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TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: I wish I could give Madeline a thousand stars! My biggest concern with getting my wedding makeup done was making sure my skin looked flawless while showing off my signature freckles. Madeline was quick to respond to my inquiry, recommended her sister Michelle for my hair (also amazing!), and set up a trial for hair and makeup. I was blown away by how fantastic my makeup looked at my trial, and it looked even better on my wedding day. As someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup regularly, my face was contoured and highlighted while still looking like there was nothing there. My freckles stood out just like I wanted them to. Madeline is fantastic. I cannot say enough good things about her or thank her enough for making me feel so gorgeous on my wedding day.
— Chelsea L.
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: Maddy was great: professional, on time and prepared. She checked in with me several times prior to the event. The trial helped us to decide on a look for the big day. Her airbrushing skills helped save the day: she hid my sunburn/suntan lines! She uses quality products that lasted all night.
— Keishna H.
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: For anyone looking for an incredibly lovely, passionate, and talented artist, I highly highly recommend hiring Madeline! After an awful trial experience with another artist, I found Makeup By Madeline on TheKnot and oh my gosh. I’m SO happy that I found her and I can’t believe I didn’t reach out to her first! From the first email Maddy has been incredibly accommodating and easy to communicate with. I had a fantastic trial with her and was immediately put at ease with her warm personality and openness as she walked me through the process. She listened to all of my wants and concerns for my day-of look and knocked it out of the park - what she delivered was exactly what I wanted and I walked out of her studio feeling like myself, but better. Just by talking to Maddy, you can tell she is incredibly passionate about her work, and that she is truly committed to helping you look and feel your best on such an important occasion - this is a woman who really CARES - and her portfolio speaks for itself! Like most brides, I was incredibly stressed in the days leading up to the wedding, but after my experience talking to and sitting for a trial with Maddy I knew I had one (huge) less thing to worry about. She was just as amazing on the day of and I felt like a queen on my wedding day - she was so wonderful to work with, had a smile on her face the whole time despite our 6AM start, my bridesmaids loved her, and their makeup and my makeup was exactly what we wanted and stayed put through a lot of sweating and even more tears. Thank you, thank you, thank you Maddy for being an incredible person and artist!
— Kaye R.
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: Madeline was fantastic! She was recommended by a friend and I’m so glad she did my makeup the day of my wedding. Everyone’s makeup was fantastic and looked so natural. Her friend Joelle did hair and was amazing, I actually did 3 hair trials with her to make sure we knew exactly what style I wanted to have on my wedding day. I would definitely recommend!!!
— Lauren A.
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: I happened to find Madeline after three other Makeup trial and I can’t be more thankful that I did. Madeline was the only person who could get my makeup right. She made me look exactly how I wanted to look on my wedding day. She also did Makeup for my mom and bridesmaid. Everyone was extremely happy. In addition Madeline decided to stay when the photographer arrived. Thank goodness she did because my venue had assigned a bridal person to me yet that girl was not nearly as helpful as Madeline! Madeline helped me get dressed fixed my gown when needed for pictures and just helped with everything in general. I never expected that and was so grateful to have her around that day. She made me so comfortable and was wonderful. I will give her referrals any chance I get! Thank you Madeline for the best Makeup ever (better than some of the top spa/salons I tried) and for all that you did for me!! ❤️
— Deb
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: I found Madeline on The Knot and was so relieved after our trial. I knew I found my girl! The makeup was beautiful! I was worried about my skin because it’s not the best, but she was able to cover the imperfections and make me feel so confident for my big day. She even helped me with my skin to prep for my wedding. I couldn’t be more happy to have had her as a part of my day. Thank you Madeline, you and your work are incredible! xoxo
— Natalie L.
