Best of Philly

Best Makeup Artist

2023 Best Makeup Artist

Kortnie Wetherall

She cut her teeth in makeup artistry in New York City, doing editorial looks for brands like Bobbi Brown Cosmetics before moving to Philly in 2019. Now Wetherall’s a mobile artist specializing in bridal and event makeup, highly coveted for her skill in creating minimal yet glowy looks. Read More »


2021 Best Makeup Artist

Jacen Bowman

This East Oak Lane native is a collaborator with the makeup brand Black Radiance and has a host of A-list clients, from NeNe Leakes to Jazmine Sullivan. Don’t worry; he takes on regular Joes, too. Read More »


2021 Best Self-Care S.O.S.: Beauty

JKo Beauty

Last year, JKo Beauty founder Jennifer Kochenour launched virtual personalized makeup tutorials­ so that those of us who wanted to offset our masks with the perfect smoky eye could learn how from the safety of our own homes. This year, as one of the region’s top bridal makeup artists, Kochenour is busy with all those rescheduled weddings. But she still makes time — and is the best in the game — for makeup how-tos. Read More »


2019 Best Big-Event Makeup Artist

Seth Barton-Roberts

This Main-Line-based freelance makeup master will travel to you and deliver the best glam-squad treatment you’ve ever had. Get ready to take selfies. Starts at $90. Read More »

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2017 Best Makeup Artist

Aleksandra Ambrozy

Philly brides have long known about this Polish-born talent—heck, Taylor Swift bestie Britany Maack employed her for her Reading wedding. But you don’t actually have to be walking down the aisle to get Ambrozy’s help. Pop into her airy studio before a big night out, have her come to your place for special-occasion prep, or sign up for one of her product-and-technique-instructive makeup classes to learn her tricks yourself. Read More »

1118 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA | 646-668-6586 | Website

2010 Best Makeup Artist

Claudia Seyler

She makes us look like the magazine-cover version of ourselves we always knew was in there. Read More »

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2009 Best Makeup Artist

Robby Nelson at Giovanni and Pileggi

Because after an hour in his chair, we still look like ourselves, only better. Much better. Read More »

258 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-568-3040 | Website