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Josie Vega Professional Makeup Artist

NJ
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732-278-5699

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ABOUT US

Josie's philosophy is that the makeup on your wedding day should be nothing short of flawless. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has 25+ years experience in the beauty industry. Her... Read more
Josie's philosophy is that the makeup on your wedding day should be nothing short of flawless. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has 25+ years experience in the beauty industry. Her specialty is make-up for bridal, fashion and television; bridal being her forte, she has worked on countless brides and bridal parties.

She has earned a reputation with photographers, models, wedding coordinators, celebrities and the media as an artist, skilled at creating a look that is timeless and naturally flattering. Josie recommends a pre-bridal consultation, or asks that you visit her studio to see its environment and book of work. She will work out of her studio or travel to the location of your choice. Josie is also available for special occasions & makeup lessons.

She has worked on numerous photo shoots for print and magazine adds including Soap Opera Digest, Two River Times magazine, Contemporary Bride & Barbizon. In August 2007 Josie was the featured make-up artist for the Extreme Fashion and Make-up Show @ Jenkinsons, Pt Pleasant, NJ. She also offers her time & talent behind the scenes for Center Players Freehold, NJ Resident Theater Company.


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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
Yes. Normally the fee is $75. I am running a special if a bride books a bridal trial by March 31st. the fee is $50. Savings of $25.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Yes. The fee depends on how far the location is from my makeup studio.
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
I can accomodate any size bridal party.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
I recommend at least 6 months before the big day as we book up pretty quickly.

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Judy
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.8/5.0
Makeup was flawless! Wish I could have Josie with me to do my makeup every day! We did have a trial which, to be honest I was very nervous about afterwards but I voiced my concerns to Josie and she certainly met the challenge. The issue was that I felt the makeup during the trial was too dark. The amount of makeup and the eye and lip coloirs. She lightened both on my wedding day and chose the perfect lipstick gloss color and then with the false eyelashes, the pics look amazing!!!! Josie also did makeup for my maid of honor and a bridesmaid and they were both also very pleased!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I have worked with Josi several times as a bridesmaid so I knew I wanted her as a bride! She did a wonderful job on myself and my bridesmaids. The makeup lasts all day! We were pressed for time yet she still was calm and followed through! I'd recommend her to anyone and for any occasion.
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C
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Josie has done make-up for a number of fund raising and professional speaking events. She is top drawer, always gets the look I need for the occasion. I have and will continue to recommend her.

PS My daughter and I were in the shop when her new foundation airbrush machine arrived. It was so nice of Josie to try it on us. She loves her work, and you will love how you look.
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Jill
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Josie did my makeup for my wedding day, 3-3-13, as well as everyone in my bridal party, and Mother. I was extremely happy with her service. Everyone looked beautiful, and my makeup was nothing short of stunning and flawless! She is professional, a pleasure to work with, and incredibly talented. Unfortunately, due to my busy schedule I was unable to do a trial with her prior to the wedding. However, that didn't hinder the beautiful job she did. My makeup lasted all day and all night. I was a confident, beautiful blushing bride on my wedding day thanks to Josie's work and talent!
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Emily
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Josie was a joy to work with from start to finish. She made everyone feel super comfortable and she made my already gorgeous mom and bridal party even more stunning. Really loved that she took the time to capture the look I was hoping to achieve, and the end result was better than i could've hoped for.

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Kristen
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
This was my second time using Josie. She did my make-up for my friend's wedding and I knew that I had to have her for mine. My make-up stayed on all night and I didn't even have to reapply my lipstick! She knew exactly what I wanted and I was so pleased. I loved that my make-up didn't feel caked on and was light, especially in August. I would highly recommend her. My entire wedding party looked absolutely beautiful!
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Harriet
Wedding:
6/22/2012
4.8/5.0
Josie was very accomodating to the fact that I was a NJ bride that was living in California and had limited time to meet with her and discuss what I wanted. I felt so comfortable with her that I had no worries and on my wedding day she made my whole Bridal party look awesome. Everyone commented on how great the makeup was and I couldn't have been happier
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Professional and outstanding quality of work! I received so many compliments on my makeup, and was 100% satisfied. I'll definitely recommend Josie for any event, and look forward to having my makeup done by her again.