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: I was recommended Madeline by a friend who worked with her for her wedding. Thank god! I was so stressed about my wedding planning and didn’t know where to go for makeup. Working with Madeline was easy and so exciting. She would text me to check-in and see how I was, not necessary at all but it just goes to show how much she cares. That really stood out to me! I had a large bridal party and other family members who wanted makeup and Madeline made sure to fit us all in for the wedding day. She had an assistant who was also great! They even made sure we all had time to eat breakfast and drink our coffee. :) Madeline stayed with us up until we were walking out the door. She even helped zip up dressed and put on shoes, she is incredible! Look no further, she HAS to be your makeup artist!
— Jennifer T
TAKEN FROM THE KNOT: I would give Madeline and her sister Michelle 10 STARS out of 5 if could. I had a BRIDAL EMERGENCY where my initial hair & makeup artist got sick 9 DAYS before my wedding day. I had to think of a backup plan so I hit up as many beauty vendors as I could within the North Jersey area. After hitting up approx. 5-7 vendors, Madeline came back to me IMMEDIATELY. I explained to her my terrible situation and was able to schedule a hair & makeup trial the SAME DAY. Not only were they able to help out with my emergency, they did a BETTER JOB than my initial hair & makeup artist did! Here are some notable mentions about Madeline (makeup) & Michelle (hair) during the day of the wedding: · Both were very professional and stayed in contact with me at all times · They ensured that I would be ready by the time I requested. I had 8 girls including myself. We started around 7:30am and were done by 11am · My mother and mother in-law even had some impromptu requests (makeup touch-up, hair & eyelash extensions) and they were able to accommodate · They were very well prepared. They had a backup makeup artist come in to work on the girls to ensure that we’d finish in time · Their personalities were awesome. You need personality in order to gain trust. If you don’t feel comfortable with your hair & makeup artist you are NOT going to feel comfortable on your wedding day – that’s my personal opinion · After I had my ‘first look’ with the groom, I cried! They could have left but instead they decided not only to stay but touch up my hair & makeup to fix the mess I had made! There really isn’t any negative input I could say about these girls. I will be recommending Madeline and Michelle to my girlfriends when their special day comes and for any future bride to-be. You will not be disappointed!
— Justine F.
First and foremost Madeline is extremely talented in what she does. I found Madeline through NJ Wedding and Event Center and I’m so happy I did. My wedding was November 11 2016 and Madeline came in and did my makeup my maid of honor, bridesmaids and my mother. Her work was beautiful. I wanted my makeup natural looking and she gave me exactly what I wanted. My whole crew all wanted something different from clean and simple to dramatic and ready to dance the night away. Madeline nailed it all. Her work was beautiful and she can do anything you want! Her talents go a long way just ask and she’ll make it happen. She is super professional and felt like one of the family. Even after makeup was all done she was there to help me put on my shoes fix my dress and help stage my apartment for photos. She ran all around helping me with anything and everything even after her job was done. She goes above and beyond and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Madeline !
— Tiffany C.
Madeline brought nothing less than professional excellence and perfect personal charm to our wedding day. Her make-up application was not only everything I wanted it to be, it lasted the entire day and is stunning in photos. Madeline also has a relaxed, calm and funny disposition which was perfect on the morning of a hectic wedding day. There are not enough adjectives for how great Madeline is as a presence, but also as a artist. If you’re lucky enough to hire her, you will not be sorry.
— Debra A.
If you are looking for someone who will make you look and feel beautiful definitely no need to look anywhere else. Madeline loves what she does and her work really shows it. If your are lucky enough to book her you will definitely be more than satisfied!!
— Andrea
Madeline is by far the best make up artist I have ever worked with. I know Madeline professionally and personally, she is simply AMAZING at what she does! Madeline has done my hair and make up for several occasions and my friends and family always compliment on what an incredible job Madeline has done! I may not be a bride yet, but Madeline already knows she is booked for my wedding!
— Maria R.
