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About Amy Miranda Makeup

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Services provided: I provide all kind of makeup services including bridal, special event, makeup lessons, makeup for boudoir photography, makeup for business photography and other photoshoots.

Looks: Any look you want, we can discuss it and create it. My vision will incorporate yours and together the result will be more than amazing!

Rates: My rates are reasonable and affordable so that anyone who wants to look beautiful will know they have come to the right place. It is not always about making money for me! Your satisfaction is my utmost concern.

Products used: To me it is very important to use quality products, and high end brands. Let's face it, they say you get what you pay for, when you buy cosmetics, and that is absolutely true. A $2 eye shadow is not the same as a $36 eyeshadow.. all my products are high-end and FRESH, clean and new.

Contract: The contract is there to protect you. Unlike others, I won't let you down the day of your wedding! I never missed an appointment and have always delivered what was promised and I look forward to getting to know you better so that together, we can create for you a beautiful and flawless makeup look.

Location

Ashburn, VA 20148

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  • 5/5 stars

    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 :)

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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

  • 5/5 stars 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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 15, 2015:

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

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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,

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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!

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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!

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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!

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy did a great job. She didn't just apply my make up she asked me to replicate what she was doing on the other side of my face. She spent a lot of time working with me and I really enjoyed it. Working with Amy is not just a lesson, its an education. I think it is easy to make someone look good, it is much more complicated to make the look last and put the make up on correctly. Amy teaches you that - I did my make up with her at noon and since them I have cooked a roast, done several loads of wash, vaccumed, etc and my daugher said "mommy your skin is glowing." Amy is a true professional and time spent with her is money well spent. She does not represent any cosmetic company so whatever she uses spans the "best of the best" with cosmetics. She knows what she is doing and is passionate.

    Thanks Amy!!!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 7, 2015:

    Melissa thank you so much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it. You were a delight to work with!

  • 5/5 stars 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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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!

  • 5/5 stars

    I was looking for a make up artist for my May 2014 wedding and found Amy's website. I read so much good reviews and I decided to email her. She replied right away and gave me a price quote. Her price is so affordable. I had my bridal trial yesterday and the results were great! She makes you feel comfortable, listens to you and gives you the exact look you are looking for. She's amazing! Her studio is clean, so organized and she's using high end make up line that lasted the whole day. I will definitely recommend her!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 7, 2015:

    Dear Queenee, you were such a delight to work with, so sweet and kind. I would work with you any time and any time! So glad the trial and the wedding day makeup went both fine and I am available if you have any future makeup needs! Have a wonderful life!

  • 5/5 stars

    I found Amy's website very randomly, while looking for a makeup artist for my sister's wedding, for the bride, mother of the bride, and the rest of the bridesmaids. I saw good reviews so we called her for a quote and trial. Amy really worked with our budget and size of the party, and the bridal trial results were better than we anticipated! Yesterday, November the 16th, was the day of the wedding. Not only did the bride look flawless, but so did the rest of the party, including myself. Our makeup never smeared or melted away. We loved that she created each of our looks based on our individual preferences/style, varied facial features and our skin tones. She made sure each of us looked like a flawless version of ourselves. My mother was also extremely happy with her makeup. Unlike many artists, when it comes to older women, they rarely do a good job. Amy is tasteful, and creates the makeup look to make sure it compliments this age group. My mother received so many compliments as well. Amy herself is the sweetest lady, so easy to work with, and very good at what she does. She uses only high-end products, and her application technique is very clean. I can't wait until we have to use Amy's services again, she is worth every penny and more.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    The pleasure was all mine dear Janine! I wish the bride and groom a life full of happiness and success! Hope to see you and work with you again !!

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy does fantastic work. I highly recommend her services. Her prices are extremely reasonable and worth every penny. She uses high quality products that make your skin look amazing. The makeup lasted the entire night without needing any touch ups. I will be utilizing her services for any future events.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Dear Jennifer,
    The pleasure was all mine! I wish you the very best in life!
    Amy

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy is wonderful! I had a trial with her this morning where we looked through some books together, saw some of my ideas on pinterest, looked at pictures of her clients, and really got to talk about what I was looking for. The amount, quality, and variety of makeup she has is amazing. She's done so much research so that every mascara, foundation, lipstick, is the best brand out there. We got to experiment with a few different makeup looks. She never made me feel rushed, even though my trial went a lot longer than anticipated. I am very excited for Amy to do my makeup on my wedding day!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on September 29, 2013:

    Thank you Brooke, it was my pleasure. You looked great in both of the looks!!

  • 5/5 stars

    I just completed my makeup trial with Amy and it was fantastic! Amy is warm, personable, compassionate, and really desires to go the extra mile for her clients. Her work, and the products she uses, are top quality. And her prices simply cannot be beat! I am so looking forward to working with her on my wedding day!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you so much for your kind words!! It was great working with you Lauren!

  • 5/5 stars 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.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you Natalie!!!

  • 5/5 stars 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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars 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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on August 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!!

  • 5/5 stars 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!!!!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy and I met at her location in Ashburn. She was so easy to work with and understood my vision. I never felt more like a princess! Amy has an amazing personality and a big heart. Her prices were the best and the products she used were high quality! Thank you Amy! You are truly a blessing
    ~Stephanie Rivera-Clark

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 21, 2013:

    The pleasure was all mine Stephanie! See you on your big day!

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on August 19, 2013:

    Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars 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.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Many thanks Vivian for your kind words!

