I got married April 27th 2013 at The Westlake Village Inn. I had scheduled another makeup artist, but I wasn't completely satisfied. I found Brittany and Elite Makeup Designs by checking nearby vendors through Yelp. She had such great reviews I decided to give her a try. Brittany was completely understanding and very professional. I scheduled a trial application and she listened to what I wanted and we discussed the look I was going for. She worked her magic and completely nailed it! I immediately booked her for my wedding. On the days leading up to my big day, Brittany kept in contact with me and inquired about my timeline and when I wanted to be ready. On the day of the wedding she was on time and prepared. My makeup was flawless and even better than the trial application. She also made my mom and sister look a-maz-ing!! I was ready on time and feeling confident and beautiful!! I can't recommend her enough and will definitely use her services again!
Santa Barbara, CA
Wedding Date: 4/26/2013
Never have I felt more beautiful in my life. Elite Makeup Designs truly transformed myself and my bridal party into the most glamorous group of ladies. Brittany and her team were on-time, ready to go, with lighting, make-up and hair supplies. They made me feel stress free and also made sure I was having a great time! Throughout the wedding, people would keep telling me how beautiful my make-up was and asking me who did it. I have already referred Elite Makeup Designs to many people, and two more brides are using them soon! I am so appreciative of this service and couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. Thank you Elite Makeup Designs!!!
Wedding Date: 4/6/2013
Brittany and her team were nothing but accommodating and fabulous for myself as the bride, my bridesmaids and 3-year old flower girl. Brittany was extremely flexible, allowing my wedding day, as well as the trials leading up to the day, to be flawless and stress-free.
Everyone's hair and makeup turned out absolutely perfect and lasted from morning until night. My girls and I definitely looked and felt our best. You definitely get what you pay for.
I would recommend Brittany to anyone wanting to look flawless for any occasion.
Thank you Brittany and the Elite Makeup Design Team!
Hermosa Beach, CA
Wedding Date: 9/22/2013
Brittany from Elite Makeup Designs was so sweet and amazing to work with! I went to her house to do my trial run and while I loved what she did, the day of the wedding I asked her to make it a little more natural looking, she did just that. I was so happy with the way my makeup turned out and how it looked in photographs. She was so professional, showed up a couple of minutes early and had all 7 of us girls done right on time. It was so nice not having to worry about anything when it came to my makeup the day of the wedding, I knew she would be there on time, I knew it would be great and I knew I would love working with her. She is so talented and I will definitely use her again for any big events :).
San Dimas, CA
Wedding Date: 9/15/2012
Brittany and her team did a great job on me and all my bridesmaids. They showed up early and everyone was ready and on time for the photographer. I would recommend Brittany to all brides, she is super sweet and you will look gorgeous!! Thank you for making my day even better than it already was.
Agoura Hills, CA
Wedding Date: 10/20/2012
Brittany was so great! She is so sweet, very talented, and professional! She did my hair and my makeup for my wedding. I didn't really know what to do with my makeup and she did any amazing job. She is so amazing even my photographer was commenting on how great she did! My hair was also absolutely prefect! She did my sister's makeup and my MOH's hair and makeup, and my husband's tiny amount of makeup (yes he got makeup lol) and they all loved her and she did such an amazing job on everyone. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone that needs hair and makeup. I wouldn't use anyone else!
Woodland Hills, CA
Wedding Date: 8/18/2012
My experience with Brittany of Elite Makeup Designs was wonderful. From our initial trial appointment I could tell she was a pro and I'd be happy with the results. She offered the right guidance in requesting photos of hair and makeup styles I wanted beforehand so she had time to ensure it was right for my look. Brittany did a great job on my wedding day, I couldn't have been happier with my makeup and hair!
Los Angeles, CA
Wedding Date: 8/11/2012
Brittanie was so amazing did a trial and told her what i liked and did not like and for my wedding she made me look amazing. She got to my house early and began to work on my updo and then on my airbrushed make up. The final product was perfections!!! She was also very reasonable priced $250 for hair and make up for the bride and 150 for hair and make up for anyone else, fake eyelashes included!!!
