MW Makeup Artistry

Fort Myers, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am an artist at heart working in many different mediums & doing makeup is the perfect extension of my passion.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The excitement of the women when they see themselves completed makes my heart smile :)

Location

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Years in business

20

Times hired on Thumbtack

96

Reviews

46 Reviews
  • Kelli A. Jul 14, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was absolutely WONDERFUL!! She was so personal and professional. She listened to every detail I wanted and went above and beyond to fulfill all of my wishes! She made me feel like the most beautiful bride!! My husband said he could not control himself when I walked down the aisle because I was more beautiful than ever! I would highly Michelle for any bride wanting to feel like the most beautiful bride on the earth!! Can't thank her enough for everything!
    Michelle W. Jul 14, 2017

    Ahhhh thank you Kelli....YOU are amazing! Thank you for the privelage of being a part if your magical day!!!! 5 hearts for you!

  • IRIS K. Jul 13, 2017
    Makeup Artistry Lessons
    Verified Review
    PLUSES ALL AROUND. NICE EXPERIENCE.
    Michelle W. Jul 14, 2017

    Thank you Iris you were an absolute joy to sped time with!

  • Kali H. Mar 23, 2017
    Absolutely Amazing!
    Michelle did my make up along with my bridesmaids makeup the day of my wedding. I can not express how amazing she truly is! I felt absolutely beautiful the day of my wedding and owe it all to her! I highly recommend her services and will definitely be a returning customer in the future when events come up!
  • Christina B. Feb 26, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend
    Michelle was so awesome and accommodating!! She came to where I was staying and made the process stress-free for me before my sunset wedding. I highly recommend Michelle whether you go to her place or she comes to you. I was very pleased with my makeup and it held up beautifully for the ceremony, pictures and dinner afterwards. Thank you Michelle!!
    Michelle W. Feb 27, 2017

    Thank you Sweetie, you were so Beautiful and fun to work with! Love Love Loved spending time with you on your special day!!!!

  • Caroline D. Feb 13, 2017
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Pick her! AMAZING work.
    I'm SO glad I was referred to Michelle - if I could give her more stars I would. She made all my girls look and feel beautiful! Thanks again, Michelle - keep up the GREAT work!
    Michelle W. Feb 16, 2017

    Thank you sweetheart.. you were such a blessing to work with. I enjoyed you and your girls sooooOoooo much I wanted to put you all in my pocket and take you home with me!

  • Jacqueline W. Feb 9, 2017
    Michelle is the Best of the Best!!!
    Love, Love, Love Michelle! Have you ever been preparing for a big event and needed to look your best? That's exactly what happened to me times 2. My daughter was graduating high school and as we homeschooled her, we planned an out-of-the-box high school graduation 40's style. As soon as you walked into the rented hall, you were transported into the 40's- it was magical. As such, the graduating girl, not only needed her makeup to be 40's, but her hair also. I not only wanted her to do Abby's hair/make up 40's style, but Abby's best friend also. I knew I had given Michelle a steep challenge- We had clear instructions of what needed to happen for the day- but as I had seen her past work, I knew without a doubt she would deliver. She delivered, and then some. When my daughter walked into the decorated hall, it was like a 40's model had stepped on stage. Her hair was gorgeous, her make up was Oh My Gosh Amazing. The most important part was how she treated Abby in the hours leading up to the graduation. She treated her like the "princess" she was. Multiple delays and typical "life situations" happened that day and Michelle didn't bat an eye lash. She kept Abby on schedule and was completely professional and went out of her way to help us in the final moments!! It was my daughters big day and Michelle stepped into our "family" for the day and was stellar. Thank you Michelle! Follow up: my anniversary was approaching and I wanted to do something I'd never done before: have my makeup done for the big day. Nervous was I! Let me just say, once she finished, I felt so beautiful. She knows how to bring out the best in us ladies! There are no words that I can say or express to Michelle for helping me turn a normal anniversary and graduating day into a memorable evening I will never forget. I can't wait to use you again!
    Michelle W. Feb 16, 2017

    Thank you Jacqueline, you and your daughter are both amazing and beautiful! A true pleasure to work with <3

