2018: A Year In Review

It was an incredible year filled with beautiful brides, celebrities and commercial/corporate shoots that earned us some awards and a spot in the Boston Wedding Group!

Maryelle Artistry - Boston Wedding Group

The Boston Wedding Group (BWG) is a vetted organization made up of Boston’s best wedding professionals and they chose us to be one of the three makeup artists in their group!

We’ve truly enjoyed getting to know the BWG members and networking with the best in Boston weddings.

Maryelle Artistry - Boston Wedding Group

In addition to joining this spectacular organization, we also won a couple of industry awards!

We received the 2018 Couples’ Choice Award from WeddingWire and were named Boston’s Best Makeup Artist by Boston Magazine!

Maryelle Artistry - Wedding Wire

We even attended the Best of Boston Weddings Award Ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston!

Maryelle Artistry - Best of Boston Weddings

The industry recognition that we’ve received this year has been unbelievable. However, we know it wouldn’t be possible without our incredible clients.

That’s why, it’s the moments we’ve shared with all of them that matter most.

Photography Credit:  Paper Antler

Photography Credit: Paper Antler

The year was full of fun shoots with incredible people like Cynthia Nyongesa

Maryelle Artistry - Makeup Artist

and Shannon Mulaire from NBC 10 Boston.

Maryelle Artistry - NBC 10 Boston

We had the pleasure of working with multiple celebrities like the casts of Super Troopers 2

Maryelle Artistry - Super Troopers 2
Maryelle Artistry - Crazy Rich Asians

We had so much fun with Susanna Fogel, the writer and director of The Spy Who Dumped Me

Maryelle Artistry - The Spy Who Dumped Me

and our dear friend, Mary Steenburgen, who recently stared in Book Club.

Maryelle Artistry - Book Club

Danielle Russell from Measure of a Man even included us in her own social media post!

Maryelle Artistry - Danielle Russell

Danielle was absolutely thrilled with how we styled her hair and said that no one’s ever made her hair look so good. THAT is what we live for!

We’re so grateful to do what we love while making others look and feel their best. We’re thrilled with all we’ve accomplished in 2018 and look forward to another wonderful year!

Our Five Favorite Beauty Products

Here at Maryelle Artistry, we use dozens of products on a daily basis and are constantly keeping up to date with what’s new and what performs best. In the end, each of us have our own favorite product and five of our fabulous makeup artists are sharing theirs with YOU!

MARYELLE: Laura Mercier Flawless Fix Pencil

Maryelle Artistry

Maryelle’s go to product is the Laura Mercier Flawless Fix Pencil. She loves this product because it’s multifunctional.

1. It glides on to create a cupid’s bow on your upper lip making a plumb and sexy look.

2. It takes away any red discoloration from your waterline making your eye look fresh and wide eyed.

3. It works great when covering any small spot of imperfection.

This pencil corrects AND creates, making it one of Maryelle’s absolute favorite beauty products!

Laura Mercier Flawless Fix Pencil

COLBY: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Maryelle Artistry

Colby highly recommends the Giorgio Armani Eye Tints (especially if you’re a woman on the go)! With just one swipe across your lid, you can create a long-lasting look that will never smudge, crease or fade. It’s a liquid to solid formula that comes in a wide range of colors that can be worn alone or blended together. This product is easy to use, it’s effective and it’s Colby’s all-time favorite beauty product!

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

KELSEY: Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Soft Focus Cream Highlighter

Maryelle Artistry

It’s all about that natural glow! Kelsey loves this product for one simple reason… “Applying this to your cheek bones, inner corner of the eyes, brow bones, cupid's bow, and bridge of nose, will give you a beautiful glow!”

Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Soft Focus Cream Highlighter

MEGAN: Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

Maryelle Artistry

Megan loves this silicone-free product because it smooths the texture of your skin while also hydrating it. This incredible primer applies beautifully, smells great and prolongs the wear of your foundation! A win, win, WIN if you ask Megan!

Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

KELLY: Bye Bye Redness (in Beige) by IT Cosmetics

Maryelle Artistry

Kelly’s makeup kit ALWAYS includes a container of Bye Bye Redness. Not only does it cancel out any redness (from irritation, acne, and rosacea) but it’s also great at covering up scars, age spots and so much more. They now sell this amazing cream in three different colors, but Kelly finds that the original (beige) amazingly blends into most skin tones and does the job perfectly. Kelly uses Bye Bye Redness on almost every client and says it’s one of her absolute favorite products!

