Rachel Devine Makeup Artist
Rachel is amazing, she is so sweet and soft spoken. She is very professional and does a wonderful job with make up applications. Myself and my bridal party were very happy with her work. Very natural looking and beautiful.
We hired Rachel to do the makeup for my wedding and she did an amazing job. Everyone looked awesome!! She is very talented and provides exceptional service. I would reccomend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist!!
Rachel provided excellent service, travelled to me and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns. All the bridesmaids and myself were pleased with the make up and thought Rachel was very friendly and accomodating.
Rachel was amazing. She was recommended to me from my maid of honour and she was extremely flexible with what every bridal party member desired and came out to my wedding venue for onsite application. Everything looked very natural, flawless and long-lasting which I wanted. She even took extra time to attempt a tattoo-cover up which didn't work out but took the time to try it anyways for me. Thank you!
Rachel was incredibly flexible and open to making the day perfect for all the wedding party and moms of the bride and groom. She did 'preview/trial' makeup applications and came to where the bridal party was getting ready to take some of the stress away. It made things go much more smoothly.
I had lots of compliments about how great everyone looked and the photos turned out better because of the choices Rachel made in applying the makeup. It was natural looking and accented everyone's assets!
Thanks, Rachel! You were fantastic, as always.
Thanks for everything.
Rachel was so prompt with every e-mail correspondence we had. Her private salon studio is relaxing and beautiful. She did a great job for my big day and I'd recommend her to any of my friends marrying in Hamilton.
Rachel was great. I was very happy with the results.
I was recently married on May 5, 2012 and Rachel travelled to a nearby hotel to do both mine and my mom's make-up. Everyone, including my mom and I were so impressed with our make-up and it stayed put the entire day! I would definitely recommend Rachel for any beauty services that you need done. I can't speak to many of the spa services, but I did have my eyebrows waxed here a few days before the wedding and she did an excellent job on them too! Rachel really listens to her clients and will re-do any part of your make-up that you do not like or alter any areas you feel aren't quite there yet! She makes you feel comfortable and at ease in her beautiful home spa.. Thank you Rachel for doing such an amazing job on my make-up for one of the most important days of my life.. I am so happy to have found your business!
After reviewing many make up artists online I finally contacted Rachel to see if she'd be the right fit for my wedding. Right from the first email exchange I knew she'd be perfect. She really takes the time to make sure everyone is happy with their make up. Rachel was easy to get along with and so easy going which is nice as some can get pretty stressed the day of the wedding. Her pricing is amazing and I don't know of anyone that can offer the prices she does and come out in the end looking like a million dollars. The make up looked flawless and lasted all night. I was concerned through the night that my make up might melt or smudge with all the dancing but at the end of the night it looked like it had just been done. I will definitely hire Rachel for any occasion in the future and have recommended her to everyone I know. You will not be disappointed in hiring Rachel to do your wedding make up or your make up for any occasion. She is amazing!
Rachel was amazing both leading up to my wedding and on the day-of.
She provided excellent waxing servcies to me as well as a make-up consultation before my wedding, and on my wedding day she came to the venue to do makeup for myself and my mother. I am someone who rarely wears any makeup whatsoever and Rachel was excellent at achieving a natural look that reflected my personality yet was perfect for lasting photographs.
I look forward to continuing using Rachels services for other events and would refer her to everyone. She is perfect!
I've had Rachel do my makeup for two weddings now, my own and as a bridesmaid in my friends wedding. I can't think of one complaint from either times. She was willing to go above and beyond what she really had to. And was also very understanding when I became too busy with my wedding plans to answer her messages right away.
It was a pleasure having you do my makeup. It looked absolutly amazing. All of us girls really liked it. I was receiving compliments all day! I will be recommending you to all of my friends.
Thanks so much!
Rachel is fantastic! She provided me with the 'natural but polished' look that I was looking for on my wedding day. She was completely professional and friendly, making me feel relaxed. I would completely contact her again for other special events where I wanted to look my best. Thanks Rachel!
Rachel is a wonderful make up artist! Very accomodating and professional. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in the GTA and southern ontario!
I had so much fun with Rachel. She gave me exactly what I wanted and at a very reasonable price. She was so fun to work with and had a very friendly and outgoing personality.
I would recommend her services in a heartbeat.
Rachel: I can't thank you enough for providing such a great service and calming me at times up leading to my wedding.
Fantastic job Rachel!!
