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About Makeup By Cory

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I am a professional Makeup, SFX Makeup, and Hair Artist who has been working in TV, Film, Commercials, Corporate, Video, Music Videos, Fashion, Print/Editorial, and Bridal Industry for 20 years. I have been awarded 2015 and 2013 Weddingwire Couple's Choice "Best Hair and Makeup Artist" in Colorado. My goal is to conquer the world of Hair, Makeup, and Special Effects in the all related beauty and effects industries. My objectives are to bring fun, professionalism, punctuality, efficiency, and perfectionism to ever job no matter industry or size. I work in commercial and corporate videos as well as Broadcast Television. I have worked on episodes for NBC's The Golf Channel starring Dave Feherty and David Duval, Nationwide Broadcast News Show Occupy the Media on FSTV, Webseries such as The Art of Acting Out and The Marijuana Show, and Broadcast shows such as Good Day Colorado. I have such numerous instructional videos for Nationwide Company Interweave/F&W Media as well as various Corporate Videos and Commercials. I would love to change how professionals in the industry feel about working with h/mu artist from the beginning in pre-production and budgeting to professionalism and perfectionism in production through post and re-shoots maintaining continuity. I believe in creating an environment of fun and an enjoyable experience in which the client is completely comfortable with my presence and consulting with me on the project. I honestly believe when you do what you love you never work a day in your life. One conversation with me and you will be assured you have made the right call and picked the right person for the job.
Peace, Love, and Makeup

We have services and budget for every woman and every situation. Call for a free consultation and estimate.

- Wedding services:

- Bridal hair and/or full makeup
- Bridal party hair and/or full makeup
- Mother of bride (groom) hair and/or makeup
- Bachelorette party hair and/or makeup
- Engagement photos hair and/or makeup
- Bridal portraits hair and/or makeup
- Packages available or a la carte
- Same Sex Wedding Hair and Makeup

- Special occasions

-TV/Film/Video Projects
-Special FX Makeup Artist
-Fashion Editorial, Commercial, Head Shots, Runway
-Actor/Actress Head Shots
- Prom
- Corporate events
- Black tie events
- New Year's Eve
- Holiday parties
- High school reunion
- Headshots
- Modeling
- Dramatic/theatrical


Denver, CO 80231

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  • 1/5 stars

    I had a difficult time working with Cory Bryant from Makeup By Cory for my wedding and engagement photo shoot. My wedding was in May 2013. The problems with Cory are below:

    1) Bad attitude
    2) Unreliable with schedule
    3) Asked for tips repetitively
    4) Not good with Asian eye makeup, does better job with Caucasian

    On the day of the wedding, Cory and her team of 3 assistants showed up 15 minutes late. Immediately, Cory announced that they “had to hurry” because she “had another wedding to rush to after this one.” She was clearly stressed and repeated that whenever I or a bridesmaid made a request. I did not feel that my wedding was a priority at all.

    My biggest makeup concern was “no panda eyes look.” I’m Asian, so most heavy eye shadows make me look like I got punched in the eye – two dark puffy circles that make my eyes look smaller, the “panda eyes” look! Not attractive at all! I requested lighter colors that would make my eyes look brighter and bigger. Cory’s immediate reply was “I can’t make your eyes look any bigger than they are.” She started layering on darker eye shadows that I did not like. Meanwhile, my sister was getting her eye shadows done by an assistant. When my mother pointed out that we would like my eye makeup to look more similar to my sister’s, Cory said she was just going to let her assistant do my eyes. I could tell her pride was hurt, and the rest of the appointment felt “adversary.” I wish Cory would have listened instead of being in such a big hurry to get to the next wedding.

  • 5/5 stars

    The first runway show I had ever done, Cory reached out to me. She pulled me up to reach my full potential that night. Applying airbrush make up she accentuated my natural features in 30-45 mins. Cory treated me with friendship the whole night, enjoying each others conversation. Before I walking, Cory shared a swatch of her personal lipstick to touch me up. Cory was very invested in me as her client.