Bye Bye Redness (in Beige) by IT Cosmetics

Why You Should Hire A Makeup And Hair Stylist For Your Corporate Photo Shoot

Is it time to update your head shot? Well, don’t do it alone! Hire a makeup and hair stylist to polish your look and get you camera ready!

Photography Credit:  Doug Levy

Photography Credit: Doug Levy

It all starts with your skin…

A camera will enhance the natural shine and redness that’s part of almost everyone’s skin. But, a professional makeup artist will even out your skin tone and create a matte finish. They’ll also cover any scares and/or blemishes, to keep your look natural while making it clean and consistent.

Maryelle Artistry Makeup - Before & After

A good makeup artist will then focus on your eyebrows…

If your eyebrows fade too much at the ends then the camera will make your brows look really short. To combat this, your makeup artist will work to emphasize the mid to end of your eyebrow, applying makeup that makes it look more complete.

Maryelle Artistry Makeup

Finally, the last facial feature that’s super important is your lips. Regardless of whether you're male or female, it’s crucial to have soft, supple and hydrated lips. So, your makeup artist will take care of that as well!

Maryelle Artistry - Male Makeup Artist

Once your face looks polished and professional, it’s time to move on to your hair. Your hair stylist’s goal is to create a lift and add life to your hair.  They’ll focus on getting rid of flyaways while keeping your overall look simple and clean.

Photography Credit:  Jason Grow

Photography Credit: Jason Grow

At the end of the day, your corporate head shot should be a snapshot of the most put together version of yourself. So, hire a professional to help enhance your natural beauty!

How Is Bridal Makeup Different From A Corporate Or Commercial Look?

Bridal makeup is fun, personal and DIFFERENT.

It’s true! Everything from the way we approach the job to the makeup itself is different when working on a wedding.

Photography Credit:  Sarah Der Photography

Photography Credit: Sarah Der Photography


When working with a bride, all that matters is what she likes/dislikes. Some brides like a dramatic look while others don’t like much makeup at all. So, we take the time to understand each bride’s personal style and vision during her trial. We also take into consideration the cut, style and color of her dress. This helps us to ensure the makeup style flows with her entire look.

As you can imagine our approach is extremely different when working with a commercial or corporate client. Instead of talking to the talent in our chair, we go straight to the company that hired us to understand the image / message they’d like us to propel.


The makeup we use during our commercial and/or corporate photoshoots creates a more natural look and has a flat/matt finish and texture to it.

Photography Credit:  Doug Levy

Photography Credit: Doug Levy

While bridal makeup is often more colorful, playful and glamorous.

Photography Credit:  DreamLove Wedding Photography

Photography Credit: DreamLove Wedding Photography

We love working with brides and we love to give them the extra shimmer and highlight that speaks to the celebration at hand! After all, it’s one of the most important days in a bride’s life and we want to make sure she looks GREAT!

Five Steps To Wedding Day Hair + Makeup Bliss

It’s your wedding day! We want you to have the most incredible morning with your closest girls. So, follow these 5 simple steps and get ready to be pampered!

Photography Credit:  Dreamlove Wedding Photography  

Photography Credit: Dreamlove Wedding Photography 


We recommend you shampoo the night before your wedding. But, if your hair gets frizzy overnight, then washing the morning of works well too!


If you have curly hair and you want to keep that natural texture all day long then add in your favorite frizz control product and allow time for your hair to completely dry before your appointment.


If you’re getting an updo then give your hair enough time to completely dry before your appointment. Your hair should only be damp if you've requested a blow out instead!


Wash and Gently exfoliate your face and lips, pat dry and moisturize!


We are going to make you shine!

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It's A Movie Star Summer For Maryelle Artistry

Comedies, dramas and documentaries… it’s been a summer full of movies for our team!

Starting with the Book Club back in May, Maryelle worked behind the scenes with Mary Steenburgen to promote the film.

Mary Steenburgen

Since then, she’s glammed up the photographer and filmmaker for Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield Maryelle Artistry

And the writer/director of The Spy Who Dumped Me.

Susanna Fogel

But, it’s Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal that we want to focus on today.

Photography Credit: Aram Boghosian of the Boston Globe

Photography Credit: Aram Boghosian of the Boston Globe

These two men were childhood friends who are now staring in their own movie!

