AmyMirandaMakeup

Ashburn, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

In addition to creating beautiful and flawless makeup looks, you may want to know that my brushes are soft and exceptional quality. After a few minutes of sitting on my chair, women relax and feel comfortable, and I have even had 2 cases where women fell asleep! believe it or not!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

As a talented person very passionate about what I do, I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist sometimes. I like the makeup and I like every different person who sits on my chair. Thank you to each and every one of you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to getting to know you a little bit better, to be part of a glimpse in your life during this important event. I promise I will make you look your very best!

Location

Ashburn, VA 20148

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

29

Reviews

22 Reviews
  • Debra C. Nov 30, 2015
    I saw Amy Miranda for a make-up consultation as I was interested in updating my look and wanted some direction regarding the best products for my skin. First, the lesson was two hours (and at a very reasonable price!) and that allowed for plenty of time to discuss recommended tools and products as well as the opportunity for me to apply them myself. Amy has a wealth of information and experience to offer her clients and I learned a lot. She sent me follow-up emails with product information and links which was very helpful as there was no way I could remember everything she shared with me during my appointment. And furthermore, she remains available for any further questions her clients may have. I was very happy to work with Amy and highly recommend her to others.
  • Lauren B. Nov 2, 2015
    Great experience with Amy. I really loved how the makeup looked and it was just what I asked for.
  • Anu S. Oct 14, 2015
    Make up - It turned very good and it's was a good experience. All my friends and family loved it too. I liked Amy's work.
  • Debra C. Nov 30, 2015
    I saw Amy Miranda for a make-up consultation as I was interested in updating my look and wanted some direction regarding the best products for my skin. First, the lesson was two hours (and at a very reasonable price!) and that allowed for plenty of time to discuss recommended tools and products as well as the opportunity for me to apply them myself. Amy has a wealth of information and experience to offer her clients and I learned a lot. She sent me follow-up emails with product information and links which was very helpful as there was no way I could remember everything she shared with me during my appointment. And furthermore, she remains available for any further questions her clients may have. I was very happy to work with Amy and highly recommend her to others.
  • Lauren B. Nov 2, 2015
    Great experience with Amy. I really loved how the makeup looked and it was just what I asked for.
  • Anu S. Oct 14, 2015
    Make up - It turned very good and it's was a good experience. All my friends and family loved it too. I liked Amy's work.
  • Delmy C. Jul 16, 2015
    Amy was amazing. She did a really good job. She also made me feel comfortable that is one of the best things. She did exactly what I was looking for and I am beyond happy with the results. I definetaly recommend her if you need make up done for your wedding :)
  • Nura K. Jul 14, 2015
    Amy was just lovely from start to finish. She is a great combination of professional and warm. She made me feel comfortable and explained everything beautifully, and left me with some everyday makeup tips. I'm still getting compliments on my wedding makeup!
    Replied to Nura K. - Jul 15, 2015

    Nura, you looked amazing and it was so much fun to work with you! If you ever have any makeup related questions or need makeup, please email me! xoxo

  • Amanda T. Jul 12, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy was very thoughtful, knowledgeable, and kind. The make up trial was comforting and she knew exactly what to do to make me feel like a beautiful future bride. I look forward working with her on my wedding day and would recommend her for anyone!
    Replied to Amanda T. - Jul 15, 2015

    Thank you so much Amanda, I can't wait to work with you again!

  • Gayle C. Jul 10, 2015
    I cannot say enough good things about Amy! She did an amazing job on my makeup for my trial, which I did the same day as my engagement shoot to kill two birds with one stone. The makeup lasted almost all day through the 90-degree heat outside - and my fake eyelashes lasted even after a 30-minute mountain hike! She was friendly, listened to what I wanted, explained what she was doing and using, was very professional and overall was someone I felt I could trust. Can't wait to have her do my wedding makeup, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone!
  • Rachel H. May 6, 2014
    I would highly recommend Amy. She is fantastic to work with—professional, prompt in communications and knowledgeable in her field. I had my trial about 6 months before the big day. Amy spent a lot of time understanding my needs and as soon as I described my dress and wedding colors she knew immediately the look I was envisioning in my head. On the big day Amy arrived early (we started at 6am!) and was set up ready to go to do my makeup as well as 4 of my bridesmaids'. I had my girls decide what they wanted to do with their makeup. They were all so pleased with their makeup and even though each one was different the "look" was cohesive. My day-of makeup was even better than the trial. Amy made my time in the chair easy and comfortable. My goal for the morning was to relax and enjoy the moment and she definitely helped make that happen!
    Replied to Rachel H. - Jul 7, 2015

