Daurisa Villanueva

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About Daurisa Villanueva

hired 38 times on Thumbtack

How does your service stand out?

I am a makeup artist who will provide you the best service possible. I am a certified MAC artist, and I have worked with makeup lines such as Chanel, Lancome, Dior, etc.

I am everything you are looking for in a makeup artist.

My services include bridal makeup, baby shower events, makeup parties for kids and adults, fashion shows and photo shoots.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I have worked in the industry well. It is my passion. Beauty first comes from the inside, and I am the one to make the beauty stand out on the outside.


Somerset, NJ 08873

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  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Prior to my appointment with Daurisa, I had never used Thumbtack before. I simply searched "prom makeup near me" on Google since my previous appointment I had made was not early enough. Therefore, I was definitely nervous about having my hair and makeup done by someone I had only read reviews about online, however, Daurisa exceeded all my expectations.

    Daurisa was incredibly accommodating to all of my needs, which made me feel so much less stressed about my junior prom. I scheduled her the Monday before my prom on Friday and was wonderfully surprised that she was able to help me on such late notice. Leading up to my prom, we talked on the phone and texted back and forth about what I wanted to do with my hair and makeup. She made me feel so much more prepared for the big event.

    Even though I wear a little makeup every day, I do not know too much about makeup and that did not create any problems whatsoever. Daurisa brought all the makeup and brought fake eyelashes since I had requested them. Additionally, I have had my makeup and hair professionally before and looked like a clown, but Daurisa listened to me and provided a dramatic look without being too excessive.

    Overall, Daurisa was extremely professional yet very personable. She made me feel so comfortable and beautiful for my prom night. I have no doubt in my mind that I will hire her again for my next big event because she did an incredible job.

  • 5/5 stars Prom Makeup Verified Review

    Daurisa was honestly so flexible and understanding... I loved her. She did my makeup for my prom. I was running late from my hair appointment and I asked her if she could possibly push back my appointment with her. She was so flexible and was able to do that. I really appreciated that. When she came to my house, she was so cute! She made great conversation with me, my best friend, my coach and also my mother. She really likes to get to know her clients and that is so important to me. Daurisa wasn't there to just do my makeup, she was there to make my prom experience a better one. I looked beautiful at prom. Everyone made a double take! No one recognized me (since I don't wear makeup and I chopped off my hair). I really am thankful Daurisa was my makeup artist. Totally hiring her again!!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Great job and great personality.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Very professional! Did an absolute amazing job. I will definitely recommend her and will absolutely use her services again!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Dori was wonderful to work with. She did my hair and makeup for my bridal shower and I felt very beautiful when greeting all of my guests. She also set my mothers hair, which looked fabulous. I hope to work with her again soon!

  • 5/5 stars

    Daurisa has been my makeup artist for a few events in NYC. The last time she worked with me was for a videoshoot. She's professional, knowledgeable about skin types and even worked with me on my Lupus-ridden skin issues. I've never worked with an artist who knew exactly what I needed and delivered FLAWLESSNESS every single time. I wish her all the best and I KNOW she will go far because she's not only EXCELLENT at what she does, she's also a very caring person and takes each client in as more of a family member than just a client.

  • 5/5 stars

    Daurisa has never been less than outstanding when providing her services to my colleagues and me. She is just a sweet individual who takes pride in her work and is compassionate about her clients. She has applied my makeup for a company event and it lasted the evening of dancing and debauchery. Ok, maybe there was not any debauchery but, there was dancing and lots of it and my face remained the same. She even met me for lunch once and accompanied me to the M.A.C. store so that I could find a nice bold color lip color that complements my skin tone. I didn’t have to feel anxious about being in the store because she was with me and she was the same outside of my office as she was when she was doing my makeup.

    Her fees have always been reasonable, if not less than some other make-up artists I have seen and what she does is just that, its art. No job is too small, she did my face for a holiday party and she does entire bridal parties. I look forward to working with her again and the next time, I may even get the smoky eyes with eyelashes package that she spoke about.

    I make it a habit of not highly recommending anyone. I make exceptions when talent is being overlooked. I HIGHLY recommend Daurisa.

