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KUDOS & PRAISE

I don't even know where to begin - Melissa was an absolute godsend for my wedding day! On our end, we were completely behind and not only did she come in with a smile and a calming presence, but her work was speedy and absolutely impeccable. She was able to balance a wide range of makeup users - from frequent to almost-never, and she taught me so much while we went over my trial and day-of. I also ADORED the touch-up kit - such an excellent touch that I was so happy to have during my day. I can't say enough good things about Melissa and her assistant - they definitely are a team that you want on your side!

Gabrielle Bales

I don't even know where to begin - Melissa was an absolute godsend for my wedding day! On our end, we were completely behind and not only did she come in with a smile and a calming presence, but her work was speedy and absolutely impeccable. She was able to balance a wide range of makeup users - from frequent to almost-never, and she taught me so much while we went over my trial and day-of. I also ADORED the touch-up kit - such an excellent touch that I was so happy to have during my day. I can't say enough good things about Melissa and her assistant - they definitely are a team that you want on your side!

Sarah Hessenius

Hire Melissa, you won't regret it! I was hesitant to get my makeup done because I was afraid I wouldn't look like myself if I had someone else do my makeup. Melissa nailed it. She made my mom and I both look flawless but without making us look like different people. She was so nice and friendly, everything was clean, she was reliable and I felt her prices were very reasonable!

Rachel Woods

Melissa was wonderful! She did my bridal makeup and worked with me to create an amazing look! She knew what looked well with my skin tone and gave very helpful advice! Melissa was very flexible with my crazy schedule leading up to the wedding, which was very much appreciated. She definitely makes you feel at ease and really brings out your natural beauty! Thank you Melissa!

Alexis Leiker

KUDOS & PRAISE

I don't even know where to begin - Melissa was an absolute godsend for my wedding day! On our end, we were completely behind and not only did she come in with a smile and a calming presence, but her work was speedy and absolutely impeccable. She was able to balance a wide range of makeup users - from frequent to almost-never, and she taught me so much while we went over my trial and day-of. I also ADORED the touch-up kit - such an excellent touch that I was so happy to have during my day. I can't say enough good things about Melissa and her assistant - they definitely are a team that you want on your side!

Gabrielle Bales

Melissa did a beautiful job on my makeup and my bridesmaids for my wedding! I can’t say enough good things about her! She goes above and beyond with her communication and services. I will continue to go to her for special occasion makeup. You will not be disappointed!

Diana Burkhardt

I had the best experience with Melissa on my wedding day! My makeup was absolutely stunning and exactly what I would have imagined even though I chose not to have a trial!! Melissa is such a sweet and genuine woman and I am so grateful that she was a part of my big day!

Jordan Hummelgard

Melissa was wonderful! She did my bridal makeup and worked with me to create an amazing look! She knew what looked well with my skin tone and gave very helpful advice! Melissa was very flexible with my crazy schedule leading up to the wedding, which was very much appreciated. She definitely makes you feel at ease and really brings out your natural beauty! Thank you Melissa!

Alexis Leiker

Hire Melissa, you won't regret it! I was hesitant to get my makeup done because I was afraid I wouldn't look like myself if I had someone else do my makeup. Melissa nailed it. She made my mom and I both look flawless but without making us look like different people. She was so nice and friendly, everything was clean, she was reliable and I felt her prices were very reasonable!

Rachel Alexander

I cannot rave enough about Melissa and her team! All of the bridesmaids and moms (and myself, obviously) looked stunning. We received so many compliments on how beautiful everyone looks and she did it so efficiently! I would definitely recommend Melissa & Naturally You Makeup Artistry to anyone needing makeup for any event.

Shannon Casey

ABOUT ME

Hi! My name is Melissa, and I look forward to helping you create a timeless look that accentuates you and your best features. I want you to look back on your photos years from now and still love your look we created.

I'm also devoted to creating a stress-free and seamless experience for
you and your bridal party. 

I am a Missouri-based makeup artist who is available for
on-location makeup artistry throughout the
Kansas City-area, Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas for weddings, special occasions, photos and one-on-one and group lesson sessions.