    Rachel, thank you! It was a pleasure working with you and your guests and I am so glad I was able to give you the look desired! All the best,

  • Lauren S. Jan 11, 2014
    I cannot say enough good things about working with Amy! I found Amy via Wedding Wire for my November 2013 wedding, and after reading so many good things about her work, was definitely interested in having her do my wedding makeup. Once I read about her prices, I thought, "this must be too good to be true!" I am happy to say it is not! She does incredibly high quality work, with excellent products, in an expeditious manner. She is kind, personable, and professional. She was flexible to travel from her home to do makeup for myself, my mother, and my aunt, verrry early on a Sunday morning before our wedding. Honestly, look no further for a makeup artist!
    Replied to Lauren S. - Jul 7, 2015

    Thank you Lauren! I am so happy that you got what you envisioned and that my rates were reasonable! Wishing you all the best in your life!

  • Jackie S. Jan 7, 2014
    I had a great experience working with Amy. My Maid of Honor and I went to her home studio for both the trial and wedding day sessions. Her studio is very impressive and she is very pleasant and professional. I asked her to make some changes after the trial which she agreed with and was very open to. Thank you, Amy!
    Replied to Jackie S. - Jul 7, 2015

    Thank you dear Jackie for your lovely comment. I am so happy all went well and of course glad we made the changes needed on the wedding day. I wish you a happy and successful life!

  • Allison P. Dec 31, 2013
    Amy did the makeup for me and my bridal party. Everyone look AMAZING and even the girls said this was the best they've ever had done. If you're looking for someone who is very professional and makes you look glamorous - without the expensive price tag - Amy is the person you want.
    Replied to Allison P. - Jul 7, 2015

    Dear Allison, Thank you for your appreciation of my makeup work. You all looked beautiful and amazing! I am available for any makeup related questions or needs if any. Best wishes for a happy life!

  • Christine F. Dec 21, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I had a wonderful experience with my trial makeup for my wedding. Amy is very welcoming and listens to what you want your results to look like. She also makes helpful recommendations and walks you through the process. Just excellent!
    Replied to Christine F. - Jul 7, 2015

    Christine, thank you for your thoughts and I would love to be of service in future, if ever you need makeup services. Wishing you a beautiful and happy life!

  • Nataile D. Sep 6, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy Miranda did a WONDERFUL job! First of all, her prices are significantly cheaper than any wedding makeup artists. It was $150 for me (bride- trial and wedding day), and only $50 per bridesmaid. She listens very well during the trial to ensure that you look perfect for your wedding day. She used airbrush and fake eyelashes for no extra charge, whereas most other artists charge much extra for both of those. On my wedding day she showed up 15 minutes early, which saved a lot of stress for me in worrying that everything would go according to plan. If you want to look beautiful and be stress free on your wedding day for a GREAT price, go with Amy Miranda Makeup! -Natalie S.
    Replied to Nataile D. - Nov 18, 2013

    Thank you Natalie!!!

  • Crystal S. Aug 19, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I visited Amy for my trial run and had a wonderful time. Amy is not only kind, but eager to help you create the look you are envisioning. The experience was equally fun and relaxing. My makeup was applied around 2:30 in the afternoon and held up beautifully until I took it off around 10pm. I am very excited for Amy to do my makeup for my wedding day and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
    Replied to Crystal S. - Aug 19, 2013

    Crystal, the pleasure was all mine! I can't wait to do your makeup on your wedding day!

  • Jamie L. Aug 7, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy was delightful to work with. I have never had my makeu done by anyone, I heard about airbrush and wasn't sure how it would turn out. I had my makeup trial for my Wedding with Amy and it was AMAZING!!!! She makes you feel comfortable and give you the exact look you are looking for. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone who wants their makeup done beautifully and correctly!
    Replied to Jamie L. - Aug 19, 2013

    Jamie, I am so glad you liked the airbrush experience.. It was fun, wasn't it? I can't wait to do your wedding day makeup!!

