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About AmyMirandaMakeup

hired 27 times on Thumbtack

Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm
Fri-Sat: 7:00am-9:00pm


Makeup artist for any occasion, particularly bridal makeup: professional and talented. Rates: Very reasonable.

I can create any look you desire, and encourage you to do a trial run before the wedding day. Where am I? Located in beautiful Ashburn, I travel to you on your wedding day and bring my makeup chair, quality makeup and my talent. Areas I travel are mostly North Virginia, DC and MD.

What to expect? On your trial run day, your skin is evaluated, your preferred colors are discussed and I just don't create my vision, but give you advice as to what really works for you. I know how to listen to you and not just create what I want. In addition, and this is worth it, you get to be in a mini photoshoot, where you get to be photographed before and after makeup with a professional camera, and you can see your photos of before and after and have an idea of how you will look the day of the wedding!

My rates are reasonable and affordable so that anyone who wants to look beautiful will know they have come to the right place. It is not always about making money for me! Your satisfaction is my utmost concern.

To me it is very important to use quality products, and high end brands. Let's face it, they say you get what you pay for, when you buy cosmetics, and that is absolutely true. A $2 eye shadow is not the same as a $36 eyeshadow.. all my products are high end and I have spent thousands of dollars buying them. All my products are fresh, new and regularly replaced so you can relax that you will not have any reactions as I only use the top brands and top names.

When you sign a contract and make your payment, your day is secured. I will be there unlike others, will not drop you at the last minute to go to a larger wedding party! I never missed an appointment and always arrived on time.


Amy Miranda


Ashburn, VA 20148

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  • 5/5 stars May 6, 2014

    I would highly recommend Amy. She is fantastic to work with—professional, prompt in communications and knowledgeable in her field.

    I had my trial about 6 months before the big day. Amy spent a lot of time understanding my needs and as soon as I described my dress and wedding colors she knew immediately the look I was envisioning in my head.

    On the big day Amy arrived early (we started at 6am!) and was set up ready to go to do my makeup as well as 4 of my bridesmaids'. I had my girls decide what they wanted to do with their makeup. They were all so pleased with their makeup and even though each one was different the "look" was cohesive.

    My day-of makeup was even better than the trial. Amy made my time in the chair easy and comfortable. My goal for the morning was to relax and enjoy the moment and she definitely helped make that happen!

  • 5/5 stars January 11, 2014

    I cannot say enough good things about working with Amy! I found Amy via Wedding Wire for my November 2013 wedding, and after reading so many good things about her work, was definitely interested in having her do my wedding makeup. Once I read about her prices, I thought, "this must be too good to be true!" I am happy to say it is not! She does incredibly high quality work, with excellent products, in an expeditious manner. She is kind, personable, and professional. She was flexible to travel from her home to do makeup for myself, my mother, and my aunt, verrry early on a Sunday morning before our wedding. Honestly, look no further for a makeup artist!

  • 5/5 stars January 7, 2014

    I had a great experience working with Amy. My Maid of Honor and I went to her home studio for both the trial and wedding day sessions. Her studio is very impressive and she is very pleasant and professional. I asked her to make some changes after the trial which she agreed with and was very open to.
    Thank you, Amy!

  • 5/5 stars December 31, 2013

    Amy did the makeup for me and my bridal party. Everyone look AMAZING and even the girls said this was the best they've ever had done. If you're looking for someone who is very professional and makes you look glamorous - without the expensive price tag - Amy is the person you want.

  • 5/5 stars December 22, 2013

    Amy did a great job. She didn't just apply my make up she asked me to replicate what she was doing on the other side of my face. She spent a lot of time working with me and I really enjoyed it. Working with Amy is not just a lesson, its an education. I think it is easy to make someone look good, it is much more complicated to make the look last and put the make up on correctly. Amy teaches you that - I did my make up with her at noon and since them I have cooked a roast, done several loads of wash, vaccumed, etc and my daugher said "mommy your skin is glowing." Amy is a true professional and time spent with her is money well spent. She does not represent any cosmetic company so whatever she uses spans the "best of the best" with cosmetics. She knows what she is doing and is passionate.

    Thanks Amy!!!