  • 5/5 stars

    She did an amazing job on my make up. Stayed on all day, and loved the product she used. I recommend her for wedding make up, she was excellent.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you Gail!!!!

  • 5/5 stars 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.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on July 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!

  • 5/5 stars 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.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Thank you so much Colleen!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy did my makeup for a friend's wedding. Amy was wonderful! She was on time, worked quickly but was never rushed. She evaluated skin coloring and bone structure and then explained her ideas for a perfect bridesmaid look. The results were incredible - beautiful and classy! The makeup lasted well into the night and early morning hours! Amy was extremely professional and very pleasant. I would highly recommend her services!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on November 17, 2013:

    Many thanks Laura, it was my pleasure!!!

  • 5/5 stars 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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on May 10, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars 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!!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on March 18, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars 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!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on February 21, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars

    I recently completed my makeup trial run with Amy- she was amazing! She listened to my thoughts and created an appropriate, tasteful wedding face. She was patient, attentive- and used high quality product. I can't wait for the big day!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on February 6, 2013:

    Lindsay, the pleasure was all mine!

  • 5/5 stars

    I found Amy through Craigslist and took a chance. Boy, am i glad i did. Her prices were extremely reasonable and she did a wonderful job getting myself, my mom, & 11 year old niece looking amazing for my wedding. The make-up lasted all day...& night, without a touch up. She was even early to my house to get set up. I would definitely recommend Amy to any bride.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on September 11, 2012:

    Sarah, it was my pleasure doing your makeup! Congratulations on your wedding!! xoxox

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy did my makeup for my brother's wedding. It was a great experience. My makeup looked great, went beautifully with my dress, and I received many compliments.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on August 31, 2012:

    Thank you Rachel, it was a pleasure.

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy Miranda did the makeup for my wedding and wedding party. She was very professional and her makeup artistry lasted all night. We received many compliments on our makeup. I will most certainly recommend her to anyone needing a professional makeup artist. Her rates are very reasonable too. She also came to my home to do a trial run to go over the type of look I wanted which was very helpful.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on May 18, 2012:

    Thank you for making me part of your special day!

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy was great to work with. She did a great job with my make-up and my bridesmaids make-up. The products she used were awesome and stayed on all day/night. Amy was very gentle on the face and worked quickly. She stayed on time with the make-up schedule. Would recommend a trial run to help get your look down. Amy made the whole process very easy!

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on May 18, 2012:

    It was lovely working with you! Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars

    Amy did a great job with my make-up and the make-up for my 5 bridesmaids and my mother. She was very responsive and friendly and made me feel comfortable and confident in her abilities from our first email exchange. I sent her a picture of myself and told her a little bit about what I wanted but decided not to do a trial prior to the wedding. I did not regret that decision. My make-up looked great and lasted through a very hot outdoor reception. For my bridesmaids, she gave everyone a different look that worked with their coloring but also complimented the dress color. Each of the girls were happy with the way their make-up turned out. I would definitely recommend Amy.

    Amy M. from Amy Miranda Makeup replied to this review on May 18, 2012:

    Thank you!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. 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.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I respect my clients confidentiality.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. 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!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. My trade is my passion. I have always loved makeup and your satisfaction is my number one priority!
When the correct makeup is applied on a woman, it is like a tool that erases any imperfection you have.
You don't always need cosmetic surgery to fix something that is not perfect, and imperfection is what makes us unique. Makeup has a lot of secrets, tips and tricks and it takes a great makeup artist to know what to do with each and every case and most importantly, please remember that what works for one does not work for another!

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. How long have you been doing makeup? Did you ever miss any appointment? What kind of look do you like to create? do you listen to what the client wants or do you create the look that you want? What products do you use? These are all good questions. Email me, I am always quick to respond and you won't be waiting a long time to hear back from me. Ever.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. In addition to creating beautiful and flawless makeup looks, I must tell you that my touch is a gentle touch.. for example, I won't be pocking your face, 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!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. 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!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. I am asked how long I have been doing makeup and I respond that I started in 2009. I am also asked the difference between airbrush and traditional foundation and the correct explanation is provided.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. A lot.. not sure where to begin..

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. 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.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. 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.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Each and every one of my jobs is a success story!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Always!

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. I am testing a pmd.. Personal microdermabrasion tool. I am also looking into another skincare rejuvenation product.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I would say start working in a department store or a makeup store, build things little by little.. work with every ethnic group, race and skin color. Be gentle but be genuine, honest and never cheat or lie to a woman to make a sale.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Instinctively I know about colors, what works for one person and what does not. I studied interior design years ago, and was very good at colors, even back then. At sephora where I worked, I was the color specialist and makeup person and I worked on women from different races and backgrounds. That made me even better and stronger when selecting colors. I am also known as a professional who is kind and easy going. Makeup is not just about applying makeup on someone, it is about connecting with the person sitting on your chair, being sweet, patient, talented, it is a whole package.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. I am always on the lookout for good makeup brushes. My latest top of the line brushes are from the japanese chikuhodo collections.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What makes one makeup artist better than another?

It is the light in her eyes when she talks about makeup, the quality of her work, the passion in her voice when she talks to you about makeup, and her genuine desire to help you to look your very best. If you are difficult person or cannot trust anyone, after sitting on my chair for 10 minutes, you start relaxing at the sound of my voice, the caring attitude, the professional approach and you know that you are in good hands.

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