  • Jessica L. Feb 7, 2017
    Old Soul
    It's a rarity these days to find someone that you instantly connect with. This was not the case with Michelle. The moment I met her it felt so familiar and comfortable. She did my makeup for a maternity shoot. In the trial we discussed any and all concerns I had. The results blew me away. So much so that I signed paperwork that day for my wedding day. My mother suffers from terrible skin allergies and this had to be shared with Michelle. She researched every product down to every ingredient and was able to do my mother's make-up beautifully and with no issues. The ladies in my wedding were all very individualistic. Some wanting no foundation and others wanting contour etc. Michelle is so comfortable and easy to work with. I remember clearly when eact of my girls looked at themselves. Their smiles came from the heart and they felt beautiful. She is an old soul with a warm personality. We clicked instantly and she will always be my go to make-up artist for any and all events I may have in my life. Her hugs are sincere, her talent is unparalleled and her brushes smell like heaven.
    Michelle W. Feb 7, 2017

    Thank you Jessica you are a true kindred spirit! I loved loved loved being a part of your special day:) M.U.A. for a day friend for life! Xoxo

  • Amber P. Feb 7, 2017
    Fantastic!
    Simply fantastic work! Great personality and makes sure your comfortable the whole time! Highly recommend!!
    Michelle W. Feb 7, 2017

    Thank you Amber you are a sweetheart!!

  • Cassandra F. Feb 4, 2017
    January 28, 2017
    My wedding was on the 28th of this month and as most brides could probably relate....I was super stressed and wanted everything to be perfect. Michelle was my make up artist and she was so sweet and kind, she helped put all my worries to rest and made me feel like a pampered princess on my special day!!! She did a fantastic job on my make up and helped make my day go smoothly and absolutely perfect!!! Love love love her work!!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing make up artist for such a special occasion, she blows any salon I've ever been to away! Thank you Michelle for helping put me at ease so I could enjoy the best day of my life and making me look beautiful!
    Michelle W. Feb 7, 2017

    Aww thank yoy so much Cassandra, you make my heart smile! I loved being a part of your special day so much...you made me cry!

  • Karma C. Feb 3, 2017
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    HOW I FEEL is just as important as HOW I LOOK
    The makeup as beautiful! The problem was that HOW I FEEL is just as important as HOW I LOOK on my wedding day. We had expressed concern over arriving by 9AM for my wedding that did not begin until 4:30 and even hired another artist so that we would not have to begin even earlier. I got there at 9:15 and Michelle was very disapproving and I felt like she was lecturing me. I have 3 children and many other people with their own timelines on my wedding day. With that being said, the makeup timeline is not the only one we are dealing with and I thought her attitude was rude all day. Even when I TOLD her my daughter would like to be next because she is 6 and was getting anxious, she corrected me and told me that she is supposed to go last. Excuse me? I didn't realize you were making those kind of decisions. I thought I hired you to be a part of those very few people to share my wedding morning with, and that it was my day, my team is supposed to help me feel calm, excited, and like a princess. Not feel like I need to apologize to my makeup artist for being 15 minutes behind schedule. The wedding was gorgeous by the way, but this really made me upset and feel uncomfortable. Not the best start to the day - in a room full of the most important and special people in your life on one of the most important days of your life - this is not professional.
    Michelle W. Feb 3, 2017

    Dear Karma, From the deepest place in my heart I am so sorry you felt unhappy. It would never be my intention to be rude or make anyone feel upset or uncomfortable with my service. I was admittedly very focused on your wedding day due to the late changes that were made of adding your sister for makeup and having almost an hour less time to get everyone beautiful on time. As we had it in your contract we were supposed to start at 8:30 am and have 7 girls (8 girls counting your sister)…finished by 3 pm which is when you said your photographer wanted all of you ready for pictures by. The ceremony started at 4:30 pm. However, not to any fault of yours or mine…your venue let you know that no one was permitted in before 9 am. I personally called your venue and arranged for them to at least let me in at 8:30 so I could set up and be ready to start makeup at 9 am. As unexpected things often happen on wedding days, the girls didn’t make it until 9:15 so we started makeup at 9:20. Which was fine, but I did have to let you know I might not have time to do one of the girls. I did not in any way intend for you to feel lectured Darlin… I’m so sorry you felt that way. In regards to your beautiful & sweet 6 year old daughter, Loni-mae, I was not charging you anything for her… I offered to do a little something special for her after the other girls. You did ask me that day to do her makeup earlier in the schedule because she was so excited and I mentioned to you that I usually do the little ones at the end because they tend to wipe everything off (I wanted to be sure she was camera ready) However, I did as you asked and as soon as I finished the girl I was working on, I had fun with Loni-mae.. putting her sparkles and gloss on and figured I would just touch her up again at the end. I worked very hard all day with not a single break to get all 8 girls beautiful on time (including your lovely sister) in less than 6 hours time:) I had a great time with you and your girls, everyone looked gorgeous and was very happy with my work. I am thankful and glad that you were also pleased with your makeup and I’m thrilled that you had a beautiful wedding. I wish I had words to say to make you feel better… to make you truly feel like the princess you are. You were an amazing and beautiful Bride and I am honored to have been a part of your special day. ~Michelle