I have been to Rachel Devine on several occasions for her makeup artistry. Not only is Rachel very accomodating, she is also very professional and extremely knowledgeable in her skill. Rachel will go that extra distance to make you feel special and pampered on your special occassion. I always feel beautiful with a Rachel Devine makeup application.
Rachel provided the makeup for myself as well as my wedding party. She was very flexible as I got married on a Sunday and even came to the hair dressers! She did an AMAZING job, made me look natural. I got alot of compliments the day off my wedding as well as now when people see the pictures! I would definitely go back to Rachel for future makeup and recommend her to any future bride!
Rachel Devine is an award winning, freelance makeup artist located in Hamilton, Ontario. Offering on-location makeup applications, Rachel provides her makeup services to the Greater Toronto area right through to Niagara Falls.
Rachel has been performing makeup services for over 10 years now. Her makeup applications have been seen in publications such as The Wedding Ring Magazine, Hamilton Magazine and the Hamilton Spectator as well as on CH Morning Live and in several professional models portfolios.
Not only is Rachel extremely knowledgable when it comes to makeup, but Rachel has also been an Aesthetician and business owner since 2003. Rachel has taken several courses through her Aesthetics education as well as many others over the past 8 years to learn everything there is to know about proper skin care. The best makeup applications are performed on healthy skin and Rachel is passionate about teaching her clients how they can have the best skin possible.
Rachel Devine is experienced in several areas of makeup such as advertising, print and editorial, glamour and beauty, fashion, runway, creative, film and TV.
While Rachel loves doing all of the above types of makeup application, Rachel specializes in bridal makeup. Having a huge bridal makeup portfolio and having done hundreds of bridal makeup applications throughout the past 8 years, Rachel loves helping every bride feel her best on her wedding day.
When you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, all eyes will be focused on you (and so will the camera)! And every bride needs to look and feel her best on her wedding day.
Beginning 6 months before your wedding, taking proper care of your skin and your body should be on the top of your priority list in order to acheive the best look and the most flawless bridal makeup application possible. Don't get me wrong, your skin does not have to be perfect (afterall, who has perfect skin?). But the better you take care of your skin during this time, the better your bridal makeup application will look.
One very important thing to do for these 6 months is to keep your skin hydrated. Drink plenty of water (for more tips on this read the article "10 Tips for Beautiful Skin" below. Hydrated skin is often healthy skin. And the more hydrated your skin is, the more flawless it will look when your makeup is applied. Hydrated skin also tends to look younger as well! Definitely an added bonus.
Here are my recommendations as both a makeup artist and an aesthetician (skin care specialist) in order to help you acheive your best look for your wedding day:
6 Months Before Your Bridal Makeup Application
This is the perfect time to start pampering yourself. And if you love to be pampered and do not often get the chance to do it, now you have the perfect reason to indulge. Beginning 6 months before your wedding day, book yourself in for a Facial at your local spa. Facials give your skin a much deeper cleanse than what your home regime can give you. A professional facial will also help give your skin a deep exfoliation, ridding the surface of your skin of the dead skin cells that can cause skin to look dull and devitalized. A professional facial will also help encourage the renewal of living, healthy skin cells and will really make your skin look revitalized while bringing more natural colour to your skin. Professional facials should be continued every 6 weeks from now until one week before your wedding day (it is not recommended to get a facial within the 7 day period before your wedding day).
If you do not already have a proper skin care regime that you follow on a daily basis, now is the time to start. It is important to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin twice a day, everyday and to exfoliate at least once a week (twice a week is best).
1-2 Weeks Before Your Bridal Makeup Application
Now is the time to book that last Facial before the big day to get rid of any dead cell build up on the surface of your skin. This will help make your skin smoother and allow the makeup to glide flawlessly across your skin without any flaking.
3-5 Days Before Your Bridal Makeup Application
Because the photographer will be following you around all day taking close up pictures of you, you will want to consider visiting your local spa and have your eyebrows waxed. Professional cameras pick up quite a bit of detail so you will want all of those stray hairs to be gone. Eye makeup also applies better when the finer hairs have been waxed. Depending on the amount of hair you have, this also might be an ideal time to consider an upper lip wax.
1 Day Before Your Birdal Makeup Application
This is the most important day to exfoliate. Again, to get rid of any dead cell build up on the surface of your skin. This will help make your skin smoother and allow the makeup to glide flawlessly across your skin without any flaking. Other than this, just follow your daily routine as usual, drink plenty of water and try to get some rest before your big day!