  • Suzy P. Jul 25, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Had my first make up artist back out at the last minute and lucked out into finding Amy. She was amazing! KNOWS her STUFF! Excellent skills, tons of high end make up, great with colors and shading! Made my mom and me look amazing! Best I have ever looked! :) Have had my make up done few a few weddings before and had another trial previous. Amy is the best artist I have worked with. Make up lasted and looked flawless for hours on end, even in the hot humid VA summer weather! WONDERFUL!!!!
    Replied to Suzy P. - Aug 19, 2013

    Thank you very much ! I am so happy the makeup lasted and looked flawless!!

  • Vivian R. Jun 25, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy is an artist and I'm so grateful to have found her. As the overachieving wedding guest that I am, I wanted my makeup done. Amy was fantastic. She listened to what I wanted and executed it beautifully! She was prompt, efficient and a pleasure to have work on me. Thank you, Amy for making me look amazing! If you're looking for high quality, Amy is your woman.
    Replied to Vivian R. - Nov 18, 2013

    Many thanks Vivian for your kind words!

  • Heidi D. May 29, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Was very professional. Did wonderful job of making me look so much better & hiding the flaws. Would have appreciated a list of products she used though.
    Replied to Heidi D. - Jul 7, 2015

    Dear Heidi, Thank you very much for your kind thoughts. It was my pleasure working with you, and I am always available if you have any makeup questions or needs. Have a beautiful day!

  • Colleen M. May 27, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Great job! She did my makeup and four others for my wedding, and everyone was really happy with the way the makeup turned out. She was on time for everything, and was very professional.
    Replied to Colleen M. - Nov 18, 2013

    Thank you so much Colleen!!!

  • Ana P. Apr 21, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy is a delightful professional whose best quality is her ability to listen to her clients. Her knowledge and skills make her the ideal make-up artist! Her studio is welcoming and the quality of her products is superb! I highly recommend her to anyone in need of such services. The whole esperience from beginning to end is very pleasant!
    Replied to Ana P. - May 10, 2013

    Thank you!! Come back again anytime. The pleasure was all mine.

  • Zulma C. Mar 18, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy was awesome! She did my mom's and my make up on my wedding day. We both received a lot of complements on it! Highly recommended!!
    Replied to Zulma C. - Mar 18, 2013

    Thank you Z. The pleasure was all mine. It was great working with you and your mom.

  • Juliana N. Feb 18, 2013
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amy Miranda is a wonder! Her warm personality with kindness and talent all form to give you the ultimate make-up experience. You can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about your comfort and satisfaction with her work. The products she uses are high quality and long lasting. She made my moms birthday surprise of make-up and photo shoot a wonderful experience which we both will never forget!
    Replied to Juliana N. - Feb 21, 2013

    Thank you my dear. The pleasure was all mine. I look forward to seeing your mom again next month.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Always!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When the stars and moons aligned and came into a certain configuration, the time was right for me and I took a leap of faith and with time, I came to where I stand now.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Bridal makeup is the most common type of work I do but also giving makeup lessons and teaching you the secrets of makeup is what I love doing.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Each and every one of my jobs is a success story!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Selecting a great makeup artist for your special occasion or your wedding is as important as selecting a good photographer! At the moment, you are looking at various makeup artists profiles and still a bit undecided. Who is good, who is bad? who do you want? hard to tell. Best advice is to read as much as you can about an artist, check the reviews, email her or him and then decide. My makeup photos are all real photos, the faces you see are not faces of models, they are all real life and events and photos were taken by me, before and after th emakeup. Keeping in mind that each woman has a different request for her looks, my makeup is the combination of my vision and of what the bride/bridesmaids has requested. I am very easy to talk to and flexible, but also can say no when you request something that is not for you. Don't go for the cheapest or the highest makeup artist and please don't book anyone without speaking or emailing me first! You won't regret it!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I think a lot of people these days call themselves makeup artist. Being a good Makeup artist takes time and practice, as well as being kind, compassionate, and understanding. You need to be a little bit of a psychologist, and learn to listen to the bride and see how you can give her an amazing service. Makeup is about talent but also there is a lot more involved. Also please do not confuse the art of applying makeup with the art of hair stylist. These 2 are totally different professions, like a diamond setter and a goldsmith.. each one does something different but they work parallel to each other and hand in hand. If you are looking to get a person who does both, make sure she is talented in both trades and not just one.