At Apothecarie, we want to unlock your maximum beauty potential, whether it’s through styling your hair to best flatter your features or delivering a world-class facial that gets your skin glowing like never before. Our facial makeup application service is an extension of this philosophy, offering customized and professionally-applied makeup that will have you feeling like your most beautiful self.
Whether you’re a bride or bridesmaid, planning a photo shoot, or attending any other kind of special event, our in-house hair and makeup artists know exactly how to work with your unique facial features and skin tone and undertones to deliver a flawless look that’s still very much ‘you’. Whether you want a very natural look or something ultra-glamorous, you can rely on us to get it done to perfection.
Whatever look you’re going for, we’ll do our very best to bring it to life – whether that means expertly contouring your face, framing your eyes with luscious false lashes, or even adding a bit of glittery sparkle.
Here’s what to expect during your 45 minute facial makeup application appointment:
- Consultation: Your makeup artist will start by discussing your desired look. It can be helpful to bring along a reference photo, but it’s not essential.
- Skin Prep: It’s best to arrive to your appointment with clean, moisturized skin. However, if your skin needs it, we’ll apply another layer of moisturizer or primer to ensure that the makeup goes on evenly.
- Face makeup: First, we’ll get your skin looking smooth and clear, using products such as foundation, concealer, highlighter, blush and contour. A great base is key to a beautiful look!
- Lips, lids and lashes: Whether you’ve requested a smokey eye, a bold lip, or anything else, this stage is where the look really takes shape.
- A final touch: Once your makeup is finished and you’ve confirmed you’re happy with the look, your makeup artist may apply a little mattifying powder or setting spray to ensure that your gorgeous new look has maximum staying power.
New Jersey’s most luxurious salon
Decorated with gold-tone features and the most comfortable of salon chairs, our cozy Ridgefield Park salon is a delightful place to come and have your makeup done. Kick back, relax and enjoy the experience of being pampered and beautified by your chosen Apothecarie makeup and hair artist, whose number one priority is to ensure you leave looking and feeling spectacular.
We’re masters of makeup
Want to look like you’ve stepped out of a beauty magazine spread? Then you’re in the right hands. Our makeup artists’ looks have graced the pages of many of your favorite fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan! We start with only the highest quality makeup products, selecting the ones that we know will best complement your coloring, and apply them in such a way that they’ll stay looking perfect for many hours.
We serve you on time
We believe in beautifully punctual, not fashionably late! We know you’re relying on us to ensure you turn up not only looking incredible, but on time too. This is why our whole team are sticklers for excellent time-keeping. We’ll be ready to usher you in as soon as your appointment begins, and we’ll be done by the estimated finish time. You can make plans for the rest of the day — and keep them.
Meet your Apothecarie professional makeup artists:
Having taught makeup courses in over 30 countries, with Leyda you can be absolutely sure you’re getting a makeup artist who really knows her stuff. In fact, you’ve probably seen her makeup looks already without knowing it – her work has appeared in major magazines such as Glamour and People Magazine, plus TV shows including Good Morning America. She’s experienced in working with a range of skin types and ethnicities.
A lifelong beauty devotee who decided to turn her passion into her profession, Krista refined her skills at New York’s Aveda Institute for Esthetics before dedicating 3 years entirely to professional makeup. Any look you want, she can create! She now focuses on both makeup and skincare, and clients love her fun, friendly and positive attitude towards enhancing their beauty.
Where to find us
225 Main Street
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Our professional makeup artist service is carried out from our central Ridgefield Park salon, which is located on the corner of Main Street and Park Street. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance, so you can easily grab a quick breakfast, lunch, or coffee in the area before your appointment.
If you’re coming by car, there is plenty of on-street parking available. And if you’d prefer to come by bus, routes 83, 155 and 168 on the NJ Transit all stop just over the street from our salon doors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a makeup artist charge?
Because freelance makeup artists set their own fees and often include travel costs in their pricing, their rates vary significantly and can often be in the hundreds of dollars. At the Apothecarie salon, a full face makeup application is carried out by highly-skilled professionals who use top-quality products, but a full makeup application will only cost you $75.
Which makeup products do you use?
Your makeup application will primarily be done using products from two of our favorite ‘clean beauty’ brands, Glo and Inika Organic. These premium brands are both vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, and offer a wide variety of shades and formulations to suit all skin tones and skin types.
Should I arrive without makeup?
Yes. Although your makeup artist may apply a little moisturizer and/or primer if they feel it will help your makeup go on more smoothly, this service doesn’t include a cleanse. The appointment’s allotted 45 minutes are necessary to perfect your look – you can’t rush a work of art! So please arrive with clean and hydrated skin.
Do you offer a bride makeup artist service?
Of course! We’ve worked with numerous brides over the years, helping each and every one of them to walk down the aisle beaming with confidence. We also understand the importance of having photos you’ll be thrilled to look back on for the rest of your life, and we know all the tricks in the book to make your bridal makeup look spectacular not only in person, but on camera too.
While it’s not essential, many brides choose to book a trial session ahead of their big day. This allows you and your makeup artist to nail down exactly how you’d like to look ahead of time, after which we’ll note down the final products, colors, and application techniques used so that the result can be recreated exactly on the day of your wedding.
If you want to get married looking extra radiant, why not book a skin-clarifying facial and makeup application together? Our estheticians will be happy to advise on whether it’s best to do both at the same appointment or spaced a few days apart – contact us here for a free consultation.
How many makeup artists are needed for a wedding?
We’re more than happy to cater to wedding groups, which often includes the entire bridal party. Each person’s facial makeup application service takes approximately 45 minutes, and we can work on at least two people at a time. The rest of your wedding group can relax in our well-equipped salon while they await their turn for makeup magic.
What should I look for when choosing a facial makeup artist?
Great makeup is all about enhancing what you’ve got, not transforming you into someone else. Naturally, you want a makeup artist who’s an absolute master of their craft – not just someone who’s great at blending (although that too!), but someone with a thorough understanding of skin tones and undertones so that they can select the most complementary shades for your face and hair, and who knows how to apply products in a way that means they won’t be flaking off after an hour.
It’s also important that your makeup artist is someone who listens to your likes and dislikes and is willing to customize services accordingly, rather than simply applying makeup the same way on everyone. At Apothecarie, our facial makeup application service is always tailored to you.