Blindspotting Maryelle Artistry

They were in Boston to promote Blindspotting and we were on site to make sure they looked their best!


However, these actors are more than just good-looking. They are talented, down to earth and genuine guys who we adore!


We wish them all the best on their new movie and encourage everyone to go see the Book Club, Generation Wealth, The Spy Who Dumped Me and Blindspotting before the summer ends!

Makeup That Looks Great In Photos AND In Person

There’s a fine line between making someone look good in person and making them look good on film. However, a great makeup artist will be able to balance the two!

Photography Credit: Heather Soucy

Photography Credit: Heather Soucy

It all starts with the foundation! Foundation is an important product to use when appearing on film or camera. It evens out your skin tone, smooths your over all texture and covers up any flaws or blemishes that you may have.

A full application of foundation looks great in photos and film but if you’re someone who doesn’t wear makeup often then you may think it looks a bit heavy or unnatural in person. If that’s the case, then we recommend a technique called Spotting Foundation.

Spotting Foundation means you only apply makeup to the parts of your face that are discolored or blemished. Then you blend the foundation into your natural skin tone so your face looks even. This technique will leave you feeling like yourself when you look in the mirror AND it'll make you look balanced, fresh and clean when you appear on camera.

Makeup Before and After

Once the foundation is in place we’d add some soft contouring and highlighting!

The camera loves structure and without it your face will look flat behind the lens. So, we recommend some SOFT contouring and highlighting. It won’t be very noticeable in person but it will enhance your natural bone structure and make you camera ready!

Photography Credit:  Sadie Dayton Photography

Photography Credit: Sadie Dayton Photography

Finally, it’s time for the eyes!

When it comes to your eyes we recommend keeping everything really close to your eyeline. We love using natural tones on the upper and lower lid while keeping the deeper tones in a tight line along the lash line. Then we smudge it out to create a look that will make your eyes pop on camera while remaining soft and subtle in person.

Maryelle Artistry @cynthiayongesa after Photo

Hair, Makeup and Attire for Your Public Speaking Event

If you're speaking at an upcoming event then you must be an expert in your field.

So, now it's time to look like the master that you are! Stick with us and we'll share with you our tips for the best hair, makeup and fashion styles for your event. 


The best hairstyle for a speaking engagement is one that allows for movement as you walk back and forth during your presentation.

To make that happen, we start at your roots! While your hair is damp we apply a root boosting mousse which we evenly comb through the mid-shaft and ends of your hair.  Then we dry your hair by creating a lift at the roots and working our way down your hair shaft. Once your style is complete, we top it all off with some working spray (instead of a finishing spray). We think Kendra Platinum Working Spray works best! These steps will give your hair the bounce it needs as you walk the stage!


As you walk around (and your hair is bouncing!) certain parts of your face will catch the light. So, when you’re in the makeup chair we’re going to play around with highlights and contour. This will ensure that your best features are captured by the stage lighting. It will enhance the shape and structure of your face just as it did for Shannon Woodward when we did her makeup for the Westworld Premiere Party!


You want to look professional and be relatable which is why we say, “When in Rome dress as the Romans do” and Jill Marinelli, public speaker and personal stylist, agrees!

If your audience is wearing jeans then you shouldn’t be on stage in a three-piece suit. Even if you’re a banker, you’ll come off too stuffy and you won't be relatable. 

However, Jill points out that there’s a fine line between being relatable and being professional. So, she recommends you dress just a little bit better than your audience while making sure your clothes are clean, steamed and tailored just right! That way, your audience knows you’re taking the presentation seriously.

Photography Credit:  Indermaur Media

Photography Credit: Indermaur Media

In the end, you just want to look and feel your best. Because, as Jill says, “When you look good and you feel good… that’s when you do great things.”

Laughs And Lessons With The Men Behind Super Troopers 2

Talk about funny! We had the pleasure of working with Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they prepared for the release of their new movie, Super Troopers 2

Photography Credit: Jonathan Moore, Getty Images

Photography Credit: Jonathan Moore, Getty Images

However, this group is more than just hilarious... 

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They're an inspiration! They've showed us all where talent and determination can take you!

Super Troopers Group Maryelle Artistry .jpg

Back in 2001 these five men, who make up the comedy troupe called Broken Lizard, created the cult classic, Super Troopers. It was a low budget film that did well in the box office but not enough to excite any major studios.