I remember working with Maddie on a shoot back in 2014. I still am in love with the pictures I took that day. What stands out in my memory was how she was able to effortlessly execute enhancement of the models’ beauty, as opposed to simply covering it up. The models still looked like themselves which is key to differentiate between the skilled and the amateur. Maddie is professional, sweet, determined and passionate about her craft, and that speaks volumes since the industry is vast. She was a joy to work with and hope that our paths cross again. Choose her for your big day!
— Adriana C.
Madeline is amazing! She has made our most cherished moments even more memorable with her make up artistry. She is the only make up artist we use. She has done simple looks to glamorous, and I am always amazed at her work. I highly recommend her for any special event. I’ve seen a lot of her work and am always impressed at what she creates!
— Kelly W.
Maddy was recommended to me from my sister, a bride she did in 2015. I needed my makeup done for a ceremony. I was being swore in as a judge and needed to look professional and classy but also glam. Maddy did just that. I felt beautiful! We celebrated after my ceremony and my makeup lasted the ENTIRE day. I loved it so much I slept in it! I didn’t want to wash my makeup off!!!!
— Wanda N.
I reached out to Maddy with a bit of a different request. I asked her about helping me find the right products for me and my specific skin type. The amount of information I gained was incredible. Maddy goes beyond just using products and creating looks, she explains why certain products work and don’t and why you can wear a certain shade of red lipstick. That may sound crazy but it’s knowledge like that that separates the generic makeup artist with the great and talented. I loved working with her for myself and I know anyone who does is just as lucky.
— Debra
Madeline has talent, that’s all you need to know. Seeing her work and how she relates and speaks with her clients is amazing! Her work exceeded my expectations and I don’t know what I would’ve done without her for my wedding. From the first call to the trial to the wedding day, everything with her was perfect. She makes you feel like you’re her best friend because she cares. She takes on your event like it’s her own. If you are in need of a makeup artist, look no further, you’ve found the best!
PS - If I could afford and had a reason to have Madeline do my makeup everyday, I totally would!
— Susan
Maddy was referred to me by a good friend for my wedding when my makeup artist fell through. I met her for the first time 2 weeks before my wedding and we setup a trial right away. She worked me into her schedule and told me what to expect the day of the wedding. Maddy explained that she would end up spending the morning with me because she makes sure I walk out the door 100% ready. That was a complete understatement! Maddy got to the hotel before my family/friends and I, she setup her makeup and was ready for me when I came through the door. She calmed me down from my jitters, took my mind off all the things I was stressing about and even made sure I had something to eat/drink. After doing my makeup flawlessly, Maddy stayed with me and my family, made sure my veil was applied properly, helped put on shoes for my bridesmaids and even helped my dad with his suit when he arrived. Maddy goes above and beyond for her clients! She cares about you and makes sure you’re ready for what’s next. You won’t find a makeup artist like her anywhere else! Thank you Maddy!
— Kat
Madeline did makeup for my myself and daughter for my daughter’s Sweet 16 and I can’t thank her enough! We were beyond happy with her services the way our makeup came out. I kept it natural and my daughter did glamour. Not to mention Madeline’s personality really is the cherry on top! She’s very sweet and makes sure you’re comfortable with her. You can tell this is her passion.
— Alexa
I am a repeat client of Maddy’s and I will continue to be! She has worked with me for various events and on different projects over the years. Her talent is unbelievable! From late night events to early morning shoots, Maddy has been consistent and professional. I know I can trust her work and her knowledge of products and application. I give her creative lead and she never disappoints.
— K
I knew Maddy through a friend and followed her work online. When it came to my engagement photoshoot, I knew I didn’t have to look any further. The shoot was planned to be in New York and I worried about the weather since it was supposed to rain. In the end, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. The makeup photographed beautifully and didn’t move or ware off. I loved the look and I can’t wait to work with Maddy for the wedding!
— Tara
Madeline worked with my bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law and myself for my wedding and she was great! She understood everyone’s preferences and all the ladies looked beautiful! She also gave me the extra confidence for my big day and I couldn’t thank her enough.
— Jen

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