  • 5/5 stars December 21, 2013

    I had a wonderful experience with my trial makeup for my wedding. Amy is very welcoming and listens to what you want your results to look like. She also makes helpful recommendations and walks you through the process. Just excellent!

  • 5/5 stars December 2, 2013

    I was looking for a make up artist for my May 2014 wedding and found Amy's website. I read so much good reviews and I decided to email her. She replied right away and gave me a price quote. Her price is so affordable. I had my bridal trial yesterday and the results were great! She makes you feel comfortable, listens to you and gives you the exact look you are looking for. She's amazing! Her studio is clean, so organized and she's using high end make up line that lasted the whole day. I will definitely recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars November 17, 2013

    I found Amy's website very randomly, while looking for a makeup artist for my sister's wedding, for the bride, mother of the bride, and the rest of the bridesmaids. I saw good reviews so we called her for a quote and trial. Amy really worked with our budget and size of the party, and the bridal trial results were better than we anticipated! Yesterday, November the 16th, was the day of the wedding. Not only did the bride look flawless, but so did the rest of the party, including myself. Our makeup never smeared or melted away. We loved that she created each of our looks based on our individual preferences/style, varied facial features and our skin tones. She made sure each of us looked like a flawless version of ourselves. My mother was also extremely happy with her makeup. Unlike many artists, when it comes to older women, they rarely do a good job. Amy is tasteful, and creates the makeup look to make sure it compliments this age group. My mother received so many compliments as well. Amy herself is the sweetest lady, so easy to work with, and very good at what she does. She uses only high-end products, and her application technique is very clean. I can't wait until we have to use Amy's services again, she is worth every penny and more.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    The pleasure was all mine dear Janine! I wish the bride and groom a life full of happiness and success! Hope to see you and work with you again !!

  • 5/5 stars September 30, 2013

    Amy does fantastic work. I highly recommend her services. Her prices are extremely reasonable and worth every penny. She uses high quality products that make your skin look amazing. The makeup lasted the entire night without needing any touch ups. I will be utilizing her services for any future events.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Dear Jennifer,
    The pleasure was all mine! I wish you the very best in life!

  • 5/5 stars September 29, 2013

    Amy is wonderful! I had a trial with her this morning where we looked through some books together, saw some of my ideas on pinterest, looked at pictures of her clients, and really got to talk about what I was looking for. The amount, quality, and variety of makeup she has is amazing. She's done so much research so that every mascara, foundation, lipstick, is the best brand out there. We got to experiment with a few different makeup looks. She never made me feel rushed, even though my trial went a lot longer than anticipated. I am very excited for Amy to do my makeup on my wedding day!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on September 29, 2013:

    Thank you Brooke, it was my pleasure. You looked great in both of the looks!!

  • 5/5 stars September 9, 2013

    I just completed my makeup trial with Amy and it was fantastic! Amy is warm, personable, compassionate, and really desires to go the extra mile for her clients. Her work, and the products she uses, are top quality. And her prices simply cannot be beat! I am so looking forward to working with her on my wedding day!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you so much for your kind words!! It was great working with you Lauren!

  • 5/5 stars September 6, 2013

    Amy Miranda did a WONDERFUL job! First of all, her prices are significantly cheaper than any wedding makeup artists. It was $150 for me (bride- trial and wedding day), and only $50 per bridesmaid. She listens very well during the trial to ensure that you look perfect for your wedding day. She used airbrush and fake eyelashes for no extra charge, whereas most other artists charge much extra for both of those. On my wedding day she showed up 15 minutes early, which saved a lot of stress for me in worrying that everything would go according to plan. If you want to look beautiful and be stress free on your wedding day for a GREAT price, go with Amy Miranda Makeup!
    -Natalie S.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you Natalie!!!

  • 5/5 stars August 19, 2013

    I visited Amy for my trial run and had a wonderful time. Amy is not only kind, but eager to help you create the look you are envisioning. The experience was equally fun and relaxing. My makeup was applied around 2:30 in the afternoon and held up beautifully until I took it off around 10pm. I am very excited for Amy to do my makeup for my wedding day and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

    Crystal, the pleasure was all mine! I can't wait to do your makeup on your wedding day!