  • Carley B. Jan 1, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was incredibly professional and talented! All the bridesmaids loved their make up and we all looked amazing. Would definitely recommend to any bride!
  • Sarah M. Nov 11, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Wedding Make Up
    Great customer service, we all loved the make up, and I was even able to wear my false lashes and eye makeup the entire next day!
    Michelle W. Feb 16, 2017

    Thank you Sarah lol you are fabulous!

  • Christy B. Oct 9, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle is awesome!!!
    Michelle did my hair and makeup for my wedding. She did a phenomenal job and was patient with me and my inability to sit for long periods of time. Thanks Michelle for everything!!
  • Vicky P. Sep 11, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Would Do This Every Weekend if I Could!!
    Michelle did my make-up for my son's wedding this past weekend and my own grown (very critical) daughters told me I looked totally awesome, (and I did!) She knows exactly what she's doing, she understood that I didn't want to look overly made-up being a 62 year old woman, but just wanted to look better and she DID do that for me! I love her products and her artistry/application and after sweating through a beach wedding ceremony then dancing (more sweating) for 3 hours, my face didn't even need blotting (though she supplied me with a blotting cloth if needed). Highly recommend this woman - she is a pro and a delight to work with!
  • Lauren M. Aug 13, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Heather S. Aug 8, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Marga L. Jul 16, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle made an awesome job for my wedding. She loves her work. I really recommend her to other brides. From the first time, I talked to her I knew she was going to be doing a good job. She made me feels secured on her professionalism. I love my makeup & hair trial. I have been with other salons & people to do my makeup, but she is the first one gave me a perfect look. Hire her for any event. You will not be disappointed.
    Michelle W. Jul 17, 2016

    Awww Marga you are so sweet thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of getting you and your girls ready for your special day!!

  • Robin B. Jul 14, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was perfect for our wedding party. She arrived on time and with all needed make up supplies. She was helpful in providing make up tips during and after the wedding to help with our sweat (90 degrees on the beach). Professional and friendly and would recommend again!
    Michelle W. Jul 15, 2016

    Thank you Robin! I had a great time with you ladies, it was my pleasure!!

  • Stacie L. Jun 6, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle is awesome! Very attentive to detail. I highly recommend her and would call upon her again if ever in the area. She was early on the day of event which was great since we had not met or talked in detail about the look wanted. Michelle offers great advice.
    Michelle W. Jul 15, 2016

    5 hearts for you sweetie! Thanks for allowing me the privilege of being a part of your special day!

  • Megan M. May 18, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle work was amazing and beautiful! She was extremely professional and I will definitely work with her again!
    Michelle W. May 19, 2016

    Yaaaaay thank you Darlin so are You!!

  • Jill S. May 12, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle is the most sweet woman I have ever met! From the time I booked her over a year before my wedding until the day of, she made me feel so important. She made my bridal party, flower girls, Mom's and I look like absolute royalty and I would recommend her for any and all occasions!
    Michelle W. May 19, 2016

    Ahhhh thank you Sweetie! You are so beautiful inside and out!!! I loved loved loved working with you :)

  • Bre M. Mar 29, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle is amazing!! She is so kind, caring and professional. We all loved our make up so much! I can't wait to see all our photos back from my wedding. I would definitely recommend her to everyone. She'll make your day just as special as she had made mine ?
    Michelle W. May 19, 2016

    Thank you sweetie!! You are Gorgeous and a delightful pleasure to work with!! Remember to send me some pictures so I can see too!!!