However, the troopers knew their fans wanted more. So, after years of trying to make a sequel the men turned to the public for funding. Within 24 hours they raised 2 million dollars on a crowd funding website. In 30 days they had 4.7 million dollars and were back on the job!  

Super Troopers Maryelle O'Rourke .jpg

Our team learned, laughed and were so lucky to work with this guys over a two day period from Boston to Vermont. It was so much fun that even the window washer wanted a part of the action!


So, we'd like to thank these guys for allowing us to be part of their journey and wish them all the luck in the world on their new movie!

Supper Troopers Maryelle Artistry .jpg
Supper Troopers Maryelle Artistry.jpg
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Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Hair + Makeup Trials

Wedding planning is fun but it is also filled with lots of choices and decisions that need to be made! There’s no question about that. But, when it comes to wedding hair and makeup we’ve got you covered! That’s why we’re breaking down the who, what, where, when, why and how of wedding hair and makeup trials. 

Makeup Artist

WHO should you bring?

Your hair and makeup trial is about YOU. It’s a chance to test out your vision and gain confidence in your wedding day look. That’s why we suggest you bring just one person along for the ride.

Of course, everyone wants you to look your best on your big day but multiple people bring multiple opinions and will likely drown out how you really feel. So, we recommend you bring your absolute bestie! The person who knows your style better than anyone and can help clear your mind if you start to get overwhelmed.

WHAT should you bring to the trial?

In addition to your bestie there are three more things you’ll want to bring! First on the list… PICTURES.  

“A picture is worth a thousand words” and they can help us understand your vision and personal style better than anything else. For example, a bride may say she wants her hair up high. However, “high” means something different to everyone. So, if she brings a photo showing just how high she’s talking then the message will become a whole lot clearer.

In addition to pictures, you should bring the hair accessories that you want to incorporate into your look.  Even if it’s not the exact piece that you plan to use, you should still bring something similar in shape and size.  

Wedding Hair Accessories

Finally, make sure you wear the right clothing to your trial. Choose a shirt that resembles the color and shape of your wedding dress. A top with the same neckline as your gown will help you determine the best style for your hair while the color will help you match your makeup!


WHERE does the trial take place?

Most trials take place at a salon. We’ve partnered with Icon Salon in Newton Center and often meet our clients there. However, if a bride lives nearby, we’re willing to meet at her home as we’re constantly looking to make our clients as comfortable as possible!    

WHEN should you have your wedding trial?  

Hair and makeup stylists often require a nonrefundable deposit to hold a wedding date. Some brides prefer to have their trial before they make that deposit. If you’d like to meet with your hair and makeup artist before you secure them for your wedding then we're happy to schedule your trial right away.

However, if you feel comfortable with your stylist then book them immediately and schedule your trial closer to your wedding date. We typically recommend having your trial in the same season as your big day. For example, if you’re getting married in August then you should aim to have your trial in June. Keeping your trial in the same season as your wedding will allow you to have the same skin tone during each makeup appointment. 


That being said, you should schedule your trial three months prior to your wedding date. Creating a three-month buffer will give you time to reschedule in case of an emergency (ie. weather or illness).

WHY are trials important?

There are a few reasons why hair and makeup trials are important. The first is it gives a chance for your stylist to learn about your personal style as well as your skin and hair type. Then the two of you can explore the options for the best makeup and hair looks that work with your personal style and your dress. You will also be able to see how well this look holds for the camera (for your photos) as well as in person (as you greet your guest).


Finally, your trial is the perfect time to connect with your stylist on a personal level giving you the opportunity to develop that relationship before your big day. Your wedding day may be a bit stressful and seeing a familiar face behind the chair could be just what you need to help you feel relaxed and pampered.  

HOW should you prepare your hair and skin for your trial?

When it comes to your hair, make sure it’s clean. We recommend you shampoo the night before your trial. But, if your hair gets frizzy overnight, then washing the morning of works well too. 

Keeping your frizz under control is important. So, if you have curly hair and you want to keep that natural texture all day then add in your favorite frizz control product and allow time for your hair to completely dry before your appointment.

In fact, anyone who is getting an updo needs to give their hair enough time to completely dry before their appointment. Your hair should only be damp if you've requested a blow out instead of an updo style. 

Once your hair is set, just wash and gentle exfoliate your face, pat dry and moisturize then head out the door! It’s time for your wedding hair and makeup trial and it's going to be a blast! 

