38 total reviews
Wedding Date: 9/10/2011
Melissa is everything a bride dreams of. She is amazing, caring, professional, sweet, and talented. She is truly an artist who helps bring out the beauty in her clients. For my wedding day, she did airbrush make up on my bridal party and me. She took her time and did a range of different styles. Some of my girls were going for a more simple/natural look, and others wanted a more dramatic feel. Melissa surpassed everyones expectations and had everyone feeling like the most beautiful girl ever. Not only did her makeup make us feel and look flawless (that's the beauty of airbrush), but it lasted all night. From pictures, to dinner, and all the way through dancing the night away, our makeup still looked fresh and beautiful. I highly recommend Melissa Rae as your makeup artist for your big day because she will make you feel like the most beautiful bride. It is after all one of the biggest days of your life and you can trust that you will be the most beautiful bride with Melissa as your makeup artist!
Wedding Date: 11/5/2011
Melissa is an amazing makeup artist! She came on location to my hotel suite and did airbrush makeup and false lashes for myself, the moms and bridesmaids. Everyone looked so glamorous and kept complimenting the makeup looks throughout the wedding day. I knew from meeting Melissa at our trial 9 months before the wedding that she would be wonderful. I would highly recommend Melissa Rae!!
Wedding Date: 6/22/2008
Melissa had done my make-up when I was a bridesmaid in a friends wedding and it was absolutely AMAZING, so there was no question that I wanted her to do my make-up for my wedding. She was professional, asked what look I was going for and gave me exactly what I wanted! It was an incredible experience.
The make-up she did for me as a bridesmaid was bold and popped, while the make-up for my wedding was soft and subtle. She's incredibly diverse and I would strongly recommend her for your big day! You will definitely be pleased!
Wedding Date: 3/1/2014
Melissa was fantastic! She made me feel like I was her only client. On the day of my wedding she arrived on time, her calm demeanor made me take a a deep breath AND I really enjoyed the process of getting ready for my big day! I would recommend any bride to Melissa Rae & Co. Not to mention her prices are very reasonable too! If you want to feel and look beautiful on your wedding day you must call Melissa!!!
Wedding Date: 4/26/2014
I was married in April and used Melissa Rae & Co. I purchased the "Diamond Package" and am happy with the quality and value I received. Melissa is very professional and easy to work with. She ended up doing my makeup as well as the makeup for my wedding party. Everyone looked amazing! She went out of her way to coordinate my trial and 1st tan with my engagement shoot which I was very grateful for. Compared to other makeup artists I believe the value and service you receive is unbeatable. I highly recommend Melissa!
Wedding Date: 7/19/2014
Melissa is amazing! Not only is she sweet but she does an awesome job. She did my makeup for my e-shoot, boudoir pics, and my wedding. Every time she did a fabulous job!
Wedding Date: 5/24/2014
Melissa did my bridal makeup and I couldn't believe how amazing it looked! I felt like it was truly the most beautiful I have ever looked. I looked like me, but it was a more dramatic, stunning, perfect version of what I look like on a normal day. She was so easy to work with, time efficient, and worth every penny. She is so talented and truly has an eye for what looks amazing on every person. You will NOT regret working with her! I truly could not have picked a more talented makeup artist. THANK YOU MELISSA! YOU'RE THE BEST!
Wedding Date: 9/18/2005
Loved loved loved my makeup. Melissa Rae did an outstanding job I highly recommend them for the best wedding experience. Very professional.
Wedding Date: 8/26/2011
Thanks for making my bride look so beautiful!!
Pics turned out awesome! Keep up the good work!
Wedding Date: 8/26/2011
Melissa does amazing work with a flawless finish! I had her do my make up for my wedding and my bridesmaids! Photos came out prefect! (Even though it was the hottest day of year, whatever she used to help set the makeup WORKED!)
I also had her do my makeup and a spray tan, this past July for my little brothers wedding and it was amazing too :)
The only regret I have is not getting a spray tanned for MY wedding!
