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!

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

THE APPROACH

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

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!

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

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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!

Blindspotting

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

Blindspotting

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!

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!

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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!  

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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!

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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!

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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!

Behind the Brush: Boston Park Plaza

The Boston Park Plaza was an amazing location for a photoshoot! The incredibly beautiful hotel is perfect for any social occasions, including corporate meetingsweddings, and is also a delicious  place for dinner with its 5 on-location restaurant/bar options. With its luxurious atmosphere, it’s not surprising to hear that celebrities and dignitaries love to visit and dine at this hotel. Every single president of the United States has stayed at the Boston Park Plaza since its opening in 1927.

There’s nothing like  being served ice-cream in bed to complete a perfect day of shooting!

Andria and Max Murphy’s beautiful daughter would agree!

Behind the Brush: On Tour with Michael Rispoli

You know him from Sopranos, Law & Order, and many movies but now Michael Rispoli is staring in the movie Friends and Romans. Is he a good guy or “goodfella”?

Ask him yourself....Yes, you can because his doing a Q&A after the 6:50 pm show on Friday 10/23/15 at the Providence Place Cinema. 

SHHHHHHHHHH ....don’t tell him you heard that from me!!!! 

It's been an absolute pleasure touring with Michael Rispoli!  Here are some behind the scenes shots of what we've been up to!

Behind the Brush: Boston Magazine Politicians

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being  on set with some Boston political figures for the May issue of Boston Magazine.  

I styled the makeup for Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Councillor Ayanna Pressley.  Check out some of my behind the scenes shots!

Behind the Brush: Wicked Good Cupcakes Shoot

Yesterday I was on set for the Sharktank photo shoot with Wicked Good Cupcakes and Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O'Leary.  

I did soft makeup on the girls with an emphasis on their eyes and beautiful lashes.  For Danielle and Tracey's hair, I created natural, textural waves with a good amount of body.  Kevin arrived already pulled together and just needed a bit of powder to be camera ready.

Check out some pictures from behind the scenes!