  • Jayme W. Mar 10, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was amazing! She made my girls, mom and I look outstanding and was so sweet! I am so happy with the choice of going with her as my makeup artist for my special day. She was on time and was very professional. Thank you for everything Michelle!!
    Michelle W. May 19, 2016

    Thank you so much Jayme, I had so much fun with you and your girlies and you are so beautiful you made my work easy!! Loved Loved Loved being a part of your special day :)

  • Rosa G. Mar 6, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle, was amazing since the moment I met her. She was friendly, knowledgeable and most important you can see the passion she has for what she does. My visit with her consisted of a trial run for my renewal vow ceremony. She curled my hair and did my makeup. She exceeded my expectations, made me feel and look beautiful. I would recommend her to everyone! I will be hiring her to do my wedding and my wedding parties hair and makeup.
  • Amanda P. Feb 2, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was outstanding! I loved the way my makeup turned out and all my girls looked beautiful and loved their looks too. Our makeup lasted all night. Michelle is so friendly and easy to talk to making anyone feel comfortable and well informed about the products she uses and service she provides. I would love to have Michelle do my makeup again! Thank you for enhancing our true beauty!
  • Danhyela G. Jan 12, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was AMAZING. She came early and more than prepare to my suite. Everyone loves their make up and her! She was super sweet and listened to every single detail we had to share. I absolutely loved my look it was just what I wanted and lasted all night long the only thing I had to retouch was my lipstick after eating and drinking. My look was done at 11:30am and it was still looking fabulous at 3am. 100% recommended! Thank you Michelle!
    Michelle W. May 19, 2016

    Thank you Darlin!!!! I enjoyed working with you and your lovely ladies so much! You are so beautiful and a Delight to work with. Call me anytime. Remember to send me pictures so I can see the best of your special day!

  • Amira S. Jan 12, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I loved her work and how professional and fun she was. I would definitely recommend her!
  • Karen D. Nov 20, 2015
    I had a great time and the makeup was amazing. Loved the eyes and the lip color was perfect. Very professional!
  • Ann D. Oct 14, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
  • Christine B. Aug 16, 2015
    Michelle was absolutely amazing! She made me feel so comfortable and did a beautiful job on my makeup! I looked like a super glammed up version of myself.
  • Tiffani C. Aug 16, 2015
    Michelle did an AMAZING job on my make up. I will for sure be going to her for any future make up needs. She was kind and knew exactly what she was doing.
  • Amy B. Jul 30, 2015
    Michelle is the absolute best!!! I would never go anywhere else ever again for any special event or photo session! Her personality is just as amazing as her talent!
  • Danielle M. Jul 28, 2015
    This was a wonderful experience!! She has such a soft hand and soothing voice. I hope I have a fancy get together soon so I can have her do my makeup and hair again. Very talented
  • Shelley M. Apr 13, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    She is unbelievable...a true professional and a joy to work with!!! Knows her stuff, she is a MUST have!!! Made my wedding!!!
    Michelle W. Apr 13, 2015

    Awwww thank you Darlin, I enjoyed working with you soOoooo much! A kindred spirit indeed!!

  • Courtney R. Feb 9, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
  • April M. Jan 20, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    My experience with Michelle has been nothing shy of perfect. She is organized, reliable and accommodating. Not to mention super super sweet. I never ever wear makeup. I thought I hated it and that it looked terrible on me.That is, until I met Michelle. I have never felt more beautiful in my life. Don't cheat yourself out of something great, hire her for any and all events. Thanks Michelle!! You rock.
  • Kelly S. Oct 27, 2014
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Very professional and prompt. Enjoyed my pre-wedding session. Created exactly the look I wanted. I would definitely recommend her to others. I am looking forward to Michelle working with my bridesmaids as well:)
  • Sally G. May 28, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle went above and beyond on my wedding day. Despite major personal issues she encountered the week of, she made sure she was there for me and gave me her full attention during our appointment. I gave her a vague description of what look I wanted, and she made me look more beautiful than I ever have before. I was concerned about touching up, since my wedding was in the hot Florida summer, but it lasted all night without needing a single touch up! I will recommend her to anyone in the area as she is nothing but experienced, sweet, and professional.
  • Shakayla F. Feb 18, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I'm in love! My headshots came out BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to work with you again!!
  • Nicole C. Jan 14, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I am a bride and I just had a trial run with Michelle and it was definitely clear to me that we NEED to book her! She did an amazing job! I've tried many different makeup looks and could never do it right. She found "my" look on the first try! she really knows what she is doing and she is so nice and understanding!! I would recommend her for ANY occasion!!!
    Michelle W. Jan 14, 2014