Save yourself the trouble searching for any other makeup artist - Josie is the best!
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Vannah1109
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Josie did my makeup for my wedding & it came out perfect!!! I am an extremely picky person when it comes to my makeup/hair & I couldn't have been happier!!! She did the makeup for my entire bridal party & my mother. Everyone was very happy!! We were so happy with the makeup that my best friend and matron of honor had Josie do her wedding day makeup, along with her entire wedding party 4 months later!! Thank you Josie for making our day a little more perfect!!!!
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A.J.
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Josie is a sweetheart. She really made me feel comfortable. The make-up was natural looking and lasted all night at a beach wedding.
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CLH523
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Josie is great - very understanding, personable and reasonably priced. Everyone in my bridal looked stunning - but still looked like themselves - and when my hairdresser was forced to cancel a week before my wedding due to a family emergency, Josie was kind enough to help me find a new hairdresser. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Josie :)
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Josie really did a great job for me and my girls for my wedding. Her makeup looks natural, but stunning. I found her when my other friend used her for her wedding... I really was kindda shocked at how nautural but beautiful the girls were. I definitely wanted her for my wedding.
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Sgtfish129
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Josie is the ONLY make-up artist that actually made me look like myself! I went on two other trials that I was not happy with at all before meeting Josie. By the time I got to her I was nervous...since the other make-up artists I had been to made me look like a clown when they were done(they were also well known make-up artists!) Nobody listened to what I wanted or was comfortable with except Josie. She calmed my nerves and really took the time to listen to what kind of look I wanted. Her airbrush application is amazing and not that caked up look or feeling that some foundations give. She was always available, and answered my calls promptly...she is very sociable and has a great personality..very bubbly and nice :) On my wedding day she made me feel like the most beautiful bride ever! I was SOOOOOOOOO happy with my make-up, and she is absolutely the only person I will ever trust doing my make-up. Thank you Josie...I am so glad that I found you to make me look beautiful on my wedding day!!
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Claire
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Josie did a wonderful job for my wedding day and I have never felt more beautiful. I do not wear much makeup normally, but she knew immediately what would work best for me. The makeup was exactly what I wanted and held up all day/night. I got tons of compliments from guests. The bridesmaids and moms were also very happy and the photos came out beautifully. And she made getting ready stress-free!
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Mary
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
From start to beautiful finish, Josie was a delight to work with. She listened closely to the requests of each member of the bridal party and created her magic to suit each member of the bridal party. As Mother of the Bride, she addressed all my concerns and calmed my wedding day jitters. Professional, prompt and personable are just the tip of the iceberg. I cannot say enough about this fabulous experience.

Thanks to Josie for transforming our bride into a beautiful, glowing princess.
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meghan2714
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Josie is AMAZING! My wedding day make-up came out beautiful and I received so many compliments on it. My bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law had nothing but nice comments to say about Josie and their make-up came out wonderful as well. Also, some of the bridesmaids weren't going to get their make-up done, but changed their minds when they saw the awesome job Josie did on others. She was so patient and professional. She took the time to answer all our questions and gave us all advice on make-up. My make-up lasted the entire night and still looked excellent at the end of the night. She was extremely flexible when scheduling my make-up trial and even fit myself and my maid of honor in for a pre-wedding eyebrow shape up. She even provided me with lipstick and gloss to use throughout the night. I am so thankful I chose Josie to do my wedding day make-up. She was such a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Josie for your make up for any occasion. She is truly the best!
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jess
Wedding:
1/5/2010
5.0/5.0
The makeup looked great and it stayed on all night threw tears and breakdowns! I would recommend her to anybody looking to get their makeup done for any event.
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Josie did my makeup for my wedding and because she was so fantastic, she also did my makeup for both my brothers weddings. She is so easy to work with and super friendly and so lucky to have found her. Of course, her work is incredible and have always received numerous compliments about the makeup at each event. I highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!
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Lina
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Josie did an amazing job on my make-up!!! I liked her from the start-- when I met her for first time for my trial. I didn't really know what kind of make-up I wanted and only briefly mentioned that I wanted something a little natural looking. She was then able to do everything just by looking at my features and doing whatever she thought would look best.

On the day of the wedding, she only came to do the bride, mother of the bride and 3 other girls and ended up doing a little something for all the girls in the bridal party (7 girls) because everyone loved her work!!! I've always hated getting my make-up done because I feel like I'm always moving around too much and hate not being able to talk the whole time, but my favortie thing about Josie was that she MADE me talk and in fact kept telling me that I was being too quiet... this definately kept me more relaxed.

My make-up stayed on all day and night and even for the brunch the next day because I was too tired to take it off after the wedding (which I know Josie doesn't wanna hear :)). Josie also provided me with the lip stick, so that I could reapply.

I would definately recommend her to everyone for their wedding!!!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Josie does amazing work, and after multiple trials with various makeup artists in the area, there was nobody who I'd trust more for my wedding.

I wanted a natural look that would last an entire day / night, and it was perfect. I have already asked Josie to do my makeup again since that day, and strongly recommend her to others.
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Anne-Marie
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Face FX was fantastic. Originally I had only planned on getting my make up done and my mom and maid of honor were just going to come with me. At the last minute, they both decided they wanted to get their make up done as well and Face FX was able to fit us all in.