I have more than 13 years experience in the bridal and beauty industry, with a complete focus on bridal in the last four years. My team of assistant artists are also highly professional and skilled to make your bridal party look flawless.

I'm a marketer and public relations professional by day. I'm a hopeless romantic in love with my husband. My children are my world. I love adventure, travel, coffee, and sweets. You can find me reading a good book, listening to a business podcast or shopping for great paper goods most days. And I'm proud of raising my children on a farm just as I did while growing up in Kansas. 

For booking information, please email me or fill out the contact form below.

 

SERVICES

BRIDAL PREVIEW CONSULTATION & ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS

The bridal preview consultation is a chance to put the perfect look together for you. I want to work with you to find out what you are comfortable with and get to know you. Once we achieve your perfect look, it is one less thing you have to worry about during your big day!

I also offer one-one-one lessons to anyone who is wondering how to make sense of all the stuff in their makeup 
bag. We get together to look at what you have, and I suggest any supplemental products as well as
create a few custom looks for you using your own makeup. 

Bridal previews and one-on-one lessons are conducted at my studio in Dearborn, MO,
unless arrangements are made for travel resulting in a small travel fee.

$65 each

ALA CARTE SERVICES

Makeup Application {Day-Of Wedding for Bride}:
On-location luxury skin prep and makeup application (lashes included, if desired)

$75 each

Makeup Application {Wedding Party Member}:
On-location luxury skin prep and makeup application (lashes not included)

$50 each

Engagement Photo or Special Occasion Makeup Application:

Luxury skin prep and makeup application (lashes included, if desired) at my studio

$65 each

Lash Application:
Add some glamour to your look with strip faux mink lashes.

$12 each

THE WHOLE PACKAGE

  • One preview consultation prior to your big day {bride only}

  • Engagement photo makeup application 

  • On-location luxury skin prep and makeup application including false lashes the day of your event
    for five in bridal party (includes the bride)

  • Bridal touch-up kit for the bride, which includes a full size lip gloss, oil-blotting papers,
    touch-up powder, and more

  • Option to add additional bridal party members

    $475 (savings of $25)

 

EXTRA DETAILS

DO I REALLY NEED MY MAKEUP PROFESSIONALLY DONE?

You're hiring professionals for your pictures, cake and other services. Why add one more stress to your day by doing it yourself? You'll look back on your pictures, and you'll want to make sure your makeup looks flawless and timeless. A makeup artist helps not only ensure that your makeup will last all day and night, but that it will photograph well, too.

WHERE DO YOU TRAVEL?

I travel to Shawnee, Weston, Saint Joe, Leavenworth, Lenexa, Olathe, Downtown KC, Liberty, Kearney, Atchison and much more in Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri. Let me come to you!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY PREVIEW CONSULTATION?

Ideally you should have a clean face, free of mascara, when we get together. Also, please wear a cream or white shirt during your preview consultation. Please also bring ideas of makeup you like with along with a photo of you with makeup on from a special occasion.

DO YOU CHARGE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES?

It depends. With bridal parties larger than six, I bring an assistant with me to ensure a timely, stress-free experience for all. Additionally, outside of the 50-mile roundtrip I give to you, I do have standard mileage rates. There may be other fees that apply. 

HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT EACH APPLICATION TO TAKE?

Generally, I plan for at least 40 minutes per face. If there is a lot more technique involved (ie: lashes applied, very glamorous eye look), please plan for at least an hour per face.

DO YOU DO HAIR?

Thankfully, no. :) I mean that with the most sincere humor. You wouldn't want me to do hair. However, I work with some of the most talented hair stylists in the area. We would love to work together for you! If you are needing hair done as well, just put that in the note below.

I'M READY. HOW DO I BOOK WITH YOU?

Wonderful! I typically book 10-12 months in advance. Peak dates are from May through October. Please don't hesitate to reach out about your date availability. 

Brides who are ready to book with me can simply fill out the contact form below with details of your wedding date, location and how many are in your wedding party. From there, I will send you an email back with a contract with your details and ask for a retainer of $100 to be applied to the total amount due.

 

HAVE QUESTIONS? ASK ME.