4 Miami Makeup Artists to Book

Weddings, red carpet events, quinceañeras, fashion shows and first dates—there are countless events where women in Miami need to look their best. We know the struggle to achieve the perfect smoky eye blend and understand the turmoil of contouring. Frankly, there are not enough YouTube videos in the world to help those of us who the lack gifted hands of the winged eyeliner gods. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite makeup artists in South Florida to elevate your selfie game to a 10.   

Debbie DeLafe

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Debbie is a skilled South Florida makeup artist we can’t get enough of. Outside of her job as a Vixen Workout instructor, Debbie knows how to get down and dirty with a smoky eye. Her cheerful demeanor and impeccable technique shines through her sessions, as she beautifies her clientele with the perfect palettes. Did we mention she does hair, too? With makeup starting at $80 and hair starting at $40, she’s an on-site savior that won’t break the bank. To get a glimpse at Debbie’s work and even pick up a skill or two, visit her demo-filled YouTube channel.

For booking email DebbieDmakeup@yahoo.com.

Renata Esteban 

Renata Esteban has been fiddling with beauty products since childhood. The Paul Mitchell Academy graduate has made a name for herself in the 305 with a customized approach to fulfilling the vision of her clients.  Her list of makeup and hair services cover all celebrations from weddings, quinceañeras, sweet sixteens, boudoir photo shoots, red carpet events, and more.  While she has her own studio, Renata will travel anywhere and everywhere to accommodate an appointment.  

For booking email beautybyrenata@yahoo.com.

Rik Rak Salon, Boutique & Bar

With leading talent in both hair and makeup, Rik Rak Salon’s A-list team serves a discerning customer base of movers and shakers in Miami. Artist Marcelo Beatriz works on Marysol Patton and Carolina Herrera, artist Cesar Ferrette beautifies Alessandra Ambrosio, and artist Beatriz Villalobos rubs elbows with designer Donna Karan—just to name a few. A makeup session at the prestigious Rik Rak Salon will earn you bragging rights, a glowing look, and possibly even a celebrity encounter. P.S. Come prepared to shop because the boutique is to die for! 

For booking visit rikrak.com.


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We’ll confess that there’s nothing quite as satisfying as pushing a button and having a beauty expert glamorously come to your rescue. For that reason, this wouldn’t be a complete list without GLAMSQUAD, an on-demand makeup and hair app available in Miami, LA and New York. 

For booking visit glamsquad.com or download the app.