BRIDES Northern California: San Francisco's Best Makeup Artists

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San Francisco Bay Area Makeup Artists Katie Nash Beauty

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A good makeup artist is key to getting great wedding photos, but finding the right person can be a bit daunting (especially since this is likely the first time you've ever had to think about hiring a profesional makeup artist!). To help, we've narrowed it down to our top five wedding makeup artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Katie Nash
Freelance makeup artist and hairstylist Katie Nash has a natural-yet-elegant approach to wedding-day beauty, working to highlight your best features without making you look overly "bridal." Brides also rave about Katie's calm demeanor — so important on the morning of your wedding! Read real brides' reviews here!

Susie Chhuor Studios
Your wedding photographs are pretty much the only thing that will last after the wedding, which is why having beautiful makeup (and hair!) is so important. San Francisco-based Susie Chhuor understands this and knows exactly what will look good in photos (and have enough staying power to last through the last dance!). Read real brides' reviews here!

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The Glamourist
Brides say makeup artist and hairstylist Jane Kim has a gift for enhancing your natural beauty, and that she's a pro at creating perfect, flawless skin that will photograph beautifully all day long. Book her "Glamour" package and Jane will be by your side for six hours on your wedding day, changing your makeup look and hairstyle, and providing touchups throughout. Read real brides' reviews here!

Julie Dy
If you don't normally wear very much makeup and want a wedding-day look that feels fresh and light, book a beauty trial with Julie Dy. Former clients (including many moms!) rave about how she manages to make you look like the prettiest version of yourself. Read real brides' reviews here!

Meaganne McCandess
Industry vet Meaganne McCandess has been beautifying brides for more than 15 years, so she's a pro at not only natural-looking wedding makeup but also helping you stay cool as a cucumber amid the morning-of madness. Read real brides' reviews here!

Want to see more San Francisco makeup artists? Browse our San Francisco Beauty page to find your wedding-day expert!

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