Live Love Makeup

Scottsdale, AZ

About this pro

I serve weddings and do natural, before-and-after makeup. I am a hairstylist, an esthetician and an airbrush artist.

My passion is making every woman feel and look better about themselves.

I have been a freelance makeup artist for over 10 years and continue to love my passion every day.

I hope to hear from all of you, beauties.

Lauren McDowell


Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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16 Reviews
  • Danielle B. Jan 13, 2016
    I cannot say enough good things about Lauren! She is an incredibly talented makeup artist! I have used her for multiple events including my sisters wedding, my best friends wedding as well as many other special occasions. She will make you look and feel your very best! I have recommended her to many close friends who were planning their wedding day, and every one of them have raved about her special talents!
  • Megan P. Jan 9, 2016
    Lauren with Live Love Makeup is amazing at making you feel beautiful!! She very professional and personable! I've had my make up done multiple times for all different occasions like, glam or costume! Every time feeling beautiful! Wil definitely be using Live Love Makeup in the future!!
  • Candyse L. Jan 8, 2016
    I use Lauren for all my makeup needs / events! She is doing my makeup for my wedding in March . I love that she listens to what u want and makes u look like an amazing version of yourself!! I will use Lauren for all my makeup needs, she is truly an artist and I love all my transformations! 5 stars!! Live love makeup is the best out there!
  • Kassi S. Jan 5, 2016
    Five stars all around for Lauren!!! She absolutely blew my expectations out of the water! I don't normally wear a lot of makeup so that was a definite concern of mine, but Lauren assured me I would still look like myself (just a little more glam). Myself, mother, MIL, grandmother and 5 bridesmaids all loved their makeup and Lauren as well. She was on time, extremely flexible with all of the chaos, and extremely professional. There is no one else that I would have wanted to make me beautiful on the best day of my life.
  • Marian I. Dec 12, 2015
    Lauren was absolutely amazing! She is extremely talented and has the ability to do ANYTHING you ask for. My wedding was in October and my guests commented specifically on my makeup. It looked beautiful in photos and I didn't feel like I had a lot of makeup on. She also took care of my Mom and sister, and they looked stunning as well. Lauren has a mastery of highlighting and contouring, and can use your own makeup as well! My makeup stayed all day, and the house we got ready in had no AC so it was pretty warm while we were doing hair/makeup. But it never looked greasy, and nothing ever smudged. Lauren is not only an incredible makeup artist, but she is extremely personable as well, and very helpful and adaptive. She felt like she was a part of the wedding as if we'd known her for years. She is funny, easy to talk to, and works very efficiently. I would not hesitate to use her again for any makeup service I would every need! Love you, Lauren! Thank you sooooo much for everything. You are the BEST!
  • Kaitlin M. Dec 8, 2015
    Lauren did a fabulous job and was professional. My wedding makeup looked stunning and lasted all night.
  • Jessica R. Nov 26, 2015
    Lauren is incredible!!! I cannot say enough great things about her and the quality of her work. I fell in love with her makeup artistry from the moment I did my trial run and knew I had to book her for my wedding day. She did my bridal makeup, 4 bridesmaids, and the mother of the bride and groom. Everyone was so pleased with their makeup and gave her numerous compliments. She created the look everyone wanted on such a special day. I have had so many people ask me about who did our makeup and I have highly recommended Lauren with live love makeup every single time! I will use Lauren for every occasion I will ever need makeup done for. She is so personable with everyone involved in your day. You will be so pleased with her work and she will make your weddig makeup flawless and beautiful!! Thank you so much Lauren for making my wedding day perfect!
  • Caileen H. Nov 11, 2015
    Lauren of Live, Love, Makeup is incredible. She came to my house and did a trial makeup for me for my engagement party and I knew right away she was the one for my wedding. She's the rare breed of artist that can do hair AND makeup and is skilled at BOTH. I got married on October 30, 2015, and myself and my four bridesmaids all looked amazing! Lauren tailored each look to each woman's personality after only speaking to each of them for a few moments, and she nailed all of us. I will be using Lauren and her Live, Love, Makeup business for ALL of my important events in the future.
  • Sloan S. Apr 16, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I am so happy that I found Lauren to do my wedding make-up. She was very easy to work with, came to my house and did a wonderful trial run. She took my ideas into consideration and incorporated them on the day of my wedding. She came to the hotel where we were getting ready and did my make up exactly how I imagined it. She also did my flower girl and made her look beautiful. I will definitely be recommending her to anyone and everyone and will use her again at the first chance I have. Thank you so much Lauren for helping me feel beautiful on my wedding day!
  • Stephanie G. Jan 3, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    First off, Lauren was very punctual and did her job exactly how I had asked her to do it. She had to meet me @ 6:30 in the morning in a sketchy part of town and she couldn't have handled herself more professional. I will hire her again for any video or still shoot that I do in the future
  • Saleena P. Oct 18, 2014
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I did my trial run through on the day of my engagement photos and she did amazing! I felt beautiful and I loved it! I can't wait for my wedding she is going to make me feel amazing! GREAT JOB Lauren!
  • Heidi G. Oct 12, 2014
    Beautician Services
    Verified Review
    I cannot say enough about Lauren! I have never.looked more beautiful in my whole life! People were amazed by how beautiful my hair and makeup was and I cannot express my love and thanks enough!! Amazing, simply amazing
  • Sara C. May 7, 2014
    Lauren recently did my makeup for my wedding and shes was nothing less than amazing! I wanted my makeup to look natural and just enhance my features and that is exactly what she did. She was great to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone!!
  • Katherine C. Feb 23, 2013
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I hired Lauren for my wedding and she was wonderful to work with! She listened to everything I wanted done and did a great job. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a MUA or Hair Stylist. My make up lasted all day and my hair looks amazing as well. If your looking for a great make up artist and hairstylist you should choose to hire Lauren for your next event, you wont regret it!
  • Val I. Nov 18, 2012
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Lauren was professional & provided beautiful make application. She confirmed appointment and arrived early to ensure timely arrival to the house. Highly recommend Lauren, I will schedule with lauren in the future
  • Lisa L. Oct 25, 2012
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Lauren was so much fun to work with and she did an AMAZING job doing my wedding day hair and makeup as well as my Mom's makeup! I asked Lauren to give me a natural, but enhanced look, and she nailed it perfectly! We had done a trial look a couple weeks before the wedding - which I highly recommend, and I was thrilled with the results at that point. On the day of the wedding I surprised Lauren with a few products that I had recently purchased and asked if she could use them instead. Without skipping a beat, Lauren graciously agreed to try them out on me and I was so pleased with the result! I received so many compliments on my look (including my hair!) and my Mom has seriously never looked better in photographs than she did after Lauren dolled her up :) I will recommend Lauren to anyone wanting a special occasion look, and i will definitely go back to her the next time I want to look my best! Thank you Lauren!! :)


How did you get started doing this type of work?
Makeup has ALWAYS been my passion, and as i experienced with diffrent types of makeup and looks i realized i love to make people over as a whole from beginning to end and that is where i found my true passion in before and after looks!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings,Proms,Homecoming,Special Events & My favorite Before and After Group parties "Martinis & Makeovers" So fun!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I will only give the individual my best work while making it fun as they are being morphed into a beautiful version of who they already are!