46 total reviews
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: 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: 6/13/2015
Melissa did such an amazing job, she not only drove an hour to where we were getting ready but she brought everything she needed. Even towels!
She did not make me feel uncomfortable in the least bit. I glowed for days and did not look orange!!
To be honest everyone thought i had been to hawaii or mexico since it looked natural but a hint darker than what I can get in SD.
Thanks Melissa I will be using you again and again!
Wedding Date: 10/28/2015
I wanted flawless skin for my wedding so I started seeing Melissa for facials in the weeks leading up to my big day. I was so happy with the quality of her work and the beautiful results I saw, that I decided to hire her for wedding make-up. I'm so glad I did!! My skin was glowing (even in my HD wedding video) and my make-up was beautiful! That was 6 years ago. I now see Melissa regularly for eye brow waxes (she is REALLY good at brows!) and whenever I want to treat myself to a luxury facial (her neck and shoulder massage is a-ma-zing!). She's the first I go to when I have a special occasion and want extra special make-up or need a spray tan (never orange).
Melissa is highly knowledgable in her field, she is professional, her products are organic, and her salon is CLEAN!
Wedding Date: 1/17/2015
Melissa did my trial makeup for my upcoming wedding in January. She was so fun and made me feel so pampered! She even gave me a complimentary glass of wine to calm my nerves! I loved the airbrush makeup she used on me, my skin looked flawless afterwards. I suffer from bad acne scars and it actually covered it up! I'll definitely be using her for the wedding and for future events.
Wedding Date: 9/27/2014
I'm super picky with spray tans so I was nervous to get one before my wedding but last minute decided to and I am so happy I went to Melissa!! I got it 2 days before my wedding and it looked perfect day of!! Not too dark, totally natural looking but still gives a really good deep tan, didn't crack or get splotchy at all, and didn't smell weird.. It was the best spray tan I've ever had! I would reccomend it to any bride!
Wedding Date: 9/21/2014
Amazing job with my makeup, the best I've ever looked, thanks to Melissa! I definitely recommend her work!
Wedding Date: 11/21/2015
If a woman looks great, she is confident and feels great! Melissa has helped me achieve this with spray tanning and a makeup lesson. Her spray tanning formula looks natural and she makes you feel very comfortable. All I can say about the makeup lesson is WOW! She's a true artist and able to teach the techniques required to look stunning in makeup. I highly recommend her for any service; because, she's awesome!!!
Wedding Date: 9/27/2014
Melissa was fantastic. She even came to me at the resort to do my bridal party and my mom's make up. Everyone looked gorgeous and stunning. She is professional and gifted and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs to have their make up done for a wedding or other event.
Wedding Date: 11/8/2014
Melissa is an absolutely wonderful make up artist. She applies flawless airbrush foundation, perfect false eyelashes, and a beautiful overall look. She was so receptive to the pictures I brought in, and made sure I was 100% happy with my look. She is super professional and accommodating.
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 :)
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- Type: Makeup Artists, Spas, Tanning
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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