Maryelle Artistry: A Friend and Fan of the New England Patriots

As we get ready to cheer on our home team in Super Bowl LII, we’re taking a moment to look back and be grateful for the countless times we’ve gotten to know the New England Patriots on a more personal level.

We’ve been at Gillette Stadium to get Bob Kraft ready for interviews in the locker room…

New England Patriots

and in his box seats!

Robert Kraft

We’ve even been to Kraft’s house to get celebrities like, Katie Nolan, glammed up before the Super Bowl LI ring ceremony.

Katie Nolan

Between interviews, major events and photoshoots…

Photography Credit:  Michael Indresano Photography  

Photography Credit: Michael Indresano Photography 

We’ve been there to make sure they look their best…

Photography Credit:  Michael Indresano Photography

Photography Credit: Michael Indresano Photography

And that they’re happy with the final product.

Gronk Ball Brookstone

We’re grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and Devin McCourty…

Devin McCourty + Rob Gronkowski

And we’re excited to cheer them on in hopes that they bring home number SIX!    

Super Bowl Champions

2017: A Year In Review

From weddings to celebrity photo shoots, 2017 was a year to remember!

Christie Strong was just one of the countless brides we dolled up before they walked down the aisle.

Photography Credit:  Pixel Perfection

Photography Credit: Pixel Perfection

We also made Katie Nolan shine at the Patriots Super Bowl Ring Ceremony back in June.

Katie Nolan

When we weren’t getting people ready for major events, we were behind the scenes at photo shoots and promotional tours.

Photography Credit:  Douglas Levy Photography

Photography Credit: Douglas Levy Photography

This gorgeous gal was part of a corporate shoot we did for Breckinridge Capital Advisors back in October. We got everyone ready so Douglas Levy Photography could capture the perfect photos.

We also worked with Doug on a commercial shoot for Yogibo’s 2017 campaign.

Photography Credit:  Douglas Levy Photography

Photography Credit: Douglas Levy Photography

The year was filled with commercial gigs, including a job with the one and only Rob Gronkowski

Photography Credit:  Michael Indresano Photography

Photography Credit: Michael Indresano Photography

Our artists have worked with multiple celebrities and high-profile clients. However, 2017 brought us the most impressive and inspirational person yet. 

Jeff Bauman & Jake Gyllenhaal

It was a pleasure to tour with Jeff Bauman and Jake Gyllenhaal while they promoted their movie, Stronger.

As we worked on Jeff’s makeup, we saw what an incredibly kind and strong person he truly is. It was an honor to make him look and feel his best.  

Jeff Bauman

In the end, THAT is our passion. We take great pride in making our clients look their best. We want everyone to feel confident in their appearance and we are grateful to continue this work throughout 2018!

And the winner is........

We are excited to announce that the winner of our BRIDAL BOX from the THE LENOX HOTEL Wedding Showcase is.......Kayla Perry!!!

 Congratulations Kayla....enjoy all your beauty gooodies!


Your 2017-2018 Weddings!

Despite the cold weather we are having in New England our artists are off and running with our 2017 wedding Season! 

Looking to book vendors for your 2017-2018 wedding? Come visit us and meet other reputable vendors at the beautiful Lenox Hotel in downtown Boston, MA on March 9th from 6pm-8pm. Enjoy some yummy bites and beverages, music, photo booth fun, decor ideas, and walk away with some great tips from these preferred vendors from the Lenox Hotel

Looking forward to seeing your there!!

XO, Maryelle of Maryelle Artistry


Photo Credits:

Bride: Alexandra Beaumariage

Makeup Artist: Colby Correnti of Maryelle Artistry

Photographer: Erica Ewing


Lenox Hotel vendors for this event:

Maryelle Artistry http://www.maryelleartistry.com

FB Events http://www.fbevents.biz/

Whim Events http://whimevents.com/

Silver and Salt Photo  https://www.silverandsaltphoto.com/

Dessert Works Bakery http://www.dessertworks.net/

Courtney Parsons Hair

Ben & Jerry http://www.benjerry.com/

Musette Bridal Salon http://www.musettebridal.com/

Nini’s Sweets http://www.ninisweets.com/

Miam Miam Macaronerie https://www.miammiammac.com/

Antea Amorosa Design http://www.anteaamorosodesign.com/

Lynn Graham Design http://www.lynngrahamdesigns.com/

Your Love in Lights  http://www.yourloveinlights.com/

9 Tailors http://www.9tailors.com/

Rentals Unlimited