    Yaaaay I am so glad :) Thank you Nicole

  • Tracy S. Dec 25, 2013
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle was absolutely wonderful and she did an excellent job on my makeup!! I was very impressed and thought I looked absolutely stunning!! I look forward to her doing my makeup again for my engagement pictures as well as my wedding!! I recommend her highly for any and all events. She is an incredible makeup artist!! Thanks Michelle
    Michelle W. Dec 25, 2013

    Thank you Tracy, you are so sweet! I am tickled to be working with you:)

  • Diana N. Nov 28, 2013
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle responded within a few hours of my request and I'm so happy I chose her. I normally do not wear alot of makeup, but I wanted to feel a little more special for my engagement pictures. Michelle did a great job of making me look like a natural beauty. She definitely exceeded my expectations and she will be my go to from now on for special occasions. Thank you so much Michelle, I cannot wait to work with you again!!!
  • Diane M. Nov 25, 2013
    Beautician Services
    Verified Review
    Went for my wedding hair and makeup trial and loved it! Michelle is very personable and professional. She took her time and made sure everything was perfect before I left. I was very impressed with her quality of work and would definitely recommend her to anyone!
    Michelle W. Nov 25, 2013

    Oh yay....Thank you Diane, you are such a sweetie! I'm tickled to do makeup for your wedding:) can't wait!

  • Sally H. Aug 31, 2013
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle does an outstanding job! She helped me achieve the "everyday look" I was hoping for and taught me how to replicate it at home. She doesn't just tell you what she is doing, but also gives you the opportunity to practice so that you leave feeling more confident about being able to achieve what she has taught. She is down-to-earth and fun to work with as well. You will not leave disappointed.
    Michelle W. Aug 31, 2013

    Thank you Sally, you were so much fun to work with! You are lovely, lovely lovely inside and out

  • Maritza S. May 23, 2013
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    She is amazing! Very professional, charismatic, and passionate on what she does. I will recommend her to all my friends. Thank you Michelle, I really had a good time yesterday in my makeup trial. Everybody loved it, specially, my fiance.
    Michelle W. May 27, 2013

    Yay I am so tickled! You are so welcome :)

  • Donna E. Mar 30, 2013
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Michelle is a delight. I am now officially a senior citizen and I wanted to update my look. I went to Michelle wearing no make-up and let her perform her magic. Michelle is a teacher and she taught me a lot of tricks that I did not previously know. She spent a good amount of time with me and explained exactly why and how she was applying the make-up. I wish I had had somewhere wonderful to go when she finished because I looked great. Later that evening, I received an e-mail in which she listed every cosmetic she had used so that I could duplicate the look. I have been to other make-up stylists and they have never taken the time or the care that Michelle did. On top of that, her fee was extremely reasonable. I would recommend Michelle without reservation, especially to older women who might want to refresh their appearances. Thank you for a job well done Michelle.
    Michelle W. Apr 3, 2013

    Donna you are such a sweetheart! Thank you

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
makeup artistry in studio or on location for: Photography Sessions Weddings Events & Special Occasions Motivational & Educational Speaking/ Writing with a focus on Empowering Women
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Most women know plenty of tips and tricks to apply makeup for everyday wear, but you*ll find that hiring a pro makeup artist is critical part of your wedding, event or portrait session! Here's a few reasons why... 1.) It takes an artful eye to see the beauty and potential in each face. A pro artist is not only trained to apply flawless, enduring makeup, they are also skilled in the art of making you feel at ease in every aspect of the process of working with you to create a stunning makeup style. 2.) A pro also understands how many different factors can effect your look. For example, makeup for photography is entirely different from everyday makeup. 3.)Your makeup bag is probably very unlike a pro's kit. Professional makeup artists know what products to use, where to use them and in what intensity to ensure you look good face to face, as well as in your pictures. They use a wide range of products from vastly different lines to achieve a flawless look. 4.) Education and experience are also key factors. A professional makeup artist has training exclusively in the art of makeup (through a makeup artistry school and/or an internships under other pros) and will have years of experience in the field. 5.) Behind every beautiful movie star, singer or model, there is a talented and experienced makeup artist working hard to ensure they look great in every picture that is taken. Your wedding, event or portrait session is your mini celebrity moment and you should look and feel as amazing as those stars. Hiring a pro makeup artist is one way to guarantee that! They say*No star is a heroine to her makeup artist!