BRIDES Northern California: San Francisco's Best Makeup Artists

Updated 08/12/15

Courtesy of Katie Nash Beauty

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!

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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