Laguna Niguel, CA
Wedding Date: 6/2/2012
I love this comapany! When I first contact Brittany I was so disappointed to know she was already booked for the date of my wedding, but she was so professional and reassured me that she will provide a stand in who will make sure I get the best quality service. I am so happy as Paloma did not only an amazing work on my hair and makeup but she was very knowledge of all the product along with giving me good tips on how to take care of my skin and hair. I have and will continue to spread the word about Elite Makeup Design. Brittany, thank you and your team for excellent customer service along with friendly and professional.
Wedding Date: 2/17/2012
Brittany and her team at Elite Makeup Designs did a fantastic job with my hair and makeup as well as all my bridesmaids. They are extremely talented and my wedding day hair and makeup looked gorgeous. I loved the professionalism and truly appreciated their organizational skills.
The artist who worked with me was quick but careful and she did an amazing job. She was so easy going and she was open to all of my preferences. She did not push me toward a look I did not want. She was also very up-to-date with the latest styles and techniques
It really helped to do the trial run because the day of my wedding was perfect and took less time. I would definitely recommend Elite Makeup Designs to anyone that wants to feel and look beautiful on their wedding day.
Simi Valley, CA
Wedding Date: 6/11/2011
Brittany was absolutely amazing for my wedding, I would never use anyone else! She was always there when I called, she scheduled a great consultation meeting for my maid of honor and I, and she was so easy to work with. She was relaxed and made me feel like I had nothing to worry about on a day that I was so stressed. She was actually the only person involved in my wedding that went out of her way to call or email and verify all of our appointments ahead of time. My hair and makeup was beautiful and stayed that way through the entire night. She can work with all different hair types and does it with ease. I was so lucky to have found her, I would recommend her to my closest friends and family.
Oak Park, CA
Wedding Date: 6/18/2011
Brittany was so amazing, I absolutely wouldn't go to anyone else. She is professional, punctual, talented, has great prices and once you meet her you want her to join your bridal party as well! Sweetest girl and super talented. I never had to worry about anything, she knew exactly what would be perfect for me. She did a terrific job for my wedding in June and I'm so grateful I got to meet her. I can't wait to use her again, thanks Brittany Renee.
West New York, NJ
Wedding Date: 10/18/2013
I contacted Brittany just a few weeks before my wedding as I was planning it from across the country and had a tough time finding someone I wanted to use for my wedding. She was extremely helpful with the preparation and decision making process and even though I did not have time to do a trial run before the big day - she nailed it! She gave me exactly the look I was hoping for and was such a pleasure to be around while doing it. Aside from being in charge of my hair and make-up, she also styled both of my maids of honor and my two young nieces. They thought she was the coolest thing ever.. and she really is a great artist! Since it was just the 5 of us that needed service, we opted to not hire an assistant, which really made for a long day for Brittany but she was pleasant the whole way through. Highly, highly recommend her!
Wedding Date: 8/3/2013
Brittany did my hair and make up for my wedding as well as my mom and the hair of my bridesmaids. I am kind of person who doesn't have any idea about the make up but she was so professional and she gave me helpful suggestions. I never wear makeup and both me and my fiancee wanted the makeup to look as natural as possible. Brittany did an absolutely great job to do that. My bridesmaids and I received lots of compliments on my wedding day. I was a little worried about my hair because I have thick hair and I didn't want to have puffy hair after 1 hour dancing and sweating but both my hair and makeup lasted from when she applied it in the morning, well into the night.
She even helped me to find my bird cage veil and hair pin.
Brittany was very receptive to all my requests and questions, before, during, and after the session and she finished everything on time for my wedding day that was really important to me.
Also, she did my make up and hair for my engagement shoot (I did my engagement shoot at my trial session) that turned out gorgeous.
She is very friendly, sweet and professional. Thanks so much Brittany!
This is where beauty and simplicity connect.
With over 10 years of bridal hair and makeup experience, makeup artist Brittany Renee is quickly being recognized as one of the top wedding makeup artists in Southern California. Her unique vision, artistic talent, and innate ability brings out the natural beauty of her clients.
- Type: Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists, Tanning, Eyelash Extensions
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013