Beauty By Michelle Arcilla

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About Beauty By Michelle Arcilla

hired 15 times on Thumbtack

I became a makeup artist because it allows me to express my creativity. I also enjoy making others feel special and beautiful. We all are beautiful, and with just the help of some cosmetic brushes and makeup, others can realize that. I do not mask people's faces. I enhance the beauty that they already have. I take suggestions well, and it is important for me to exceed clients' expectations.

I only use high-quality cosmetics, and I am also very sanitary. I truly love my craft and I believe it shows in my work.

I am primarily a makeup artist but have taken a hairstyling course. I have done most of the hairstyling on the photos here on thumbtack.
I am also a certified airbrush makeup artist as well.


Burbank, CA 91505


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  • 5/5 stars

    Thank you for doing my makeup.. Im so fortunate and touched that you flew all the way from la to do my makeup. i know how busy you are with your schedule.. client here and there.. but you still took the time to do my makeup on my special day. before the wedding, people had been asking if i already did a trial makeup with you.. i said no and they looked worried. i wasn't because i trust you.. i knew you'll make me beautiful and you did.. my husband told me i looked gorgeous, stunning and flawless.. everyone liked my makeup. they kept asking who my makeup artist was.. you are very talented and your hands are so gifted.. just by looking and talking to your client, you know exactly what we want to look like on our special day.. more power. thank you so much.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Michelle is a gem to work with! She is very professional- As busy as she is, she responds to your emails right away. Flexible with her schedule. I needed my hair and makeup done for a wedding. And on the day of the appointment she arrived on time. She takes the time to listen as to what look you're trying to create. She knows her makeup rather well. I was very pleased with how she did my makeup and she does an amazing job with hair! She values her clients and I appreciate how she maintains a cheerful, pleasant personality. I wish I found her sooner!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    My experience working with Michelle was amazing! she made me look amazing, from hair to makeup. She does whatever pleases you and even travels to you. She's very experienced & only uses high quality makeup. I would definitely recommend Michelle to everyone I know!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Michelle is AMAZING!!! Her style and technique completely brought out the subtle beauty hidden in one's face. She was able to enhance all the natural characteristics, without making it look like there is make-up on.

    After reviewing over 10 different make-up artist, we hired Michelle for a trial engagement shoot. She was patient and understanding, and was willing to try different styles to match my wife's taste. We loved the results, so we hired her for our entire bridal party, and for our mothers :)

    Everyone looked astounding! It was so natural and the blending was incredible. The make-up lasted all-night and didn't run, even after dancing. We are all completely satisfied and will definitely recommend Michelle for your event!

    You won't be disappointed.

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  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    She was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!! My makeup was fabulous and looked perfect all day, my hair was amazing!!!!!!!!!!! She is talented beyond words!

  • 5/5 stars Verified Review

    We had a fabulous experience with Michelle! She traveled to us for both a trial (minimal fee) and the day of the event. We were able to figure out what look we wanted in advance by having her do a trial, then on the day of prom she came on time, and well prepared! My daughter came out even more stunning than on the trial date and we were very pleased. Michelle was very professional to work with as well as very friendly and fun. Her pricing for prom was unbeatable for what we got! My daughters hair and makeup lasted all evening and she looked like a celebrity which is what she truly wanted for her prom! Thanks Michelle, you are fantastic!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I have done hair and makeup for weddings, photoshoots, special events and music videos. My forte is doing the bombshell look. But, I also love doing retro makeup as well. I also love doing wedding makeup as it is such a beautiful form or makeup artistry. Simple yet stunning.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I've done makeup for a short film called, "Play your part". It is directed by Scott Freije. I've also done makeup for a Disney Princess Wii Video game commercial. Directed by Charles Quinio. And lastly, did makeup for a client who is auditioning for a reality TV show.

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

A. Make sure to hire a truly passionate makeup artist. One who continuously hones their craft and one who is detail oriented. This way you'll hire one of the best artists in the industry. Also it is important that they sanitize their makeup and brushes.

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

A. Beautyblender is the bomb! Ask me and I'll tell all about this sponge that I use on clients.

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

A. May I see your portfolio?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My work stands out from other people's work because I'm very detail oriented. I take utmost care in all the aspects of the makeup. From the blending of eyeshadows, blush and foundation. I also make sure my color choices are well balanced and goes well together. I put alot of love into my work and I believe it shows. I truly love what I do and learn new things about makeup everyday. It is also important for me to listen to what the client wants but at the same time give my own suggestion as to what would work best for them. It is a team effort from both parties to come up with the exact look that would best suit the client.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Our profession is a symbol of love. We do what we do simply because we believe in the benefits it does for our clients.

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