  • 5/5 stars August 6, 2013

    Amy was delightful to work with. I have never had my makeu done by anyone, I heard about airbrush and wasn't sure how it would turn out. I had my makeup trial for my Wedding with Amy and it was AMAZING!!!! She makes you feel comfortable and give you the exact look you are looking for. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone who wants their makeup done beautifully and correctly!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

    Jamie, I am so glad you liked the airbrush experience.. It was fun, wasn't it? I can't wait to do your wedding day makeup!!

  • 5/5 stars July 25, 2013

    Had my first make up artist back out at the last minute and lucked out into finding Amy. She was amazing! KNOWS her STUFF! Excellent skills, tons of high end make up, great with colors and shading! Made my mom and me look amazing! Best I have ever looked! :) Have had my make up done few a few weddings before and had another trial previous. Amy is the best artist I have worked with. Make up lasted and looked flawless for hours on end, even in the hot humid VA summer weather! WONDERFUL!!!!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

    Thank you very much ! I am so happy the makeup lasted and looked flawless!!

  • 5/5 stars July 21, 2013

    Amy and I met at her location in Ashburn. She was so easy to work with and understood my vision. I never felt more like a princess! Amy has an amazing personality and a big heart. Her prices were the best and the products she used were high quality! Thank you Amy! You are truly a blessing
    ~Stephanie Rivera-Clark

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on July 21, 2013:

    The pleasure was all mine Stephanie! See you on your big day!

  • 5/5 stars July 6, 2013

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

    Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars June 25, 2013

    Amy is an artist and I'm so grateful to have found her. As the overachieving wedding guest that I am, I wanted my makeup done. Amy was fantastic. She listened to what I wanted and executed it beautifully! She was prompt, efficient and a pleasure to have work on me. Thank you, Amy for making me look amazing! If you're looking for high quality, Amy is your woman.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Many thanks Vivian for your kind words!

  • 5/5 stars June 17, 2013

    She did an amazing job on my make up. Stayed on all day, and loved the product she used. I recommend her for wedding make up, she was excellent.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you Gail!!!!

  • 5/5 stars May 28, 2013

    Was very professional. Did wonderful job of making me look so much better & hiding the flaws. Would have appreciated a list of products she used though.

  • 5/5 stars May 27, 2013

    Great job! She did my makeup and four others for my wedding, and everyone was really happy with the way the makeup turned out. She was on time for everything, and was very professional.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you so much Colleen!!!

  • 5/5 stars May 20, 2013

    Amy did my makeup for a friend's wedding. Amy was wonderful! She was on time, worked quickly but was never rushed. She evaluated skin coloring and bone structure and then explained her ideas for a perfect bridesmaid look. The results were incredible - beautiful and classy! The makeup lasted well into the night and early morning hours! Amy was extremely professional and very pleasant. I would highly recommend her services!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Many thanks Laura, it was my pleasure!!!

  • 5/5 stars April 21, 2013

    Amy is a delightful professional whose best quality is her ability to listen to her clients. Her knowledge and skills make her the ideal make-up artist!
    Her studio is welcoming and the quality of her products is superb!
    I highly recommend her to anyone in need of such services. The whole esperience from beginning to end is very pleasant!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on May 10, 2013:

    Thank you!! Come back again anytime. The pleasure was all mine.

  • 5/5 stars March 17, 2013

    Amy was awesome!
    She did my mom's and my make up on my wedding day. We both received a lot of complements on it!
    Highly recommended!!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on March 18, 2013:

    Thank you Z. The pleasure was all mine. It was great working with you and your mom.

  • 5/5 stars February 18, 2013

    Amy Miranda is a wonder! Her warm personality with kindness and talent all form to give you the ultimate make-up experience. You can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about your comfort and satisfaction with her work. The products she uses are high quality and long lasting. She made my moms birthday surprise of make-up and photo shoot a wonderful experience which we both will never forget!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on February 21, 2013:

    Thank you my dear. The pleasure was all mine. I look forward to seeing your mom again next month.

  • 5/5 stars February 6, 2013

    I recently completed my makeup trial run with Amy- she was amazing! She listened to my thoughts and created an appropriate, tasteful wedding face. She was patient, attentive- and used high quality product. I can't wait for the big day!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on February 6, 2013:

    Lindsay, the pleasure was all mine!