  • 1/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review


    Just like every bride on thumbtack, I was looking for a good hair and makeup artis for a good price. Daurisa reached out to me with a reasonable quote so I called her and we had an AMAZING conversation. She was down to earth and a bride herself so I was sold.
    My maid of honor and I both wanted to do a trail since our hair and skin is So different. I expressed this to Daurisa and she was more than accommodating. She pushed me to hire her on thumbtack so other vendors don't keep contacting me. Boy what a mistake that was. I expressed that the trial price was a little higher for us and she, without any hesitation dropped the price for us. We agreed on a trail price of $50 for both hair and makeup.

    Daurisa messaged me THREE times after agreeing on the price to try to set a date for us to book the trial with her.

    I called her a little over a week ago to set a date and she let me know that she would get back to me. Since then I called her FOUR TIMES with out any answer. At this point I began to worry. What if she did this the day of the wedding?

    This morning I received a text message. This is the exact message I got from her "Good morning Kat
    Im not going to be able to do the trial. I feel like a took a way lower cut than I ever have for so many people and I have never done a trial for 50 dollars hair and makeup. Sorry for any inconvenience if any this has caused you.
    I hope you have a beautiful wedding.
    Be blessed

    I think it is extremely unprofessional to agree to a price, follow up after the agreed quote, and then after not answering for over a week cancel by text message.

    Beware all brides who can't take the risk of loosing time or just being played!

    Daurisa V. from Daurisa Villanueva replied to this review on April 6, 2016

    Katherine, you began with ***BEWARE*** I prefer to begin all things with PRAYER. As a professional makeup artist who takes pride in what she does, please know that it was not on a whim that I decided not to do the trial. Once you asked to add a bridal party to the trial at the cost that I exclusively gave to you, I initially said yes. That was hasty and I should not have done that without more prayerful thinking on the matter. The more time that you and I were not in communication – first, I was not able to reach you and then you were not able to reach me – I was praying on my initial acceptance and making peace with my offer. After careful discernment, I knew that I could not move forward with this. I have been a makeup artist for a long time and given that your wedding will take place in 2017, I knew that in declining this job you would not be affected. I knew that you would have plenty of time to find the right person to suit your needs for hair and makeup and that it will be within your budget.

    God gave me a gift to make people beautiful, a one star review from a woman who is upset because I wouldn't do a trial for her is disappointing but, I am a child of God. His word is what matters most to me. I hope you have a beautiful wedding Katherine and that it is a blessing to all of your guests.

    Professionalism is a key to Perfectionism.

  • 4/5 stars

    Dori did a great job for my brother-in-law's wedding. We booked her for 3 people, myself, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law. We had an unexpected family emergency and she was graciously flexible with the days schedule. We wound up adding 3 more people to the list last minute! It was a hectic day and she rolled with it like a pro. At the end of the day, we all looked beautiful and ready to walk down the aisle. I would hire Dori for makeup again. Thanks Dori!!

  • 4/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Professional. Arrived on time. Great with kids.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Wonderful work and very nice person to work with!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Daurisa came to our Black Tie Event to do my make up. She created a look for me that fit so well for the evening. I got so many compliments. She really has a talent for what she does. Other woman in my organization had their makeup done as well and were extremely satisfied. I will be using her for now on for said. She's an Excellent make up artist and a really nice person!!!!!
    Thanks Dori,

  • 5/5 stars

    Dori did a fabulous job for my sister's wedding on August 1, 2015. The bride and the bridesmaids looked beautiful. I also want to thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to drive down to Maryland. It was greatly appreciated! Much Love!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Dori is a highly skilled makeup artist who did an amazing job on my wedding makeup. Dori applied my makeup as well as well as my mother's, my sister's and my young nieces'. It didn't feel or look "cakey," stayed on all night and looked great! She is super sweet and really loves what she does! I would highly recommend using her services. I'm sure glad I did!!

  • 5/5 stars

    I love Dauri, she did an amazing job with my girls and myself. She's like family, and she is the absolute best at applying makeup and making it last all day! You rock Dauri!