  • 5/5 stars

    At my daughter's wedding, all of the moms, grandmas, bridesmaids, flower girls, and of course the bride looked amazing, thanks to Cory and her team.

  • 5/5 stars

    I've worked with Cory on many occasions, very professional... Love her work

  • 5/5 stars

    Working with Cory have always been a pleasure and fun experience. Her knowledge about hair and make-up is outstanding and she spends the time on detail and making sure the client and also the team that she is working with is happy. She is reliable and is able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. As a photographer, I recommend her for your hair and make-up needs for on location, studio, and on movie sets.

    Sampson - Professional Fashion Photographer

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory embraces a project from start to finish and is great to collaborate with! We recently worked on a viral video series together and she helped the stories' characters come to life with a very experienced background in special effects makeup. She conceptualizes the vision, asks the right questions and nails it every time.

  • 5/5 stars

    My experiences with Cory Bryant have been amazing! She always brings joy and laughter to a set. She's an Amazing artist (Hair & Makeup)!! She definitely not only is a professional, but acts professional on set. Her expertise are one that I feel EVERY model and actor needs, if they want the job done right! She is a great person to know, too. Always bringing a smile to my face, no matter the occasion. Cory has done SFX makeup and Head Shots for me and we have worked together on several film and editorial projects. She is always a delight to work with. And I look forward to working with her many MANY more times!

  • 5/5 stars

    I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Cory for a photo shoot. She has amazing attention to detail, creativity, professionalism, and a wonderful attitude. Not only was I pleased with the end result of the make up, I also enjoyed my time in the make up chair. Cory is a joy to work with, and I can't wait to book her/collaborate with her for future events!

  • 5/5 stars

    Great MUAH artist. She arrived to each location on time and was flexible with last minute changes to the schedule. I would definitely work with her again!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory did my bridal hair and makeup and hair and makeup for 6 of my friends. Her assistant was at the venue early and ready to start curling the girls’ hair. We did not have inspiration photos before the day of and Cory and her assistant were able to do the girls hair on the spot how they wanted it done. Because I didn’t want traditional, all the same look, bridesmaids this was especially difficult. All the girls looked beautiful and it was a fun experience to have everyone get ready together. Both Cory and her assistant were upbeat, listened to what we wanted and brought everything we needed. I did airbrush makeup and wore my hair down and both stayed put all day through all the pictures. She provided me with lipstick to reapply for the day too, which was fantastic. My mom was a crying mess during the getting ready part and Cory put some makeup on her for free and she looked fantastic! They stayed until the ceremony to do any hair or makeup touch ups needed for the pictures. I did not have to stress about how I looked the whole day which is why I wanted to get my hair and makeup professionally done and I felt beautiful even at the after party! Cory definitely met our expectations and exceeded them by helping my mom. Her prices, especially for groups, are reasonable and I would absolutely recommend her.

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory was so easy to work with and she applied my makeup exactly as I wanted. Very friendly and easy to work with! Highly recommend

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory worked on my makeup for a runway shoot. She was very professional, knowledgeable, easy going and fun loving! She came prepared and followed up with touch ups. It was fun working with her and her bubbly personality made the night even better, not to mention my makeup look amazing! I would highly recommend Cory to any professional!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory is absolutely amazing! She does great work and is very professional! I had a blast being able to work with her and hope to again in the near future :-)

  • 5/5 stars Verified Review

    Cory was absolutely amazing! She made me look so wonderful and was very easy to work with. She was extremely flexible, I kept having to move my time and location for my appointment and she didn't have any problems at all. I highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory is so awesome and cool and fun to be around. She has done my makeup for a couple of photoshoots. I looked amazing! My hair looked so soft and pretty. Cory definitely knows what she is doing. She totally rocks it! I would recommend her as she is the BEST! (:

  • 5/5 stars

    5 stars all the way! I have had the great opportunity and privilege of working with Cory on several occasions wether it's on a movie set or new head shots she is hands down the best! Uses great product, professional and always has your best interest at heart! I love being able to have a professional do both my hair and make-up, one less thing to worry about! Give Cory a call for your next big event! I just did!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory is fun, energetic, personable and awesome to work with and to be around. She has done my daughters makeup for two photoshoots and she has made my daughter flawless and stunning. Chooses just the right colors and tones. She is equally amazing with hair. knows fashion for sure! She really knows what she is doing. We will continue to use her and I highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars

    I just worked with Cory on a music video and she was absolutely amazing! So much fun to work with but also very professional and great at what she does. I would suggest Cory above anyone else. She is great!

  • 5/5 stars

    Working with Cory was an absolute pleasure. not only did she deliver what she promised, but exceeded every expectation we had. This was my first experience being on camera and i really didnt know what to expect. She immediately jumped in to help myself and my coworkers feel calm and relaxed. Between the production team and the actors, everyone got exactly what they needed out of it. with very little direction she clicked into the ideas and look we needed, and she was sure to make absolutely sure that we felt comfortable with what she was doing. all in all, i would highly recommend her for anything from the smallest live appearance, to the more intricate needs of feature films. She even said she does weddings. wish i had met her before i got married! Dynamite personality coupled with professionalism is the perfect one two punch for any success story and what can i say... hit the nail on the head!

  • 5/5 stars

    I have worked with Cory many times and she is simply amazing! Her talents exceed many I have ever worked with and makes her clients look absolutely stunning every time! Her flawless work and attention to detail is a true testament to her love for what she does creating true beauty and elegance. Her work is impeccable and you couldn't select a better hair and makeup artist!

  • 5/5 stars

    Working with Cory was awesome! She is a lot of fun and is very easy to work with. She does great work and really helped me personally get out of my shell and try something I hadn't tried before. She definitely is someone I would recommend and I would LOVE to work with her again! :)

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory was so fun to work with ! she is great at keeping everything running smooth and productively. I strongly recommend her professional services. Clean, kind and thorough. Make-up by Cory gets FIVE stars!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory Bryant is by far my absolute favorite makeup/hair stylist in Colorado. She is so much fun to work with! Everything she does makes you feel beautiful and confident once you leave. She tends to your specific needs and always does things in a timely manner. She works with you and your desires and will always have an open mind. She creates a fun, relaxed, easy going environment that makes your time so enjoyable. She really does what will make you look and feel at your best. I recommend her for any event you may have coming up! You will be thrilled with your experience and results. I definitely give her two thumbs up!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory is not only an exceptional hair and makeup artist, she has been a terrific mentor for my daughter who is starting her modeling career. We met Cory for a photoshoot where she created beautiful hair styles and lovely dramatic yet very tasteful makeup. She corroberated with the photographer to make sure each model looked fantastic during the entire shoot. Cory is , extremely talented, has a terrific eye for style, is very encouraging to the models. She has provided an amazing amount of support for my daughter. Cory would be an asset to anyone looking for hair and makeup services!

  • 5/5 stars

    I first met Cory last May,when we hired her to do hair and makeup for 12 for my daughter's wedding. She was prompt and everyone looked amazing. She also came to our house a month before to do a trial run and this was included in the price.
    Cory was professional and unscathed by the craziness of 9 chattering bridesmaids and the mothers.
    Thanks Cory! You are very talented at what you do

  • 5/5 stars

    I hired MakeUp by Cory to do hair and makeup for my video shoot in LA. I DEFINITELY made the right choice. She arrived from out of town in advance and was incredibly prepared. Not only did Cory do an extensive amount of research, sending me ample ideas throughout pre-production, her execution of our vision was impeccable. Cory's attitude on set for a long twelve hour day was amazing; she kept everyone's spirits soaring and my entire cast and crew was raving about how wonderful she was. And most importantly- the hair and makeup looked OUTSTANDING and made our video pop like we needed it to. Cory showed us all the she is a true professional and I will be using MakeUp by Cory again and again- I suggest you do the same.