  • 5/5 stars September 11, 2012

    I found Amy through Craigslist and took a chance. Boy, am i glad i did. Her prices were extremely reasonable and she did a wonderful job getting myself, my mom, & 11 year old niece looking amazing for my wedding. The make-up lasted all day...& night, without a touch up. She was even early to my house to get set up. I would definitely recommend Amy to any bride.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on September 11, 2012:

    Sarah, it was my pleasure doing your makeup! Congratulations on your wedding!! xoxox

  • 5/5 stars August 30, 2012

    Amy did my makeup for my brother's wedding. It was a great experience. My makeup looked great, went beautifully with my dress, and I received many compliments.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on August 31, 2012:

    Thank you Rachel, it was a pleasure.

  • 5/5 stars October 25, 2011

    Amy Miranda did the makeup for my wedding and wedding party. She was very professional and her makeup artistry lasted all night. We received many compliments on our makeup. I will most certainly recommend her to anyone needing a professional makeup artist. Her rates are very reasonable too. She also came to my home to do a trial run to go over the type of look I wanted which was very helpful.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on May 18, 2012:

    Thank you for making me part of your special day!

  • 5/5 stars September 26, 2011

    Amy was great to work with. She did a great job with my make-up and my bridesmaids make-up. The products she used were awesome and stayed on all day/night. Amy was very gentle on the face and worked quickly. She stayed on time with the make-up schedule. Would recommend a trial run to help get your look down. Amy made the whole process very easy!

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on May 18, 2012:

    It was lovely working with you! Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars September 18, 2011

    Amy did a great job with my make-up and the make-up for my 5 bridesmaids and my mother. She was very responsive and friendly and made me feel comfortable and confident in her abilities from our first email exchange. I sent her a picture of myself and told her a little bit about what I wanted but decided not to do a trial prior to the wedding. I did not regret that decision. My make-up looked great and lasted through a very hot outdoor reception. For my bridesmaids, she gave everyone a different look that worked with their coloring but also complimented the dress color. Each of the girls were happy with the way their make-up turned out. I would definitely recommend Amy.

    Amy M. from AmyMirandaMakeup replied to this review on May 18, 2012:

    Thank you!

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Selecting a great makeup artist for your special occasion or your wedding is as important as selecting a good photographer but can be sometimes a little tedious. You don't need to try several to realize that you found one. Please feel free to email me and chat with me about your vision and I will give you a consultation prior to working with you. I am talented, professional and have wide experience with all ethnicities and love love love makeup.. Email me and know that you are now in good hands.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. I would like to know how long a person has worked, where she has worked, and get a trial run with her so I can get a feel of what is going to be delivered.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. In this business, you need to see, you need colors, you need to see if the person is talented. Anyone can say anything they want, if you hire them and you realize that their work is not what you expected, you will be disappointed. Try them first, get a trial run and then you can decide.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. What I like the most about my job is the fact that it allows me to create different looks that suit each person. We are unique individuals and each one of us has unique features.. so makeup needs to be tailored to each person individually since what works for one does not necessarily work for another!

Makeup is like art, but also involves kindness and a great spirit. Makeup is my passion.

What is also very important is that today some makeup artists forget to listen to their client. While I listen to you and I hear you, I am also able to tell you what will not work for you. So you get the best of both worlds.. your dream makeup and my vision, incorporated.

In addition, with each event, I feel I am being a part to an important moment in the life of my clients. I sense the joy, anticipation, eagerness, excitement and stress.. so I plan everything the day before and arrive on time and will be flexible to suit your needs.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. I am a color specialist. I know instinctively what would work with your features and how you will look even before I start working. I see the look in my mind then create it.

In my books, makeup is not just about talent and vision, it is also about using top of the line products, and knowing what would work best for each person.

I will custom blend various products for each person and design a different look for each individual. Not all two people are alike and what works for one does not work for another.

When you sit on my chair, you relax knowing that you are in good hands, and while my approach is gentle, your completed look will make you stand out in the crowd. I use both airbrush and traditional makeup.

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