  • 5/5 stars

    My first time getting my face all glammed was amazing ... Picking Daurisa to "beat" my face was the best choice I made thus far. The end result was amazing, the make up wasn't too much. She saw beauty in me !! It's was Great

  • 5/5 stars

    Dori was an excellent makeup artist. She spoke and treated me like we've known each other for years. Would I recommend her to anyone?! Most definitely. Everyone complimented me on how beautiful I looked the night of my birthday. Eyelashes and face were on point. Kuddos to Dori for a job well done!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Dori was great. She made all the girls in my wedding party look beautiful. Thanks for joining in my day and making it special.

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I am extremely happy with the work Daury did. She was sweet, easy to talk to and a true professional. I would definitely hire her again. Thank you so much! Big hug to you.

  • 5/5 stars

    Dori was amazing! She made me look like a queen on my wedding day. My husband was in awe and couldn't stop smiling. Dori is professional, punctual and made me so beautiful on my big day. My eyes were incredible.

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Daurisa is a very good make-up artist very friendly and easy to communicate with. Loved having her part of my instore event she did allot of smokey eyes customers where very pleased. Will definatley use her again.

  • 5/5 stars

    Daurisa did my daughter's makeup for her prom in June. She was very professional and did an exceptional job on her makeup. I will definitely use her again and recommend her to others.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    It was a very nice experience she is a keeper loved her

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Dori did any amazing job on my face. She worked wonders for me. She arrived on time and she had every makeup tool. She didn't rush and she took her time doing my makeup and it came out wonderful. Thanks again Dori! God bless you

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    First off this woman is AMAZING. So friendly, arrived on time and her work is SERIOUS. I got so many compliments on my makeup for my college graduation. I would totally book her again !

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Daurisa is amazing, her personality is only surpassed by her talent. She went through great lengths to make sure my wife was ready for our wedding day on short notice. Honestly I was weary going to thumbtack but not anymore, I'm honored to have met Daurisa

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Daurisa is gorgeous, sweet and talented. It was a delight to work with her. She made me feel very comfortable despite some skin issues I have. She is a great artist! I will definitely use her again. It was like getting my makeup done by a great artist who was also a friend!! I love her!! I would recommend her to anyone!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Just meeting Dori brightens your day, she is full of energy and extremely talented! She has flawless precision and captured the perfect natural look I wanted with an amazing pop in my eyes! Thanks Dori!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Words fail to describe the professionalism i was met with. My artist Dori was on point with everything I needed, she was very courteous, she explained all the necessary steps taken while applying my make up and it was absolutely flawless..I felt beautiful.I have absolutely no qualms in recommending to for any job. The price was just right....

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    My experience with Miss Dori was wonderful! She has a very pleasant, very inviting, and professional attitude. She made it very easy to communicate my likes and dislikes. She has a great eye for bringing out your inner beauty and finding what shades and colors work for you as an individual. My eyebrows and eye shadow looked amazing both days of my events! And she also did a fabulous job of contouring and blending my make up. I really enjoyed the experience as a whole and she was very accomadating to my schedule. When I visit the New York area I will definitely use IC Beauty Nu services again and again! I would recommend Miss Dori to anyone for any event where you want to look your absolute best!

    Dr. CoRon

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    On top if being a great make up artist, Dori was highly professional, she came early and has a great personality! As you all can see her profile online it wasn't a surprise that she was going to make me look great for my wedding and everyone was telling me how beautiful I looked and how Dori specifically did such a great job! I'm so lucky that I had her do my makeup and make me look perfect on my wedding day and I would definitely have her do my makeup again and recommend her to everyone else I know! :-)

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Dori was a gem. She was very personable and took a genuine interest in making my bridesmaids look amazing. Their makeup application was flawless and lasted well after the wedding was over (through sweating & crying). She was also punctual & worked fast. I highly recommend her.

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Very good job, very pleasant to work with, flexible (ability to adapt), very good command of the issues.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    My daughter looked absolutely gorgeous! IC Beauty was very professional and friendly. Her make up looked fabulous for her prom. Not too much but enough to make her look stunning and sophisticated. I intend on calling on IC Beauty for her services in the future. THanks again....

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Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. No job is common to me. I love doing make up and making women feel beautiful inside and out. It is important to let clients know they are special. My services are more than that. It begins a beautiful relationship between me and the client.

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