    Cory B. from Makeup By Cory replied to this review on November 5, 2012:

    Here is the actual review for this post. Not sure what happened to it. Josh it was my pleasure. I loved working with your band on your first big music video! I cannot wait to see final product and share with the world!
    More than I could have asked for...

    I hired MakeUp by Cory to do hair and makeup for my video shoot in LA. I DEFINITELY made the right choice. She arrived from out of town in advance and was incredibly prepared. Not only did Cory do an extensive amount of research, sending me ample ideas throughout pre-production, her execution of our vision was impeccable. Cory's attitude on set for a long twelve hour day was amazing; she kept everyone's spirits soaring and my entire cast and crew was raving about how wonderful she was. And most importantly- the hair and makeup looked OUTSTANDING and made our video pop like we needed it to. Cory showed us all the she is a true professional and I will be using MakeUp by Cory again and again- I suggest you do the same.
    Josh Ansley- DiveBar Stickup Bass Player/Singer

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Cory is super nice and made me feel very comfortable since I had never had my make up done professionally and I am 50 years old!
    I had my make up done for my daughters wedding and everyone at the wedding commented on how natural and pretty my make up looked.
    The pictures look great and I am super happy with the job Cory did, I would highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to do your makeup.

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory did the makeup and hair for my daughters wedding. She did an excellent job. Was fun to work with, and she really enjoys her job. She said to not worry about crying at the wedding, as my make up wouldn't come off and she was right!! When my sister saw me for the first time after Cory did my makeup, she just starred at me, I asked her what was wrong and she said I looked 20 years younger!!! I need Cory everyday!! Would highly recommend her for your special event. Oh, my daughter was absolutely beautiful too!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Cory is a truly an amazing and talented make up artist and I loved working with her. She did my makeup for a photo shoot and wedding event. I couldn't believe I looked beautiful with the amazing work that she did! I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

  • 5/5 stars

    Each week, Cory makes me and 2 of my co-workers TV ready, prepping our makeup for a weekly news show. Cory always goes above and beyond, making my tired eyes disappear and helping me showcase my natural beauty. She's extremely professional and knowledgeable, always on top of the latest makeup products and trends. She's very versatile and serious about her work, which shows each week. I've really enjoyed having Cory become part of the show's weekly team, and always look forward to having her on the set. Thanks for your work, Cory!

Question and answer

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. I have many pricing options and custom packages, such as wedding party, Mother of the Bride(Groom) Hair only, Make-Up Only. Engagement Photos.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Weddings, TV Productions, Music Videos, Film/Movie Productions, Film Shorts, Bridal Portraits, Bachelorette Parties, Modeling, Head Shots for Models, Actors, and Actresses, Prom, Special Events or Black Tie Parties, Holiday parties and Special Occasions, such as New Years Eve. We also do first time makeup lessons for teens and adults, Makeup lessons for Smokey Eyes and Nighttime Glamour, Girls Night In Parties, and shopping lessons to teach you what kind of products to buy for your skin, what brushes are important and worth purchasing, ensuring you do not spend needlessly at the makeup counters. We can also meet with customer to discuss and discover a new look or teach how to deal and cover special skin conditions such as Melasma, Rosasea, Age Spots, and discoloration of skin. We consult on film projects, also focused on special effect makeup and hair. We work closely with clients based on their needs and desires. Any hair and makeup needs on a nationwide basis are our specialty. We have the ability to travel anywhere in the US and abroad for any of our services.

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. I was recently accepted and sworn into the international film union Denver Co local IATSE 7

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Find someone who makes you comfortable and understands your goals, objectives, and desires.

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