Wedding Date: 8/24/2013
Melissa did an awesome job on me and all my bridesmaids for my wedding. I learned in the wedding planning process that quick responses and people who are easy to coordinate/plan with are so important. Melissa was very organized and never made me worry. AND, she did an outstanding job on all of the make up. I was so pleased with her services that I also asked her to do my make up for my fitness bikini competition and the experience was the same. She is prompt, reliable, a very sweet person, and provides superb services! She's the best!
Wedding Date: 9/14/2013
Melissa was wonderful for our wedding. She showed up early so she had time to set-up, was thorough with four of my bridesmaids and myself, and did an amazing job (make-up lasted all night). She didn't have the exact lipstick color I had envisioned, so she told me to shop Mac and whatever color I liked, she would go back and get to add to her collection, and showed up the day of the wedding with multiple options. Thoroughly impressed and will use her for any future events!
Wedding Date: 7/20/2013
Melissa not only made me look and feel great but she also made my mother look gorgeous as well! The airbrushing she does makes your skin look flawless! I would highly recommend her :)
Wedding Date: 7/28/2013
Melissa is AMAZING!! I used her for several spray tans and my and my full bridal party make up. Everyone looked wonderful. Melissa customized a package for us to meet our unique needs as I had junior bridesmaids that required less work! She was so calm and flexible that it relaxed me at such a stressful time! She's professional and friendly and a delight to work with! I'll continue to use her spray tan services forever as I've never had one that wasn't orange until I went to Melissa! I HIGHLY recommend Melissa!
Wedding Date: 7/20/2013
Melissa is a professional makeup artist that will make you look beautiful no matter what your age. At first I was skeptical of the airbrush technique she used to apply my makeup; but wow it made me look 10 years younger! I loved it!!! She was on time, professional and did a fantastic job. If you want to look your best for that special day, I would highly recommend you use Melissa!
Wedding Date: 8/24/2013
Melissa does AMAZING work! She always brings out the best in each person. I have had not yet had makeup done with her but I always see such beautiful ladies after she's done with them. She has done many of my friends and they always look so beautiful when she's done! She did my spray tan and it was perfect! She was very professional. My tan was even and the perfect shade. I was very happy and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Wedding Date: 6/29/2014
Melissa did such an amazing job with my bridesmaids and myself on my wedding day! I felt beautiful and natural! I never wear makeup and I wanted to feel natural but still stand out and she did just that! I was also worried about sweating because it was a hot June wedding and I sweat easy but my makeup staid on from 11am until past midnight! Melissa is amazing! She is professional, very sweet and great to work with! Every bride needs a Melissa Rae in her life! I'm so lucky to have found her! She also did an amazing job with my tan and my eyebrows! Thank you Melissa!! ❤
Wedding Date: 7/14/2013
During my trial run (preview) I really didn't know what I wanted so I told Melissa just to do her thing. I told her that I didn't want to look too over done. I was amazed. I really liked the finished look. I thought that I would be like "can you change this or that". Not in this case. It was too easy. We had agreed that she would show up at 1:30 on my wedding day to do my make up, and my 2 bridesmaids. She showed up half an hour early which actually worked out better because time goes by so fast when you're getting ready for a wedding. She finished with all of us in about 2 hours. She has got this down to an art, everything flows perfectly. My daughter and sister looked beautiful. That airbrush makeup is MAGIC. My skin looked flawless. I have this thing about my eyes looking too tired in photos but she really made them stand out. I liked just about every picture that was taken on my wedding day. Melissa truly helped bring out your beauty and I am so thankful for that. Thanks again, Melissa. You are a true artist.
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
Melissa did an amazing job making all of us so pretty on my wedding day!! She was so nice and fun to work with and made each of us beautiful! My make up looked just as good by the end of the night. It was such a hot day, yet my make up didn't smear or mess up at all. Melissa really is the best and I will use her again for every fancy event I attend. Thank You so much!!!!
Wedding Date: 6/20/2012
I was on the fence about hiring someone to do my makeup because I was not sure it was worth the money. Once I saw Melissa’s pictures I knew I wanted her to do my makeup. Melissa was very easy to work with and did an amazing job on my makeup as well as my matron and mom.
The art of airbrush makeup and tanning perfected!
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awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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