My style tends to be bit more natural. Josie kept that in mind when doing my make up. It was just the perfect amount. My make-up was perfect!! Both my mom and maid of honor looked beautiful as well! ( I just wish I could look that good on a normal day! ) I would recommend Face FX to anyone looking to get their make-up done for a special occasion!
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Josie. Before even booking the event with her, my mom and I went into her shop and she gave us a make-up lesson that was absolutely fabulous. After that lesson it was a no brainer. During my trial she took so much care in making sure I would look perfect on the big day. She did an amazing job for my entire bridal party. We were so pleased with her service. I have recommended her to anyone I know that is getting married in the Red Bank area and look forward to going to an event where I have to get my make-up done, so I can have her do it.
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Lynn
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Josie is awesome!

I was married in September 2008. My wedding was the last of 4 family weddings in 2008. We spent so much time focusing on the May wedding of my stepdaughter and the July wedding of my stepson that we only had about 3 months to put ours together.

A few weeks before the wedding I realized that I needed to consider makeup. Josie had done my makeup for a photo shoot about 2 years ago and lucky for me she was available!

She made this 49 y/o "first time" bride look and feel like a young beauty queen! Let me be clear- I still looked like me - only more radiant, more beautiful and of course, more confident on my wedding day. You should have seen the smile on my fiance's face when I began my walk up the aisle...

Even my grown step-daughter (a true beauty) said "you should wear makeup more often - you look wonderful!"

Other 'professionals" have done my makeup (for wedding parties) and I was always disappointed because I came away looking like someone else, or with colors that weren't right for me.

On my wedding day, I made the mistake of not budgeting enough time for both hair and makeup for my mom, my two attendents and myself. Josie was upbeat and helpful and collaborated with the stylist and my photographer to make sure`that everything got done on-time without the usual wedding day drama.

Beyond being an excellent makeup artist with wonderful products, Josie is a professional in every way! She is very organized! You can count on her to show up, on-time and prepared! She has a dynamic and friendly personality, and her calm and reassuring demeanor is jsut what every bride deserves on her wedding day!

Pictures don't lie! You won't find anyone better than Josie from FaceFX!

Enjoy your wedding day!

Lynn Brancato




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Martha1271
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Josie Vega of Face Fx Makeup Studio. Josie provided beautiful makeup application services for my wedding. She is highly professional and very easy to work with. She provided the makeup application for five of us (bride, two bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride, and mother-of-the-groom). She also made it very convenient by working on location where we were getting ready. I generally do not wear a lot of makeup and was nervous about wedding day makeup. Josie did a fantastic job and made me feel beautiful. All five of us looked amazing, and the makeup applications lasted throughout the wedding. I've never received so many compliments on how I looked.
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Francie
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
I was so blessed to find Josie Vega after a few months of searching for the right makeup artist for my wedding. She was patient, kind and very informative. You can pick up her professionalism and experience in the first few minutes of a trial.
She knew what I needed down to the type of foundation and lipstick colors that would be just right for the photos. Josie traveled to my home and was right on time on the day of my wedding. She provided makeup to my maid of honor and one of my bridesmaids as well as me, the bride. We were all very happy with the results. We all received great compliments on our appearance on that very special day. Thanks for everything Josie, you are the best!
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Paula
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
My makeup looked great! I am still getting compliments!!! My bridesmaids were all very happy with Josie's makeup application as well.
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hammysmom
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.7/5.0
Josie Vega provided exceptional makeup services on my wedding day, and in a very crunched time period. She took care of 7 bridesmaids, one MOB and one crazy bride, all in 5 hours! And everyone looked natural, luminous and completely flawless. The proof was in the pictures, just stunning.
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
From the very first day my mom and I met Josie we new she was the one that we wanted to do our makeup for my wedding day. A few months prior to my wedding Josie helped us prepare our faces by selling us products that would help make us look beautiful for the "Big Day". We had scheduled Josie to come to my parent’s house the morning of. She was professional as always and on time. In fact she was a few minutes early. She fit right in with all my family and friends. Through out the months that we prepared and got to know Josie she became more than my make up artist - she became my friend. I highly recommend her service!!!
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jeannine
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
Josie did the makeup for my sister's wedding in August of 2007 then again for my wedding in October 2007. We did a trial before my wedding. When I arrived home and looked at my makeup in more natural light, I decided I wanted to make a change. She had me come back in with no hassle and no questions asked. Throughout my experiences, she was always professional, flexible and reachable. I never waited more than a day for her to call me back, and she was always on time for our appointments. Recently, I recommended her to a friend, and Josie made herself available in very short notice. ~jeannine patel, April, 2009~
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Kate
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Josie did my makeup for my June wedding and it looked fantastic! My maid of honor and I were finished before I knew it, which is big plus when trying to do a thousand things on the big day! My ceremony started and I cried through the entire thing! I was sure that I would have streaks down my face and all of my makeup ruined only a couple of hours into my day, but to my surprise everything was still perfect! The makeup lasted through all the crying and then through the June heat! Josie did a wonderful job and I still go back to her sore for her products and expertise!
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