**Updated July 2020**
Hello! If you are reading this, you’re probably into the hard task of finding the best vendors in Punta Cana for your Wedding Day. Some categories can be harder than expected, and we found that it was complicated for our brides to find a comprehensive list of makeup artists in town.
Since you probably can’t meet your vendors in person, we recommend reaching out to a few of them to figure out which one you connect with most. You’ll spend quite some time on your wedding day with your MUA, and it’s key that you are comfortable hanging out with her in the bridal suite. We have worked with every single person on this list and they are all real, trustworthy people! They are skilled professionals. And you will be in good hands hiring any of them!
Depending on where you get married, the resort might make your life easier -or harder- if you bring your own team of professionals to work with you.
Wedding Vendors & Resorts
As vendors in Punta Cana, we have a few limitations because most of the resorts are slowly charging our couples more and more to allow us to work inside. This not only happens to photographers but to the makeup artists as well. They want to keep their business running and we get it. That’s why we have come up with a list of hotels and vendor fees. This way you can see which hotels are charging more and which ones will make it easier to choose your own staff to make your wedding day a special one.
Some of us are in a constant search for improvement and offering better service and unique products to avoid the “wedding factory” that you usually find in big hotels. We truly feel that each wedding is unique, and it shouldn’t feel like the next one. With these words, we don’t mean to say that people working inside resorts are not qualified to do their job, but without a doubt, you can find better services if you search online and read the reviews.
As wedding photographers, we constantly work with makeup artists during the Getting Ready in each and every one of our weddings.
A good makeup artist’s work will make our photos look professional, beautiful, and with smoother skin tones. This is the reason why we would like to dedicate this space in our blog to the makeup artists that work in town. Although there are quite a few doing this kind of work we would like to concentrate on the ones that stand out from the crowd.
Punta Cana Makeup Artists
- Anna Nuet
- Krystie Ann
- Olga Montilla
- Magda Riccardi
- Olga Kislitsina
- Barbara Marie
- Cristal Sepulveda
- Indira Sanchez
Anna is a Spanish stylist from Barcelona. She is without a doubt one of the most experienced makeup artists in the Bavaro/Punta Cana area. Her schedule is pretty busy, so if you are interested in contacting her, it would be best if you plan the date beforehand.
She has been working with bridal makeup in Punta Cana for many years, after working as a stylist in big brands in New York.
Krystie Ann is a well-known makeup artist, also certified in styling. She has been in the bridal makeup business for years, and she shows it every time.
She currently lives in Punta Cana and is dedicated to destination weddings full time, in which she can express her creativity every day. Krystie has more than 400 wedding makeups to show as experience, besides working in brands like Estee Lauder and Cargo Cosmetics. What we love about her: She makes our life EASY! She knows exactly what we need and it’s a joy to work alongside her in every event.
Olga Montilla is a professional stylist, makeup artist, wedding stylist, and fashion-hairdresser with a long-term experience.
She is originally from Saint Petersburg but is now permanently based in the Dominican Republic.
With great taste, amazing skills and the use of professional cosmetics, she is everything you could ask for in a makeup artist.
“I offer to each of my clients an individual approach on hairdressing and a make-up for weddings, photoshoots or any other fashion work.”
Phone: +1 (829) 744-3132
Magda has over 15 years of experience in the makeup and beauty area, and she has worked with brands like Lancome, Christian Dior, and Helena Rubinstein. She works alongside a hairstylist to offer a full range of services for weddings in Bavaro and Punta Cana.
She is not only a makeup artist but also a cosmetologist, always following the latest trends and dedicating all of her effort and time to fulfill brides needs on their wedding day.
Olga has been working in the beauty industry for over 18 years! She is the founder of Olga Kislitsina Hair and Makeup Studio in Bavaro, Dominican Republic. She has adapted a beauty technique specifically for the tropical climate in the DR so that your hair and makeup stay fresh and beautiful throughout your entire wedding day! And she is a joy to work with because she always does an amazing job!
Whatsapp: +1 (829)218-2813
Pinterest: Barbara Marie Mua
Barbara is a licensed cosmetologist from Chicago, working in the beauty industry for 16+ years. The past 7-8 years, she has been in the Dominican Republic working mainly in the wedding scene doing hairstyles and makeup, as well as haircuts, color, and mani/pedis. Over the years, she has perfected her makeup techniques for Dominican weather conditions, giving a long-lasting and flawless look – all night long! She also works with certain techniques to ensure your hairstyle stays voluminous and gorgeous even throughout the heat and humidity in the DR. Her team is perfect for you if you have a large bridal party.
“I share all these techniques with my assistants, and we are always learning from each other, and eager to discover
new techniques and trends in the beauty industry.”
Cristal Sepulveda is a Dominican makeup artist, originally from Santo Domingo. She is now offering professional hair and makeup services in Punta Cana and Cancun.
With more than 8 years of experience in Destination Bridal Makeup and Hair, she has hundreds of happy and satisfied brides! She has been awarded the Couple’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire from 2017-2019. Her work is featured in Our Love in Color Magazine, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad Magazine, and The Knot.
She has expanded her team to include 5 makeup artists and 4 stylists. They have been selected as the Top 20 Destination Bridal Stylists for 2020. They will truly make you look and feel your best!
Indira has a unique style, which you can easily see in her Instagram account. She can do wonders with different skin tones and she’s in love with heavy eyeshadows and bold styles. She’s great to work with, and even though she works mostly with local brides, she would do your makeup too. You will fall in love with her talent.
Although all of the makeup artists in the area have a great deal of experience, the selection you make for your wedding day will be according to the availability they have and the style that you are looking for.
Resorts have makeup artists inside the SPA, but depending on the hotel you should find out if they are talented enough and if their job will be up to your standards to make you look stunning on your wedding day. You always have the possibility to do a trial a few days before your wedding. You can check these prices when you ask for the rest of the fees for your big day.
Most makeup artists have different rates for bride’s makeup and family members or bridesmaids, so if you have a large group coming with you can negotiate a rate for all of you.
In some resorts, you will have to pay an extra fee to allow your makeup artists in, although most of the times a Day Pass will do, since the makeup artist will not be working on the beach on your wedding day as a photographer would. Photographers have to pay a vendor fee and it usually is more expensive.
If you are not able to get your makeup artist into the resort with a day-pass, you can always book her a night inside the hotel. Sometimes this option is cheaper than paying for the vendor’s fee. In this case, the makeup artist will be in your room working with you like you’ve paid for her vendor fee to get into your room.
We encourage you to get in touch with any of the makeup artists listed to get more information. If you are unable to reach them, you can always reach out to us and we will help you too.
As Harry Winston said,
“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”
I hope you look as stunning as you have always imagined on your wedding day.